"All of our identities are politicized in one way or another; it is what we choose to do with them that matters."
More than 50 protesters turned out in the rain Saturday to call out Pastor James David Manning’s hateful message.
LGBTQ* Poets You Should Know:
Highlighting Bisexual Poets
**this post lists poets who have gone on the record about their bisexuality
1. Yona Wallach
2. Lord Byron
3. Paul Goodman
4. June Jordan
5. Diane DiPrima
6. James Kirkup
A neat glimpse of some old-school, black, trans* or drag performers in Austin, TX, October 7th, 1955.
Possibly taken at Ira Littlefield’s club, the I.L Club (“the ill club”) on East 11th St.
Photos by Neal Douglass. Source here.
From photographer Daniella Zalcman comes an incredible photo series that documents some of the most prominent activists living and working in Uganda.
Some faces from the Nigeria Global Day of Action protest in support of the Nigerian LGBTQ community.
Click here for more pictures.
LGBTQ* Poets You Should Know:
Highlighting Women of Color:
1. Dawn Lundy Martin
2. Audre Lorde
3. Joy Harjo
4. Micha Cardenas
5. Cheryl Clarke
6. Alice Walker
A reunion show of art and artists from a groundbreaking exhibit in 1974 explores the aesthetics of desire and sexuality through travesty and drag performance.
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.
queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.
Transgender women in Paris in the 1950s and 60s. photographer unknown.
I made a change to this post out of respect for someone who called me out on it. thanks.
Whenever the word “cisgender” is used to describe a non-transgender person, there’s always someone who gins up outrage and claims that it is a derogatory word that’s only meant as an insult. It’s not, of course, but that’s never stopped a good case of the vapors.
This tongue-in-cheek infographic really puts the whole thing in perspective.
(Hat tip to Jillian for the graphics.)
As many as 15,000 LGBT people were killed in Nazi concentration camps. Tel Aviv is the first Israeli city to unveil a memorial.