Happy AIDS day!
Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, happily called colloquially the “Kill the Gays Bill”, is slated to be passed in time to be, in the words of Ugandan Parliamentary Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, a “christmas gift” for the country. Queer people in Uganda are facing both prison sentences and State sponsored murder under this bill. There are (7) counts under the bill’s heading “Aggravated homosexuality” which will justify State sponsored murder. Number two simply reads “the offender is a person living with HIV”. 

Now, the bill also requires all citizens to report any suspicions of neighborly homosexual transgressions under penalty of seven years imprisonment for “Aiding and abetting homosexuality” (“Related Offences and Penalties”). Simply being found to be HIV positive and being accused of “homosexual acts” can make people in Uganda “liable on conviction to suffer death”.

here’s a link to the full text of the bill: http://wthrockmorton.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/ahb2009feb2012.pdf

3. Aggravated homosexuality.
( 1) A person commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality
where the-
(a) person against whom the offence is committed is below the
age of 18 years;
(b) offender is a person living with HIV;
(c) offender is a parent or guardian of the person against whom
the offence is committed;
(d) offender is a person in authority over the person against
whom the offence is committed;
(e) victim of the offence is a person with disability;
(f) offender is a serial offender; or
(g) offender applies, administers or causes to be used by any
man or woman any drug, matter or thing with intent to
stupefy or overpower him or her so as to there by enable
any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any
person of the same sex.
(2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated
homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.
(3) Where a person is charged with the offence under this
section, that person shall undergo a medical examination to ascertain
his or her HIV status.

Happy AIDS day!

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, happily called colloquially the “Kill the Gays Bill”, is slated to be passed in time to be, in the words of Ugandan Parliamentary Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, a “christmas gift” for the country. Queer people in Uganda are facing both prison sentences and State sponsored murder under this bill. There are (7) counts under the bill’s heading “Aggravated homosexuality” which will justify State sponsored murder. Number two simply reads “the offender is a person living with HIV”. 

Now, the bill also requires all citizens to report any suspicions of neighborly homosexual transgressions under penalty of seven years imprisonment for “Aiding and abetting homosexuality” (“Related Offences and Penalties”). Simply being found to be HIV positive and being accused of “homosexual acts” can make people in Uganda “liable on conviction to suffer death”.

here’s a link to the full text of the bill: http://wthrockmorton.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/ahb2009feb2012.pdf

3. Aggravated homosexuality.

( 1) A person commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality

where the-

(a) person against whom the offence is committed is below the

age of 18 years;

(b) offender is a person living with HIV;

(c) offender is a parent or guardian of the person against whom

the offence is committed;

(d) offender is a person in authority over the person against

whom the offence is committed;

(e) victim of the offence is a person with disability;

(f) offender is a serial offender; or

(g) offender applies, administers or causes to be used by any

man or woman any drug, matter or thing with intent to

stupefy or overpower him or her so as to there by enable

any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any

person of the same sex.

(2) A person who commits the offence of aggravated

homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.

(3) Where a person is charged with the offence under this

section, that person shall undergo a medical examination to ascertain

his or her HIV status.

any drug that can make me dance while brushing my teeth is a friend of mine

i took my pill tonight as per youshhh 

(as per youshhh is when the annoying as hell duck alarm on my phone starts quacking, at precisely 10:30000000pm, eeeevvvery night, for the last 55 days, or 1320 hours and eeeeeevvvvery night for the rest …)

and this shit is whaccck

i guess i’m usually asleep by the time the sayy, what, i meant wait, what? hrm

let’s trying that again

i guess i’m usually asleep by the time the pill hit s full effect cuz im high as a kiiite

it made doing my late night knomework, which i guess is supposed to be like homeowrk, a real impossibilirty but it made brushing my teth , which i guess are like teeth more interesting.

i span around in sirciles, hrm.

i span around in circiles.

hrm

i span around in circles (yay) wiht my tootbrush vibrating arway in my mouth

but as you can seeee from my expert ortography punctuation and whatnot i had do to give up amy (and not to mention dexterity) hope of getting my paper done (incidentaly due at 9am).

so this one goes out to bristolmyesr squibb, the makers (well sorta had i spelled it write) of Atripla, thaanks for supplying me with this craazy shit that puts club drugs to cshame. but really i could do without the burning sensation behind my eyes and the stumbling into walls and well my knee cap is (i know kneecap is a compound word daknit!) tingling but that feels ok and im not sure that0s your doing.

in sumary.

good night.

ps bristolmyesr squibb can you please write my teacher a note about my paper tomorrow? 

pps. sorry i keep mispelling your name bms.

oh and ppps. bms can u please stop sending me dreams wherein im balding=?

ken meeks, in gay-old san francisco, poufter central, sept 1986, died three days after this photo from aids related deaaaath.

ken meeks, in gay-old san francisco, poufter central, sept 1986, died three days after this photo from aids related deaaaath.

occupy AIDS demands: re-gay AIDS goddammit

this is something that’s been tumbling (tumblring?) around my head for a while… years actually, and then I saw a billboard that beat me to the punch (read my mind, stole my thoughts is more like it) that said in big bold letters the thing that i was hesitant to say aloud to anybody except my closest friends.

there was such a massive move in the 1980s to de-gay aids through public awareness and health campaigns and by the gays themselves… all in the name of trying to reduce stigma… DUMB.  the stigma is still there bigger than ever (growing like a red-eyed monster) and now public health and awareness campaigns have shifted so far away from the population that is hardest hit in the usa (i know it’s different in Africa) that gays are left in the dark and the general public is terrified of something that they have almost no chance of getting.  i dont know how the fuck the cdc can invent these numbers, but over 60% of hiv cases are among fags, specifically cis men who have sex with cis men, but we make up less than 2% of the total population (ok what fucking divining rod did they use to find all of us?? i knew grindr and adam4adam were traps!)

we need to re-gay aids goddammit… 

straights aren’t the ones who lost hundreds of friends and acquaintances to it in the 80s. straights are the ones who watched in silence or cheered our deaths on.

I fear dying alone.

suffriendodelamor:

maybe I’ll get a dog to accompany me to my very last T-cell. Ohh or maybe I’ll just have to take enough drugs to start hallucinating company! yayyyyyyyyyyyy the latter sounds like a lifetime of fun!

r u inside my head?

what the fuck?


ok so after a month of being on this shit— that still makes me feel whacked out, still makes me stumble around at night, bump into the occasional wall on the way to the bathroom, struggle to breathe life into my brain in the AM, fills my ears with a high-pitch buzzing and my mouth with a numbed tongue that makes everything taste like aluminum— i found out today that my viral load is undetectable… that’s a first… and that my swollen liver is, well, no longer swollen, that my cd4 count is at it’s highest percentage it’s ever been since i’ve been monitoring it…  (37%)
i still think this shit is bunk and that the industry is fucked and that it’s malevolently fucked that of the 33 million people dealing with this garbage world-wide that only six million get treatment.  
i’m struggling to hold onto my resistances, to my critical tongue, but i gotta admit… i’m a little calmer today…  someone slap me.
xo

my state of mind right now…

my state of mind right now…

god fucking damn the hetero world…

148km:

TW: ANTI-TRANS VIOLENCE, SLURS

tainted-bliss:

demonicxavi:

dominic-scaia:

19 year old transman violently attacked for being trans

19-year-old transman, James Alexander, was violently attacked for being trans yesterday morning while going for a walk in his neighborhood. To get to his destination, he had to walk past the house of a girl he was once interested in who had turned him down in the past (saying that “she can’t be with him because he’s not a real man” and that “she’d consider him IF he had a penis.”, and also calling him a “faggot”.), but he didn’t think anything of it, as he’s lived in the area for three years. He certainly wasn’t expecting what was to come.

As he walked past the house of the girl, she came out, and told him she wanted to talk to him. James stopped, to be polite, and because he figured he’d let her say what she needed to say. She asked him if he is a man, to which he said “Yes.”. She then told him to prove he’s a man. He told her off, and began to walk away.  As he was walking away, he felt someone grab the back of his shirt. The person spun him around to face them, and he discovered that it was the girls six-foot-five, 25-year-old boyfriend, Mark. Mark yelled in his face and also told him to prove he was a guy. James told him to back off, and shoved him away. Both the girl and Mark called James a “faggot”, and he began to cry. The two of them then proceeded to make fun of James for crying, saying “Oh look, the little girl is crying”. James started to walk away again, as Mark approached him and punched him in the face, right in the eye.. and continued hitting him repeatedly, while laughing, because James was crying.

James, who is significantly smaller than Mark, at five-foot-eight, and is not a violent person at all, defended himself as best he could, and got away.. but not before he sustained injuries to his face and hand, as well as psychological trauma.

James’ mother called the police, and also had him take photos of his injuries.. but it would seem that Mark is not going to be charged, after all. James explains, “It’s his word against mine. He has his mom, his girl, and three other people saying he didn’t do anything.. so even though I have a broken face and can’t physically stop crying or shaking, he is just getting a warning. I’m pressing charges, but he won’t be arrested. Just told to go to court on a certain day I guess.”

The bottom line is that he was attacked for a specific reason; for being trans. That qualifies what happened to him as a hate crime. This was a violent transphobic attack, and the guy who did this to this 19 year old transman, needs to be charged and convicted accordingly. It’s unfortunate that they won’t arrest Mark.. but I do hope that once this goes to court, he’s punished. He shouldn’t be able to just get away with this. Too many times has an incident like this happened, and the attacker gone free. It’s time we (transgender individuals) started being taken seriously when things like this happen to us.

If anyone who is reading this knows of any resources that could help James to ensure his attacker is convicted (legal counsel for trans people, etc), he can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.

Also, if you’re a journalist who would like to write about this, I encourage you to do so, as increasing awareness about this incident is very important. There needs to be a huge public outcry about this. This boy needs all the support he can get. Then, maybe something will be done.
Once again, James can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.

Please reblog. Infinitely. The world must hear about this. 

No one should have to go through anything like this. Everyone has the right to be who they are, and accepted. I hope beyond hope that Mark is arrested for doing this.

On top of all that, Mark is pressing charges against James. Because he hit back. Once. In self-defense. And Mark doesn’t have a scratch on him. But the police still showed up at James’ door. He doesn’t deserve something this horrible, nobody does.

Everything’s just dandy

Day 6: Everything’s just dandy.  

Only minor side effects at this point…

I wake up stumbling a bit still…

I still get ringing in my ears within 20 mins of taking the pill

It knocks me the fuck out

I gotta headache for most the day

A hefty dose of fatigue 

Some inconsistent and bizarre bowel movements

Cloudy brain

Nightly rash that spreads up my legs

Burning eye pain

Excess sweating

Abdominal pains

Ear pain

The occasional fit of heart palpitations

Back pains

Sometimes I momentarily yet nearly-completely lose hearing in my right ear

Perceptual hallucinations at bedtime

I’ll be back doing the two-step cake-walk in no time…

oh how our histories are layered…

oh how our histories are layered…