August 9, 2011
Movement: New word I'm bringing to the blog: Southaphobic.

inquotation:

For all my liberals from southern states, time to start calling other liberals out. Liberals in particular attach many stereotypes to this region of the U.S., and it’s time to clarify some things. Yes, I’m gay. No, my sexuality was not oppressed while living in Virginia. No, racism does not only exist in the south. No, a southern accent does not imply ignorance, illiteracy or stupidity. No, not everyone who identifies xemself as a “hick” discriminates against others of different races, religions or sexual orientations. No, not everyone in the South is religious. No, not everyone in the south is conservative. So dispose of your liberal sympathy for my growing up a queer youth in Virginia or take it elsewhere.

Southaphobia perpetuates the idea that prejudice only exists in, or mainly exist, in southern states. Nowhere in the U.S. is a safe haven from prejudice and discrimination. Acknowledge this, stop pointing fingers down at the south and help our country progress out of its backward ways.

I am totally with you. Prejudice bigots are anywhere. If you think that the south is just full of prejudice, and that the north isn’t, re-evaluate your prejudices please.

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August 15, 2011
intoxicatedspirit:

A gay man and a woman whose sex-change operation was paid for by the state tied the knot this weekend in a first-of-its-kind wedding for Cuba.The bride, Wendy Iriepa, 37, arrived at the wedding hall in Havana in a full white gown, with flowers in her hair and holding a rainbow flag. Inside, a public notary joined the couple in a brief civil ceremony and the newlyweds kissed to cheers from friends and family.“This is the first wedding between a transsexual woman and a gay man,” said the 31-year-old groom, Ignacio Estrada. “We celebrate it at the top of our voices and affirm that this is a step forward for the gay community in Cuba.”Gay marriage is not legal in Cuba and Saturday’s wedding does nothing to change that, since Iriepa – born Alexis – is a woman in the eyes of the law.She underwent sex-change surgery in 2007 as part of a pilot programme that began in earnest the following year and made gender-reassignment procedures part of the island’s universal healthcare system. One other transgender woman married years ago, but Iriepa is the first to do so having benefited from the new policy.In the early years after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, homosexuality was considered highly suspect in Cuba along with other “alternative” forms of expression, such as US fashion trends and rock’n’roll.
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They both look great.

intoxicatedspirit:

A gay man and a woman whose sex-change operation was paid for by the state tied the knot this weekend in a first-of-its-kind wedding for Cuba.

The bride, Wendy Iriepa, 37, arrived at the wedding hall in Havana in a full white gown, with flowers in her hair and holding a rainbow flag. Inside, a public notary joined the couple in a brief civil ceremony and the newlyweds kissed to cheers from friends and family.

“This is the first wedding between a transsexual woman and a gay man,” said the 31-year-old groom, Ignacio Estrada. “We celebrate it at the top of our voices and affirm that this is a step forward for the gay community in Cuba.”

Gay marriage is not legal in Cuba and Saturday’s wedding does nothing to change that, since Iriepa – born Alexis – is a woman in the eyes of the law.

She underwent sex-change surgery in 2007 as part of a pilot programme that began in earnest the following year and made gender-reassignment procedures part of the island’s universal healthcare system. One other transgender woman married years ago, but Iriepa is the first to do so having benefited from the new policy.

In the early years after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, homosexuality was considered highly suspect in Cuba along with other “alternative” forms of expression, such as US fashion trends and rock’n’roll.

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They both look great.

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August 16, 2011
STAGE COLLAPSE UPDATE: Coroner Tells Lesbian She Can't Have Partner's Body

timekiller-s:

liberal-life:

liberal-life:

Bilerico reports that an Indiana coroner cited DOMA in his refusal to release the body of Christina Santiago to her lesbian partner. Santiago was one of five killed at Saturday’s stage collapse at the Indiana State fair.

It is situations like this that really shed light on how important ‘gay rights’ are. 

Update: A friend of mine emailed the coroner and got a response. She said, “This is all unfounded and their office was working with Christinas aunt in this situation because her fiance was also injured. I think he may be telling the truth, because the last report I read is that her partner was still in critical care.” The Indianapolis Star will likely have a story on this. I’ll update the post if I see a definitive clarification!

Edit: the original source of the story posted an update saying: “Alfarena Ballew from the Marion County Coroner’s office called to offer this statement, “Her friend and her aunt are working together with the life partner to take care of the remains. We have nothing in writing from the partner asking to claim the body. Our records show that the next of kin is her aunt. Our understanding now is that they’re all working together to release the body and take care of the services.” Ms. Ballew described the incident as a “misunderstanding” and says the office is on track to release the body shortly.”

 

Since there is so much conflicting information/clarification, I’m going to refrain from too harsh a comment. The situation with the Indiana State Fair is dreadful and no one should be put through the wringer at this time.

However, none of this changes the fact that DOMA (Defence of Marriage Act) is a despicable thing that punishes LGBTQ couples, and especially punishes them at times that are a matter of life and death.

DOMA needs to go. Period.

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August 22, 2011
Movement: Upsetting, how patriarchy and misogyny

inquotation:

litter themselves throughout every facet of society. I know someone dating a guy two or three years her senior. Having had a strained relationship with her father while growing up, her older brother sees her boyfriend as her substitute father figure and sites this as the reason for their…

I swear, if my Tumblr doesn’t stop shortening you posts, Justin, I will consider defenestrating my computer.

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August 23, 2011

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August 23, 2011
QUILTBAG

fsufeminist:

thenoblestlemon:

Q = Queer/Questioning
U = Undecided
I = Intersex
L = Lesbian
T = Trans
B = Bisexual
A = Asexual
G = Gay/Genderqueer

I like this!

Done.

(Source: urbandictionary.com, via karlspooxxxy)

August 23, 2011

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September 6, 2011
Reblog if…

stfufauxminists:

feministdykeslut:

lindzmcallister:

You believe there should be a feminist/activist tab on the Tumblr Spotlight page, which makes it easier to follow people and promotes users.

UH YES.

Honestly, I’d be happy if Tumblr could start by getting an editor or two for the feminism tag. Let’s start small - you know, with not having to read anti-feminist bullshit on a tag about feminism…D-:

September 8, 2011

deviantfemme:

K-Y Intense Commercial Features Totally Normal Lesbian Couple

If a national commercial depicting a lesbian couple in pajamas talking about the fact that they have sex —because they’re two people in a relationship and not because there’s a guy around to think it’s totally hot— isn’t a win, I don’t know what is.

The commercial isn’t set to air until September 5th, but it still makes me excited for that glorious day when seeing a commercial that just happens to feature a homosexual couple is so common that we all yawn in unison.

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September 13, 2011
"The more homophobic we are as a people, the further removed we are from any kind of revolution. Not only must black lesbians and gay men be committed to destroying homophobia, but ALL black people must be committed to working out and rooting out homophobia in the black community. We begin to eliminate homophobia by engaging in dialogue with the advocates of gay and lesbian liberation, educating ourselves about gay and lesbian politics, confronting and correcting homophobic attitudes, and understanding how these attitudes prevent the liberation of the total community."

— Cheryl Clarke “The Failure to Transform: Homophobia in the Black Community” (1983)

(Source: agradschoolbreakup, via soadatnewschool)

September 14, 2011
Obama Plan Good for Trans People

thequeercommunity:

The jobs proposal announced by President Obama Thursday may be particularly helpful to transgender Americans, who are “disproportionately likely to be among the long-term unemployed,” says Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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September 17, 2011
"These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of.

They go on and on with all this bullshit about ‘sanctity’ — don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."

Clint Eastwood being a BAMF while discussing same-sex marriage in GQ’s October edition. He boils down the arguments for marriage equality to a beautiful simplicity - Why not?

He really means this:

I dare anyone to disagree with Clint Eastwood. For fuck’s sake, he was Dirty Harry! He makes Chuck Norris look like Justin Bieber. I don’t know about you all, but his quote literally made my day better.

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September 18, 2011
saltmarshhag:

pinkpenguin22:

strudelcuddy:

pinkpenguin22:

So let me get this straight.  A person who doesn’t struggle cannot identify as queer?

If your struggle is unrelated to being attracted to the same sex or being trans, then no, you can’t identify as queer.
If your struggle revolves around being cis and only having/desiring opposite sex partners, you are straight. 

I was going to stop talking to stupid people but I want to point something out.
It wasn’t very long ago when trans people weren’t considered queer either.  So if you still want to go on the whole definitions thing, labels are flexible with time.  And…I’m out, enjoy your drama

Hold the fuck up. What is this revisionist history crap?
It wasn’t that long ago that the word “queer” started being reclaimed in the first place. Trans people were just as likely, in many cases more likely, to get called homophobic slurs such as queer as anyone else. I’ve been called a queer more times in threatening/harassing situations than I’ve been called a “tranny.” And that’s what you obnoxious little shits are deliberately refusing to understand. Queer was imposed. It wasn’t a fun exciting umbrella we just all decided to get under spontaneously. It is a violent word that was taken back as an act of violence against our oppressors.
Stop using cis LG transphobia to justify het cis asexuals “reclaiming” a slur that they aren’t targeted with, for fuck’s sake. First of all, a lot of us are trans and queer. And even while marginalized under LGBT coalitions, trans people have always been a part of queer communities, going back over 100 years to the days when we were all “uranians” and “inverts,” before “homophile/homosexual” and “transvestite” were even differentiated by the sexology/medical establishment. Our cultures are inseparable, no matter how much transphobic cis LGBs and a handful of homophobic transsexual people try.
I don’t think you couldn’t come up with a more inappropriate comparison, to be honest. But hey, who gives a fuck about actual queer history?

Reblogging for commentary.

saltmarshhag:

pinkpenguin22:

strudelcuddy:

pinkpenguin22:

So let me get this straight.  A person who doesn’t struggle cannot identify as queer?

If your struggle is unrelated to being attracted to the same sex or being trans, then no, you can’t identify as queer.

If your struggle revolves around being cis and only having/desiring opposite sex partners, you are straight

I was going to stop talking to stupid people but I want to point something out.

It wasn’t very long ago when trans people weren’t considered queer either.  So if you still want to go on the whole definitions thing, labels are flexible with time.  And…I’m out, enjoy your drama

Hold the fuck up. What is this revisionist history crap?

It wasn’t that long ago that the word “queer” started being reclaimed in the first place. Trans people were just as likely, in many cases more likely, to get called homophobic slurs such as queer as anyone else. I’ve been called a queer more times in threatening/harassing situations than I’ve been called a “tranny.” And that’s what you obnoxious little shits are deliberately refusing to understand. Queer was imposed. It wasn’t a fun exciting umbrella we just all decided to get under spontaneously. It is a violent word that was taken back as an act of violence against our oppressors.

Stop using cis LG transphobia to justify het cis asexuals “reclaiming” a slur that they aren’t targeted with, for fuck’s sake. First of all, a lot of us are trans and queer. And even while marginalized under LGBT coalitions, trans people have always been a part of queer communities, going back over 100 years to the days when we were all “uranians” and “inverts,” before “homophile/homosexual” and “transvestite” were even differentiated by the sexology/medical establishment. Our cultures are inseparable, no matter how much transphobic cis LGBs and a handful of homophobic transsexual people try.

I don’t think you couldn’t come up with a more inappropriate comparison, to be honest. But hey, who gives a fuck about actual queer history?

Reblogging for commentary.

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September 19, 2011
Third gender

gay-men:

Third gender option added to Australian passports. Transgender people and those of ambiguous sex will be able to list their gender as indeterminate.

(Source: Boing Boing, via sorryexcuseforasociallife)

September 21, 2011
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters serenade anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church | OnTopMag.com

projectqueer:

Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters band mates on Friday counter protested the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, which had targeted the band’s Kansas City show at the Sprint Center.

photoFoo Fighters take on haters of Westboro Baptist in KCMO

“You have no proper thoughts of the God that created you, but we’ll be there to make sure you don’t forget when you haul your rebellious carcasses into the Sprint Center to watch God-hating fools do their shtick,” the group said in announcing their protest. ”God hates fag enablers.”

The band pulled up to the protesters in a modified truck dressed in fake facial hair, long wigs and cowboys outfits to serenade the group with a rendition of Keep It Clean, which includes the lyrics, “Driving all night, got a hankering for something. Think I’m in the mood for some hot-man muffins.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, God bless America,” Grohl said between sets. ”Land of the free, home of the brave, it takes all kinds. I don’t care if you’re black or white or purple or green. Whether you’re Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum. It takes all kinds.”

“Men loving women and women loving men and men loving men and women loving women – you know we all like to watch that.”

“What I would like to say: God bless America, y’all,” he added.

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

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