LGBTQ activists and advocates stage dance-party protest outside Trump Tower

  • A crowd of LGBTQ+ activists and allies descended upon Trump Tower in Manhattan on Sunday for a Queer and Trans Dance Party/Protest.
  • Up to 150 or more participants attended over the first two hours of the event, which organizers wrote on Facebook was “a celebration of our diversity, our strength and our love, a declaration that even in the darkest times, we can come together and DANCE in the face of tyranny.” Read more (2/26/17 10:45 PM)

anonymous asked:

I literally remember thinking when i was little "woah dood, gay people r so weird, and bi people? lmao, make a choice" now my ass is here going "GOTTA CATCH EM ALL". being bi is great

i ghostwrote this. seeing the entire spectrum of gender and gender expression at the queer party at countercorner in miami last night reaffirmed so much for me lmao. I was like EVERYONE IS SO HOT JESUS CHRIST. And then immediately after I was like “wow being fluid is so cool but shit what a burden to be sexually frustrated by everyone here.”

Transgender rights, immigration protests set for NYC and Chicago as Trump actions sink in

  • This weekend, organizers in Chicago have planned a march to resist the lifting of transgender protections. 
  • In Queens, New York, protesters will rally against the Trump administration’s ongoing Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids.
  • Queens Stands Together Rally Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. Eastern, MacDonald Park"
    • Let us come together in MacDonald Park united for freedom and equality against bigotry, intolerance and hate. Queens epitomizes the multiculturalism of America. Our diversity strengthens, enriches and enlightens. Many in the community are quite fearful with reason but resilient in the face of adversity.”
  • Queer and Trans Dance Party-Protest Sunday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. — 10 p.m. Eastern, Fifth Avenue, between 55th and 56th streets
    • “This peaceful protest is a celebration of our diversity, our strength, and our love, a declaration that even in the darkest times, we can come together and DANCE in the face of tyranny.”
  • Chicago Stand Up for Transgender Rights Saturday, Feb. 25, 12 p.m. — 1 p.m. Central, at the intersection of Roscoe and Halsted streets
    • “The Trump administration continues on its path of intolerance and hate, and because of that we must all stand up together for all members of the trans community including those who consider themselves as gender non-conforming, cisgendered, bi-gendered, Two Spirit, intersex, cross-dressers, queer, non-binary, drag kings or queens, queer, questioning, as well as the GLB community. Trans folx of color are at particular risk due to the actions of the current administration. Minorities are at risk under this administration, and this is why we must unite, we must march!”
  • Chicago Latinxs Against Trump Protest Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Central, 55 North Michigan Avenue
    • “This protest is definitely open to ALL Latinos no matter where you are from. Chicago has a very large Latino community and we need to come out in solidarity with each other.” Read more (2/24/17 10:32 AM) 

Activists threw a queer dance party outside of Ivanka Trump’s DC home

  • The LGBTQ community made a house call to Ivanka Trump Saturday night, as activists took to the Washington, D.C. streets in defense of climate change and equal rights.
  • In response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order rolling back Obama-era climate change protections, activists held the Queer Dance Party for Climate Justice in front of the first daughter’s home in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. 
  • The event was organized by queer activist collective WERK for Peace, the Huffington Postnoted, along with the organizations 350 DC, Queer Resistance and the Trans Women of Color Collective. Read more. (4/2/2017 #:05 PM)
Dude  Parties

I’ve been thinking about hosting an all dude party for queer, trans, and bi men, and I keep hitting a wall, which I think is finally starting to make sense to me. What I want is a safe place for male identified folks to get together, hang out, talk, and maybe get sexy with each other. Sounds dreamy right? 

But at the end of the day, for many of us (myself included) being around other men can be scary as fuck. Men are most often the ones who teased us, hurt us, yelled at us, threw things at us, and beat us up. On a good day. Being surrounded by a group of men–even queer men–can vary from being slightly uncomfortable to terrifying.

So it might take more than simply throwing a party for us to all jump into our underwear and start getting it on. It might take some more work before we can throw the type of parties we see our lady identified friends hosting. And I suspect it will look different no matter what we do.

But starting with that recognition is probably a good place to begin. And maybe there is a need for guys to get together and share their experiences of figuring out their sexualities, their gender expression, and their desires. And maybe it won’t be a party or a celebration the first time around. Maybe it won’t start out feeling easy or hot. Maybe it will be more challenging than enticing.

And maybe that’s even more of a reason to do it.


LGBTQ activists are throwing a queer dance party outside Mike Pence’s house

  • At the end of this week, Mike Pence and his family will be moving out of their temporary residence in D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood and into the posh Naval Observatory. 
  •  Before he leaves, one group is going to give him one good look at the queer side of America he will soon have to represent.
  • Over 700 people have confirmed their attendence to the Queer Dance Party at Mike Pence’s House.
  • The party is a protest action organized by WERK for Peace and DisruptJ20, designed to send a message to “Daddy Pence” that “homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country,” according to the event’s Facebook page. Read more
Keep Your Eyes On Me - Chapter 1/? (Rated T)

It all began when I got an idea in my head for a Kagehina fic involving grinding on the dancefloor. But (haha butt), this isn’t just about that. This the start of a fic about misunderstandings, about assumptions, about how complex navigating the world can be for a young queer person in very different ways. With that in mind, this is also the start of a fic with a main char who isn’t always the good guy, even if he is a good guy. Written with love and care and a teensy bit of criticism of the queer community I was surrounded by in college. 

Mild Warnings/Tags: Gatekeeping language. Hookup culture. Alcohol. Derogatory language as endearment. Ensemble cast. Eventually NC-17. (I don’t do unhappy endings, just FYI.)

Thank you to @beleghir for their thorough Kenma read-through and lovely, thoughtful comments! <3 If anyone else wants to talk to me about this fic and the issues I’m attempting to address, my askbox is open.

The room was low-lit in purples and blues and pinks, some projectors borrowed from the theatre department casting wild shapes and sparkles over the ceiling and walls of what was usually the student café on campus. As if the disco balls and rainbow balloons and iridescent garlands weren’t enough…

Well, to the Queer Resource Center’s events committee, they probably weren’t.

Hinata Shouyou tipped his head and slurped at his soda, a little bored. Tonight, as it always happened a month into fall semester, the first QRC-planned dance for the year was going off without… too many hitches. Hinata had a bunch of friends on the events committee, who were all scurrying around trying to make sure there were enough snacks and no one was tripping on the amp wires or doing stupid things college students did (or at least too many stupid things). Which was why Hinata was leaning against the wall near the DJ booth, bored and slurping, instead of socializing.

“Hinata, babe!!” someone yelled over the music, and Hinata rolled his eyes even as his mouth twisted into a smile. He looked across the crowd and saw Bokuto waving a long arm in the air as he bounded over.

“Hell-o,” Hinata said over the thumping bass, eyeing the glitter smattered across Bokuto’s cheekbones, collarbones and shoulders, complementing the kaleidoscope of a crop-top he had on.

After bussing Hinata on the cheek, Bokuto looked down at Hinata’s drink, frowning. “How ya doin’, sweetie? Are you properly lubricated?”

“Gross,” Hinata grumbled, but tipped his plastic cup up as Bokuto pulled a flask from his very tight pants. The pants were a funny color between copper and bronze, which he probably knew set off his bright eyes in the right light. Hinata always felt a little intimidated by Bokuto’s ability to be over-the-top for every occasion, when Hinata usually just put on his white high-tops and his tightest jeans and hoped for the best. At least Hinata had a good relationship with his hair gel, which Bokuto… no, that was probably deliberate, too.

Keep reading

the string he tied

double of a stun gun,
shaped like a strawberry,
trapped inside a crucifixion,

a tiny whisper of my own voice
startles me

a comma,
a voice changer,
a queered Batman,
a queried party platter,
a lesser pantheon

to love a ghost is a lonely job
to love that-without-hope is hopeless

a Tractor Trailer is a Bright White Sky
plopped on the sofa vehemently


finding queer friends 101

this question has been popping up a lot lately, and I’m always all about helping the baby queers, so here is:

Assembling Your Queer Squad: A Short Guide.

  • queer youth groups. it’s that simple. just google ‘lgbt youth group [your city]’. I know so, so many people who met awesome queer friends that way. meetings are usually open for everybody, so go ahead! and if you’re shy/socially anxious/awkward: take a friend with you! they don’t need to be queer! they can just be there for support! groups like these also often do open days.
  • go to queer events - pride events (parties and parades, usually held in june/july), queer parties, protests (if you’re into those), anything! a lot of cities have a queer calendar or something, again just google around! ‘[your city] lgbt events’ should do it.
  • gay/queer bars! they seem scary at first, I know (and obvs don’t go there if you’re underage), but at the end of the day, it’s just a normal bar - but with queer people! especially good if you already have one or two queer friends but you’d like more. of course, you can take non-queer friends as support as well. these can be a double-edged sword, though - try to steer away from people who are obviously just looking for a hookup or seem shady in any way. trust your gut, stay safe. 
  • if you’re still in school: queer school clubs! america has the gsa which I’ve heard is amazing, but other countries often have similar things!
  • the tip above also goes for unis/colleges, who sometimes tend to offer more than schools. again - google is your friend!
  • most importantly - don’t be afraid to chat people up! no kidding, most queer people I’ve met are super nice, especially if they find out you’re a newbie to the community. seriously - don’t be afraid to play the gaybie card. they’ll usually adopt you right away, or at least point you in the right direction.

I’m probably forgetting a few things, so if anyone has anything to add - shoot!

Dance Party Protest!

(image from Washington Post reporter Tom McKay’s twitter)

This past Sunday, LGBTQ+ activists gathered around Trump Tower in protest – but also in celebration.

Dubbed a “Queer and Trans Dance Party/Protest” by its organizers on Facebook, the event described itself as “a celebration of our diversity, our strength and our love, a declaration that even in the darkest times, we can come together and DANCE in the face of tyranny.

The activists in particular criticized President Trump’s rescinding of regulations restricting schools receiving federal aid from discriminating against transgender students (most visibly seen through the “bathroom” debate).

See more photos in the Mic article.