tumblr tuesday: animal allies
Here are the animals that live in your homes and have declared themselves allies. Give it up for Yuki, Toby, Mick, Rigel, Io, and Zendaya.
Hear Yuki and obey. Yuki lives on a bird blog for birds, but we assume nice humans are allowed:
This is Toby. Toby is a cat. He lives with his human artist and supports lesbians:
Mick the Dick is a retired rat. We don’t know how he got his name but do not be fooled. Although retired, Mick is in fact still a rat:
These proud little piggies are called Rigel and Io. Rigel and Io have two mums, and they are pretty stoked about that:
Zendaya the cat knows that love is love. Her human likes MCU and writing fanfic. And Zendaya, we presume.
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Very nervous about making this post. This has been a long time coming, but to actually have it happen feels rlly scary. "feel the fear and do it anyway" I suppose?
One of my best friends is organising this fundraiser for me. The details can be found in the link but the gist is:
My name’s River, I'm a muslim lesbian in the middle east, I'm physically disabled, parents are extremely abusive+controlling, and I'm being made to marry a man later this year. I don't have money, nor can I make any, and I need to escape this household and country before then so that I can start a safer, better life insha'allah.
Please donate and reblog this post, and thank you to everyone that chooses to help💖
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Let’s talk about some recent Pride Capitalism.
[pictured: Disney’s recent Pride pin reveal justttt in time for Pride month]
This article below lists where you can buy Pride pins from small business LGBT+ creators! Otherwise I’ll link them all after I’ve written a bit about my thoughts on it.
Full article! As some may know, Disney has released a range of overpriced Pride pins.
And okay, Disney always are overpriced, but the point is, they don’t ever include queer people tbh on their creations lmao, and it’s nothing to do with their work, it’s literally just randomly profiting off of us ready for pride, like a lot of businesses do.
Now, some have said it’ll be good for awareness and showing that they’re an ally to promote support for us, but if they wanted to do that truly, they would make sure we were a part of their stories instead. Not just for making a bit of merch to cash in a quick buck for Pride time, and maybe that’s pessimistic but I have not much of a reason to trust any company who has never truly served who I am aside from when it’s the popular Pride month of the year when profits will be guaranteed. I will believe it when they include us and celebrate us in their work, like all of the other people they depict in it, and maybe when they utter a sentence on LGBTQIA+ days of awareness.
Dreamies cat food, have done the same.
I guess at least they’re giving a reason that it’s to support LGBTQ+ mental health apparently, (I’m happy that they mentioned this to raise awareness, but that is just basic consideration) and it’s partnered with a charity which is clear. This doesn’t discount though that they are going to be profiting just because of adding the flag. Profiting from marginalised communities does not make you an advocate of that community's rights, though at least a charity will benefit. What all of these companies NEED to be doing, is pointing people in the direction of small businesses, which there are many of, who offer things that are for us, that celebrate us, and that are made by us, whilst donating themselves, to charities and not just using public (mostly money gathered from the targeted LGBTQ+ community due to the rainbow) money to do it but make them look like good people for getting the money for these donations, from us. They’re getting LGBTQ+ to BUY this stuff, to give this money as donations to charities FOR US. We are just being made to pay for ourselves, once again.
An awesome selection of pride flag pins! I’ll post a couple of links to them below. 😸
For fans of Animal Crossing, they do gay, lesbian, bi, trans, non-binary, pansexual, asexual and aromantic pins
Of dinosaurs (they’re currently away but will be back, it’s worth saving the shop though!)
For science loving/scientists in the community and more dinosaurs
Diamonds, hearts, spades, shields, parallelograms, triangles, and variety in shapes. These have polyamory, gender fluid and demisexual pride flags on top of the ones I listed for the Animal Crossing pins!
Music lovers rainbow pride flag
Progressive pride flag pins
No! To rainbow capitalism pin
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This pronoun pin includes a slider which you can place next she/her, he/him, they/them or ask me
Lesbian pride sheep pin
Now go and enjoy Pride and let’s support each other when we celebrate it if we can! Love to everyone enjoys whatever you do during this time now it’s looking like we may be able to tentatively start doing bigger celebrations again within the months they get put on in the towns and cities!
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