Someone asked me what they, as someone who can sympathize but not empathize with the trans experience, can and should do?
I’ve wrestled with this question because I’m just one person. 558 more words
Happening Now: Members of the Black queer community of Chicago are disrupting the Chicago Pride Parade. Here is their public statement:
On this day in 1969, Sylvia Rivera, a Boricua trans woman, threw the bottle that sparked the infamous Stonewall Riot. 1,429 more words
It’s no secret that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that it was un-Constitutional for any state to ban gay marriage. My Facebook, Twitter, and dashboard for WordPress are covered in rainbows. 513 more words
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CA Conrad wrote an important essay on Harriet. One that no one should ignore, or dismiss, or shy away from because it offends. It has pushed my own thinking on art, poetry, revolution, and I would ask that anyone reading this… take a deep breath, step back, and let it work on you—in the context of our received notions of where we have come from.
Question is… can we do the revolution, like digging under the foundation, and as the Empire collapses, a little here, a little there, replace it with what we’ve been working to build together, like the ship of Theseus, piece by piece, plank by plank–and at last, transformed into something unimaginable until it emerges, whole and free of the empire of money and death that had engendered it? 41 more words
I began voguing as a sixteen year old high school student.
Still struggling with what it meant to be gay and Black, learning of the ballroom scene both relieved me and ignited within me whole new passions. 1,474 more words
Given the current political climate and the necessity of decentralising the main stages as the be all and end all of theatrical endeavours, I believe that it is essential for amateur theatres to engage more with new writing and utilise their existing infrastructure to support developing artists. 1,170 more words