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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-12-09 01:04 PM
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"The GLBT movement has done us a disservice for far too long..."
Edited on Sun Jul-12-09 01:06 PM by lightningandsnow
"...by arguing for our civil rights under watered-down pretenses."

Jaclyn Friedman reads a spoken word piece at the Boston Dyke March

Amazing, beautiful, powerful words. So much I could quote from this video.

http://jvoices.com/2009/06/16/jaclyn-friedman-at-boston... /

Assimilationist politics are not the way to get our rights. All of us must fight - for all of us.

"Waiting our turn isn't working. Asking nicely isn't working."


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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:49 PM
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1. I couldn't agree more
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 09:44 PM
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2. Sounds about right
although it is heresy to many here on DU
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:49 AM
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3. "Assimilationist politics are not the way to get our rights."
Edited on Tue Jul-14-09 01:50 AM by Behind the Aegis
That should be one of the mottos for the new GLBT movement.

"We're here! We're Queer! Get used to it!"

Seems many have become "used to it." Now, instead of ignoring us, they pat us on the head and say: "see we know you are here, isn't that what you asked for in the first place?"

On edit: Remember all, the opposite of "love" is not "hate," but "indifference." Seems we get that in spades!
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 03:57 PM
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4. Sorry , I can't suspend disbelief
the latest
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