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
Monday, 14 June 2021
Friday, 11 June 2021
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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Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Monday, 7 June 2021
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 --
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 spouseI have gathered my myrrh with my spiceI have eaten my honeycomb with my honeyI have drunk my wine with my milkEat, o friendsDrink, yea drink abundantly, o belovedI sleep, but my heart wakethIt is the voice of my beloved that knockethSaying, open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiledFor my head is filled with dewAnd 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 --
My voice rings down through thousands of yearsTo 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
Hard-hitting investigative journalism
that only Tumblr bloggers can provide!
[Found here originally]
Clearly they’re together too, two happy Trans Women Lesbians.