26 years old. Ex-ex-pat. Wandering Californian. Pseudo historian. Grad student. Queer. Beer enthusiast. Anglophile. Theoretical time traveler. Part time librarian. Full time loser. The usual.

 

My mom and I communicate 90% through cat updates. Also, the last time he brought a half dead thing in the house it was a mouse which he deposited ever so gently on my SLEEPING GRANDMOTHER’S FACE.

I want a show with bisexuals who actually use the B word…

derinthemadscientist:

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And non-fetishised lesbians…

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And respected sex workers…

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And ‘bad’ mothers who are given the same chances at redemption that their male counterparts usually are…

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and foster families that aren’t treated as “substitute” families…

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and adopted families that aren’t treated as “replacement” families…

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and non-stereotyped transmen…

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and victims who refuse to be defined by their abuse…

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and have them all be vitally important characters…

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haiweewicci:

angryqueer-ramblings:

I’m real tired of seeing skinny white kids painted as THE AVERAGE QUEER. Like please show me a curvy Indian agender kid from Brooklyn, a hispanic lesbian and her black girlfriend. A trans demisexual dude from Korea. GIVE ME SOMETHING OTHER THAN LANKY PALE PEOPLE WITH COLORFUL HAIR PLEASE GOD.

I will never stop linking to this article: Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community

Let’s stop pretending otherwise, OK Media?

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DC metro map, made out of book covers.  (at DC Public Library)

DC metro map, made out of book covers. (at DC Public Library)

theguilteaparty:

reindeerplaydate:

forfuturereferenceonly:

kowka:

haraii:

christmas eve what about christmas adam

happy christmas adam to all men’s rights activists

Please stop pestering us with things like this. This has nothing to do with men fighting for their rights. Eve is short for ‘evening’. Please don’t turn activism into a joke. Thanks.

Someone isn’t having a good christmas adam

Christmas Adam: December 23rd. Comes before Christmas Eve and is generally unsatisfying.

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New cross stitch project the second week of the semester. Good idea or worst idea?

New cross stitch project the second week of the semester. Good idea or worst idea?

bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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It's hand egg (football) season

S: Dude, did you hear what Tony Dungy said about Michael Sam?

M: What?

S: That he wouldn't want him on his team because of the "distraction". I mean, what the fuck?

M: Holy...and would he have said that about Jackie Robinson back in the day? What bullshit. Such bullshit.

S: And he totally supported Michael Vick when he came back. So, like, animal cruelty is cool but he doesn't like the gays? What a dumbass.

Em: Hell yeah, roomdudes!

M + S: Huh?

Em: Yes, good, continue.

Already a week has passed since exploring the natural history museum with @munichlove86 and only 103 weeks to go until we see each other again. #everytwoyears  (at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History)

Already a week has passed since exploring the natural history museum with @munichlove86 and only 103 weeks to go until we see each other again. #everytwoyears (at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History)