KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS is a documentary on drag queens, kings, transgender performers, and the issue of gender expression.
We have 6 days to go on our kickstarter campaign to help finish our documentary KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS — we are 70% funded! Please help us get the word out about KQIB & reach our goal — post, tweet, blog, and e-mail about KQIB to people who want to support a film that will help raise understanding and fight intolerance.
Awesome interview with Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens director/producer Gabrielle Burton plus two of my co-starts Liz Balk and Andrew Levitt. Be sure to catch the awesome conversation about feminism and drag at the end.
I am so very excited to be a part of this documentary project, working with some of the most wonderful people ever. It was filmed a couple years ago, so I’m in a slightly different place in how I talk about things, but it is still AWESOME. Please check out this project, and donate if you can! And spread the word!
United We Dream demands apology from HRC for revising speeches of undocumented queer activists.
Honestly friends, I wouldn’t post stuff about the HRC f they didn’t keep giving me a reason. The HRC is revising speeches from activists who are trying to make their voices heard. Likely, people will see people like me’s attempts to start a conversation about HRC’s behavior as counterproductive to our movement, but in the words of my old friend Kai: “It is not divisive to say things hurt when they do.” We are all in this together, and to separate or silence each other is not the answer.
“The Human Rights Campaign asked us to take down our trans* flag because ‘marriage equality is not a transgender issue.’
They said this to one of our activists as well as a transgender person who held the flag. We stood our ground, and flew our flag proudly.
That flag flew behind the podium ALL day today, keep an eye for it on the news.”
This apparently happened twice. Well done, HRC. Well done. But I’m not allowed to be critical of your campaign. Get the fuck out of here.
While it is entirely possible that these were isolated incidents that are not representative of the HRC, based on my own experience with HRC organizers I see this as another example of how problematic and exclusionary “our movement” is. The HRC as an organization states it is inclusive of trans* folks, but they don’t train their organizers to be. Typical problem. Activist Organizations: If you are gonna talk the talk, walk the fucking walk; if you’re people aren’t walking right, then neither are you.
This is great, a really interesting article. ”Extending marriage rights to LGBT people does little or nothing to address the structure of oppressive family laws and values in society. It also does very little to change the core of the conservative agenda which is, fundamentally, about power and control.”
Hey Folks! Gonna be around Boulder this weekend? Come out and say hi!!
“The University of Colorado Boulder’s TRANSforming Gender Symposium is celebrating its seventh year! The Symposium hosts national and local transgender and genderqueer activists to address issues surrounding transgender, genderqueer and related identities. Previous presenters and participants have included academics, health professionals, community organizers, performance and visual artists, students, faculty, staff, youth, family members, community members and other interested folks.
The Symposium is free and open to the public. Workshops, films, and keynotes speakers will be held in the Center for Community (2249 Willard Loop Drive).”
For your glitter sex parties. For your ability to self-identity. For you to be femme trans men. For you to have GAY RIGHTS!!!! and to even have national conversations about ~marriage equality~ as shitty as they both are. We died to give you life, a voice, a fucking megaphone…
so… my classmate (who is a genuinely nice guy) just asked me why I wasn’t at the recent HRC Gala, where he expected to see me. I answered with a 10 minute lecture about the good, but relatively unproductive intentions of the classist, normative system that is local gay organizing and the resulting exclusion of trans* communities. Poor guy, I think my intensity freaked him out a little. In my defense, I just ate a lot of sugary cookies… so really, totally not my fault.
OMG Just got a call from the American Counseling Association’s LGBT group ALGBTIC. My baby, aka my org MTQWI, has been chosen for their Joe Norton award. HUGE DEAL! OMG! Incredible to think that my one-human organization can be fancy like that!!