this would be some sick flash!
We have to let go of treating each other like not knowing, making mistakes, and saying the wrong thing make it impossible for us to ever do the right things.
And we have to remind ourselves that we once didn’t know. There are infinitely many more things we have yet to know and may never know.
We have to let go of a politic of disposability. We are what we’ve got. No one can be left to their fuck ups and the shame that comes with them because ultimately we’ll be leaving ourselves behind.
I want us to use love, compassion, and patience as tools for critical dialogue, fearless visioning, and transformation. I want us to use shared values and visions as proactive measures for securing our future freedom. I want us to be present and alive to see each other change in all of the intimate ways that we experience and enact violence.
I want our movements sustainable, angry, gentle, critical, loving — kicking ass and calling each other back in when we stray."
— Ngọc Loan Trần, "Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable" (via conradtao)
Things I Told the Internet, But Didn’t Tell My Mom
Now. The standard reasons apply so I won’t say too much about them.
(standard reasons: white people feel entitled to everything, don’t seem to know how to history, can’t figure out either context or nuance, don’t recognize anyone’s…
food for thought.
We want to organize a community of support for queer registrants, families, friends and allies in order to lessen the trauma of life on the registry, decrease isolation and better the lives of everyone affected….
LINK TW: statutory rape
"Sex crimes and sex laws have had far-reaching repercussions, and queer people often find themselves targeted. There is a long, well-documented history of law enforcement entrapping queer people [in] gay cruising stings. HIV status is increasingly criminalized nationwide. Trans* folk are harassed and singled out by law enforcement [and] current sex laws ignore the needs and realities of queer youth, while seeking to criminalize their unique experiences…. We want to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression, and sexual practices in judicial legislation and proceedings. We want to educate the queer community and the public about how families are devastated by sex offender registries and foster empathy for those impacted. We want to organize a community of support for queer registrants, families, friends and allies in order to lessen the trauma of life on the registry, decrease isolation and better the lives of everyone affected.”