This is the greatest knock knock joke in the history of all knock knocks jokes ever told, ever.
British Olympic diver Tom Daley, posted a YouTube video in which he revealed that he’s currently in a relationship with a Dustin Lance Black, the 38 year-old screenwriter who won an Oscar for his 2008 drama “Milk” …
The media was all over Daley’s revelation, with outlets from around the world reporting the news, but despite never using the word "gay" in his video and stating that he "fancied" girls as well as guys … Daley says he chose to make his announcement via Youtube because he "didn’t want to get [his] words twisted" but even the UK’s largest LGBT news agency Pink News printed "Tom Daley comes out as gay."
For many in the bisexual community, this coverage is problematic and only the most recent example of a longstanding tradition of biphobia from both the mainstream straight world as well from within the LGBT community."A lot of people in the bi community were feeling like what he’s saying was getting erased, which is a big thing for the bi community: bisexual erasure," Chris Pierce, a volunteer and leader in Chicago’s bisexual community, told Chicago Pride. "Bisexuality…and bisexual leaders are frequently washed out of history and in the mainstream media."
Pierce also expressed frustration with the media’s labeling of Daley’s current relationship as a "gay relationship": "If I’m in a relationship with a woman, my relationship isn’t straight. It’s really semantics and I understand that, but I’m not straight so I’m not ever in a straight relationship, just like I’m not gay so I’m never in a gay relationship. I’ve had a wife and I’ve had a boyfriend.”
Pierce talked about something he calls "fear of the bisexual chic" … [which] grows out of the concept that when a celebrity comes out as bisexual they are merely assumed to be seeking attention and trying to get a headline or increase their fan base … Additionally, celebrities who identify as bisexual are frequently accused of being gay and in denial, or trying to “ease into” their gay identity … This problem with not accepting a person’s identity at face value is not a symptom of the mainstream media alone, but one that LGBTQ publications fall prey to as well."I think anybody should be able to label themselves or identify anyway they want to, but at the same time, if the reason you’re choosing not to label yourself or not to have a bisexual identity is because you don’t want to have the social stigma of bisexuality attached to you, that’s an issue,” he said. "More often than not, that’s why people don’t want to have that label."
The bi community shares a lot of the same struggles as lesbians and gays in terms of coming out in a heterocentric world … Where the LGBT community fails is that many then turn to bisexuals and tell them they must choose a single gender to be attracted to, instead of giving their self-proclaimed identities the same respect expected from the hetereosexual world in response to their gay identity. This seems to be true in the case of trans folks as well, who face a similar stigma from community members who refuse to see beyond the gender binary.
So whatever Daley’s identity … it’s up to us as a united and accepting LGBTQ community to welcome him into the fold.
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!