When I was a little boy, maybe 3. I felt the need to do and be things that were female oriented. I wanted long hair so I’d wear a towel on my head and wave my head around to make my hair ” blow in the wind”. My family didn’t stop me and I think that was great. At Halloween I wanted to be a girl.
I have begun to shed my femininity again. It always begins with my hair. The act of cutting my own hair comes too easily — the scissors are right there, sharp and waiting. It took me months to return to this point. I told myself I’d get my hair cut by a professional at an actual salon (my mom’s preference, for sure) once I moved back to California for the summer, and that I’d just have to deal with the shoulder length curls — my definition of long hair — until then.
In the world of Animation, LGBTQ representation is rare. Queer women are almost solely used as selling points to straight men, and queer men are used as selling points to straight women. When I decided to direct and animate an independent project, I never set out to make a film specifically to combat this.
Individuals with AIDS/HIV are facing New Challenges with Company “No Fault” Attendance Policies. This YouTube Video Shines a Light on the United Airlines No Fault Attendance Policy, that Terminated a Flight Attendant with AIDS.
My grandfather loved watching Westerns. John Wayne films were his favorite. As a child, I would watch him transform his hands into guns and shoot out at the television. So it made perfect sense to me when a pair of cowboy boots helped me to come out at work.
Just a couple of months ago, it was reported Petco was discriminating against employees who were LGBT. One of the employees was Lisa Gonzalez; although things have gotten better for Gonzalez, things are still the same for Petco.
Upon working at the Petco located in Austin, TX for almost three years, I began to notice a pattern. It started with way the General Manager, Jason, operated promotions for employees. The GM would over look certain employees and automatically appoint other employees.