Posts Tagged “LGBTQ”

Shame on pride, or “Reverse the Polarity of this Non-Profit Vortex”

06.30.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

A few local blogs have written about the events produced by Gay Shame at SF’s LGBT Center over Pride weekend, and I don’t want to poach too heavily from them. Thanks very much to curator Courtney Dailey for telling me about the Cry-In. Check outhttp://www.gayshamesf.org/ for complete info. BUT,  I do want to praise the excellent graph... More

Pride honors that can’t be accepted

06.30.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

I’m just so f’ing proud to be part of a community that Judith Butler is part of. And I’m really proud and happy that Butler decided to refuse to accept the Civil Courage Prize at Berlin’s Christopher Street Day celebration, and gave an emphatic and eloquent speech explaining why. Christopher Street Day is a European LGBTQ Pride event that happens in various cities throughout Europe. Butler’s objections were based on the commercialization of the event, but more importantly, on problems with racist discrimination faced especially by immigrant LGBT peoples. Here is part of Butler’s speech, and part of the organizers’ response to her.

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