Author: Making Queer History

Anna Freud Part I

Anna Freud Part I:


“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anna Freud

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i love an ugly lesbian one who walks with a li…

i love an ugly lesbian
one who walks with a limp
talks with a lisp
leaves her dentures out overnight by the bathroom sink
wears polyester pants and men’s cologne, the cheap kind
has a beard so long she steps on it
sprouts warts on her toes, all twelve of them
carries a spittoon in her breast pocket
chortles at church people
i dream of a lesbian who’s always broke
she doesn’t own a car, walks
streets barefoot, near and far
washes all her clothes by hand
steals from wal-mart
scams business-suited man
lights matches on her wooden leg
barbeques freshly plucked birds on her shopping cart
seasons them with salt, that’s all
licks her fingers in the moonlight
i crave a lesbian who’s fat and fleshy
so big she can’t fit through the door at starbucks
and they set up an outdoor café just for her
so fat she wears bangles on her fingers
her belly is a boom box
her stretch marks are hieroglyphic etchings
she’s so heavy, tectonic plates shift beneath her feet
so huge, lake erie is her bathtub
i lust after an unsavory lesbian
she blows away my lackluster day
leads me in a lambada, lights
lantern between my legs
lays my head down on lace pillows
humps me like a lamppost
lacerates me with leather lust
lacquers my body with blue latex paint
logs the forest for prime wood
builds me lakeside throne
sets me there and worships me
-goddess in bluelines my path with ladyslippers
ravishes me with sex words
pets me like little lamb
wins me by landslide



A new Gillette ad being praised for its inclusivity features a transgender man shaving for the first time while being coached by his father.

The ad begins with Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, an artist from Toronto, Ont., talking about how when he was growing up, “he always knew he was different.”

The video, shared on Gillette’s Facebook page, shows Brown standing in front of a bathroom mirror, razor in hand, with his father coaching him in the background.

How Having A Disability Influenced My Queer Da…

How Having A Disability Influenced My Queer Dating Life:


Charlie got comments about me in her inbox. … 

All pretty benign comments, and none that had to do with my disability. Charlie didn’t defend me — she just approved the comments and let them sit on her profile. I could tell she didn’t really care about me anymore. This enraged me, so I did something immature: I hatched a plan to get her to care about me again.

After school one day, I went straight to the computer lab. Looking to either side of me to make sure no one was watching, I logged on to one of the PCs and went on Charlie’s Formspring. I commented anonymously, “How could you date a girl with only one arm?” My hands shook as I typed.

I stayed in the library, switching between homework and compulsively refreshing the page until Charlie responded a few hours later. The rush I felt from her defending me was almost sexual. She threatened to fight whoever said it and listed a whole bunch of nice things about me. Even a girl she was talking to on the down-low jumped in to defend me. “Keep talking shit about Dayna and you’ll be the one missing an arm,” she said.

No one had ever blatantly questioned whether I was undateable because of my arm, so why did I? 

Please read this fantastic write-up from Buzzfeed contributor Dayna Troisi regarding her experience as a queer woman with a noticeable disability. In it, she reflects on her insecurities, her antagonists and defenders, and most of all how she finds her confidence to embrace every part of herself.

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50 Years Since Stonewall, Transgender People A…

50 Years Since Stonewall, Transgender People Are Still Fighting for Their Lives: undefined

Best 3 books on queer history?

Best 3 books on queer history?

My (Dean) favorites—maybe not the actual best ones, but my personal best—are Myth of the Modern Homosexual: Queer History and the Search for Cultural Unity by Rictor Norton, Transgender History by Susan Stryker, and ‪Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey. ‬

‪Also shout out to Queer: A Graphic History by ‬Meg-John Barker‪ and ‬Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager. I’ve not had the chance to read them, but they’re beautifully illustrated queer history books and I love what I’ve seen.

makingqueerhistory: Fun Facts About tatiana de…


Fun Facts About tatiana de la tierra

  • Born in Colombia in 1961, tatiana spent most of her childhood staying with different family members throughout the country

  • Her family moved to the United States where tatiana began attending school. Though she excelled academically, she was still a visibly Latina woman and faced a mix of misogyny, racism, and xenophobia
  • She studied massage therapy and received her degree in psychology

  • After school, she travelled around the United States attending concerts with her massage table, offering her services to attendees

  • tatiana wrote in Esto no tiene nombre (This has no name) which was a zine composed of Latina lesbian writers with comics, interviews, reviews, and anything relating to the Latina lesbian experience

  • Writing pieces considered too sexual for other publications, tatiana wrote openly and honestly about her experiences as a fat, chronically ill, Latina lesbian woman 

  • Following her passion for grassroots publishing, she released several books of poetry but mostly focused on her zine and blog

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[Image description: open book with a dedication “For the good who have gone early and are well remembered.”]

[Image description: open book with a dedication “To all Mardi Gras lovers past, future and present.”]

[Image description: open book with a dedication “For Robert with gratitude and pride.”]

[Image description: open book with a dedication “To all our gay children- yesterday, today, and tomorrow.”]

[Image description: open book with a dedication “For my people with love in struggle- and in honor of two pioneers Jeanette Howard Foster (author of Sex Variant Women in Literature) and Harry Hay (a founder of the Mattachine Society)]

[Image description: open book with a dedication “For Simone de Beauvior who endured.”]

We’ve been going through some of the donations for the Queer Market, and here are some of my favourite dedications in the books so far.