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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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  • 19th July
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Now That's What I Call Polka!

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peterosehaircut:

Weird Al’s polka medleys are always the bomb, man.

  1. "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
  2. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
  3. "Best Song Ever" by One Direction
  4. "Gangnam Style" by Psy
  5. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
  6. "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am feat. Britney Spears
  7. "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra
  8. "Timber" by Pitbull feat. Kesha
  9. "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO
  10. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
  11. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell

And yet he isn’t related to Frankie Yankovic

I THINK I FOUND MY NEW FAVORITE WEIRD AL POLKA???

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Eurythmics VS The White Stripes - Sweet Dreams are Made of Seven Nation Army

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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983) Vs. Seven Nation Army (2003)

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS LITERALLY THE SOUND OF COOL

Press play and you will find yourself wearing a long black coat on a windy city street holding a firearm that won’t be invented for another 50 years, your voice will be a full octave deeprer AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK PERFECT.

I hate to be that person but I was listening to this while scrolling down my dash and suddenly this gif from this post came up and I ?????????????

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