“He didn’t feel any pain. He died instantly.” That was how she told me that my father was dead. I was 14.
“I didn’t go out looking for negative characters; I went out looking for people who have a struggle and a fight to tackle. That’s what interests me.”
“You may have lost someone who may have meant different things to you than they did to other people, but at the end of the day you know who they were to you, and perhaps what they meant to your community of queers.”
“We do not know who killed Eric [Lembembe], or why . . . but his friends suspect that in killing him, someone wanted to kill a movement. “
“You’re marching gallantly to your grave Laneia. We all are. We’re all spinning spinning spinning just grazing fingertips on things in hopes we’ll leave a mark. Anyway you should stop opening your mouth so wide when you brush your teeth. Keep those wrinkles down.”
“Now is certainly not the time for the District to start public maneuvering and posturing at the expense of a family facing such a devastating loss.”
“Well, I suppose we have to try to pick up the pieces and make some sort of sense of this tragedy and—you know what? Fuck it, I can’t do this.”
My best friend died one year ago today.
The literary badass and sexual liberation babe passed away last week at 88, and that was how I discovered him.
Sally Ride, a lesbian, the first American woman in space and one of my childhood heroes, died today at the age of 61.
19-year-old Kristene Chapa is recovering (without health insurance) from the shooting that killed her 18-year-old girlfriend. Also, new information from her family and the Portland Police Department.
19-year-old Mollie Judith Olgin and 18-year-old Mary Christine Chapa had only been together for five months when both were shot last weekend. No arrests have been made.
“When everyone else was like, “There’s no such thing as monsters, kid” Sendak was all, “You’re damn right there’s monsters in your bedroom, so you best not give them a reason to eat you.”
“She died / a famous woman / denying // her wounds / denying // her wounds / came / from the same source as her power.”
Whitney Houston, the most awarded female vocalist of all time, was found dead in her hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hilton today. She was 48 years old.
After seven months of trying, Cori got pregnant in August 2011. Today they’ve written on their blog about losing the baby on Christmas Day.
Phillip Parker was 14 years old. He was gay and he lived in Tennessee and now he is dead.
Etta James, crooner of “At Last,” and “The Wallflower,” died today. Etta, you will be missed.
Eric James Borges was 19 years old and he was gay and he worked at The Trevor Project and now he’s dead.
Sad songs say so much.