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Love beyond monogamy: Brigitte Vasallo

That love and respect may last, I would have unions rare and impermanent. That life may grow, I would have men and women remain separate personalities. Have no common possessions with your lover more than you might freely have with … Continue reading

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Paul Beatriz Preciado: Feminism beyond humanism, ecology beyond the environment

We share a text by Paul Beatriz Preciado, in translation, that was originally published in the french newspaper Liberation (26/09/2014): a critical reflection on feminism and more broadly on what Preciado calls “animalism” …

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For a radical gay pride

Perhaps the time has come to live our corporeality rather than speak our sexuality. Guy Hocquenghem, The Screwball Asses In solidarity with all gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transgenders, queers, and intersex who are harassed, beaten, criminalised, arrested, imprisoned, tortured … Continue reading

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The courage of being one’s self: Beatriz Preciado

(Photograph by Joel Peter Witkin) The following is a translation of a text by Beatriz Preciado that originally appeared in the french newspaper Libération (21/11/2014) and was written on the occasion of a debate on courage organised by the festival … Continue reading

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In praise of a riot: The Stonewall Inn insurrection, 1969

(The Battle of Stonewall, Sandow Birk) (In memory of all of the gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans, queens, sex workers and hustlers, blacks, hispanics, whites, employed and unemployed, who resisted on the 28th of June of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, … Continue reading

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The body as a space of dissidence

… the body is not a thing, it is a situation … Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex The body, we have long learned, is not a mere neutral physical, biological reality, vehicle for an animating soul, or the underlying … Continue reading

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Desiring bodies, loving bodies: The art-activism of Zanele Muholi

I continue to bleed each time I read about rampant curative rapes in my ‘democratic’ South Africa. I bleed every time queer bodies are violated and refused citizenship due to gender expression and sexual orientation within the African continent. I … Continue reading

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Plastic bodies: Queering walls, Queering life

(Yves Klein) Our creativity is potentially boundless; the limits that it encounters are of our own making, rooted in our fears and our oppressions.  Nowhere perhaps is this more evident than in/with our bodies.  Our freedom extended to them violates, stretches, confounds what … Continue reading

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The revolution as trans/queer

(poster by Javi Larrauri) … only those who find themselves in opposition to the institutionalised Norm can play a fully critical role. In other words, only feminist self-consciousness and homosexual awareness [29] can give life to a vision of the … Continue reading

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The rebellion of bodies: Beatriz Preciado

We have all been injured, profoundly.  We require regeneration, not rebirth, and the possibilities for our reconstitution include the utopian dream of the hope for a monstrous world without gender.                                            Donna Haraway, A Manifesto for Cyborgs   What is … Continue reading

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