These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon.
Deragon’s “The Identity Project” has taken her around the country as she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.
queer power bottom princess
provocateur lesbian dandy is my goal in life
someone accidentally dropped a camera out of a plane and it’s I think my favourite film now
FIRST ANNUAL QUEER PUNK FEST
Organized and run exclusively by qpoc!
> first night: DANCE PARTY, MOVIE SCREENING, MINGLING // next day: WORKSHOPS, TABLING, ART INSTALLATIONS, BANDS, DRAG, SPOKEN WORD, PERFORMANCE ART <
Queer Punk Fest is a FREE event taking place in Southern California. It is born out of the need for queer punks and radical queers to carve out a space in a heavily white-macho radical/anarchist-punk scene. Queer Punk Fest will mark the beginning of the end of the heteronormative scene we have all day-dreamed of escaping from. In a scene that has become another costume party for white hipsters and suburban kids, we reclaim the power of punk and DIY culture to create alternative spaces free from oppression and social hierarchies. As a collective run by queer and trans people of color, we recognize that punk was born out of this necessity to create alternative spaces that challenge mainstream ideals. We aim to be the hammer that will drive the final nail into the coffin of a scene that has tokenized, abused, and misunderstood our existence. We see the current punk and anarchist/radical community as a reflection, not a rejection, of the very same ideals that marginalize our everyday existence. It is because of this that Queer Punk Fest will serve as the catalyst towards the coup d’état of this white heteronormative scene. Queer Punk Fest will be an intersectional, trans-inclusive, decolonial extravaganza. As social misfits and agitators, revenge is our first objective. C’mon Southern California, let’s get sickeniiiiiiiing
Queer Punk Fest is currently looking for queer bands, workshops, spoken word artists, performance artists, drag queens, organizations to table, a DJ for our dance party, artists to install their work, and ideas and suggestions. We are only taking applications from queer/trans-identified individuals. > If you would like to join us, please send your name, identity, contact information, a brief description and example(s) (if possible) of your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org < We will not respond to any applications sent elsewhere. Please include what you’re applying for in the subject line! Okay, sick! Hope to hear from lots of you!
Funny story, we don’t have one yet…. HELP US! We need a big space with rooms for workshops and a common area for tabling and performances. We’re also aiming for parts of L.A. that are accessible by public transport. Aaand because we don’t have a location yet, we don’t have a set date, but we’re aiming for the second weekend of May! We’ll update the tumblr page with info about the location and date when we can finalize them.
LAQR on facebook : community page
Follow QUEERPUNKFEST'S tumblr for updates!!!
comelook at me be ughly and gay
Omg. I’m going to cry. Want to go sooo bad.
Black lesbian couple found murdered in Galveston, TX
March 10, 2014
The bodies of two Houston women, a lesbian couple, were discovered near a dumpster in Galveston County, Texas. Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, both 24, had been together for two years and lived together. Their bodies were found Friday morning next to a convenience store dumpster, reports Houston’s ABC 13.
Relatives say the two women went to Galveston for Mardi Gras. Detectives believe they were killed elsewhere and their bodies moved. Reports also indicate that they were murdered in different ways. It’s currently unclear whether this was a hate crime or there was some other motive for the murder.
“That was her girlfriend, that was her soulmate,” James Randle, neighbor to Britney Cosby, told ABC.
Investigators are looking for a silver 2006 Kia Sorrento with paper tags–a car the couple recently purchased together. It is missing and whoever took it may be the same person who took their lives, reporters say.
Anyone with information regarding the victims’ deaths or the stolen vehicle is asked to call the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 866-248-8477.
Rest in power.
Do not call me by “person-first”
I am not a “person with autism”
I am an autistic person.
I am a queer person
I am not a person with autsim, I am not a person with queerity
Autism is just as much a part of me as being queer
And it is not bad,…