Skip to comments.For Queer People, There’s Already 2016 Election Fatigue (Yes, that's a real headline)
Posted on 04/17/2015 3:43:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Last month, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, became one of the first major candidates in the marathon slog that is our modern presidential election cycle. Usually, when I want to see people get hit while running an obstacle course, I binge-watch Wipeout, the popular ABC show. But as anyone on social media is certainly well aware, there is no escaping our countrys least-enjoyable reality show: Americas Next Top Presidential Candidate (until the Next One, and the Next One, and the One After That). This year, my election fatigue is already so bad, I wont even watch political gaffes on YouTube.
Im far from alone in feeling this way. If you care about queer issuessuch as HIV criminalization, the recent string of murders of transgender women of color, or our patchwork map of antidiscrimination laws in states like Indianapresidential politics can feel a little like the office Christmas party: a function where attendance, and faux enjoyment, are obligatory. Sure, the shrimp cocktails and free wine are nice, but Id rather be at home doing something I actually care aboutlike tracking down obscure bits of queer history or rewatching episodes of Broad City.
This isnt to say the presidential election doesnt matter, because it certainly does. Having Cruz or Hillary Clinton in the White House will mean vastly different things for queer people and our civil rights....
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
I am a journalist, curator, and speaker in New York City. I write for folks like The New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, VICE, and Slate, and other places. I mostly cover queer culture, art, and politics, but also Rube Goldberg machines, racism on reality television, the renaissance of Shirley Jackson, non-linear non-fiction, and the literary origin of zombies in America.
In 2010, I founded the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, a grassroots organization dedicated to helping local communities create engaging exhibitions rooted in their own experience. Through Pop-Up, Ive curated shows around the country and had the opportunity to give lectures and lead workshops on queer history, AIDS activism, and museum praxis at museums, colleges, community centers, and punk houses of all kinds. The proudest moment of my life might be the day that George Chauncey told me, Youre making history cool.
Im also a development associate with the Urban Justice Center, a consultant for MIX NYC (New York Citys queer experimental film festival), an Advisory Board member of the academic journal QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, and a proud alumnus of Team Awesome / The Rude Mechanical Orchestra. In previous lives, I ghostwrote twelve young adult and middle grade novels, worked with queer youth at The Hetrick Martin Institute, was a professional house-sitter, volunteered on a rape crisis hotline, and typed up emails for lawyers late, late at night. I have an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and am represented by Meredith Kaffel at Defiore & Co.
They should protest by not voting.
Or election fagitue?
“In 2010, I founded the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History...”
He have to rub on it to get it to work?
Or, as they say in China, erection fatigue.
LMAO! Very quick-witted. SA-LUTE!
HIV/AIDS does has its upside.
Fag out, ey?
Is that Bud Bundy?
I give up on the lettering for these freaks. If it’s about lesbos then its LGBT, if it’s about gheys then its GLBT and if they want to be called queers they throw a Q on the end for good measure. From now on I am referring to them all as GIBLETS, the questionable innards of wierd birds, aka GiBLeTs, forget the Q, they’re all queer.
I am afraid to go to a BBQ and that is BYOB.
Pop-ups and engaging exhibitions really scares me.
Okay, an someone please explain to me how gay and queer are different.
To me, their both homosexuals, nothing more.
Would they publish a headline about what straight people think about all this “queer” nonsense?
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