An animation of the hexagonal storm present on Saturn’s north pole. The hexagon is 30,000 kilometers across and has constant winds of more than 300 kilometers per hour. Images acquired by the Cassini spacecraft on December 10th, 2012.
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José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity
The Twitter Mandela Hall Of Shame
When the right side of history doesn’t forget.
On December 6th, 1989, shortly before five ‘o’ clock and the end of classes before Christmas break, fourteen female engineering students were shot and killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec by a gunman who claimed he was “fighting feminism”.
The massacre stands as one of the most tragic hate crimes in Canadian history.
Today we remember:Geneviève Bergeron, aged 21;
Hélène Colgan, 23;
Nathalie Croteau, 23;
Barbara Daigneault, 22;
Anne-Marie Edward, 21;
Maud Haviernick, 29;
Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31;
Maryse Leclair, 23;
Annie St.-Arneault, 23;
Michèle Richard, 21;
Maryse Laganière, 25;
Anne-Marie Lemay, 22;
Sonia Pelletier, 28; and
Annie Turcotte, aged 21.(image credit: Sandy Kowalik)
A Jewish man is waiting in line to be knighted by the Queen of England. He is supposed to kneel and recite a sentence in Latin. When it comes his turn, the Queen taps him on the shoulders with the sword -- and in the panic of excitement he forgets the Latin line. Thinking...
The number of new H.I.V. infections nationwide remains stubbornly stuck, with more and more occurring in young black and Hispanic men.
People with HIV have been sentenced to years or even decades in prison for having sex without telling their partners they’re infected, even when they practiced safe sex. Are these laws a deterrent to spreading the virus or could they actually fuel the epidemic?
Vito Russo’s “Why We Fight” Speech, delivered at an ACT UP rally in May 1988.
A friend of mine in New York City has a half-fare transit card, which means that you get on buses and subways for half price. And the other day, when he showed his card to the token attendant, the…
An article from Jet Magazine, 1969, Chicago.
Happy and proud to now be from a state where the word ‘married’ won’t be in quotes.
Congratulations on passing marriage equality, Illinois!
via Vieilles Anonce
You can read more about this happy couple, and how African-American lesbians used their weddings to assert their citizenship and visibility, at the Pop Up Museum of Queer History.