what i love about being queer is the endless sacred creativity that comes with inventing and re-imagining love, not just for me and the people i know, but everyone: a collective queer love! YES! what i love about being queer is the way my heart bursts with pride when i see other queer disabled people of color set ablaze by their own magnificence! what i love about being queer is how loving myself as a queer person made it possible for me to love myself as a disabled queer woman of color and i will forever be indebted to queerness for that. what i love about being queer is the shared responsibility it bestows on us to always fight for a love that will set us free. <3
-Mia Mingus - Oakland, CA.
Just devoured this book in the Java Blend. 💕 #whatiloveaboutbeingqueer #queer #lgbtq #femme
"Growing up I never imagined there was other queer Muslims or knew other mixed raced people. I equate it with feeling like the last unicorn, a mythical creature alone. Now after connecting with people who have similar identities or experiences as me, I know I’m not. There are so many other unicorns, mermaids, sharks and other sea creatures building community with one another."
yo guys! this is the latest book from vivek shraya, what i love about being queer. it’s a collection of essays and statements from queer people of all races, ages, genders, sizes etc celebrating their sexual/gender identity and what it means to be part of a great community. in a time where there is still a great struggle for equality, it’s important to reflect on the many wonderful qualities that come with being part of the queer community. it’s touching, hilarious and life-affirming and all the proceeds go to the George Brown College Positive Space Award. and if you don’t identify as queer, it’s a brilliant tool on shedding some positive light onto what it really means to be lgbtq. pick up a copy at http://www.vivekshraya.com!
(& if you do, you may see an entry from yours truly on pg 69!)
Submitted by dontkissdontcare.
The What I LOVE about being QUEER project started one year ago (June 11, 2012).
What an incredible journey of unabashed queer celebration, healing and learning.
Thank you for your powerful words & insights, your heart & honesty, your follows & reblogs.
And if you haven’t already, consider sharing what YOU love about being queer.
I have had the great fortune to have lived long enough to have taken a active part of an ongoing global Revolution.
Being Queer has been a Gift, in the truest sense of the word.
What do I Love about being Queer? It’s an attitude, a way of Be-ing, it lies astride the minute and the infinite, it’s a particular non-verbal code amongst like beings, and unlike beings as well. It lies within the moment my lover’s phermones collide with the synapses of my brain.
My Queerness is my Passion, a way of existing in a world of difference/indifference.
My Queerness is etched upon my DNA.
Queer culture is ever evolving, and redeveloping innovative nuances. Queer Arts have been cresting along the knife edge of the avant garde throughout humankind’s history on this planet.
We are all about metamorphosis. We are the the risk-takers, the deep thinkers, the movers, the inventors and re-inventors of ourselves and everything and everyone we have contact with.
Queers have consistently challenged perceptions of what it means to evolve within the human condition, and have as suddenly evolved again into new dimensions of insight into who we are. We are changing the world.
What do I Love about being Queer? Ask me again tomorrow!
-B. Snow Manning-Jones (Peterborough, ON)
Multi-Media Artist, Writer, Lifelong Activist, Educator