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A sense of accomplishment is a very…

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Anonymous asked: Do you have any recommendations for gay literature?

hegel-hey:

oh um hmm. this question has made me realize how little I actually read specifically gay literature?

but then again what is “gay” art? Art made by the gays? for the gays? about the gays? art with some kind of gay aesthetic?

does asking these question reify some homogeneous “gay identity”?

Things that come to mind are Angels in America, James Baldwin, orlando by virginia woolf…

capitalism and gay identity by john d’emilio (basically the thing that caused such a fundamental shift in the way i view EVERYTHING)

leo bersani

judith butler’s cool. obv Foucault…

oscar wilde is really gay. “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young”

jean genet 

here are some cool lists.

also into john d’emilio, although I’ve heard that there are some critiques of his “capitalism and gay identity” (though I don’t really know what there are). just a reminder to read critically. and I liked “another country” by james baldwin. 

the miseducation of cameron post (fiction) is really great. I don’t know about stories with gay/queer boys, but good lesbian/queer girl fiction is super hard to find. bastard out of carolina by dorothy allison, it’s semi-autobiographical. you probably know the perks of being a wallflower, that’s good, if slightly overrated now.

yeah, I also feel like this has made me realize I don’t read that much explicitly queer stuff. 1. bc I feel like I’m so queer everything I read/watch is a little queer (but I also know the perils of queer baiting)  2. honestly, most of the queer lit I’ve come across is really terrible. 

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andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

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For All The Girls I Loved Before I Knew I Could

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I remember vividly that her name was Amanda because of the crushing wave of confusion that came with that knowledge. I was 8-years-old and at Girl Scout camp, so I don’t know why I thought she was a boy when I saw her across the mess hall. I…

this is really really beautiful. 

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mona-kahlo:

Dyamond Taylor
"Sunflowers On Your Birthday"
By: Mona Kahlo

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Dyamond Taylor

"Sunflowers On Your Birthday"

By: Mona Kahlo

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fuckyeahhipstertattoos:

My new teacup tattoo <3

fuckyeahhipstertattoos:

My new teacup tattoo <3

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the Water Cycle

I want to reblog this every day for the rest of my life.

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larstheyeti:

the Water Cycle

I want to reblog this every day for the rest of my life.

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Things that make me smile — Thing #256

Happiness and risks aren’t mutually exclusive. Risk is a part of happiness, and a part of life, at least the kind of adventurous, fulfilling life I want to have. 

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