blackgirldangerous: by Mia McKenzie It’s Memorial Day. It’s the official day of honoring Americans who have died in all wars. Officially, these wars include the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, etc. You know, official wars. I have complicated feelings about all of those wars, and complicated feelings about this holiday. But that’s not what this post is about. ...
"According to my gender studies class at Yale"
<3 misterdoubtfire: There is currently a 70-comment thread on a trans friend’s Facebook wall in which a really straight mom defended her inability to remember people’s pronouns by saying she had too many other things to think about, and then when people got offended this was how she began her response. I mean come on now.
Joey Quits: Hotel Workers' Stories: In 29 States,... →
joeyquits: All the recent coverage of gay marriage and “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” fails to mention what’s possibly an even bigger issue for LGBTQ people: there’s no federal law banning employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity. Some states and cities have…
The Spirit Was...: VICTORY: Incarcerated... →
thespiritwas: VICTORY: Incarcerated Transgender & Gender Non Conforming People & Allies Successfully Campaign For New Polices To End Prison Rape & Abuse A culmination of 9 years of work, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project marks the release of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Standards to…
pushed to make decisions through desperation &... →
a phenomenon in my life right now, paralleling into much needed cleanup & organizing of my main working space. SO DIFFICULT. tackling all the strange hard weird parts. read more at the link.
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long & amazing Judith Butler interview! →
speaking about Monique Wittig: “So that, you know, if asked if you have a vagina, for instance, you just say “No”. And that would be a radical resistance to the way that vernacular language structures the body, in ways that prepare it for heterosexual reproduction.” — JButler this interview is very long (great for an epic night of screenprinting like I’m in the...
Bryn Kelly wrote a really moving review of Captive... →
it really sucks when
eyeballjellomold: Men get away with being emotionally abusive towards women and the whole world shrugs off abuse histories with “Well, he was always nice to me, he doesn’t seem that bad.”
If you’re seeking chosen family, instead of looking out in the world to make or...– S. Bear Bergman on service and chosen [queer/poly/leather/faith/blood] families at Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference 2011 Listening to Bear speak these words still haunts me. It is not. Easy. It is. Worth it. (via transitionsurrection)
I can wholeheartedly say everything about this update is true for me as well (except the cigarette part, but I did witness it happening). <3 <3 <3 groovyunderwear: Went to the SISTER SPIT roadshow last night. So much goodness. Feeling like a part of a weird mystical family. Mx. Justin Vivian Bond lit my cigarette. Everything is gonna be okay.