I think a big thing for me, like most folks, is figuring out who the fuck is down for me, who is here for convenience, to suck me dry, who only lusts for me, etc and vice versa. I’m in no rush to figure it all out but goddamn life is interesting right now.
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Cabriales and Uduma both expressed their frustration with the “gay is the new black” rhetoric that some LGBTQ organizations have adopted.
“What if you’re both?” Cabriales asked.
When LGBTQ organizations try to equate racial oppression to oppression based on sexuality, they ignore and marginalize queer people of color. Cabriales and Ngo’s racial identities can’t be separated from their queerness, and yet in some spaces, they were made to feel like they should prioritize one over the other.
“Tokenizing happens a lot — fetishizing, exotification of black and brown bodies,” Cabriales said of predominantly white LGBTQ spaces. “It’s made very evident that we are different in queer spaces. It’s made very evident that either we are unwelcome or obsessed over in this weird ‘I want to hook up with a brown boy’ kind of way.”
Heteronormativity is heterosexuality raised to the second power: it is heterosexuality not as an erotic orientation or even a compulsory regime that brooks no alternatives, but heterosexuality as the template for all forms of meaningful social organization. - Orgasmology, Annamarie Jagose (via conventionalityisntmorality)