May 17th, 2004

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Finding Home

I need to find a new place to live.....
Perhaps someplace in CT, MA, NY, VT, PA? Anyone have any suggestions? I'd like to find a community of 200,000 +, great arts community, active and friendly queer population, within 8ish hours of NYC. A nice town with woods/mountains nearby.

Let me know if you know of a place that fits me. Thanks!
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our elders are dying, and very few care...somebody please prove me wrong

taken from the Q-Study listserve, and cross-posted a lot.

Internationally recognized cultural theorist and creative writer,
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa, passed away on May 15 from diabetes-related
complications. She was 61 years old. A versatile author, Anzaldúa
published poetry, theoretical essays, short stories, autobiographical
narratives, interviews, children's books, and multigenre anthologies. As
one of
the first openly lesbian Chicana authors, Anzaldúa played a major role
in
redefining contemporary Chicano/a and lesbian/queer identities. And as
editor or
co-editor of three multicultural anthologies, Anzaldúa has also played
a vital role in developing an inclusionary feminist movement.

Anzaldúa is best known for Borderlands/La Frontera: The New
Mestiza (1987), a hybrid collection of poetry and prose which was named
one of
the 100 Best Books of the Century by both Hungry Mind Review and Utne
Reader. Anzaldúa's published works also include This Bridge Called My
Back:
Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), a ground-breaking collection
of essays and poems widely recognized by scholars as the premiere
multicultural feminist text; Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras:
Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists-of-Color (1990), a
multigenre collection used in many university classrooms; two bilingual
children's books--Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del otro lado
(1993) and Prietita and the Ghost Woman/ Prietita y la Llorona (1995);
Interviews/Entrevistas (2000), a memoir-like collection of interviews;
and this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation (2002),
a
co-edited collection of essays, poetry, and artwork that examines the
current status of feminist/womanist theorizing. Anzaldúa has won
numerous awards, including the Before Columbus Foundation American Book
Award,
the Lamda Lesbian Small Book Press Award, an NEA Fiction Award, the
Lesbian
Rights Award, the Sappho Award of Distinction, an NEA (National
endowment for the Arts) Fiction Award, and the American Studies
Association
Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anzaldúa was born in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas in
1942, the eldest child of Urbano and Amalia Anzaldúa. She received her
B.A.
from Pan American University, her M.A. from University of Texas, Austin,
and was
completing her doctorate at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
She is survived by her mother, Amalia, her sister, Hilda, and two
brothers:
Urbano Anzaldúa, Jr. and Oscar Anzaldúa; five nieces, three nephews,
eighteen
grandnieces and grandnephews, a multitude of aunts and uncles, and many
close friends. A public memorial will be planned at a later date.

adios, gloria.
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NYC Pride Weekend: A Survey

OK, y'all,

We're getting close on to that last weekend in June, and I would like to commence with the festivity/activity planning. What I need to know:

* Are you coming to NYC for Pride weekend? With how many people?
* Will you be here just for the weekend, or a little before/after?
* Do you want to go to the Mermaid Parade, the Dyke March/Dyke Ball, Color Me Queer's annual blowout bhangra dance party, or the Parade as a big postqueer group....or should we all go our own way and only plan to meet up here and there?
* If we planned a welcome dinner Friday night, do people have any dietary restrictions or strong preferences, or do you trust me to find us a fab spot?
* If we hand out tiaras, will you wear one all weekend?
* Any special requests for the hostess?
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