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manaphy:

`flsxo:

I saw Mae Martin at a small event in my soon-to-be new city and she was awesome

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tyleroakley:

Icona Pop teaching the music industry that to appreciate a culture, you don’t have to appropriate it. Give the spotlight to the culture’s members, and let them tell their own stories.

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beautifulsouthasianbrides:

Interracial Indian&Amerian Lesbian Wedding

Photos by:http://www.jenncorbinphotography.com/

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knowhomo:

KNOWhomo Nonfiction (a Moderator is currently reading)
Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter
A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
Sportsdykes: Stories from On and Off the Field by Susan Fox Rogers
Lesbian & Bisexual Identities: Constructing Communities, Constructing Selves by Kristin G. Esterberg

knowhomo:

KNOWhomo Nonfiction (a Moderator is currently reading)

  1. Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter
  2. A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
  3. Sportsdykes: Stories from On and Off the Field by Susan Fox Rogers
  4. Lesbian & Bisexual Identities: Constructing Communities, Constructing Selves by Kristin G. Esterberg

There is a little boy somewhere in Oklahoma that has grown up in a difficult situation at home and takes his anger out daily on the ‘faggot’ in his class. There is a high school student in Texas that grew up in an evangelical Christian household and after years of suppression, he acts out by ridiculing and violently beating other boys that he’s actually attracted to deep down inside. These imagined representations of already disturbed youth are real and exist in great numbers and they will listen to your album come Christmas time. And they’ll hear you say:

'I'll still be able to break a motherfuckin' table over the back of a couple of faggots and crack it in half.'

…I can guarantee you that somewhere some child is listening to you sing about breaking tables over the backs of faggots. And that child doesn’t understand or give a shit about your asinine and semantically flawed defense of the word’s use. That child has an adult of influence and power in their ears using the same words and inciting the same images of violence that they put into practice when they bully kids in the locker room. And at some point in 2014, as sad as it is to say, another child will be dead as a result.

…Like it or not, you do have blood on your hands as you contribute to a collective homophobia that pushes people to death. No amount of denial or self-delusion can ever wash that away.


jet-foam:

ydrill:

The amazing attraction of the sink.

RACCOON

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myjourneytojay:

If you have any questions at all, just ask. :)

myjourneytojay:

If you have any questions at all, just ask. :)

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knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Heroes You Should Know

Evelyn Hooker

Evelyn Hooker started her career as an animal psychologist. While working at the University of California in the 1940s, Hooker befriended one of her students after he came out to her. Hooker was encouraged by this student to explore the nature of homosexuality. At this time, homosexuality was considered a mental illness and in many countries and states, a crime. Hooker was able to form a study group of 60 men, half of whom were gay, to a series of personality tests. The results were then placed before a series of physiological “experts” who were unable to conclude which of those tested were gay and which were straight.

In 1956/57, Evelyn Hooker submitted her work for review, arguing that there was nothing solid in research proving homosexuality was pathological. 

A decade later, President Johnson appointed Hooker to the National Institute of Mental Health. This task force fought for the repeal of sodomy laws and is credited as one of the major organizations which influenced those responsible for removing homosexuality from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) of mental illnesses presented by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1973.

Photo credits: 

  1. Evelyn Hooker
  2. Gay Crusader of Chicago After APA Removes Homosexuality as Mental Illness
  3. The Mattachine Review Asks for Change

alltimelowforthewin:

i can’t stop laughing

alltimelowforthewin:

i can’t stop laughing

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