FedorasAnd501s

Be Daring, be different, be impractical..." - Cecil Beaton

4 notes

baetivities:

Paradise is the name of an area at approximately 5,400 feet on the south slope of Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, United States.

baetivities:

Paradise is the name of an area at approximately 5,400 feet on the south slope of Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, United States.

64 notes

americansongwriter:

Lyric Of The Week: Billie Holiday, “Strange Fruit”
Some songwriters write for an entire lifetime and never see much success, or never have their work publicly acknowledged, good as it may be. And then there are writers who seem to just be in the right place at the right time, who haven’t put all that much elbow grease into it but still hit the jackpot when a song they wrote, or co-wrote, makes them a million bucks.
And then there’s the one-in-a-billion anomaly of someone who’s not really known as a songwriter or musician at all writing something that becomes one of the greatest songs in recorded history, a piece of music that Time magazine called “The Song of the (20th) Century.” That piece of music is “Strange Fruit.”
Click here to continue reading

americansongwriter:

Lyric Of The Week: Billie Holiday, “Strange Fruit”

Some songwriters write for an entire lifetime and never see much success, or never have their work publicly acknowledged, good as it may be. And then there are writers who seem to just be in the right place at the right time, who haven’t put all that much elbow grease into it but still hit the jackpot when a song they wrote, or co-wrote, makes them a million bucks.

And then there’s the one-in-a-billion anomaly of someone who’s not really known as a songwriter or musician at all writing something that becomes one of the greatest songs in recorded history, a piece of music that Time magazine called “The Song of the (20th) Century.” That piece of music is “Strange Fruit.”

Click here to continue reading

14,966 notes

benotafraidoffear:

larrysbuckethat:

loveherlikeegyptian:

kissthesecurves:

sayshyne:

poeticslave:

kaddy-kablamo:

just-call-me-vendetta:

younggiftedblaq:

Save the Best for Last" Episode

When Dwayne said baby please 

"Die…just DIE!!"

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Best show ever

I soooo remember this!!!!! Moments when I looked for love……

Chile him saying “baby please, please” and the way she said “I do”

image

I had to watch it twice!

Forever reblog

I love this show so much.

I am cracking up at “DIE! Just Die!”

(Source: bitchet.dreamwidth.org, via queentiffy)

7,082 notes

sogaysoalive:

Jason Hanna And Joe Riggs, Texas Gay Fathers, Denied Legal Parenthood Of Twin Sons

It’s heartbreaking to think that a state has erased the parents of children and put a family in legal jeopardy, simply because of discrimination against gay and lesbian couples. But that’s what happened to a gay couple in Texas after what they described as the “magical” birth of their twin boys.

Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs are the proud fathers of Lucas and Ethan, who were born in April, after they’d connected with a surrogate mom, CharLynn.

Each of the men is a biological father to one of the babies. But, because Texas has a ban on gay marriage (it was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge last February, but the decision was stayed pending appeal), and because a judge can use his or her own discretion in these cases, neither of the men is currently on the birth certificates of either of the boys, nor have they been able to co-adopt each other’s biological child.

“As of right now in Texas two men cannot be on the birth certificate,” Jason Hanna explained in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress. “So our attorney followed the letter of the law. We petitioned the court. We had DNA testing there [in court] and petitioned the judge to ultimately remove the surrogate mother from the birth certificate, who has no biological ties to the boys. We would like each biological dad to be placed on the birth certificate of our own son, and then ultimately proceed to the second-parent adoption. The entire petition was denied.”

Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs met four years ago and knew they wanted to be together and raise children, so they saved their money, knowing it would be a costly process. They married last July in Washington DC, where gay marriage is legal, and then went back to Dallas to celebrate their wedding with family and friends in August. They found a surrogate mom, and this past April the twins were born.

(Read more on Huffpost Gay Voices)

(via okiesmai)