“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”


Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

I post and reblog: things I think are pretty, things that intrigue me, things I'm a fan of, and things I care about.

Common themes include: books, writing, movies, more books, cozy beds, breakfasts, Doctor Who, Sherlock, feminist issues, and occasional pieces of my life.




thebicker:

tjjourian:

A visual of different gender-paired queer couples that can reproduce #reproductivejustice

southcarolinaboy:

boku-no-poltergeist:

can we stop referring to all sex that could possibly result in pregnancy as “heterosexual reproduction” now

Is this real

Is this really appearing before my eyes

can it be true

a cutesy cartoon about gender and sexuality that is not cissexist and degendering toward trans people (who get to wear clothes just like cis people)??????????

mind is blown.

(The original version I reblogged had some of the commentary stripped, so rebagling for accuracy)

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"When she landed her own show on MSNBC during the 2008 election, there was a real sense of Charlie Bucket’s Golden Ticket novelty about it. An unabashed lesbian with a butch sensibility who earned a PhD from Oxford and refused to capitulate to the lowest common denominator in her punditry, the country just sort of patted her on the head like Willy Wonka and said, “Well, you’re just lucky to be here, aren’t you?” Fast forward to 2102 and Maddow is the voice of forward-thinking America. She’s the go-to political pundit on cable TV, the go-to panelist on beltway news shows, and the go-to bartender on late night talk shows. People in the right-wing media and conservative politicians might get a giggle from saying she “looks like a boy,” but none of them have the balls to brain-up against her on her show, despite her repeated invitations even to folks like Dick Cheney……It was appropriate that the butchy gay lady with the hipster glasses and the skater shoes and the jeans on under her desk ushered in the liberal mandate of 2012. Times, indeed, are a-changin’. And anyway, Charlie Bucket inherited that chocolate factory in the end." —

Rachel Maddow nominated for the 2012 Visibility Award by AfterEllen (via rubysrocket)

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thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Earlier this month, a North Carolina pastor suggested rounding up gays and lesbians and starving them to death.

Just yesterday, an audio file of a Kansas pastor saying the government should kill gays made the rounds.

Now, we are confronted with perhaps the most egregious homophobic offense in recent weeks — a youngster at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana,belted out “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven,” and the congregation rewarded him with a standing ovation.

[towleroad]



stfuconservatives:

cognitivedissonance:

shortformblog:

daveholmes:

From a hearing in Lincoln, NE regarding an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance. Thanks to Towleroad for putting this up.

Do not multitask while watching this or your brain will melt. Focus on the task at hand, which is watching the guy directly behind this clearly insane woman crack up at the bizarre things coming out of her mouth. This woman is the human version of @horse_ebooks — if @horse_ebooks had questionable views about homosexuality.

You guys. WyWatch from Wyoming made it to Nebraska

Um…

You guys can keep them. 

Seriously.

I. Do. Not. Know. Where. To. Start. With. Whatever. This. Is.

(trigger warning for homophobia, i guess, although this is so unbelievably ridiculous that it’s hard to get offended by it)

SHE STARTS HER SPEECH WITH: “Winter Wipeout TV show had broken bones and manslaughter every minute. Winter Wipeout show is produced in Holland by gays, bis and orgiers. Why do gays like to see people perishing? P-E-N-I-S goes into the anus to rupture intestines. The more a man does this, the more likely he will be a fatality or a homicider.”

And that’s only the first 40 seconds. Some greatest hits from the next five minutes:

“Only gays go to Gender Studies”

“Whitney Houston was found without clothes in a bathtub” (…and?)

“Lesbians and gays rarely live past 40 because it is common for them to do away with their partner, or they self-inflict”

“Anus licking causes sepsis. If not given antibiotics within half an hour, they perish.”

“A high percent of gay men who work in schools molest boys, mostly because they don’t have AIDS yet”

“To avoid going gay like Hillary Clinton did, college students need single rooms and single-gender dorms” (yeah, there are no gays at women’s colleges)

“80% of those who did treason by the year 2000 were gays”

“Jesus was celibate, and he was kissed by Judas, a homo”

“Wedding dresses are for women, not for men”

I… I have no response to any of this. Citation needed, lady. Citation very desperately needed.

-Jess

I cannot bring myself to actually watch this, but with regards to her point about Gender Studies…HOW DID SHE KNOW?

This semester, as a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, I was in the capstone seminar, which consisted of six women (five students and the professor).

But instead of having serious discussions about our purported topic, affect, IT WAS JUST ONE BIG LESBIAN ORGY FOR THREE HOURS A WEEK.

WOOOOOOO!

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no one ever thinks they’re ‘against homosexuals’, they just ‘don’t want to see this right now’ or ‘want to point out this ship isn’t canon’ or ‘don’t want to look at it in public’ or ‘don’t want to explain it to their kids’ and what it all adds up to is

“please be invisible, you are not quite human and don’t deserve to be seen.”

" — http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/ (via noneortheother)

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love-laugh-live-nostalgia:

23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

I officially… Come here please.. 

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affably:

Twilight Lovers (1994) by Tina Fiveash
Inspired by ‘Girl’s Own’ annuals and the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine from the 1950s, Stories for Girls is a tongue-in-cheek attempt to recreate missing lesbian photographic history from an era where homosexuality was a criminal offense, and lesbians were forced to remain in the closet and keep their relationships hidden from society.

affably:

Twilight Lovers (1994) by Tina Fiveash

Inspired by ‘Girl’s Own’ annuals and the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine from the 1950s, Stories for Girls is a tongue-in-cheek attempt to recreate missing lesbian photographic history from an era where homosexuality was a criminal offense, and lesbians were forced to remain in the closet and keep their relationships hidden from society.

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valeria2067:

Doctor: Are you sexually active?
Me: Yes.
Doctor: Is there any chance you could be pregnant?
Me: No.
Doctor: Are you taking birth control pills?
Me: No.
Doctor: Do you use condoms?
Me: Nope.
Doctor (beginning to look concerned): Is there a medical reason you can’t become pregnant?
Me: Not that I’m aware of.
Doctor (looking even more concerned, now speaking in a condescending tone): Then how do you know there’s no chance of pregnancy?
Me: Last I checked, my female partner would have a hard time pulling that off.

Haha, my Gender and Sexuality Studies professor related a similar situation to us a few semesters ago. She said that in response to questions about whether she might be pregnant, she’d tell a doctor that she wasn’t but that she and her girlfriend were sure trying.

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#reblogged #text #chat #sex #sexuality #gay #lesbian #pregnancy #personal


It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings – one lucky sailor  is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a  loved one. Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay.
The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America.
As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness  group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class  Marissa Gaeta bought 50 - which is actually fewer than many people buy,  she said, so she was surprised Monday to find out she’d won.
Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow.
They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.
By Corinne Reilly  The Virginian-Pilot© December 21, 2011 

It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings – one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one.
Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay.

The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America.

As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 - which is actually fewer than many people buy, she said, so she was surprised Monday to find out she’d won.

Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow.

They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.

By Corinne Reilly
The Virginian-Pilot
© December 21, 2011 

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Reblog if you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, demisexual, gender neutral, transgender or a supporter. 

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