What would it look like if the LGBT movement had a racial justice agenda? Well,...– Moving Beyond ‘Gay Is the New Black’: NOM’s Divisive Racial Politics and the LGBT Movement’s Need for a Racial Justice Agenda
People of color, women, and gays — who now have greater access to the centers of...– Excerpt from Teju Cole’s essay “The White Savior Industrial Complex”. (via riotandremember)
I don’t care how much sex anyone has, how often they do it, or who they do it...– Charlie Glickman (If You Don’t Respect Sluts, You Don’t Respect Women)
Dharun Ravi: Punished for Being An Immigrant →
The result is not just a failure of hate crime laws and our criminal justice system — it is a failure of our immigration system to afford leniency. We aren’t just punishing Dharun for being a gay-hating douche-bag; we are also punishing him for being an immigrant.
: RIP Sepia Mutiny →
fascinasians: Sepia Mutiny, one of the first blogs to write about South Asian issues, will be shutting down April 1 (Here’s hoping that this is an April Fool’s prank). I also truly feel that the mission of Sepia Mutiny is complete, especially for what I envisioned SM would be all about (other bloggers…
It is nothing less than a clear contradiction for the nation to endorse freedom...– Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws by Kevin R. Johnson (via ponderaway)
a. bayani: Western concepts of queer&trans and the... →
thismakesmeanxious: titotibok: satifice: ndnsurgency: sofriel: So this is a thing that I was thinking about while trying to fall asleep last night. I’ve been feeling more and more uncomfortable with “transgender” and the whole Western construction of queer/trans identity, and I think I’ve hit on one of the… The emergence of transgender or “third gender” concepts and anthropology go...
[IYJL: I searched for a line to stand in / We... →
sqs-tec: This resonates with the trans* community and LGB community as well. Very well said. ”I’m tired of organizations that say they support undocumented youth but won’t hire us because they can’t “risk it.” That hurts more than any anti-immigrant policy. Preach on from your pulpits but words mean nothing, nothing to me without action, without risk. You say you feel bad, you want to do...
To my desi followers, I know most of us are great... →
anjanana: This website is catered towards the modern South Asian American generation. It talks about the problems we face and how others have dealt with similar issues. Sometimes, it’s just nice to know that we’re not alone.
Anonymous asked: Do parents of queer Desi youth often try to get their kids married because of cultural reasons?
"The time to come out is now." -Jorge M. →
iyjl: National Coming Out of the Shadows Week is around the corner and this week the Windy City times, a Chicago a Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication, featured Jorge Mena, a queer undocumented organizer with the Immigrant Youth Justice League ( IYJL ). Jorge shares his story and reflects on the importance of coming out of the shadows as an undocumented queer living Chicago. As I...
A Queer Desi Datebook →
Bay Area Event: Asylum at the End of the Rainbow
For many South Asian LGBTI people living in the Bay Area who lose their jobs, asylum is the only way to avoid returning home and facing persecution. Come and learn the “ins” and “outs” of the law from our panel of legal experts: Reena Arya, Camiel Becker and Shahpour (Shawn) Matloob. Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: San Francisco LGBT...
Of Border Gays and Trans Migrants: Where Next? →
Gay is not the new black; it is the old white.
How To Be An Ally →