oddacious:

What’s up guys?

CUTIE

oddacious:

What’s up guys?

CUTIE

rubato:

dancinglashatumbai:

the gay agenda

or as i call it

the homoschedule 

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Don’t ask me to be vulnerable with you if you have no intentions of protecting me. — (via lovesweetvenom)

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citoyenprouvaire:

things literally everyone, regardless of gender, looks good in:

  • suits
  • lacy lingerie
  • eyeliner

not eyeliner imo but that’s just me

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Help save a 16 year-old trans girl of color from being put in a mens adult prison with NO crimes charged on her by emailing Commissioner Katz.

butchimightbe:

She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/

I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email

Please reblog to raise awareness!

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Palestinian and Israeli LGBTQs are being cynically used by the Israeli government and Israeli propaganda in order to “pinkwash” Israel’s international public image. Israeli government, through the ministry of Tourism, makes use of the relative tolerance towards Jewish LGBTQs (especially in Tel Aviv), as a way of diverting attention from the many Israeli war crimes performed in Gaza, the occupied Palestinian territories, and inside Israel itself. Thus, on the backs of the Jewish and Palestinian LGBTQ communities, Israeli propaganda can market a false image of Israel as a “liberal” “progressive” “gay haven”, while demonising Arabic Middle Eastern Cultures and presenting them as inherently LGBT-phobic—an Islamophobic notion whose goal is to further justify Israeli war crimes in Gaza and the occupied territories as well as against Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Shiri Eisner, Love, Rage and the Occupation: Bisexual politics in Israel/Palestine (via somepalestiniankid)

This reminds me of that chart from eretzyisrael that was all like “Israel accepts LGBT while Muslim/Arab countries don’t.”

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I’m reminded of that chart too, and I’m also reminded of how the initial statement is essentially true:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory#Middle_East

I also don’t see the tie between Israel’s stance on LGBTQ people and war crimes. It seems like a conflation of two separate issues to try to discredit Israel. Is Israel not allowed to boast about anything good it does because it has done bad things too?

That logic would prevent almost any person or entity from saying they’re good at all. Smacked your sister as a kid? Fuck you. You’re garbage. Don’t talk about all that effort you put into saving homeless kids. You’re not a good husband or wife. You’re a sister smacker. Fuck your face.

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Well apart from the quote above describing how it’s an Islamophobic, anti-Arab notion, Israel also uses to generate tourism through for example Tel Aviv Pride which then uses that image of tolerance to deflect from its human rights abuses in the West Bank.

A good idea would be to look at the Brand Israel PR campaign which does this. There’s nothing wrong with Israel having a positive stance on LGBTQ+ rights, they usually just often come at a cost, and apart from deflecting from its human rights abuses, that cost is usually the exclusion of Palestinian queers from Israeli queer society.

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Some extra commentary:

"Pinkwashing aims to sell Israeli racism, colonialism and apartheid as democratic and gay-friendly. This happens through bifurcation: On one hand, Israel, and especially Tel Aviv, are represented as cosmopolitan and LGBT, queer and trans-friendly places. At the same time, war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories and racist discrimination against Palestinians living in Israel are being euphemized and “pinkwashed”.

The use of LGBT rights in particular is not a coincidence: separating “gayness” from other forms of oppression and hiding behind claims of being apolitical serves this function perfectly. Ideology almost always calls itself non-ideological. Issues of racism within LGBT organizing have long been a source of tension between activists in the Global North and South, particularly as activism becomes more and more transnational and networks of solidarity are built across borders.”

(http://mondoweiss.net/2011/06/arab-lgbt-movement-we-are-not-victims-in-need-of-a-white-male-savior-working-in-london.html)

I’m the author of this piece :)

Anyone who thinks these two issues are not connected is dreadfully uninformed of the pinkwashing discourse. They aren’t connected because activists are “forcing them together” - they’re connected because the Israeli government is making this connection. See for example.

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portraitsofboston:

“I think I’ve come to a point in my life when things have to be getting better because I met my soul mate.”“So you’ve fallen in love.”“I’ve been in love. I was in love with her when we were friends. We were in love with each other when she was with someone else. I used to go up to her boyfriend and ask, ‘Can I make out with your girlfriend?’ Now there is no obstacle but ourselves. In the past, we were not monogamous, and we were not firm believers in love. We were super-jaded people.”“So you both used to be in a lot of relationships?”“I wouldn’t call them relationships. I just had a lot of sex. We didn’t take anything as seriously as we take each other now. But now we take each other too seriously. She also has a nerve disorder and she is in a lot of pain. So we have a lot of sex because it’s the second best thing to help her forget about her pain.”“What’s the other thing?”“Ecstasy, I think.”“You’re very straightforward.”“We’re both very blunt. I always express exactly how I feel. People are people. We all have our little deviant behaviors. Who are we to judge anyone else’s deviant behavior? If you’re judging me, who cares? I’m just like, ‘Yeah, something for you to think about. Maybe you’ll write a book about it.’”

portraitsofboston:

“I think I’ve come to a point in my life when things have to be getting better because I met my soul mate.”
“So you’ve fallen in love.”
“I’ve been in love. I was in love with her when we were friends. We were in love with each other when she was with someone else. I used to go up to her boyfriend and ask, ‘Can I make out with your girlfriend?’ Now there is no obstacle but ourselves. In the past, we were not monogamous, and we were not firm believers in love. We were super-jaded people.”
“So you both used to be in a lot of relationships?”
“I wouldn’t call them relationships. I just had a lot of sex. We didn’t take anything as seriously as we take each other now. But now we take each other too seriously. She also has a nerve disorder and she is in a lot of pain. So we have a lot of sex because it’s the second best thing to help her forget about her pain.”
“What’s the other thing?”
“Ecstasy, I think.”
“You’re very straightforward.”
“We’re both very blunt. I always express exactly how I feel. People are people. We all have our little deviant behaviors. Who are we to judge anyone else’s deviant behavior? If you’re judging me, who cares? I’m just like, ‘Yeah, something for you to think about. Maybe you’ll write a book about it.’”

thefemme-menace:

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