Now that raven symone came out as gay instead of saying “that’s gay” everyone should just say “thats so raven”
(Image description: Asian americans picketing outside of a gay bar against Anti-Asian discrimination)
Anti-Racism Protest, 1980, Rink Foto.
from San Fransisco: The Making of a Queer Mecca 2009 exhibition
Curated by Julia Haas with the assistance of Jonathan D. Katz
Randy Kikukawa and friends protest the Castro Station Bar for denying him entrance because he was “small,” 1980.
i’m glad this showed up on my dash with the context
This is amazing to see, especially since so many people try to pretend as though the blatant racism (and transphobia as well) in the LGBTQ community simply doesn’t exist on behalf of “unity” around the demands of rich, white gay men. Love this set and it’s so emblematic of the intersectional struggles of QPOC even within the lgbtq community.
when did homosexuality become wrong i mean in ancient rome they just had giant orgies and nobody thought twice about it
Out & Proud. Orlando Cruz announces that he is “proud gay man” making him the first openly gay professional boxer. In a statement he said:“I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.”
all my OTPs sittin’ in a tree
first comes love
then comes marriage
The new issue of Newsweek features a cover photo of President Obama topped by a rainbow-colored halo and captioned “The First Gay President.” The halo and caption strike me as cheap sensationalism. I realize airport travelers look at a magazine for 2.2 seconds before moving on to the next one. I grant that this cover will probably get Newsweek a 4.4 second glance. I also understand that Newsweek is desperate for sales. Nevertheless, I doubt that the Newsweek of old, before it was sold for a dollar, would have pandered as shallowly.
The caption is a superficial way to characterize an important development of thought that the president — along with the country — has been making over recent years. It is also entirely wrong. Like the mini-furor a couple of months back about the claim that Richard Nixon was our first gay president, the story simply ignores that the U.S. already had a gay president more than a century ago.
There can be no doubt that James Buchanan was gay, before, during and after his four years in the White House. Moreover, the nation knew it, too — he was not far into the closet.
Today, I know no historian who has studied the matter and thinks Buchanan was heterosexual. Fifteen years ago, historian John Howard, author of “Men Like That,” a pioneering study of queer culture in Mississippi, shared with me the key documents, including Buchanan’s May 13, 1844, letter to a Mrs. Roosevelt. Describing his deteriorating social life after his great love, William Rufus King, senator from Alabama, had moved to Paris to become our ambassador to France, Buchanan wrote:
I am now “solitary and alone,” having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone; and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.
New Abercrombie & Fitch ad by Bruce Weber
OHHHH I WAS HOPING ONE OF YOU WOULD REBLOG THIS—!
BECAUSE THIS IS THE WORST COMMERCIAL I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE
Commercials are made for one reason- to sell shit
This could sell a lot of products. Sports drinks, shampoo, soap, KY, condoms.
What it absolutely completely could not in any way sell?
How in the fuck do shirtless people sell shirts? It just emphasises the want to take shirts OFF.
The only way it could work is to have the homophobia angle of “if you take off our products you will be gay-shower-jumped and obviously you don’t want that so always buy and wear our products”
Instead we get people fetishing this
When it’s a poor, poor marketing decision so strong that A&F declared it isn’t a legitimate ad!
I wouldn’t know the product marketed here if I hadn’t read the articles around it. I mean this could just be the new homosexual marketing direction for Axe Body Spray (with less frat boy humour which is actually a little refreshing)
All it makes me want to buy is showerheads. Which means maybe Kohler should look into this.
THIS IS AN A+ AD
SO GUM COMMERCIALS CAN HAVE BITCHES SKYDIVING AND CAR COMMERCIALS CAN BE FUCKING CINEMATIC EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CARS
AND BEER COMMERCIALS CAN HAVE NAKED WOMEN EVERYWHERE AND HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE
BUT ABERCROMBIE CAN’T SHOW MEN GETTING SEXY WITH EACH OTHER
NOPE NOPE NOPE THIS IS A COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE COMMERCIAL IMO
THEIR CLOTHES ARE UGLY AND THEY KNOW IT SO THIS IS HOW THEY ARE GETTING PEOPLE INTO THEIR STORE AND I APPROVE
tribblesnbits: seattle pride parade | june 26, 2011 | photo by joshua trujillo, seattle pi
This may be the greatest thing ever.