October 20th, 2004

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Trans/Giving - November 14 (West Hollywood) x-posted

The One Year Anniversary Show!
Sunday, November 14, 2004
6:30 - 9:30 pm

with performances by Sherilyn Connelly (San Francisco), Lynnie Breedlove of Tribe 8 (San Francisco), and Stephan Pennington (Los Angeles)
films by Dean Spade (New York) and Eli S Mbessakwiki (San Francisco)

Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, West Hollywood

Trans/Giving is a unique, award-winning series that showcases the immense talent of transgender and genderqueer artists in Los Angeles and abroad.

Trans/Giving functions as both a showcase for experienced artists and as a space to try out new ideas and directly address the concerns of those who are new to performing. We understand that there is no single transgender community in any city, and with that in mind we strive to be a space where people from many different communities and backgrounds can connect and share their talents. This is the only event of its kind in Southern California, and one of the few events in the country where trans and genderqueer artists can perform, work with each other and discover opportunities to develop.

While some of our past artists have addressed gender issues directly, this is by no means a requirement — we are interested in sharing the best work of all members of our communities, whatever the theme. Trans/Giving believes that the strongest statement we can make as artists is simply through our art.
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attention SF femmes and femme allies

Seen in a friend's LJ, reposted because epilady will probably get a kick out of it:


who: YOU, if you're femme, femme-positive, dressed femme, or just want to celebrate femmes.

where: The Eagle Tavern, 398 12th St., San Francisco

when: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

why: can't you figure that out?

what you can do: rally your femmes (and friends!)! let's get frilly! let's turn that spike heel out! let's trade make-up tips at the leather bar! yes! yes! yes!

* no one turned away for lack of femme.
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Gay Marriage as a Civil Right

     I was watching the news this evening (I should know better) and they interviewed an African-American pastor. They were asking him why he's against gay marriage when so many African-Americans were legally denied interracial marriage in the past. He took offense, and replied that he doesn't like the comparison because: "Race isn't a choice, and race isn't a sin."
     This upset me, because I know that sexuality isn't a choice, and it isn't a sin either... Then it occurred to me that many well-meaning Caucasian pastors in the old south believed (and some still believe) that interracial marriages were/are a sin. Further, they used the same Bible to justify their errant belief that the pastor being interviewed in the story was using to justify his errant belief. Yet still, he couldn't see the correlation between the injustices he and his ancestors experienced and the injustices non-heterosexuals are experiencing today.
     His opinion, of course, has nothing to do with his religion or with his race. It came about through intolerance and an inability to empathize with people who are different than he is. Those two things, intolerance and an inability to empathize, have been behind every civil injustice we've gone through in this country's short history. And they are also at the root of those battling against gay marriage today.
     Marriage is a civil right. No matter the race, and no matter the gender. And the reason it is so important that we label it a civil right is not just so that gays and lesbians can marry, but also so that no one in the future is denied their right to marry due to future intolerances and failures of empathy.

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I don't like to be put on the spot to talk about myself but pcgeek13 told me I had to. *g*

My name is Gracie and I'm in Tampa Bay aka Hurricane Hell aka Florida. I will be very grateful when this hurricane season is over. I am a born and bred Yankee and long for a return to northern parts...maybe once I finish college. I am happily married to the love of my life - the wonderful pcgeek13. Yes, I am the womyn who captured the boi's attentions for life. 8)
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