Ladyfest IE is less than 2 weeks away! We have been working very hard to bring the IE community a festival that celebrates the accomplishments and brings awareness to the struggles of womyn and queers. We’ll see you all at ChICCCAA August 16th & 17th!
[ LadyFest Los Angeles presents: ]
~ Punk Rock Moms and Dyke Dads ~
A show to celebrate punk rock moms, dyke dads, and their families
Sunday July 21, 2013
12pm - 4pm
2878 Randolph St.
Huntington Park, CA
$3, Kidz get in FREE!!
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July, 17 2013
Over the next 10 years, the bi-partisan “border surge” in S.744 will create one of the most militarized border zones in the world. Let’s not forget that more than 7 million U.S. Citizens, residents and families live in border communities from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas.
Join Border Network for Human Rights and others across the U.S. and along the border in saying no to the militarization of our communities.
El Paso, Texas:
Where: Downtown El Paso
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Border Network for Human Rights
Where: Meet in front of the White House to march together to CBP Headquarters (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 20004)
When: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Detention Watch Network and School of the Americas Watch
Where: Meet at the Federal Building on Congress and Granada to march to Sen. John McCain’s office for a Muerte-In (“Die-In”)
When: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Coalicion de Derechos Humanos AZ
San Francisco, CA
Where: 275 Battery Street, San Francisco , in front of SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)
When: 12 Noon- 1pm
Where: Corner or Montgomery and Market Streets in San Francisco, CA
When: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: On Facebook
Where: in front of Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street downtown Houston
When: Noon, Wednesday July 17
Contact: Houston United
Las Vegas, NV
Where: New York – New York Hotel and Casino at 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
When: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Immigration Reform For Nevada
San Benito, TX
Where: Congress & 11 Street- Front Steps of the Capitol
When: Action at 4 p.m., Vigil at 5 p.m.
Contact: Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
Where: The Milwaukee office of Customs & Border Patrol at 4015 S. Howell Ave.
When: 11:00 am, Wednesday July 17
Contact: Voces de la Frontera
San Diego, CA
Where: The Office of Representative Darrel Issa
When: 4 p.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Convened by the San Diego Human Rights Network: Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Bi-Nacionales, Oceanside Human Rights Network, Comité de Derechos Humanos de Escondido, San Diego Immigrant Youth Collective, Fallbrook Human Rights Committee, Comité de Derechos Humanos Digna Ochoa, Comité de Derechos Humanos de El Cajon, Association of Raza Educators, Unión del Barrio, Comité de Servicios de los Amigos.
Ladyfest IE 2013
Ladyfest IE Movie Night: Persepolis
Join us for our movie night fundraiser that supports Ladyfest I.E. 2013!
We will be showing Perseoplis. A 2007 French animated film based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution.
Location: 1996 Sosa Lane Colton Ca.
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“Initially, when I decided I wanted to write a feature-length script I kept coming back to a series of complex, same-sex friendships I had while growing up. When looking back, long before I identified as queer, I realized my first love was one of my best friends. It was the type of friendship that was really tender and sweet but also sexually charged. Despite the fact that we had the makings of a beautiful teen romance we never crossed that line. The beginnings of Mosquita y Mari was reflecting back on that time and asking myself the questions, why didn’t we cross that line and what kept us in “our place”? I didn’t grow up in a household where my parents forewarned me that if I turned out to be gay they would disown me. They didn’t wave the Bible in my face saying it was wrong. Instead the message was subtle. It was hidden in the silences around sex and desire; it was implied in society’s expectations, you know, like you only experience those feelings of love and desire with the opposite sex.
This process of self exploration that I embarked on while writing this script led me to position this budding love story within the immigrant world. The core conflict in the story of Mosquita y Mari isn’t a homophobic parent getting in the way of their experience but rather the pressures that come with surviving as an immigrant or coming from a legacy of self-sacrifice for the sake of family and status in society.”
Aurora Guerrero on her film Mosquita y Mari
I’m so grateful I was able to meet her and her film.
The average life span of a transgendered person is twenty-three years. The statistic is shocking, until it begins to make sense. Gender non-conformists face routine exclusion and violence. Transgendered people are disproportionately poor, homeless, and incarcerated. Many of the systems and facilities intended to help low-income people are sex-segregated and thereby alienate those who don’t comply with state-imposed categories. A trans woman may not be able to secure a bed in a homeless shelter, for example. Spade writes that just as the feminist movement tended to “focus on gender-universalized white women’s experience as ‘women’s experience,’” the lesbian- and gay-rights movement has focused primarily on a white, middle-class politic, centered on marriage and mainstream social mores.
Dean Spade is the first openly trans law professor. Meaghan Winter interviews him for Granta.
^^^ a very basic intro to some of the reasons why i in no way support the human rights campaign or other mainstream “gay rights” organizing
The average lifespan of a trans* person is 23. Twenty-three years old. That is heartbreaking.
And considering that most of the trans people who died in the past year were trans women of color, I’d keep that in mind for that average lifespan business. White transpeople— especially white trans men— are definitely less likely to get all this crap than trans people of color are, trans women, trans woc, etc. Does it mean we don’t get that crap? No. But we are less likely to, as we are in more of a place of privilege.