I wasn’t shocked at the reaction I received from my t-shirt. I’m used to being told by society that I must regulate my body to fit the norm.
This guest post, The emergency of everyday life: What activists who care about the Russia Olympics should learn from sex workers, and why, was published on September 14 in A Paper Bird and is republished with permission from the author:
There was a time when “the Swedish model” meant either some girl who was dating Leonardo DiCaprio, or a literary anthology of IKEA assembly instructions.
Russia now is a story told in pictures, still and moving. Everybody knows about Putin’s anti-gay law, because it’s been at the top of the news, gay and straight, for two weeks running; and if you’ve been following this even slightly, you’ve seen images like these — of homophobes brutally abusing Russian queers.
This guest post, Eric Ohena Lembembe: Not Again or Never Again? , was published on July 19 in A Paper Bird and is republished with permission from the author: They found Eric Ohena Lembembe’s body four days ago. He had a title and he had attracted praise before, and more has accrued to him now that it does […]