In the Spirit of Choice

Apr 02

bisexual-books:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!   We can’t believe it’s been a year here at Bisexual Books!   So help us celebrate our first blogiversary by winning free stuff!   

First prize is a package of four queer books (Different Slopes, Bi Lives, The Mermaid of Chelsea Creek, and Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems), an awesome Danial Anzola t-shirt (XL), an Excluded card autographed by Julia Serano, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!

Second prize is a bisexual ebook of your choice from Amazon.com (up to $10)!

Third prize is a queer comics pack with Fake and Lavender Menace, a neato comic book-sized bag from Northwest Press, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!   This includes a button that says “Superheros Do It With Capes” hehe

Now for the rules part:

  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like! 
  • This is a reblog contest (so likes don’t count)
  • You must be following us
  • This giveaway is open to our international friends!
  • The contest ends April 13th at 5pm CST
Mar 30

bisexual-books:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!   We can’t believe it’s been a year here at Bisexual Books!   So help us celebrate our first blogiversary by winning free stuff!   

First prize is a package of four queer books (Different Slopes, Bi Lives, The Mermaid of Chelsea Creek, and Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems), an awesome Danial Anzola t-shirt (XL), an Excluded card autographed by Julia Serano, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!

Second prize is a bisexual ebook of your choice from Amazon.com (up to $10)!

Third prize is a queer comics pack with Fake and Lavender Menace, a neato comic book-sized bag from Northwest Press, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!   This includes a button that says “Superheros Do It With Capes” hehe

Now for the rules part:

  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like! 
  • This is a reblog contest (so likes don’t count)
  • You must be following us
  • This giveaway is open to our international friends!
  • The contest ends April 13th at 5pm CST
Feb 24
bisexual-community:

jjswag21:

bisexual-community:

"He articulated better than I could what my being bisexual meant: ‘What you are saying is you love me out of all possible people on the face of this earth, not just half? Actually, that makes me feel very special.’" ~ Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards in “Supporting Marriage—Before God and These Witnesses”

I am absolutely in love with this quote.

We ♥ this quote and article too. But want to remind people this is for people who Choose Monogamy as the right thing For Them, and has absolutely nothing to do with being down on polyamorous and other types of relationships which may be the right thing for others. To each their own, "An it harm none, do what ye will."

bisexual-community:

jjswag21:

bisexual-community:

"He articulated better than I could what my being bisexual meant: ‘What you are saying is you love me out of all possible people on the face of this earth, not just half? Actually, that makes me feel very special.’" ~ Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards in Supporting Marriage—Before God and These Witnesses

I am absolutely in love with this quote.

We ♥ this quote and article too. But want to remind people this is for people who Choose Monogamy as the right thing For Them, and has absolutely nothing to do with being down on polyamorous and other types of relationships which may be the right thing for others. To each their own, "An it harm none, do what ye will."

Feb 18

blurintofocus:

popculturebrain:

laughterkey:

unforgettabledetritus:

laughterkey:

hannanimal:

Never thought I’d be getting pedantic about a Rent GIF set of all things, but here we are!

The line is “mutual masturbation” which feels kind of important here. 

OH GOD I DIDN’T SEE THAT.

How do you even get ‘mucho’?

No, wait, it is definitely supposed to be mucho. I just listened to both recordings to verify. It’s a joke about how lonely Mark is. 

I’m totally seeing it as both now that I’m looking it up - WHERE MY RENT NERDS AT, WHATS THE STORY HERE?

Settled.

16 year old me would have never thought, “If I have a question about RENT lyrics in the future, I can just ask Anthony Rapp on the internet and he’ll answer within the hour.”

technology is magical.

Feb 17

bisexualsaregreat:

Bisexual as attraction to men and women is a heteronormative definition. 

Bisexual as attraction to same and different genders is the bisexual communities definition

When queer people say that bisexual reinforces a gender binary, tell them they sound like straight people. 

Feb 12

 Favorite Fictional Ladies: Kenzi

"Oh yes, I would. I’m human remember? We drive SUVs, and we dump raw sewage into pretty lakes, and we will burn this planet to the ground if it means just one more cheeseburger. "

Feb 12
loriandhubby:

Stockroom’s Agent Noir - Neon Wand Kit GiveawayIt’s an exciting month hear at Kink, etc… Hubby and I are celebrating sharing our love life on the…View Post

loriandhubby:

Stockroom’s Agent Noir - Neon Wand Kit Giveaway

It’s an exciting month hear at Kink, etc… Hubby and I are celebrating sharing our love life on the…

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Feb 07

Get Your Kink on Win an All Access Pass to the Kink Academy

loriandhubby:

The Kink Academyis the web’s #1 resource to learn all things kinky. To help you be educated in the best possible way, Kink Academy has a library stocked full of how to videos. Filmed in professional settings, by top educators, Kink Academy is a trusted…

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Feb 05
charliehadalittlewolf:

tuhhveit:

elsiesmarina:

themightyquinn666:

sorry everyone

Excuse me.
One of the first women to start her own independent production company.
Earned her way to stardom without sleeping with executives for roles.
Refused to date people for publicity just because 20th Century Fox wanted her to.
Left 20th Century Fox because she refused to let them get away with treating her badly and paying her a tiny wage, just because of her “dumb blonde” image.
Was only paid a fraction of her co-star’s wage even though she was the star of the movies and the biggest box office pull, but still went ahead with the movies because she was so passionate about acting.
Studied method acting at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg, who said that she was one of his best students along with Marlon Brando.
Had a personal library of over 500 books and rarely read fiction - she was desperate to learn and educate herself.
Was sexually abused as a child but then went on to encourage the sexual liberation of women in the 1950s. 
One of the first people to speak openly about sexual abuse.
One of the first people to openly support gay rights.
Supported many charities such as the Milk Fund, March of Dimes, Arthritis and Rheumatism foundation.
Donated her time and money to these charities.
Visited orphanages and hospitals on her own time to surprise the people there.
Married one of the greatest literary minds of the 20th century
Suffered two miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy and still put on a brave face for her fans.
Sorry, did you say she wasn’t a role model? 

marilyn is my biggest role model so don’t even go there

and let’s not forget this

Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at the popular Mocambo, in Hollywood, because of her race. Marilyn, who loved her music and supported civil rights, called the owner of the Mocambo and told him that if he booked Ella immediately, she would take a front table every night. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. After that, Ella never had to play in a small jazz club again.
"She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it." - Ella Fitzgerald about Marilyn Monroe

charliehadalittlewolf:

tuhhveit:

elsiesmarina:

themightyquinn666:

sorry everyone

Excuse me.

  • One of the first women to start her own independent production company.
  • Earned her way to stardom without sleeping with executives for roles.
  • Refused to date people for publicity just because 20th Century Fox wanted her to.
  • Left 20th Century Fox because she refused to let them get away with treating her badly and paying her a tiny wage, just because of her “dumb blonde” image.
  • Was only paid a fraction of her co-star’s wage even though she was the star of the movies and the biggest box office pull, but still went ahead with the movies because she was so passionate about acting.
  • Studied method acting at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg, who said that she was one of his best students along with Marlon Brando.
  • Had a personal library of over 500 books and rarely read fiction - she was desperate to learn and educate herself.
  • Was sexually abused as a child but then went on to encourage the sexual liberation of women in the 1950s. 
  • One of the first people to speak openly about sexual abuse.
  • One of the first people to openly support gay rights.
  • Supported many charities such as the Milk Fund, March of Dimes, Arthritis and Rheumatism foundation.
  • Donated her time and money to these charities.
  • Visited orphanages and hospitals on her own time to surprise the people there.
  • Married one of the greatest literary minds of the 20th century
  • Suffered two miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy and still put on a brave face for her fans.

Sorry, did you say she wasn’t a role model? 

marilyn is my biggest role model so don’t even go there

and let’s not forget this

Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at the popular Mocambo, in Hollywood, because of her race. Marilyn, who loved her music and supported civil rights, called the owner of the Mocambo and told him that if he booked Ella immediately, she would take a front table every night. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. After that, Ella never had to play in a small jazz club again.

"She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it." - Ella Fitzgerald about Marilyn Monroe

Feb 03
allahmademequeer:

foxville:


"We’re as different as night and day, Queen Noor."
"On the contrary, I think we’re more alike than you think…"

inspired by this post, about a possible Frozen sequel with a fiery muslim queen… who can control fire. i ship it.
the name Noor, by the way, means light or radiance

lesbian Frozen headcanon featuring a fiesty hijabi? yes please!

allahmademequeer:

foxville:

"We’re as different as night and day, Queen Noor."

"On the contrary, I think we’re more alike than you think…"

inspired by this post, about a possible Frozen sequel with a fiery muslim queen… who can control fire. i ship it.

the name Noor, by the way, means light or radiance

lesbian Frozen headcanon featuring a fiesty hijabi? yes please!
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Feb 01

everyoneisgay:

Please Support: WE EXIST

WE EXIST is an upcoming film that follows the life of Lauren, a person who identifies as gender neutral, as well as the life of others who exist outside the binary gender structure of female and male.

Here’s where you come in:
From January 1, 2014 — March 1, 2014 the creators of WE EXIST are offering an exclusive opportunity to feature YOU in their film. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps!

1. Record a 3-5 second video clip of yourself saying the following statement:

“[First name only]. [Your city/town] . I exist.” (Example: “Lauren. New York City. I exist.”)

2. Next, submit your video via email to Enlist@WeExist.co

3. Lastly, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours once they have reviewed your submission.

Help them out! This is important work!

Jan 31

quote

A boy sprawled next to me on the bus, elbows out, knee pointing sharp into my thigh.
He frowned at me when I uncrossed my legs, unfolded my hands
and splayed out like boys are taught to: all big, loose limbs.
I made sure to jab him in the side with my pretty little sharp purse.
At first he opened his mouth like I expected him to, but instead of speaking up he sat there, quiet, and took it for the whole bus ride.
Like a girl.

Once, a boy said my anger was cute, and he laughed,
and I remember thinking that I should sit there and take it,
because it isn’t ladylike to cause a scene and girls aren’t supposed to raise their voices.
But then he laughed again and all I saw
was my pretty little sharp nails digging into his cheek
before drawing back and making a horribly unladylike fist.
(my teacher informed me later that there is no ladylike way of making a fist.)

When we were both in the principal’s office twenty minutes later
him with a bloody mouth and cheek, me with skinned knuckles,
I tried to explain in words that I didn’t have yet
that I was tired of having my emotions not taken seriously
just because I’m a girl.

Girls are taught: be small, so boys can be big.
Don’t take up any more space than absolutely necessary.
Be small and smooth with soft edges
and hold in the howling when they touch you and it hurts:
the sandpaper scrape of their body hair that we would be shamed for having,
the greedy hands that press too hard and too often take without asking permission.

Girls are taught: be quiet and unimposing and oh so small
when they heckle you with their big voices from the window of a car,
because it’s rude to scream curse words back at them, and they’d just laugh anyway.
We’re taught to pin on smiles for the boys who jeer at us on the street
who see us as convenient bodies instead of people.

Girls are taught: hush, be hairless and small and soft,
so we sit there and take it and hold in the howling,
pretend to be obedient lapdogs instead of the wolves we are.
We pin pretty little sharp smiles on our faces instead of opening our mouths,
because if we do we get accused of silly women emotions
blowing everything out of proportion with our PMS, we get
condescending pet names and not-so-discreet eyerolls.

Once, I got told I punched like a girl.
I told him, Good. I hope my pretty little sharp rings leave scars.

— 'My Perfume Doubles As Mace,' theappleppielifestyle. (via queenofeden)
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Jan 21

genderqueergiraffe:

whimsicqueenie:

LGBT pride series

EDIT: I added Trans and Genderqueer. :D 

Beautiful