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Femme Identity. White gay men need to shut the fuck up and sit the hell down with this "Sassy Black Woman" bullshit - sexgenderbody. » On Azealia Banks and White Gay Cis Male Privilege The Crunk Feminist Collective. Guest Post by Edward Ndopu Rapper Azealia Banks Recently, the media has exploded with news of a Twitter battle between rapper Azealia Banks and gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

After Hilton inserted himself in an altercation between Banks and fellow female rapper Angel Haze, taking Haze’s side, Banks denounced him as a “messy faggot”. She then went on to say that she used the word to describe “any male who acts like a female”. Rumours have since abounded that Banks is being dropped from her record label as a result of her speaking out against Hilton. The public spat between Azealia Banks and Perez Hiton must be understood within a larger context, beyond the binary logic of right and wrong.

White gay cis men have cultural access to the bodies of black women and black femmes, cultural access that black women and black femmes do not have in relation to white gay cis male bodies. Azealia Banks’ career allegedly hangs in the balance and Perez Hilton’s remains firmly intact. Le coq et le tas de fumier. À Abdelmalek Sayad « Il s’agit de déclarer que la modernité occidentale est en fait incomplète, et probablement imparfaite : il existe de meilleures façons de faire, qui peuvent émerger dans d’autres parties du monde en train de se moderniser. Telle est l’affirmation qu’il nous revient de soutenir. Je n’ai de cesse de le dire : il existe de multiples exemples de pratiques locales dans lesquelles ce genre de pensée et de fonctionnement novateurs a réellement trouvé place.

Il s’agit à présent de trouver un cadre discursif plus large qui soit différent, neuf et innovant. C’est là que l’héritage colonial joue un rôle contraignant ; il n’a en fait pas permis la constitution de cette représentation plus large. La prétention de la modernité occidentale à être un discours achevé et complet pèse d’un poids énorme sur les tentatives qui peuvent avoir lieu dans le monde. Ouf. Ouf donc. . ♫ I’d like to express my extreme point of view Je voudrais juste ici réaffirmer mes convictions. Bravo l’artiste ! Why The Transgender Community Hates HRC. Why does the transgender community hate HRC? It’s a question I get frequently asked in GLBT settings.

Considering the recent GLBT family feud erupting over ENDA, it's an appropriate one to ask as well. Before I get started trying to shed light on it, I need to point out in the name of journalistic integrity that I was the Lobby Chair for the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) from 1999-2002. The roots of the animosity start after Stonewall. In an effort to appear more 'mainstream' to the straight community, Jim Fouratt and friends bounced Sylvia Rivera and other transpeople out of New York’s GLF (Gay Liberation Front).

Jim Fouratt’s anti-transgender comments culminating in a 2000 one at a Stonewall observance in which he called transpeople 'misguided gay men who'd undergone surgical mutilations' also added insult to the injury. Ironically the bill failed anyway and the New York City GLB-only rights bill wouldn't pass until 1986. And where does HRC fit into this equation? En finir avec l'imposture LGBT. Les débats des derniers mois sur les questions LGBT m'ont appris. Pas vraiment par rapport aux opposants, pour eux je savais à quoi m'attendre. Bien sûr même si je m'attendais à leurs violences, dans leurs propos comme dans leurs actes, ça m'a secouée. Alors on a beau s'y attendre rien ne prépare à recevoir tant de haine, venant d'un peu partout à la fois. Là où j'ai le plus appris c'est concernant le militantisme LGBT. Et ce que j'ai découvert c'est que parler de LGBT était une imposture.

Que les homophobes de la manif pour tous se rassurent, je ne vais pas dire ici qu'il s'agit d'un regroupement d'assos fantômes sans statuts, servant le "puissant lobby homo gender du Marais". Les trans sont invisibles, nous n'existons pas, nous sommes des licornes. Dans notre société les hommes sont dominants, nier ce fait c'est nier que nous vivons dans une société qui est sexiste. Ces invisibilités lesbiennes, trans ou bi-e-s montre une des absurdité de cette union "LGBT". Koala Post scriptum :


Marriage Is Great, But Many LGBT People of Color Need Job Safety. As the Supreme Court weighed arguments on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts wondered aloud from the bench whether action on the issue by the court was necessary, because “politicians are falling all over themselves” to bring the legal rights of gay and lesbian Americans in line with those of everyone else. If only this were true. In up to 34 states it’s still legal for employers to deny jobs to citizens simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The lack of legal protections in two-thirds of the states for members of the LGBT community means that more people live in poverty and have a harder time making it simply because their rights aren’t on an equal footing with other Americans. This is even more the case for LGBT women and people of color, where employment discrimination fuels an even broader economic crisis. But these hardships can be rolled away, and we need not wait for members of Congress to finish “falling all over themselves” to make it happen. Joy and Rage: Why the Fight for Queer Equality Doesn’t End with Marriage. This Wednesday the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), so now we have to talk about it. DOMA was instated in 1996 under President Bill Clinton, and now 13 years later, it’s gone. This, of course, has been a momentous week in American politics.

The Supreme Court, being the showy queens that they are, save the best for last for each season that they’re in session, and this time around they made some decisions that will weigh on their legacy of human rights and change the immediate realities of millions across the country. Human rights, of course, mean much more than gay rights, despite what the genius branding of the Human Rights Campaign would lead one to believe. Marsha P. What does this have to do with gay rights? The idea seems to be to divide and conquer. But can’t we just be happy for marriage for just one minute? After all, it is the same institution that revoked it in the first place.

The frustration on all sides isn’t new. You’re damn fucking right. Mariage pour tous, pour une autre stratégie politique. « Si les homosexuels se bornent à revendiquer leur liberté, cette demande seule ne sera pas révolutionnaire et on peut imaginer qu'elle entrera un jour dans le champ de la récupération par la bourgeoisie et du réformisme. Ce serait aussi absurde que de vouloir aller vivre dans une île homosexuelle libre, en abandonnant le combat contre l'exploitation économique et l'illégitimité des structures bourgeoises » (FHAR, Tout, 23 avril 1971).

Une proposition de loi encadrant l’ouverture du mariage civil aux couples de même genre a été présentée en Conseil des ministres et l’Assemblée Nationale est appelée à en débattre, en janvier 2013. Une promesse de campagne du nouvellement élu François Hollande commence donc à prendre forme. Certes les contours de la loi restent pour le moment flous, mais il semble bien qu’une partie des promesses du candidat socialiste à l’élection présidentielle ne sera pas tenue.

Les identités « culturelles » autonomes de la rhétorique néolibérale Droits et égalité. Op-Ed: Why is Gay Inc. Ignoring Chelsea Manning & CeCe McDonald? | The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News. Keegan O’Brien Photo: Paul Weiskel By: Keegan O’Brien— CeCe McDonald and Pvt. Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Pvt. Bradley Manning before recently coming out as transgender) are queer freedom fighters and political prisoners. The movements to free and defend them are two of the most significant queer struggles of our time, but have remained largely sidelined from the mainstream LGBTQ movement. While grassroots movements have emerged in recent years to free these brave women, shamefully, both have been largely ignored by mainstream LGBTQ organizations, often times referred to as Gay Inc. But the problems don’t stop there. While George Zimmerman was set free and eventually found “not guilty” for racially profiling, stalking, and then murdering Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, CeCe McDonald was immediately arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for defending herself against a racially motivated transphobic hate crime.

At first glance, Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Like this: An L.G.B.T. Movement Should Be More Radical - Room for Debate. The gay establishment has always taken “L.G.B.T.” to mean “gay, with lesbian in parentheses, throw out the bisexuals, and put trans on for a little bit of window dressing.” But I’m not interested in trans inclusion in a gay movement narrowly focused on marriage and military inclusion, hate crime legislation, gentrification, consumerism and patriotism. The gay movement would like us to think that gay marriage will give everyone housing and health care; that openly gay soldiers pressing buttons in Nevada to obliterate Somali villages means homophobia is on the wane; that strengthening the criminal legal system through hate crime legislation will bring murdered queers back to life. This is what we lose when we think of identity as an endpoint – just add “gay” (or even less acceptable terms like “queer” or “trans”) to any oppressive institution, and suddenly you have the new civil rights struggle.

Fighting to Fight: Questioning the 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Battle. Editors' Note: Guest blogger Gabrielle Korn is a writer, activist, and artist. She is the Editorial Assistant of On The Issues Magazine, as well as a coordinator of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and an organizer of the New York City Dyke March. She lives in Queens. On September 20, 2011, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- the law barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military -- will officially be repealed.

Created by President Clinton in 1993 as a compromise between the existing ban on homosexuals in the military and his campaign promises to allow anyone to serve, regardless of sexual identity, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," or simply DADT, had been seen by gay rights activists and allies as forcing gays and lesbians in the military back into the closet. And permission to serve openly in the military during wars that are increasingly opposed by Americans. In this light, gay rights appear to be granted when they fulfill a larger purpose for the government. Is 'The Bay' An Island? How Fetishizing the Bay Area Hurts Our Movements and Communities.

This Happens: Sexual Assault Between Queer Women. It happened five years ago. She was my first girlfriend. I had never had sex before; I had been out since I was in my late teens. I thought it couldn’t happen to me, because I thought it wouldn’t. How could a woman, let alone a queer woman, sexually assault another woman? That question was the first of many I’ve encountered in a five-year process of healing, rage, and research. But the question I most often get—and still receive, to this day—is one of confusion.

When I tell people I was raped by a girl, they ask me: What does that mean? It means she put her fingers inside me when I didn’t want her to. When I finally went to the local sexual assault crisis centre, I was lucky enough to find a counselor who got it. Image courtesy Lesbian Herstory Archives, subject files, abusive relationships folder Did I feel like I had to protect my abuser by rationalizing her behavior? Sexual assault by a woman affected my mental health, my sex life, my friendships, and my activism. White queers. How White LGBTQ People Can Be More Inclusive of People of Color. As a minority group that regularly battles prejudice, violence, and ignorance from governments, hate groups, and the like, LGBTQ people know what it’s like to be discriminated against.

That’s why the gay community tends to pride itself on being anti-discriminatory and accepting of people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, the gay community is not devoid of casual racism. Even though, in theory, people should know better, certain forms of racism in the LGBTQ community have become so normalized that they get brushed off as minor. Before I go on, let me define the kind of racism I’m talking about to avoid confusion. This means that a gay person with white privilege can be racist toward gay people of color and people of color in general. I’m not talking about mustache twirling, KKK-grade, Hitler level racism that’s so obvious anyone with any sense of human decency would banish it from their mind. 1. 2. 3.

What does casual racism look like in LGBTQ spaces? Let’s keep working to change that. Ice Cream Astronaut. Gay Rights Are Not Queer Liberation. Katrina’s Team Pick: I came out as bisexual when I was 16. And although I had a girlfriend who I had very serious 16-year-old feelings about, my coming out always came with a qualifier. “I’m bi – I love my girlfriend, but eventually, I want to be with a man. I want to marry a man and have a house and have children and put them in that house.” And in some ways, I was right. Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov, New York City’s first legally married same-sex couple Last month, the New Yorker posited marriage equality as a “historical inevitability.” But legal rights are not the same as human rights, just like gay rights are not the same as queer liberation. Hollibaugh is the co-director of the New York-based Queers for Economic Justice, which, as its name suggests, is “a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.”

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