"Queerness is not yet here. Queerness is an ideality. Put another way, we are not yet queer. We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality. We have never been queer, yet queerness exists for us an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future. The future is queerness’ domain. Queerness is a structuring and educated mode of desiring that allows us to see the future beyond the quagmire of the present. The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of the moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds … Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world."
José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity
Very shocked by the news of Muñoz’s passing.
Rest in power.
"Don’t touch me if you don’t mean it."
written by The War Boys (via rainydaysandblankets)
"Lets remember that cultural appropriation is not simply about ‘borrowing what it is not yours’, it is also fundamentally about VIOLENCE. Lady Gaga’s appropriation of the burqa is not simply ‘politically incorrect’, it is a function of American empire, where Muslim’s women’s bodies are bombed and violated in every possible way, and this allows Lady Gaga to profit generously off of racist imagery inspired by those very bodies."
written by (via racistlittlemonsters)
"You don’t have to choose between your sexual side, your intellectual side, your emotional side, or your spiritual side…. Just combine them all into one powerful expression and shine that brilliant light all across this world and beyond."
written by Born Free (via ajna-aakhu)
"…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone."
A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable by Angela Clarke (via librariesbuildcommunity)
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wait can you explain why queer punk/punk in general is a bad thing?
reproduction of capital
the present state of queer punk relies heavily on a value aesthetic of whiteness and white…
im gonna be up most of tonight/tomorrow day so if any of yall need someone to work with or talk to lemme know so i can help you with that