"Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”"

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

(via theodoradove)

This makes me laugh every time I see it.

(via transcendthenerd)

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Samesies Alert—me and Lord Bryon not big on spoilers. like. ever. my big question is always “where?” only I say it in Spanish, Quid Pro Quo? I have this one weird habit  I call “recess is for kids, gym class is for bullies, but I’m all extracurricular sports.” (I am writing a book called “I Am Building Character Buildings”) for example—Me and Lord Byron on the volleyball team = cherish memories and photo op in school newspaper, which is really just a newsletter they post on myspace like 20 years ago. I wanted so bad to be point guard and Lord Bryon wanted five! more! years! of Christopher Columbus (the director not the Italian “porn star”). Dream Big, Aim High, Get your ducks in line, but you really gotta stay put inasmuch reality as you can mayonaise. the world is a bundle.

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Samesies Alert—me and Lord Bryon not big on spoilers. like. ever. my big question is always “where?” only I say it in Spanish, Quid Pro Quo? I have this one weird habit  I call “recess is for kids, gym class is for bullies, but I’m all extracurricular sports.” (I am writing a book called “I Am Building Character Buildings”) for example—Me and Lord Byron on the volleyball team = cherish memories and photo op in school newspaper, which is really just a newsletter they post on myspace like 20 years ago. I wanted so bad to be point guard and Lord Bryon wanted five! more! years! of Christopher Columbus (the director not the Italian “porn star”). Dream Big, Aim High, Get your ducks in line, but you really gotta stay put inasmuch reality as you can mayonaise. the world is a bundle.

gaydicks420:

shuckl:

shuckl:

shuckl:

untapped aesthetic: surrealist jock

a varsity jacket but it has three arms and it’s melting

your football shoulder pads have grass growing out of them and they constantly hum

you shove nerds not into lockers, but into other planes of existence. your football is always singing, singing, singing. the astroturf changes colors beneath you, and whispers the name of every person you’ve ever loved.

descentintotyranny:

'Escalating Resistance' in Detroit as Residents Block Water Shut-Offs 
'The issue of whether water should be a commodity or part of the commons raises the question of what kind of future we want.'
July 10 2014
Detroit residents on Thursday launched a direct action to halt the city’s mass shut-off of water to thousands of households, physically blocking a private corporation from turning off the tap.
Carrying a banner that read “Stop the Water Shut-offs,” ten city residents nonviolently obstructed the entrance to Homrich Inc.—the private company that was handed a $5.6 million deal from the city to shut off water services to residences that are behind on their bills, according to the protest organizers. They were surrounded during the civil disobedience by a crowd of over 40 supporters chanting “If the water don’t flow, the trucks don’t go.”
The protesters held the entrance for more than an hour and a half before all ten were arrested, Bill Wylie-Kellermann, a Detroit pastor who was among the arrestees, told Common Dreams. “We feel that it’s really time to intensify and escalate the resistance to the water shutoffs and emergency management,” Wylie-Kellermann declared.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced in June that it is escalating its disconnections of water services to residences that have fallen behind on their bills to 3,000 a month. In a city devastated by unemployment and foreclosure crises, nearly half of all residents are unable to pay, and the city’s continual increase in water rates is not helping. Thousands of people have already had their water turned off, including many who were disconnected long before this June escalation, and tens of thousands more are next.
Concerned organizations say that the shut-offs have so far unleashed a human rights crisis that devastates low-income communities of color. UN experts agree: in response to a complaint from a coalition of organizations, a UN panel condemned the city last month for violating the “human right to water,” with the UN expert on the right to adequate housing warning the shut-offs “may be discriminatory” against African Americans.
Sarah Coffey of the People’s Water Board and Water Rights Hotline put it succinctly to in an interview with Common Dreams: “The only reason they are getting away with this is because this is a majority black city.”
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"nearly half of all residents are unable to pay"

descentintotyranny:

'Escalating Resistance' in Detroit as Residents Block Water Shut-Offs

'The issue of whether water should be a commodity or part of the commons raises the question of what kind of future we want.'

July 10 2014

Detroit residents on Thursday launched a direct action to halt the city’s mass shut-off of water to thousands of households, physically blocking a private corporation from turning off the tap.

Carrying a banner that read “Stop the Water Shut-offs,” ten city residents nonviolently obstructed the entrance to Homrich Inc.—the private company that was handed a $5.6 million deal from the city to shut off water services to residences that are behind on their bills, according to the protest organizers. They were surrounded during the civil disobedience by a crowd of over 40 supporters chanting “If the water don’t flow, the trucks don’t go.”

The protesters held the entrance for more than an hour and a half before all ten were arrested, Bill Wylie-Kellermann, a Detroit pastor who was among the arrestees, told Common Dreams. “We feel that it’s really time to intensify and escalate the resistance to the water shutoffs and emergency management,” Wylie-Kellermann declared.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced in June that it is escalating its disconnections of water services to residences that have fallen behind on their bills to 3,000 a month. In a city devastated by unemployment and foreclosure crises, nearly half of all residents are unable to pay, and the city’s continual increase in water rates is not helping. Thousands of people have already had their water turned off, including many who were disconnected long before this June escalation, and tens of thousands more are next.

Concerned organizations say that the shut-offs have so far unleashed a human rights crisis that devastates low-income communities of color. UN experts agree: in response to a complaint from a coalition of organizations, a UN panel condemned the city last month for violating the “human right to water,” with the UN expert on the right to adequate housing warning the shut-offs “may be discriminatory” against African Americans.

Sarah Coffey of the People’s Water Board and Water Rights Hotline put it succinctly to in an interview with Common Dreams: “The only reason they are getting away with this is because this is a majority black city.”

Read More

"nearly half of all residents are unable to pay"

mordremoth:

send soundless & miracle-gro

majorobigtime:

dragondicks:

hiccupartist:

who is she

how did they manage to photograph this ghost

majorobigtime:

dragondicks:

hiccupartist:

who is she

how did they manage to photograph this ghost

mordremoth:

I’m doing it for the Vine

ewelock:

dean-tacos-cas:

spookapple:

jackvessalius:

image

image

image

look what we have here

i have legitimately never laughed harder and for as long in my entire life

I sat here until my eyes glazed over and then was thinking ‘this is so dumb its just three wells’ and then

omgtsn:

chainsaw-bunny:

omgtsn:

prove that videogames are art

image

fuck. god dammit

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand: I came here to have a good time and I honestly am feeling so attacked right now

piscula:

"this is the internet, i can say whatever i want" is a super creepy and obvious way to say "when there are no obvious consequences for my actions i lack all empathy"

whitachi:

yamino:

hawberries:

i did thing
my dashing gay crossdressing peahen fake prince on a quest to rescue her long-lost childhood love and seduce ladies
animation class is pretty cool

I love the idea of a crossdressing peahen. XD

Oh, I love this! It makes me think of how I’ve long wanted to see something with a crossdressing calico cat….

whitachi:

yamino:

hawberries:

i did thing

my dashing gay crossdressing peahen fake prince on a quest to rescue her long-lost childhood love and seduce ladies

animation class is pretty cool

I love the idea of a crossdressing peahen. XD

Oh, I love this! It makes me think of how I’ve long wanted to see something with a crossdressing calico cat….

Anonymous asked: your oppinon on stretch marks? do you find them unatractive?

vroengard:

if you find stretchmarks unattractive then you’re not mature enough to be seeing naked bodies