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Early Asexual Feminists: The Asexual History of Social Purity Activists and Spinsters

Daria Kerschenbaum is an asexual writer and artist working in New York City. You can follow her on Instagram @Daria_Kersch.

“[…]spinsters were seen as queer, not because they were not mothers or wives, but because they wanted to go into the public sphere and to break the gender boundaries between the private and the public.” — Hellesund Tone (Read Full Article)

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Thank you all for getting us to 10,000 followers and for entering the giveaway! Here are our three winners.

First Prize: @my-owl-ate-my-homework

Second Prize: @ashontheoffbeat

Third Prize: @daughter-of-ophelia

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Hey y’all! We have some exciting announcements coming tomorrow, including the winner of our giveaway, so stay tuned!

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makingqueerhistory:

Don’t let people convince you that queer history is unimportant. That we are a side note, that our identities aren’t important enough to be mentioned in anything but the footnotes. While you cannot blame any one source for the erasure of our history you most certainly can hold every source accountable. Don’t let people off the hook for a second when they try to ignore the history of our community, we deserve better.

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makingqueerhistory:

Queer history did not start with Stonewall. That doesn’t make Stonewall unimportant but it is critical to realize that by only talking about queer history in context of Stonewall and America is erasure, and feeds into the attitude that queerness is somehow a recent development.

Even if it is not intentional, the impact of not directly addressing the fact that there are queer people and queer movements before Stonewall is harmful.  

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Queer people have never existed in just one way. Queer people will never exist in just one way. And any movement that expects queer people’s needs to be met through one big solution is doomed to fail. It is vital that we work for change from more than one angle because we exist in more than one way and our needs are just as diverse as we are.

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makingqueerhistory:

Don’t let people convince you that queer history is unimportant. That we are a side note, that our identities aren’t important enough to be mentioned in anything but the footnotes. While you cannot blame any one source for the erasure of our history you most certainly can hold every source accountable. Don’t let people off the hook for a second when they try to ignore the history of our community, we deserve better.

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makingqueerhistory:

Queer history did not start with Stonewall. That doesn’t make Stonewall unimportant but it is critical to realize that by only talking about queer history in context of Stonewall and America is erasure, and feeds into the attitude that queerness is somehow a recent development.

Even if it is not intentional, the impact of not directly addressing the fact that there are queer people and queer movements before Stonewall is harmful.  

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makingqueerhistory:

Remember that queer history is global. There is not one country in the world that has no queer community and no queer history. No matter what the laws may be queer people have always existed and we have always made history and never let anyone tell you differently.

The Peculiar Kind: The Doc

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Directed by Alexis Casson & Mursi Layne, The Peculiar Kind is an unscripted documentary based on a web series of the same name.Through candid conversations the film explores the lives, stories, and experiences of queer women of color in New York City.