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Old Spice ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Not to be a buzzkill, but…

Isn’t there still a drought in California and surrounding states? Why are we wasting the water? Seriously, I’m all for raising awareness of ALS, but could we find a way to spread the word that doesn’t waste a few gallons of water every time someone participates?

Gay icon Lady Bunny brings up an interesting point in her Blogger post entitled “A Brand New Challenge”, "…some of the fad-obsessed attention nuts who like to pretend that they are briefly concerned about some disease or missing Nigerian girls they were obsessed with a month ago but haven’t thought of in weeks, celebrities desperate to seem relevant and hip to internet trends who usually forget to actually post the donation information for Lou Gehrig’s disease which has been suddenly re branded as ALS and Californians too ignorant to know that there’s a serious drought that the ice bucket challenge contributes to.”

I hate to say it, but I agree with her. STOP WASTING WATER!

By the way…

If you want to do something about ALS Please, save the water and DONATE HERE.

Let’s Talk About Sex: Crash Course Psychology #27

"Sex is complicated for different reasons in different cultures. But, it’s the entire purpose of life, so there’s no reason to blush. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, +Hank Green talks about Kinsey, Masters and Johnson, Sexuality, Gender Identity, Hormones, and even looks into the idea of why we have sex. There’s a lot to go through here.” - CrashCourse

Posting this because there is so much misinformation out there about sexuality, gender, and disease that we all need a refresher every now and again.

lgbtqblogs:

GOD LOVES GAYS Billboard Project Fundraiser

The Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group based in Topeka, Kansas. This group protests at the funerals of soldiers, murdered children, and more. They carry around with them hate-speech signs that say that God hates gay people.

This evil lie has been put into the world by bigots like them for thousands of years. The time has come to right this wrong. 

God LOVES gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people! 

BEHOLD! God is tired of having hate-speech put into his mouth by bigots. Therefore, the LORD shall put up a billboard in Topeka, Kansas that declares to all that “God Loves Gays”!

Abuse of boy whose mother called gay described in graphic testimony – LGBTQ Nation

mysocalled-gay-life:

People wonder why I am so outspoken about LGBT rights. People say, “it’s 2014! Everything’s fine!” No. Not it is not fine. Stories like this are not unique. You think because we are a westernized country there is less violence towards LGBTQ people. That’s simply not true. I’m so saddened to see how this poor child of God was treated. May he rest in peace and true love in the afterlife.

This sickens me!

gaywrites:

"I Hit Send, or Modern Meltdown." Gorgeous (slightly NSFW) spoken word piece by gay college student Steven Boyle about his first crush post-coming-out. Swoon. (via the Huffington Post Gay Voices)  

dangerouspoetry:

The legendary children of Paris Is Burning, (1990).

Gone, but not forgotten.

Oh, no. I had no Idea Willi Ninja died. {:-|

I met Pepper once, well… I didn’t meet her so much as she read me when I tried to get her autograph. :D

BTW kids, Vogue started here, with these beautiful people, NOT with Madonna. I mean, I love her and all, but please. Let’s give the credit where it’s due. :)

Wanna see some of your gay history, check out Paris is Burning.

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EXTRA CREDIT!!!!

Malcolm McClaren’s 1988 club hit, Deep In Vogue (from the album Waltz Darling) was inspired by and features Willi Ninja and others from this group of talented young people. 

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Hollywood and the Rest of the Story

László Ede Almásy’s Love Affair That Wasn’t

1996’s The English Patient:

(based on the novel by Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje) 

A French-Canadian nurse cares for Count László Ede Almásy, a burn victim, while he recounts his illicit love affair with his friend’s wife, their torrid affair and her death before dying himself (thinking fondly of here).

The Real László Ede Almásy:

Well, first off, László Ede Almásy was gay.

He was in love with a German Army officer during the war. He wasn’t burned, nor did he die at the end of WWII. Almásy went on to become a Soviet spy. 

 

Fucking Hollywood, doing it’s best to erase LGBT people from history. :\

LGBT folks didn’t just pop into existence after Stonewall! We’ve been here since the dawn of time.

The dirty little secret of the Holocaust is that LGBT folks were among the groups thrown into concentration camps, tortured, and killed along with the Jews and other “undesirables”. That’s what the pink triangle is all about.

"I AM DIVINE" (trailer)

The 2013 documentary explores the life and fame of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally recognized drag icon.

Divine was one of a kind, the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty with a completely unapologetic, in-your-face style. He spit in the face of the status quo of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine blurred the line between performer and personality. He and John Waters revolutionized pop culture.

I Am Divine is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s emotional complexities and rise to infamy.

AND… it’s available on Netflix streaming. :)

claudiaboleyn:

Cishets take note. 
This is victim blaming and not how you should ever speak to my community. 
This sort of speech puts the blame for LGBTQIAP+phobia on our community for simply being out. 
A basic translation is: 
We will only treat you as human if you pretend to be straight. 
If you don’t think our community has tried everything to stop the hatred and abuse against us then you need to think harder. 
The reason we still face this unacceptable bigotry is not because we refuse to be ashamed of our identities, it’s because of bigots like the tweeter above. 
Cis straight people have the privilege of being able to ‘flaunt’ their identities (aka live their lives without fear of hatred and harm on the basis of that identity) every single day. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people fear holding the hand of their significant other in public.
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people are denied the right to marry. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about friends and members of my community being made homeless by their bigoted cis heterosexual parents. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people stop calling my sexuality a ‘disease’ I need to be cured of. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people, as a collective, can get their shit together and learn to treat me and my community like human beings. 
Cis straight people made my sexuality relevant the moment they started denying me rights and discriminating against me and my community on the basis of it. 

"I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.”
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about Trans Women of Color being targeted for hate and murdered in the streets.

claudiaboleyn:

Cishets take note. 

This is victim blaming and not how you should ever speak to my community. 

This sort of speech puts the blame for LGBTQIAP+phobia on our community for simply being out. 

A basic translation is: 

We will only treat you as human if you pretend to be straight. 

If you don’t think our community has tried everything to stop the hatred and abuse against us then you need to think harder. 

The reason we still face this unacceptable bigotry is not because we refuse to be ashamed of our identities, it’s because of bigots like the tweeter above. 

Cis straight people have the privilege of being able to ‘flaunt’ their identities (aka live their lives without fear of hatred and harm on the basis of that identity) every single day. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people fear holding the hand of their significant other in public.

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people are denied the right to marry. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about friends and members of my community being made homeless by their bigoted cis heterosexual parents. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people stop calling my sexuality a ‘disease’ I need to be cured of. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people, as a collective, can get their shit together and learn to treat me and my community like human beings. 

Cis straight people made my sexuality relevant the moment they started denying me rights and discriminating against me and my community on the basis of it. 

"I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.”

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about Trans Women of Color being targeted for hate and murdered in the streets.