19 years old.
Died from a Suicide attempt that left her brain dead. Her parents made the hardest decision of their lives by turning off her life support.
She had a Tumblr account with over 900 posts sharing her emotional turmoil, dealings with depression, loneliness & thoughts about her wanting to take her own life.
The only response she got, was insensitive assholes, like the majority of people on Tumblr, encouraging her to do it. She was bullied consistently.
Olivia attempted to kill herself every year in May 1st since 2008.
In May 2012, her short life came to an end.
I know most people can’t tolerate posts like Olivia’s, whom find it attention seeking.
My point to you people is…
Of course it’s attention seeking what else it?! People share that part of themselves over the Internet because they obviously feel they can’t talk to anyone they know nor do they think anyone would care.
All I want is for people to cut out the bullying & talk to people like Olivia.
A conversation to someone in desperation could save their life.
If people can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
You never know…
What you say could be used to decide whether they live or die.
Even if youre a b&w blog, reblog this.
whatever type of blog you are just reblog
if you dont reblog this youre just heartless, this is a tragedy that needs to end.
this needs to stop
god kids are heartless these days, why egg some on to kill themselves
May 1st is my birthday. I always thought people on tumblr were so much better than those on Facebook. I thought they valued life, and would do anything to help someone in need. Stranger or best friend. Everyone reblogs the text saying “Reblog if you really care about you’re followers.” and yet, everyone continues to let this happen. If you do nothing to prevent these tragedies, you can unfollow me now. Right this instant.
"I am bisexual man and have been with the same man for five years now. I have taken nothing but grief from the gay “community”. Whether it is for “acting” straight, or being unable to make up my mind, or just a tease, the gays in my life are worse than my straight friends. I came out as gay, but continued to have sex with women off and on when I was 18. I never feel good about saying what I am. So I pretty much just don’t talk about it. I have my partner now, and thats it. I understand my attractions very clearly and am always stunned that people don’t understand bisexuality. It seems like the most reasonable thing in the world."
[The bisexual flag, text reading: I am a bisexual, I have always been a bisexual, I will always be a bisexual. But, I will always prefer women over men. However, I am in love with my boyfriend. Madly in love. I never want to leave him, and I never want to give him a reason to leave me, ever… Then why is it I can’t stop thinking about having relationships and sex with women? I can never have both the love of my life and my greatest desires, and now I spend days on end conflicted. I have never been with a woman, and now it looks like I never will be. How can I ever have what I desire, and what I lovewith all my heart?]
|JC Penny:||We're gonna have Ellen DeGeneres as a spokeswoman for our company.
|Homophobes:||DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THERE! SHE IS A BAD INFLUENCE ON OUR CHILDREN! SHE'S SPREADING HER AIDS.
|Obama:||I support gay marriage.
|Homophobes:||OBAMA STARTS A WAR ON MARRIAGE.
|Oreo:||We're gonna get a little pride up in this cookie.
|Homophobes:||DON'T EAT THEIR GAY COOKIES. THEY WILL MAKE YOU GAY. THAT FOOD COLORING HAS GAYNESS IN IT. DON'T. EAT. IT. YOU'LL GET AIDS.
: When asked where the idea for FYBB came from? →
Honestly it came out of me having an overly big-head. I was thinking about giving up on school and moving to California to pursue acting. My brother was talking about how hard that would be for me since I am openly bisexual, a teen, and black. My response to him was that if I…
Enough with “I date women and trans men” →
Yes. I really like how this article does not dismiss sexual fluidity, but rather promotes reframing these women’s sexual identifications based on their interactions with transmen. If you are a lesbian identified woman who has sex with a transman, you do not get a “free pass”, you might be a little bit hetro and should take that into consideration of your identity in the same way your society would hold wight to you having sex with a cisman. The same goes for “straight” men who have sex with transmen, you’re a little gay, and to consider yourself otherwise would be disparaging to the transman’s identity and validity as a man.
(Re)establishing a positive relationship with my body
There is a common theme within trans stories and histories of a person vs. their body narrative. Most obviously, there is the “trapped in the wrong body” narrative. Even for people who do not describe their trans experience as having been born in the wrong body, there is still a duality between person and body almost always present. For many of us, our bodies are the locus of our gender dysphoria. There are specific markers on our body that have made others prescribe us as one gender when we are so clearly (to ourselves at least) another. There are specific changes many of us hope to make to our bodies in order to feel whole, sane, and happy. Until those changes are made (and even after sometimes), there are constant struggles to modify how we present our bodies to the rest of the world. And sometimes there is a deep personal and internal shame about parts of our bodies. There are realities about our bodies that others use against us to fight our claims to whatever gender we truly are.
Our bodies do not define who and what we are. But society often disagrees and tries to give our bodies, or at least specific aspects of our bodies (chromosomes, secondary sex characteristics, genitalia, reproductive anatomy, hormones, etc.) the final say in what our gender and/or sex is. Consequently our bodies are often pitted against us in a battle of who gets to say we are women or men, both, something in between, or something altogether different. Even if we aren’t saying we are trapped in wrong bodies, most trans people are fighting or have fought with their bodies.
I can haz ALL the pride flags on my nails for tomorrow’s Chicago Pride?
Pinky finger: lgbtq pride Ring finger: pansexual pride Middle finger: Genderqueer pride Index finger: Trans* pride Thumb (not pictured): lgbtq pride
Two-Spirit politician Abel Guillen (left) receives @OaklandRising’s Townie Award for Elected Official in recognition of his work to connect Oakland residents with career and job-training programs and improve college access for local students. (21 June 2012)
Stephen Colbert on Oreo’s “Gay” Cookie Agenda
Opening Doors is an organisation dedicated to the needs of LGBT over 50s in London & beyond.
They typically march at the front of the @PrideLondon parade. This year (7 July) they’re also holding a chill-out area the same afternoon.
Click the pic for details.