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ANGRY WOMEN OF COLOR UNITED: Fuck Macklemore.

angrywomenofcolorunited:

Macklemore is not the only rapper that is starting a Queer movement in Hip Hop. The fact that the Tumblr community assumes that he is pisses the fuck out of me because there are dozens of Queer rappers.

Here is a list of Queer rappers:

Azealia Banks:

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LE1F:

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Angel Haze:

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Cakes Da Killa:

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RoXXXan:

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Mykki Blanco:

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Sasha Go Hard:

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Zebra Katz:

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Amplify Dot:

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Syd the Kyd:

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B.Steady:

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And a lot of you Macklemore fans like saying this:

"Well Macklemore writes songs about Gay people and Gay marriage"

Well the rappers I’ve stated above have written songs about their experiences, and struggles as Queer people. Some of them even write songs about Queer sex like Cakes Da Killa raps about Gay sex a lot.

So Macklemore is NOT starting a Queer movement, the rappers that I’ve stated above are.

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notime4yourshit:

navigatethestream:

blackraincloud:

provocatoria:

You know, I follow a decent number of white queer/feminist folks that rave about white queers, the white subjects of human interest stories and other white celebrities transgressing gender norms.It’s reblogged and reposted and lauded as a phenomenal step toward gender equity.
But.
Why haven’t I seen this yet? Maybe it’s because Kanye is the center of a genre of music that they blame for all misogyny on the face of the planet? Could it be that he’s a black man and that black men are blamed for violent sexism while we give white dude artists a pass and glorify them when they decide to be decent human beings?
Hm. The racism doesn’t just show itself in what is said, but what isn’t said too.

Whaaaat? Kanye as a serious, influential, complex, public figure????? Pshhh. Please.
Kanye West is just an ongoing joke for nonblack people. He’s a living meme with no internal life except for that which one can make jokes about. see: the entirety of Aziz Ansari’s career.

white queerdom is always late to the party when it comes to gender bending in non-white contexts. and when they do catch on its usually to say “oh see deh brown pplz r homophobic cuz one dude wore a skirt and there wuz problems”. like the time Saul Williams wore a skirt to a concert at Morehouse, his alma matter, and was promptly escorted off the campus for violating their dress code policy.
the ONLY things i heard from white queerdom on the issue were severely anti-black and swimming in the whiteness of “why didn’t the black people like Saul’s skirt?” and nothing else 
wake up white queers, y’all are not the arbitors of queerness or genderbending, nor is your shit wholly original 100% of the time

The Bolded, son. The Bolded.

notime4yourshit:

navigatethestream:

blackraincloud:

provocatoria:

You know, I follow a decent number of white queer/feminist folks that rave about white queers, the white subjects of human interest stories and other white celebrities transgressing gender norms.It’s reblogged and reposted and lauded as a phenomenal step toward gender equity.

But.

Why haven’t I seen this yet? Maybe it’s because Kanye is the center of a genre of music that they blame for all misogyny on the face of the planet? Could it be that he’s a black man and that black men are blamed for violent sexism while we give white dude artists a pass and glorify them when they decide to be decent human beings?

Hm. The racism doesn’t just show itself in what is said, but what isn’t said too.

Whaaaat? Kanye as a serious, influential, complex, public figure????? Pshhh. Please.

Kanye West is just an ongoing joke for nonblack people. He’s a living meme with no internal life except for that which one can make jokes about. see: the entirety of Aziz Ansari’s career.

white queerdom is always late to the party when it comes to gender bending in non-white contexts. and when they do catch on its usually to say “oh see deh brown pplz r homophobic cuz one dude wore a skirt and there wuz problems”. like the time Saul Williams wore a skirt to a concert at Morehouse, his alma matter, and was promptly escorted off the campus for violating their dress code policy.

the ONLY things i heard from white queerdom on the issue were severely anti-black and swimming in the whiteness of “why didn’t the black people like Saul’s skirt?” and nothing else 

wake up white queers, y’all are not the arbitors of queerness or genderbending, nor is your shit wholly original 100% of the time

The Bolded, son. The Bolded.

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“I think at this point in our world, we’ve got a really confused idea of the way gender and sexuality works. I think we’ve created this really superfluous sort of like binary in the way we think about gender. And I guess I identify as queer because I don’t identify with that. I think that makes us less whole as people. I don’t need to be assigned to what it is I can do or who I can love. And it seems like we keep drawing these battle lines which are completely unnecessary. So that’s what I basically mean. When I say I’m queer, I’m saying that I think human beings are amazing. And love is an honor and an opportunity. And a fragile thing. A fragile process in which there’s no room for doubt, or shame, or hatred.” — Ezra Miller

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thehomohelpnetwork:

Just refer to this post for a good example in how not to be a good person.
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afterellen:






It’s funny, it’s so complicated because I’d love to play a queer woman on a television show but that’s only because I think we need to see more queer women on television, not because it’s the only thing I can play, certainly. Whenever there’s a space that’s lacking, I’d love to be able to slide in. That’s why with, like The Mindy Kaling Project. I was just Facebooking about it today. I can’t tell you — the first time I saw that pilot — I’m not into romantic comedies. That’s not really my go-to genre. When I saw that pilot, just seeing a woman with skin that looked like mine seem so unapologetic and very un-selfconciouss just made such a huge difference to me. It was unbelievable. It made me want to watch her show, even though I’m not into romantic comedies. There’s something about that that I can relate to. And then there are people who don’t have dark skin necessarily but do like romantic comedies and can relate to looking for love in the modern world or whatever. There’s just so much space for people to have recognition within characters of colors or characters that are queer or gender nonconforming and I feel like we don’t give audiences enough credit to be able to handle that kind of stuff.

Jasika Nicole on being a queer woman of color in Hollywood

afterellen:

It’s funny, it’s so complicated because I’d love to play a queer woman on a television show but that’s only because I think we need to see more queer women on television, not because it’s the only thing I can play, certainly. Whenever there’s a space that’s lacking, I’d love to be able to slide in. That’s why with, like The Mindy Kaling Project. I was just Facebooking about it today. I can’t tell you — the first time I saw that pilot — I’m not into romantic comedies. That’s not really my go-to genre. When I saw that pilot, just seeing a woman with skin that looked like mine seem so unapologetic and very un-selfconciouss just made such a huge difference to me. It was unbelievable. It made me want to watch her show, even though I’m not into romantic comedies. There’s something about that that I can relate to. And then there are people who don’t have dark skin necessarily but do like romantic comedies and can relate to looking for love in the modern world or whatever. There’s just so much space for people to have recognition within characters of colors or characters that are queer or gender nonconforming and I feel like we don’t give audiences enough credit to be able to handle that kind of stuff.

Jasika Nicole on being a queer woman of color in Hollywood

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yourathenaeum:

The cover of The Miseducation of Cameron PostCurrently on the New YA Bookshelf is emily m. danforth’s debut novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. From the NPR review by YA author Malinda Lo:

Written in the first person from Cameron’s perspective as she looks back on her so-called “miseducation,” the novel opens in 1989. Cameron is 12 years old, and her parents have just died in a car accident. When she learns that she has been orphaned, her first feeling is relief: Her parents won’t ever learn that only the day before, she had been kissing her best friend, Irene. Cameron’s guilt over the kiss — and her attraction to girls — becomes tangled with her grief in complicated ways. Danforth makes sure that the knot of emotions buried deep in Cameron isn’t unraveled quickly or easily. There are no shortcuts to Cameron’s story, and that’s the reason it works.

Cameron’s friendship with Irene ends, but other girls come to Miles City, Mont., the small, dusty town where Cameron lives… Aficionados of the coming-out story can see the heartache coming a mile away, but that doesn’t detract one bit from its poignancy. The summer before sophomore year, Cameron’s friendship with Coley turns into something more. After they kiss for the first time at Coley’s ranch, Cameron recalls: “I’m not gonna make it out to be something that it wasn’t: It was perfect.”

Perfection, of course, never lasts. [spoilers] When Cameron is outed, her conservative Aunt Ruth sends her away to God’s Promise, a boarding school designed to cure Cameron of her gayness. While Cameron is supposed to be learning to live a holy — that is, ex-gay — life, the irony is that God’s Promise delivers Cameron her first queer community: a group of teens much like herself… [end spoilers]

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is indeed an important book — especially for teens growing up today in communities that don’t accept them for who they are. But it is also a skillfully and beautifully written story that does what the best books do: It shows us ourselves in the lives of others.

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awkwardfeministmoments:

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Text reads “That awkward moment when LGBT just isn’t enough to encompass the wonderful queerness of humanity.’” End description.]

awkwardfeministmoments:

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Text reads “That awkward moment when LGBT just isn’t enough to encompass the wonderful queerness of humanity.’” End description.]

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redletters:

David Wojnarowicz’s Jacket —Photo taken by Bill Dobbs at ACT UP’s FDA ActionOctober 11, 1988 

redletters:

David Wojnarowicz’s Jacket —
Photo taken by Bill Dobbs at ACT UP’s FDA Action
October 11, 1988 

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shantiflagg:

By Shanti Flagg. 2012. Hi-res viewable.

shantiflagg:

By Shanti Flagg. 2012. Hi-res viewable.

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romanticosinesperanza:

“If you are a woman. If you are a Person of Colour. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you’re a person of size, if you’re a person of intelligence, if you’re a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s gonna be really hard to find messages of self-love, and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.

When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream. 

For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.”

Inspirational Women I Love

—>

Margaret Cho

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"It is the worst kind of queer self-sabotage to imply that a sexuality simply cannot be, because you can’t personally imagine it."
- Dear Lady A: Skeptical about the B - Chicago Phoenix (via wassup-holmes)

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"Even as a feminist lesbian, I have so wanted to ignore my own homophobia, my own hatred of myself for being queer. I have not wanted to admit that my deepest personal sense of myself has not quite “caught up” with my “woman-identified” politics. I have been afraid to criticize lesbian writers who choose to “skip over” these issues in the name of feminism. In 1979, we talk of “old gay” and “butch and femme” roles as if they were ancient history. We toss them aside as merely patriarchal notions. And yet, the truth of the matter is that I have sometimes taken society’s fear and hatred of lesbians to bed with me. I have sometimes hated my lover for loving me. I have sometimes felt “not woman enough” for her. I have sometimes felt “not man enough.” For a lesbian trying to survive in a heterosexist society, there is no easy way around these emotions. Similarly, in a white-dominated world, there is little getting around racism and our own internalization of it. It’s always there, embodied in some one we least expect to rub up against."
- Cherría Moraga, La Güera (x)
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"I went to a concert where Ntozake Shange was reading. There, everything exploded for me. She was speaking a language that I knew — in the deepest parts of me — existed, and that I had ignored in my own feminist studies and even in my own writing. What Ntosake caught in me is the realization that in my development as a poet, I have, in many ways, denied the voice of my brown mother— the brown in me. I have acclimated to the sound of a white language which, as my father represents it, does not speak to the emotions in my poems — emotions which stem from the love of my mother.
The reading was agitating. Made me uncomfortable. Threw me into a week-long terror of how deeply I was affected. I felt that I had to start all over again. That I turned only to the perceptions of
white middle-class women to speak for me and all women. I am shocked by my own ignorance."
- Cherríe Moraga, La Güera (x)
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