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i’m in this sort of mental crisis right now because about a year ago i told my parents and therapist that i felt like i was born into the wrong gender and i got yelled at and told i was just confused and to not be stupid so i pushed the thoughts away and accepted it but now im sitting here crying because the feelings are coming back and i have no idea what i am or who i am and my parents will just call me stupid again if i talk about it i need someone to talk to who understands the different types of gender and to help me figure out what im feeling and why please i want this anxiety to stop 

Another day at the office (that’s what I call it when I eat snacks and draw pussies, or vice versa) #snacks #virginsuicides #projectpussy #feminist #marriagequality #lovewins #loveislove #lgbt #lgbqti #queer #lesbian #stickers #stickerart #bushwick #brooklyn #art #subversive #cunningstunts (at #ProjectPussy HQ)

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AMATE, El Salvador's first LGBTQI archive

Rescuing gay history through oral testimony // Rescatando la historia gay a través del testimonio

We’re AMATE El Salvador (Acción por la Memoria y Apoyo al Trabajo por la Equidad-Action for Memory and Support for Equality Work in El Salvador), a small collective working to preserve the historical memory of the LGBTQI+ community in El Salvador and supporting creative mental health projects for activists and members of the community when we can. Some of us are or have been historians, journalists, lawyers, art therapists, filmmakers, and sociologists who are a part of El Salvador’s LGBTQI community and want to lend their skills to organizing efforts that fall outside of traditional activism (though we strongly support this kind of work, too). Current and former members identify as gay men, trans women, lesbians, queers, and straight allies. All of us have been brought together by our shared vision of working towards a more inclusive and just society that recognizes and respects the political struggles of El Salvador’s LGBTQI community over the years.

We’re currently pursuing our dream of creating El Salvador’s first LGBTQI archive, and have moved our collection into its very own office! Having our own office is hugely important to making sure our materials are safely and comfortably stored. This material has been drawn from personal and organizational collections and published studies to include t-shirts, photographs, zines, posters, reports, and rare books, and we only want to keep it growing. To do this, we want to begin conducting and coding oral histories with longtime activists and older community members, recognizing that due to El Salvador’s turbulent past, much physical documentation of gay history has been lost, destroyed, or was never produced in the first place. Rescuing oral testimonies is crucial to our efforts to preserve the historical memory of a community that deserves to have its struggles and achievements respectfully chronicled.

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Nosotrxs somos AMATE El Salvador (Acción por la Memoria y Apoyo al Trabajo por la Equidad), un pequeño colectivo de personas trabajando por la preservación de la memoria histórica de la comunidad LGTBIQ en El Salvador y apoyando a proyectos creativos de salud mental para activistas y miembros de la comunidad cuando podemos. Algunxs de nuestrxs miembrxs son o han sido historiadorxs, periodistas, abogadxs, arte terapeutas, cineastas, y sociólogxs que pertenecen a la diversidad sexual en El Salvador y quieren ofrecer sus habilidades para llevar a cabo esfuerzos organizativos que se salen del activismo tradicional (aunque apoyamos fuertemente a este tipo de trabajo también). Miembros que han sido y son parte del colectivo se identifican como hombres gay, mujeres trans, lesbianas, queers y aliadxs heterosexuales. Todxs nos hemos unido por nuestra visión compartida de trabajar por una sociedad más justa e inclusiva que reconoce y respeta las luchas políticas de la comunidad LGTBIQ de El Salvador a lo largo de los años.

En estos momentos, estamos siguiendo nuestros sueño de crear el primer archivo LGTBIQ en El Salvador y hemos trasladado nuestra colección a un local propio. Ha sido sumamente importante para nosotros tener este recurso, ya que podemos asegurar que nuestros materiales estarán almacenados segura y cómodamente. El material en si ha sido recopilado de colecciones personales e institucionales y de estudios publicados para incluir camisas, fotografías, boletines, afiches, informes y libros raros, y buscamos incluir aún más. Para este fin, queremos realizar y codificar historias orales de activistas de larga trayectoria y miembros mayores de la comunidad, reconociendo que por el pasado turbulento de nuestro país, mucha de la documentación física de la historia de la diversidad sexual se ha perdido, destruido o nunca existió. El rescate del testimonio oral es fundamental para nuestros esfuerzos de preservar la memoria histórica de una comunidad que merece que sus luchas y logros sean respetuosamente catalogados.

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For those of you who have not seen the full speech yet.

A LGBTQI+ Bitchtopia Playlist

A LGBTQI+ Bitchtopia Playlist

Most popular artists nowadays are straight cisgendered people who, although try to show their support for LGBTQI+ people, they sometimes fail to do so properly. It is time to bring awareness to talented musicians who identify as LGBTQI and provide a more relatable narrative through their music. This playlist features songs by artists of a variety of genres who are worth checking out.

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You know, as a cishet, nothing confuses me more than Heterophobia and cisphobia, like, 

. NO ONE’S EVER BEEN DENIED A JOB FOR BEING CIS

. NO ONE’S BEEN MUDERED FOR BEING CIS AND STRAIGHT

. NO ONES BEEN CALLED SLURS FOR BEING CIS A ND STRAIGHT

. NO ONE HAS BEEN BULLIED TO THE POINT WHERE THEY HAVE O BRING A WEAPON TO SCHOOL FOR BEING CIS AND STRAIGHT

. NO ONE HAS BEEN DENIED SERVICE AT A SHELTER FOR BEING CIS OR STRAIGHT

.NO ONE HAS BEEN SYTAMITCALLY OPPRESSED FOR BEING CISHET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!