20 4 / 2014

20 4 / 2014

yourenotaloneinthis:

seetheandtumble:

lightspeedsound:

bonefromthevoid:

hoaxzine:

verbalprivilege:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

ood:

BIG PHOTOSETS FOREVER FOR THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO IGNORE / a lot of these don’t have hi-res versions available, but i still want to post them

This was not an exaggeration. The government ignored the issue of HIV/AIDS for years before anything was done. Gay and Queer communities had to form their own clinics because no government agencies cared for them. Back then, being diagnosed was equivalent to a death sentence or extreme debt and poor quality of life/a significantly shortened lifespan.

Things got so desperate that people literally had “Die-Ins”— in contemporary usage this refers to masses of people simulating death in order to protest something (like the War in Iraq). In this case, however, fatally sick people would literally lie down in public places and protest with what little energy they had left until they died. There is some footage of a church Die-In in the documentary Beyond Stonewall.  The middle image here of that person’s jacket is not an extreme political statement; it’s what people had to do because they had no other options.

wow.


never forget

queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.

never forget that AIDS actually was originally called “GRID” as in “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency” and it took straight ppl dying from blood transfusions for people to actually consider this a crisis worth fixing.

If you’re of the generation (like mine) that wasn’t taught about any of this because there was no who cared, or no one left to care, read, as a bare starting minimum, And The Band Played On. There are a lot of stories starting to be told about this era. Pay attention. 

For all of you who were too young (or not born yet) to remember what is going to shown in The Normal Heart, it really did happen. It was horrible, awful, frustrating, anger-inducing. The government denied and ignored HIV/AIDS. Then, when it was acknowledged, there was always an implicit message that it didn’t matter because only gay men were affected. People truly believed you couldn’t get HIV/AIDS if you weren’t gay and that the disease reflected an apt punishment — but certainly not something that the general public need concern themselves with.

HIV/AIDS suffers became quarantined by people’s fears. So many healthcare providers wouldn’t help — would literally not touch those ill.

It was devastating. Utterly and completely devastating, and horribly heart-wrenching.

There are *SO* many things that Reagan did that were horrible and awful (and whose consequences we are still dealing with today). Denying, ignoring, and believing that gay men’s deaths were justified is of the more egregious.

As for Ed Koch — I have my own theories about him.

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20 4 / 2014

divinedorothy:

happy easter everyone ive had this joke in my queue since january

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20 4 / 2014

bloodysigils:

do you ever cry because you’ve somehow managed to gain a truly fucking amazing person as your friend? and just think about how fucking blessed you are for their existence and how in some previous life you must have done something fucking amazing to deserve them in this life? DO YOU?

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20 4 / 2014

wherehaveallthescullysgone:

shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

As a Paramedic - this is the real deal - WE DONT CARE ABOUT THE WHY - WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU LIVE!!! we became medics because we DO CARE about your life. If you ever think nobody cares for you, try callin 911 and see how fast I come running

'that's bullshit man. You only came cause that's your job'

NO SHIT THATS MY JOB!!! AND I CHOOSE TO ANSWER EVERY TIME THE TONES GO OFF!!!

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20 4 / 2014

tockthewatchdog:

mattheuphonium:

kim-jong-chill:

i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake

fabulous 

i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

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19 4 / 2014

grumpysalmon:

shout out to water for keeping my throat sufficiently lubricated for optimal yodeling techniques

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19 4 / 2014

19 4 / 2014

a-thelittledevil:

being a girl is sometimes so confusing like when you see a cute girl and you’re not sure weather you wanna be her, be with her or be on her

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19 4 / 2014

thechamberofsecrets:

SHOT ME OUTTA THE SKYYYYY

REMEMBER WHEN THEY ACTUALLY TRIIIIIED

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19 4 / 2014

herbackrowkings:

lalondes:

>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

DO NOT DARE OVERLOOK THIS POST

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19 4 / 2014

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19 4 / 2014

officialalltimelow:

lumos5001:

categoryfourkaiju:

brimmy21:

orcinus-equus:


nneeeuuhhhuehuehue


IT TOOK ME TOO LONG TO GET THIS AND WHEN I DID I CRIED. NO. DO NOT DO THAT TO ME.

What does this mean I don’t get it at all o.O

stay ignorant

if you want to know the truth watch this informative video


oh god

officialalltimelow:

lumos5001:

categoryfourkaiju:

brimmy21:

orcinus-equus:

nneeeuuhhhuehuehue

IT TOOK ME TOO LONG TO GET THIS AND WHEN I DID I CRIED. NO. DO NOT DO THAT TO ME.

What does this mean I don’t get it at all o.O

stay ignorant

if you want to know the truth watch this informative video

oh god

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19 4 / 2014

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19 4 / 2014

satans-advocate:

sext: i want to pay bills and share household duties and approach our late 20’s in a financially and emotionally stable way with you

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