Queer Self-Defense Fund

This blog is an ode to resistance and is run by a qtpoc. These pages contain images and stories involving graffiti, public sex, defending you and yours, breaking shit, protesting, surviving, self love, confronting those who've got it coming, reading and shade, and general badassery in the face of oppression. You will also find accessories with a violent aesthetic, call outs, petitions, info about oppression, calls to action, and donation/assistance requests from queer and trans people experiencing marginalization on multiple axes and/or crisis.

Submit your pictures, art, advice, anecdotes, fiction or nonfiction, as long as it's vicious. We also post and accept stuff that isn't specifically queer, but that is about marginalized folk fighting back against their oppressors. Your submission won't be posted if your project is all white, is an all inclusive trans* project that is completely afab, links grrlhood with vaginas, ovaries, etc(cuz that shit's transmisogynist, y'all), or promotes nonconsensual sexual violence.

If we post or reblog something of yours and you would like us to take it down, please let us know.

If you want to have a serious conversation, please don't try to do it anonymously. I won’t be upset with you and I won’t publish our conversation if you don’t want me to. I just don’t want to indulge in long arguments with anonymous folk on this page.


The Queer Self Defense Fund is a project meant to assist broke queers and trans people with obtaining pepper spray and other self defense items by request.

Send an ask if you need free pepper spray. We will be sending them out as donations come in, prioritizing queer and trans poc and people with disabilities. We need proof that you’re 18, and we have to follow these rules.









17th May 2014

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Hello there. The following is an incomplete list of Domestic Violence shelters for Queer and Trans* People of Color in all 50 United States. This list will also contain reading resources with tools for addressing abuse and domestic violence in queer communities.

March of Tigers - QPoC Domestic Violence Resources and Literature

Signal boosting this project that March of Tigers is leading. I won’t reblog the whole list because (luckily) it’s huge but do click through the link and check it out. Also, support March of Tigers by either further helping spread awareness of this resource or by contributing with further data.

(via redlightpolitics)

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17th May 2014

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athousandchurches:

[tweet from hari kondabolu: the word “white” makes some white people cringe because they’re used to just being “people.” some of us aren’t that lucky. #privilege]

athousandchurches:

[tweet from hari kondabolu: the word “white” makes some white people cringe because they’re used to just being “people.” some of us aren’t that lucky. #privilege]

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16th May 2014

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glamourweaver:

Yvette Nicole Brown wrote this joke based on actual experience with directors who didn’t want to use the word “sassy”  but 100% wanted her to play it sassier.

Tagged: gif warning

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10th April 2014

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glitterlion:

Nothing is gained by coddling white people. Nothing is gained by assuming that they can’t educate themselves.

Nothing is gained by people of color tearing ourselves open and breaking down who we are into comfortable consumable bits so that white people can feel comfortable knowing us, so that white people can be something better.

Because the result is not our liberation. They will not make the decision to challenge this system in a way that eradicates the power that they hold in whiteness.

The sacrifice is too painful, too great, and it leaves us empty and broken.

10th April 2014

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head’s up

glitterlion:

pretty much every single white person you have ever idolized is probably a sack of white supremacist shit.

10th April 2014

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Some Reflections on Gaybigaygay →

labrujamorgan:

TW: Sexual assault, rape, anti-blackness, transmisogyny

Yesterday was Gaybigaygay, Austin’s ostensibly queer South By Southwest event. It is an all day event that comprises of queer bands and queer djs.

It is definitely a mostly white space but I always go with a huge qpoc contingent. We laid…

Tagged: rape twsexual assault tw

10th April 2014

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quitfirst:

An interview with lesbian Stonewall veteran Stormé DeLarverie

The conversation turned to the night in June of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn where she made history. Quite a few friends, writers and historians over the years have identified her as the tough cross dressing lesbian who was clubbed by the NYPD, which evoked enough indignation and anger to spur the crowd to action. She was identified as the Stonewall Lesbian in Charles Kaiser’s book The Gay Metropolis, and her scuffle with the police has been mentioned a few times in passing by The New York Times in the past couple of decades. Then in the January 2008 issue of Curve Magazine she identified herself as the Stonewall Lesbian in a detailed interview with writerPatrick Hinds, an excerpt of which is below:

”[The officer] then yelled, ‘I said, move along, faggot.’ I think he thought I was a boy. When I refused, he raised his nightstick and clubbed me in the face.” It was then that the crowd surged and started attacking the police with whatever they could find, she said.

I asked my last question hesitantly. “Have you heard of the Stonewall Lesbian? The woman who was clubbed outside the bar but was never identified?” DeLarverie nodded, rubbing her chin in the place where she received 14 stitches after the beating. “Yes,” she said quietly. “They were talking about me.”

And then, almost as an afterthought, I asked, “Why did you never come forward to take credit for what you did?”

She thought for a couple of seconds before she answered, “Because it was never anybody’s business.”

I asked her if she still remembered that night. She answered in the affirmative. After the cop hit her on the head, she socked him with her fist. “I hit him,” she said. “He was bleeding.”

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Photo: Sam Bassett

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10th April 2014

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Study: People See Black Children as Less Innocent and Less Young Than White Children →

blackinasia:

Photograph of two young black boys

In the graph below, their research shows the shows the number of use of force incidents by officers in the study:

The below graph shows the results of the study of mean age overestimation by college participants (left) and, frighteningly of police officers (right) in the study:

Police participants in particular grossly overestimated the age of black children when they suspected them of felonies especially. In fact, when a police officer suspected a white child of a felony, they underestimated their ages on average. College students also mimicked this trend in grossly overestimating the age of black children they suspected of felonies vs. white and latino children.

"[T]he implicit dehumanization of Blacks," the study’s authors write, “was a significant predictor of racial disparities in the use of force against children” — though they’re clear to note that it is “plausible that negative interactions with Black children disproportionately produce implicit anti-Black dehumanization.”

The humanity and innocence of black children and their bodies does not exist in our virulently antiblack society. There is no sanctity of black life, and we will even execute 14 year old black children like George Stinney for the crime of existing in our white supremacist society. Even criminal white children will still be seen as children, whereas black children are simply miniature adults bound to fill another bed in the prison industrial complex. Sickening.

(h/t For Harriet)

Source: owning-my-truth

10th April 2014

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otipemsiw:

assangistan:

MUST SEE
via hick-ups:

A photograph from the 1870’s showing tens of thousands of bison skulls. They were mass slaughtered by the U.S. Army to make room for cattle and force Native American tribes into starvation.


[bolding mine]
Mass slaughter of buffalo and bison took place in Canadian territory as well, and was part of a deliberate campaign to break Indigenous resistance to (further) settler incursions onto Native land and the railroad.  The removal of the buffalo also meant that when it came time to sign treaties, the Canadian government could more or less set any terms it saw fit and Indigenous leaders basically had to comply with them or their people would freeze and starve (that’s if gov officials even bothered to translate the actual terms of the treaty at all).
The “disappearance” of the buffalo is narrativized as part of a larger myth surrounding the “disappearing Indian” whose absence clears the land for the incoming white pioneers to take their place.  The murder, destruction, slaughter of bison and buffalo was a tactic essential to the genocidal colonial project. 

otipemsiw:

assangistan:

MUST SEE

via hick-ups:

A photograph from the 1870’s showing tens of thousands of bison skulls. They were mass slaughtered by the U.S. Army to make room for cattle and force Native American tribes into starvation.

[bolding mine]

Mass slaughter of buffalo and bison took place in Canadian territory as well, and was part of a deliberate campaign to break Indigenous resistance to (further) settler incursions onto Native land and the railroad.  The removal of the buffalo also meant that when it came time to sign treaties, the Canadian government could more or less set any terms it saw fit and Indigenous leaders basically had to comply with them or their people would freeze and starve (that’s if gov officials even bothered to translate the actual terms of the treaty at all).

The “disappearance” of the buffalo is narrativized as part of a larger myth surrounding the “disappearing Indian” whose absence clears the land for the incoming white pioneers to take their place.  The murder, destruction, slaughter of bison and buffalo was a tactic essential to the genocidal colonial project. 

Source: hick-ups

9th April 2014

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vivid-mindedempress:

bootyscientist:

if a nigga get mad cause you wont send him nudes then there’s a 100% guarantee he can’t be trusted wit nudes

True.

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