“Queer Rage” from LGBT Students of Color: Poetry Performance Critiques Marriage Politics, and Is Badass
There’s no place like homo
There’s no place like homo
somewhere over the rainbow
way up high
there’s a land that I heard of
once in a lullaby
Wake up honi
it’s called san francisco
where white bourgie bitches getting gay married
but my ass ain’t got an invite sha hoo~
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can’t I?
BECAUSE YOU’RE BROWN HONEY GURL
I’m bout to sassy gay friend this ish ~
Not gay as in happy but queer as in fuck you
Rainbows are just refracted beams of white light,
Gay marriage activism is a temper tantrum:
Mommy I’m going to buy an “I’m a second class citizen” American Apparel v-neck to go with my corporate internship and some ass
I didn’t always think this way
Cuz philadelphia taught me everything i still know about shame
that my queer body was something to “correct”
that looking like “a faggot with a cunt” only meant
I was looking for trouble
So in high school I laced my shoes with rainbows
and preached the gospel of equal rights and pride
That tell us marriage will finally untangle
our love from shame, will legislate us wholly human
But the day same sex marriage was legalized in New York, DC, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa it didn’t get better because “Somewhere over the rainbow” there’s a pot of Goldman Sachs
**DUN DUN DUN DUN**We are gathered here today**
for richer, for poorer
tell that to El’Jai who lost his job last year
His state is one of only 12
where you cannot legally be fired
for having a body that doesn’t sit right with your heart
but his job “could only be done by a man”
and his genitals did not conform to his employers expectations.
[I do not know if he won the court case, only that he has a son,
and that being brown and trans means being 4 times less likely to find work]
but who needs money for bread when you can eat wedding cake!
in good times and in bad
tell that to Temmie Breslauer a transwoman who was arrested for using
her father’s discount subway card.
the NYPD chained her to a wall for 28 hours and called her a he-she
to have and to be held
this is what marriage means for queer people
as we send the government wedding invitations to incarcerate our love
till death do us part,
tell that to asher brown who at thirteen took a gun to his head
as if it was an act of patriotism because in texas
being gay is a death sentence
it is nights spent whispering secrets to open skies
it is the sound of your mother crying because she wonders
how that thing came out of her
and i do, i do, i do
not believe that a marriage certificate
could have stopped the bullet
There is something beautiful about being lied to:
Rainbows are just a trick of light,
They make us forget the storm is still happening,
When walking towards the end of the rainbow, it will always move away.
From the book “Sex at dawn” by Christopher Ryan and Cecilda. Jetha
“There Are TWO WAYS To Conquer & Enslave A Country.”
Some genius replaced the music in the Party Rock video with the cantina song from Star Wars and it matches perfectly
This is perfect.
Isn’t music just grand
Clearly our present system does not possess the properties necessary to manage our current and future populations, despite the fact it is technically feasible.
…the way that our civilization currently exists, it relies on perpetual violence, to all forms of life. And there’s no getting around that, it just… it does. Um, and shorter showers, and energy efficiency, and riding your fucking bike, it’s not gonna change anything. It’s not gonna change that the people in power are insane and they will continue to use violence to take what other people will not freely give to them. So I think everyone just needs to think about where they stand on that, and that’s what these songs are about, is the feelings that that kinda… the whole conundrum inspires. And uh, I know that you hear those things that are kinda preachy, and people act like they have the answers, I don’t have the answers, we need to have a discussion together to come up with the answers, so we need to feel comfortable expressing that yes, we live in a culture of rape and violence. What do we do about that?
There is a great line from a Canadian lumberman. “When I look at trees, I see dollar bills.” That’s the problem right there. ‘When I look at women I see orifices.’ ‘When I look at gay men I see threats to my own masculinity.’ When you put this stereotype over the top of the person, including non-humans, then you are incapable of seeing the person. If you perceive trees as dollar bills, you are going to treat them as dollar bills. If you perceive women as orifices, you are going to treat them as orifices. If you perceive trees as trees you’ll treat them differently, and if you perceive this particular tree as this particular tree, and that particular tree as that particular tree, you’ll treat them differently still. That’s one of the things that I think ties all of these issues together is this incapacity to perceive the other as other.
You could not have factory farming if you perceived the cows as individuals, the chickens as individuals. That is not to say that one could never kill an individual, human or nonhuman. I’m also not saying that you have to perceive everyone as individuals at every moment because if you do you go insane. You can’t keep all that information in your psyche at the same time. The point is to attempt, in so far as possible, to be aware of when I am treating the other as an object and when I’m treating them as a subject. To not pretend that simply because I can’t conceive of them as a subject at this moment, because I’m so busy with other things, that that actually makes them an object.
- Derrick Jensen (via paradiseoroblivion)
Sex is not a goddamn performance.
Sex should feel as natural as drinking water.
It should not require confidence.
Sex should happen, because the moment is ripe.
Ripening lips, ripening labia, ripening cock, ripening pupils, ripening state of being. Ripe and augmented and brimming. Your energy goes to your pumping heart, then to every external nerve, then to theirs, on fire.
You bask, roll, play in it. You sigh, moan, laugh.
It’s not about being “good in bed.”
It’s about being happy.
One should never worry if they’re doing it “correctly.” Sex is not factual. I don’t want your cookie-cutter sex, I don’t want your meticulously crafted, calculated, fool-proof fuck. I don’t want a show. I want you. Let your instincts, urges and whims define that. It’s enough.
What do most girls like? Forget about it. Statistics are meaningless when there’s only one. Hello, here’s me. Here’s you.
Don’t worry about taking it too slow. We got time. We got infinite rhythms, combinations, possibilities. Explore each fuck. Take our time. We can do a different one later.
Don’t worry about making me come. I’m here. Right where I want to be.
I am overwhelmed by wanting; you don’t have to convince me. I want you because I like you. So don’t put on a front. Don’t taint this.
I’m frustrated—it’s just authenticity I want.
Don’t say that something I like is ugly. Don’t compare yourself to the rest. You will live and die with and within your experiences like everyone else. If someone thinks you are amazing, they are not wrong. Their universe is as real as any other; it is forged through perception.
I don’t care if you accidentally slammed my head into the wall, if you slipped out, if my arm cracked, if the delightful pressure of your wet lips on my anything made a silly sound. There is no right way and no wrong way.
“Good in bed,” what.
You’re good in my bed. I’m pleased you’re there. I feel it suits you.
Shove your technique. Let your memory swallow it. Fuck me like you’d fuck me, fuck me like you feel.
This isn’t a test.
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BLACK AND WHITE PUP IN A PINK BUNNY SUIT SITS WITH A SAD, DEJECTED LOOK ON THEIR FACE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO BE WHO THEY TRULY ARE WITHOUT BEING SHAMED BY OTHERS. THAT LOOK MAY ALSO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH AOBA TAKING SO LONG TO POST. TEXT READS, “DON’T SHAME OTHERS FOR BEING WHO THEY ARE.”]