(Re)Queering Pride

youngist:

By Ngoc Loan Tran; Edited by Muna Mire

The history of Pride in America

June was Pride month in the United States. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks from coast to coast celebrated the history of queer resistance led by drag queens, poor and homeless queer youth, and trans* women of color like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson… oh what? Word? That’s not what you thought Pride was? Well, maybe that’s because it isn’t what Pride looks like these days.

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taliaitscoldoutside:

Omfg can I have this pls

taliaitscoldoutside:

Omfg can I have this pls

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juliammore:

Trans Women Only Open Mic Night - Music. Spoken Word. Poetry.
Trans women only performing. Trans women only attending (except Red and Black staff). Come perform in a safe, welcoming space.
August 10th from 7:30 - 10 pm at Red and Black Cafe located on 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR
Brought to you by the Trans Women Only Open Mic Night organizers. Invite people to join us in organizing this event and others like it. Contact us at pdxtranswomen@gmail.com Join us at Red and Black Cafe on Saturdays at 4pm

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wafflecopter69:

juliammore:

Trans Women Only Open Mic Night Music. Spoken Word. Poetry.

Trans women only performing. Trans women only attending (except Red and Black staff). Come perform in a safe, welcoming space.

August 10th from 7:30 - 10 pm at Red and Black Cafe located on 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR

Brought to you by the Trans Women Only Open Mic Night organizers. Invite people to join us in organizing this event and others like it. Contact us at pdxtranswomen@gmail.com Join us at Red and Black Cafe on Saturdays at 4pm

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lahoops:

lahoops:

URGENT! Border Patrol said they plan on “arresting and deporting” the DREAM 8.
We need 10,000 calls, right now, demanding Sen. Durbin and Rep. Grijalva take a stand for the Dreamers and Bring Them Home.Call Senator Durbin @ (312) 353-4952 or (202) 224-2152Call Rep. Grijalva @ (202) 225-2435 or (520) 622-6788"Hi, I was calling to find out why the member is going to just sit by and watch as the DREAMers, crossing the border in Nogales, are being arrested and deported. Does the member support undocumented immigrants or not?"After you call hang-up and call back again and again and again until you get word that the DREAM 8 are safe and sound.Call ICE Principal Legal Advisor Peter Vincent @ 202-732-5000"Hi, I was calling to ask that you release the DREAM 8 into the U.S. This is their home. Re-unite them with their family. Why is the Port Authority planning on arresting and deporting all of them?"

Y’all, they’re moments away from crossing! CALL CALL CALL CALL! 

lahoops:

lahoops:

URGENT! Border Patrol said they plan on “arresting and deporting” the DREAM 8.

We need 10,000 calls, right now, demanding Sen. Durbin and Rep. Grijalva take a stand for the Dreamers and Bring Them Home.

Call Senator Durbin @ (312) 353-4952 or (202) 224-2152
Call Rep. Grijalva @ (202) 225-2435 or (520) 622-6788

"Hi, I was calling to find out why the member is going to just sit by and watch as the DREAMers, crossing the border in Nogales, are being arrested and deported. Does the member support undocumented immigrants or not?"

After you call hang-up and call back again and again and again until you get word that the DREAM 8 are safe and sound.

Call ICE Principal Legal Advisor Peter Vincent @ 202-732-5000

"Hi, I was calling to ask that you release the DREAM 8 into the U.S. This is their home. Re-unite them with their family. Why is the Port Authority planning on arresting and deporting all of them?"

Y’all, they’re moments away from crossing! CALL CALL CALL CALL! 

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thepeoplesrecord:

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Marissa Alexander. Never forget that she was in a domestically violent relationship with a man that admitted (in an affidavit) to abusing all of his babies’ moms. Never forget that there was an existing restraining order against him. Never forget that he beat her while she was pregnant. Never forget that she had given birth only a few days before all of this. Never forget that she fired the warning shot into the ceiling, not injuring nor killing anyone. Never forget that the so-called “plea” offered to her included 3 years of jail and losing custody of her child. Never forget that despite having a concealed weapon’s license and knowing how to use the gun, following all laws, and trying to protect herself from a repeatedly abusive man, she still was sentenced to twenty years in prison.
Self-defense doesn’t apply to cis heterosexual Black women like Marissa Alexander fighting off domestically violent men. Self defense doesn’t apply to Black trans women like Cece McDonald when fighting off strangers. People we once loved or complete strangers have no obligation to consider our lives valuable and we have no legal claim to protect said life. This is the reality of White supremacist capitalist patriarchy and its outgrowth pustule that is the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. Black women are the fastest growing group of incarcerated people. Many of them are there for charges related to men and self-defense, related to poverty or to both. In Marissa’s case, she had a Master’s degree. Why does this matter? Because the myth that respectability politics/class/income can save or protect us is at hand, again. It cannot protect us.
To stay up to date on her case:
Justice For Marissa blog
Free Marissa Now Tumblr blog
Justice For Marissa Alexander Facebook page
4 Lies, Distortions and Inaccuracies made in the Marissa Alexander case (good article)
Existing petitions:
Change.org
Whitehouse.gov
Her counsel:
Bruce A. Zimmet, Esq., One Financial Plaza, Suite 2612, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33394
Florida’s laws:
Stand Your Ground (statue 776.013)
10/20/Life Minimum sentencing (statue 775.087)
To write her a letter of love and support:
Marissa Alexander #2012033887 500 East Adam St. Jacksonville, FL 32202
Please visit this page for details/instructions on how to send her a letter or card, as with the punishment industry, there are restrictions and specifications.
Let’s continue to fight for her and support her and her children.
<3

Justice for Marissa. No justice. No peace.

thepeoplesrecord:

gradientlair:

Marissa Alexander. Never forget that she was in a domestically violent relationship with a man that admitted (in an affidavit) to abusing all of his babies’ moms. Never forget that there was an existing restraining order against him. Never forget that he beat her while she was pregnant. Never forget that she had given birth only a few days before all of this. Never forget that she fired the warning shot into the ceiling, not injuring nor killing anyone. Never forget that the so-called “plea” offered to her included 3 years of jail and losing custody of her child. Never forget that despite having a concealed weapon’s license and knowing how to use the gun, following all laws, and trying to protect herself from a repeatedly abusive man, she still was sentenced to twenty years in prison.

Self-defense doesn’t apply to cis heterosexual Black women like Marissa Alexander fighting off domestically violent men. Self defense doesn’t apply to Black trans women like Cece McDonald when fighting off strangers. People we once loved or complete strangers have no obligation to consider our lives valuable and we have no legal claim to protect said life. This is the reality of White supremacist capitalist patriarchy and its outgrowth pustule that is the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. Black women are the fastest growing group of incarcerated people. Many of them are there for charges related to men and self-defense, related to poverty or to both. In Marissa’s case, she had a Master’s degree. Why does this matter? Because the myth that respectability politics/class/income can save or protect us is at hand, again. It cannot protect us.

To stay up to date on her case:

Existing petitions:

Her counsel:

Bruce A. Zimmet, Esq., One Financial Plaza, Suite 2612, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33394

Florida’s laws:

To write her a letter of love and support:

Marissa Alexander #2012033887
500 East Adam St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Please visit this page for details/instructions on how to send her a letter or card, as with the punishment industry, there are restrictions and specifications.

Let’s continue to fight for her and support her and her children.

<3

Justice for Marissa. No justice. No peace.

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The Dream Defenders have taken over Florida Capitol to demand the #TrayvonMartinAct. Sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/fldreamdef
Since Tuesday morning (7/16) Dream Defenders have maintained a presence at the Capitol for an extended stay to apply pressure and demand that Governor Rick Scott call for a special session of legislature to address issues related to the environment in Florida that led to this tragedy and injustice. Dream Defenders are pushing for what they are calling the ‘Trayvon Martin Act’ which addresses the repeal of Stand Your Ground, racial profiling, and the war on the youth.

DreamDefenders.org

searchingforknowledge:

TW for all the worse fuckshit that you can possibly imagine re medical experimentation.

frank-e-fighting-words:

afrofuturistaffair:

sabelmouse:

Medical Apartheid Part 1 (by megalopolisuk)

Harriet Washington examines medical experimentation, abuse, and neglect of Black people in America from the past through the present. Feature length, 3-part documentary on her book needed like yesterday, please. 

haven’t watched this yet, but also sharing. probably a big TW on this.

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"When I was four years old, a doctor advised my parents that I should undergo a “routine” hysterectomy. It was recommended, the doctor said, to prevent the future inconvenience of menstruation. My parents, thankfully, were horrified and high-tailed it out of there, taking me and my four year old uterus with them."

Stella Young, "The involuntary sterilisation of children with disabilities should be challenged"

All involuntarily sterilization - of children, adults, people with disabilities, people in prison, Native women, Mexican American women, black women and men, Puerto Rican women, trans* people, Deaf people, Latinas in Californiawomen who are poor and/or on welfare, people at the intersections of these categories - should be ended.

Why is that so controversial?

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