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
What I love (& appreciate) about being QUEER is, that for the first 40odd years of my life, I practically disappeared into that invisible void .. trying to fit into an inhospitable unacceptable mainstream world. But now that I have re-recognized my own individuality, there will no longer be the possibility of ME not being seen, during the life I have left remaining…ever again.
every time i see these i think about what i love about being queer and i’m filled with joy that i can be who i am despite all i was told and made to feel about my otherness. I love being a queer Black woman. The struggle is ever present and i’ve got work to do but i can relish in the fact that i celebrate all of who i am and remain true to my individual ways of loving and expressing.
ALL THE HEARTS. <3<3<3<3<3
What I LOVE about being QUEER screens in Peterborough, ON next week!