criminal queers

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On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz, Salvatore Naturale, and Robert Westernberg attempted a bank robbery at a Chase Manhattan bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The operation went wrong, with Westernberg escaping, Naturale being murdered by the FBI, and Wojtowicz being arrested. These events became the basis for the film Dog Day Afternoon.

The purpose behind the robbery was to obtain money so Wojtowicz’s partner, Elizabeth Debbie Eden, could pay for gender-affirming surgeries. Wojtowicz received 1% of the net profits from Dog Day Afternoon, and used this money to finance Eden’s surgery.

In short, all of your tumblr posts proving you’re an “ally” to trans women are a joke. If you want to really show solidarity, be like Wojtowicz.

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB x HAWKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL AV CLUB

The Brain, Athlete, Basketcase, Princess, and Criminal x The Queer, Midnight, Weirdo, Frog-Face, and Toothless

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you could recommend any comics that have a mobster/gangster vibe or that deal with delinquent teenagers?

Hmm… this one’s difficult, mostly because I don’t already have a tag on the tagpacker I can use to cheat. Here are some that might be what you’re looking for:

Mobster/gangster:

Griefer Belt: Griefer Belt is a slice of life series about queer criminals in the black market! Light-hearted dark humor ensues!

Rechargeable: The Immortals are an Australian crew of criminals, doing their best to get by in the underbelly of New Portland. The year is 2100, and the intentions are very dubious.

Four Corners: Set in 1995, Yokohama, as two unlikely delinquents pair up to solve the mystery of why gangs in the city are being brutally disbanded.

NINE STONES: Disturbing dreams shake Alistair “Allie” Jacobi’s nights. But his daytime life is not much better. His father, the boss of a criminal organization, has decided that it’s time for his son to gain experience in the underworld. So Allie, 19, finds himself doing an “internship” in a convenience store run by the man who, under the cover of home deliveries, is selling drugs to the entire city. To teach him the “job” is Christopher, an older guy. The bond created between the two of them will give life to dark presences and disturbing and enigmatic premonitions.

Fishbones: Fishbones starts in the year 1999 in the fictional, east coast city of Southport. The story is about growing up, friendship, and sometimes the mob.

Delinquent teens:

Zoo Academy: Zoo Academy is a LGBT orientated high school comic about inhuman and criminal kids trying to fit into the society that looks down at them.

Breaks: A love story…but a little broken.

Everyone wears a mask. What we see of people on the surface is so rarely what’s ticking underneath. And, in Cortland Hunt’s case, what he’s hiding might just be more than Ian Tanner is prepared for.

Breaks is the story of two young adults coming to terms with who they were, who they are and who they’ll become.

Long Exposure: Long Exposure is an ongoing webcomic about a nerd and a bully who are forced to work on a class project together. The story revolves around them developing super powers after an incident at a strange research center, and finding themselves followed by a mysterious car, overcoming personal challenges, and (most importantly) discovering how gay they are for each other.

Season 12 has been confirmed. What I want:
•Queer Spencer Reid
•Boyfriend for Spencer Reid
•Not heterosexual Spencer Reid
•Spencer Reid expressing his same-sex interests
•bi Spencer Reid
•or pan or homosexual or even unsure Spencer Reid I don’t care
•Living same-gender partner who doesn’t die for Spencer Reid
•THE WRITERS TO MAKE SPENCER REID BISEXUAL LIKE HE WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO BE
•QUEER. SPENCER. REID.

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB x HAWKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL AV CLUB

  • The Brain, Athlete, Basketcase, Princess, and Criminal x The Queer, Midnight, Weirdo, Frog-Face, and Toothless

you can find my original post comparing the two here :)

While quick to adopt the more mainstream “equality” rhetoric of the civil rights movement, the LGBT movement has also embraced, or at least not explicitly challenged, the themes of “law and order” and “getting tough on crime.” These themes not only undermine the very meaning of racial justice and civil rights but also ensure the continuing abandonment of entire segments of communities of colour to the criminal legal system.
—  Queer Injustice:  The Criminalisation of LGBT People In the United States by Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock
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Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January (by demographic)
Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January 2017’s change in American government (by anticipated issue, but for any interested readers) Due to the tireless work of excellent advocate and organizer Dinah Sanders, the English contents of this list have been converted to a more manageable and ...

This is an excellent, clear list (in Español & English) of linked resources and concrete steps you might take to help shield yourself and others from potential harm under the new US administration. Includes suggestions specific to transgender, LGB+, disabled, PoC, immigrant, and other marginalized communities.

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i love how on criminal minds there have been multiple episodes where they’re hunting for a woman’s stalker and all like “the suspect is likely a white male”. then some evil chick jumps out like hahahaha bet you weren’t expecting me you heteronormative sons of bitches 

Queer engagement with law enforcement cannot be accurately described, much less analysed, as a stand-alone, generic “gay” experience because race, class, and gender are crucial factors in determining how and which queers will bear the brunt of violence at the hands of the criminal legal system.
—  Queer Injustice:  The Criminalisation of LGBT People In the United States by Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock
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Black Queer Woman's Play Reveals Global Biases In Criminal Justice
In 2009, Maisha Yearwood an African American writer and gender non-conforming lesbian was imprisoned abroad. Arrested on trumped up drug charges...
Isa Noyola celebrates Miss Major

Join us this Martin Luther King Day as we remember the work of unsung heroines who sparked change in the many civil rights movements of decades past. In this video, Isa Noyola talks about Miss Major, a Trans woman of color whose activism and participation in the Stonewall Riots has had a lasting impact on the trans community for decades. Miss Major is dedicated to fighting for incarcerated transgender people.

Isa Noyola is passionate about abolishing oppressive systems that criminalize trans & queer immigrant communities of color. Her work as program director of the Transgender Law Center is rooted in the desire for all people to live safely, authentically and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

To learn more about Miss Major and other unsung civil rights heroes, go to mlk.lookdifferent.org