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christianhendricks:

Profile of Justin, who discusses the fear that comes with driving in public while in drag in Mississippi. 

From Christian Hendricks’ amazing project South of the Ohio, which looks at queer life in the American South. 

THIS.
Forever and always. 

THIS.

Forever and always. 

(Source: bryanalann)

Monday, February 17, 2014
As the lesbian/gay movement gathered strength in the 1970s, it called upon “everyday queers” to disclose their sexual identities to society at large, or at least to parents and other close relatives. “To come out or not to come out” became the question of the day. To contemplate that question was to confront the possibility that biological connection might not be enough to make kinship, or to make it last.
[…]
Kinship began to seem more like an effort and a choice than a permanent, unshakable bond or a birthright. The mute substance of genes, blood, and bone had to be transformed into something more. And if such efforts at transformation could fail - if blood could prove thinner than water - why dismiss out of hand the kinship potential of other sorts of social ties: the connecting tissue of friendship, say, or nonbiological parenthood, or a committed gay relationship?

Kath Weston. Families We Choose:  Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (Kindle Locations 92-94, 96-98). Kindle Edition. 

Reading this book for my term paper on chosen family. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014
When people of colour are expected to educate white people as to their humanity, when women are expected to educate men, lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world, the oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. Audre Lorde (via stories-yet-to-be-written)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Explaining queer stuff to a guy on Tinder.

I’ve paid my gay dues today.

Being an ally is not something that comes naturally. It requires work. To be an ally, you have to listen. You have to be willing to stand by your ally’s side, even when it is not directly in your interest to do so. P 59,Ch 6: Reclaiming Femininity in Excluded by Julia Serano