The CFC

17 Nov 2012

thespiritwas:

NYC area friends! please join me & other contributors wednesday September 19th to help launch The Scholar & Feminist Online, “A New Queer Agenda! I am super excited about the piece I wrote with my sibling Che Gossett and friend AJ Lewis called Reclaiming Our Lineage: Organized Queer,…

26 Mar 2012

crankyskirt:

afrodiaspores:

Marsha P. Johnson (1944-1992) at a Gay Liberation Front meeting, ca. 1970. Johnson was “a revolutionary trans activist, Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, prostitute, and Saint, as well as a downtown NYC fixture from the 1960’s through her too-soon demise in 1992. Johnson persevered through a life embodied by her middle initial P, which stood for ‘Pay It No Mind.’” She is now the subject of a documentary that takes this phrase as its title.

Marsha P. Johnson, who was a transgender[ ] activist present at the Stonewall riots, was also a founding member of an organization that could only have been started in the 1970s - S.T.A.R. - Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries…Marsha was about as sweet as they come, a fixture on the mean streets who was always ready with a smile…I wanted to share this forgotten gem of a poem [composed by Jimmy Centola, formerly of the Hot Peaches theater troupe] that tells the history of Stonewall and of what happened to the gay movement by the late 70s in Marsha’s voice.


Can you spare any change for a dying queen dar-ling?I mean I am dying.I know you don’t believe me.But I know what I’m talking about.Yes I do.Us queens know what we’re talking about because we’re for liberation, yes we are.Look at the Stonewall.When I first came to New Yorkall pressed and cleanin a white shirt and tiewhat my mother bought meI heard about the Stonewallso I thought I’d go over andcheck it outand LORD!Men are dancing with menand one more gorgeous than anotherand way in the back were my sisters, honeyturning it out in gold lame and wigs for days…


Automatic reblog.

crankyskirt:

afrodiaspores:

Marsha P. Johnson (1944-1992) at a Gay Liberation Front meeting, ca. 1970. Johnson was “a revolutionary trans activist, Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, prostitute, and Saint, as well as a downtown NYC fixture from the 1960’s through her too-soon demise in 1992. Johnson persevered through a life embodied by her middle initial P, which stood for ‘Pay It No Mind.’” She is now the subject of a documentary that takes this phrase as its title.

Marsha P. Johnson, who was a transgender[ ] activist present at the Stonewall riots, was also a founding member of an organization that could only have been started in the 1970s - S.T.A.R. - Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries…Marsha was about as sweet as they come, a fixture on the mean streets who was always ready with a smile…I wanted to share this forgotten gem of a poem [composed by Jimmy Centola, formerly of the Hot Peaches theater troupe] that tells the history of Stonewall and of what happened to the gay movement by the late 70s in Marsha’s voice.

Automatic reblog.