We live in a world where we so often quote figures of the number of the dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and Congo, until they become just that—figures. Each time I read these news articles, I find myself thinking, “What do they dream about in Congo?” “How do they fall in love in Afghanistan?” “How do they resolve family quarrels in Iraq?” “What do they like to eat?”


Of course we must know about the dead and the dying. And of course these figures and facts are essential. But they must, they should coexist with human stories. We should know how people die, but we should also know how they live.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Commonwealth Lecture 2012

On the tremendous importance of human stories and not just “facts.” Adichie is incredible.

(via owning-my-truth)

I did not realize so many look at those numbers and didn’t see three dimensional and varied lives.

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This is very relevant, especially with everything happening in Gaza right now. As people removed from the conflict and especially for those of us, like me, that are not Palestinian ourselves, it is so important that we do not perpetuate the dehumanization and trivialization of every single Palestinian life as the death toll from the Israeli massacre grows. Even as we report the statistics, we must always reflect on the humanity and three dimensionality of these lives. We must mediate on the fullness of their being, which does include pain and suffering under Israel’s blockade, racial apartheid and brutal genocidal policies, but these are lives that also include love, joy, family, friends and more. We cannot reduce these people to statistics and 1D portraits of pain and suffering. We cannot strip them of their agency further by splaying graphic photographs of their bodies across the net and our front pages “to make a point.” We cannot perpetuate white supremacy ourselves by reducing Palestinians into a single amalgamated mass of suffering, dying black and brown bodies with no agency beyond their pain. All of this is fundamentally disempowering, dehumanizing and wrong.

I love the way that Adichie frames all of this up perfectly and succinctly with this quote, and it’s one that I’m so glad that I stumbled back across by chance as the brutal genocidal violence of the racist Zionist state of Israel pushes the Palestinian death toll ever higher. As they take even more lives.

And as we put out prayers and thoughts with the Palestinian people in this time of tremendous difficulty, it is so important that we also maintain perspective and interrogate ourselves to ensure that we are not partaking in the same forces of dehumanization ourselves as people trying to be “allies.”

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queersinhistory:

AUDRE LORDE 1934-1992

Author, poet, feminist, and self-described warrior. She was born to Caribbean immigrants in Harlem and began writing poetry at a young age. Her childhood, years of sexual awakening, and experiences of the gay scene in 1950s Greenwich Village are detailed in her beautiful 1982 novel Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, which she called a “biomythography.” In addition to inventing genres, she also contributed to modern feminist thought by asserting that her dual identities as black and lesbian were intertwined, and by criticizing feminists in the 60s who ignored the racial and sexual divides that exist among women. She was the New York State Poet Laureate from 1991 until her death the following year, after a long battle with cancer.

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meloetta:

"text me when you get home so i know you’re safe" kinda people are the people i wanna be around

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“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”
— Anne Herbert (via observando)
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QPoC Housing Resources and Initiatives: an incomplete list

Hello everyone! This is an incomplete list of LGBTQ shelters/initiatives that provide housing as well as assistance to LGBTQ PoC/ QPoC. If there are any shelters/initiatives I have left off please add them to this list, and then please let me know. While this list covers all 50 states in the U.S., please feel free to add the ones from your country, territories, or place of origin. We need as much as we can get. Thank you.

List of states in the U.S. and all Shelters (Please add more):

Alabama

http://www.glbtays.org/

HUNTSVILLE HOST HOME PROGRAM

Alaska

COVENANT HOUSE

http://www.identityinc.org/

American Samoa

Arizona

EON

TUMBLEWEED - GREEN HOUSE PROJECT 

HOMELESS YOUTH PROJECT (HYP)

Arkansas

LUCIE’S PLACE



California

SUNBURST YOUTH HOUSING CENTER

JEFF GRIFFITH YOUTH CENTER

HOMELESS YOUTH ALLIANCE

LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES

THE ARK OF REFUGE
Phone: 415-861-6566
Email: info@arkofrefuge.org

The Ark of Refuge runs a 15 person transitional living facility specifically targeting LGBTQ young adults in San Francisco.

www.laglc.convio.net

www.thecentersd.org

www.bienestar.org/eng/page/114/LGBT-Youth.html

www.thecentersd.org/programs/youth-services/hillcrestyouth-

center.html

Colorado

TWO-SPIRIT SOCIETY OF DENVER

URBAN PEAK COLORADO SPRINGS

RAINBOW ALLEY

www.glbtcolorado.org

LA GENTE UNIDA

La Gente Unida is an organization serving the needs of

LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos in the Denver and Colorado

Area.

PO Box 11714

Denver, CO 80211

Phone: 303-831-6086

www.twospiritnce.net

Connecticut

THE CONNECTICUT COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS

Delaware

MINISTRY OF CARING

SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH ASSISTANCE LEAGUE (SMYAL)

www.sunserve.org

www.zebrayouth.org

District of Columbia

http://www.wandaalstonhouse.org/About-Us.html

www.smyal.org

www.amplifyyourvoice.org

Florida

ALSO OUT YOUTH (SARASOTA)

Georgia

http://lostnfoundyouth.org/

CHRIS KIDS RAINBOW PROJECT (ATLANTA)

UNION MISSION

THE RAINBOW PROGRAM

Guam

Hawaii

HALE KIPA, INC

Idaho

THE COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.

www.yadiversity.org

Illinois

EL RESCATE

http://projectfiercechicago.org/ (read more about them here)

BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER

THE NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD

OPEN DOOR YOUTH CENTER (BLOOMINGTON)

TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS

www.affinity95.org

Indiana

INDIANA YOUTH GROUP (INDIANAPOLIS)

http://www.1800runaway.org/ (National Runaway Switchboard)

Iowa

IOWA HOMELESS YOUTH CENTERS (DES MOINES)

UNITED ACTION FOR YOUTH (GLBTQ&A YOUTH GROUP) (IOWA CITY)

www.ozonehouse.org



Kansas

Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City

Kentucky

THE RUTH’S HOUSE

Louisiana

COVENANT HOUSE

DROP-IN CENTER

Maine

SHALOM HOUSE INC.

Maryland

Fellowship of Lights: Runaway and Homeless Youth
Phone: (410) 285-7496
Email: info@fellowshipoflights.org

Fellowship of Lights provides emergency housing and supportive assistance for foster care involved and homeless and runaway youth, ages 12-17 in two shelter facilities, and operates after school programs for elementary and middle school aged children and youth in Baltimore City.

Massachusetts

WALTHAM HOUSE

JUSTICE RESOURCE INITIATIVE-HEALTH

YOUTH ON FIRE

Michigan

RUTH ELLIS CENTER (HIGHLAND PARK)

OZONE HOUSE (ANN ARBOR)

Minnesota

YOUTHLINK: PROJECT OFFSTREETS DROP IN CENTER (MINNEAPOLIS)

YOUTHLINK: YOUTH HOUSING MINNEAPOLIS)

DISTRICT 202 (MINNEAPOLIS)

AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

THE BRIDGE FOR YOUTH

CRISIS CONNECTION

FACE TO FACE 

shadesofyellow.org/

Mississippi

HATTIESBURG SAFE PLACE

VICKSBURG SAFE PLACE

WEST POINT SAFE PLACE

Missouri

RAINBOW HOUSE

OZARKS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

SYNERGY SERVICES: EMERGENCY SHELTER

Montana

WESTERN MONTANA COMMUNITY CENTER

Montana Gender Alliance

Nebraska

RAINBOW OUTREACH METRO OMAHA GLBT CENTER, GLBT CENTER YOUTH PROGRAM 

Nevada

STREET TEENS

NEVADA PARTNERSHIP FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

New Hampshire

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS

TRANSGENDER NEW HAMPSHIRE (TG-NH)

Manchester Outright

Concord Outright

New Jersey

ANCHOR HOUSE

CROSSROADS PROGRAMS, INC

www.pridecenter.org

www.aaogc.org/programs

New Mexico

YOUTH SHELTERS AND FAMILY SERVICES

New York

THE ALI FORNEY CENTER (AFC) HEADQUARTERS

GREEN CHIMNEYS CHILDREN’S SERVICES, INC

HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE

THE DOOR (MANHATTAN)

MCCNY HOMELESS YOUTH SERVICES

STREETWORK PROJECT 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION ALTERNATIVES FOR TEENS (BROOKLYN)

PRIDE FOR YOUTH

THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT

www.alp.org

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

of Color community organizing center, focusing on the

New York City area.

Brooklyn

85 S. Oxford Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: 718-596-0342

Manhattan

147 W. 24th Street, 3rd floor

New York, NY 10011-1911

Phone: 212-463-0342

Email: alpinfo@alp.org

www.bronxpride.org

www.homelessyouthservices.org

SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT

www.srlp.org

Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides free legal services to

transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming lowincome

people and people of color. It represents and

advises clients in a variety of contexts.

147 West 24th Street, 5th floor

New York, NY 10011

Phone: 212-337-8550

Toll Free: 866-930-3283 Fax: 212-337-1872

Email: info@srlp.org

North Carolina

WRENN HOUSE

www.angelfire.com/nc/nclambda/

www.havenhousenc.org

North Dakota

Youthworks (Bismarck-Mandan Area)

Phone: 701-255-6909 (24-hour Crisis Line)

1 877 837 1801 (toll-free)

Email: youthworks@midconetwork.com

Youthworks is a resource for homeless youth in North Dakota. The Bismarck location has a peer mediation program, a cultural achievement program, and a Turnabout program for those at risk.  They also provide services to runaway and homeless youth including individual, family counseling and mediation; group counseling; attendant care; juvenile diversion; transitional housing; support groups; emergency food, clothing and shelter; advocacy; crisis intervention and emancipation preparation

YOUTHWORKS(Fargo-Moorhead Area)
Phone: 701 232 8558 (for 24-hour Crisis Line, press 2 during message)

1 877 897 1213 (toll-free)

Email: youthworks@ideaone.net

Youthworks is a resource for homeless youth in North Dakota, with drop in-hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  They also provide services to runaway and homeless youth including individual, family counseling and mediation; group counseling; attendant care; juvenile diversion; transitional housing; support groups; emergency food, clothing and shelter; advocacy; crisis intervention and emancipation preparation.



Northern Marianas Islands

Ohio

HUCK HOUSE

KALEIDOSCOPE YOUTH CENTER

Oklahoma

YOUTH SERVICES FOR OKLAHOMA COUNTY, INC.

POSITIVE TOMORROWS

Oregon

OUTSIDE IN

Pennsylvania

THE HARVARD SQUARE HOMELESS SHELTER

ATTIC YOUTH CENTER 

FOYER

THE VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE

THE LEHIGH VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE

THE VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE SHELTER – BUCKS COUNTY

BURROWES STREET YOUTH HAVEN

www.lcfsinpa.org

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

CROSSROADS

RHODE ISLAND COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

South Carolina

SEAHAVEN

TIME OUT YOUTH

South Dakota

HELPLINE CENTER

CENTER FOR EQUALITY

Tennessee

SAFE HAVEN

JUST US

OASIS CENTER

Texas

LIFEWORKS

PROMISE HOUSE

Utah

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA UTAH’S HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER

HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER

DIXIE CARE AND SHARE

Vermont

SPECTRUM Youth & Family Services

RU12 COMMUNITY CENTER

Virginia

GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF RICHMOND 

VIRGINIA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS

Virgin Islands

Washington

LA-BA-TE-YAH YOUTH HOME COMMUNITY

YOUTH CARE

LAMBERT HOUSE (SEATTLE)

West Virginia

DAYMARK

RAINBOW COMMUNITY CENTER

Wisconsin

YOUTH SOS WISCONSIN

PROJECT Q (MILWAUKEE)

Wyoming

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING RAINBOW RESOURCE CENTER

WYOMING COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

WIND RIVER COUNTRY INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH

Wind River Country Initiative for Youth is an alliance of

LGBTQ and allied people of Native American and

Caucasian ancestry who work to address multiple

oppressions at the local level.

Email: info@uglw.org



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Tumblrs dedicated to LGBTQ Housing.:

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Source Citations Page and Additional Readings, Master posts, etc.

Note: These resources are lengthy and span all corners of LGBTQ homelessness. If you feel that these resources aren’t comprehensive enough, or if you would like to add your own, please let me know.

http://pinkessence.com/page/transgender-friendly-homeless-shelters

http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/HomelessYouth.pdf

http://www.aliforneycenter.org/?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1001

http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/fs_resources-for-lgbtq-youth-by-state_1.pdf

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exgynocraticgrrl:



Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)



And 34 years later we are still here.
queerfabulousmermaid:

exgynocraticgrrl:



Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)



And 34 years later we are still here.
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exgynocraticgrrl:



Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)



And 34 years later we are still here.
“We Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip call on conscientious people all over the world to act, protest and intensify the boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel until it ends this murderous attack on our people and is held to account.”

In case you were wondering what Gazans want you to do in order to help. 

We call for a final end to the crimes and oppression against us. We call for:

  • Arms embargos on Israel, sanctions that would cut off the supply of weapons and military aid from Europe and the United States on which Israel depends to commit such war crimes;
  • Suspension of all free trade and bilateral agreements with Israel such as the EU-Israel Association agreement;
  • Boycott, divestment and sanctions, as called for by the overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society in 2005

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Also, a statement from just the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, “To the people of the free world and to the Arab people we ask you all to show greater even greater solidarity through events, and apply more pressure on your Governments to provide real support to the struggle of our people and for the accountability of the Zionist war criminals.”

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“The true ideological power of capital is that it is able to portray itself, and not the sweat of labour that enabled it to come into being in the first place, as the real enabling force in contemporary society.”
— Ian Buchanan, Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus p. 62 (via post-makhno)

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“If you make a Civil Rights movie and white people like it, it wasn’t a great movie.”
— Chris Rock opening the BET Awards (via christel-thoughts)

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Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Various Illustrations
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.

medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Leo and Diane Dillon

Various Illustrations

Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.

There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.

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