Found a few  quotes    and thought   hey   ..  interesting! and then  OMG .. really?…

Genesis 4:10-15 According to vampire legend, Cain wandered until he found Lilith by the Red Sea. She took him in and showed him the power of blood. (a teacher put it that the tree of life is represented in blood. Thus why Jewish persons staunchly drain all blood away from their meat before cooking and eating it. And thus why drinking blood/ being a vampire is such a big deal in a religious context.)

Since ancient times, the fusion of man and wolf has been the stuff of legend and folklore (“wer” was the word for “man” in old English, Virtually every culture across the globe has its own werewolf mythology, with this beastly shape-shifter being one of the oldest monsters to terrorize humans. Werewolf legends span so far back that their existence almost certainly predates recorded history. It’s a safe bet that werewolves have been freaking people out since our ancestors were huddled around puny campfires, in hopes of staving off the evil creatures that went bump in the night.

“Monster” is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, “divine portent,” itself formed on the root of the verb monere, “to warn.” It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, “Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening.”
Susan Stryker

“Many people believe that gender identity…is rooted in biology…Many other people understand that gender is more like language than like biology; that is, while they understand us humans to have a biological capacity to use language, they point out we are not born with a hard-wired language “preinstalled” in our brains. Likewise, while we have a biological capacity to identify with and learn to “speak” from a particular location in a cultural gender system, we don’t come into the world with a predetermined gender identity.”
Susan Stryker, Transgender History

There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now okay to express ourselves publicly.  We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are.”

-Tammy Baldwin

“Soon the day will come when science will win victory over error, justice a victory over injustice, and human love a victory over human hatred and ignorance.”

-Magnus Hircshfeld

“It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain.”
-Francis Maude

“The most violent element in society is ignorance.”
-Emma Goldman

“Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.”
-James Baldwin

“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.”

-Tennessee Williams. Streetcar Named Desire

“I don’t mind straight people as long as they act gay in public.”
-Dennis Rodman

“The opportunity to be threatened, humiliated and to live in fear of being beaten to death is the only ‘special right’ our culture bestows on homosexuals.”
-Diane Carman / Denver Post

 

And my  final  quote for the day   the Goddess  Rita Mae Brown   ..  sums it up  PERFECTLY!

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women. Rita Mae Brown

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