It’s our last meeting of the semester :(
Behind The Lens: 10 queer producers making waves in Hollywood
(There are so many names I wanted to include on this list but had to focus in on ten people making things happen now.)
When RuPaul and his supporters defend the use of the words “tr*nny” and “she-male,” it gives the power of those words to those who would “castrate or put us on an island and drop an H-bomb on us.” Defending those words is tacit permission to others to use those words as weapons, to openly manifest their hate, against people who lack the ability to fight back. We police words, because they have the power to drive us to despair when we live under an unending torrent of hate. …
The excuse that they’re reclaiming the language does not hold water: you can’t reclaim it while it’s still actively being used against you, and especially if the words are being used against some other group than your own. I can’t accept the excuse that policing language is somehow a greater moral wrong than the harm of that language on the people it is being used against.
RuPaul is not transgender, and does not define himself as such. Yet, he has decided that he can unilaterally dictate what language is offensive to transgender people, a group that isn’t his own. Imagine for a moment if one of the most popular and prominent members of the transgender community was encouraging straight people to use the word f*ggot when describing gay men. Imagine if they refused to step back from the use of this word. Would there be a similar debate?
— Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…But Words Can Kill the Soul | Brynn Tannehill for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)
“Orange is the New Black” Season 2 trailer is hilarious and hot
It’s here! It’s here! Our first real look at Orange is the New Black‘s second season. There’s more Big Boo and Crazy Eyes, but not a ton of Alex.
We will be discussing BU’s queer communities!
BU is touted as a very accepting place, but is it really? Is there anywhere besides Q and the various satellite groups of the CGSA where there is an established queer presence? How do these different groups serve our campus/students in unique ways? How easy is it for incoming students to find & become involved in BU’s queer scene(s)? We will be discussing these ideas, as well as brainstorming how we can increase our presence on campus and make more of an impact in the Fall semester!
Next week we will be having elections for our Fall e-board. All positions are up for election, so if you think you have some fun, creative, and impactful ideas to make Q better next year, please consider running. Please feel free to talk to any current e-board members about what it’s like being a part of it!
See you Qties at 4pm in the CGSA!