it’s strugglingtobeheard here, trying to reach out to some people that i would like to network with. i have talked about my involvement in the sex work industry. i am a queer genderfluid person who has been involved in this industry for about 6 years, on and off. right now, it is a lot more mild than the club scene i was dealing with in the past. but online camming is still a world of it’s own with the oppressions we face in our in space lives coming into our online lives. and so i want to network with other self-identified qtpoc (especially Black folks) who are involved in this work, either online or offline, who want to create or work together to create some kind of space where we can discuss, share and have some safety to just be us.
right now i am thinking something that is free and easy to start up, such as a password protected twitter, tumblr or facebook group. something along those lines. or even an email list where we can send each other messages. tinychat and gchat options or skype sessions as well. i want to protect people’s privacy, i know this is a big issue, so if you want to chat or collaborate but don’t want to reblog/call attention, i understand. a message marked private might be a good way to start, if you are comfortable.
i don’t have anything concrete yet, but my time at the allied media conference has given me a bit of energy and an idea and the sense that i might as well and see what i can do on my own and build from there. so if you are self-identified qtpoc who is involved in sex work (or seriously considering, maybe… maybe.) then i would love if you signal boost this, contact me, or those who aren’t pass this along to those who might be.
my ultimate dream would to be to set up a way to market ourselves to a qtpoc customer base so we would have less of the stress to deal with in our livings. but this is further down the line. so in the meantime, please signal boost or hit me up if you’d like!! if you don’t feel comfortable doing so or want more info, feel free to also message me in that regard.
I need to go to this media conference next year, all these bloggers came back with so many ideas… signal boost!
Lately, I’ve been getting asks asking me to detail why some of the more radical queers are so “anti-marriage equality”. Well, first off, I can’t really speak for everyone in the community, so I’m just going to give my perspective on it. A lot of radical queers aren’t the biggest fans of marriage equality for a number of reasons. Some aren’t seeking state sanction of their lives. Some aren’t interested in what is perceived as a perpetuation of a capitalist, sexist institution under the guise of a union. Some don’t see much legitimacy in marriage equality when there are a number of other issues affecting queers that marriage equality won’t fix.
For me, I think a lot of the issues with the excessive promotion of marriage equality is when people try to make it the main issue of the queer community. It’s when people think that our happiness or our struggle as a community ends when we achieve marriage equality that it becomes a huge issue.
It implies that achieving the right to marry will somehow erase all of the other struggles we face. It implies that we’re a one-issue movement, which is not the case. I think that’s where the issue arises, which is something I agree with because it’s a foul assumption to make that the right to marry will be the panacea to all of the prejudices we face as a community.
dez-ray, this might help.
Y’all keep on sending in other great underrated feminist blogs out in the cyberworld! (in case you haven’t notices, i’m very big on independent media and increasing representation)
also, are those the tags one should use to find latina content WITHOUT the porn overload??