Stop labeling LGBTQ posts on Tumblr as "NSFW"

Stop labeling LGBTQ posts on Tumblr as "NSFW"

    1. Petition by

      TumblrUser NorvicensianDoran

      United States

Tumblr is a vast network that, among other things, provides a place for people to be themselves. While there are things that safe mode could be quite useful for (no one wants porn to come up at work), posts relating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, and other forms of Queerness are not the same as pornography. By stuffing these posts into a box, you are basically protecting people... from the mirror. The vast majority of the Tumblr userbase supports LGBTQ rights, and many are LGBTQ teens and college students who are in the closet at home and need a place to safely express themselves.

Please keep the NSFW stuff to porn, graphic violence, and if you want to go out of your way to know your userbase, perhaps include the "tw" (trigger warning) tag - though that one means different things to different people.

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    • hancott Darel BURNABY, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      tumblr is censoring us

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    • rebecca hickey PETERBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      As a gay person myself I still find this inequality offensive

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      “I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.”

      ― Audrey Lorde

      "The scriptures present a God who delights in genocide, rape, slavery, and the execution of nonconformists, and for millennia those writings were used to rationalize the massacre of infidels, the ownership of women, the beating of children, dominion over animals, and the persecution of heretics and homosexuals. Humanitarian reforms such as the elimination of cruel punishment, the dissemination of empathy-inducing novels, and the abolition of slavery were met with fierce opposition in their time by ecclesiastical authorities and their apologists. The elevation of parochial values to the realm of the sacred is a license to dismiss other people’s interests, and an imperative to reject the possibility of compromise.”

      ― Steven Pinker,

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    • Acacia Dyer SISTERS, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      This kind of censorship is unjust and very concerning.

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    • Joshua Hutchin PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Actual hardcore porn, straight or gay, isn't being censored even a little bit. This is censorship, and nothing short of an attack.

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