"He was a Radical Faerie who lived in the neighborhood, and his husband and family do not believe he will recover from his injuries."

"I fear that marriage equality is a more palatable issue to discuss than the disproportionate impact of deadly violence for people of color, transgender women, transgender people of color and gay men. And it terrifies me that the idea of "ultimat…"

“‘I am no longer criminal,’ says one gay rights activist, as Uganda’s constitutional court overturns the ‘draconian’ laws.”

"A letter from former giants in the movement calls for an end to the anti-LGBTQ pseudo-therapy."

"The MHP panel discusses if the societal anxiety about black children growing up without fathers is valid."

"Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”"

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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Anyone who wants to spin a yarn where Steve Rogers doesn’t know that teh gay exists? Come at me, bro.

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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.

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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

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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)

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