Archive of what is queer

Michelle Tea – NOT STRAIGHT

on June 10th, 2011 in Blog Salon by | 1 Comment

  I read the book Angry Women in 1991 or something and was filled with panic – What am I doing trying to go to college, I’ve got to get out of here and start my life! And I did. Poetry open mics and zines, both at the same time,…

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Tessa Wills – More.

on June 10th, 2011 in Blog Salon by | 2 Comments

…who am I here and now, to the people who are asking? I come from a white highbrow contemporary dance background. I came to that through music, which I was taught in a Japanese style from a really young age, through English Ballet, and Western classical music to British contemporary…

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Philip Huang – Our Poison

on June 9th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 1 Comment

I had been publishing short stories and freelancing for magazines for a decade when the bottom fell out of my writing career.  I spent a year in a deep funk.  Then I woke up one day and decided I was going to do a show.  I’d never performed before.  Khalil…

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Rotimi Agbabiaka – The Best Catch-all Word

on June 9th, 2011 in Blog Salon, Blogroll by | 1 Comment

I never really used the word “queer” until about a year ago when I moved to San Francisco. I don’t recall making a conscious decision to replace the words “gay” and “lesbian” with “queer” but I do remember hearing that word used a lot by my fellow San Francsicans—especially the…

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Jesse Hewit – Seriously…you guys.

on June 8th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 7 Comments

  I like people, feelings, and not talking. Ultimately, I’ve studied each of these things with fervor, and the intersections therein have led me to where I am. I’m gay and feel very complicated things about homosocializing institutions, about pleasure and bodies/my body, and I generally trust my physicalizations far…

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Mica Sigourney – Queer. Is. Such. A. Loaded. And. Annoying. Word.

on June 8th, 2011 in Blog Salon by | 6 Comments

Note to the reader: This is an extreme work in progress. I’m not apologizing for it in advance, I’m just saying that if you don’t like it it’s because it’s unfinished and if you do like it know that you will like it so much more later on, and that…

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Jai Arun Ravine – Illuminations, Lineages and Gestures

on June 7th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 3 Comments

Illuminations  Gabriel Todd’s “Loneranger pt 1” video, in the way Gabriel maps survival strategies for a queer of color spacetime, in the way Gabriel imagines temporality, landscape and the tunneling and hovering of queer desire. Alicia Ohs yelling “I WANT YOU TO EAT NAILS! THAT’S WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR!” in “when I die,…

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Matthew Milo Sergi – “Common Slippage”

on June 6th, 2011 in Blog Salon by | 5 Comments

Common Slippage By Matthew Milo Sergi   If a performer is queer-identified, does that mean her work is queer performance? If a performer is not queer-identified, can she still produce queer performance? The ways that Robert Avila and his interview subjects employ the term queer in April’s SF Bay Guardian article…

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Anna Martine Whitehead – “Outside and Outside”

on June 6th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 6 Comments

Outside and Outside by Anna Martine Whitehead During a panel discussion of queer choreographers and performers at the CSU East Bay Queer Dance Festival earlier this year, someone asked the $100 million question: What makes your work so queer?” Moderator and Dandelion Dancetheatre Artistic Director Eric Kupers was quick to…

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