never trust a gay who is only recognizable as gay from the color of his chinos.
this is a very boca pooch look. love it.
"… je savais que le bien comme le mal est affaire de routine, que le temporaire se prolonge, que l’extérieur s’infiltre au-dedans, et que le masque, à la longue, devient visage."
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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merce cunningham w/ dancers (photo: mark seliger)
Remembering Nelson Mandela
The renowned world leader and civil rights icon passed away today at the age of 95.
Mandela himself was reticent to indulge in the myth-making that surrounded him:
"In real life we deal not with gods, but with ordinary humans like ourselves: men and women who are full of contradictions, who are stable and fickle, strong and weak, famous and infamous," he wrote in a letter to his wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, from prison in 1979.
But his lifetime of action, and transformation from being branded a terrorist and imprisoned by his opponents to a universally-applauded hero for not just his homeland of South Africa, but the whole world, makes him more than one of those “ordinary humans.”
Read our full obituary of Mandela, or follow along Mandela’s incredible life in our timeline.
Photos: Kim Ludbrook / EPA, Associated Press, Jurgen Shadberg / Getty Images
"At this moment it seems that queer visual culture needs to nourish our sense of potentiality and not reinforce our feeling of disappointment. If we are to go on, we need a critical modality of hope and not simply dramatization of loss and despair"
-José Esteban Muños, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (via qpocalypse)
Candi Stanton- Young Hearts Run Free (1976)