Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shameless Self Promotion Sunday

Please feel free to share any links to queer or queer related topics of interest. You can post a blog entry you made, a website you found interesting. Anything goes as long as it is queer in nature.


David Elijah Nahmod said...

I have a lot of respect for Queers United, so I'd like to ask people here for a little feedback.
Over at my own blog, David's Open Forum, I've been writing about some very disturbing behavior I've been seeing in the LGBT community.
In the past week, two gay men told me they didn't want to be part of the community anymore, because of the poor treatment they've repeatedly been subjected to.
A few weeks ago, I encountered a gay man with AIDS who was made fun of for being "gross"~~his tormenter was another gay man.
I swear to God I'm not making that story up~~though I don't have HIV, I've been subjected to similar treatment within the community for other reasons.

I've also heard scores of bisexuals and transgenders say that they feel intentionally excluded from the larger community~~I've found bi & trans folk to be amomg the kindest and most tolerant people around!

So I've been blogging my outrage that a community under siege could treat it's own so poorly when we need each other.
But more often than not, I've let my anger get the better of me and I haven't expressed myself in the best way.

Then I had an epiphany: I interviewed Judy Shepard (Matt Shepard's Mom). Doing that interview, which was just published in Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco) and Q-Notes (N & S Carolina) was a life changing experience: Judy's quiet grace and compassion in the face of such a horrible tragedy
was inspiring, to say the least.

So now I'm trying to follow her example and raise my issues with the community in a manner that's more loving and kind, and in a way that will bring about positive change.

I'd appreciate any feedback or advice anyone might offer~~constructive criticsm is more than welcome.
Please feel free to check out my blog and tell me what you think.

If I didn't care, if I did't yearn so deeply for a loving community, I wouldn't speak up.

wendy kovitz said...

As a straight woman with a bevy of queer characters I would love to find some collaborators for my fictional fantasy blog (The Book of Ara). It's a bit sudsy and doesn't take itself too seriously, but it's full of equality themes and people changing the world, even if only accidentally. So far, a handful of the characters are writing their memoirs, commentaries, etc as I poo-pooh the role of the omniscient author.

If you ever wondered what it would be like to rewrite the world to have it make sense, you might like it at The Book of Ara.

Phillip Minton said...

Wrote a post with my personal take on the impending statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that will include new language against marriage equality (and co-habitation, and divorce, and contraception, and in vitro fertilization to name a few.)

Unite the Fight: My Personal Take on the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference Plan to Release November Statement Against Marriage Equality

Christine Macdonald said...

There is a lot of love in this room! :)

My name is Christine (Kiki) and I'm starting my own greeting card line created specifically for and in honor of my loved ones in the GLBT community. Also, I'm dating a FTM transgender.

Thanks for this post!

Please follow my company twitter: GLBTCards

and also check out my website (the link is on my GLBTCards twitter page)

and blog:

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