Sassafras (gendertrash) wrote in flyingnotebooks,

1st post

hi! ok i kept meaning to post something and then i got busy with school and such and didn't get around to doing here it is... this is a piece that i wrote as a rant about the homogonization of the lgbt community and the way the "gay rights" have become synonomous with fights that only affect specific and extremly privlidged members of the community. it's a piece that appeared in a zine i put out a few months ago called too queer

do you remember when homo didn’t mean homogonous?
do you remember when our community ment something?
when we cared about each other
our lives were a struggle for revolution
not a market for corporate sponsorship
i want us to get our community back
start fighting for what it means to really be queer
to stop spending our time arguing
about tax cuts and marriage certificates,
selling our souls for assimilationist goals

and just this week
the city of new york
gave sylvia revera the corner of a street
where they don’t let our people sit
the american dream is a lie

out lives are not protected or validated
i hold my breath every time i see a cop
i am a walking crime
the mismatching of my gender
the way i’m fucked
makes me a target

my body is criminal
and what is our community doing?
sponsoring pride parades
where the theme is everyday people
and i don’t even know what the fuck that means
i don’t know any queer people
who could be considered
or lumped into
that run of the mill
everyday sort
most of the queer people i know
are still struggling to get by
working crappy minimum wage jobs
if they are lucky enough to find a job at all
and suffereing at the hands of the medical establishment
we are up against a government
funded and controled by a church
whose lies are aimed at destroying our lives
we have christian soldiers legislating
to have gay people wear “warning labels”
like cigaretts and alcohol
will it matter if we can marry
when we’re labeled as toxic and hazerdous
and what’s wrong with the idea of us recurting
at the rate we’re dying we need as much help as we can get
we need to be educating the next generation of revolutionaries
our deaths have never dipped below epidemic proportions
but you don’t saee anyone raising their fists in anger
except those of us
whose names and bodies already appear on the hit lists
the community comes together to wage legal battles of legislation
about how nice it is that they’re all rich and white
nd don’t worry as long as you don’t ask they’ll never tell
what goes on in their bedroom
not like those queers in the street
who aren’t really like them
kids on their own
who stop the pain
with lines
which build ropes
to hang their pain
in the closets
they couldn’t stay in until graduation
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