"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." - James Baldwin
The world’s definitions are one thing and the life one actually lives is quite another. One cannot allow oneself, nor one’s family, friends, or lovers – to say nothing of one’s children – to live according to the world’s definitions: one must find a way, perpetually, to be stronger and better than that.”
“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.“ – James Baldwin. Illustrated with three early portraits of the writer by gay novelist and photographer, Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 - December 21, 1964.)
Hey guys so my birthday is coming up on May 13th. Some people have been asking me what I want and that really got me thinking. What I really want is for everyone to feel accepted for who they are. That being said, I really would appreciate it if instead of getting me something you donated to the You Can Play Project or any other LGBT organization in my name. LGBT organizations, especially You Can Play, have helped me so much in feeling validated and accepted for who I am and I want more people to feel as empowered as I do.
Please let me know if you do end up donating (tag me in a screenshot or just shoot me a message), I would really love to see which organizations are close to your heart. Let’s change some lives guys!!
The Birthday Party We All Wish We Had An Invite To
Honey, oh honey. We all missed the birthday party of the year. Frank Ocean celebrated his 30th birthday with a Paris is Burning inspired party with guests like the Queen of living for the drama herself, Joanne the Scammer, attending.
happy birthday to meee, it was actually yesterday, the 18th of April but anyways it’s a day of celebrating me and I really appreciate this birthday because I got my first birthday cake that had writing of my real name instead of my old name.