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Glitter Roadshow & Grit are the Heels on Wheels’ Agenda

TweetOriginally posted here. by Damien Luxe, co-producer Heels on Wheels “Wait…they expected STRIPPERS?” The glares from the audience confirm that whatever they expected, this North Carolina lesbian bar audience is not happy with our fully-clothed arts. In the middle of touring the first Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, my annual all-queer-femme performance tour, we got [...]
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Liberating Beauty: A Conversation with Sins Invalid’s Patty Berne

TweetThis piece originally appeared on D. Allen’s website, The Body Connected.  Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Patty Berne, director and co-founder of Sins Invalid, a Bay Area-based organization and performance project that centralizes artists from historically marginalized communities. If you are remotely interested in (A) disability justice, (B) sexy and smart performance [...]
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My “aha!” moment

TweetIn the week or so since the verdict was handed down in the Steubenville rape case, I, along with most of my social media circle, have been reading and forwarding articles about the media’s disgustingly sympathetic attitudes towards the convicted rapists, articles about teaching our sons and brothers not to rape and even articles explaining [...]
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Using Title IX to combat bullying

TweetThis blog was cross-posted from The Bilerico Project. Blogger Devi Rao is a Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center. We know that bullying and harassment of LGBTQ kids in school is a serious problem. Many of these stats will not be news to you: More than 8 out of 10 LGBTQ students have experienced [...]
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September 25, 1957: 55 Years Later

TweetFifty-five years ago today Little Rock Central High School was integrated. On May 17, 1954 the Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Board of Education and ended de jure segregation. The ruling was protested by civilians and government officials. The outcry from white Americans was violent. It took nearly three years to start implementing the historic ruling. It’s important to [...]
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