1. cisyphus:

    Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive  because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics  to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.

    (via outforhealth)


  2. janetmock:

    A wonderful feature-length piece on Patti Shaw, featuring Ruby Corado of Casa Ruby — two women who are the sheroes doing the daily access work to change the lives of trans folk. 

    (via transqueermediaexchange)


  3. "

    "It’s true that you and Rocco have a tough time figuring out how to be yourselves and still live. But believe me, honey, you’re not alone in the feeling that you’re not a man or a woman."

    I sighed. “I don’t like being neither.”

    Edna moved her face close to mine. “You’re more than just neither, honey. There’s other ways to be than either-or. It’s not so simple. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so many people who don’t fit.

    — Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (via teajaylore)

  4. "

    She is not “my girl.”

    She belongs to herself. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

    How much more blessed can I be?

    — Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist    (via joielalune)

    (Source: avraham-chaim, via quirkyrican)


  5. "You have to understand when it hurt to love her, it hurt the way the light hurts your eyes in the middle of the night, but I had to see."
    — Andrea Gibson (via wordsthat-speak)

    (via wordsthat-speak)


  6. "Like right now I’m needing nothing more than for you to hug me
    and if you do I’m gonna scream like a caged bird.
    Life doesn’t rhyme.
    Sometimes love is a vulgar word."
    — Dive by Andrea Gibson (via pontyyy)

  7. grumpyspacetoad:

    fun fact about being gay: you do all that high school emotional shit in your twenties because you didn’t get to do it in your teens

    (Source: darnhomosexuals, via fuckyeahqueerpeopleofcolor)

  9. quirkyrican:


    "I’m fluid!" 

    tumblr gold

  10. (Source: sandandglass, via quirkyrican)