“ It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. Then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.
Lester Burnham, American Beauty (via cariosus)
“ Trans folks were not only attacked by mainstream gay rights groups but also in their own neighborhoods. In the West Village, a gentrified gay neighborhood, trans sex workers, who were mostly homeless and of color, were kicked out of the streets by white gay homeowners because they were “low-class, vulgar transvestites” not the usual entertaining drag queens. A real-estate-driven Quality of Life campaign led by the city continually pushed for the closure of clubs where trans folks hung out. Fighting for trans rights is thus a class issue. Rivera, who was homeless herself, saw the link and pushed STAR to organize a community space for homeless trans folks as well as fight for labor justice. They found a building for street gay kids, fed them and clothed them, while the government was cutting the healthcare, taking away food stamps, and putting more people with AIDS, youth, and women on the street. In Leslie Feinberg Interviews Sylvia Rivera, Rivera reiterates the importance of not only doing community work but also fighting against the government and the ruling class. STAR joined the mass demonstration with the Young Lords, a revolutionary Puerto Rican youth group, against police repression in 1970. STAR also built alliances with the Housing Works Transgender Working Group and the New York Direct Action Nextwork Labor Group to form picket lines at a club where a trans dancer was dismissed from work. Fighting for trans rights is a class issue–to resist the rich property owners who push trans folks out of their neighborhoods, to confront the managers that try to fire trans workers, and to fight back against the state that cuts back healthcare.
Sylvia Rivera, transliberation, and class struggle. (via sinidentidades)
apparently in states where using radar-detectors is illegal cops are equipped with radar-detector-detectors and apparently companies sell radar-detector-detector-detectors and I want to know how deep this goes
Pintrest; helping you make your early 20’s alcoholism trendy since 2009.
Throwback Thursday; We’re still a God damn mess. @maura_lemke @allison327
“I lost myself. I have no clue where to find it either.”
holy shit this is beautiful.
“ We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.
“ Art comes out of failure. You have to try things out. You can’t sit around, terrified of being incorrect.
John Baldessari (via scout)