ambidexterous:

overanalyticalqueer:

so hey fun fact for anyone who wants queer history trivia: the first disco in Seattle was opened in 1973 and was a gay bar called “shelly’s leg” and it was named after a dancer named shelly who lost her leg in a confetti cannon accident and used the insurance/lawsuit settlement money to open a gay disco.

a) This is such a fantastic story that I wouldn’t care if it were made up, except that

b) upon further research, it does appear to be true

tuesdai:

So on my facebook feed i saw a “tbt” with a g-slur in it. I politely asked if the person was aware that it was a racial slur. She came back later saying it was okay for her to say it, but not me. I explained that i am Rromani, and she proceeded to make fun of how white i look and say that i was racist against white people (for seeking to educate gadje about the g-slur and how wearing a scarf and liking to travel does not make them “gypsy”). I’m really disappointed.

Now she actually claimed that “white people” is a slur, and quoted Mark Twain to say that i am somehow “dragging her down with my stupidity.”
I really wish that i had internet so i could post this exchange because it is beyond ridiculous

So on my facebook feed i saw a “tbt” with a g-slur in it. I politely asked if the person was aware that it was a racial slur. She came back later saying it was okay for her to say it, but not me. I explained that i am Rromani, and she proceeded to make fun of how white i look and say that i was racist against white people (for seeking to educate gadje about the g-slur and how wearing a scarf and liking to travel does not make them “gypsy”). I’m really disappointed.

tipsymaple:

I may not be a perfect person but at least I have never yelled at an employee in a store

"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."

dacuntgod:

jamarcoaaronshaw:

So, people are mad about Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda video. 

Why can’t a young black woman just have some fun and shake her ass nowadays, but you let Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus get away with coonery on the daily. 

👏

tsunamiwavesurfing:

kanye tried to stop taylor swift ahead of time but yall called him out of order now look

the hero you deserve but not the one you need

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