Ze, Zombie: A Queer Feminist Zombie Film
I'm a fat brown cis male queer, humorless feminist, tender queer, late 20's college student. This is a blog about people of color solidarity, queer separatism, body positivity, dismantling the white supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchy and general insurrection. This blog is a manifestation of my fat, brown, queer rage.
I also run the body positive blogs fuckyeahchubbyguysofcolor and fatnudes, if you're into that sort of thing.
Ze, Zombie: A Queer Feminist Zombie Film
"Depriving your children of the right to be gay is child abuse."
Maxine Wolfe, at a 1983 hearing for the New York City Gay Rights Bill, which was defeated after a fifteen-hour hearing. Quoted by Sarah Schulman in a Womanews article, reprinted in her book My American History. (via kidbijou)
LGBTQ* Typography, Art and Posters You May Have Missed
Art posted during Gay Pride Weekend, Portland, Maine in late(r)-2000s
(Source: Down Is Not Up)
"Same gender loving, or SGL, a term coined for African American use by activist Cleo Manago, is a description for homosexuals and bisexuals, particularly in the African American community. It emerged in the early 1990s as a [Black] culturally affirming homosexual identity. SGL is an alternative to Eurocentric homosexual identities e.g. gay and lesbian which do not culturally affirm or engage the history and cultures of people of African descent. Specifically, the term SGL affirms Black homosexual and bisexual men and women through its African American conceptual origins, African inspired iconography, philosophy, symbols, principles, and values. The term SGL usually has broad, important and positive personal, social, and political purposes and consequences. SGL is anti-hate and anti-anti-Black"
"So what is queer violence? Queer violence is the way queer people would rather assume I am a gay man in drag or a cis lesbian when I’m at their club event. Queer violence is the way in which anything that appears straight, such as when I hold my boyfriend’s hand, is coded as privileged and fucking up their radical queer spaces. Queer violence is the way in which cis queers rewrite history so that Stonewall stands for queer liberation instead of ticked off trannies fighting against police brutality. Queer violence is the way in which the queer community will get up in arms about anything they claim as homophobic, but still don’t know what transphobia looks like."
really, really important food for thought.
Why doesn’t this have more notes?
"The horror of class stratification, racism and prejudice is that some people begin to believe that the security of their families and communities depends on the oppression of others, that for some to have good lives there must be others whose lives are truncated and brutal […] It is a myth that allows some to imagine that they build their lives on the ruin of others, a secret core of shame for the middle-class, a goad and spur to the marginal working-class, and cause enough for the homeless and poor to feel no constraints on hatred and violence. The power of the myth is made even more apparent when we examine how, within the lesbian and feminist communities where we have addressed considerable attention to the politics of marginalisation, there is still so much exclusion and fear, so many of us who do not feel safe."
Dorothy Allison, ‘A Question of Class’ in Skin: Talking about Sex, Class and Literature (Firebrand Books, 1994), p. 36. (via feministquotes)
Ruth Ellis (1899-2000)
She’s credited as the oldest known queer rights activist. Here’s a biography for you.
Labels Project, Vol. One
The Labels Project is a collaborative project between myself and Hedda Hammer, a bay area artist and writer, and came after we attended our first pride events in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Being newly out we noticed quite a few groups and sub groups that we felt were not properly represented in the media, even our own media. We felt that there was so much about the LGBTQ community that we did not know, and I’m sure others don’t know about.
Though the project has gone through some changes since it’s initial conception, we hope it hope it will continue to grow and evolve as does our community.