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God Loves LGBT People, And So Do Christians

God loves you. And so do Christians.
It's remarkable that this would even need to be said, but a quick internet search will reveal that most people who identify as LGBT don't feel loved, especially not by Christians.
A whole swath of books have been published in the last ten years to explain why people under the age of 30 have increasingly negative views toward Christians. Along with being "hypocrites", "judgemental", and "too political", the primary way Christians are increasingly perceived is "anti-homosexual". Even among young Christians, that final label was the first criticism that came to their mind about their own faith. The simple fact is that even non-LGBT people don't think Christians love LGBT people.
While it is true that some people who identify as Christian do hate LGBT people, most Christians do not.
To understand this, first you must realize that Christians are people too, just like gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.
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Understanding AUTISM
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Click on Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders to get more information about some of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The following is a simplified explanation of autism, followed by more detail.  Near the end, I talk about HOW TO OVERCOME AUTISM. I will also talk about my own personal story of growing up Gay and overcoming much of my Autism.  Just know that I finally got there— I learned how to connect with people and make many friends, to find real love, not just people using me, and to find a measure of joy and happiness in life.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
It used to be that people were diagnosed with a specific Syndrome, like:□ Asperger Syndrome
□ High-Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Developmental Coordination Disor
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Gender Dysphoria
"Girl"
"Could you be pregnant?"
"When was your last period?"
"Time to schedule your annual pap smear."
"In a few years you will need to start having mammograms"
"Your body is still female, you need to treat it that way"
"You will regret making it so you can't have babies"
"All women want to have babies eventually"
"That's just part of being a woman"
"Of course you have a uterus"
"Of course you are a woman"
"Cramps are normal"
"You are female"
"Sex: F"
pain
confusion
frustration
words withheld
lies
lost
alone
scared
why?
regret
panic
denial
self doubt
self blame
men don't get pregnant
I shouldn't have a damn period!
close my eyes and wince
make it stop
this is wrong
Why do you treat me differently?
I'm just like the other guys!
"that will never happen!"
"I could never see you as male"
I am a man
this man has a vagina
this man has breasts
this man did not choose to be this way
he just is who he is
he is me
I am him
I try to make the best of this
it may be female shaped,
but this is the b
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Born this Gay
It doesn't matter if you're gay or believe in H-I-M (to the M, to the M, to the M)
Just express yourself, 'cause God still loves you, baby.
Some Christians told me when I was young, that gays are not meant to be
In Sunday school in the Bible they said first came Adam a-and Eve
But there's nothing wrong with being gay because I know He loves me anyways
Christians argue that it's still a sin, but loving equals auto win...
We are proud to be gay and no we're not a mistake
He doesn't care and loves us a-anyways
What's with this long path of hate, just for not being straight?
He doesn't care and loves us a-anyways!
Seal your ignorance away. Is that all you've got to say?
Is that all you've got to say?
Seal your ignorance away. Is that all you've got to say?
He doesn't care, 'cause He loves us a-anyways.
We are queer and we are here.
We are queer and we are here.
We are queer and we are here.
We are.
Give yourself credit for being out,
Just be proud of who you are.
Listen to your thoughts an
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The Right To Exist. :iconvexnir:vexnir 381 76
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+Seven Minutes - BL+
Trigger warning for multiple uses of a homophobic/derogatory slur.
“Come on,” Aubrey's breathy voice whispered in the dark, “it’s no big deal.” What little space between them was then taken away when Aubrey closed the distance between the two of them; body against body, the only physical barrier between them the flimsy material of their clothes.
"Of course it's no big deal," Gabriel muttered back, echoing the other boy's sentiments, although his pounding heart said otherwise. He felt silly being the only one freaking out about the little game, while Aubrey, "as cool as a cucumber," didn't seem to care at all.
Nothing ever seemed like a big deal to Aubrey. His cool, calculating sky blue eyes always caught everything that went on around him without any sort of reaction. In a crowd, his gaze might pass over you, maybe even look at you if you were lucky, but he never really looked directly into your eyes. And when he wasn’t looking at anything in partic
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Letter to Murdered LGBT Child
Why did they take you, and not me..?
.. How could they do this..?
You were only 13, 14.. and you had barely began your journeys.
And yet they cut your string, and they let you float up to the heavens..
Far too early, but they still welcomed you with open arms.
Why did they do this to you..
You were so sweet and innocent, and would never hurt a fly..
How could they think that loving another is such a threat that it's worth killing someone over?
I'm just like you.
Alone and afraid.. and.. we have been played the same cards in life.
Yes.
I too have feelings for people of the same gender. I too have confessed my love for someone..
But .. why.. why that.. when you did it, you were killed.. and I wasn't..?
Sometimes I wish it were me.. so that you could be here, and be happy..
Even if your killer didn't want you to be his valentine, I'm sure someone else would be.
So why was it you..
Is it because .. it's more socially acceptable for girls to like other girls..?
Is it because guys think it's
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Dirty Looks
Don't cellophane the roses
they can't breathe under your denial of their needs.
They can't be watered down to nothingness
by the will of your want for them not to be -
don't wrap them up, packaged neatly
the way that would would like them;
that's not how things grow or bloom.
They can't flourish without their roots, let them feel them!
Let them have them! Let them remain grounded
and unafraid of your storm or governance.
Don't cellophane the roses
with tidy little labels to explain their 'mutations'.
Don't tell children not to touch them if they have
more thorns than usual, brighter petals, less fragrance -
don't corner them and cube them into segregation
so they remain separate from the wildflowers
that you happily let trail all over - no!
Don't cellophane the roses
just because you've never seen them before.
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With love from Canada.
   For many people, the unthinkable has become real. All the waiting, praying, and jokes to offset anxiety has been boiled down to the winner of this year's election: Trump. I cannot begin to fathom the feelings some of you must have right now, my heart and mind are full of sadness and disbelief. I know many of you have echoed this sentiment in the last day or so.
   But listen to this.    
   The country may be divided. You may be terrified, anxious, worried out of your goddamn mind, but listen to this.
   From 1973 to 1978, Harvey Milk trailblazed his way through the politics of San Francisco as an openly gay man, leaving an amazing legacy behind when he was assassinated. He empowered the LGBTQ+ community, and was a champion of human rights. He proved that there was hope, even in the darkest of days.
   Martin Luther King Jr. spent the majority of his far too short life going against the radical Jim Crow laws and the countle
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+Made For You - BL+
Chapter 1: Stubbornness and Freckles
Few things stopped Elliot once he really got going.
Elliot yanked open the door to The Student Council President's office and closed it with a little too much force, a fact of which he couldn't care less about at that moment. The list of approved clubs he had been given not even five minutes ago was still clenched in his hand as he strode across the room.
The President didn't bother to look up from the large newspaper in his hands. "Good afternoon, Elliot. What is your complaint today?"
Elliot slammed the crumpled list onto The President's desk. "The KISS Fan club?" he said. "When was this approved?"
The President turned to the next page of the newspaper, eyes darting back and forth as he read through the articles. "Yesterday, I believe."
"This is hardly appropriate for a club."
"It's fine, Elliot," said The President. "It's not as if they are going to be dancing around, drinking of the blood of their enemies and performing pagan rituals to G
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LGBTQIA+
“OMG, no homo, that would be sooooo gay.”
when did this become okay?
Gay is happy, a family of rainbow
why did our sexuality become a no no?
I’m gay, not to be stereotype
or be your “best gay shopping friend for life”.
I’m a lesbian, butch or femme, whatever rings true
not here to entertain your fantasies of sexual rendezvous.
I’m a bisexual, not fan fiction smut,
liking both doesn’t make me a slut.
I'm transgender, my gender is not gauged by looking up or down,
do not ignore asking me for my pronouns.
I’m pansexual, to me your gender is not essential,
my sexuality is not a kitchen utensils.
I’m queer, its a word for a broad range,
its not here for you to use or call strange.
I’m intersex, I am born with ovaries and testosterone,
not a fake definition for apple dictionary on google chrome.
I’m asexual, that label feels best to be,
having sex with you won’t change me.
I’m gender fluid, I’m my girl
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Gayer every day
I swear,
I become gayer and gayer every day
Women are who I seem to want,
Nothing would make me happier than for one to be my girl
I'd love her,
kiss her,
buy her flowers
and always call her beautiful
She'd never forget it!
My fingers through her hair,
arm around her waist...
Nothing would matter as long as we were together
Sometimes I completely forget my gender,
It doesn't even matter
There's nothing worse than where I live,
Such a small, small town
There are no lesbians, no bisexuals anywhere!
Very few... most it didn't work out
Some have no interest!
Where is my princess, my lovely angel?
I promise my future girl, she'll never stop being loved
Not even for an instant
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Mother
You made me in an act of love.
You had me,
saw me,
swore to raise me.
Brought me up,
your little girl,
swore you'd love no matter what.
Guess what, Mom.
I'm gay.
You love me, right?
What do you mean,
     no?
No, this isn't
     temporary.
No, I can't just like boys.
This is nothing
to be ashamed of.
What do you mean,
     yes it is?
It isn't.
I'm your daughter.
You love me, right?
What do you mean,
     no?
This is part of who I am.
Did you just tell me,
     "Change it?"
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Defy Definition
In all my life,
No matter how long I live,
I will never understand,
The thought of man.
For man is a tricky thing,
It places labels on things,
That cannot be labeled.
It places barriers on things,
That should not have barriers.
What is the definition,
Of a thing that cannot,
Be defined?
How does one define,
Something no one,
Can see?
From day one we are told,
How to be,
How to act.
What is expected,
Of the gender,
You are given.
A human with a penis,
Is a male.
A human with a vagina,
Is a female.
Simple, no?
Girls,
Are supposed,
To like flowers.
Boys,
Are supposed,
To like sports.
Basic you see?
Male,
Blue.
Female,
Pink.
Ingrained in all.
Boys marry girls.
Girls marry boys.
Law you know.
Wrong,
You all are.
Love,
Cannot be defined,
By what you believe.
Boys and girls,
Do not have to,
Be locked in,
Your gender roles.
We are more,
More than boys,
And more than girls.
We are human first.
We move like water,
From boy to girl.
We hold hands,
With both boys,
And g
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Rainbow
Red for the blood of those who are bullied, beaten and bashed by haters.
Orange for the fire when all our belongings are burned because we left the world.
Yellow for the stars that we wish upon to be accepted for who we are.
Green for the glow of when God finally accepts us into heaven.
Blue for the streams of tears that drip onto our grave.
Indigo for the selfish who cared for themselves and not others.
Violet for the peace that was settled once we were gone.
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+Made For You 23 - BL+
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Warning: Contains Boys Love and vulgar language.
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Chapter 23: Details, baby, details
Elliot couldn’t get it out of his head. He couldn’t forget the image of Cameron smiling weakly, his tone of voice when he’d admitted to having a quarrel with his friends—over Cameron’s relationship with him.
Monday came strolling around the corner, yet everything remained too fresh and new in his head, like a sharp cut that refused to begin the healing process, and every move reopened it with a deep sting.
Everything weighed heavily in his mind all throughout that Monday morning. The new semester begun in its usual way: finding his new classes, hearing the same-old speech over how they would receive their final grades in the mail. The familiar routine of transition.
Normally Elliot would’ve been focused on adjusting and getting a good start in his new classes. However, none of that seemed as important as everything that had happened, what
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You're Beautiful
“You look beautiful!” She told me, holding her hands to her face in surprise. “I mean I know I expected you to look good, sure, but you are damned beautiful.”
I could feel my face heating up in embarrassment. I turned my teary eyes to my lady and gave a small whimper. There was a mirror just to the side, but I couldn’t look at myself. I wasn’t supposed to look like this. I wasn’t supposed to be enjoying this. It was wrong, it was wrong how this felt, how right it all was.
“Don’t cry, my love.” She said softly, holding her hand beneath my chin as I tried to lower my gaze. “You look wonderful. The pink suits you amazingly you know.”
I whimpered again and more tears fell. I couldn’t stop them. “I-I don’t like this.” I lied softly, raising my hands to wipe at my painted eyes. She stopped me and pushed them back down. She took a small tissue and strategically wiped the tears as they fell without
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Androphobia
i was stitched lips and a flightless raven heart-
all sex and a contorting spine;
his own lips engraving 'kiss me's' on empty stars.
& between you and me: i feared his teeth,
& tongue, & honest organs-
with skin that begged, 'please, don't touch me.'
don't touch me.
don't fucking touch me.
i am not soft.
there is a war raging in my lungs,
screaming through the uncharted galaxies
of my wanderlust heartstrings.
i am not soft.
i am lust, & war, & envy—
i am sin,
        
         crooked, misshapen,
& the kind of prosetry yet to be proofread.
—but he wanted to claim my guarded ghost eyes
and crossed legs.
'just—let me hold you.'
his callused hands were cancer,
my still body, a clock.
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Yes I'm Bisexual But...
Yes, I'm bisexual but…
I'm also a woman.
A natural brunette.
An author.
A poet.
An artist.
A super geek.
An honor roll student.
A freshmen.
A glasses-wearer.
A caffeine addict.
A sweets lover.
A lovely size 14.
A size 7 ½ shoe.
A costume-maker.
A cosplayer.
A blue-eyed beauty.
A gamer.
And a human being.
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+Made For You 6 - BL+
Chapter 6: A Stirring Performance
As Elliot had learned within the past year and a half, back when his parents first began to grow hostile towards each other, there were two definite extremes when it came to living with his parents: the calm (before the storm) and the storm itself.
Luckily for him, he had come back home to the calm.
Unfortunately, the remnants and evidence of a previous storm were scattered all about the stairs, just as he had predicted a good hour or so ago. Each piece of expensive glass, once a blushing pink vase but now each with their own individual shape, lay in chaotic patterns and designs.
“Thanks for cleaning up,” he mumbled sardonically under his breath. Was it really too much to ask that they clean up their own messes? Elliot dropped his book bag by the door and proceeded to relieve himself of his shoes. There was a soft mewling off to the side. A second later, a large and fluffy cat brushed up against his leg. She mewled again until Elliot t
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+Made For You 17 - BL+
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Warning: Contains Boys Love and vulgar language.
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Chapter 17: Unity
The bell to end third period seemed to ring with doom. Long after its ominous echo had faded away behind the loud and relieved chatter of students, while Elliot was still meticulously packing everything away, Jacqueline approached him, already packed up and ready to go.
“Elliot, you okay?” she asked after Elliot made no motion to get up.
“Sure,” he said with a faint sigh. He got up from his seat with his book bag in hand. “Just…stalling.”
A thoughtful expression crossed Jacqueline’s round face. “Stalling? Why—oh, it’s Wednesday.” The corners of her lips pinched into a tight smile. “Club meeting today, right?”
“Naturally,” Elliot slipped the straps of his book bag over his shoulders, “and I have no idea what he has planned.” He recalled the odd ideas Cameron had conjured up in the past—no doub
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Queer
"Why did queers have to ruin the rainbow for the rest of us?"
   
   I'll tell you why.
   
   Because rainbows appear after a rainstorm, after the darkness and fear and the anger of a thunderstorm. They come out with the sun, shining colors. They make you smile when you see them.
   
   Well, we queers "ruined" the rainbow for you, because we need more reason to believe that the storm will pass.
   
   We "ruined" the rainbow because we want to see the sun, we want to get past the storm, even though we're dancing in the rain, we can't dance forever.
   
   We "ruined" those colors for you because we need the hope that there will be a day after the long, hard night, a lot more than you do.
   
   As a community we are hated, shunned, abused and stomped on. People see us as disgusting, wrong, sinful or
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