mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

(via glegrumbles)

lokalisitsa:

tassledown:

Apparently I used two pictures from a website that wasn’t personally approved by a tumblr Big Name Piercer. I credited the pictures to that website, which apparently means I’m linking to them and supporting them and by god they won’t stand for pictures from that website being used in my responses to a post of theirs.

The thing is, I was replying from my phone and there is no easy way for me to insert html links when replying on my phone, so… there wasn’t any link. And I wouldn’t have used one anyway, because I think people should buy jewelry through their piercer. 

Anyway, I think part of it was that he was angry that he couldn’t understand what the anon was asking him (which kind of struck me funny because their question was rather clear cut?)

Oh dear. Well, I hope that blows over without more fuss than it’s already stirred up. 

Thanks for the response.

stereolights:

queer authors: make all your characters queer. every single one of them. leave no room for alternate cishet interpretations. make straight people uncomfortable. let them cry about how unrealistic it is that no one is cishet. bottle their tears and pour them over your morning pancakes. savor the taste of their discomfort.

(via bisexual-books)

sparklingcleanlies:

freelgbtqpia:


In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week. These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject to interpretation and commentary for centuries. Following on this ancient tradition, Torah Queeries brings together some of the world’s leading rabbis, scholars, and writers to interpret the Torah through a “bent lens”.
With commentaries on the fifty-four weekly Torah portions and six major Jewish holidays, the concise yet substantive writings collected here open up stimulating new insights and highlight previously neglected perspectives.
This incredibly rich collection unites the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight-allied writers, including some of the most central figures in contemporary American Judaism. All bring to the table unique methods of reading and interpreting that allow the Torah to speak to modern concerns of sexuality, identity, gender, and LGBT life. Torah Queeries offers cultural critique, social commentary, and a vision of community transformation, all done through biblical interpretation.
Written to engage readers, draw them in, and, at times, provoke them, Torah Queeries examines topics as divergent as the Levitical sexual prohibitions, the experience of the Exodus, the rape of Dinah, the life of Joseph, and the ritual practices of the ancient Israelites. Most powerfully, the commentaries here chart a future of inclusion and social justice deeply rooted in the Jewish textual tradition.A labor of intellectual rigor, social justice, and personal passions, Torah Queeries is an exciting and important contribution to the project of democratizing Jewish communities, and an essential guide to understanding the intersection of queerness and Jewishness.


Support Keshet and buy the book!
Their searchable database of Torah Queeries is here!

sparklingcleanlies:

freelgbtqpia:

In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week. These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject to interpretation and commentary for centuries. Following on this ancient tradition, Torah Queeries brings together some of the world’s leading rabbis, scholars, and writers to interpret the Torah through a “bent lens”.

With commentaries on the fifty-four weekly Torah portions and six major Jewish holidays, the concise yet substantive writings collected here open up stimulating new insights and highlight previously neglected perspectives.

This incredibly rich collection unites the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight-allied writers, including some of the most central figures in contemporary American Judaism. All bring to the table unique methods of reading and interpreting that allow the Torah to speak to modern concerns of sexuality, identity, gender, and LGBT life. Torah Queeries offers cultural critique, social commentary, and a vision of community transformation, all done through biblical interpretation.

Written to engage readers, draw them in, and, at times, provoke them, Torah Queeries examines topics as divergent as the Levitical sexual prohibitions, the experience of the Exodus, the rape of Dinah, the life of Joseph, and the ritual practices of the ancient Israelites. Most powerfully, the commentaries here chart a future of inclusion and social justice deeply rooted in the Jewish textual tradition.A labor of intellectual rigor, social justice, and personal passions, Torah Queeries is an exciting and important contribution to the project of democratizing Jewish communities, and an essential guide to understanding the intersection of queerness and Jewishness.

Support Keshet and buy the book!

Their searchable database of Torah Queeries is here!

(via bisexual-books)

“With professors, I talk in a proper way that’s a mainstream manner, but when I’m at home, it’s a different situation,” said Cobb who became deaf when she was 18-months-old. She grew up in Virginia and was raised primarily by her grandmother who learned ASL to better communicate with her. Together they spoke mainstream ASL, but once she made other black deaf friends, she began signing in a more colloquial way. on the differences between Black ASL and mainstream ASL. lots of great resources and videos included at the link. (via disabilityhistory)
izanzanwin:

Tomorrow 8.22.2014 -Twitter storm on MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women)  Please signal boost. Addressing Canadian law enforcement on MMIW under #orgcrimechat ht.

izanzanwin:

Tomorrow 8.22.2014 -Twitter storm on MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women)  Please signal boost. 
Addressing Canadian law enforcement on MMIW under #orgcrimechat ht.

(via fycanadianpolitics)

bigcatkingdom:

Pallas Cat (by gabbylawson)

It looks like an adorable evil tribble

bigcatkingdom:

Pallas Cat (by gabbylawson)

It looks like an adorable evil tribble