gradientlair:

fashizblackdiary:

Celebration of natural hair. Photos by Aurélie Flamand and Hairstyle by Sephora Joannes.

Peak Black womanhood. So epic. 

Stonewall was colored folks, poor folks, transsexuals, femmes, butches… a little bit of everybody. But the narrative that gets sold to people is that it was all these ‘A-Gay’ white normative people. That’s not who riots. Sorry.

gabifresh:

The gabifresh x swimsuitsforall bikini has been restocked and is now available to buy here! For more photos from this shoot, check out gabifresh.com! If you reblog, please keep this caption <3

Anonymous asked: I'm a butch trans woman and I appreciated your response to the anon. You're right that there's huge pressure for trans people to conform to stereotypical gender roles. I've been denied medical care because my gender presentation wasn't feminine enough.

That’s outrageous. 

This is the kind of thing that we need to be fighting for - these are the basic rights that are being trampled upon. You should’ve never been denied medical care. 

On an entirely separate note, thank you for writing - I hope your message will help the previous anon, too. 

louisediamond:

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Anonymous asked: Can a trans woman be butch, or is that being suspect?

Gender presentation and gender identity may often coincide but more often there are people challenging those assumptions and embracing what feels the best for them.

The same way that cis people aren’t limited to always presenting their gender in one way, trans people aren’t forced to do so, either. (But trans people often have extra pressure to fit into the ‘accepted’ trans narrative of just transitioning within the strict gender binary.)

I’m also not the gender police. So, while I’m glad to be able to put out my thoughts, I don’t get to decide anyone’s gender presentation. 

nickwithoutadick:

I’m the man I’m the man I’m the man!

I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations.

beverlystokes:

policymic:

"Masculinity is a trait, not a gender"

In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.

Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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These are some good looking folks

As a Queer Femme, so often my sexuality is defined in relation to whoever I am rolling with. When seeing people say that ‘femmeness’ is invisible, I ask them to look a little harder. If in your version of ‘queer’, it only seems to exist in flavours of androgynous and butch, I strongly encourage you to change your minds cause we ain’t changing our gender.

tanyadakin:

My daydreams became your reality - © April-lea Hutchinson

fondsdebouteilles:

Wow those curves holy wow.

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Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no.