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On Appropriation and Pinkwashing

The primary reasoning behind pinkwashing is not revolutionary, but it is clever.  It helps alleviate any guilt we experience over being consumers in a market that necessarily engenders negative outcomes. 199 more words


LGBTQ Group Shoots Itself in Both Feet by Criticizing Seattle Mayor’s Trip to Israel

When pro-LGBTQ speakers are slated to address the world at a conference on LGBTQ rights and acceptance, one might expect to face some protests. After all, countless right-wing pundits have tried to block pro-LGBTQ events before. 551 more words


Goodbye to Berlin

Is Berlin still an “avantgarde” Reference?

a young queer recently reacted with dismay when i hinted that i felt Berlin was becoming a bit “respectable” and set in its ways. 720 more words

Texts And Thoughts

“At times the “viral” travels of the concept of homonationalism, as it has been taken up in North America, various European states, Palestine/Israel, and India, have found reductive applications in activist organizing platforms. 160 more words


Bullying the powerful

I have been accused of being a bully. Since I wrote the Storify post about pinkwashing last week, the mud slinging has come from two camps. 674 more words

MBC and the Tyranny of Peppy Positive Pink Ribbon Culture

It’s good to be positive. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad to be negative…It’s a logical fallacy. The word negative constantly gets a bad rap. So-called negative emotions like fear, sadness and anger have a valid place when living with the uncertainty of cancer. 611 more words

Breast Cancer Survivorship