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If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.
Kim Katrin Crosby, Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, September 30, 2013  (via thenegrotude)

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It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion on them.

On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever.

Douglas Adams

this quote was literally in my sociology book 

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NAILED IT

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nowyoukno:

Now You Know more Black History Facts. (Source)

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milesjai:

harrystilesstilinski:

Miles Jai saying what needs to be said.

"There was also a LGBT panel (at Playlist Live) that my friends were on. That was really fun to go to, and it was also very, um, enlightening. But the thing about having, like, an all gay cisgender white panel and calling it a "LGBT panel" even though there’s only gay white people on it isn’t really very accurate. And you know, I feel like a lot of people, even the panelists, have agreed that there should be more representation on the panel. I mean, who could they find that represent a different part of the LGBT spectrum? So yes, more represntation in the LGBT panels. Not just like, one lesbian and 4 white gay guys."

here’s to more diverse panels in the future! :)

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blackfeminism:

Afua Richardson

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Hi folks,

We want to apologize for the tag on our recent reblog from Queerability. We occasionally copy and paste tags from others and forget to review them before posting. As well, sometimes Tumblr autofills tags and that was likely the case in this situation. We’ve removed the tag. We’ll be sure to check our tags better in the future and apologize for any harm done. 

If you have any other concerns, please message us. 

Thanks,
The GF Team

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GF Music Box: Ana (Saturday Edition!)

GF Music Box: Ana (Saturday Edition!)

Every Friday (but this time SATURDAY), each GF team member will be sharing a list of 5 songs they’ve been jamming to during the week. This is our Music Box. Welcome and enjoy!

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Ana Sofia
GF Mexico Coordinator

 

1. “Latinoamérica” – Calle 13

2. “Sacar la Voz” – Ana Tijoux

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Queerability Features the Autistic Self Advocacy Network for Autism Acceptance Month!

queerability:

Last week, we examined multiple perspectives about why Autism Speaks is problematic and hurtful for autistic people. With that in mind this week, let us take a look at some great organizations that do positive work for the autistic community and are worthy of support! 

The criteria in which we judged an autism-related organization are as follows:

  • Meaningfully includes people on the autism spectrum in top levels of leadership.
  • Affirms the lives of autistic people.
  • Strives towards full inclusion of autistic people in the community. 
  • Financially responsible. 
  • Accepting of LGBTQ people. 

Today’s feature organization is the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

This is ASAN’s Mission Statement:

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. Drawing on the principles of the cross-disability community, ASAN seeks to organize the community of Autistic adults and youth to have our voices heard in the national conversation about us. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens. We hope to empower Autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community. Nothing About Us, Without Us!

ASAN is accepting of LGBTQ people. 

To donate to ASAN click here

Follow ASAN’s social media:

Full disclosure: Kristen Guin, the founder of Queerability, has an unpaid volunteer position with ASAN as a chapter leader.

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The 2014 Trans 100 (U.S.) Digital Booklet

janetmock:

smartassjen:

I’m amazed at how much more in happening in our community than any of us realize. This is just a glimpse at some it, but one worth taking.

YES!