August 2nd, 2011

red panda eating bamboo

Inclusion and exclusion in radical queer communities

This is a really interesting piece of writing, discussing the ways that radical queer communities can become insular based on geography and/or race and/or class and/or appearance markers, and how that tendency prevents us from creating more powerful sociopolitical movements.

"Is 'The Bay' An Island? How Fetishizing the Bay Area Hurts Our Movements and Communities:
A Conversation Starter!" by Savannah Kilner

http://thebayisnotanisland.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html

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