QUEER BETWEEN THE COVERS / QUEER ENTRE LES COUVERTURES
Montreal’s 5th Annual Queer Lit Bookfair - August 18, 2012
I’ll be tabling with Fight Boredom Distro. ♥
I wanna go!
The Q(*) with an asterisk is a method of including as many and all people.
Terminology and identifying words are constantly evolving and the asterisk is a sign of solidarity to all within the community.
Q sometimes stands for Queer.
Q sometimes stands for Questioning (though many people prefer the term undeclared)
— Louisiana: Ft Polk, Shreveport, Lafayette, NOLA (1st week in August)
— Myrtle Beach, SC (2nd weekend in August)
— Charlotte, NC (2nd Saturday in September)
— Chicago, IL (3rd weekend in September)
Ok. Please excuse me for this but my queer* level is quite high right now. I am kind of proud that my tumblr blog (knowhomo.tumblr) is sandwiched between EveryoneIsGay and Barack Obama’s for top contributor for LGBTQ tags.
My thesis year starts in August.
I must decide this summer what to focus on. My heart keeps pulling back to a queer* thesis.I feel my heart does this not only because I am queer* and I feel that voice is needed but more because I love queer* history and research.
I also find queer* history and research to be emotionally draining. I find my arms ache to embrace so many people. I find tears that never fall flowing out for strangers who’s voices I will never hear. I find my voice evaporate when I try to explain why so many are forgotten. I find myself desperate to find so many who are hidden in print shelved for decades.
I want to know my backbone can handle the weight a queer* thesis would mean.
Because if I am going to do this, I am going to do all of it. I am going to rock it!
(-And I am determined to do it without becoming angry or drinking my way through it.)
If anyone is near Western Va Tuesday night, come see Andrea Gibson at Hollins University. (—and we should say hello to each other too.)
“I Do” — Andrea Gibson
8:00pm until 9:00pm
*The workshop is at 4:30 and is only open to current Hollins students. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Doors at 7:30pm for 8pm show at The RAT, Moody Student Center.
The show is free to Hollins students, $10 for outside guests, and $5 with a student ID.