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If yr a hobo or road kid, you should be at this. I’ll be missing it, sadly, cuz I’ll be on the east coast at my homies’ wedding. Go to http://www.bbcrc.org for more info.
It’s Tom of Smurfland by Alessio Slonimsky! This is the 6th entry in the Homoerotic Tom of Finland Redesign Pin-Up Challenge. :)
ATTN: ARTISTS/ILLUSTRATORS/CARTOONISTS OF G+/Tumblr/Facebook/DeviantArt/Twitter/etc: It’s the Homoerotic Tom of Finland Redesign Pin-Up Challenge! Redesign Tom of Finland characters in whatever comic or cartooning style you like. Or take a character from another comic and redesign him in the style of Tom of Finland! Here are some examples of homoerotic pin-up subjects for this challenge:
— A Tom of Finland leatherman as an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!
— Tom of Finland’s Kake as a *Metal Hurlant/Heavy Metal* sexy robot!
— Popeye and Bluto drawn in the style of Tom of Finland!
And so on! Your deadline is Sunday, May 11th, 2014. When you are done with your illustration, send the image to firstname.lastname@example.org along with 1) the name you want me to credit for the illustration, 2) a link to your web-presence if you want me to use one with the Tumblr post, and 3) the name you want me to tag on Facebook (friend me if we’re not FB friends!) and/or G+ if you want me to tag you there as well. I will post Homoerotic Tom of Finland Redesign Pin-Ups on my tumblog and on my other online presences with link and credit as I receive them. :)
Woof! Made my great day even better.
Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.
The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.
In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.
Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.
As Muholi writes:Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.
The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.
Solidarity to these brave and amazing people.
One of my favorite dogs ever. CHEWIE!!! Such a lovely lady.
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The ninth sonnet in the heroic crown of sonnets. This one is about deforestation in Madagascar and the Congo.
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Richard Misrach, Helicopter Returning From Deep Water Horizon Spill, Venice, Louisiana, 2010.
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