Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.
Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted to humiliating and abusing them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.
But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?
Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures.
(ETA: Seems you can only sign from the UK; definitely share if you have followers there!)
life is easy, son. it’s just like riding a bike that’s on fire and you’re on fire and everything is on fire and you’re in hell
I love that if you look up something on google you usually get really generic photos
But if you add “tumblr” to your search you get really beautiful, artistic pictures
Some day maybe us humans, too, can ascend.
I finally sent my fashion book off to the printer, so I celebrated by…drawing something I wish I could have put in it. Oh well.
Tears of the Moon; 16x20 acrylic on canvas
Original will be at Qpop's Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi show in Little Tokyo on April 5th.
I can feel it.
On the Movement, my editors repeatedly, without my prompting, made sure that the POC characters’ skin colors were not whitewashed or gradually, incrementally lightened. They were the ones who brought it up. It was so nice after seeing so many characters of color end up looking like Vanna White over the years.
And then two days ago I was discussing a certain group of new characters with two executive/editors and THEY brought up how important it was that the cast be diverse ethnically and that they wanted diversity to be part of their corporate mandate.
I know these things in themselves don’t seem like a big deal, but to me, they really are…they indicate that publishers are starting to care about these things and implement them in a practical, day-to-day basis.
Yes, we have failings and yes, we have a long way to go, but I found these sign to be very encouraging!
goodness grandma, what big paws you have you fucking furry
This is the most upsetting thing I’ve seen