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When a trans person tells you it’s okay for mistakenly using the wrong name or pronouns, it means the instance is forgiven or dismissed and the conversation can move on. In reality, it still hurts but we say it’s okay because we understand you are making an effort to get it right. This is not an invitation to stop making that effort. You are not the exclusion to the rule.

This is why I wear my nametag at work religiously. The produce department I work in doesn’t need it and they are awesome, but some of my other coworkers are just plain inattentive or not really trying. Maybe because we’re little more than acquaintances, they don’t feel obligated to make the effort? I don’t know.

I have found tapping on my nametag with a quiet pause to be more effective than the whole “It’s ‘he’ but that’s okay” routine, (or whatever you might be). The tedium of correcting people is exhausting - first in one direction reminding them they are wrong, and then turn around and run them the other way ensuring them that no, I’m not upset, you’re forgiven… it feels a lot like shepherding and I’d rather just get on with resolving my own situation.

We have to do a lot of work to change ourselves, we do a lot of work getting the help to realize it. We do a lot of work helping you, friends, family, coworkers, to understand the basics of our situation (some of us, anyway. Some of us don’t have the energy or the resources to explain these things to everyone who looks confused). We need help too. Help from medical folks and therapists who make the big changes, and help from regular folks too, with some of the smaller ones like names. Trying to use our preferred pronouns helps others catch on what to call us too, and that means a lot to us.

Ever tried to get people to call you some contrived nickname, only to have it not ‘take’ because everyone already knows you? This is what trans people do. Except it feels more like trying to kill the nickname in favour of a more real one. And it’s hard to do on our own.

Alejandra Leos Makes 8th Trans Woman Murdered this Summer


7 Trans Women of Color; all killed during the season that holds Pride Month. The queer community is still abuzz with the last vestiges of the season that promises parades, alcohol, and ‘a freedom to be you.’ So often, the larger LGBTQ “community,” has this idea that we’re all equally policed for being a part of this population. Without doubt, the summer of 2014 has proven that this is not the case.

…are the names of the 7 women that have fallen this season before Alejandra; and there is no protest for them. They are the silent-fallen that have fallen silent. There is an epidemic of trans female genocide; a cure to this maddening, tragic plague has yet to be seen.

Please #RememberAlejandra. If we continue to brush over the victimization of TWoC then again and again these beautiful lives will be cut short; again and again, #GirlsLikeUs will be made victims of hatred.



Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible important, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.

The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”

So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.

There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.

In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.

(Source: j-uuzous)


Today in Solidarity: Protesters gather in Oakland against the Urban Shield conference and police militarization

Ever wonder where cities get all their fancy ideas on how to militarize their police force? It’s not just from the Pentagon— it’s conferences like Urban Shield, that highlight the latest in tactical equipment and practices for suppressing the very people you’re sworn to serve. #staywoke #whodoyouprotect #whodoyouserve 





there are nice americans

there are rude americans

there are nice brits

there are rude brits

there are nice canadians

there’s justin bieber

Every year on Canadian Thanksgiving, we perform a ritual to purge ourselves of our rudeness, Bieber absorbs it all. He was never meant to escape, we are sorry.

He was never meant to escape.

…I’ve only seen this legendary post in screenshots

(Source: tom-marvolo-dildo)



>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age


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In infuriating perpetuation of rape culture news, an art gallery in Florida is going to be displaying the stolen nudes of celebrities at an upcoming art show. 


Yes, you read that correctly. Photos that have been stolen from female celebrities over the years, including the recent ones, are going to be printed on life size canvases and displayed to the public. 

The “artist,” is known as XVALA and it will be displayed at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art.  

Throw away your personal opinions of these celebrities for a moment and take notice what a gross violation this is. These people are making money off of the exploitation of unwilling participants. This is fucking disgusting.

I don’t really know what can be done, except to make your voice heard that this abuse will not be tolerated. 

Cory Allen Contemporary Art Contact Info

Phone numbers: 323.393.3115 & 727.365.0254

(The first number is their general inquiries office, and the second number is the studio in Florida where the exhibit will take place.)

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Tumblr user jessieestey has created a petition against this “art,” gallery and this exhibition. Sign it and spread it. (x)

Reblogging because I added new information, including an online petition and tumblr.

Also just to clarify, the 323 area code number is California based which is where the general inquiries office is and the 727 area code number is the actual location where the exhibit will be held. 

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