Lez Get Historical

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kittenstarter:

Donna Quixote! She charges everything as if it’s a dragon, she’s been meowing her mind to anything and everything since she was born, and she’s on a perpetual quest for glory and kibbles.

Despite her hernia, she’s a happy little kitten. Because of her hernia, she’ll be staying with me until she’s old enough to have surgery to correct it.

The expenses! How they do pile up. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the kitty fund!!! It’s such an enormous help. Paying my own expenses has rapidly become a stressful nightmare, so I worry daily about the kittens. The first round of vaccinations alone cost $290 yesterday, so I’m EXTREMELY grateful for each and every donation to the kitten cause!

Desperate times call for desperate reblogging

Filed under kittenstarter broke queer cat lady problem stray cats kitties gotta eat desperate times

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speareshakes:

The L-Shaped Room (1963)
This film was pretty remarkable at the time for having not one but two gay characters in the story: an aging actress who keeps her life partner’s photo framed in her room (“Real love match, that was…”) and a young black jazz musician who is in love with the central male character. Interestingly, the film doesn’t leave their sexuality as a possible subtext; the love and desire that these characters feel is made quite clear. Not bad for 1963.

Lesbian Leslie Caron? Bring me the popcorn It’s available on youtube! Some kind user has uploaded it.

speareshakes:

The L-Shaped Room (1963)

This film was pretty remarkable at the time for having not one but two gay characters in the story: an aging actress who keeps her life partner’s photo framed in her room (“Real love match, that was…”) and a young black jazz musician who is in love with the central male character. Interestingly, the film doesn’t leave their sexuality as a possible subtext; the love and desire that these characters feel is made quite clear. Not bad for 1963.

Lesbian Leslie Caron? Bring me the popcorn

It’s available on youtube! Some kind user has uploaded it.

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New App Brings LGBT History To Your Fingertips

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kittenstarter:

Scout: A true Gryffindor, she is brave and craves adventure. 

She was the first to venture out of the kennel, the first to start walking, the first to run, the first to bravely investigate The Big Scary Human, the first to eat kitty food, and the first to master the litter box.

At one week, she stopped growing as fast as the others, even Runty. However, with a little bottle feeding, and loads of kitty determination, she was quickly back to her fearless self. 

Help me help Scout

kittenstarter:

Scout: A true Gryffindor, she is brave and craves adventure.

She was the first to venture out of the kennel, the first to start walking, the first to run, the first to bravely investigate The Big Scary Human, the first to eat kitty food, and the first to master the litter box.

At one week, she stopped growing as fast as the others, even Runty. However, with a little bottle feeding, and loads of kitty determination, she was quickly back to her fearless self.

Help me help Scout

Filed under kittenstarter kitten swag Tilda Kitten is her roller derby name butch kitty

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kittenstarter:

At the beginning of June, a friendly stray cat adopted me and made herself at home in my wee apartment. On June 23 she had a litter of 7 adorable kittens :)

In the month since they were born, we have been through bottle feeding, vet visits, antibiotics for Mama Katt, 6 bags of food, countless cans of wet food, litter box training, endless pounds of non-clumping litter, and loads of fun. 

$600 later, though, I need help paying for their vaccinations, litter, and food.

If you’d like to help a kitty out, please donate or reblog!

EVERY PENNY HELPS :) 

$2 pays for 3 cans of delish, high-calorie food for nursing Mama and growing babies

$3 pays for a 10lb bag of non-clumping litter

$10 covers vaccines for 1 kitten

$20 covers 3 5lb bags of dry kitten food

$50 covers spaying cost for Mama Katt

Reblogging here cause I’m rather desperate. Truly need help feeding these little guys : /

kittenstarter:

At the beginning of June, a friendly stray cat adopted me and made herself at home in my wee apartment. On June 23 she had a litter of 7 adorable kittens :)

In the month since they were born, we have been through bottle feeding, vet visits, antibiotics for Mama Katt, 6 bags of food, countless cans of wet food, litter box training, endless pounds of non-clumping litter, and loads of fun.

$600 later, though, I need help paying for their vaccinations, litter, and food.

If you’d like to help a kitty out, please donate or reblog!

EVERY PENNY HELPS :)

$2 pays for 3 cans of delish, high-calorie food for nursing Mama and growing babies

$3 pays for a 10lb bag of non-clumping litter

$10 covers vaccines for 1 kitten

$20 covers 3 5lb bags of dry kitten food

$50 covers spaying cost for Mama Katt

Reblogging here cause I’m rather desperate. Truly need help feeding these little guys : /

Filed under kittenstarter

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quirkscatscaffeine asked: I was wondering if you could recommend any resources (fiction or historical) about being a lesbian teenager in North America during the 1950s. The only stuff I seem to find is about adult butch/femme bar culture. I am working on a fictional story about a middle class femme falling for a working class butch but at this point it is just an idea. Thanks!

Drawing a complete blank. Ideas, readers?

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Anonymous asked: I saw your lovely piece online about Tamara de Lempicka. I'm writing to you because de Lempicka is the central character in my second novel, THE LAST NUDE, due out from Riverhead Books in January, 2012. I don't know if you enjoy historical fiction, but if so, perhaps you'd like my novel. Best wishes, Ellis Avery.

First of all, thanks for writing! Second, good luck with your novel!

Oy. Life: what a bitch. Trying to get back to blogging for you all v v v soon. In the meantime, check out this book! I’m psyched to read it too

Xoxoxoxo patient followers

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butch-in-progress:

Agnes Goodsir 1864-1939 - Portraits of the Queer 1920s

[B] Agnes Goodsir was lucky enough to live through the 1920s. On top of that she lived and worked in Paris, the place to be during the 1920s. She’s well known for her portraits and her fascination with the queer life of the time, as you can see in her painting The Parisienne (1924). One of her favorite motifs was her long-term companion Rachel Dunn shown in the second painting Girl with Cigarette (1925).

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commie-pinko-liberal:

thedailywhat:

Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.
Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state’s marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 17th and 23rd, respectively.
“For a free and diverse people, for people of many faiths, for people committed to the principal of religious freedom,” O’Malley said at the signing ceremony, “the way forward is always found through grater respect for human rights of all, through human dignity for all.”
Same-sex couples won’t be able to get married until January, when the law formally takes effect. Until then, there is still a chance opponents could successfully petition to have the issue placed on November’s ballot. To do so, they would need at least 55,736 valid signature from Maryland voters.
Seven states — CT, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA — and Washington D.C. currently recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, Washington state’s newly signed bill still needs to fend off a the threat of referendum in order to take effect this June.
[wjla / myfoxdc.]

Oh hey. I could go back home and actually get married.

commie-pinko-liberal:

thedailywhat:

Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.

Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state’s marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 17th and 23rd, respectively.

“For a free and diverse people, for people of many faiths, for people committed to the principal of religious freedom,” O’Malley said at the signing ceremony, “the way forward is always found through grater respect for human rights of all, through human dignity for all.”

Same-sex couples won’t be able to get married until January, when the law formally takes effect. Until then, there is still a chance opponents could successfully petition to have the issue placed on November’s ballot. To do so, they would need at least 55,736 valid signature from Maryland voters.

Seven states — CT, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA — and Washington D.C. currently recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, Washington state’s newly signed bill still needs to fend off a the threat of referendum in order to take effect this June.

[wjla / myfoxdc.]

Oh hey. I could go back home and actually get married.

(Source: thedailywhat)

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selfevidentproject:

The Self Evident Truths Project is going to the deep South!! 
It’s going to be a two week whirlwind of 11 cities. PLEASE reblog, tweet, facebook, share it ANY way you can. We need all the help we can get in reaching LGBTQ people in these areas. It is SO important that they know they have a chance to stand up and be proud of who they are.
Encourage your friends down there to sign up! All it takes is an email to selfevident2011@gmail.com
THANK YOU! <3

selfevidentproject:

The Self Evident Truths Project is going to the deep South!! 

It’s going to be a two week whirlwind of 11 cities. PLEASE reblog, tweet, facebook, share it ANY way you can. We need all the help we can get in reaching LGBTQ people in these areas. It is SO important that they know they have a chance to stand up and be proud of who they are.

Encourage your friends down there to sign up! All it takes is an email to selfevident2011@gmail.com

THANK YOU! <3

(Source: selfevidentproject)