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“Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’””

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The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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branwyn-says:

manic-and-panic:

Joseph Fink said we will find out more about the man in the tan jacket in episode 52. #nightvalepanel

SO EXCITING

We will find out but Night Vale will forget. The citizens never remember while we are screaming reminders to the void. IT IS SO BRILLIANT

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discontentramblings:

An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

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my hand slipped

will reblog until this becomes an actual show

Like this??

DONATE TO IT YES

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NBC Is Straight-Washing Constantine

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impostoradult:

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I’m not normally one to be a rabble-rouser, particularly on the internet.

But I really think the fandom forces of tumblr should collectively spam NBC about Constantine, and recent disclosure that they are straight-washing his character. (He’s…

We Aren't Replacing Sterek; We're Leaving a Shitty Show for a Better One: the novel

kedreeva:

Today I saw a subtweet which made an attack against a Sterek shipper who had pointed out that a lot of TW fans were switching to watching ITF. The attacking party said basically that ‘Oh my, it appears that Sterek really can just be replaced with another slash couple!’

I thought…

ircnpatriot:

as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question

does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat

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riskpig:

clara-the-slytherin-graduate:

I find it really interesting that the historical men like Vincent Van Gogh, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon portrayed in Moffat Who are always three dimensional and treated respectfully, while the historical women like Elizabeth the First and Nefertiti, are always love sick idiots drooling over the Doctor.

It almost seems like Moffat cannot take women seriously, even if they ruled nations.

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stayquaint:

***PLEASE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND TAKE TWO MINUTES OF YOUR DAY TO READ THIS AND THEN REBLOG***
I’m sure by now most of you have heard of the awful stuff that has been happening in Palestine. Almost 7,000 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000 and the number continues to grow.  Over 10,000 Palestinian men, women, and children are held in Israeli prisons. Many are tortured and brutally beaten to death - for no reason at all! 
We, as a community, need to get together and try our best to raise awareness of this tragedy - because with that, we can get more help and right now these Palestinians need all the help they can get! 
If you live in the US, the best thing for you to do is to reach out to your state reps and the congress, send them an email about this issue and if enough people keep telling them about this and tell them to raise awareness - they will have to eventually do something about it instead of ignoring it. [The US gives millions in financial/military aid to Israel each year: pressure your representatives to stop playing an active role in Israel’s system of occupation and apartheid] 
Other things you can do to help:
Donate money to deliver much-needed medical supplies and show support and solidarity to the people of Gaza.
GET INFORMED ABOUT THIS CAUSE!!!!! 
Contact elected and other political leaders in your country to urge them to apply pressure to end the attacks. In the US, Contact the State Department at 202.647.5291, the White House 202-456-1111 the Egyptian Embassy 202.895.5400
Support Palestinian farmers and workers by buying gifts and produce directly from the West Bank and Gaza
MORE HERE and HERE
PLEASE, do not ignore this. I am begging you. One simple reblog can lead to a million things, so even if you cannot donate or send an email - just reblog this. These people need our help and we need to start giving it to them. Let’s try and change the world, one step at a time. 

stayquaint:

***PLEASE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND TAKE TWO MINUTES OF YOUR DAY TO READ THIS AND THEN REBLOG***

I’m sure by now most of you have heard of the awful stuff that has been happening in Palestine. Almost 7,000 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000 and the number continues to grow.  Over 10,000 Palestinian men, women, and children are held in Israeli prisons. Many are tortured and brutally beaten to death - for no reason at all! 

We, as a community, need to get together and try our best to raise awareness of this tragedy - because with that, we can get more help and right now these Palestinians need all the help they can get!

If you live in the US, the best thing for you to do is to reach out to your state reps and the congresssend them an email about this issue and if enough people keep telling them about this and tell them to raise awareness - they will have to eventually do something about it instead of ignoring it. [The US gives millions in financial/military aid to Israel each year: pressure your representatives to stop playing an active role in Israel’s system of occupation and apartheid] 

Other things you can do to help:

PLEASE, do not ignore this. I am begging you. One simple reblog can lead to a million things, so even if you cannot donate or send an email - just reblog this. These people need our help and we need to start giving it to them. Let’s try and change the world, one step at a time. 

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If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.

It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American homosexual who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.

It took Brian from confusion and denail, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.

Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.

this looks promising!!

THERE’S AN ASEXUAL CHARACTER ON A TV SHOW RIGHT NOW SPREAD THIS SHIT LIKE WILDFIRE

OMG

I haven’t seen it and doesn’t look like my kind of show, but maybe some of you all would be interested!

HMMMM!

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