28 iunie: critici si perspective asupra pride-ului

sambata 28 iunie, ora 17:00
centru feminist sofia nadejde

sambata asta ne intalnim cu cercul de lecturi si vom purta niste discutii necesare despre gay pride – ce inseamna pentru noi, ce critici avem la adresa lui, ce alte critici exista, pornind de la urmatoarele resurse:

*Daca doresti sa participi te poti alatura discutiilor chiar daca nu ai mai venit pana acum la vreo sesiune de cerc! (acest grup este “women- and trans* only” – detalii aici)!

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3 Responses to “28 iunie: critici si perspective asupra pride-ului”

  1. Sambata 28/06: Cercul de lecturi feministe | CFSN

    […] Cercul de lecturi se intoarce: sambata la ora 16 ne intalnim si discutam despre pride. […]

  2. r.

    si inca 2 texte:

    “Assimilationists want nothing less than to construct the homosexual as normal – white, monogamous, wealthy, 2.5 children, SUVs with a white picket fence. This construction, of course, reproduces the stability of heterosexuality, whiteness, patriarchy, the gender binary, and capitalism itself. If we genuinely want to make ruins of this totality, we need to make a break. We don’t need inclusion into marriage, the military, and the state. We need to end them. No more gay politicians, CEOs, and cops. We need to swiftly and immediately articulate a wide gulf between the politics of assimilation and the struggle for liberation. We need to rediscover our riotous inheritance as queer anarchists. We need to destroy constructions of normalcy, and create instead a position based in our alienation from this normalcy, and one capable of dismantling it.”
    — Toward The Queerest Insurrection, via Son of Baldwin

    “Gay Pride™ is subordination to the State and Empire.
    Gay Pride™ is homage to capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy.
    Gay Pride™ is co-optation of queer radicalism by liberals, Democrats, academics, hipsters, and NGOs.
    Gay Pride™ is the eradication of trans bodies and narratives, and queer militancies.
    Gay Pride™ is gala events for the elite.
    Gay Pride™ is walking past homeless queer youth.
    Gay Pride™ is assimilation into straight society.
    Gay Pride™ is corporate.
    Gay Pride™ is destruction of queer histories of mutual-aid, resistance, shame, promiscuity, creativity, humor, love, community, brutality, poverty, and disease.
    Gay Pride™ is “we’re just like you”.
    Gay Pride™ is safe, privileged, accommodationist, vanilla, temporary, and very boring.
    Gay Pride™ is to ignore trans women of color being beat by police and murdered by street bigots.
    Gay Pride™ is to achieve equality and sameness, to settle and be conditional, to compromise. Nothing more. Always less.
    Gay Pride™ is forgetting about those affected by HIV/AIDS.
    Gay Pride™ is “straight-acting”, “masc only”, “promise I’m not that gay tho”, “sry no effeminate guys”, “not into Asians”, “prefer white guys”, “no fatties or trannies”.
    Gay Pride™ is gender binary.
    Gay Pride™ is on the sidewalk, obeying the police when they say the party is over.
    Gay Pride™ is neglecting all of the queer and trans prisoners held captive by the State.
    Gay Pride™ is marriage and military.
    Gay Pride™ is poor people of color being pushed out of their neighborhoods by a white gay gentry.
    Gay Pride™ is refusing to avenge religious fundamentalists who cause young queers to commit suicide.
    Gay Pride™ is “things aren’t that bad in Russia.”
    Gay Pride™ is being able to participate in the military-industrial complex, kill and rape people in other countries in the name of “freedom”, yet be fired from a minimum wage job in the US because of your sexuality and/or gender identity.
    Gay Pride™ is giving a shit about corporate media and entertainment.
    Gay Pride™ is pretending electoral politics will bring about social change.
    Gay Pride™ is a rearranging of the existing social order only to accommodate a few, as opposed to collective liberation and dismantling of oppressive systems.
    Gay Pride™ is nationalism.
    Gay Pride™ is to water down and tranquilize – to make “normal”.
    Gay Pride™ is men and women who arm themselves to kill people who are deemed criminals, deviants, and terrorists by the State.
    Gay Pride™ is business casual or muscle tees.
    Gay Pride™ is the invisibilization of people of color.
    Gay Pride™ is to dismiss queer Palestinians being murdered by the Israeli apartheid state.
    Gay Pride™ is gay men being misogynist pigs and committing verbal, physical, and sexual violence against women and it being “okay” since they’re gay.
    Gay Pride™ is obscuring histories of Western colonialism and silencing Indigenous voices.
    Gay Pride™ is “speak English or go back to your country”.
    Gay Pride™ is a mythology and an opiate.”

  3. r.

    “When Representation Isn’t Enough: Why Not All of Us Are Proud”
    by Alok Vaid-Menon, RETURN THE GAYZE

    “This month President Obama released a proclamation recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month. Just a couple of days earlier the Anti-Violence Project released its annual report documenting the violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. According to this report, this past year we witnessed a 21 percent increase in physical violence against LGBTQ people. The proximity of these events is not coincidental; they highlight a dilemma we face as queer activists (of color) where our representation is regarded more than our reality.

    In 1995, my aunt Urvashi Vaid, a lesbian activist, coined the term “Virtual Equality” to describe a political moment in the United States where the gay movement had achieved visibility without actually obtaining substantive access to power. Virtual equality was offered as a critique of a type of politics invested in representation––but not actually shifts in livelihood. While gays and lesbians had achieved unprecedented attention, they were still vulnerable to harm. Almost two decades later, as another queer brown activist, I find myself confronting the same curse of virtual equality––inheriting a movement that seems more invested in superlatives than statistics.

    When Obama decided to recognize LGBT Pride, I wonder if he did his research. Pride, as we celebrate it today, was established to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, an event that is often attributed as the beginning of the LGBT movement in the United States. Stonewall was not a corporate parade; it was a riot against police brutality that was initiated by trans and gender non-conforming people of color like Marsha P. Johnson. The same people who started our movement are still fighting for their lives today.

    Despite recent media attention of transgender people of color––like Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox––these communities are experiencing increased violence. According to the AVP report, almost 90 percent of the LGBTQ homicides this past year were people of color. Almost three-quarters (72 percent) of homicide victims were transgender women. Of the survivors of violence, 32 percent expressed experiencing hostile attitudes from the police.

    Not much has actually changed since 1969: the police are still profiling and harassing trans people of color. Representation does not trickle down to justice. …”