SHUT UP WE’RE BEING SUPPORTIVE.
Submitted by thevoicesproject :
THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
‘The aim was to pick up chicks by sounding like a Frenchman. Hasn’t really worked out yet.
In THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE 17 year old Charlie struggles to find the words to be true to himself…and his best friend.
A wry, delicate take on first love and awakening sexuality from a young man’s perspective, THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE is written and performed by Kim Ho, under the mentorship of leading Australian playwright Tommy Murphy, and directed by Laura Scrivano, for The Voices Project from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp)
Don’t miss this folks. This is a must-watch.
In conclusion, the drama between the transgender community and HRC (which sadly flared up last week after Rep. Frank introduced a non-inclusive ENDA) is a forty-year-old stew flavored with historical hatred, arrogance, political miscalculations, communication failures, misunderstandings, mistrust, and Machiavellian duplicity.
HRC also has a pathetic history of refusing to deal with trans people as equals not only in terms of civil rights legislation but even in hiring talented transgender people for their organization. This historical negativity keeps transpeople from working with HRC in any capacity. (Don’t even get me started about the African-American community beefs with HRC, that’s another post.)
The problem is, the homosexual community is very organized. They got a lot of money behind them. In fact, the average homosexual makes more than the average person does. They have better education. And they’re really good at shutting anybody down and embarrassing them so they will shut up.
Really excited to share this with everyone — OP’s 11th issue will be here at the end of the month! Our HERO issue features trans pioneer Lou Sullivan on the cover (thank you SF GLBT Historical Society for the beautiful photographs of Lou) — not to mention we get to chat with artist Del LaGrace Volcano, Kate Bornstein, Janet Mock, Jamison Green and a ton of other inspiring people. Secure your copy by pre-ordering today, this edition WILL sell out.
OP #11 - The Hero Issue - Featuring Lou Sullivan available April 30th. Pre-order available.
Honoring a number of trailblazers who set a precedent for what trans communities are built upon and those who continue to create change today, this issue of Original Plumbing includes a special section celebrating the life of Lou Sullivan and his FTM International newsletter.
This 90-page issue also includes an artist portfolio on Del LaGrace Volcano, words of wisdom from Auntie Kate Bornstein, writing by Dean Spade and features on Kylar Broadus, Jamison Green, Imani Henry, Gunner Scott, Christopher Lee, Janet Mock, Tyler Fong, Jed Bell, Rupert Raj. With contributors Sean Dorsey, Catherine Opie, Stephen Ira, Alexander Rose, James Darling, Shawna Virago, Oliver Bendorf, Josh Klipp andJason Cromwell.
(Cover photo of Lou courtesy of the SF GLBT Historical Society)
Catholic Bigot and Homophobe Bill Donohue: Marriage Isn’t About Love
The 2013 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN’s eighth national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN’s mission for fighting anti-LGBT bias in K-12 schools across the nation. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN to inform education policymakers and the public about the right of all students to be treated with respect in their schools. Many students in the past have also used the survey information to advocate with their teachers and principals for safer schools for LGBT students.
You can help GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) inform education policymakers and the public about what’s really going on in our nation’s schools by completing the 2013 National School Climate Survey. If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2012-2013), identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school. (If you did not complete the entire school year you can still participate in the survey.) The survey is completely anonymous.
The survey asks questions about your experiences in school, including hearing homophobic remarks, being harassed because of your sexual orientation and/or how you express your gender and how supportive your school is of LGBT students.
Project Queer will be posting all sort of photos, videos, articles, and stories about IDAHO: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia today - May 17th.
Check out the IDAHO tag to view all the posts!