“ And I cried. For myself. For this woman talkin’ about love. For all the women who have ever stretched their bodies out anticipating civilization and finding ruins. ”
Sonia Sanchez (Homegirls and Handgrenades)
My escape from all the drunk, belligerent dudes moshing around the city on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
"I know this isn’t going to be a popular opinion, but I’m gay, and I don’t think there’s nearly as much discrimination as people claim. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve experienced discrimination. But it hasn’t been a huge factor in my life. I feel like a lot of people bring discrimination on themselves by getting in people’s faces too much. They like to say: ‘Accept me or else!’ They go around demanding respect as a member of a group, instead of earning respect as an individual. And that sort of behavior invites discrimination. I’ve never demanded respect because I was gay, and I haven’t experienced much discrimination when people find out that I am."
"Hi, I’m a cis white dude. Turns out, I have a ton of cultural capital even though I’m gay. Whodathunk?”
People be calling cars and ships and America “she” but when a trans women asks for female pronouns people be like no
Gary Foley, Aboriginal rights activist, Australia