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tumblingdoe: Shower curtain gender exploration!

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Maureen Taylor is a hero.

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We think it is rape culture or gun violence that will define us as a fallen civilization. But it’s the indifference that will do us in.
from Stacia L. Brown’s incredibly powerful post Carrying Jada: When ‘Standing With’ Isn’t Enough.

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Awesome roundup at the HuffPo UK of photos of an underwater city in China.

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John Oliver explains wealth inequality.

Brilliant and hilarious.

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"And maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him."

from Seth Menachem’s great piece at xoJane My Son Wears Dresses and That’s OK With Me

"And maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him."

from Seth Menachem’s great piece at xoJane My Son Wears Dresses and That’s OK With Me

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"Your whole life you are really writing one book, which is an attempt to grasp the consciousness of your time and place – a single book written from different stages of your ability."

RIP Nadine Gordimer

"Your whole life you are really writing one book, which is an attempt to grasp the consciousness of your time and place – a single book written from different stages of your ability."

RIP Nadine Gordimer

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Why Your Disbelief in My Queer Identity Doesn't Negate Its Existence

This is an awesome read.  Another one of those things I wish I could print out in business card size, carry in my wallet and just wordlessly hand to people sometimes.

Just because my identity or my relationship fall outside of your norms doesn’t mean I owe you an explanation.  Just trust me.  

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Throughout the country Pride parades took place on Sunday. Pride commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which occurred 45 years ago and were sparked by Sylvia Rivera, a trans woman of color. Greenwich Village, the site of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, is now dotted with rainbow ads marking summer sales; some storefronts even offer mimosas and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate gay pride. Those offers, however, exist in stark contrast to the lives of trans people—and to trans women of color especially—who remain under attack.

Colorlines: Taking Care of our Transgender Elders

Throughout the country Pride parades took place on Sunday. Pride commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which occurred 45 years ago and were sparked by Sylvia Rivera, a trans woman of color. Greenwich Village, the site of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, is now dotted with rainbow ads marking summer sales; some storefronts even offer mimosas and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate gay pride. Those offers, however, exist in stark contrast to the lives of trans people—and to trans women of color especially—who remain under attack.

Colorlines: Taking Care of our Transgender Elders

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Ain’t no mountains in the Midwest, dumbass. There’s plains and corn and a shit ton of white people who don’t vote in their best interest.
Male prisoner, Orange is the New Black