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A Revolutionary Act

Marlon Riggs never lied

by j. brotherlove

Longtime Companion by Ajamu

"My photographic practice is an attempt to investigate the role of the image in the mise-en scene of sexuality, desire and fantasy from the diasporic perspective of a black queer subject."

- Ajamu (via Autograph)

What infuriates me most about people who want to legislate against (any form of) gay relationships is that their opposition is based on their interpretations of sex and religion. Not mine.

I demand the right to share my aspirations, fears and life with any person (or persons) who reciprocate those feelings, regardless of their sex or gender. I will fight you for these basic elements of happiness.

Stay out of my bedroom. Stay out of my faith.

Extra, Extra:
Ajamu (SexMutant)
Marlon Riggs (Museum of Broadcast Communications)
Tongues Untied (Amazon)
Love amid controversy (Southern Voice)

pub: 06/14/2006 | previous entry | next entry | feedback x 4 | subscribe

What infuriates me most about people who want to legislate against (any form of) gay relationships is that their opposition is based on their interpretations of sex and religion. Not mine.

So true! Their opposition is always based on their preoccupation with how we have sex. They don’t even attempt to understand how we love.

I agree with Bernie. That’s the best way I’ve ever heard it put.

(You DO have a heart. Go figure.)

To acknowledge and understand how gay people love would force people to admit that we are not much different than them; a scary thought for the bigoted.

“…if anybody deserves some recognition for getting as far as they did, it’s gays because it’s really difficult to have a long-term relationship in such tense times.”

Despite these obstacles, love prevails, even in Atlanta.

4. Anitra

“To acknowledge and understand how gay people love would force people to admit that we are not much different than them; a scary thought for the bigoted.”

Yes, I always say this. Bigots/homophobes/anyone with a very narrow world-view are devastated sometimes by the prospect of gay people not being that different from themselves. People always focus on the supposed “eww” factor in gay (sexual) relationships (particularly between two men), but I’ve always thought that was just a smokescreen. People need a scapegoat for their fear that they will have to shift the way they look at the world.

(I think i just said what you said, but much more wordy. My bad.)