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What would you do if marrying the person you love meant 14 years in jail? What if something as simple as holding hands with someone of the same sex meant losing your right to health care?14 years in jail? That is the situation LGBT individuals in Nigeria now face following the passage of one of the most punishing anti-gay laws ever seen. Housing Works is standing in solidarity with LGBT Nigeria. That’s why we’re heading to the Nigerian consulate to demand the repeal of this horrific law. But even if you cannot join us you can still join the fight against Nigeria’s harsh anti-LGBT law.
Housing Works is taking action by providing housing, health care, and legal support to LGBT activists from Nigeria, Uganda, and other nations who have come to the U.S. to escape imprisonment and violence for the way they live. To change social norms at home, these individuals must live openly and in safety, so we are doing our part to help them continue their vital advocacy work.
You can help! With you by our side, we will ensure that the hatred and violence Nigerians are facing abroad doesn’t last. Let’s build a sanctuary where love can’t be threatened.
Donate to the project at Housing Works Asylum Project | RocketHub. Every little bit helps!

What would you do if marrying the person you love meant 14 years in jail? What if something as simple as holding hands with someone of the same sex meant losing your right to health care?14 years in jail? That is the situation LGBT individuals in Nigeria now face following the passage of one of the most punishing anti-gay laws ever seen. Housing Works is standing in solidarity with LGBT Nigeria. That’s why we’re heading to the Nigerian consulate to demand the repeal of this horrific law. But even if you cannot join us you can still join the fight against Nigeria’s harsh anti-LGBT law.

Housing Works is taking action by providing housing, health care, and legal support to LGBT activists from Nigeria, Uganda, and other nations who have come to the U.S. to escape imprisonment and violence for the way they live. To change social norms at home, these individuals must live openly and in safety, so we are doing our part to help them continue their vital advocacy work.

You can help! With you by our side, we will ensure that the hatred and violence Nigerians are facing abroad doesn’t last. Let’s build a sanctuary where love can’t be threatened.

Donate to the project at Housing Works Asylum Project | RocketHub. Every little bit helps!

What would you do if marrying the person you love meant 14 years in jail? What if something as simple as holding hands with someone of the same sex meant losing your right to health care?
14 years in jail? That is the situation LGBT individuals in Nigeria now face following the passage of one of the most punishing anti-gay laws ever seen. Housing Works is standing in solidarity with LGBT Nigeria. That’s why on Friday we’re heading to the Nigerian consulate to demand the repeal of this horrific law. (via Love’s Sanctuary)
Join us tomorrow for the Nigerian Global Day of Action. If you can’t make it to the embassy, you can still help.
I know we mostly talk about books and other things here, but this is a reminder of what’s behind everything we do here at the bookstore, which is the advocacy and life-saving services of Housing Works. This fight is important, and you can help. Click the links above for more information about Nigeria.

What would you do if marrying the person you love meant 14 years in jail? What if something as simple as holding hands with someone of the same sex meant losing your right to health care?

14 years in jail? That is the situation LGBT individuals in Nigeria now face following the passage of one of the most punishing anti-gay laws ever seen. Housing Works is standing in solidarity with LGBT Nigeria. That’s why on Friday we’re heading to the Nigerian consulate to demand the repeal of this horrific law. (via Love’s Sanctuary)

Join us tomorrow for the Nigerian Global Day of Action. If you can’t make it to the embassy, you can still help.

I know we mostly talk about books and other things here, but this is a reminder of what’s behind everything we do here at the bookstore, which is the advocacy and life-saving services of Housing Works. This fight is important, and you can help. Click the links above for more information about Nigeria.

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"The preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people. And then we don’t get to really deal with the real lived experiences. The reality of trans people’s lives is that so often we are targets of violence. We experience discrimination disproportionately to the rest of the community. Our unemployment rate is twice the national average; if you are a trans person of color, that rate is four times the national average. The homicide rate is highest among trans women. If we focus on transition, we don’t actually get to talk about those things."

Anonymous asked: John Green voice but with genderqueer and/or lesbians at least in their twenties. Is this a thing that exists?

It totally exists. Although I’m not sure what “John Green voice” is, but here’s a stab:

Terry Castle’s The Professor is non-fiction, but definitely addresses young, non-teen, queer love. The title essay is about Castle’s relationship with a female professor while she was in graduate school.

Are you cool with comics? You might try Calling Dr. Laura, which is partly about weird family issues, but partly about a 22-year-old in a lesbian relationship. It’s also very much about Portland, which is fun. Also Love and Rockets, Alison Bechdel, if you like comics.

It’s almost definitely not John Green voice, but Eileen Myles’ Inferno: a poet’s novel. Give it a shot. Also you should just subscribe to Emily Books.

Any other ideas, Tumblr?

"The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free."

A night of speed dating for ladies seeking ladies who’d rather be judged by their book cover (glasses not required)! Bring your current or favorite book and meet other readers. Hosted by CoverSpy. Tickets are $15 and include a drink (beer or wine) and 10% off all books that night; 100% of proceeds go to Housing Works’ mission to fight homelessness and AIDS. Registration required, so we can make sure there’s someone for everyone to check out (library pun intended). Open to all ages and literary tastes. You will be asked to submit age and some information about your reading preferences with the ticket confirmation information and will be seated according to those details. (via I Like Your Glasses: Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy - Events — Housing Works)
This is TOMORROW! There are still a few spots left, don’t miss your chance at literary love.

A night of speed dating for ladies seeking ladies who’d rather be judged by their book cover (glasses not required)! Bring your current or favorite book and meet other readers. Hosted by CoverSpy. Tickets are $15 and include a drink (beer or wine) and 10% off all books that night; 100% of proceeds go to Housing Works’ mission to fight homelessness and AIDS. Registration required, so we can make sure there’s someone for everyone to check out (library pun intended). Open to all ages and literary tastes. You will be asked to submit age and some information about your reading preferences with the ticket confirmation information and will be seated according to those details. (via I Like Your Glasses: Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy - Events — Housing Works)

This is TOMORROW! There are still a few spots left, don’t miss your chance at literary love.

This week at the bookstore! Pride, music, and novelists!

A handful of tickets left for I Like Your Glasses: Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating this Wednesday! The last installment of this event in February was an absolute blast, attendees told us it was the best speed dating event they’d been to. Get your ticket now!
Illustration and design by the ever-amazing Andrea Sparacio.

A handful of tickets left for I Like Your Glasses: Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating this Wednesday! The last installment of this event in February was an absolute blast, attendees told us it was the best speed dating event they’d been to. Get your ticket now!

Illustration and design by the ever-amazing Andrea Sparacio.

coverspy:

artsparrow:

New poster design + illustration for coverspy:

Join us for some literary speed dating? Pride Week’s coming up, you guys. Actually, you girls.
Registration is required at housingworksbookstore.org.


Congratulations to artsparrow for being a featured artist on Tumblr!
Grateful to have her genius behind the illustration and design of our I Like Your Glasses events…
like THIS one happening later THIS month.

Tickets are limited and going quickly for our queer ladies literary speed dating! The first installment back in February was a blast, register now and don’t miss out.

coverspy:

artsparrow:

New poster design + illustration for coverspy:

Join us for some literary speed dating? Pride Week’s coming up, you guys. Actually, you girls.

Registration is required at housingworksbookstore.org.

Congratulations to artsparrow for being a featured artist on Tumblr!

Grateful to have her genius behind the illustration and design of our I Like Your Glasses events…

like THIS one happening later THIS month.

Tickets are limited and going quickly for our queer ladies literary speed dating! The first installment back in February was a blast, register now and don’t miss out.

coverspy:

Join us for some literary speed dating? Pride Week’s coming up, you guys. Actually, you girls.
Registration is required at housingworksbookstore.org.

Our popular literary speed dating event is back with a special all-ladies pride week edition. Get tickets now, it sold out crazy early last time!

coverspy:

Join us for some literary speed dating? Pride Week’s coming up, you guys. Actually, you girls.

Registration is required at housingworksbookstore.org.

Our popular literary speed dating event is back with a special all-ladies pride week edition. Get tickets now, it sold out crazy early last time!

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