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20 May Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Vampire Cocktails with Jewelle Gomez!

Vampire Cocktails with Jewelle Gomez!

Vampire Cocktails with Jewelle Gomez!

I kicked off the book tour for the new 25th anniversary edition of THE GILDA STORIES with two readings in historic places. First at City Lights Books (publisher of this new edition) in North Beach. It’s the literary home of the Beat Poets and artists such as Jack Hirschman, Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, […]

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28 Apr Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

How to Answer Questions About Gender

How to Answer Questions About Gender

Where do little kids get their urgent need to know my gender? Is it intrinsic, some part of survival of the species? Parents should at least teach them that their question is rude. But no, the parents are as unsettled by what they perceive to be gender non-conformance as their children. That leads to bullying, […]

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06 Apr Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off on Find Happiness in a Cheeseburger Pie

Find Happiness in a Cheeseburger Pie

Find Happiness in a Cheeseburger Pie

The threat of atomic war overshadowed my generation. On May 8, 1945, Winston Churchill announced VE Day, the end of World War II in Europe. On September 2, 1945, after horrendous destruction, Japan formally surrendered, ending the war throughout the rest of the world. I was born September 9, 1945 into a world free of […]

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29 Feb Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Feminizing the Masculine

Feminizing the Masculine

Feminizing the Masculine

I never thought David Bowie would ever die. He was otherworldly in ways that made him seem outside the stream of time or reality. His morphing into multiple characters made his art more than just music and was stunning, puzzling and intriguing to those of us watching and listening in the 1970s. But most dramatic […]

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15 Nov Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Suffering and Sufferage

Suffering and Sufferage

Suffering and Sufferage

Making a film about ‘women’s issues’ is always risky business. That’s been true since the first reel unwound in a darkened theatre. Men make up names about them—weepies, chic flicks—in order to dismiss and disparage the idea that women might sometimes see and react to the world differently from men. Despite the danger of critical […]

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08 Oct Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 1 comment

I Give Up – It’s Just Not Personal

I Give Up – It’s Just Not Personal

Feelings come easily for me; I get mired in them. Especially hurt feelings. Loss laced with Fear. Hard stuff. I am wired to feel whether I want to or not. I have not mastered the skill of dissociation. Working consciousness into my feelings keep them from turning into quicksand. Wrestling with where to go with […]

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16 Aug Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Just say YES to Resting Bitch Face

Just say YES to Resting Bitch Face

Just say YES to Resting Bitch Face

I imagine I’m behind the times but I just read an article in the NY Times about a phenomenon apparently afflicting women around the country: Resting Bitch Face or RBF. I figure if it’s in the NYT it must already be passé and I know I rarely can keep up with things I’m actually interested […]

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15 Jul Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 1 comment

Why Gay Bullying is Not “Just Teasing”

Why Gay Bullying is Not “Just Teasing”

I never put this in words until recently: I’m afraid of children. Crazy, right? Unnatural. Just plain dumb. About a month ago, while still digesting that news flash from my brain, I had a related revelation which was brought on by all the recent talk about bullying. Here goes: I’m afraid of children because of […]

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26 May Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 1 comment

Granny’s Abortion

Granny’s Abortion

“They saved my life, they were Muslim, a young doctor and his wife, when I gave myself an abortion and almost died,” Granny remembers. “Efraim (her husband) was so angry I think he would have let me die!” Granny’s story was different from most of the Jews of Baghdad. She wasn’t born there. She grew […]

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24 May Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Why We Need a Good Feminist Rant

Why We Need a Good Feminist Rant

Why We Need a Good Feminist Rant

Discrimination is so deeply imbedded in U.S. Culture few of us notice from one day to the next. Even those of us who are experiencing it. Maybe we notice the headlines that blare at us when so many young Black men in a row are killed by police officers and their communities erupt in impotent […]

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