Friday, 11 June 2021

It's A Sin

The traditional "three pillars" of homophobia -- state, religion and medical profession -- have all been fought long and hard by the LGBTQ+ community in order to gain our rights and freedoms. After 50 years of soul-searching and change, many Liberal Christians have now revised their beliefs and support us, but many Conservative Christians still do not.






Some of the most conservative and backward believers even still resort to that old hocus pocus of exorcism, if you can believe it!


Well, fellow greasy demons, let's confess our sins! 

Here's a knockout new synth-pop version of the Pet Shop Boys' classic song "It's a Sin" performed at last month's 2021 BRIT Awards by Elton John and Olly Alexander of Years & Years. One hundred percent of net proceeds (including all artist and producer shares) from the sale of this new single will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

What makes this video so fabulous is its increasingly spectacular out 'n proud imagery defiantly juxtaposed with the self-loathing lyrics taught to all of us by religion. Together, it's a GIANT FUCK YOU to religious control of our lives, sexuality and gender. LOVE IT!


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Monday, 7 June 2021

Voices From The Closet



The ability to live safely out of the closet is very much a modern phenomenon (still largely only possible in the Western world) that is within the living memory of the generation who first came out en masse, the Boomers. We must not forget the countless generations who preceded us and did not have that freedom, but who lived and loved as best they could under horribly oppressive conditions.

Here's a selection of those past voices from the closet --

 jarchivistsims

sometimes i think about gay people who lived centuries ago who thought they were all alone who imagined a world where they could live openly as themselves who met in secret spoke in code defied everything and everyone just to exist and i’m like..i gotta sit down. whew i gotta sit down

 l2g

this is why this sappho fragment hits me so hard

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 mortuarybees

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 phantom-tail

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If this little book should see the light after its 100 years of entombment, I would like its readers to know that the author was a lover of her own sex and devoted the best years of her life in striving for the political equality and social and moral elevation of women.

“The Great Geysers of California” by Laura De Force Gordon, 1879, unearthed from a 100-year-old time capsule in San Francisco, 1979.

 katherinebarlow

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all our letters could be published in the future in a more enlightened time. Then all the world could see how in love we are.”

Gordon Bowsher to Gilbert Bradley, 1940s


I couldn't find any publication data on that book but a good summary of Gordon and Gilbert's wartime love affair is available here.


Another voice from the distant past -- a poem written by medieval Christian mystic St. Hildegard von Bingen to her beloved nun and muse Richardis von Stade:

I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse
I have gathered my myrrh with my spice
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey
I have drunk my wine with my milk
Eat, o friends
Drink, yea drink abundantly, o beloved
I sleep, but my heart waketh
It is the voice of my beloved that knocketh
Saying, open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled
For my head is filled with dew
And my locks with the drops of the night.


And further to the Sappho fragment at the beginning of this post, there's a famous modern poem written in response to it which is the perfect way to conclude this post --

Sappho's Reply

My voice rings down through thousands of years
To coil around your body and give you strength,
You who have wept in direct sunlight,
Who have hungered in invisible chains,
Tremble to the cadence of my legacy:
An army of lovers shall not fail.

-- Rita Mae Brown

Saturday, 5 June 2021

The TRUTH About M&Ms!

Hard-hitting investigative journalism 
that only Tumblr bloggers can provide! 

[Found here originally]

 gahdamnpunk

Reblog to make a transphobe uncomfortable eating M&M’s

 0nighthawk0

They did the same with the Brown M&M


Clearly they’re together too, two happy Trans Women Lesbians.


 marsupials-of-mars

Breaking news: terfs banned from m&ms forever

 its-aighost

Wait if round means no nuts what about red

 makeupisfuckinggreatforaguy

he’s obviously a transman you complete and utter buffoon.

 autumn--apple
Blessed

The orange m&m as well

 cherryozyi

GUYS we are so blind for many years! the m&m are rainbow and the gay flag is rainbow.

They were gay all the long!

M&M says LGBT Rights!!

 lil-tumbles

gay.. and trans? May I say:

rights!

 hurricael

I’m certain I’ve reblogged this multiple times but I’m doing it again