The queers that are getting left behind in the current mainstream “gay rights movement,” are the ones that were always on the frontlines of the riots and the demonstrations.
You know who I’m talking about, the trans* folks, the queers of color, the femmes, the hustlers, the dykes, and all the unknowns and unnameables that exist in our queer community, that are all too often forgotten and left behind.
Kate Bornstein nails it with her insightful review of the movie Ticked Off Trannies With Knives and analysis of the gaystream backlash to the film.
Too many brilliant quotes to pick just one:
“But the film doesn’t examine or explain the powerful visual of five trans women scared to the bone by three little guys. And when the ladies do try to run, they don’t even take off their stilettos! They run all over the movie wearing those things — and honey, they run well — but really, we all know you take off your heels and then you run.”
“Transgender does not equal only trans men and trans women who make themselves and their lives as close as they can to you. Transgender is a experience shared by countless people with a limitless number of gender expressions.”
“Excuse me, GLAAD. You’re lovely people. You do GREAT work. But until you add T to your name, please stop telling me and my people how to perform femininity or masculinity. Please stop driving a wedge between transgender and drag queen. It’s a classist and often racist thing to do.”
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them.”
— Agatha Christie, An Autobiography
— Fit For a Femme, in her insightful commentary about the new Real L Word show.
Ellen handled this very well… A man on Family Feud accused her of not loving her country??? So bizarre. Thanks to Big Gay Agenda Correspondent Brian for the link.
What level of fame does it require to be a question on Family Feud? Is that before or after Hollywood Squares? How about star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
True Blood star Anna Paquin came out as bisexual in a newly released PSA for the non-profit Give A Damn campaign. Paquin, who is engaged to her True Blood costar Stephen Moyer, joins gay and gay-friendly celebs Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Cynthia Nixon, Clay Aiken, Whoopi Goldberg, and Wanda Sykes in the video, which promotes awareness for gay rights.