sissydudeomen2:

(via SISSYDUDE LOVES: PRIVATE BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! (via Dusti C))

Private Birthday Party is a private collection of found photographic slides that depict Kansas City’s early drag ball culture throughout the 1950s and 1960s. With over 200 images, this collection is a rare, important look into the rich history of mid-century drag ball culture in middle America.

Thanks Dusti Cunningham!

more pics HERE @ PRIVATE BIRTHDAY PARTY

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gaywrites:

"Considering our project is housed in Harlem, we want to make sure that we not only point out how deplorable Pastor Manning’s hate speech is, but that we also respond to this hatred with overwhelming love and acceptance. Our hope is to make sure that the community we love and work in is welcoming to same-gender-loving individuals. Often Black men and their same-sex partners are pushed to the fringes of society and forced to endure ignorance and hatred alone. Our project is dedicated to making sure that folks do not continue to feel this way. We want to empower Black men and their same-sex partners to express their #loveeverywhere."

Responding To Harlem’s Anti-Gay Pastor With Love And Beauty | Eric E. Arnold, coordinator of Connect ‘N Unite at the National Institutes of Health 

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mekhismind:

guildhall:

Sweet Lad, Tender Lad

A Pictorial History of Afro-American Gay Couples

Sweet lad, tender lad,
Have no shame, you’re mine for good;
We share a sole insurgent fire,
We live in boundless brotherhood.

I do not fear the gibes of men;
One being split in two we dwell,
The kernel of a double nut
Embedded in a single shell.

(From ‘Imitation of the Arabic’ by Afro-Russian poet, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin)

Absolutely LOVE this.