welp.
If the protagonist is queer, and the story doesn't revolve around romance, then why is the protagonist queer in the first place if it's largely irrelevant? I'm simply curious .
Anonymous

thetrolliestcritic:

fandomsandfeminism:

pyroclast:

thewritingcafe:

Because our lives are not defined by romance and sex and we deserve better and more diverse stories than that.

"If straight people don’t get to gawk over your sex lives then what’s the point of you existing?"

I’m both laughing and crying that anyone even asked this question without seeing how terrible that is, but also because representation for queer people has failed so relentlessly that it’s bred this idea that unless sex or romance is the topic of the story, queer people don’t need to be apart of it.

black-culture:

Street harassment is real. @zellieimani

black-culture:

Street harassment is real. @zellieimani

I could have every single part of your body pressed against mine and I’d still say ‘pull me closer’.
(via thatkindofwoman)

legs-are-just-for-show:

replaying the same level in a video game for the hundredth time

image

awardwinningfemme:

freelgbtqpia:


Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.

[PDF]

This collection is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and beautifully written. Surveillance culture and the Prision Industiral System (PIC) disproportionately affects marginalized populations, and it is integral for trans/queer folks to fight for prison abolition and new ways of accountability and healing. Read this, you won’t be disappointed.

awardwinningfemme:

freelgbtqpia:

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.

[PDF]

This collection is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and beautifully written. Surveillance culture and the Prision Industiral System (PIC) disproportionately affects marginalized populations, and it is integral for trans/queer folks to fight for prison abolition and new ways of accountability and healing. Read this, you won’t be disappointed.

ashleighthelion:

black—lamb:

Tyson Beckford and Transgender Model Ines Rau Get Naked in Explicit Photo Shoot for ‘OOB’ [NSFW Photos]

^^ YES

theafrocentrics:

flawlessvevo:

Oh my god. 

Real.

fvckinrvd:

duragdaddy:

flvcoshvlom:

ellecareyart:

2brwngrls:

simplysupreme:

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HERE FOR THIS

young.black.educated.confident. i don’t see a thug here. at all.

"I’m better at life than you."

yessssssss woo

Sherman killed him

-imaginarythoughts-:

butt-secs:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

livesoundgirl:

underscoreqveen:

eclecticallyjai:

lethalpleazure:


Barack Obama circa 1980.

This!

Dopest president to ever grace the nation!

One of my favorite photos in the world!

Obeezy!

presidential squat


More like Obleezy. What’s in them fingers

Looking like he bouta drop so knowledge

-imaginarythoughts-:

butt-secs:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

livesoundgirl:

underscoreqveen:

eclecticallyjai:

lethalpleazure:

Barack Obama circa 1980.

This!

Dopest president to ever grace the nation!

One of my favorite photos in the world!

Obeezy!

presidential squat

More like Obleezy. What’s in them fingers

Looking like he bouta drop so knowledge