hipsterinatardis:

snowmercury:

hauntedpamplemousse:

orcasoup:

those moments when straight people assume you’re one of them and you feel like a gay secret agent

lesbionage

bi spy 

it’s an ace case

Secret gaygent.

Transformer.

(via captainofalltheships)

Tags: QUILTBAG

adayinthelesbianlife:

"The LGBT community, however loved/accepted/tolerated, will always be a minority. Our newfound sociopolitical liberties, instead of obliterating the need for a distinctive gay culture, should instead give us license to explore that culture and develop it further. We need gay bookstores, not as sanctuaries for the repressed, but as museums and libraries for the out and proud. As David M. Halperin points out in his book How to Be Gay, “Unlike the members of minority groups defined by race or ethnicity or religion, gays cannot rely on their birth families to teach them about their history or their culture. They must discover their roots through contact with the larger society and the larger world.”

- Why we still need LGBT bookstores, by Daniel Lefferts

(via lettersfromtitan)

dbvictoria:

2014 Seattle Pride Parade on Flickr.
rainbow bats for pride

dbvictoria:

2014 Seattle Pride Parade on Flickr.

rainbow bats for pride

"The ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s "Hobby Lobby" case are just beginning to register — not just for women’s rights but also for LGBT rights."

Stonewall Riots, June 28, 1969 (and following days)

(Source: livefasttryingnottodieyoung, via laquisharedfern)

autisticgarbage:

I’m serious though.

Don’t have child if you aren’t prepared to have a trans child.

Don’t have child if you aren’t prepared to have a gender non-conforming child.

Don’t have child if you aren’t prepared to have a queer child.

Don’t have child if you aren’t prepared to…

Why I Haven’t Said Much About True Blood Lately

I am angry about the problematic AIDS metaphor stuff in True Blood and lot of other things like the way they use race, The LGB representation, etc..  Look, they jumped the shark ages ago, and I was mostly watching for Tara and Lafayette, and y’all know how that is turning out.  It’s the last season, so I’ve decided I might as well finish, but at this point I’m too angry and disengaged to say much anymore. 

silohouettes:

My friend just made this status

"Religion is a choice, a changeable attribute. Members of a religion definitely choose to be a part of theirs, provided no one coerces them. So why are arguments against lgbt rights coming from people with a changeable belief system? Even if reparative therapy worked - religious homophobes could easily change their religion to a non-homophobic one."
— greenwickpress

silohouettes:

My friend just made this status

"Religion is a choice, a changeable attribute. Members of a religion definitely choose to be a part of theirs, provided no one coerces them. So why are arguments against lgbt rights coming from people with a changeable belief system? Even if reparative therapy worked - religious homophobes could easily change their religion to a non-homophobic one."

greenwickpress

(via lgbtlaughs)

liquorinthefront:

Allstate has launched a beautiful campaign aimed at members of the LGBTQ community. Thanks, Allstate! <3

(Source: lgbt.allstateonline.com, via lettersfromtitan)

They are planning on deporting a bisexual man to Jamaica where they will arrest him for his orientation.

thisonewillnotdie:

Mary Jones aka Peter Sewally of New York City was put on trial June 11th 1836 for pick pocketing a wallet containing 99$ from a white john with whom she had done business with the night before.
During their arrest Mary had attempted to throw out two additional wallets hidden in their bosom and the police upon taking Mary’s key and entering their home found dozens more wallets, watches and trinkets belonging to dozens of the cities male Upperclass whom although knowing Mary had stolen from them had become fearful to report to police least their vices be known to an increasingly moral conservative public.
Upon Mary’s interrogation and strip search it was discovered they were born as a man and had created a leather device in the shape and form of a vagina tied around their waist to keep clients from learning Mary’s T and birth sex (Although there is some dispute that the men were well aware of her male identity that she performed in the daytime)
On trial (in as far as I know) in the earliest known first person account of Queer life in United States Mary Jones went on record stating&#160;:

"I have been in the practice of waiting upon Girls of ill fame and made up their Beds and received the Company at the door and received the money for Rooms &amp;c and they induced me to dress in Women’s Clothes, saying I looked so much better in them and I have always attended parties among the people of my own Colour dressed in this way — and in New Orleans I always dressed in this way"

 In so doing Mary Jones explained that there existed an active and known community of what would now be called gays, transsexuals, and drag queens in both the most populated city in United States and the blackest city in the United States during the pre-Emancipation era populated solely by black and mixed race people.
Of course Mary was convicted of Grand Larceny imprisoned for five years but not before being humiliated during trial and her image sensationalized by the press. Additionally days after their initial release Mary was sentenced a second time to Sing-Sing for a five month period for daring to walk about in female attire again before finally disappearing from the records.
It can be argued that this community of which Mary belonged to was the foundation of the later Black Drag Cakewalk balls known in late 19th century New York City, the queer rent parties and gay social life of 1920’s Harlem and eventually the Ballroom/Vogue community formed in the 1940’s to Present.
Although their life was marred in controversy caused by the multipronged discrimination so common for black gender and sexually variant people (then and now) for exisiting out, open and matter of factly Mary Jones was able to create a “beginning” for recorded black Queer life and history in this nation.

thisonewillnotdie:

Mary Jones aka Peter Sewally of New York City was put on trial June 11th 1836 for pick pocketing a wallet containing 99$ from a white john with whom she had done business with the night before.

During their arrest Mary had attempted to throw out two additional wallets hidden in their bosom and the police upon taking Mary’s key and entering their home found dozens more wallets, watches and trinkets belonging to dozens of the cities male Upperclass whom although knowing Mary had stolen from them had become fearful to report to police least their vices be known to an increasingly moral conservative public.

Upon Mary’s interrogation and strip search it was discovered they were born as a man and had created a leather device in the shape and form of a vagina tied around their waist to keep clients from learning Mary’s T and birth sex (Although there is some dispute that the men were well aware of her male identity that she performed in the daytime)

On trial (in as far as I know) in the earliest known first person account of Queer life in United States Mary Jones went on record stating :

"I have been in the practice of waiting upon Girls of ill fame and made up their Beds and received the Company at the door and received the money for Rooms &c and they induced me to dress in Women’s Clothes, saying I looked so much better in them and I have always attended parties among the people of my own Colour dressed in this way — and in New Orleans I always dressed in this way"


In so doing Mary Jones explained that there existed an active and known community of what would now be called gays, transsexuals, and drag queens in both the most populated city in United States and the blackest city in the United States during the pre-Emancipation era populated solely by black and mixed race people.

Of course Mary was convicted of Grand Larceny imprisoned for five years but not before being humiliated during trial and her image sensationalized by the press. Additionally days after their initial release Mary was sentenced a second time to Sing-Sing for a five month period for daring to walk about in female attire again before finally disappearing from the records.

It can be argued that this community of which Mary belonged to was the foundation of the later Black Drag Cakewalk balls known in late 19th century New York City, the queer rent parties and gay social life of 1920’s Harlem and eventually the Ballroom/Vogue community formed in the 1940’s to Present.

Although their life was marred in controversy caused by the multipronged discrimination so common for black gender and sexually variant people (then and now) for exisiting out, open and matter of factly Mary Jones was able to create a “beginning” for recorded black Queer life and history in this nation.

(via brigdh)