Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume.
Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via inextinguishabledesires)

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Stonewall was colored folks, poor folks, transsexuals, femmes, butches… a little bit of everybody. But the narrative that gets sold to people is that it was all these ‘A-Gay’ white normative people. That’s not who riots. Sorry.

Juba Kalamka in this interview (via soldadera-del-amor)

"that’s not who riots".

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THANK YOU.  

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THATS NOT WHO RIOTS!! so perfect

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mediocre-latinist:

the-13th-floor:

“Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare.

seriously what the fuck happened with history

mediocre-latinist:

the-13th-floor:

“Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare.

seriously what the fuck happened with history


xxrosebudz:

mylittleillumination:

darkmindsnohumanity:

Who will be celebrating their sex holiday tomorrow!?

She was the Fate who measured the lives of men, who sent disasters as well as blessings, and was associated with lions and snakes as well as doves and deer. Withal, she was a voluptuous wanton. Like the Babylonian Ishtar, who was the lover of Gilgamish in one hour and his unrelenting enemy in the next, she was fickle and changeable as the wind and the seasons. She gloried with callous heart in her power to destroy, and was untouched by tender emotions for mankind, when—
Looking over wasted lands, Blight and famine, plague and earthquake, roaring deeps and fiery sands, Clanging fights, and flaming towns, and sinking ships and praying hands.
The mother-goddess of ancient Europe was similarly remembered as a devourer of children. She survives in English folk-lore as a fierce demon. In Leicestershire she is Black Annis, who is associated with the Easter “hare hunt”, and has a “cat Anna” form. The earliest reference to her appears in the following extract from an eighteenth-century title-deed: “All that close or parcel of land commonly called or known by the name ‘Black Anny’s Bower Close’.”

— Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe, by Donald A. Mackenzie, [1917]

*Gasp* my mother (:

xxrosebudz:

mylittleillumination:

darkmindsnohumanity:

Who will be celebrating their sex holiday tomorrow!?

She was the Fate who measured the lives of men, who sent disasters as well as blessings, and was associated with lions and snakes as well as doves and deer. Withal, she was a voluptuous wanton. Like the Babylonian Ishtar, who was the lover of Gilgamish in one hour and his unrelenting enemy in the next, she was fickle and changeable as the wind and the seasons. She gloried with callous heart in her power to destroy, and was untouched by tender emotions for mankind, when—

Looking over wasted lands, Blight and famine, plague and earthquake, roaring deeps and fiery sands, Clanging fights, and flaming towns, and sinking ships and praying hands.

The mother-goddess of ancient Europe was similarly remembered as a devourer of children. She survives in English folk-lore as a fierce demon. In Leicestershire she is Black Annis, who is associated with the Easter “hare hunt”, and has a “cat Anna” form. The earliest reference to her appears in the following extract from an eighteenth-century title-deed: “All that close or parcel of land commonly called or known by the name ‘Black Anny’s Bower Close’.”

Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe, by Donald A. Mackenzie, [1917]

*Gasp* my mother (:


sporadicq:

Charles Ernest Butler, King Arthur, 1903.


Oh my god I need a silver leather corset that looks like this armour hot damn.

sporadicq:

Charles Ernest Butler, King Arthur, 1903.

Oh my god I need a silver leather corset that looks like this armour hot damn.

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lookitszee:

overlypolitebisexual:

"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars

The entire point of enforcing quiet, passive politeness in activism is to make it easier to ignore.


Trans Masculine Identities In India

transguys:

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“If trans people are a minority with almost no rights in this country [India], transmen are a minority within that minority.” Just as “there are hijras, kinnars, mangalamukhis, aravanis, kothis, jogappas, shiv shaktis among trans women as identities, there is a wide range of trans masculine expressions”, says an Indian transman, one of 74 that co-signed a letter to the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, “We have many names to identify ourselves like bhaiya, thirunambi, gandabasaka, babu, ftm, trans man etc. For an umbrella term, to refer to us in all our diversity, we would like the use of the term, trans masculine. We do not identify with PAGFB [Persons Assigned Gender Female at Birth] which is what is being used in reports and meetings here to describe our identities. We strongly urge you to refer to us by identities that we assume, not ones that are imposed on us without due democratic discussions and consent.”

Another “term for FTM in Hindi is Sadhin“. Last November, an Indian trans man fled the country after being ‘outed’ by the media and sought asylum in the UK. This was before this week’s more positive news for trans rights.  Although more sparse, trans masculine support does exist in India, but they have a lower profile in society, media and rights activism.


damntimcurrywhyyousodistracting:

On the 16th of June 1973 The Rocky Horror Show began previews in the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London. They held their official, thunder ridden, opening night on the 19th of June 1973.

2013 marks the 40th Anniversary of this incredible production and I want to share some Frankie love here on Tumblr in a tribute to ‘the man who began it’ - Dammit. Well one of them. The one who stormed that stage forty years ago with such style and perfection that we’re sitting here forty years later, still talking about that tiny little production which by rights should have disappeared into the zeitgeist after the originally intended three week run.

So, Tumblr, can we get 4711 notes by 19th June? 

If we do it. 

I will post a rare - never before seen - photo from the original Theatre Upstairs production.

 Well. How nice. 

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cis folk, come get your people today.



That threesome tho

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petiteviking:

laughterkey:

cumaeansibyl:

this is legit btw
I mean, there were folkloric heroes like Robin Hood before the Scarlet Pimpernel, but they didn’t really do the secret identity — people might not have known Robin Hood’s real identity but he wasn’t out living a double life and his costume was just what he and his buds wore in the forest, whereas the Pimpernel was actually doing the exact same thing as Bruce Wayne (pampered aristocrat by day, avenging hero by night)
also I wanna point out that the Scarlet Pimpernel was actually the leader of a league of twenty people also living double lives — Baroness Orczy also invented the first superhero team

Also The Scarlet Pimpernel is goddamned amazing and if you’ve never read it you’re missing out.

Also watch the movie version with Jane Seymour. OMG that movie.

Scarlet Pimpernel thread without Leslie Howard

petiteviking:

laughterkey:

cumaeansibyl:

this is legit btw

I mean, there were folkloric heroes like Robin Hood before the Scarlet Pimpernel, but they didn’t really do the secret identity — people might not have known Robin Hood’s real identity but he wasn’t out living a double life and his costume was just what he and his buds wore in the forest, whereas the Pimpernel was actually doing the exact same thing as Bruce Wayne (pampered aristocrat by day, avenging hero by night)

also I wanna point out that the Scarlet Pimpernel was actually the leader of a league of twenty people also living double lives — Baroness Orczy also invented the first superhero team

Also The Scarlet Pimpernel is goddamned amazing and if you’ve never read it you’re missing out.

Also watch the movie version with Jane Seymour. OMG that movie.

Scarlet Pimpernel thread without Leslie Howard

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culturedcuriousity:

bootlegprecious:

THE SHOTS HAVE BEEN FIRED.
And it’s simply delicious.

Didn’t the Wonder Woman porn parody have a way better costume too?

CORRECT.

culturedcuriousity:

bootlegprecious:

THE SHOTS HAVE BEEN FIRED.

And it’s simply delicious.

Didn’t the Wonder Woman porn parody have a way better costume too?

CORRECT.

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fyodorpavlov:

The show is officially open! If you would like to stop by and check it out, you can do so an hour before every Faux & Fyodor: New Romanticism and Decadence show (the dates of which can be found in the link) at the Wild Project theater until April 27th! I will be there again tonight for Diaghilesque - the Ballets Russes-inspired evening of the show’s run, so stop by, say hi, check out the art and stay for the incredible dancing.

BONUS:  The formation of the main wall looks like a space invader! :D

fyodorpavlov:

The show is officially open! If you would like to stop by and check it out, you can do so an hour before every Faux & Fyodor: New Romanticism and Decadence show (the dates of which can be found in the link) at the Wild Project theater until April 27th! I will be there again tonight for Diaghilesque - the Ballets Russes-inspired evening of the show’s run, so stop by, say hi, check out the art and stay for the incredible dancing.

BONUS:  The formation of the main wall looks like a space invader! :D