Thank you, Gentle Reader, for bearing with an entire month of LGBTQIA content! We’ll be back to the adventures soon enough. Today? Today, as last year, I am likely hungover on a bus, traveling back to my house post-Pride.
Wednesday and Friday, you’ll get to hear all about it. For now, a recap of June’s Posts!
Poetic Interlude LX – Allen Ginsburg’s Footnote to Howl.
Post the Fifty-Seventh: In Which We Go Over The Rainbow – A summary of what, exactly, the colors in the Pride Flag actually mean, and why the rainbow is an LGBTQIA symbol.
Post the Fifty-Eighth: The Stonewall Riots – In which I explain why, precisely, Pride parades are a thing, what they mean, and how they started.
Post the Fifty-Ninth: Song with Queer Themes – A yearly tradition, in which I share explicitly queer music that I’ve found.
Poetic Interlude LXI – Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese.
Post the Sixtieth: How to Do Ally Right: A Primer – In which I gently mention some ways to better support one’s QUILTBAG friends.
Post the Sixty-First: A Recap of Pride 2013: Part I – a rerun from last year, dealing with last year’s Pride. Duh.
Post the Sixty-Second: A Recap of Pride 2013: Part II – Part two of the same. Likewise, duh.
Poetic Interlude LXII – Audre Lord’s Love Poem.
Post the Sixty-Third: We’re Here, We’re Queer, and No One Cares: Why LGBTQIA Visibility Still Matters – Exactly what it says on the tin.
Post the Sixty-Fourth: The Gay Nineties – In which I talk about how naive we were, and how much progress we made, in the 1990’s.
Post the Sixty-Fifth: In Which We Think Of The Children – How “defending” children from queers hurts LGBT and straight children alike.
Poetic Interlude LXIII – A video of Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon performing part of their slam-poetry show, Gender Failure
Post the Sixty-Sixth: In Which We Pass – Passing Privilege is mentioned in passing, and I talk about how I don’t wanna Pass for straight.
Post the Sixty-Seventh: In Which We Face The Law – an extensively researched resource of what the law precisely is, in each of the 80-something countries where homosexuality is still illegal, with the ones that still put queers to death highlighted in bold.
Post the Sixty-Eighth: In Which We’re Coming Out – my personal coming out story, for what it’s worth.
Poetic Interlude LXIV – Hilda Doolittle’s Lethe.
I hope you enjoyed this month’s festivities, and are filled with the sense of the sea of diverse humanity surging all about you. HAPPY PRIDE, Y’ALL!
And, just because you’ve been so patient to get to this point, a song: