Cry Me a River by Julie London

who in their right mind can deny the genius that is julie london? cry me a river is one of my all time favorite songs by julie london and it shouldn’t be a surprise.

Easy Living by Billie Holiday

i have to start by sharing with you the song easy living which is easily my favorite song by billie holiday. hope you all enjoy it as much as i do.

From The Desk Of

music for the soul.

so music is a huge part of my life so i’ve decided to add a little thing to my blog, where i share the music i listen to on a daily basis with all of you amazing people. it will mostly compose of jazz, opera and hip hop but i listen to all genres of music so expect anything. 

alright till next time.

what does "queer" mean to you? idk much about the subject.

Queer is a much more inclusive term, but mainly queer is a person who doesn’t identify with the norms this society has created when it comes to gender and sexuality. 

That definition is very basic and vague, and for a more detailed explanation of the term queer you should go here.

the best spanish rock band ever.

Hi. I gave you the benefit of the doubt when I saw the slur used in that way on your blog because so far I've loved your log (long time follower). However, I unfollowed when all the posts disappeared with no explanation even when it's clear enough people saw your posts that explanation would have been nice. I know you were confused to see so many people leave after the slur, so I just wanted to explain. I hope you stay well and good luck with this blog!

here is the thing, i shouldn’t have to explain to you as to why i as a queer person choose to us the word faggot, because after all if a queer person decides to reclaim the word faggot as i have there shouldn’t be a problem with that. but because i love my followers i will take the time to explain myself publicly.

i used the word faggot left and right without ever daring to use it as a tool of oppression towards other queers, i know the power that words hold and i as a latino queer know too well that many of us queers have heard that word while we’ve been getting teased or beaten, both of which i have endured. when i said “stop being a faggot and go suck a dick,” all i was trying to portray was my annoyance with the ludicrous idea that palestinians are as white as israeli settlers.

i learned since an early age that once i possessed the word faggot and used it on my own terms no longer can someone use that word to attack me emotionally or spiritually and it worked. once i took the word from the mouth of those who used it to try and degrade me to something less than human i felt as though i had gained some power back. therefore, if you or any of my followers find it discomforting to see me use the word faggot which i know i’ll use again (though i promise to use more carefully) then please unfollow me. this is my blog after all and i will express myself as i wish to do so without of course trying to hurt others but if the case ever arises when i do hurt someone, i know you all will be there to correct me and i thank you all for that.

if the person i called a faggot is indeed queer and felt offended please come of anon so i can apologize to you. and for those of you who off anon spoke to me about this issue and took the time to explain your ideas and took the time to listen to mine i do thank you. any who, goodnight. to all those who unfollowed…

 image

appropriately-inappropriate:

militantbyexistence:

appropriately-inappropriate:

gaywrites:

In which Laverne Cox reads aloud a letter from Synthia China Blast, a trans woman who has been in prison for 21 years. She’s joining forces with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project on a petition to achieve safer housing conditions for trans people in New York prisons. Wow. (via BuzzFeed

Are you aware that the inmate Laverne Cox is defending is convicted of raping a thirteen year old girl, murdering her slowly, stomping on her corpse to force it to fit in a box and then burning it so badly Ebony Williams was identified by her dental records?

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/03/nyregion/slain-girl-is-identified-as-runaway-from-harlem.html link  to the victim Ebony William’s story.

In the link it also says that Synthia Blast [pre-transition Luis Morales, name only mentioned for accurate identification’s sake], had been arrested for another murder and arson BEFORE Ebony’s but wasn’t charged [or convicted] of it because the witness recanted. 

Dude….

Laverne fucked up.

Yeah.

Supporting a child raping murderer who’s prison married to some nextness serial killer and making a video about it his days before the 21st anniversary of the little girl’s rape and murder?

Ebony Nicole Williams would have been 34, a woman with a life and aspirations and hopes and fears.

Except some puto fuckface wanted to stick his dick in a baby girl, and now some fake-ass D-list celectavist wants to give him some bro love.

Fuck that into forever. I’m so mad I could spit blood.

Here is the thing though a trans women doesn’t stop being a trans women because they commit a crime, however heinous the crime may be and as far as heinous crimes go raping any human and killing them is perhaps the worst crime anyone could commit and such a crime should never go unpunished. However, in this nation and every nation for that matter every individual even criminals should be treated as humans. The state should respect the existence of trans women even if they have committed a crime. Laws should not not only be in place to protect the innocent but the guilty as well. Therefore, even if Synthia China is guilty, she deserves to be recognized before the eyes of the law as a trans women and provided with proper housing conditions in prison that fit her needs as a woman, therefore what Laverne Cox is doing is honorable and should be applauded and supported. 

“Conditions create crimes not individuals.”
Anonymous
“Over the past few years I have been greatly disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride towards freedom is not the White Citizens Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.”
Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” 1963. (via whitecolonialism)

I’m convinced of my disagreement with the counterrevolution, imperialism, fascism, religions, stupidity, capitalism and the whole gamut of bourgeoisie tricks. I wish to cooperate with the Revolution in transforming the world into a classless one so that we can attain a better rhythm for the oppressed class.

- Frida Kahlo

(Source: lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com, via whitecolonialism)

iconic

iconic

kingjaffejoffer:

More good citizens trying to prevent looting

(via qalbee)

CNN has it’s priorities set right on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who cares if 2,000 Palestinians have been killed by the brutal State of Israel, what truly matters is that a couple of lions and giraffes haven’t eaten in a couple of days.

selfies of your truly! selfies of your truly!

    selfies of your truly!

    wertheyouth:

When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.
In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.
We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.
When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU

    wertheyouth:

    When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.

    In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.

    We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.

    When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU

    (via howtobeterrell)

    Theme by Pixel Union