"The MOGAI rights movement was started by a trans woman of color"
Yes, this is important; but there were multiple trans women of color at the head of the movement, beginning with the Stonewall Riots.
Spread their names. They need to be in the history books and they needto be a part of MOGAI “Ally 101”
Sylvia Rivera was a bisexual trans woman of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan decent. She started protesting against the Vietnam War and was a proponent for the feminist rights movement, as well as the MOGAI rights movement
There is now a group dedicated to her called the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, working to “guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.” They offer volunteer opportunities and legal help for trans, gender non-conforming (non binary) and intersex people; especially those of color and/or low income.
Another MVP of the MOGAI rights movement was Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans woman; who along with Sylvia Rivera founded S.T.A.R (Street Action Transvestite Revolutionaries; later renamed Street Action Transgender Revolutionaries), which advocated on behalf of homeless trans kids, as well as pressed for trans inclusion in mainstream MOGAI activist groups. They also founded the STAR House, which sheltered these homeless kids. Learn more about Marsha here in this video.
These ladies are phenomenal; and I’m sure they would be just as tired as I am of seeing cis white gay boys being the face of our movement.
Feeling sick, having pain in one of my eyes, and about to take a midterm.
What a beautiful morning.
Sept. 30 7:09 pm
- Chief Belmar says peaceful daytime protesters were arrested by mistake
- ACLU wants police banned from keeping Ferguson protesters moving
- Why does a city with 600 residents need 14 cops? Understanding the municipal police forces in MO
- Learn more/Support ArchCityDefenders, a group of lawyers providing legal assistance to arrested protesters and assisting with legal strategy related to protests.
- Letter from Langdon: Shooting to kill
- Public must defend the right to know
- Spurred by Ferguson, Chicago families demand reviews of police shootings
- What’s Happening Today: STL Co. Council Meeting at 6pm
mimi thi nguyen - saying fuck you to the sexualized orientalist gaze (via schizometrics)
White people who are into body mod constantly pull this shit. People staring at your piercings and tattoos is not the same as dealing with institutionalized oppression, you soggy waffles.
This is the best thing I have ever read and I will reblog this until the day I fucking stop blogging
I just realized that the lack of acceptance for asexuals is literally the dumbest thing.
Like, you can’t handle the thought of two dudes kissing? Okay you’re dumb and terrible whatever.
But you can’t handle the idea… Of someone… Not kissing anyone? What are you worried about? They’re gonna eat too much mac n cheese?? Draw too many dinosaurs??? Tell me
“We allow broomthtickth and magic carpeth,” said Offler.
“Ah, but they’re magical. Magic… religion… there is a certain association. This is an attempt to subvert the natural order. Just anyone could float around the place in one of these things.” He shuddered. “Men could look down upon the gods!”
He looked down upon Leonard of Quirm.
“Why did you do it?” he said.
“You gave me wings when you showed me birds,” said Leonard of Quirm.
That last line is so powerful.
Terry Pratchett, The Last Hero