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gay-son-of-a-pastor: shoptiludropdead: muffinsandmatriarchy: m00nqueer: ok this is “earring magic ken” who was introduced in 1992 (and discontinued shortly thereafter) basically mattel had done a survey and discovered that girls didn’t think ken was “cool” enough SO someone had the bright idea to research coolness by sending people to raves which, at the time, were mostly hosted & attended by gay men. so they went to these raves and took notes on what the fashions were and finally landed on this outfit, mesh shirt & all  this doll became the best selling ken doll in history, mostly because gay men bought it in droves. (many of them said his necklace was supposed to be a cockring) but mattel and a number of parents weren’t very amused and discontinued the doll  OH MY GOD YOU’RE LEAVING OUT THE BEST PART SO MAGIC EARRING KEN. This bitch gay as HELL. supposedly the aforementioned rings on him are for “magic earrings” and clip on charms. These charms are advertised as totally COMPLETELY heterosexual, not gay at ALL, see there’s a Barbie that also has Magic Earring Action with clip on charms! Ken wears them to match, because he’s STRAIGHT Here’s the issue: THERE IS NO MATCHING BARBIE. Magic Earring Ken is out here straight up wearing cock rings on his jacket with a thinly devised advertising ploy to make it SEEM not-gay. But it’s DEFINITELY GAY.(And if you’re thinking, why cock rings? Well way back in 1992 gay culture was HUGE on wearing cock rings, it was the in-style. Everyone who was gay wore one, even women; you sewed them to your leather jacket, and the placement indicated some of your sexual preference. In case you were wondering, Ken is a Bottom.) AND IT GETS BETTER. Magic Earring Ken was on the shelves for six weeks before they pulled him. In that short amount of time? Magic Earring Ken became the BEST SELLING Barbie Doll Mattel has EVER SOLD.LET THAT SINK IN. SIX WEEKS. And now every time these wheezy old hetero windbag execs go to look at their sales board, they’re forever haunted by Magic Earring Ken at the top of their charts. Gay as hell, Cock Ring Bottom Ken, the Best Selling Mattel Doll.Pride. please take the time out of your day to read about Magic Earring Ken™ gay history : gay-son-of-a-pastor: shoptiludropdead: muffinsandmatriarchy: m00nqueer: ok this is “earring magic ken” who was introduced in 1992 (and discontinued shortly thereafter) basically mattel had done a survey and discovered that girls didn’t think ken was “cool” enough SO someone had the bright idea to research coolness by sending people to raves which, at the time, were mostly hosted & attended by gay men. so they went to these raves and took notes on what the fashions were and finally landed on this outfit, mesh shirt & all  this doll became the best selling ken doll in history, mostly because gay men bought it in droves. (many of them said his necklace was supposed to be a cockring) but mattel and a number of parents weren’t very amused and discontinued the doll  OH MY GOD YOU’RE LEAVING OUT THE BEST PART SO MAGIC EARRING KEN. This bitch gay as HELL. supposedly the aforementioned rings on him are for “magic earrings” and clip on charms. These charms are advertised as totally COMPLETELY heterosexual, not gay at ALL, see there’s a Barbie that also has Magic Earring Action with clip on charms! Ken wears them to match, because he’s STRAIGHT Here’s the issue: THERE IS NO MATCHING BARBIE. Magic Earring Ken is out here straight up wearing cock rings on his jacket with a thinly devised advertising ploy to make it SEEM not-gay. But it’s DEFINITELY GAY.(And if you’re thinking, why cock rings? Well way back in 1992 gay culture was HUGE on wearing cock rings, it was the in-style. Everyone who was gay wore one, even women; you sewed them to your leather jacket, and the placement indicated some of your sexual preference. In case you were wondering, Ken is a Bottom.) AND IT GETS BETTER. Magic Earring Ken was on the shelves for six weeks before they pulled him. In that short amount of time? Magic Earring Ken became the BEST SELLING Barbie Doll Mattel has EVER SOLD.LET THAT SINK IN. SIX WEEKS. And now every time these wheezy old hetero windbag execs go to look at their sales board, they’re forever haunted by Magic Earring Ken at the top of their charts. Gay as hell, Cock Ring Bottom Ken, the Best Selling Mattel Doll.Pride. please take the time out of your day to read about Magic Earring Ken™ gay history
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adhdperalta: thegayastrologist: homoboyfriend: Can we talk about this?! HEY remember in WWII when Jewish people were fleeing Germany and the USA put a quota on how many Jewish immigrants they would accept because they were worried there were too many Jewish people coming over to the USA??? Reminder that the USA has always been fucking garbage to immigrants and basic humanity Here’s how you can help: Sign this petition calling for the investigation of the mass murder and torture of LGBT people in Chechnya Support the Rainbow Railroad, actively involved in rescuing LGBTQ+ facing violence in their home countries Read this article by out.com for more ways you can help stop Chechnya’s concentration camps Please reblog this. There’s a lot of arguing in the reblogs/replies, but no links to actual concrete ways to become of help to these people.  : Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 Buzzfeed: U.S. is denying visas to gay men fleeing kidnapping and torture in Chechnya. US Denies Visas To Gay Russians Fleeing Kidnapping And Torture buzzfeed.com 5/17/17, 5:54 PM adhdperalta: thegayastrologist: homoboyfriend: Can we talk about this?! HEY remember in WWII when Jewish people were fleeing Germany and the USA put a quota on how many Jewish immigrants they would accept because they were worried there were too many Jewish people coming over to the USA??? Reminder that the USA has always been fucking garbage to immigrants and basic humanity Here’s how you can help: Sign this petition calling for the investigation of the mass murder and torture of LGBT people in Chechnya Support the Rainbow Railroad, actively involved in rescuing LGBTQ+ facing violence in their home countries Read this article by out.com for more ways you can help stop Chechnya’s concentration camps Please reblog this. There’s a lot of arguing in the reblogs/replies, but no links to actual concrete ways to become of help to these people. 
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jaysbabyknife: judgejudyofficial: luscious-theomorphic: tumblunni: desolation5row: here since none of you know what a bear is Srsly thats just a regular hunk. Bear is an important term cos there really wasn’t any word for “handsome heavyset man” before the LGBT community came along and opened our eyes to the truth. Calling skinny buff dudes bears is like all those douchebros who are like “i want a thicc gorl” *points to stick thin woman who just has big booby* THANK you. And originally it DID just mean fat hairy men exclusively, it was only later that ‘musclebears’ became a thing. But Bear was a reaction to the gay male culture’s obsession with what we now call a twink (which is, to whit: a thin, hairless, youthful man between 18-25), as well as a reaction to the idea that gay men had to be femme in order to be gay, as well as offering body positivity to gay men who were fat, which is an important distinction–Bear Pride is a gay male fat positivity movement/identity, that’s real important and we gotta not forget that, because that support and representation and pride is a protest against the part of gay culture that toxically commodifies male bodies and demands thinness and hairlessness.  /soapbox anyway i am here for my bear brothers. now that we know the difference, bears please feel free to send me marriage proposals : BEAR NOT a BEAR -1151 jaysbabyknife: judgejudyofficial: luscious-theomorphic: tumblunni: desolation5row: here since none of you know what a bear is Srsly thats just a regular hunk. Bear is an important term cos there really wasn’t any word for “handsome heavyset man” before the LGBT community came along and opened our eyes to the truth. Calling skinny buff dudes bears is like all those douchebros who are like “i want a thicc gorl” *points to stick thin woman who just has big booby* THANK you. And originally it DID just mean fat hairy men exclusively, it was only later that ‘musclebears’ became a thing. But Bear was a reaction to the gay male culture’s obsession with what we now call a twink (which is, to whit: a thin, hairless, youthful man between 18-25), as well as a reaction to the idea that gay men had to be femme in order to be gay, as well as offering body positivity to gay men who were fat, which is an important distinction–Bear Pride is a gay male fat positivity movement/identity, that’s real important and we gotta not forget that, because that support and representation and pride is a protest against the part of gay culture that toxically commodifies male bodies and demands thinness and hairlessness.  /soapbox anyway i am here for my bear brothers. now that we know the difference, bears please feel free to send me marriage proposals
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sodomymcscurvylegs: robeblr: onlyblackgirl: geekandmisandry: harpnotes: If the straight girls in this scenario leave, gay men aren’t going to magically appear. The bar will just be empty, the bartenders will make less money, and if it keeps up like that for long enough, guess what bar won’t exist anymore? Yeah. No offense hon but we’ve never needed the straights in order to keep our bars existing. Gay people ain’t there because straight hoes maxed out capacity so thy can’t get in. No gay bar has suffered because straight people didn’t show up. Straight people at gay bars are like the porn bots in your notes. LMAO! Imagine thinking that the only way gay establishments will survive is with the patronage of straight people. : The Gay Burn Book @SouthernHomo When you show up to a gay bar but it's just 50 straight girls having bachelorette parties can you leave? sodomymcscurvylegs: robeblr: onlyblackgirl: geekandmisandry: harpnotes: If the straight girls in this scenario leave, gay men aren’t going to magically appear. The bar will just be empty, the bartenders will make less money, and if it keeps up like that for long enough, guess what bar won’t exist anymore? Yeah. No offense hon but we’ve never needed the straights in order to keep our bars existing. Gay people ain’t there because straight hoes maxed out capacity so thy can’t get in. No gay bar has suffered because straight people didn’t show up. Straight people at gay bars are like the porn bots in your notes. LMAO! Imagine thinking that the only way gay establishments will survive is with the patronage of straight people.
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profeminist: Thread source Reblogging in anticipation of #PrideMonth2019: 11 Erika Heidewald Φ Following @erikaheidewald Are you straight and considering going to #Pride2017 ? Here's a brief thread of things you should know. RETWEETS LIKES 360 463 11:00 AM- 10 Jun 2017 360 463 9 Erika Heidewald її, Ф @enkaheidewald-22h 1. Pride is about LGBTQ+ people, so you must be an ally to all kinds of queer people. It's not ok to be an ally to gays but not trans ppl 55316 Erika Heidewald її, Ф @enkaheidewald. 22h 2. LGBT people are humans celebrating being themselves, we arent zoo animals. No gawking or touching without permission. 다 26 ·235 Erika Heidewald її, Ф @enkaheidewald. 22h 3. If you're a straight man and you hit on a lesbian at Pride, you go straight to hell 57354 Erika Heidewald її, Ф @enkaheidewald. 22h 4. Pride isn't some sexual free for all with no rules. Not all LGBT people are even sexual. Don't touch people without their permission! 37272 Erika Heidewald її, Ф @enkaheidewald. 22h 5. Straight girls- gay men do not exist to be your gay best friend 582 Erika Heidewald眷. @enkaheidewald-22h 6. Pride isnt about you, so don't try and make it about you. You're a guest 34223 Erika Heidewald Ф @enkaheidewald-21h 7. Pride isn't always happy. Pride comes out of struggle & sometimes people may be angry at our cis-heteronormative world. Be ok with that Erika Heidewald İİ, Ф @enkaheidewald-21h 8. You aren't there to judge, you're there to support. Let people be themselves, for some people it's the only time of year they really can. 다 26 190 Erika Heidewald Ф @enkaheidewald-21h 9. Lesbians and bi girls are not at Pride to find straight men to have threesomes with and if you proposition t you go straight to hel 115422 Erika Heidewald Ф @enkaheidewald-21h 10. LGBT people are diverse in every way. Don't just be an ally of white male-identifying, or able-bodied LGBT people. Be intersectional Erika Heidewald眷. @enkaheidewald-21h Frida and I made a video on this topic yesterday, and there are some important thoughts in the comment section too SHOULD STRAIGHT PEOPLE GO TO PRIDE? Should straight people go to pride? LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE! @erikaandfrida on IG and Snapchat https://twitter.com/erikaandfrida erikaandfrida.tumblr. youtube.com 다 16 86 Erika Heidewald Ф @enkaheidewald-21h not trying to get in a fight this year. #Pride201 33214 And lastly, do not fucking touch people without their permission because I'm profeminist: Thread source Reblogging in anticipation of #PrideMonth2019
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maireddog: Mark Ashton died on this day, the 11th of February, in 1987. Mark was born on the 19th of May, 1960 in Oldham, but grew up in Portrush, Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 1978, where he worked in a bar in King’s Cross, in drag as a barmaid with a blonde beehive. In the 1980s, he volunteered for London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, campaigned for CND and joined the Communist Party, becoming the first gay secretary of the Young Communist League. Though Mark transformed the Party’s approach to LGBT rights, he and Mike Jackson, who he’d met through Switchboard, wanted to be active as openly gay people. They formed Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) when they collected donations for miners on strike at 1984 Gay Pride. In the evening of 1984 Pride, a miner spoke at a rally, and they were struck by the similarities between the two struggle, of LGBT rights and the Miners’ Strike. Having collected about £150, they advertised a meeting in Capital Gay. 11 people turned up and from the meeting they made a leaflet to launch LGSM - the leaflet was accepted except with an amendment to ‘one in ten miners is gay.’ As LGSM, they supported the miners as lesbian and gay people. At the second meeting, they decided to focus on one community, of the Dulais Valley, as one of the members, Hugh Williams, was from there. They then met David (Dai) Donovan, who also had thought through the similarities of their struggles and how LGSM could help. A month later, 27 lesbians and gay men, arrived at Onllwyn village in Dulais Valley. Other than some hostility (and confusion towards vegetarianism), they experienced warmth, friendship and solidarity. LGSM raised £20,000 for families of miners on strike, and based on The Sun writing that “a group of perverts” were “supporting the pits,” they organised the Pits and Perverts concert in December, 1984, headlined by Bronski Beat. The miners marched with LGSM at Gay Pride in 1985. Mark was admitted to hospital on 30th January, 1987, and died 12 days later from pneumonia, aged 26. At his memorial, there were banners from the Communist Party, Anti-Apartheid, anti-nuclear, Caribbean and community groups, as well as from LGSM. The Mark Ashton Trust was created to support individuals diagnosed with Aids; Mark is also remembered on the UK Aids Memorial Quilt and by Terrence Higgins Trust, with the Mark Ashton Red Ribbon Fund and a plaque at their London headquarters. In 2017, on what would have been his 57th birthday, he was honoured with a blue plaque above Gay’s The Word bookshop. [Images: 1. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1981. 2. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1985, wearing a LGSM t-shirt and holding a pink “Communist Party” banner with the words “pinko commie queers.” 3. Blue plaque reading: “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Mark Ashton 1960-1987. Political and Community Activist. LGSM met at Gay’s the Word bookship on this site 1984/5.”] : maireddog: Mark Ashton died on this day, the 11th of February, in 1987. Mark was born on the 19th of May, 1960 in Oldham, but grew up in Portrush, Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 1978, where he worked in a bar in King’s Cross, in drag as a barmaid with a blonde beehive. In the 1980s, he volunteered for London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, campaigned for CND and joined the Communist Party, becoming the first gay secretary of the Young Communist League. Though Mark transformed the Party’s approach to LGBT rights, he and Mike Jackson, who he’d met through Switchboard, wanted to be active as openly gay people. They formed Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) when they collected donations for miners on strike at 1984 Gay Pride. In the evening of 1984 Pride, a miner spoke at a rally, and they were struck by the similarities between the two struggle, of LGBT rights and the Miners’ Strike. Having collected about £150, they advertised a meeting in Capital Gay. 11 people turned up and from the meeting they made a leaflet to launch LGSM - the leaflet was accepted except with an amendment to ‘one in ten miners is gay.’ As LGSM, they supported the miners as lesbian and gay people. At the second meeting, they decided to focus on one community, of the Dulais Valley, as one of the members, Hugh Williams, was from there. They then met David (Dai) Donovan, who also had thought through the similarities of their struggles and how LGSM could help. A month later, 27 lesbians and gay men, arrived at Onllwyn village in Dulais Valley. Other than some hostility (and confusion towards vegetarianism), they experienced warmth, friendship and solidarity. LGSM raised £20,000 for families of miners on strike, and based on The Sun writing that “a group of perverts” were “supporting the pits,” they organised the Pits and Perverts concert in December, 1984, headlined by Bronski Beat. The miners marched with LGSM at Gay Pride in 1985. Mark was admitted to hospital on 30th January, 1987, and died 12 days later from pneumonia, aged 26. At his memorial, there were banners from the Communist Party, Anti-Apartheid, anti-nuclear, Caribbean and community groups, as well as from LGSM. The Mark Ashton Trust was created to support individuals diagnosed with Aids; Mark is also remembered on the UK Aids Memorial Quilt and by Terrence Higgins Trust, with the Mark Ashton Red Ribbon Fund and a plaque at their London headquarters. In 2017, on what would have been his 57th birthday, he was honoured with a blue plaque above Gay’s The Word bookshop. [Images: 1. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1981. 2. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1985, wearing a LGSM t-shirt and holding a pink “Communist Party” banner with the words “pinko commie queers.” 3. Blue plaque reading: “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Mark Ashton 1960-1987. Political and Community Activist. LGSM met at Gay’s the Word bookship on this site 1984/5.”]
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ms-demeanor: greenekangaroo: september-before-a-rainfall: Jesus. There’s a reason why so many LGBT leaders from that era are women.  And there’s a reason why gay culture essentially had to reboot itself.  and there’s a reason saying ‘you’ll survive’ is bullshit.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/30/black-gay-men-aids-hiv-epidemic-america https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/12/29/trump-administration-fires-all-members-of-hivaids-advisory-council/?utm_term=.0b834730c8cf There is a current, ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in gay black men. Saying “well we survived Regan” and “well we survived Bush” is bullshit. Maybe *you* survived, but *we* didn’t. Not all of us. Not enough of us. Anyway please continue to be very loud about the fact that the AIDS epidemic isn’t over, that it’s disproportionately harmful to gay black men, and that the current administration is doing everything that it possibly can to ignore it. : @hanifleylabi The men in white are the surviving members of the original San Fransisco Gay Men's choir. The rest represent those lost to AIDS 210/17 7:47 PM ms-demeanor: greenekangaroo: september-before-a-rainfall: Jesus. There’s a reason why so many LGBT leaders from that era are women.  And there’s a reason why gay culture essentially had to reboot itself.  and there’s a reason saying ‘you’ll survive’ is bullshit.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/30/black-gay-men-aids-hiv-epidemic-america https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/12/29/trump-administration-fires-all-members-of-hivaids-advisory-council/?utm_term=.0b834730c8cf There is a current, ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in gay black men. Saying “well we survived Regan” and “well we survived Bush” is bullshit. Maybe *you* survived, but *we* didn’t. Not all of us. Not enough of us. Anyway please continue to be very loud about the fact that the AIDS epidemic isn’t over, that it’s disproportionately harmful to gay black men, and that the current administration is doing everything that it possibly can to ignore it.
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scify65: perissologist: unorthodoxchronicles: little-sister-shotgun: savethematches: tumblr dont sleep on letterkenny Honest to god I can’t understand anything any of them say. It’s two gay guys using hockey terms to catcall the two presumably straight hockey players (riley and jonesy) who then counter by being comfortable enough to accept the compliments. The conversation then continues along to describe different words and terms for a variety of queer folk as if said words were also hockey players. So when they say a word got cut it’s merely a euphanism for people agreeing not to use that term. The whole scene is two (presumably straight) men being educated gently on the subject by two gay men and listening rather than bickering. this dialogue is like something out of a greek drama it’s both downright melodic and utterly incomprehensible Letterkenny is 100% the inheritor of Shakespeare’s legacy. : scify65: perissologist: unorthodoxchronicles: little-sister-shotgun: savethematches: tumblr dont sleep on letterkenny Honest to god I can’t understand anything any of them say. It’s two gay guys using hockey terms to catcall the two presumably straight hockey players (riley and jonesy) who then counter by being comfortable enough to accept the compliments. The conversation then continues along to describe different words and terms for a variety of queer folk as if said words were also hockey players. So when they say a word got cut it’s merely a euphanism for people agreeing not to use that term. The whole scene is two (presumably straight) men being educated gently on the subject by two gay men and listening rather than bickering. this dialogue is like something out of a greek drama it’s both downright melodic and utterly incomprehensible Letterkenny is 100% the inheritor of Shakespeare’s legacy.
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