Russia recently banned this meme of Putin in makeup that many were using to advocate for gay rights. In recent years, while the LGTBIQ community in the United States have seen some victories while still facing challenges and efforts to roll back their rights, sexual minorities have been experiencing ever-increasing oppression in such disparate places as Uganda and Russia. This is not a coincidence. As the Christianists have lost ground in the United States, they have exported their anti-gay agenda.
This week, news came out about concentration camps in Chechnya–think about that. Russia has passed legislation against gays, Uganda criminalized homosexuality and nearly passed a death penalty for homosexuality though we held off by pressure from Europe and the United States. Scott Lively is currently being sued for crimes against humanity for his role in advocating the repressive Ugandan actions, including advocating the death penalty for gays. He was also active in advocating for anti-gay legislation in Russia. National Organizations for Marriage president Brian Brown went to Russia to advocate a ban on gay adoptions and taking biological children away from gay parents. Brown is also trying to export his virulent anti-gay hatred to France, colluding with French far right political groups such as Dies Irae. Jack Hanick of FOX News is another anti-gay evangelist who has traveled to Russia to spread his homophobia, but also wants to import Russia’s authoritarianism to the US.
My computer has been on sabbatical since December 18th. It took a trip to Cupertino to soak in the warmer weather and pick up a new logic board. Luckily, it returned last night just in time for me to show off this gorgeous dress from ISON before Collabor88 shimmies itself into a new monthly showcase on the 8th. Is this not lovely and it comes in five colors and I posed on that pose stand clicking the HUD through those colors over and over and over and over again trying to decide. It was impossible, they are all wonderful. So, I eenie-meenied my way to this lovely rose shade. I am decisive like that sometimes. Continue reading →
There’s a lovely variety of braids and pony tails at Hair Fair this year, though it feels like fewer than past years, or perhaps my computer is crashing less while I shoot. I did have to reduce my head size to fit the pony from LaViere, but it’s such a beautiful pony tail it was well worth it. I put the saved shape for that head in the LaViere folder to have it handy in the future. The retro chic Magdalen from Lelutka doubles as an updo when you remove the pony piece. The fabulous adornments in the Exile pieces can be removed, allowing you to wear the hair plain if you like. There were a few hairs I tinted a bit as their red was too bright for me. The other sets are A to Z, but I decided a Z to A might be a good option – just to be fair in case folks get tired before the end of the slide show.
I definitely recommend you click the slideshow and view it full-size on Flickr. I really wanted you to see all sides of the short cuts, especially the ones from MADesigns with the intricate fade cuts on the tattoo layer. MADesigns tattoo layers are modifiable. You receive a single one that you color to match your hair. All of these cuts are at Hair Fair and a portion of every hair sold goes to Wigs for Kids. I have included several men’s styles that seem to work well for women as well.
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Poses: oOo Studio
Skin: [PXL] KATE NAT NE MEB C1
Makeup Tattoos: *BOOM* Liquid Glaze (lashed) Purple
[PXL] KATE NAT Grey Eyes (Tattoo)
[PXL] KATE NAT Pink Lips Glossy (Tattoo)
Eyes: Poetic Colors classic – forest morning (m) bright
Lashes: Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
[LeLutka]-2011 lashes/curl/touch me
Mani/Pedi: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_PinkManicure
Jewelry: Kraftika Earrings No. 117