Wednesday, 29 June 2022

The Enduring Nature of Queerness

There have been an increasing number
of right-wing attacks on our community
over the past year, it is true.

But do not despair!

We haven't come this far to be
scared off by today's bullies!

Take heart in the enduring
nature of queerness, everyone!

And in our ability 
to fight and resist!


Leo Herrera, Mexican writer and LGBTQ+ activist, on ‘Don’t say Gay’:

“’Don’t Say Gay’ gives me church giggles. They’re still trying to get rid of us? When will they understand our Queerness floats to the top like cream and explodes when it’s buried? They can draft their bills, and ban our books and social media, wipe the cream pie off Anita Bryant’s face, clear their priests Grindr history but it’s too late. Queerness can’t be contained because it is the container. The hinges on Pandora’s box and the rub marks on Aladdin’s lamp. The sea glass their child already picked up, while they shielded their eyes from our sun and turned their back on our ocean. Volatile, elemental, sacred, everywhere, sacred. Always.”




Thanks to everyone who read these posts,
left comments, told their stories, came out,
and had fun at my blog this month!

See you again at next year's
Translesbigayapalooza!

In the meantime, continue
to be proud every day!

And as the old saying goes --

KEEP ON TRUCKIN'!


29 comments:

Mistress Maddie said...

Another fresh month!!!!! You do spread the gay! And we need this more now and every month more then ever. I do believe our breather is over.

Marie Smith said...

It was a great month, Debra! Well done!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

thanks for a wonderful month. i enjoyed every day of it!

Moving with Mitchell said...

“Queerness can’t be contained because it is the container.”
Perfect! Thanks.

Martha said...

What Leo Herrera wrote is absolutely brilliant! I just love it. What an amazing month on your blog. Thanks, Debra!

Bob said...

I'll bring the bricks.

Boud said...

Let's not just limit being allies to just one month a year, especially one with only 30 days!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for a fun month, Debra!

Linda said...

Your translesbigayapalooza is something to look forward to every year, thank you for all the wonderful posts this month! And this one moved me the most.

Ur-spo said...

let us hope so

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Oh, yes honey. Just like the cream, queerness floats to the top. These xtianists need another Stonewall, I'm sure!
Happy Pride!

XOXO

This N That said...

It was a gay month!! Your blogs are always fun no matter what the topic!!

Mike said...

A colorful month for sure!

Janie Junebug said...

I like to say gay. GAY GAY GAY!!!

Love,
Janie

Joanne Noragon said...

Well done. Great presentation.

Fundy Blue said...

Keep on trucking ~ Now there's a saying from my past! I enjoyed this year's Translesbigayapalooza, and I look forward to next year's. You always do such a great job, Debra!

Adam said...

I remember Donald Trump begging for LGBT Votes. Now with his Supreme Court picks, he's done so much damage

yellowdoggranny said...

a stellar month of gayness.

Tundra Bunny said...

Thanks for another enlightening and entertaining Translesbigayapalooza... I missed the virtual Pet Purride Pawrade of yesteryear, but I know how much you dislike repetitive schtick, Deb!!

Travel said...

Oh the Bunny!

Linda said...

Ah!!! Sad to have it over but I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Anonymous said...

Pray the Gay to STAY!
Love that quote from Leo Herrera. We've always been here, we'll always be here. Sword, bow, axe, and brick - whatever it takes.
And to the haters I say: Some people are gay, GET OVER IT!
Another beautiful Translesbigayapalooza, Debra! Thank you!
E

Busy Bee Suz said...

I adore Leo Herrera's quote! June was fun for all of us.

Lady M said...

Stay loud and proud my friend.

Breenlantern said...

So much fun and inspiration reading your pride posts this month. I absolutely love the quote by Leo Herrera.

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LL Cool Joe said...

You can't beat a month of rainbows. :D

Kirk said...

Great quote by Herrara.

Rommy said...

I adore that quote by Leo Herrera.

Laura Morrigan said...

Gay gay gay gay gay Oops I said it!