i dont want my words to be taken out of context
i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized
i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction
i dont want to live in a world where…
this is important
“see that elephant graveyard? stay away from that elephant grave yard.”
affinit-y asked: Hi Jack! It would mean the world if you replied. Been a huge fan of both Steel Train & fun. for ages and I'm starting to really get into Tegan & Sara. What's your favorite T&S song? Also, hanging out for another UFO sighting!
favorite tegan and sara songs are ‘hero’ and ‘call it off’. i can only hope they’ll play both this summer. thanks for supporting all of us!
Anonymous asked: Do you think it is possible to change people's mind about LGBTQ rights?
history proves that it is possible
Anonymous asked: How can you understand the struggles of a gay person if your not gay yourself
you can’t - but you don’t need be the oppressed party to recognize injustice and work towards change. you don’t need to be LGBTQ to understand that less rights for that community is horribly wrong. id imagine if the situation was flipped, the LGBTQ community would stand up for straight rights as well. regardless of who we are, we should all give a shit when OUR country/generation/culture is massively out of line on a specific issue.
standing up for LGBTQ rights as a straight person is not saying that you understand what it means to be LGBTQ. its saying that you want to live in a world where we are all treated as equals and you are willing to stand with your fellow people to help make a change.
hunterandrewpence asked: ok so i just wanted to share a story from when i was waiting for doors to open in Houston, a few weeks ago, there was a group a few people down from me talking amongst themselves, and two boys walked by holding hands, and btw they looked so happy aw, and all they said for the next 15 minutes was how wrong being gay is and how it's an abomination and all i could think was that the money they paid for their tickets was going to help put an end to those kind of conversations and i just laughed <3
myloveliestdesire asked: where do donations to the Ally Coalition go to?
many different places - we donate a bunch of money to high school GSA’s all over the country to help them operate and continue to do the work they do. we support bigger organizations like the trevor project, glaad, revel and riot and the HRC. but lately we’ve turned a lot of our focus to homeless LGBTQ youth. a lot of the money coming in now will go to support places like the ruth ellis center in detroit or the oasis center in nashville. these are places where LGBTQ youth who have been kicked out and living on the street can go and live / get their lives back on track. they are amazing facilities. on the last fun tour we sold posters and water bottles every night - all those proceeds will go to the ruth ellis center. donations also go to operating costs for TAC. we print and distribute a lot of materials and information to help educate people on LGBTQ rights. we feel its important to constantly support all angles here. from someone at a show getting info on LGBTQ rights to a homeless youth getting the support they need and everything in between - all angles are vital for change.