Saturday, August 7, 2010

sunny feeds





... to which he answered, "no, i'm that chick from the ellen degeneres show.'



except the video's kinda concerning. ie,
"YEAH. I THINK WE ARE AT A CRITICAL FULCRUM IN THE DEBATE, WHERE PUBLIC OPINION IS GRADUALLY CHANGING. I WISH IT WOULD HAPPEN A LITTLE FASTER, BUT WE ARE THERE ON A 50/50 LEVEL. AND I THINK OVER TIME AS OLDER PEOPLE DIE OFF, AND YOUNGER PEOPLE TAKE HOLD WITH THEIR ATTITUDES OF TOLERANCE FOR HOMOSEXUALS IN SOCIETY, I THINK IT WILL CHANGE AND BE DONE IN A MATTER OF TIME."

HOWEVER
smote by the higher forces
it has rained without lull for hours and hours on the only day i needed sunshine.

Friday, August 6, 2010

"I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they're going to take my creativity from me through my vagina."
- lady gaga

Thursday, August 5, 2010

the rose unfolds her yawning arms

that would outstretch in early mornings

we sit wrapped up in a mountain of sheets

with peaks of skin that rest in her bedroom's filtered light


almost a while ago, you said you'd never listen

now, look at you two lying face to face in a corner of her room

her wood-panelled walls are lined with thinly gold-plated frames remembering

her when she had her brothers and sisters to rest on


she holds you close pressing her forehead against yours

emptinesses are never empty and, this close,

you can see the multiple spokes that connect her centre to her perimeters

which spin and spin and bite at ankles


this close, you can feel community in breath

as you understand and counsel

one another's lips and eye lids


i was disfigured, by the looks of it, but

now i've become part of her shape

viewing her fallen hair in all landscapes


but now her words grow anemic

where has that blush gone that

always revealed itself past the darkness


- m. a. allen

i like sober eminem
hypothetically

Today, we join members of the LGBTQ community in applauding Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision to declare Proposition 8 unconstitutional. This declaration is a victory against state regulation of our bodies and relationships and a step further towards building a culture where everyone’s lives are deeply valued.


In the weeks and months to come, we have a tremendous opportunity to build on this victory to challenge the many other ways in which the state continues to violently regulate the bodies and relationships of so many in our communities, both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ. On July 29, communities around the U.S. and beyond came together to refuse to comply with Arizona’s racist SB1070 and the broader set of local, state, and federal policies and laws unfolding throughout the country to criminalize and separate immigrant communities and families, such as the dangerous 287g and Secure Communities (S-Comm). These policies and laws increase ICE-police collaboration and create a culture of fear and scapegoating that leaves those of us most vulnerable more at risk than ever for arrest, detention, and deportation.

CUAV was proud to stand with our allies in the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee to tell Attorney General Jerry Brown that California is no place for racism, and demand that he allow San Francisco to opt-out of S-Comm.
LGBTQ people are sending a clear message that we will not comply with violence of any kind, anywhere.

In our celebration of Judge Walker’s decision to combat institutionalized discrimination, we recognize that this victory is the tip of the iceberg in addressing many forms of state violence that LGBTQ people face. When our communities come together and refuse to leave anyone behind, we can win big victories.
We call on the LGBTQ movement to come out against all forms of state violence, and join with immigrant communities and communities of color in our ongoing quest for true justice and safety.

***

To find out more about national immigrant rights organizing or to get involved, visit the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

Founded in 1979,
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQ communities to create safety. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you are not alone. Call (415) 333-HELP or come in during walk-in hours, Fridays 11am-5pm.


from Facebook | CUAV: CUAV Responds to Prop 8 Ruling via Curate

sunny feeds

the way bodies move genuinely to beats is, after all, gorgeous and affecting.

black lesbians matter

Black Lesbian Matters,” report is a quantitative study on the Black lesbian community. The creation of this report was a year long process of developing the survey, conducting focus groups, and finally writing the report. This report, “Black Lesbians Matter,” is an examination of the unique experiences, perspectives, and priorities for the Black Lesbian Community, and has been our most rewarding accomplishment as of yet. The report focuses on five key priorities: Aging, Health, Identity, Family, and Invisibility.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

being on the same wavelength is the stuff that dreams are made of.
thanks shants

With that said, I have begun to realize that there are several key aspects present in having these relationships (friendships and otherwise) come to fruition:

1.
Intentionality (being open and honest about who you are, what you want and where you’re coming from).

2.
Responsibility (owning your shit, no matter how difficult).

3.
Accountability (checking your shit. this includes sites of privilege and power that you may possess as per your social location).

4.
Communication (being able to articulate to your community about numbers 1 through 3 in an open and respectful manner).

5. Trust (understanding that trust is something that is built and earned over time and is indicative of investment in one another. bell hooks says that “trust is the heartbeat of genuine love” and I believe trust is absolutely essential in the formation of a healthy community).

more at you can have it all
FONT GAME. goodbye bananagrams.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

my imagined superhero power would look something like this:


  • cyclops sunglasses - uv protected
  • nipple pew pew
  • straight up, just red tights
  • aerodynamic bike features
maggot found in teenage boy's eye - boy must now wear glasses
promotheus brown does tumblr: brownouts
let's play "clues that tell you kristen stewart is a big homowner"

clue one: pseudo rolled up t-shirt
clue two: tied up hair in baseball cap
clue three: awkward posture and lanky frame with slightly uncomfortable smurk
clue four: THERE'S A RAINBOW TOWEL IN THE BACKGROUND.

clue four, you are the straw that broke the camel's back.

In Solidarity

The Miss G___ Project