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j-e-r-a:

microraptoria:

Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7, but instead talking about Miley Cyrus or the biggest videos on Vine.

(Source: itstonybetch, via projectqueer)

From the LA&M Archives: The David Grieger Collection

David Grieger: erotic artist, pervert, submissive, complex, incredible. Check out this new series I’m writing for Leatherati called From the LA&M Archives. Know your history. Inform your present.

David/Custom InksDavid

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 11 years, 9 months on T. Proud queer FTM trans punk poet archivist lover.

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 11 years, 9 months on T. Proud queer FTM trans punk poet archivist lover.

allviolet:

goryamos:

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Street Art Confronts Sexual Harassment

Fucking perfect

(Source: beautifuldecay.com, via iftheresawill)

fuckyeahfeminists:

Rest In Power, Vernita Gray. 
"She took charge in leading the Chicago gay liberation movement; serving lesbians and gay men in Chicago’s African American community. 
Vernita was active in forming the first Lesbian Caucus of the nascent Gay Liberation organization and the first Chicago lesbian newspaper Lavendar Woman. She pioneered the outreach to the Lesbian community becoming iconic as a role model.
Wonderfully, Vernita and her wife, Pat Ewert were the first same-sex couple married legally in Illinois, in November of 2013, after winning a court victory because of Vernita’s health situation. That started the ball rolling on additional court rulings that accelerated marriage in Illinois ahead of the original June 1, 2014 enactment of full marriage equality in the state.”
Read the rest of Vernita Gray’s tribute here.


Rest in Power and Peace Vernita.

fuckyeahfeminists:

Rest In Power, Vernita Gray. 

"She took charge in leading the Chicago gay liberation movement; serving lesbians and gay men in Chicago’s African American community. 

Vernita was active in forming the first Lesbian Caucus of the nascent Gay Liberation organization and the first Chicago lesbian newspaper Lavendar Woman. She pioneered the outreach to the Lesbian community becoming iconic as a role model.

Wonderfully, Vernita and her wife, Pat Ewert were the first same-sex couple married legally in Illinois, in November of 2013, after winning a court victory because of Vernita’s health situation. That started the ball rolling on additional court rulings that accelerated marriage in Illinois ahead of the original June 1, 2014 enactment of full marriage equality in the state.”

Read the rest of Vernita Gray’s tribute here.

Rest in Power and Peace Vernita.

(via iftheresawill)

troubledstateside:

Jared Leto receives an Oscar for portraying a trans woman while trans women receive shame and violence for being trans women. 

THIS IS WHY.

(Source: beneathmedicinetree, via aliveandselving)

So it’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I have a lot feelings about this, because, i feel like it’s fucked up and necessary and fucked up that it’s necessary. Here’s the tea: This shit is plaguing our community and has been for ages. Most of that is about historic and current systemic and structural violence aka inaccess to resources/knowledge/power necessary for healthy living/survivial/thriving. Another part of that is our proximity to in/externalized white supremacy, heterosexism, heteropatriarchy, femmephobia and the like. Here’s the other thing, HIV meds can cut transmission by 96%, add that to a condom (if used properly) and that’s cut by another 76-98%. No one can get meds without being tested, but in many states being tested for HIV and being found positive, is grounds for losing your right to have consensual sex. In most states, if you’re HIV+ and have consensual sex, despite disclosing your status, you can be criminalized as an attempted murderer, bioterrorist, sex offender or biological weapon among other things for simply having sex—-without transmission of HIV. So if you’re a young, sexually active person of color, getting tested becomes scary as shit. You got your physical life on one hand and the threat of further criminalization and your sexual-social life on the other. The struggle is real. So before we start hollering about disclosure, remember that sometimes, disclosure means death…Jim Crow Prison style.

Every body, every beauty. 

Every body, every beauty. 

(Source: jennybrett, via growling-cvlt)

Call for Proposals - Queer Book Dioramas!

queermuseum:

The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is excited to announce the call for proposals for Queer Book Dioramas – an exhibit in partnership with The New York Public Library and Lambda Literary, co-curated by Pop-Up Founding Director Hugh Ryan and award winning queer author Sassafras Lowrey.

This show…

YES TO EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS.

My band SLOP SINK is playing Chances this Monday at the Subterranean. I would love if you could make it.

My band SLOP SINK is playing Chances this Monday at the Subterranean. I would love if you could make it.

j-e-r-a:

microraptoria:

Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7, but instead talking about Miley Cyrus or the biggest videos on Vine.

(Source: itstonybetch, via projectqueer)

From the LA&M Archives: The David Grieger Collection

David Grieger: erotic artist, pervert, submissive, complex, incredible. Check out this new series I’m writing for Leatherati called From the LA&M Archives. Know your history. Inform your present.

David/Custom InksDavid

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 11 years, 9 months on T. Proud queer FTM trans punk poet archivist lover.

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 11 years, 9 months on T. Proud queer FTM trans punk poet archivist lover.

allviolet:

goryamos:

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Street Art Confronts Sexual Harassment

Fucking perfect

(Source: beautifuldecay.com, via iftheresawill)

fuckyeahfeminists:

Rest In Power, Vernita Gray. 
"She took charge in leading the Chicago gay liberation movement; serving lesbians and gay men in Chicago’s African American community. 
Vernita was active in forming the first Lesbian Caucus of the nascent Gay Liberation organization and the first Chicago lesbian newspaper Lavendar Woman. She pioneered the outreach to the Lesbian community becoming iconic as a role model.
Wonderfully, Vernita and her wife, Pat Ewert were the first same-sex couple married legally in Illinois, in November of 2013, after winning a court victory because of Vernita’s health situation. That started the ball rolling on additional court rulings that accelerated marriage in Illinois ahead of the original June 1, 2014 enactment of full marriage equality in the state.”
Read the rest of Vernita Gray’s tribute here.


Rest in Power and Peace Vernita.

fuckyeahfeminists:

Rest In Power, Vernita Gray. 

"She took charge in leading the Chicago gay liberation movement; serving lesbians and gay men in Chicago’s African American community. 

Vernita was active in forming the first Lesbian Caucus of the nascent Gay Liberation organization and the first Chicago lesbian newspaper Lavendar Woman. She pioneered the outreach to the Lesbian community becoming iconic as a role model.

Wonderfully, Vernita and her wife, Pat Ewert were the first same-sex couple married legally in Illinois, in November of 2013, after winning a court victory because of Vernita’s health situation. That started the ball rolling on additional court rulings that accelerated marriage in Illinois ahead of the original June 1, 2014 enactment of full marriage equality in the state.”

Read the rest of Vernita Gray’s tribute here.

Rest in Power and Peace Vernita.

(via iftheresawill)

troubledstateside:

Jared Leto receives an Oscar for portraying a trans woman while trans women receive shame and violence for being trans women. 

THIS IS WHY.

(Source: beneathmedicinetree, via aliveandselving)

So it’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I have a lot feelings about this, because, i feel like it’s fucked up and necessary and fucked up that it’s necessary. Here’s the tea: This shit is plaguing our community and has been for ages. Most of that is about historic and current systemic and structural violence aka inaccess to resources/knowledge/power necessary for healthy living/survivial/thriving. Another part of that is our proximity to in/externalized white supremacy, heterosexism, heteropatriarchy, femmephobia and the like. Here’s the other thing, HIV meds can cut transmission by 96%, add that to a condom (if used properly) and that’s cut by another 76-98%. No one can get meds without being tested, but in many states being tested for HIV and being found positive, is grounds for losing your right to have consensual sex. In most states, if you’re HIV+ and have consensual sex, despite disclosing your status, you can be criminalized as an attempted murderer, bioterrorist, sex offender or biological weapon among other things for simply having sex—-without transmission of HIV. So if you’re a young, sexually active person of color, getting tested becomes scary as shit. You got your physical life on one hand and the threat of further criminalization and your sexual-social life on the other. The struggle is real. So before we start hollering about disclosure, remember that sometimes, disclosure means death…Jim Crow Prison style.

Every body, every beauty. 

Every body, every beauty. 

(Source: jennybrett, via growling-cvlt)

Call for Proposals - Queer Book Dioramas!

queermuseum:

The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is excited to announce the call for proposals for Queer Book Dioramas – an exhibit in partnership with The New York Public Library and Lambda Literary, co-curated by Pop-Up Founding Director Hugh Ryan and award winning queer author Sassafras Lowrey.

This show…

YES TO EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS.

My band SLOP SINK is playing Chances this Monday at the Subterranean. I would love if you could make it.

My band SLOP SINK is playing Chances this Monday at the Subterranean. I would love if you could make it.

So it’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I have a lot feelings about this, because, i feel like it’s fucked up and necessary and fucked up that it’s necessary. Here’s the tea: This shit is plaguing our community and has been for ages. Most of that is about historic and current systemic and structural violence aka inaccess to resources/knowledge/power necessary for healthy living/survivial/thriving. Another part of that is our proximity to in/externalized white supremacy, heterosexism, heteropatriarchy, femmephobia and the like. Here’s the other thing, HIV meds can cut transmission by 96%, add that to a condom (if used properly) and that’s cut by another 76-98%. No one can get meds without being tested, but in many states being tested for HIV and being found positive, is grounds for losing your right to have consensual sex. In most states, if you’re HIV+ and have consensual sex, despite disclosing your status, you can be criminalized as an attempted murderer, bioterrorist, sex offender or biological weapon among other things for simply having sex—-without transmission of HIV. So if you’re a young, sexually active person of color, getting tested becomes scary as shit. You got your physical life on one hand and the threat of further criminalization and your sexual-social life on the other. The struggle is real. So before we start hollering about disclosure, remember that sometimes, disclosure means death…Jim Crow Prison style.

About:

jakob r. vanlammeren is an archivist & queer poet. he is the archivist/collection librarian at the leather archives & museum. his poems have appeared in burnt district, Chicago IRL, diode, gigantic sequins, memorious, & Pebble Lake Review. He is also a Libra, a lover, a transpunkromantic, and weirdo.

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