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Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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tom-spanks:

remember when u were like 11 and the only thing u wanted was a lava lamp

pauladeenandporn:

when I first tweeted these I had to try to hide them from my two psychologist parents but then they got so big that my neighbor told them about it and so they sat me down to ask if I needed help.

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niccageinabearcostume:

Nobody won this day

niccageinabearcostume:

Nobody won this day

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salazar:
hey everyone just wanted your opinion on something
helga:
shoot
salazar:
okay what if we get giant versions of our house symbols
rowena:
what
salazar:
like godric would have a giant lion chilling out somewhere and rowena would have a big canary
rowena:
its an eagle
salazar:
okay whatever
godric:
i dont think uh
salazar:
it cant be too hard to find a huge badger
godric:
okay dude wtf no this is ridiculous absolutely no giant house symbols
salazar:
oh um okay because i kind of uh
helga:
rowena:
godric:
salazar:
helga:
what did you do
salazar:
NOTHING

beelzebrox:

My boss wanted to see my tattoo (the anti-possession one) today and he was like “What possessed you to get that?!” and I just

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floralcosette:

people think that sirius black is the kind of person to make jokes about “that time of the month” concerning remus’ lycanthropy, but i think that he’s more the type of person to punch someone in the fucking face for making that joke.

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cavityqueen:

my friend works in the grooming department at PetSmart and they just bought a bunch of puppy safe hair chaLK I AM DEAD

cavityqueen:

my friend works in the grooming department at PetSmart and they just bought a bunch of puppy safe hair chaLK I AM DEAD

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I’ve discovered there’s a lot you can do inside haunted houses.

fictionalfeather:

For example, you can:

  • be in a shampoo commercial

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  • start a boy band:

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  • spot some choice booty:

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  • break into song:

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  • see some people in frankly offensive outfits:

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  • attend a metal show:

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  • listen to some sick jams:

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  • discover zombieism:

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  • sample some tasty snacks:

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  • watch someone get burned bad:

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  • find something you really like:

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  • find something you really, really like:

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  • find something you REALLY REALLY LIKE:

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  • and wonder if you left the stove on:

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almyro:

we need a deadpool marvel movie

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