Books turn me on. Some girls spend all there money on high heels or lingerie, my weakness is books. The scent, thickness and texture of the pages. The dogeared corners, the bath water and coffee stained paper backs, insides inscribed to me, to my lovers, past owners marking the books past. I surround myself with books that tell the story of who I am, artists that I admire, stories that turn me on, authors that inspire me. Stacks of books, towers of books, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Chas Ray Krider, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski. Open me up. Turn me on. And read to me.
—Madison Young, Bibliophile on Perversions of Lesbian Lust
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Survey of Tumblr Queer Community
Sorry to bother, but I figured this would help get as much publicity as possible.
I am trying to get basic demographic information about the queer tumblr community. Unfortunately I was a little limited on questions (only 10) but in my survey, I’m including aromantic, aces, demisexuals, etc. And fuck anyone who doesn’t consider them to be in the queer community cause I sure as hell do, and I’m a sociologist (as in, I’m getting a degree in and going to grad school within a few years). So booyah.
It’s not a bother at all!
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Doing Drag in Wal-Mart and Other Stories of Rural Queer Youth
Rural youth and young adults definitely travel beyond their small towns to larger cities to recreate the sense of being in the majority (and just to find dates!) but their day-to-day lives gives them fewer tools on hand to build an identity that approximates what they see in popular media. And, at the end of the day, many of the youth I met were trying to achieve queer identities that looked like what they saw on television or in film.
The hard part was that rural places, if depicted at all, are not part of that queer achievement. Small towns and rural communities play out like evil characters (think Deliverance or Boys Don’t Cry or Brokeback Mountain). So young people in Rural America have to enact their identities in ways that don’t disparage their small towns so much so that they become inhospitable. In that regard, popular media has left them little they can use.
I need to get my hands on this woman’s book.
I No Longer Give A Shit
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