Posted 2 hours ago

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

Posted 2 hours ago

crashpadseries:

"It’s really important to give an alternative view of transsexuality. Of trans women’s sexuality that usually isn’t shown in mainstream porn. And thats why I both do that and queer porn because I would like to change some misconceptions." - Chelsea Poe, CrashPad Behind the Scenes

Posted 2 hours ago
Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards.
Posted 2 hours ago

Help transgender Callie and Jamie go home safe

graspthesanity:

We are stranded 5,000km away from home. Our airline canceled our tickets. We have no way to go home. We need your help.

We are in dire need to return home immediately to formalize our stay in a country where we won’t get murdered for our identities. We need 400 euros/315 pounds/530 dollars to purchase a ticket that will get us there.

Read more and know how to help here. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND HELP WITH ANYTHING YOU CAN!

Posted 19 hours ago

yoncevevo:

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Posted 19 hours ago

ethiopienne:

Support Trans Women of Color Collective

TWOCC was established almost one year ago after the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, a black trans woman in New York City. Since then we have brought visibility to this case and uplifted the narratives of struggle and resilience from our communities. From our multiple appearances at conferences, to our various talks, and our numerous accountability sessions we have created a new space for trans women of color leadership in the movement.

We are an organizing collective, NOT a registered non-profit. We rely on grassroots fundraising to sustain the work. Trans women of color have historically — and continue to — put our bodies on the line for justice. The amount of unpaid emotional, physical, and psychological labor we do for our movements is astronomical. We are tired of the lip service that our allies give to trans women of color issues. We believe that the role of allies in our movement is to fund us so that we can do the work for ourselves! This is a fundraising campaign lead by allies to support our work. We need YOUR change, to make our own!

Posted 19 hours ago
Posted 19 hours ago

Tonight in Ramallah. July 24, 2014

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Posted 1 day ago

newmodelminority:

mickyalexander:

When will straight dudes learn that just because I also like women doesn’t mean I’m going objectify them with you.
I don’t share this fucked up need to be sexist that you have because you feel like we have something in common now.

GIRL! I remembered the moment where I went from being a woman who would participate, to one who absolutely would not. Patriarchy is a many headed Hydra.

^This! It’s like the only way straight men know how to bond with other men is to objectify women, so they assume that that’s how they will “bond” with queer women too. WTH.

Posted 1 day ago

radgirlcollective:

3RD ST 63 AVE by Luz Orozco, Acrylic paint and colored pencil on black paper

"I immigrated to the United States in 2001 when I was four years old and this was the first house we lived in… Since I was so small I don’t have a clear memory of this house so I asked my mom and I used photos to make a series of this first home. Using my mom’s memory, mine, and photos, I created a new version of what this house was like. The flat colors and empty spaces represent my basic memory and how I could never fully understand what this home meant to the rest of my family."

From Rad Girl Collective Vol.1 Issue 1: First Times