Posts tagged "queer"

tangledupinlace:

grrlyman:

Our queer fake wedding was our excuse to dress up and make everyone we know gather in a room to fawn over us and our love. Our gorgeous friends decorated our porch; my drag mother officiated, and we had a pink zebra print cake with gold fondant bands. We saved up for two years to throw this sparkly party, and it went perfectly. We even had a costume change so we could dance the night away!

Our statements to/for each other are included below.

Maura

When we were first dating, when it got cold that first year, you got out of the car and gave your favorite hoodie to a stranger who was cold. I love you for that. I love you because you keep dollar store umbrellas in your car to give to strangers caught in the rain. People often see your rough exterior before things like these - I love you for these unseen things & for your rough exterior.

I love you because you push the limits of decency & style every time you walk out the door. I love you because you challenge me to be more outrageous.

I love you because we’re femmes and I love you because you know how special that is.

I love you because you turn everything - from holidays to impromptu trips to New Orleans to random Tuesdays - into a celebration. 

I love you because you’re adventurous.

I love you because you think, dream and love bigger than anyone else.

I love you because you’re brave & because you can be vulnerable with me.

I love you because you’re tough as shit & because you have an incredibly kind heart.

I love you because you make me think more & laugh harder & love more intensely than I thought possible.

I promise to consider you, your feelings & your happiness.

I promise not to take you for granted, to always remember what a wonder you are.

I promise that when we hear a loud noise in the middle of the night and you inevitably think it is most definitely the Zombie apocalypse I will try my best to not dismiss you immediately. Related, I promise that in the event of a zombie apocalypse I will follow whatever plan you have for our survival.

I promise to sing Hall & Oates with you, I promise to never throw away your glue guns and to try my best to always have glitter in the house.

I promise to be on your side.

I promise to play dress up with you, I promise to taste the cocktails you make up, I promise to cook epic meals with you, I promise to do photoshoots with you, I promise to have dance parties in our kitchen with you,

I promise to love you.

Enakai: 

You taught me that I never have to settle, that I deserve everything sparkly and beautiful.

You’re the only person whose opinion of me matters, and you make me more compassionate, creative, and pretty in my never ending mission to impress you.

You’re the loud, trashy, gorgeous, smart and smartass girl of my dreams.

You’re my femme in shining nail polish.

You make me feel strong when I feel like I’m crumbling and I always feel safe and seen when I’m soft with you.

You fight, and your fight will always be my fight.

I will spend the rest of my life learning your mmms, your cupcake mmm, your complimentary bread basket mmm, and your hot mmm.

I promise to always keep a steady supply of bactine around, and when you fall I’ll clean the blood from your knees and palms gently and without laughing.

I will protect you from most bugs, and I’ll always be grateful when you kill spiders for me.

I look forward to being immature and old with you, making fun of young people and drinking when our doctors tell us not to.

I will fry anything for you on demand and without apology.

I will always go for you, and no matter how frightened the straight people who didn’t know who they were queer baiting are, I’ll back you up.

I will always be too much with you.

Then we held hands and promised to never wear anything our size or age appropriate, and were pronounced pervert and pervert before our family and friends.

Bonus picture:

Cake and pie for dayssss

Well I cried and called Fleetwood on their way to work so they could look at this and cry too.

There are so many parallels in our weddings and vows that it breaks my heart we both couldn’t be at each other’s slutty parties. 

Thank the Goddess for FEMMES

Thank the Goddess for that Femme on Femme True Love 

Thank the Goddess for those who are brave enough to live and love out loud

Thank the Goddess every time you see something that lights you up like this

HOW IS THIS REAL.

I wish these strangers all the best and thank them for sharing this.

(via friendofdorothywilde)

The Peculiar Kind discusses gender roles this week. It’s some good real talk. It sounds like the next ep is going to touch on immigrant lives/families and QPOC. Into it.

edchoyblog:

above is a higher-quality* version of a preview of “Roosterlegs” by Sam Sharpe and me. 

it appears in the anthology Little Heart from 2D Cloud. you can pre-order it at its kickstarter. there’s 7 days left and a ways to go until it gets funded, so if you want one, now’s your chance. the book stars kate craig & emily carroll, michael deforge, noah vansciver, tim sievert, luke holden, anna bongiovanni, sally bloodbath madden, and many others, with a drawing by zak sally. gifts for pledges at different levels include a risograph prints by me; a silkscreened gender-neutral bathroom sign by one of my favorite cartoonists, edie fake; 4 silkscreened cards by sally madden; and a date with an artist (your choice, duh), including me or noah vansciver.

here’s a short interview about the project conducted by raighne hogan. here’s a snippet:

Why is marriage equality important to you?

Marriage equality is an obvious equal rights issue. Changes in the legal language change perception, and self-perception, of gay people. Though I’m not a big fan of the institution of marriage, it’s important for partners to be able to make this choice and have legal rights.

That said, I wish the national conversation about gayness was not narrowly focused on gay marriage, bullying, and gays in the military. I think of the tunnel vision focus on them as a palliative, leading us away from talking about deeper and vastly more harmful institutionalized prejudices in the US, particularly facing queer and trans* people of color, and all people of color.

i just wanted to post that bit to make clear that while i am in this marriage equality book and obviously that issue is important, i think the national conversation has to shift. i just started reading the new jim crow (excerpt linked) by michelle alexander and it’s eye-opening and deeply disturbing. it posits very convincingly that the rise of mass incarceration began around the time of the civil rights movement’s beginnings as an evolution of the same social caste system that has been around since american slavery began. it explains how slavery in america was invented to keep poor whites and blacks from uniting against the rich white planter class. poor whites were offered “racial bribes” in the form of obtaining a higher social caste over poor blacks, so that their fear and anger would be redirected towards blacks and away from the rich. sounds familiar, right?

*than this one posted from lower-res files.

by the way, i know this sounds funny when this comic doesn’t deal with race. the protagonist, R., is Chinese, but i don’t explore white privilege or anything here. if i knew then what i know now, the story would have changed some.

- ed “whitesplaining on the soapbox” choy

“Roosterlegs” is © 2012 Ed Choy and Sam Sharpe.

I bolded the above because, Yes.

edchoyblog:

so this is deeply silly*, but you can buy a date with me (left), maurice vellekoop, noah van sciver, and other cartoonists at the little heart anthology kickstarter. for mine, you have to be in philadelphia OR in minneapolis in early-mid june. another donation gift includes a 2-color Risograph print by me**.
sam sharpe (who you can also buy a date with) and i made the comic “roosterlegs” (click for preview), about “r.,” a young trans*/genderqueer person and their journey at the library.
little heart will debut at TCAF 2012, where i will table with publisher 2D Cloud and fellow contributor jeremy sorese.
*but i won’t pretend i don’t like putting my mug on the internet
** you can see the digital files, about to be printed, on the kickstarter page, but i’m gonna wait for the print version to put it on tumblr.

<3.
ed choy and sam sharpe are great cartoonists and their comic in this anthology sounds awesome. bookstore people! note the retailer $100 for 10 copies option. everyone: note the date options.

edchoyblog:

so this is deeply silly*, but you can buy a date with me (left), maurice vellekoop, noah van sciver, and other cartoonists at the little heart anthology kickstarter. for mine, you have to be in philadelphia OR in minneapolis in early-mid june. another donation gift includes a 2-color Risograph print by me**.

sam sharpe (who you can also buy a date with) and i made the comic “roosterlegs” (click for preview), about “r.,” a young trans*/genderqueer person and their journey at the library.

little heart will debut at TCAF 2012, where i will table with publisher 2D Cloud and fellow contributor jeremy sorese.

*but i won’t pretend i don’t like putting my mug on the internet

** you can see the digital files, about to be printed, on the kickstarter page, but i’m gonna wait for the print version to put it on tumblr.

<3.

ed choy and sam sharpe are great cartoonists and their comic in this anthology sounds awesome. bookstore people! note the retailer $100 for 10 copies option. everyone: note the date options.

wambamashleyanne:

Queer Comics Project!A show of local LGBTQ comics at SF The Cartoon Art Museum Curated by the Engage: Queer Comics Project class at CCA
Opening party this Saturday, December 17th starting at 5:30PM,featuring performances by Sue Casa, Trangela Lansbury, Karma Zabetch and more 

This sounds great. NYC, I want to produce an event like this. ya herd?
On the real, maybe I can get this rolling at MoCCA&#8230;soooo&#8230;if any comics artists are interested in something like this, let&#8217;s chat. yes plz.

wambamashleyanne:

Queer Comics Project!

A show of local LGBTQ comics at SF The Cartoon Art Museum 
Curated by the Engage: Queer Comics Project class at CCA

Opening party this Saturday, December 17th starting at 5:30PM,
featuring performances by Sue Casa, Trangela Lansbury, Karma Zabetch and more

 

This sounds great. NYC, I want to produce an event like this. ya herd?

On the real, maybe I can get this rolling at MoCCA…soooo…if any comics artists are interested in something like this, let’s chat. yes plz.

(via tierracita)

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