October 23, 2012

Pay It No Mind - The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

This beautiful documentary is now entirely online! Please PAY IT SOME MIND!

June 18, 2012
No More Prisons, No More Closets

this is a beautiful article by Toshio Meronek, editor of Critical Resistance newspaper The Abolitionist, about the relationship between queer & trans people, the prison industrial complex and the histories of prison abolitionist organizing.

 

June 18, 2012
Reclaiming Our Lineage: Organized Queer, Gender-Nonconforming, and Transgender Resistance to Police Violence

I co-authored this piece for the New Queer Agenda with my sibling Che and the illustrious AJ Lewis.  we actually wrote it a while back but because of publishing changes it was only published this May through Barnard College Center for Research on Women and I think they did a great job.  the whole online e-book looks so good!

May 21, 2012

Trigger Warning: Rape Culture, Physical Violence, Prison Industrial Complex, Neoliberal Gay & Lesbian Events

Sylvia Rivera’s *amazing* speech in 1973 at the Christopher Street Liberation Day from my talk at the We Who Feel Differently Symposium;  she gets on stage after being beaten up, boo’ed and refused speaking time to talk about the trans people left behind by the gay movement, specifically people in jail.   I’m also reflecting on CeCe McDonald’s case & what it means for our movement.  All the audio from the We Who Feel Differently Symposium is now available to listen and download as mp3 tracks online here: http://wewhofeeldifferently.info/ephemera.php#Symposium

Wow! and the pictures are SO GOOD!  thanks to everyone who organized such a great event. 

We Who Feel Differently: Journal” launched its second issue in May, “Disastrous Inclusion: Critical Reflections on the Legacy of DADT” guest edited by Ryan Conrad and featuring texts by: Karma Chávez, Ian Finkenbinder, LAGAI, Tamara K. Nopper, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. http://wewhofeeldifferently.info/journal.php

really worth checking out!

May 6, 2012

In meditation on Darnell “Dynasty” Young -a queer black high school student who brought a stun gun to school to use in self defense against the many queer bashers Dynasty had to deal with at the Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis.  

This story also disrupts the narrative of black families being more homophobic. Dynasty’s mother, Chelisa Grimes, gave Dynasty the stun gun after school officials told both of them that it was Dynasty’s fault for being queer bashed.  

“I had to do something. They throw bottles and rocks at him…If they weren’t going to protect him,” Grimes said, “I’ll protect him.”

here is:

Robert F. Williams on Self-Defense

 

April 30, 2012
Tomorrow on May Day i’m going to remember that mass incarceration is forced migration. That i cannot talk about low wage workers without talking about incarcerated people’s labor or the haunting & on going effects of slavery, ableism & colonialism. But mostly i’m just excited to experience a bunch of queer, trans, gender non conforming people take up space in deviant, troublemaking ways.
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When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 3:00pm - 8:00pmWhere:
Where: Meet at Regal Movie Theater, 850 Broadway (at 13th St.) at 3pm.  Look for these banners: The Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, Streetwise and Safe and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.  Together as a contingent we will join the Rally at Union Square, New York, New York!


MAY DAY 2012: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Contingent!

May Day March and Rally: Tuesday, May 1st meet at 3pm, Rally at 4pm at Union Square, March starts at 5:30-6:00pm

Union Square  Subways: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St. Union Square

Tomorrow on May Day i’m going to remember that mass incarceration is forced migration. That i cannot talk about low wage workers without talking about incarcerated people’s labor or the haunting & on going effects of slavery, ableism & colonialism. But mostly i’m just excited to experience a bunch of queer, trans, gender non conforming people take up space in deviant, troublemaking ways.

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When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:

Where: Meet at Regal Movie Theater, 850 Broadway (at 13th St.) at 3pm.  Look for these banners: The Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, Streetwise and Safe and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.  Together as a contingent we will join the Rally at Union Square, New York, New York!

MAY DAY 2012: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Contingent!


May Day March and Rally: Tuesday, May 1st meet at 3pm, Rally at 4pm at Union Square, March starts at 5:30-6:00pm


Union Square  Subways: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St. Union Square

April 30, 2012
reblogging for Brandi who was murdered last night in Oakland.
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Dear Michael Freemen,
We Cannot Live Without Our Lives! Free CeCe!
ps We Will Fight Back!
sincerely,
The Committee for Self Determination & Self Defense 

reblogging for Brandi who was murdered last night in Oakland.

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Dear Michael Freemen,

We Cannot Live Without Our Lives! Free CeCe!

ps We Will Fight Back!

sincerely,

The Committee for Self Determination & Self Defense