Victoria! Are you all psyched for tonight’s show? We have been working with The Ally Coalition for our last several shows and we have received some awesome donations for a variety of local organizations. At tonight’s show we will be collecting pet supplies for The Boneless Project! Please bring donations if you can! Looking forward to seeing you tonight!
Hello Seattle! Through our work with The Ally Coalition, tonight will will be collecting donations of socks for Seattle’s YouthCare! This is the first transitional living program in Washington State to focus on the unique needs of homeless LGBTQ youth! So please bring socks with you tonight if you can! Can’t wait to see you all!
Bellingham! Are you excited for the show tonight? We sure are! Through our work with The Ally Coalition, tonight will will be collecting donations of socks for Seattle’s YouthCare! This is the first transitional living program in Washington State to focus on the unique needs of homeless LGBTQ youth! So please bring socks with you tonight if you can! Can’t wait to see you all!
You all are rocking it for The Ally Coalition and all of the organizations we have been collecting donations for — THANK YOU! Tonight in Portland we’re collecting toiletries for The Q Center — please give what you can!
Olympia, WA! We are getting so pumped for the show tonight! As you may know, we are working with The Ally Coalition on this tour! Hooray! If you are able, please bring donations of art supplies tonight for Stonewall Youth (see link below)! What are your favorite art supplies? Do you think you can bring some to the show tonight to donate?
Santa Cruz! Are you excited for tonight’s show? Again, we are thrilled to working with The Ally Coalition on this tour! If you can, please bring donations of art and craft supplies tonight for the youth of The Diversity Center. I cannot wait to see how much we can collect together tonight!
So excited to be working with The Ally Coalition on this tour! At tonight’s show we’ll be collecting donations of school supplies for Larkin Street Youth Services - helping 4,000 homeless and at-risk youth in San Francisco every year!
“Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.
If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.
“It is a privilege to engage in theoretical gender discourse, and while politicians, doctors, families, and friends ask themselves if it is right or wrong, transgender people are being beaten to death. Teenage trans kids are issued death threats, and across the globe our body count rises. It is here, at the intersection of oppression, where violence is commonplace. How can we still wonder which bathroom she should use? Privilege affords the gender debate at the expense of our most vulnerable community members. When a trans woman dies you can read about it in the newspaper, where you see her described as a man instead of the woman she died for. And we wonder how to best protect our children, forgetting that some of our children are trans. TDOR reminds me that our precious politics have a very real consequence. This is a critical moment in the history of transgender rights. Will we remember those who did not survive it?”—Diana Tourjee, Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2013
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”—Pema Chödrön
Thank you Philly for an amazing show last night!! My butterflies lasted all the way through the last poem! I am having so much fun touring with Mary Lambert and Nicole Reynolds, I couldn’t be more grateful. Looking forward to Vienna tonight!
It’s National Coming Out Day. For those who are out, and those who are not, for the 4th grader who is scared to go to school, for the high school student reading “Transgender Warriors” with a flashlight beneath the covers when everyone’s asleep, for the parents who have “come around”, for the first time she said the word “partner” out loud, for the office Christmas party where he introduced his husband to his boss, for the still terrified, for the hearts that will never come out but will still pound and pound and pound with love, for our friends who guard the bridge…who grab our feet, for everyone we’ve lost, for all we are still fighting to win, for the many ways we disagree, for the word “family” being the loudest word we speak.
Tambourines. Fire pits. Paper boats. Snap peas. Snow flakes. Bay windows. Porch swings. Dance routines. Macaroni necklaces. High fives. Rotary phones. Flying lady bugs. Ferris wheels. Extra buttons. Crooked teeth. Bearded women. Dust drawings. Fabric stores. Turtle faces. Sleep overs. Mixed tapes. Grandmothers. Freckles. Lily pads. Windpipes. Farmers tans. Anyone willing to play the shakers in a band. The day I was so in love I mistook the nuclear power plant for a lighthouse. French kisses. The smell of a dogs paw. Thumb wars. Letters in the mailbox. The things we never ordered, but still arrived. Riding in the back of a pick up truck beneath that wanting Colorado sky. Banjo strings. Best friends. Pansies. Hummbingbirds. Hail collections.