Posted 17 hours ago
I just feel like no matter what, prisons are bad for everybody. They aren’t just bad for trans people—they’re bad for all people. It wouldn’t be fair for me to make it seem like it was so hard for me, just as a trans women, because I’ve been around a lot of people who don’t deserve to be in prison at all. Prison is hard for everybody. We’ve all got our personal issues and have to do what we need to do to survive in there and be strong.

It’s not the right approach for people to sensationalize this story and say: You were a trans woman in a men’s prison. Because at the end of the day, all prisons are bad for all people—trans, cis, gay, straight, Black, white, Asian, brown, purple, polka-dotted, striped, zebra, alien or whatever.

Yes, I had my issues. I dealt with extra discrimination and extra scrutiny. I had to deal with things that other people wouldn’t have had to deal with in prison because I was a trans woman in a men’s prison. Of course, it was upsetting, and it was hard.

But I was blessed to have the support of a team that was willing to support me in this fight against the system. Not everyone in there had that—not everyone had support or someone to help them or be there for them, to protect them or understand them or get them in touch with the right resources. I was blessed to have that.

So yes, I can say how hard it was for me, but what about the people in prison who are there wrongfully or for petty charges or because of the criminalization of everything? There are men and women who have been in there for days, years, even decades—what about them?
Posted 17 hours ago

fogo-av:

mentalalchemy:

nezua:

fnhfal:

Ferguson -2014

I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

Don’t forget this crazy shit actually happened.

Don’t forget this shit is STILL happening

Posted 18 hours ago

nedahoyin:

crystalqueer:

Photos and final product for Mq. & Mrs.’s amazing lgbtq coloring book for kids.

Model : Alicia Michele

Hayyy, boo..

Posted 1 day ago

straylightjay:

10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace

Posted 1 day ago
straight men have no purpose in this world
Anonymous asked

no:

That’s a lil much.. they could be used as tables and chairs

Posted 1 day ago
blackandpinkfamily:

"I’m just a kickback individual. I like to write, drink some coffee. Listen to music, and do my artwork. Right now, I’m just in hopes of making a new friend. I’ve beem very depressed an of late. Got beat up by the "corrections officers" and am barely getting food. Need a friend."
Jesse is Black and Pink pen-pal number 3048 and his birthday is this month! Take a minute to send him a card!

blackandpinkfamily:

"I’m just a kickback individual. I like to write, drink some coffee. Listen to music, and do my artwork. Right now, I’m just in hopes of making a new friend. I’ve beem very depressed an of late. Got beat up by the "corrections officers" and am barely getting food. Need a friend."

Jesse is Black and Pink pen-pal number 3048 and his birthday is this month! Take a minute to send him a card!

Posted 1 day ago

knitmeapony:

the-uncensored-she:

rtamerica:

Mike Brown jury gets extension, charges for Ferguson officer may be delayed until January

A St. Louis judge has granted an extension to the grand jury that has been tasked with deciding whether to charge a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. The jury now has until January 7 to decide on an indictment.

St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington made the decision on Tuesday to extend the deadline, St. Louis County Director Paul Fox, reported CNN. The jury’s regular term was set to expire on Wednesday.

The grand jury is to decide whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was unarmed at the time of the shooting.

#ArrestDarrenWilson, #JusticeforMikeBrown

There is no way this is not them hoping the furor will die down. There is NO reason for a grand jury to need THIS much time. DO NOT FORGET. Keep up the noise.

Posted 2 days ago

sapphicscience:

i just want a queer version of every show i’ve ever cared about

Posted 2 days ago

niaking:

Elliot Owen at the Bay Area Reporter interviewed myself, my co-editors (Terra Mikalson and Jessica Glennon-Zukoff), and Magnoliah Black about my book, podcast, and the upcoming launch party! Click here to read the piece.

Posted 2 days ago

I hope everyone remembers Hillary Clinton’s passionate defense of Israel’s war crimes and total silence on Ferguson when she’s running for president in two years.

(Source: mysharona1987)