Last OOTD of 2013.
Jury nullification. Pass it on.
Jury nullification is so fucking important.
This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.
I didn’t know about this. Wow.
This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it.
Semmes, Alabama is a town of some 3,000 mostly white and conservative people located just outside of Mobile, Alabama. The town puts on an annual Christmas parade that is organized by a group called Friends of Semmes, and this year, the group unwittingly invited some guests that they apparently did not vet so well, considering the audience that the guests would be performing for.
Those guests were none other than the Prancing Elites, a group of five young black men from Mobile who happen to be gay. They have been around since 2006 and were formed in part because males were not allowed to audition for the dance teams in their schools. Their style of dance is called “j-setting”, a form of cheerleader style hip hop. It also happens to be, according to the Prancing Elites Kickstarter page, very popular in southern black gay nightclubs.
So with all of this in mind, you can imagine that when the Prancing Elites showed up for the Semmes, Alabama Christmas parade to perform, dressed in skimpy Santa Claus outfits and wearing makeup, that their act was going to go over like a lead balloon.
Prancing Elites leader Kentrell Collins said: “We are no different than any team out there dancing. We want people to stop looking at gender and focus on the talent,” he said. “It’s OK for a woman to put on tights and play football but when a man wants to put on leotard and tights, it’s a problem.”
Viva Prancing Elites and their courage to perform in defiance of bigotry!
these group members are so elegant, in handling the pure hatred coming toward them. definitely watch the video of their dancing and their interview, linked in the title.
dance on *s
Can you imagine being a tiny queerby and realize who was dancing down your street at the annual christmas parade?
Can you imagine for the first time in your life seeing people who were THEMSELVES dancing down the street at you?
Can you imagine how that would feel, knowing for the first time, you weren’t alone?
Subtext from ignorant white folk: “I had to talk to my shitty kid!”
So I took a few photos, haha. I’m really diggin’ this outfit, though, so can you really blame me? Also, these tights, y’all. These. Tights. Right?
While browsing Modcloth I discovered that this dress is on sale! It’s a fantastic dress and I thought some of my followers might appreciate knowing that it’s currently 20% off. Here’s the link. Keep rockin’! <3
I got in my teal eye pencil yesterday, so I was eager to try on some teal brows. Mrs. Spookshow & I are having some friends over this evening, and that’s always the perfect excuse to dress up nice, so here we are. It’s been a while since my last twirling photos, and since that was really popular on here I decided to have another go at it in this set. Bonus points for managing to look directly into
your soul the camera on that one photo, amirite?
New eyebrows! So, I had a bit of a mess up when I was trimming up my brows, and … yep, I guess I’ll be drawing them on for the time being. I’m not a stranger to drawing on eyebrows, as I used to shave them years ago because I hate my natural brows, but whatevs. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep this look for now, but in the meantime I’m gonna try to have fun with it anyways. Expect pink and teal brows here real soon, y’all. Won’t that be fun, at least?
A blog about male freestyle fashion. This is about guys rocking skirts, dresses, and heels as everyday fashion.
Just a quick announcement about what’s going on over on the blog. Check it out and keep rockin’! <3
I’ve been keeping this a secret for months… but we have been working hard on an awesome new cosplay website, and it has finally launched!!
The website is http://costrader.com/, it is a platform made for cosplayers to easily buy and sell cosplay costumes, props, wigs, and more
As a better alternative to ebay and etsy, we will never make you pay for listing your cosplay items. Yep, we are 100% free to try. We also offer better final value fees than other marketplaces, 3% only when your item sells!
I invite you to take a look around, or start your cosplay shop and upload some cosplay costumes of your own! The first 100 items will be placed on the front page. :D Let me know if you have any questions. And please reblog to get the word out! :)