“Knuckle-dragging breeder scum need to be taught fear.”

Memorial To Transgender Victim Burned

The memorial to murdered transgender woman Lashai McLean, before and after it was burned in what is believed to be a bias-related crime. Courtesy of: Armando TrullThe memorial to murdered transgender woman Lashai McLean, before and after it was burned in what is believed to be a bias-related crime.

On the corner of 61st and Dix Street NE, Lashai McLean was murdered not too long ago. Friends and supporters adorned a tree near the scene of her murder with a big teddy bear and flowers — a memorial to that victim.

It’s a memorial no longer — it’s been burned up. The only thing that remains are charred flowers and some parts of a teddy bear.

Long-time transgender activist Earline Budd helped created that memorial.

“I’m just torn,” she says. “I’m just grief-stricken. Just the thought that somebody would do something to desecrate a monument, it sends a clear message of such hatred to our community.”

The MPD has sent detectives to the scene. They’ve collected the charred teddy bear as well as the burned flowers and have taken pictures. They may investigate this as a bias-related crime.

Link: http://www.wamu.org/news/11/09/16/memorial_to_transgender_victim_burned

As for the above quote, I felt it had to be included.

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I’ve been disturbed to see dynamics emerge where people create the new poly norm and then hate themselves if they cannot live up to it. If they are not perfect at being non-jealous, non-threatened, and totally delighted by their partners’ exploits immediately then they have somehow failed. I have felt this way myself. Frustrated at how my intellect can embrace this approach to sex and yet my emotional reaction is sometimes enormous and undeniably negative. At times, this has become a new unachievable perfection I use to torture myself, embarrassed even to admit to friends how awful I feel when overcome by jealousy, and becoming increasingly distant from partners as I try to hide these shameful and overwhelming feelings. This doesn’t seem like the radical and revolutionary practice I had hoped for. In fact, it feels all too familiar, like the other traumas of growing up under capitalism—alienation from myself and others, constant insecurity and distrust and fear, self-hatred and doubt and inadequacy.

Dean Spade, For Lovers and Fighters (via tgstonebutch)

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Submissives’ Bill Of Rights

*NOTE* the following is a post that I found online many years ago (back in 04), I know that many who might well read this will disagree with it in part or for all of it, but I am posting this because I wish to do so and because TO ME some of it holds very much true regardless of your dynamic (but again its how I see it and I know other’s have their views on the matter).

A Submissive’s Bill Of Rights

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT . Not only do you have this right ~ you have the right to demand it. Being submissive does not make you a doormat or ANY less of a person then anyone else. The word “SUBMISSIVE” describes you nature and in NO way diminishes you as a human being.You have the right to respect yourself as well.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT: to be proud of what you are and not have feelings of shame and reproach. Your submissive nature is a gift and should always be a source of pride and happiness for not only the Dominant but you as well.

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