1. alexbluebonnets:

Holy shit.

    alexbluebonnets:

    Holy shit.

  2. knottahooker:

copperbadge:

navalenigma:

Aggressively southern gay

The best kind of southern gay!

I have a mighty need for this button.

    knottahooker:

    copperbadge:

    navalenigma:

    Aggressively southern gay

    The best kind of southern gay!

    I have a mighty need for this button.

  3. demigray:

I don’t see any reason to put off announcing it any longer, so without further ado, this is the “secret” project I was working on. Check out some of the articles:
What is Demisexuality?
Could I Be Demisexual?
Am I Demisexual If…
Coming Out As Demisexual
And more! 
Share it, link to it, use it! Consider this a soft launch, and please provide feedback if you have it.* I want to do a bigger launch for Asexual Awareness Week. 
* Seriously, I would really appreciate ideas for articles, links and other ways to improve the site. 

    demigray:

    I don’t see any reason to put off announcing it any longer, so without further ado, this is the “secret” project I was working on. Check out some of the articles:

    Share it, link to it, use it! Consider this a soft launch, and please provide feedback if you have it.* I want to do a bigger launch for Asexual Awareness Week. 

    * Seriously, I would really appreciate ideas for articles, links and other ways to improve the site. 

  4. interalia:

    poetsforferguson:

    Remember to checkout the gofundme campaign here!

    http://www.gofundme.com/e15suw

    24 hours of poetry by poets of color! yes, please. keep checking the poetsforferguson page for updates on the livestream (the link will change every three hours)

    Hey y’all, cross-posting here. Please boost and donate if you’re able!

  5. ignitionremix:

I’m crying

    ignitionremix:

    I’m crying

  6. When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person →

    Good big media coverage~ Really nice representation of a mom-kid relationship dealing with things. Little eh bits but yeah sweet.

  7. byebyebatbrains said: a list of woc and qtpoc bands would be amazing - are there any lists out there already?

    brujacore:

    Not that I know of! However, I’m gonna start one, right here, right now. I’m sure I’ll miss a few but I’m inviting everyone here to add bands they know. Below are some currently active punk/hardcore/indie/alt bands that are fronted by, or in which half the band is made up of, women of color and/or LGBTQ people of color:

    Aye Nako
    Sourpatch
    Try The Pie
    The Younger Lovers
    Bloomer
    In School
    3Jane
    Penguin
    Cojoba
    Negation 
    Permanent Ruin -
    soundcloud / tumblr
    The Mighty Paradocs -
    facebook // myspace
    Downtown Boys
    Malportado Kids
    Olivia Neutron-John
    Tin Vulva
    White Noise Supremacists
    Omega Sirius Moon
    The Ch’izhii’s « does anyone have any music links?
    Shady Hawkins
    Kera and the Lesbians
    Heliotropes
    Turnip King
    La Luz
    Habibi
    Disparate
    The Tuts
    Neonates
    Sparkleshit
    Las Otras
    La Misma
    Wallflower
    Midwest Moms
    Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries
    Las Robertas
    Destruye Y Huye
    Replica (CA)
    Lozen ««< ????
    Half-Breed
    Obama Youth -
    facebook
    Rayos X -
    last.fm
    Tuberculosis -
    last.fm
    Generación Suicida
    Bascom (w folks from sourpatch)
    Crabapple
    SBSM
    Kurraka
    My Parade
    Ephemera «< ????
    Bedrooms «< is this riiite??
    Blood Horses BATTY
    Alyssa of
    See-Through Girls
    Laura of
    Heavy Bangs
    1000 Lights ««??? 
    This Or That
    Sarchasm
    Punk Funk Mob
    Bestfriend/Grrlfriend
    Ancient Wing
    No Bone
    Wizard Apprentice (formerly fat transfer) (Tumblr) (Soundcloud)
    Oxygen Facial FKA
    Melting Wreck
    Gorgeous Vermillion
    Beast Nest -
    Soundcloud / Tumblr
    Sangre de Abajo
    Centre «< ???
    Fanciulla Gentile -
    Soundcloud / Tumblr
    Placentaur
    No Babies
    Apostasis
    Kai from Self Defense Family (and Bloomer!) ««???
     x1955x
    Horregias -
    soundcloud // tumblr
    Kumbia Queers
    The Golfas -
    soundcloud // youtube
    Juvenilia
    The Breathing Light -
    tumblr // facebook
    Anus Kings
    New Bloods
    The Discotays
    TV Tramps -
    facebook
    Miracle Dolls
    Bat Vomit - Scum Bastard (Youtube)
    Dead Rez Reflex
    Blackfire
    Baby Shampoo «« ????
    Its Morning Somewhere Helms Alee
    JD’s Revenge «< ??????
    Kuzikia «<??
    Genders
    Criaturas -
    bandcamp // soundcloud
    Big Joanie -
    bandcamp // soundcloud
    Bushoong « ??
    Moor Mother Goddess -
    soundcloud // bandcamp
    Atomic Tan Lines
    Bike Crash Ziyoou Vachi (Queen Bee) - youtube ” KUCHISAKE ONNA / 女王蜂 - 口裂け女”
    Lior from Gay Panic
    Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in The Dilapidation - youtube video
    Girl in a Coma
    Langton Drive - facebook / bandcamp
    Virgin Gun Club
    Tragic Gadget
    Vulgar Fashion
    Bitchface
    Queen Crescent
    Wet Brain
    Bitter Fruit
    Centre

  8. Learn to listen. This is especially difficult for members of dominant groups. If someone confronts you with your own behavior that supports privilege, step off the path of least resistance that encourages you to defend and deny. Don’t tell them they’re too sensitive or need a better sense of humor, and don’t try to explain away what you did as something else than what they’re telling you it was. Don’t say you didn’t mean it or that you were only kidding. Don’t tell them what a champion of justice you are or how hurt you feel because of what they’re telling you. Don’t make jokes or try to be cute or charming, since only privilege can lead someone to believe these are acceptable responses to something as serious as privilege and oppression. Listen to what’s being said. Take it seriously. Assume for the time being that it’s true, because given the power of paths of least resistance, it probably is. And then take responsibility to do something about it.

    — Allan G. Johnson, The Gender Knot  (via wretchedoftheearth)

  9. Researchers want to call this a problem of self-perception, but I have a different theory. It could be, perhaps, that queer girl culture doesn’t suffer the incessant, unreasonable pressure of the male gaze in the same way that straight girl culture does. After all, if you don’t have to concern yourself with attracting men as romantic partners, it’s considerable more reasonable to not give a fuck about their photoshopped-magazine-and-mainstream-pornography-fueled beauty standards, and you might be less likely to internalize that garbage. A dig through some psychology journals show that I’m not making this up. One study showed that lesbians tended to rate the attractiveness of bigger women higher than straight women did. A later study showed that women who felt a strong connection to the lesbian community scored better in personal body image and had fewer indications of depression.

    So, we’ve got an NIH study about fat lesbians, a problematic cultural fixation on weight and weight-loss, and a rejection of heterosexual beauty standard by queer ladies. What’s the takeaway here? It’s that we should be concerned when science and medicine make such considerable efforts to pathologize aspects of queer culture that conflict with mainstream straight culture, especially when those aspects of straight culture are hideously broken, like the fat-hate and weight obsession. The fact of the matter is, the study from Brigham and Women’s operates on a unpleasant, and perhaps unfounded, base assumption — that there must be something wrong with queer women because they tend to be larger than straight women. Given the lengthy history of the medical establishments need to assign diagnoses to members of the LGBT community for violating cisgender and heterosexual cultural norms, I think we ought to take a critical eye to research like this, especially when it’s founded on as something as inaccurate and useless as BMI. Loving each other at all shapes and sizes is perhaps one of the best things about queer lady culture. Let’s not let some shaky science wreck that up.

    — 

    Lesbian Obesity Study Misses the Point: We Don’t Care If We’re Fat | Autostraddle (via brutereason)

    Also, we (the science/ public health communities) have known for a long time that lesbians have a larger average weight than hetero women. So any research or publication trying to make a big deal out of that “discovery” right now is being dishonest. They just want to continue to train you to fat shame…and use that fat shame to legitimize your lesphobia, just as the above quote describes.

    (via christel-thoughts)

  10. snerkflerks:

asexual representation is important

    snerkflerks:

    asexual representation is important