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2nd Annual Coat Drive for Homeless LGBTQI Youth

22 Nov

Hey queers,
Here’s a message from the LGBT office:
Last year, we filled a 10 foot U-Haul of clothes, coats, shoes and accessories for the Ali Forney Center, who is still distributing those items this winter. For 2010, we are hoping to repeat that success for MCCNY’s Sylvia’s Place. Free catering will be provided and there will be a raffle of some incredible prizes to raise money for transporting the donations to the LGBTQ youth emergency shelter and drop-in. You can also follow the event and RSVP on Facebook:
If you have any queer-holiday-giving bones in you, we’d better see you at this event!
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TRANS AWARENESS WEEK at NYU

11 Nov

Hope to see you all at some of the FANTASTIC events NYU has lined up for Trans Awareness Week. For more information, check out Trans Awareness Week at NYU.

Good for a LOL: Feminist Hulk

6 Nov

Feminist Hulk (one of a series of Hulks-on-Twitter, like FilmCritHulk) is billed as HULK SAYS FUCK PATRIARCHY. HULK HERE TO SMASH GENDER BINARY. And you know what, Hulk is pretty damn funny. Favorite recent tweets include:

HULK RUN INTO ONE OF FEMINIST HULK FOLLOWERS AT POLLS. HULK IN AWE OF THE BEAUTY AND SMALLNESS OF THE WORLD SOMETIMES. 5:33 PM Nov 2nd via web

 

HULK DRESS UP AS “REFUSAL TO ACKNOWLEDGE COMPLICITY BETWEEN PRIVILEGE AND OPPRESSION.” SCARIEST THING HULK CAN THINK OF.  8:02 PM Oct 31st via web

 

HULK SMASH “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL” INTO BITS! SUGGEST POLICY OF “PROUDLY TELL, NICELY ASK, + SMASH BULLSHIT HOMOPHOBIA!” 11:40 AM Oct 21st via web

 

HULK DOWN WITH GENDER PERFORMATIVITY, LONG AS IT CONSCIOUS OF CONSTRUCTION. ESSENTIALIZING IT, HOWEVER, COMPEL SMASH! 10:29 AM Sep 14th via web

 

ROUNDNESS OF BRUSSELS SPROUTS CHALLENGE PHALLOCENTRIC PARADIGM THAT PRIVILEGE LINEARITY? REGARDLESS, GREEN AND TASTY! Mon Sep 6 12:08:36 2010 via web

 

You can also read Feminist Hulk’s “SMASH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW” with Ms. Magazine here. (Feminist Hulk also makes me wish all queer theorists and activists could be awesomely concise. If you’re going to use twenty-character words, better make the remaining 120 count!)

LINKS!

25 Oct

Edward Winkleman (of Winkleman Gallery on 621 West 27th St.) writes a “Note to Disenfranchised Gay Democrats” in his awesome, quite popular blog. 

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has issued a new mandate : only five senior officials can expel someone from the military for being gay; all five of these individuals are civilians.

BBC article (potentially problematic?) on forced marriage and its LGBT victims

Attacks in uganda following the publication of names/photos of “outed” individuals

http://www.whitehouse.gov/itgetsbetter Yep, Obama has contributed to the project

along with Margaret Cho, and Google.

Links You May Have Missed :P

11 Oct

James Franco in drag for the cover of Candy? Oh my? Yes please?

A new national sex survey published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine is available for download through this link–just answer a couple questions and you’ll be able to download it to access articles like “Looking at Sexual Behavior 60 Years after Kinsey.”

(And here is Slate’s response to that survey^: “The Ass Man Cometh: Experimentation, Orgasms, and the Rise of Anal Sex”)

Human Right’s Campaign New Yorkers for Marriage Equality–sign the petition and watch Julianne Moore give her reasons + Mayor Bloomberg’s short and to the point argument.

Pride Parade in Serbia attacked by far-right protestors; violence erupts. Last year, the parade was cancelled because of potential violence.

Oh, and God hates ugly skirts.

Oh, and here’s something to keep you going :D Brick Stone v. Westboro Baptists

TONIGHT: “Against Equality” at NYU

6 Oct

Pride Month and Queer Union Present:

Against Equality: Queer Challenges to the Politics of Inclusion

How do policies of “family values” coerce conformity while cutting government funding for programs such as childcare, healthcare, and reproductive services?

How does same-sex marriage reflect a narrow model of gay citizenship based on consumption, private domesticity, and homonormativity?

How can we gain legal recognition of a wider range of relationships, households, and families?

How can we separate benefits from martial status to provide access to vital government support programs for all people?

Join us for a panel discussion with the organization “Against Equality,” a queer collective that dissects the logic of the national campaigns for gay marriage and begs us to question what our queerest futures might look like.

This event is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible. If you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.

For more information on all Pride Month events: www.nyu.edu/clubs/pride (or take another look at the gorgeous pride month calendar)

Against Equality
Wednesday, October 6: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Kimmel 602 (60 Washington Square South)

Sarah Silverman Gets Serious

4 Oct

How I came to love one of my favorite comedians even more: