We had a group discussion/admission last night of a certain fondness for “Friends.” It reminded me of a night in the 90s when Joe, Ann, Matthew, and I all came out as Oasis fans. (This was also night of me and Matthew’s first kiss! Which I only remember now because a few years ago we walked by the spot and he pointed it out and I felt terrible that I had no idea what he was talking about.)
This reminds me of one of my favorite Iggy Pop stories that I have decided is true NMW because it is so good. He was in jail for being drunk and disorderly or something and his manager to bail him out. When Iggy was brought out of the cell, the manager said, “Iggy what’s going on, and why are you wearing a woman’s dress?” Iggy replied, “I beg your pardon, this is a man’s dress.”
Sunday, August 12th at 6 pm at the Red Clover Collective (603 E. 30th Street)
Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) will present an overview of their work on dismantling racism. https://sites.google.com/site/baltoracialjustice/home
Elvis Bakaitis will present Queers in history! We know they were *there,* so where were they? Come and find out about the magic of 19th century “romantic friendships,” and the awesome queer blues singers of the 1920’s & ’30s. We’ll also take a look at the state of queer historical archives today, and how some institutions hide or conceal information, making for a strange ambiguity about queerness. How do we want to portray and remember queer history, and how are those narratives taking shape?Elvis Bakaitis is a Brooklyn-based zinester and future librarian. In 2012, they co-organized the NYC Feminist Zinefest, and has given talks on queer history at Rutgers University, the Hedrick-Martin Institute (home of Harvey Milk High School), Kearny High School in New Jersey, and Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore. They also facilitate the monthly feminist bookclub at Bluestockings Bookstore.
Suzy X. will present IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU: blogger Suzy X. examines the rugged individualism so prevalent in mainstream feminist politics today. From Slutwalk and sex positivity, to the defense of reproductive rights, and to the liberal aspirations of Having It All™, she believes one of the setbacks of feminism today is the narrow interpretation of “the personal is political,” that prioritizes a focus on the individual over intersectional and collective organizing.http://suzy-x.tumblr.com/
As always we’ll be meeting at the Red Clover Collective to break ice & eat FREE FOOD w/ gluten free and vegan options, child care, (please rsvp if you can so we can anticipate the # of kids!) and music.
These events are closed to cis-men (male assigned at birth & male identified).
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and thanks to the Research Associates Foundation for making this series possible!
COME TO THIS BMORE FEMINIST BBQ!
This might be all I aspire to in life.