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queerlibido:

@audrelorde PRESENTS OUR ANNUAL TRANS DAY OF ACTION THIS FRIDAY JUNE 27 (2-5PM) IN NEW YORK CITY. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD SO WE CAN MOBILIZE OVER 1,000 PEOPLE FOR TRANSGENDER RIGHTS! 

For more information RSVP ON FACEBOOK & LIKE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT 


janetmock:

Heroes — a Collaboration with artist Julio Salgado

I was honored when undocuqueer artivist Julio Salgado emailed me about wanting to collaborate on a project about my biggest influences. He drew portraits of me embracing my heroes, and I provided words about their significance in my life. 

These images moved me to tears, and I am grateful to Julio for creating them with me. 

AUDRE LORDE

Audre Lorde was the first black lesbian feminist writer I was exposed to in college, and she blew my world up. Her body of work, from her poetry to her prose, pushed me to transform silence and define myself.

MAYA ANGELOU

I first read “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in the 10th grade, and Maya Angelou pushed me to make freedom my lifelong quest. She wrote about being a black girl who was touched without permission and protection, and it emboldened me to share my most uncomfortable truths.

SYLVIA RIVERA

Our elders are our greatest untapped resource, and Sylvia is my blueprint. Without the work and legacies of my foremothers (including Marsha P. Johnson and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy!) I could not and would not be able to thrive as a young trans woman writer of color.

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Without Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” there would be no “Redefining Realness.” Zora was a revolutionary woman and writer. She centered a black woman’s quest for identity and love, making Janie Crawford my No. 1 heroine. This book is a lifemap!

JAMES BALDWIN

I adore no man more than James Baldwin. I’ve devoured all his writings and find myself seeking his guidance by watching footage of his interviews. There is no better orator and thinker than Baldwin. He slays, all day, every day.


marcoxmarco:

minus18:

For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.




The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.



That’s why we’ve launched a new campaign called Gender is Not Uniform.

<3

(via transbucket)



LGBTQ* Infographics You May Have Missed
By the numbers. 
 Imagine how strong the numbers would be if everyone participated in the Census every 10 years.
Based on 2010 Census informationfrom Andrew Lee, 2011

LGBTQ* Infographics You May Have Missed

By the numbers.


Imagine how strong the numbers would be if everyone participated in the Census every 10 years.

Based on 2010 Census information
from Andrew Lee, 2011

(Source: knowhomo, via knowhomo)


parentsproject:

For Every Book Pre-Ordered, We Will Donate A Copy To A PFLAG Chapter!!!

We think it is very important to get This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids in the hands of people who need it most: parents of LGBTQ kids. So, we have an important announcement: 

Through September 8th, every single pre-order for This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids will be matched by our publisher, Chronicle Books, with a donated book to a local PFLAG Chapter!!!!

All you need to do to help us is:

1. Pre-order your copy before September 9
2. Go to this link to make sure your pre-order is matched!!

Let’s help get this book into the hands where it’s most needed.

This is pretty amazing.
Please share far & wide!!

xoxoxo

Dannielle & Kristin


It Gets Better Australia is celebrating Wear it Purple this Friday, August 29! Wear It Purple is a student-run organization working to show #LGBT youth in Australia that they already have a community of support all around them. Wearing purple shows the love! #wearitpurple

It Gets Better Australia is celebrating Wear it Purple this Friday, August 29! Wear It Purple is a student-run organization working to show #LGBT youth in Australia that they already have a community of support all around them. Wearing purple shows the love! #wearitpurple


transgirlnextdoor:

You can read the piece here: http://www.autostraddle.com/drawn-to-comics-meet-the-trans-girl-next-door-250813/
Please check out Mey’s other articles, that girl is super talented: http://www.autostraddle.com/author/meyrude/
And also check out her sweet styyyyle:  http://meyllenpage.tumblr.com/

transgirlnextdoor:

You can read the piece here: http://www.autostraddle.com/drawn-to-comics-meet-the-trans-girl-next-door-250813/

Please check out Mey’s other articles, that girl is super talented: http://www.autostraddle.com/author/meyrude/

And also check out her sweet styyyyle:  http://meyllenpage.tumblr.com/


Share this graphic to let #LGBT youth know that neither their sexual orientation nor their gender identity will stop them from achieving their dreams!Another brilliant piece from Daniel Arzola No Soy Tu Chiste

Share this graphic to let #LGBT youth know that neither their sexual orientation nor their gender identity will stop them from achieving their dreams!

Another brilliant piece from Daniel Arzola No Soy Tu Chiste