Commentary regarding a post by Pascoe and Bridges regarding Macklemore, The Warwick Rowing Team, masculinity and the demonstration of sexuality as a way to confront homophobia. I both agree with some of their points, and offer critique of other ideas they offer. Macklemore, Bronies, Warwick Rowers, and Chris Kluwe among others, in my opinion are negotiating new boundaries defining masculinity and sexual expression, and with any negotiation, there is an element of experimentation and exploration involved.
The cycles and dynamics which are both inevitable and avoidable are modulated and remedied by learning to listen to one another with an inquisitive desire to understand the other’s history.
I received info about this exhibition on the “queer-events” list, and it got me thinking about the question: is war a queer issue? I hope you think about the question and post your ideas as comments to the blog post.
Follow the URL below to find out more about the Pittsburgh Queer Music and Performance Festival to be held June 23rd from 3PM-1AM! Here is what I received in an email about it: The idea behind it, and the reason we feel it’s so important to put on an all dayRead More
Persad’s big fundraiser, Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art is coming up, and they have a ticket giveaway going on via Facebook! Follow the link below, check out the file; answer some questions and have a chance to win tickets! The party is always one of the “don’t miss” Spring events inRead More
Is there a possibility that suppressing a person’s naturally occurring sexuality enables them to be more successful? Maybe so. Most interesting to me about this story: the anti-gay folks have always used Forster’s life and other examples to show why being gay is so horrible. When in reality, what hisRead More
The piece I’m putting in the show this year, is a piece that has been in my studio for a while, and is titled, “glass houses.” It is a mixed media work, 15″ h x 13″w x 12″ d, and was first constructed as part of the baby doll series.
Posting this is totally different for me! Â But in the midst of the heavy political stuff, doesn’t some absolutely beautiful photographs sound like the perfect break? These images are amazing and gloriously colorful. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. This is one of my favorite from theRead More