Stacey Blahnik Lee, a transwoman from Philadelphia was found by her boyfriend on Monday, murdered in her apartment. Feministing reports how bad the news coverage was phrased.
The Stonewall riot some 41 years ago kickstarted the gay-rights movement and one of those worthy of remembering is Raymond Castro, who died from stomach cancer recently. During the Stonewall riots;
Castro pushed against the patrol wagon with both feet and knocked the two officers to the ground. He was detained but later released without charge.
When we are speaking of heroes, read this about a school-kid who got his head smashed against the ground 4 times and who is now picketing outside his school to raise awareness.
And last update on this post, but not least; Dan Savage is angry.
I wish I did not have to write these posts. I really wish I did not have to talk about the hate against people who love each other. Serbian Riot Police clashed on Sunday with far-right homophobes and haters that thought they had any business of rejecting the human rights of LGBTQI-people.
This was not an isolated incident. Not at all. This is not a specific case of severe homophobia that one can only find in Serbia. And it is also not just one of those public manifestations of homophobia, because there can’t be any distinction here between what is personal and political. Homophobia will always be political, and it can hit you wherever you are.
But I keep going back to these pictures. Pictures of people participating in a Pride celebration that previous years would have not taken place. These gorgeous queers are out and proud and loud and are fighting, not with the police but for eachother and through activism try to change the world that they live in.
And then there is all of these teenage suicides in the U.S, queers that has been bullied so badly that they have taken their own life. I cry when I think about all of this. And this youtube-clip is one of the strongest I ever seen.
The It Gets Better project is brilliant and beautiful. And I’m sorry, but I really don’t know what to say right now. Just take some time to watch some of the videos. And don’t forget that you have the right to be angry, you have the right to cry, you have the fucking right to love whom ever you wish to love, and that you are not alone. You are not alone because there is so many people, we are an army of lovers, and an army of lovers cannot loose.
To all LGBTQI sisters, brothers and all of those who wish to be neither- I love you.