Laverne Cox goes nude for Allure magazine
It was an outstanding and long overdue announcement. A woman given a prominent role on the football field. Maybe not as a player, but as an official. While it’s hard to not look at the move in a cynical way, and assume the NFL is partly doing it for the PR, I don’t want to take away what Sarah Thomas has accomplished. She has the accolades and the experience. Even if the NFL is doing this for PR, she still deserves it and she is still a monumental achievement in a sport fueled by testosterone. This is a landmark moment, as silly as it sounds. She’s a pioneer.
When a moment like this comes I worry about what I’m going to say. What will my stamp on the moment be? When we look back upon this moment years from now, what will my statement be? I need to handle this with maturity and class. Clearly, there was only one thing to do.
Make a disgusting poop joke.
I’m an adult!
The popular ‘Mens Health’ magazine are currently running a competition for one of their readers to be featured on the cover of one of their upcoming issues, allowing anyone to go onto their site and vote for their favourite contestant.
The good news is that one of the men in the running is Aydian Dowling, a transgender man. And even better, he’s winning!
Not only does Aydian deserve to win, but having a transgender man on the cover of ‘Men’s Health’ will be a massive step for transgender visibility and acceptance.
Yes, Aydian is currently winning, but we need to make sure he maintains his lead. Please, everyone go to their website by clicking on the link below, share this with everyone you know and let’s make sure Aydian ends up where he deserves to be.
Left my undergrad university with a bang by revealing my secret identity on graduation day… One of the more awesome experiences of my life ;P
Paid too much money for these pictures, but I couldn’t pass it up!
Never posted them online, so I’ll just leave these here… (no copycats!)
black people real life super heroes tbh
That’s dope as hell.
My online shopping experience with girl clothes. Lesson learned: never
buy any new girl clothing online without trying it on in person.
Alana Dee Haynes
The Patriots star tight end said in a release, “If you want to be a chiseled 6-foot-6-inch All-Pro football player who makes big money to score touchdowns and win Super Bowls, and if you like to have just as much fun with your family and enjoying life, then this book is for you!”
Yeah, there’s no way Gronk is actually writing that himself. Let it be known that I absolutely volunteer to ghostwrite the Gronk autobiography. I can weave a series of drunken porn star hookups and SportsNation appearances into a compelling narrative, you’ll see.
Though if the publisher decides to pass on me, I’ll totally understand if they take PFT Commenter’s idea:
It should just be in Mad Lib form. “Then I drank a hundred (brand of light beers) and woke up in the morning with (STD) next to (porn star) while (name of one of my brothers) was in the kitchen butt funneling long island ice teas.
Hmmm. I’m gonna go with Natty Ice, Gonorrhea, Mia Khalifa and Chris.
its time for the tantrum hole
You are dealing with something special. You’re dealing with something dangerous. It could be great or potentially disastrous.
At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags – but they also carry knives, brass knuckles and mace. They’re known on the streets as the Check It – an African-American gang struggling to survive in some of the most violent neighborhoods of Washington DC. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth, they’ve been shot, stabbed, and raped. Once victims, they’ve now turned the tables, and they’re fighting back. Started in 2005 by a group of bulled 9th graders, today these 14-22 year old gang members all have long rap sheets riddled with various street crimes and many have done time in jail.
They’ve been damaged and hurt.
CHECK IT is an intimate portrait of four childhood friends as they claw themselves out of gang life through an unlikely avenue: fashion. Led by an ex-convict named “Mo”, the Check It members are now creating their own clothing label, putting on fashion shows and working stints as runway models. But breaking the cycle of poverty and violence they’ve grown up in is a daunting task. So when they’re not taking small steps forward on the catwalk, they too often take massive steps backwards. Many spend their days and nights fighting, stealing, selling drugs. Many will end up in jail – or worse.
On the flip side, they’re seeing a glimmer of hope now.
We live in an age where gay bashing worldwide is increasingly met with zero tolerance, but in these kid’s neighborhoods and many others like it, it happens with mind-numbing regularity and no media coverage. The Check It is one small gang in one city, but it reflects a national issue. Being gay in poor, violent African-American neighborhoods carries a dangerous stigma. For the Check It and those like them, standing up for who they are is more than an issue of gay pride. It’s literally risking their lives.
Life for the Check It can be brutal, but for the leaders of the 200-plus crew – Skittles, Tray, Day Day, and Alton – it’s also one full of hope and an indomitable resiliency. At its heart, CHECK IT explores the undying friendship that exists between these kids: an unbreakable bond that is tested every day as they fight to stand up for who they are in a community relentlessly trying to beat them down. These kids and their lives are utterly unique, but ultimately their story – and this film – is a universal one about hope and redemption against all odds.
Most trans people who have found some satisfaction in life will tell you we needed a hand to get there.
They’ve already raised $60K on Indiegogocan you chip in too? Let’s show CHECK IT some love.
Apollonia Saintclair 563 - 20150403 Le rite de passage (The prom night)
Yes, IPA is good too. But If a bar boasts 43 beers on tap and 35 are IPAs I get a little bored. And when a brewery’s Barley Wine has more IBUs than half the IPAs on tap at a bar, I get a little irritated.
Warning for auto-play in links
[Raeen Roes/ Angel Haze] - Hip hop, rap
[Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!] - Punk rock
[Gerard Way] - Pop punk
[The Shondes] - Alternative
[Kokumo] - Classical
[Schmekel] - Punk/alternative
[Good Asian Drivers] - Alternative
[Butch County] - Hard rock
[Heidi Barton Stink] - Rap
[La Roux] - Pop/electronic
[Ruby Rose] - Electronic/pop
[JD Samson] - Electronic/alternative
[Kieran Strange] - Alternative/pop punk
[Rae Spoon] - Indie rock/ folk punk
[Jayne County] - Indie
[Steam Powered Giraffe] - Alternative
[Antony and the Johnsons] - Art pop/classical
[Geo Wyeth] - Classical/art
[Evan Greer] - Folk punk
[The Cliks] - Indie
[Rosanonymous] - Indie/punk
[Rocco Katastrophe] - Hip hop
[Jordaan Mason] - Undefined genre
greatest headline ever.
Obama administration sanctioned Homosexual chemtrail missions are being flown over Indiana. Reports of homosexual outbreaks have increased since 0657 Eastern time. It remains unconfirmed if the plane pictured is Air Force One itself flying over Indiana and leaking homosexual-inducing chemtrails on the male population.
Homosexuality is spreading in Indiana. Only one day after Indiana Governor Mike Pence tried to protect Christian businesses from onslaughts of gay customers, it seems Obama has ordered an increase in homosexual chemtrail missions to be flown over the state.
Families awoke to horror early Friday morning, married men in a daze. One woman from Brownsburg said she woke up at 5:30 due to awkward noises coming from her husband’s office study. When she peaked in she saw him ‘looking at gay internet websites and being stimulated by them.”
The woman’s testimony matches that in other regions where homosexual chemtrail missions are being flown. The CDC estimates that for every 100 men, five are admitted gay. But recently there is a new statistic showing that an incredible 48 out of 100 men are secretly or agnostic gay.
This confusing increase in homosexuality is directly related to the homosexual chemtrail missions. The Obama Administration has turned Soviet-era bioweapons, designed to turn enemy armies gay, into an aerosol vapor whose ethyrs are very similar to crystal meth.
While the fashionable carnival glass, rainbow colored appearance is not intentional, it does serve as an almost ominous, symbolic warning go straight men: homosexuality is literally being rained down from the sky and upon them. Men are no longer in full control of their homosexuality, they are no longer free to make the choice 100% for themselves.This new chemical warfare is giving them a higher proclivity for homosexuality. Many more women in Indiana will find their husbands looking at lurid gay internet sites or if they check their phone history, may see they are trying to get a Craigslist or Grindr hook-up.
Today many men are protesting Governor Pence and do not even know why they are doing it. Why are they so mad at the governor for trying to protect the greater Indianapolis area from becoming a Sodomy-Megalopolis, something we’ve seen happen time and time again on the East coast.
Several sources indicate they believe they saw Air Force One itself flying over Indiana, squirting out the rainbow-colored gas vapor that could very well turn many more men to homosexuality.
The mists of homosexual chemtrails coalesces with natural water vapor in the sky, then eventually come closer to the ground as breathable air.
While the colors of the homosexual inducing chemtrails is alluring, perhaps like a carnival glass of which gay love to use to decorate their spacious, modern homes, the effects of breathing it are inimitable: sudden primal urge for foreign testosterone, increased appetite for deep sarcasm and satiating one’s most innate wanton desires.
The chemtrails form mini cyclones when mixing with the air, then shoot down in a stream to the land. Men are breathing these chemicals into their lung and becoming increasingly confused on their homosexuality, having trouble fighting off urges to experiment with their new desires.
Cadbury Creme Egg season is here again at last. What better way to celebrate the return of one of our all-time favorite seasonal treats than with… an… absolute nightmare of chocolate, fondant and an itty-bitty Chestburster? This awesomely terrifying, yet somehow still tantalizing Weyland-Yutani Chestburster Creme Egg is the work of Ghoulia Childs, who excels at combining horror films with tasty food.
We strongly suggest declining this dangerous treat. There are plenty of other Cadbury Eggs out there this time of year and no one wants to see Weyland-Yutani develop a Cadbury Creme Facehugger. Or do we?
Feminist Hayat Rachi has launched a new line of lingerie named Neon Moon to combat what she believes is a growing trend amongst womens underwear to objectify and sexualise the female body.
The Neon Moon collection will launch with it’s first line, Mon Dieo, and will be free of wiring, cleavage enhancing padding and will be made from sustainable bamboo fabric as ‘lace and satin mold to the wearers body, which might highlight curves’. Rachi has described the new brand as being ‘designed for women of all body types, including women who embrace pubic, leg and underarm hair’.
‘Instead of succumbing to the body shaming, sexualised and objectified lingerie on the market, I used my frustration to start my own brand,’ Rachi explained. ‘Not everything is about being sexy or being objectified by the male gaze.’
‘I find it difficult to find a lingerie brand that shared the same ethos as myself: empowerment, body confidence and the non-objectification of women.’
As well as creating a new range of underwear that does against the physical ‘objectification of women’ Rachi also hand picked the models for the brand, ‘women who support healthier and natural bodies rather than standard fashion models’.
Rachi funded Neon Moon with a kickstarter campaign that despite not ending until April 10th, has already received 181 backers and passed her $5,000 goal.
‘I’m absolutely elated with the result. I genuinely couldn’t fathom reaching the $5,000 goal with 18 days left. I’ve been so blessed by the support received from women, men, transgender and non-binary people’s generosity.’
Rachi credits her goals being met so quickly thanks to people agreeing that women are often overly sexualised by the lingerie industry.
Neon Moon will allow women the option to choose the type of underwear they wish to use, and importantly it gives feminists a positive representation within the lingerie industry. Hopefully this new band will act as an alternative for those that choose it though, rather than as another way of using the slut/virgin complex to further divide the feminist community.
Yes, the lingerie industy does definietly sexualise their products and the women it uses to model them, and some lingerie is made solely for the enjoyment of those looking at it (male or female), but that does not necessarily mean that flipping it completely on its head is the best solution.
I think it’s important to recognise the good work that Rachi is doing with Neon Moon, but it is also vital to not condemn any woman who does not choose to use it, but prefers ‘sexy’ lingerie.
There is already enough infighting amongst feminist communities over how women should present themselves and how sexualised they should allow themselves to be seen that I sincerely hope that Neon Moon, and other such brands that will hopefully follow, are not used as ammunition in this debate.
If someone chooses to wear Neon Moon underwear then that should be celebrated, if someone wants to wear a lacy thong then that too should be celebrated. Women need to stand together as a united force, hopefully this new brand will not be used to prevent that.
oh tiny adorable HP Lovecraft
Shaenon: More art for a project that may or may not ever happen. This was a planned collaboration with my friend Jason Thompson, master of H.P. Lovecraft comics. Mostly I think he wanted to make me draw Edwardian stuff.
Channing: Ooh! Ooh! Do August Derleth! We Wisconsinites have few enough favorite sons who aren’t radical communist witch-hunters or serial killers, might as well give Augie some love.
Australian street artist Astrotwitch launched “Queer the Streets" last year based on the idea that, as they wrote on Tumblr, all the “queer community needs is simply for more people to know that they exist.” Their works are incredible — and every one has the potential to create a change.
Holy crap! I’m so glad the artists information is with this art, because it’s incredible. We need more people making art like this. It’s inspiring and thought provoking. Well done!
^^ I agree.
Crowbar Hanners is my hero
First, I want to remind everyone that this awesome trans community has survived the likes of Zoey Tur and it will, no doubt, do so again. But in the meantime, to keep the rest of us from going mad, we’ve got a new drinking game. (Non drinkers, feel free to substitute with chocolate.)
& Yes, there are rules:
incorrect pronouns when referring to other trans people
image of putting on make up
Double drink for:
being amazed that people interrupt her/other loss of privilege
Rocky Horror allusion, even unintentional
insulting well-respected trans women of color
denying rights to younger trans people based on genital status
Suggestions are more than welcome to complete this one. Check out Monica Roberts’ take-down for ideas.
Steel Beams: Only against the Jets, because Jets can’t melt players made of Steel Beams
Chip Kelly has made a lot of news this past week what with probably being half insane and not following typical NFL conventions when it comes to player dealings (I picture Roger Goodell in his office, a picture of Chip on the whiteboard. He circles him with a red marker and turns to the owners: “We need to keep our eye on this one, he’s trouble”)
Most of the jokes have come at the expense of the Oregon ducks, stating Chip is trying to simply re-create the Eagles into his Oregon team, which would make a lot of sense because they both know something about never winning a national championship. But people aren’t looking at the true link between all of Chip’s recent acquisitions.
Kiko Alonso: 16 games missed last season due to an ACL tear, 2nd in his football career overall.
Sam Bradford: Has had one healthy season in 5, his Rookie year, probably tearing his knee apart right this second.
DeMarco Murray: Has missed significant time with injury over the course of his career that apparently everyone forgot about because he spent last year barely getting touched behind the best line in football.
Walter Thurmond: Spent his one season with the Giants on IR after two games.
Ryan Mathews: has been off and on, and by off and on I mean off and on pain medication for his injuries.
Byron Maxwell: Actually pretty healthy guy but has probably had his heart broken several times so he counts.
The link is painful injury. All these guys are in rehab or will probably end up in rehab. For their bodies. And their Valium addictions. However, since Chip took over Philly, the Eagles have been one of the healthiest teams in the league. Some people think that health is random, as any tackle could ruin you, but maybe Chip knows something we don’t. In fact, he absolutely does. The secret is his protein shakes. So, because I’m a Giants fan who hates the Eagles with every fiber of my being, I took it upon myself to investigate these shakes and tell every team in the league how to make the patented Chip Kelly Protein Shake. As Dr. Steve Brule would say, “For your health”
Pretty self explanatory. 3 tons of concrete will just slow you down but 1 ton of concrete? Please.
Take the kale, carrots, milk, dirt, pubes, paprika, blood, and laxatives and blend them together on high. Then place the mixture and the cockroaches in a slow cooker. Make sure the cockroaches are still alive. Turn the slow cooker on high and place it in the dishwasher. As the dishwasher runs, use your bone saw to cut up the bear. Take the bear chunks and throw it into a pit in your backyard with the concrete and adamantium. Then take the backhoe and jackhammer and go to town.
Melt the Steel Beams and pour it over the backyard mixture. Take the dishwasher slow cooked stew mix and pour it over that. Set the entire thing on fire. Let it burn for 3 days. Backhoe the mixture out and dump it back in the blender. Blend. Dump uranium in there. I didn’t include uranium in the ingredient list because uranium is something everyone should already have in their spice rack.
Blend for five hours and watch the Hulk. Voila, Chip Kelly Health Shake. Enjoy your new found health!