shortly after this show the witch club PA succumbed to a tide of actual shit. RIP solid thing. shoutout to amherst st basement zone/ian/katie/jess for putting in the queer effort despite all the storms, shoutout to scott for saving the head.
thanks for the picture / shoutout! nice show tonite thanks for constantly grabbing the torch!!!!!
Ok, not to call out the guys involved or anything, but here’s something that happened to me in Philly that I’m increasingly angry about:
I was sitting in Tabu at a table of trans men, and this coked out gay cis guy joined out table and started implying I was a drag queen. He said a bunch of…
Every man, regardless of their gender history, needs to learn how to not be a bystander to sexual harassment. This is an inexcusable situation, and I’m sorry that it happened in my community. I hope these guys get to work immediately.
This is a huge deal for many low income, disabled people of color who are trans and gender non conforming! So many people worked on this for so long, congrats to all!
“We are excited to share today that the Social Security Administration has finally changed the gender marker policy from one that requires a form of surgery that is permanently sterilizing to one that only requires a doctor’s letter that affirms their patient’s self determined gender.”
wow!! this is so exciting! I had no idea this was in the works… massive congratulations to everybody who worked on it; this will change so many people’s lives… !
just saw for the first time this tiny screenprint that Amy Walsh made of a drawing I made for her Archive of Desire project! cooool! I love this perfect rainbow roll — though maybe with gocco printing it’s not called a rainbow roll anymore? in any case, it looks awesome. <3 thanks Amy!
wish I could be at a moment in my physical / embodied existence where when a cool person who I respect happens to express a romantic interest in / attraction to me, it feels like a nice compliment and doesn’t feel like yet another knife stabbed into my understanding of myself as visibly male / visibly a fag…
… queer women’s community: I love and respect it, wish I could be at home in it, but I don’t really belong to it, always feel like an interloper or appropriative, like a fake queer or like I am putting forward false signals… even though I am just being present with my own false-signaling-body…
… men: I like you, I mean I *like you* like you, and if there are any of you out there who are working daily on dismantling your own power and on deepening your understanding of oppression, AND who are into awkward trans guys who are inhabiting a supposedly-contradictory physical reality, PLEASE introduce yourselves to me when you see me cause I do not know who you are or if any of you even exist
the image I’m making on the computer is actually much less interesting than the accidental super-zoomed-in compositions that are being created by working on finicky alignment stuff in what I’m sure is *not* the most efficient way… (I work with the computer a lot, but is my luddism manifesting itself in using the computer in a back-ass-wards way?) (and is the computer engaging in a form of self-defense by spell-checking “luddism”?) (who knows, get back to work, cozzzy!)