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JULY 23: Ruth Ellis (1899-2000)

Ruth Ellis, the LGBT rights activist and oldest known lesbian to ever live, was born on this day in 1899 and would have turned 118-years-old today!

Ruth Ellis poses for the camera as she leans against a car in 1951 (x). 

Ruth was born on July 23, 1899 in Springfield, Illinois as her parents fourth child and first daughter. Her mother and father, Charles and Carrie Ellis, were former slaves from Tennessee but the abolition of slavery allowed them to move north and build a prosperous life for themselves and their family. Ruth’s mother died when she was young, but her father became the first black mail carrier in the state of Illinois and managed to put three of his children, Ruth included, through high school. Ruth would graduate from Springfield High School in 1919.

Ruth came out to her family as a lesbian when she was just 16-years-old, which was an unheard-of admittance in 1915! She would also recall meeting her partner, Babe, just five years later in 1920. For the next 30 years, Ruth and Babe would live together in Detroit, Michigan, where their home eventually became a major hub for the city’s black gay and lesbian community. Ruth also became the first black woman to ever operate her own printing company in the whole city of Detroit; the business specialized in printing stationary, fliers, and posters, and was operated out of her and Babe’s home.

Ruth is photographed hard at work operating the printing press that fueled her successful small business (x). 

Ruth and Babe eventually separated because, as Ruth said, “We were just two opposite people.” Although the refuge of Ruth and Babe’s home ceased to exist, Ruth remained incredibly involved in the LGBT community and reached somewhat of a celebrity status in the 1970s. She became noticed as a frequent attendee of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival and eventually began being asked to speak at different universities around the country about her experience as an out lesbian in the pre-Stonewall days. Her 100th birthday was celebrated with the release of the documentary Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100 and that same year Ruth was the honorary leader of the San Francisco Dyke March.

A special photo shoot to celebrate Ruth’s 100th birthday shows her smiling sweetly and holding a bouquet of flowers (x). 

Ruth passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 6, 2000 when she was 101-years-old. The Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit continues to be operated in her memory and is one of only four American organizations specifically dedicated to housing LGBT youth.


Dirk Gently is a hotspot for children. No- not in a creepy way. He naturally gives off his own childish vibes through his constant stream of positivity, and younger people surrounded by stone cold adults who have better things to do naturally gravitate towards the strange detective with the bright jackets.

This, in itself, is as positive as it is disastrous. On the one hand, his cheerfulness can make a passing kid’s day, whether to the dismay of a parent or not. However on the other hand…

Dirk Gently is a terrible influence. Here is a man who follows the will of the universe like a puppy trailing after its owner. That tends to mean that within 0.01 seconds of meeting a particularly curious kid, Dirk has already bought them ice cream and explained- in exquisite detail, the last case he solved. Again, much to the delight of his younger company, and to the disgust of said child’s parent- who may have overheard one grusome detail too many.

As a result, Todd has somehow found the means of avoiding every park and playground the pair could possibly encounter, not that this actually does much.


Retro Bikes Croatia 1997 Yamaha SR250 “Kokon” – the story

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The engine was cleaned and painted, generally serviced and is good for decades to come.

We did a major upgrade to the suspension, with progressive springs at front (and a fork complete service), and a new set of YSS shocks at the back. It is nice and firm now and the suspension works.

New spokes were installed onto freshly powdercoated satin black hubs and rims with a pair of Heidenaus to match the overall appearance. Front caliper was overhauled, new pads and brake shoes and a steelbraided hose in front.

We installed chrome mudguards and positioned the front one high, like on old enduro models, so the bike has a completely different vibe now, compared to stock. The rear end is raised to match the new stance.

A LSL six days headlight was installed, all in black with clear glass and a smaller diameter than stock.

A TRW low black handlebar was fitted, with the new aluminium dash/plate and a small speedo with integrated idiot lights, Biltwell Kung Fu grips close the deal.

Photos by Vuri Matija Photography

kawaiiturtlegiver  asked:

What is TransTech?

TransTech is on online and offline community of LGBTQ folks learning and working together to create value and opportunities within marginalized communities. This is done through online and offline workshops, meetups, peer coaching, job leads, freelance opportunities and more! TransTech currently does not have any dedicated offices, but instead partners with LGBTQ organizations to create New TransTech hubs across the country. Stay tuned later this year for announcements regarding the launching of new TransTech hub locations!

alright my dudes, listen up because i am tired of answering this and this will be the last time i answer this for the upteenth time because people are not comprehending the post so @space-forests listen close my guy, be sure to read it all and comprehend because you did not get it the first time around and i am not explaing a third. i apologize ahead of time if this sounds belligerent but i am tired tm

I’m gonna use the lady the post was about. this is honey swamp:

Originally posted by robeccasteam

this is a beautiful black girl with an afro

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here’s another lovely lady sporting what’s called Natural Hair. The reason it’s called Natural Hair? Because it’s the hair that grows out of Black people naturally.

Originally posted by n-wordbelike

This isn’t a stereotype. Afro Hair is named such because it comes from African People, people native to Africa. Black people. The term Afro denotes native to Africa-  often referring to Black people. This is why we have terms like Afro-Latin@ (Black Latin@).

So how do we know Honey Swamp is black? It’s not because of stereotypes- positive or negative- it’s because she sports what is referred to as Natural Hair, Afro Hair. Which is Black hair. Does this mean all Black people sport Natural Hair or an Afro style specifically? No. And Monster High addresses this by giving us other black characters to relate to:

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All characters we can more obviously tell are black because it’s right their in their melanin or in their origin (Cleo being light skinned and ancient Egyptian).

So, like, racial coding when done right has nothing to do with stereotypes and all about including actual identifiers for POC to see themselves in that character.

Here’s another MH example with Skelita:

Originally posted by monsterhigh-gifs

How do we know Skelita is Mexican? 

  • Her name is Skelita Calaveras which was designed to mimic the sound clumps in the Spanish language
  • She states she is native to Hexico (Monster High Mexico)
  • Her style/look is heavily based off Mexican culture - she sports Dia De Los Muertos make up, her original skirt was designed to look like papel picado, she’s had a piñata purse, paper flowers etc.
  • She speaks with an accent that sounds exactly like my cousins’ (they are Mexican, I am Puerto Rican)
  • She has an episode showing her family history and it dates back to an Aztec like culture which is Mexican
  • Her creator is Mexican and created her as a homage to her culture

None of these are stereotypes. They’re all well researched inclusions of cultural items and OUTRIGHT STATEMENTS.

TL;DR: We know Honey is Black because of her hair and because her origins is in New Gorleans which is based of New Orleans which is a hub of Black culture and is predominately Black. These aren’t stereotypes, these are things Black people are identifying with.

I hope that helps

someone tag the person who was trying to their damndest to argue with me the other day i don’t fucking remember their name and i’m not gonna go back in my blog to tag someone who was just looking for a fight

Badass Black Women History Month:
Celebrating 28 Black Women Who Said,
“Fuck it, I’ll Do It!”

Day 21: Maggie L. Walker
The First Black Woman To Make Bank

The importance of investing in black banks and businesses is taking the spotlight again as people choose to divest from banks that deal in violent practices. Well, y’all ain’t doing nothing new. In 1902, Maggie L. Walker was the first black woman to charter a bank and the first black female president of a bank, the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank. This bank was created to specifically help and support the black community. 

Born in 1864 in Virginia, Maggie Walker was just an all-around badass business woman and teacher. Her mother was a former slave while her father was a butler. Maggie grew up close to the First African Baptist Church in Richmond which was a hub for black business, conversation, activism and politics. This encouraged Maggie to get on her shit and stay on her shit. 

By 1904, Maggie and her husband had bought a house. She realized the importance of owning property and land for black people. She joined the local council of the Independent Order of St. Luke, which promoted humanitarian causes and encouraged individual self-help and integrity. She even published a newspaper for the council called “The St. Luke Herald.” It was at this time that she also established the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank to encourage financial responsibility.

Maggie’s bank would merge with two others to become The Consolidated Bank and Trust Company. She remained on the board and the bank would grow to serve generations of Richmonders as an African-American owned institution. Later in life, while confined to a wheelchair, Maggie would become an advocate for disabled rights. 

VEC 1945 2A. Notice the column shifter, floating hubs, and passenger side exhaust exit. Notice also the black hangers on the back of the windshield, these were intended to hold the straight portion of the top bows while the pockets on the driver side were intended to hold the curved sections. The bolts holding those hangers were square headed until they were changed to round heads around production # 22,000. The 2A above is the correct Harvest Tan with Sunset Red wheels with American Black pinstriping.


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