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"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.

cleveraspie:

cauda-pavonis:

misswompler:

westerninfluence:

glassescat:

OK SO I WAS AT THE FABRIC STORE AND I WALKED BY SOME MEMORIAL DAY THEMED FABRIC AND 

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WHAT THE HELL IS THIS

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WHY ARE THE ABS SO DETAILED AND NOT THE FACE WHAT

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OMFG LINCOLN LOOKS LIKE EDWARD CULLEN WITH A BEARD I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS SHIT

I HAVE A DRESS MADE OUT OF THIS FABRIC AND I GOT TO BE IN A PARADE BECAUSE OF IT

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This is the Alexander Henry Pin-Up collection - and they are all fucking amazing!

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IT’S BACK

havey-cavey
what what what!

I don’t frequent fabric stores all that much. The last time I entered one was 9 years ago when I reupholstered an old sofa, but I have never in my life seen patterns like these. Seriously… Are they stored in a back room, behind a curtain, like they used to do with the adult section at the video store?

:With fabric patterns like these, maybe I should take up sewing as a hobby. :P

theymightbeclippy:

DEAD OR ALIVE “I’ll Save You All My Kisses”

How the hell have I never heard this before?

Yeah, I still want his hair.
The metallic codpiece? Not so much.

OMG Make It Stop! [shudders} I’m trying to forget the 80s dammit! Hahahaha! :P

  • BTW- Lead singer, Pete Burns has undergone an extraordinary amount of plastic surgery to fix and remold his face after a botched nose job. (see video) Burns is a member of the club of celebs, like Joan Rivers and Michael Jackson, who seem addicted to the process. I can’t imagine the thought process that leads someone to such extremes, so I’ll refrain from judgement.  I do wish him happiness though because, for a few years in that terrible decade, Dead of Alive made us very happy.

fadedwindsxo:

This is really important. 

#WeAreYou

"We believe that our humanity defines us, not who we love, or what gender we are. We believe that the United States has a duty to uphold the words in the Declaration of Independence - "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…", but it’s not doing that.

iO Tillett Wright is traveling the country, photographing 10,000 people who identify as ANYWHERE on the LGBTQ spectrum (even 1% gay is enough to get you fired in 29 States). When she has 10,000 portraits, she and her team will take them to the National Mall, in front of the Washington Monument, and stage a march on Washington. This is the SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS Project.

In response to the avalanche of bigotry and misinformation about LGBTQ people, the Self Evident team created the WE ARE YOU campaign - a simple message of love and support. Wear the shirt, put up the sticker, wear the bag, HASHTAG #WEAREYOU, and let it be known that you demand that all humans be treated equally.

GET INVOLVED TODAY AT: WWW.SELFEVIDENTPROJECT.COM

BUY THE SHIRT HERE - selfevidentproject.com/store/

msnbc:

Pride parades bring rainbows and rights to cities across country

Millions of people took to the streets across the country this weekend to champion gay rights, culture, and creative costumes celebrating all of the above.

This year’s attendees have a lot to celebrate: this year has seen judge after judge strike down gay marriage bans in states like Arkansas, Indiana, Utah, and Idaho, giving momentum to the movement and enabling the unions of thousands across the country.

The parades are scheduled annually to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots; this year is the 45th year since patrons of the Stonewall Inn bar violently protested the regular raids that shut down gay bars and arrested patrons. Those protests are largely seen as the mother of the modern gay rights movement.

Here are snapshots from three of the largest parades, in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago: http://on.msnbc.com/1voiYgF

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* History You Should Know
(and then what happened)
Following the liberation of concentration camps, many gay survivors (the pink triangles) were placed in prison by German authorities. Since concentration camps were not considered “jail,” homosexual men were still in violation of Paragraph 175 (a law outlawing homosexuality in Germany) and were then placed in prison to serve time for breaking the law.
To this day, not one single gay survivor or family member has been given financial payments by the government in Germany. 

KNOWhomo history reblogs.
Would you like to know more? Check out:
#History You Should Know 
#Black/African American 
#Pink Triangle History 
#Flag(s) History 
#Military/Armed Forces 
#Vintage 
#Christian 
#Jewish 
#Muslim 
 


Never forget our history.

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* History You Should Know

(and then what happened)

Following the liberation of concentration camps, many gay survivors (the pink triangles) were placed in prison by German authorities. Since concentration camps were not considered “jail,” homosexual men were still in violation of Paragraph 175 (a law outlawing homosexuality in Germany) and were then placed in prison to serve time for breaking the law.

To this day, not one single gay survivor or family member has been given financial payments by the government in Germany. 

KNOWhomo history reblogs.

Would you like to know more? Check out:

#History You Should Know 

#Black/African American 

#Pink Triangle History 

#Flag(s) History 

#Military/Armed Forces 

#Vintage 

#Christian 

#Jewish 

#Muslim 

 

Never forget our history.

outrising:

louisvilleprideproject:

A few more to share!

Atheist Group Connects With LGBT Community In a Creative, Beautiful Way

An Atheist group has found a novel way to connect with the LGBT community as a way to promote humanism.

The Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers asked attendees at this week’s Kentuckiana Pride festival one simple question: what makes you proud? Participants were asked to write their answers on small post-it notes, which were then hung as a colourful mobile display for all to enjoy… Read more.