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.
criticism & blame as expressions of unmet needs
from Smitty, referencing Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (http://www.cnvc.org/). smittened: I was listening to the chapter on connecting our feelings to our needs today, where Rosenberg was talking about how critism and blame statements are connected to an unmet need. He spoke about this activity where you look at all the blame and critisms you use on a regular basis and...
Rachel Maddow on the 25th anniversary of ACT UP →
aaaahhhhhh Sister Spit tour was so amazing aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh
This book makes the perhaps overly ambitious claim that there is such a thing as...– Judith Halberstam, “Queer Temporality and Postmodern Geographies” « caring labor: an archive (via pussy-strut)
ACT UP! 25th Anniversary Action →
kidbijou: queerocracy: The AIDS crisis is NOT over but it COULD be. Join QUEEROCRACY, ACT UP and many other fed up AIDS activists Wednesday (11am @ City Hall) to demand Wall St. pay a tiny tax that could put an end to the AIDS crisis. I’ll be joining ACT UP Rhode Island on the bus down to this action! hope to see lots of NYC queers there! [more info here]