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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.

wlwocsource: We need much more media that features women of color in relationships with other women…

wlwocsource:

We need much more media that features women of color in relationships with other women of color. Most of the media that does show lbpq women of color characters puts them in relationships with white women/white people. And those relationships, predictably, tip the balance of power in favor the white person. You’ll notice that plot narratives center around emphasizing the autonomy of the white woman/white person at the expense of the woman of color’s health/wellbeing/autonomous development. 

Also, it’s incredibly important to show healthy romantic love between two women of color. We need the power to reclaim our capacity to love, to be loved, and to rid our lives of whiteness and the white gaze as much as possible. 

coffeeandtheartist: October is LGBT History Month 💖 Exciting stuff (read: lots and lots of art)…

coffeeandtheartist:

October is LGBT History Month 💖

Exciting stuff (read: lots and lots of art) coming up for LGBT History month!

Stay up to date over on Patreon.

pan-left-close-on-the-steeple:I don’t want makeup to make me look pretty I want makeup to turn my…

pan-left-close-on-the-steeple:

I don’t want makeup to make me look pretty
I want makeup to turn my face into a monster, with red eyeshadow and smeared
black liner telling a tale of the battles fought everyday against the world and
myself.
Or an alien,
with stars of glitter collapsing and dying on my cheeks,
Showing all the magic of the galaxy that is me.
Or maybe a neon sign;
Garish pink lipstick with yellow and purple shadow up to my eyebrows, screaming
“I AM STILL HERE”
In a world, body, mind, life where I feel I don’t belong
Or am not wanted or not understood
I am still here.
Makeup provides a way to express all of these uncertainties.
It can be ok that I don’t know who I am, because I can be some other creature,
And I can wear that identity as armor.
When I feel invisible
Lost in translation or assimilation
My face can loudly tell a story that could otherwise have been buried.
And no matter if my own brain is sick and tired of this life, confused and
unsure and afraid,
I can find comfort
In all of these colors painted on my skin.
– Jasper Mancebo

queerasfact: We are very lucky that Josephine Baker, the subject our most recent episode, was…

queerasfact:

We are very lucky that Josephine Baker, the subject our most recent episode, was captured on film many times through her life. Here’s some footage for you to check out, although there is plenty more around to be found with a quick google search.

Josephine in doing the Charleston complete with ostrich feathers. This video is filmed in 1927, two years after Josephine arrived in Paris and took it by storm with her energetic and provocative dancing. (Warning: she is topless in this video.)

Josephine’s famous banana skirt dance. In France on stage, she appeared as above, in nothing but the bananas, but the dance was censored for American audiences and she appears in this video marginally more clothed.

Josephine performing in London in 1974. She continued to perform up until her death the following year.

Enjoy this historical footage of the wonderful Josephine Baker, and don’t forget to check out our episode to learn the rest of her story, including her place in queer and bisexual history.

Defining one’s self vs being defined — adventures in dictionaries

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Defining one’s self vs being defined — adventures in dictionaries

“Practice saying the word ‘bisexual.’ Say it again: bisexual. Paint it on the walls. Wear it on a t-shirt. Write it in toothpaste on your bathroom mirror. Notice is as you stare at your beautiful self. Bisexual. Say it louder, say it in public. Say it to someone who might not be comfortable hearing it. Let them begin to get over thir discomfort. Begin to get over your own. Ask yourself: what is…

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aljofares: Gay culture is healthy coping mechanisms, building resilience and creating chosen…

aljofares:

Gay culture is healthy coping mechanisms, building resilience and creating chosen families and communities