Since Pride is upon us . . . here’s some queerness the way i understand it . . .
a. stonewall was a qpoc trans/ queer riot. not whit folk lookin cute.
b. gay pride (originally the Christopher St. March) started as a political call out of homophobia, imperilaism, colonization, racism, and capitalism. not just a drunken weekend.
c. just because we can get married doesn’t mean we’re free. if anything is means the opposite. it means the capitalist have deemed us important enough to the political/ economic foundations of Babylon that it wants us to contribute in greater amounts to it’s terror campaign through assimilation.
d. assimilation is a failed strategy! need proof? look at that precious voting rights act that assimilating Black folk struggled for during the Civil Rights Movement. It kinda dissappeared while folk were in the Castro giving bourgeouis social relations the tens. You can never be given full equality in a system built off hierarchy and especially if it established this hierarchy by standing on your back, murdering your people, and telling you that you are inferior.
e. marraige has always been about economics and property relations in the eyes of the state. why else do you think you sign legal documents to inform your personal love of another.
f. starbucks, absolut, walgreens, the police, and whoever else sponsors pride, don’t give three fucks about you, as a queer. they want your money, and the good publicity. if they cared about you they wouldn’t be charging you outrageously for their products. they might actually be giving you some money to deal with this capitalism.
g. the HRC is racist.
h. queers are fierce and have so much fierce history that isn’t acknowledged or celebrated at Pride- lets have our own alternatives. this system necessitated homophobia to build itself. it called us witches, and sinners in order to disrupt peace in our communities and steal resources/ property in order to gain profit. Lets not let this system disrespect us by throwing us a party (and paying to get in), lets tell this system how invalid it is by communing outside of it, celebrating, and speaking on how we are still not free/ how we gonna get there.
i. we’re queer because the straightness is boring. lets not police, or shade, one another about expression and choices.