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Magnificent: lyrica-in-nerdvana: daysofstorm: pilgrim-soulinyou: jeremyyyallan: fagraklett: Chinese emperor Ai of Han, fell in love with a minor official, a man named Dong Xian, and bestowed upon him great political power and a magnificent palace. Legend has it that one day while the two men were sleeping in the same bed, the emperor was roused from his sleep by pressing business. Dong Xian had fallen asleep across the emperor’s robe, but rather than awaken his peaceful lover, the Emperor cut his robe free at the sleeve. Thus “the passion of the cut sleeve” became a euphemism for same-sex love in China. — R.G.L. get you a dude who will fuck up his own clothing for you NO OKAY THIS IS REALLY COOL SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN KIDS. Ancient China was super chill about homosexuality okay. Like we have gay emperors and feudal lords, lesbian princesses who were girlfriends with their serving maids, gay ass poets who wrote lots of poems about that one courtesan who played the guzheng so well.In fact homosexuality was so okay that in Shiji, which is basically the Bible of Ancient Chinese history, there is an entire section dedicated to the gay lovers of emperors. What’s the best part? All the laws and criticism about homosexuality in Ancient China were all about shit like prostitution and rape. These laws were  outlawing homosexual stuff were all very specific. For example, there were laws banning male prostitution, but no laws against homosexuality. These laws were passed to stop the spread of prostitution and laws targeting prostitution in general were pretty common in Chinese history. There were also really strict laws about male rape. Rape was punishable by death, regardless of the gender of the victim. Rape a girl, you die. Rape a guy, you die. Have sex with a minor, you die regardless of whether it was consensual. The lightest sentence you could get was slavery where you were bound to the army.Also scholars wrote essays criticising the boyfriends of emperors, saying that they distracted the emperor from work blah blah blah but THEY ALSO DID THE SAME FOR THE CONCUBINES. That’s right - the issue wasn’t homosexuality but rather the hormones of the emperor. They didn’t care about the gender of the emperor’s favourite lover but rather the fact that the emperor was too horny to get shit done.“But WAIT, Modern China is a hardass about homosexuality!!!! How do you explain that!”Yes. That. That’s because of the late Qing years where Western influences entered the country and brought their gross ass homophobic attitudes with them. And the Qing government was so anxious to seem modern and be seen as equals to their Western counterparts. So they adopted Western ways and discarded their previous attitudes about homosexuality. Hence you have Modern China.So the next time someone tries to tell you that being LGBT is wrong because it goes against traditional Chinese values, tell them to go fuck themselves with 3000 years of Chinese queerness.  Here are all the illustrations of historical gay couples by Ryan Grant https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/artist-spotlight/2012/08/11/ryan-grant-longs-history-gay-love#slide-0 This is one of the best things I have ever read.
Magnificent: lyrica-in-nerdvana:
daysofstorm:

pilgrim-soulinyou:

jeremyyyallan:

fagraklett:

Chinese emperor Ai of Han, fell in love with a minor official, a man named Dong Xian, and bestowed upon him great political power and a magnificent palace. Legend has it that one day while the two men were sleeping in the same bed, the emperor was roused from his sleep by pressing business. Dong Xian had fallen asleep across the emperor’s robe, but rather than awaken his peaceful lover, the Emperor cut his robe free at the sleeve. Thus “the passion of the cut sleeve” became a euphemism for same-sex love in China. — R.G.L.


get you a dude who will fuck up his own clothing for you

NO OKAY THIS IS REALLY COOL SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN KIDS. Ancient China was super chill about homosexuality okay. Like we have gay emperors and feudal lords, lesbian princesses who were girlfriends with their serving maids, gay ass poets who wrote lots of poems about that one courtesan who played the guzheng so well.In fact homosexuality was so okay that in Shiji, which is basically the Bible of Ancient Chinese history, there is an entire section dedicated to the gay lovers of emperors. What’s the best part? All the laws and criticism about homosexuality in Ancient China were all about shit like prostitution and rape. These laws were  outlawing homosexual stuff were all very specific. For example, there were laws banning male prostitution, but no laws against homosexuality. These laws were passed to stop the spread of prostitution and laws targeting prostitution in general were pretty common in Chinese history. There were also really strict laws about male rape. Rape was punishable by death, regardless of the gender of the victim. Rape a girl, you die. Rape a guy, you die. Have sex with a minor, you die regardless of whether it was consensual. The lightest sentence you could get was slavery where you were bound to the army.Also scholars wrote essays criticising the boyfriends of emperors, saying that they distracted the emperor from work blah blah blah but THEY ALSO DID THE SAME FOR THE CONCUBINES. That’s right - the issue wasn’t homosexuality but rather the hormones of the emperor. They didn’t care about the gender of the emperor’s favourite lover but rather the fact that the emperor was too horny to get shit done.“But WAIT, Modern China is a hardass about homosexuality!!!! How do you explain that!”Yes. That. That’s because of the late Qing years where Western influences entered the country and brought their gross ass homophobic attitudes with them. And the Qing government was so anxious to seem modern and be seen as equals to their Western counterparts. So they adopted Western ways and discarded their previous attitudes about homosexuality. Hence you have Modern China.So the next time someone tries to tell you that being LGBT is wrong because it goes against traditional Chinese values, tell them to go fuck themselves with 3000 years of Chinese queerness. 

Here are all the illustrations of historical gay couples by Ryan Grant https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/artist-spotlight/2012/08/11/ryan-grant-longs-history-gay-love#slide-0


This is one of the best things I have ever read.

lyrica-in-nerdvana: daysofstorm: pilgrim-soulinyou: jeremyyyallan: fagraklett: Chinese emperor Ai of Han, fell in love with a minor o...

Magnificent: fentonphoto:The magnificent view from the middle of the Yukon suspension bridge in northern British Columbia.
Magnificent: fentonphoto:The magnificent view from the middle of the Yukon suspension bridge in northern British Columbia.

fentonphoto:The magnificent view from the middle of the Yukon suspension bridge in northern British Columbia.

Magnificent: That bird is magnificent and she knows it
Magnificent: That bird is magnificent and she knows it

That bird is magnificent and she knows it

Magnificent: That bird is magnificent and she knows it by JustinSaneCesc MORE MEMES
Magnificent: That bird is magnificent and she knows it by JustinSaneCesc
MORE MEMES

That bird is magnificent and she knows it by JustinSaneCesc MORE MEMES

Magnificent: You magnificent beast
Magnificent: You magnificent beast

You magnificent beast

Magnificent: aurosoul: encountered this absolutely magnificent juniper tree in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and I’m convinced an incredibly powerful spirit resides within it
Magnificent: aurosoul:
encountered this absolutely magnificent juniper tree in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and I’m convinced an incredibly powerful spirit resides within it

aurosoul: encountered this absolutely magnificent juniper tree in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and I’m convinced an incredibly powerful...

Magnificent: thebisexualpunk: boop-le-beep: bubblyseal: gerard-wee: idontevenhaveone: xxdarthvaderofmiddle-earthxx: the-magnificent-otaku-taco-chan: silly-aesthetic-me: thatloginceshipper: vetal–miking: seraph-s: nerdgul: imtooqueerforyournonsense: terflies: vince-dafreak: Being trans is not special or fun. You need dysphoria to be trans. Being cisgender is great. Being trans is not your aesthetic. Truscum/transmeds are the only ones who really care about trans people.Hopefully, people like Skye are still a minority.If you have gender dysphoria, I hope you will be alright. You can always talk to me if you feel badAlso, sorry for my English mistakes >> Visit my art blog [NSFW] “Truscum/transmeds are the only ones who really care about trans people.” Never mind that that’s not true; it’s outright manipulation of vulnerable people. anyway, skye is a boy and i support him way fucking more than i would ever support truscum I fixed it. @vince-dafreak anyway you dont get to play god and decide peoples gender for them and you being a trans man doesnt give you authority over others peoples presentations and identities! @vince-dafreak he’s mine now Trans people can look however they want and present themselves however they want. A person’s gender identity doesn’t have to be shown through physical appearance. Fuck off and let trans people be who they want to be. Skye and all trans people like him are valid. I love all of you. 💜 I was mad then I wasn’t. Support for Damian and Skye The only version of this I will ever reblog. Damian and Skye forever. If cis men can wear makeup and loose sweaters then trans men can too. Let people have their own, unique experiences while figuring their gender identity. And let. Them. Be. Themselves. !!! I love how we took this and went “these two boys are a) both valid and b)dating”
Magnificent: thebisexualpunk:

boop-le-beep:

bubblyseal:

gerard-wee:


idontevenhaveone:

xxdarthvaderofmiddle-earthxx:

the-magnificent-otaku-taco-chan:

silly-aesthetic-me:

thatloginceshipper:


vetal–miking:

seraph-s:

nerdgul:

imtooqueerforyournonsense:

terflies:


vince-dafreak:

Being trans is not special or fun.
You need dysphoria to be trans.
Being cisgender is great.
Being trans is not your aesthetic.
Truscum/transmeds are the only ones who really care about trans people.Hopefully, people like Skye are still a minority.If you have gender dysphoria, I hope you will be alright. You can always talk to me if you feel badAlso, sorry for my English mistakes
>> Visit my art blog [NSFW] 


“Truscum/transmeds are the only ones who really care about trans people.”
Never mind that that’s not true; it’s outright manipulation of vulnerable people.


anyway, skye is a boy and i support him way fucking more than i would ever support truscum

I fixed it. 

@vince-dafreak anyway you dont get to play god and decide peoples gender for them and you being a trans man doesnt give you authority over others peoples presentations and identities!


@vince-dafreak he’s mine now


Trans people can look however they want and present themselves however they want. A person’s gender identity doesn’t have to be shown through physical appearance. Fuck off and let trans people be who they want to be. Skye and all trans people like him are valid. I love all of you. 💜


I was mad then I wasn’t.

Support for Damian and Skye

The only version of this I will ever reblog.

Damian and Skye forever.


If cis men can wear makeup and loose sweaters then trans men can too.


Let people have their own, unique experiences while figuring their gender identity. And let. Them. Be. Themselves.

!!!

I love how we took this and went “these two boys are a) both valid and b)dating”

thebisexualpunk: boop-le-beep: bubblyseal: gerard-wee: idontevenhaveone: xxdarthvaderofmiddle-earthxx: the-magnificent-otaku-taco-...

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stretchtarot:The Sun & Moon, Lenormand cards 31 and 32

stretchtarot:The Sun & Moon, Lenormand cards 31 and 32

Magnificent: aurosoul: encountered this absolutely magnificent juniper tree in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and I’m convinced an incredibly powerful spirit resides within it
Magnificent: aurosoul:
encountered this absolutely magnificent juniper tree in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and I’m convinced an incredibly powerful spirit resides within it

aurosoul: encountered this absolutely magnificent juniper tree in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and I’m convinced an incredibly powerful...

Magnificent: OUL vladislava: mylistofthangs: Antique Jewish wedding rings.  These are absolutely gorgeous. Some info: Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the “house”; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the “house” – or bezel – would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T. The rings’ houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora. Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn. Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony.  Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks – the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)
Magnificent: OUL
vladislava:

mylistofthangs:

Antique Jewish wedding rings. 

These are absolutely gorgeous.
Some info:

Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the “house”; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the “house” – or bezel – would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T.

The rings’ houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora.
Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn.
Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony. 
Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks – the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)

vladislava: mylistofthangs: Antique Jewish wedding rings.  These are absolutely gorgeous. Some info: Antique Jewish wedding bands are...