29 8 / 2014

plannedparenthood:

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Someone asked us:

Hi, hi. I’m looking for comprehensive assault education and wondered if you had any pointers? We’re reassessing the assault education program at our university and it’s super heteronormative. any tips? thanks thanks thanks

There are a ton of great resources,…

28 8 / 2014

walternewton:

Rainbow Slinky

walternewton:

Rainbow Slinky

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28 8 / 2014

gaywrites:

The National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian complex, is expanding its collection of artifacts relating to LGBT history. 

Creators of Will & Grace, the groundbreaking and highly successful TV show that depicted gay people as people and not merely tokens, donated a number of props and other trinkets from the show to kickstart the new museum collection. Those contributions include scripts, casting ideas, political memorabilia, and a few props from the show itself.

Other new additions to the collection include the diplomatic passport of David Huebner, the first openly gay U.S. Ambassador confirmed by the Senate; trans tennis player Renée Richards’s racket; and the original transgender pride flag.

“There have always been gender-nonconforming people in the U.S., and we’ve made contributions and lived life since the beginning of the country,” Katherine Ott, one of the curators, told AP. “It’s not talked about and analyzed and understood in the critical ways in which it should be. So for us to build the collection means we can more fully document the history of this country.”

Will & Grace co-creator David Kohan told the news service that he and his colleagues never dreamed the show would be so honored when it premiered in 1998. “These particular guests that were invited into people’s living rooms happened to be your gay friends. I don’t think people really had the opportunity to have that before, and it served to, I think, make people recognize that your close friends were gay,” Kohan said. “The fact that it’s in the American history [museum], maybe we were a part of something that was bigger than we ever imagined.”

This is so cool! Need to add a museum visit to my list of things to do. 

28 8 / 2014

freedomtomarry:

Tatjana Plitt is journeying across the country and photographing military families to demonstrate that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act hurts real couples and real families. This couple, for example, Ashley and Liliana, recently welcomed a baby boy into the world, Brice. However, even though Ashley is on her son’s birth certificate, DOMA prohibits her from receiving the “paternity” leave that any other military spouse would receive in the event of the birth of a child. Reblog this photo or click the heart to stand with Ashley and Liliana, and check out all SEVEN amazing portraits. 

freedomtomarry:

Tatjana Plitt is journeying across the country and photographing military families to demonstrate that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act hurts real couples and real families. This couple, for example, Ashley and Liliana, recently welcomed a baby boy into the world, Brice. However, even though Ashley is on her son’s birth certificate, DOMA prohibits her from receiving the “paternity” leave that any other military spouse would receive in the event of the birth of a child. Reblog this photo or click the heart to stand with Ashley and Liliana, and check out all SEVEN amazing portraits. 

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27 8 / 2014

fuckyeahqueerrevolt:

To me this is better news than any half-assed SCOTUS decision we will be getting in the next few days! I don’t need the government to recognize my love for it to be valid. Do we really think forcing resistant states to recognize same-sex marraige will help our cause? Will it make a difference in the lives of southern queers who still won’t be able to show affection to their partners in public with out shame or fear? Will it bring back our dead; beaten and shot by our enemies? Will it affect queer youth being kicked out of their homes and forced to fuck middle class gay men for a living? “Mom marraige equality passed you don’t have to do this!” “We’re legally married you can stop beating us now!” True equality will come only when hateful groups like Exodus and community leaders stop telling people it’s ok to treat us as less than human. And before you reply, no I don’t think government recognition will garner us any more humanity in the eyes of the wicked. They already hate the Obama administration and the federal government why would they change their minds based on the governments opinion.

(Source: thegaytheistsblog)

27 8 / 2014

afrolatiqueer:

Lxs Afrxlatinxs: Queer Afrolatin@ Visibility Project

Here are some photos from the project I’ve been working on for the past few months on Queer Afrolatin@s. Check out this other post with one of the videos from the project.

If you’re interested in participating in the project also, feel free to inbox me. To keep up with project developments check out the facebook page, www.facebook.com/LxsAfrxlatinxs , and follow us on twitter @Lxs_Afrxlatinxs!

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27 8 / 2014

artivismproject:

You are twenty times as likely to be young and homeless if you are transgender.

artivismproject:

You are twenty times as likely to be young and homeless if you are transgender.

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26 8 / 2014

bklynboihood:

@bklynboihood making

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26 8 / 2014

26 8 / 2014

Florida State University, get ready!!! We are only 3 hot days away from your Fall 2014 Drag Show! Florida’s greatest drag queens, drag kings, and performers will be on stage for an unmissable show. 
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Florida State University, get ready!!! We are only 3 hot days away from your Fall 2014 Drag Show! Florida’s greatest drag queens, drag kings, and performers will be on stage for an unmissable show. 

FB DragMeToHell event page