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BIG PHOTOSETS FOREVER FOR THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO IGNORE / a lot of these don’t have hi-res versions available, but i still want to post them

This was not an exaggeration. The government ignored the issue of HIV/AIDS for years before anything was done. Gay and Queer communities had to form their own clinics because no government agencies cared for them. Back then, being diagnosed was equivalent to a death sentence or extreme debt and poor quality of life/a significantly shortened lifespan.

Things got so desperate that people literally had “Die-Ins”— in contemporary usage this refers to masses of people simulating death in order to protest something (like the War in Iraq). In this case, however, fatally sick people would literally lie down in public places and protest with what little energy they had left until they died. There is some footage of a church Die-In in the documentary Beyond Stonewall.  The middle image here of that person’s jacket is not an extreme political statement; it’s what people had to do because they had no other options.

wow.


never forget

queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.

YES
YES
YES

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Filed under History GSM

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does this even need a caption

I saw this and immediately took the last graph as a negative as well - the fact that lesbians are more positively rated then other groups is (and this is simply my educated guess) because of how they are fetishized by the porn industry. 

So you know what’s great about this? These are all terms that have been, for the most part, assigned to us by cis people. We have taken them on and claimed them as ours, but they are terms that are in the hands of cis straight people. 

I took terms up that we have created and used to describe ourselves and found this: 

Genderqueer: 91.0% positive.

ftm: 53.8% positive

mtf: 71.2% positive

We have control, guys. We have control over our spaces. Just by the words we use to define ourselves we have control over how we are perceived. 

What an uplifting viewpoint!!!! Thank you :)

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A proposed new (non-binary inclusive) trans* symbol.
Not gonna lie, I got a little giddy when I saw it.

I really like it. Aw man.

OH MAN HOW COOL IS THIS

Every time I see this post on my dash, I am just blown away with the levels of meaning it has. Because the asterisk has often been used as an inclusive signifier for the suffix “trans,” and the symbol is obviously referencing that.
But if you look closely, the asterisk attached to the circle contains both the female and male (Venus and Mars) symbols.


And if you know much about the meanings of astrology symbols, you could even argue that there’s a third glyph in there. Because male/Mars is drive (arrow) over spirit (circle), and female/Venus is spirit (circle) over matter (cross). And when you’ve used those, you’re left with what could be interpreted as mind (crescent) over spirit (circle). And I really think it would be quite useful for anyone who doesn’t fit in the gender binary.

So yes. All the awards to the creator!

pyroclast:

outforhealth:

flameatronach:

malakhgabriel:

A proposed new (non-binary inclusive) trans* symbol.

Not gonna lie, I got a little giddy when I saw it.

I really like it. Aw man.

OH MAN HOW COOL IS THIS

Every time I see this post on my dash, I am just blown away with the levels of meaning it has. Because the asterisk has often been used as an inclusive signifier for the suffix “trans,” and the symbol is obviously referencing that.

But if you look closely, the asterisk attached to the circle contains both the female and male (Venus and Mars) symbols.

image

image

And if you know much about the meanings of astrology symbols, you could even argue that there’s a third glyph in there. Because male/Mars is drive (arrow) over spirit (circle), and female/Venus is spirit (circle) over matter (cross). And when you’ve used those, you’re left with what could be interpreted as mind (crescent) over spirit (circle). And I really think it would be quite useful for anyone who doesn’t fit in the gender binary.

image

So yes. All the awards to the creator!

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Harvard Business School's First Transgender Student Speaks Out | The Atlantic

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Last year, Harvard Business School accepted its first transgender student. She is, in fact, the first openly trans person to be admitted to any top management program in the country. 

The article is quite standard (and mainstream, it is The Atlantic) but what stands out is pretty much everything quoted from Del.

Del agrees that telling her story puts her at a disadvantage: “Even the mechanics of sharing my past are difficult. The only exposure the average person has to transgender issues is from overwhelmingly false media stereotypes. We haven’t had our Will & Grace moment yet, so coming out usually needs to be accompanied by a lot of education.”

“Most employers and administrators have not only never met a transgender person before, they have never been in an environment where they see others embrace a trans person. As a result, many open-minded and accepting people do terrible things out of the fear of what other people might think.” That’s why she sees the school’s acceptance of a transgendered individual as being so important. “Any difference I can make by being here is dwarfed by the impact the school and my peers have had by embracing a trans student as one of their own.  They are the ones who are changing the world.”

“But make no mistake: that it has been no big deal is a very big deal indeed.”

Filed under Gender Trans* GSM

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Queer women are fetishized and objectified in media. They are often presented in explicitly sexual situations in advertisements, or kissing for shock value at awards shows or on sitcoms.

What Lambert shows in her video is a drastically different view of lesbian relationships—a much more realistic one. The video and lyrics alike are very much about the love and relationship between the singer and the woman she is singing about. Where most depictions of same-sex affection seem to be between three people—two feminine-presenting, conventionally attractive queer women, and the male gaze—Lambert’s video is beautiful because it is so personal.
Anya Josephs on Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm”  (via sparkamovement)

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Bisexual people - by any other name, by every other name - have lived and loved since the beginning of time. Yet we’re told we don’t exist, that we’re really heterosexual or really gay, that nothing exists except these two extremes. Though usually not talked about or acknowledged, our lives (and those of many who regard themselves as gay or heterosexual) manifest a wealth of experience and behavior between these extremes. It is time for bisexuals to speak out, in our own voices, no longer filtered by experts’ interpretations of who we are.
Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out (via thissinkingboat)

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Please someone kill me.

and then they get offended when you say you dislike the sherlock fandom

Oh my fucking god this makes me so fucking sick.

This sums up my feelings pretty well.

this is disgusting.

#omfg #and people wonder why the queer community despises straight slasher fangirls #but noooooo they’re such supportive allies! #and seriously have never encountered a fandom as bad as this fandom #not to mention these are all a bunch of Americans who are completely clueless about how parlament works

for anyone who wants an overview of what is going on in regards to marriage equality in the uk, STFUstraightpeople has two primer posts on the process of uk lawmaking:

Shut up, Sherlock fandom. I am part of you but I am also a queer person, who, despite having mixed feelings about the institution of marriage overall, is generally thrilled for my brethren across the pond who’ve been looking forward to this. I get overly emotionally invested in fictional characters too, but come on. Real people first.

(Source: deadlykillerqueen)

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