Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando 06/12... this is not a miracle

"Le propre de la minorité, c'est de faire valoir la puissance du
non-dénombrable, même quand elle est composée d'un seul membre.
C'est la formule des multiplicités... Femme, nous avons tous à le devenir,
que nous soyons masculins ou féminins. Non-blanc, nous avons tous à le
devenir, que nous soyons blancs, jaunes ou noirs."
Deleuze & Gattari, Mille Plateaux

"... lines that would be straight in two dimensions might be curved
when viewed from the stand point of a higher dimensionality... 
whichever way we choose to investigate the concept of
straightness, we find that it eludes us more and more..."
A. D'Abro

"for boys... remember that your older brothers cousins, uncles,
and your fathers are not your role models..."
Kurdt Coebane, Journals

"... Pat Garret and Billy the Kid. Esses cowboys são todos cagalhões,
no bom sentido, por isso estão sempre regulando a lenta, se param de
beber perdem a coragem e não sabem nem segurar uma arma..."
Júpiter Maçã, A Odisséia

"lugar maravilhoso da CONTRACULTURA... país que tem o detetive
de polícia como exemplo na TV, e contudo sente paixão e amor
pelo gângster no closet!"
Gerald Thomas, Entre Duas Fileiras

... if the locals are, you know, of the mulleted persuasion...
James St. James

I will say something risky, but intelligence is somersault (salto mortal, in Portuguese):
(1) There is no turning back, avoid self-victimization as much as stress over straitlaced/ghetto-like differences***—those two strategies only aggravate prejudice and stupidity. Even Donald Trump had to take a stand against the shooting attack. Hilary, Obama and the media all around the world were clear in their solidarity towards the victims and complete repudiation of homophobia. It is homophobic people who must feel trapped and they will feel trapped more and more, because this is an irreversible path: the basis of the bourgeois nuclear family (a nineteenth-century European bizarrie) has vanished.
(2) Actually, here lies the real problem, and someone too badly affected by a disease such as homophobia might indeed eventually prefer to see humanity itself vanishing just next (thus shame on play-with-fire demagogical politicians such as Donald Trump).  A single kiss is enough to expose in a flash their own world as a house of cards. A routine of beating their wives up is developed long before they depart to massively shoot strangers—everything out of confusion and frustration. Homophobia kills because it is sad and resentful. Nowadays it is desperate. This man was dead long before he killed. He was waiting to be buried. Authorities were (are still) blind.
(3) Wo aber Gefahr ist, wächst das Rettende auch (Hölderlin).

***There is no contradiction in being gay and disliking ghettos. Bars changed a lot since then, but here is what William Burrough's narrator in Junky says: “A room full of fags gives me the horrors. They jerk around like puppets on invisible strings, galvanized into hideous activity that is the negation of everything living and spontaneous. The live human being has moved out of these bodies long ago... Occasionally, you find intact personalities in a queer bar, but fags set the tone of these joints, and it always brings me down to go into a queer bar.” The narrator doesn't go around shooting people. On the contrary, he denounces a spurious strategy of locking up and doing away with gay people even before one comes out to shoot them. This is a deadly strategy of a fearful and hypocrite society. 

Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016):

Queen, Radio Gaga (1984):

Queen, Another One Bites the Dust (1980):

Queen, Under Pressure (1982):

Queen, I Want to Break Freee (1984):

Queen, A Kind of Magic (1986):

Queen, Living on My Own (1993/1985):

"Dee do de de dee do de de
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do de de dee do de de
I get so lonely lonely lonely lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead"

My favorite Rock Hudson's pictures (all taken from the Internet):

Je le trouve très beau dans cette photo; 
il a l'air d'être vraiment heureux!

Justin Trudeau:

& since less is a bore, we add also this we just discovered in the Internet (Jan/2019):

(photographed by Paul Phung's & published by the magazine AnOther:
What It Was Like Modelling in London’s Queerest Fashion Show

The 1970s genderqueer performance artist that turned trash into treasure (Dazed);
- How to be a good online ally to trans and non-binary people in 2019 (Dazed);
"Mike Pence Booed, Confronted at Hamilton Performance" (Advocate);
"One in Five Straight Men Watches Gay Sex" (Advocate);

L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ issues in Eastern Europe:

'Shally and his friends had been heading to LGBTQ club night KiKi at Khidi, a cavernous techno club on the banks of the Mtkvari river, and decided to stop at Gallery for a drink on the way. “When we got there, police in riot gear with machine guns were blocking the entrance,” explains Shally. “We asked why we couldn’t go in, and what was happening to the people in there, but they kept shouting at us to leave. Eventually one grabbed me by the hair and started beating me, before my friends managed to drag me away...
'“The government is afraid of this new wave of people who are striving to be free and express themselves,” says Rivs, a Khidi mainstay who is at the heart of the city’s pulsing techno scene. “Georgia was always a conservative country, but what some people don’t realise is that if they continue to try and repress us, we will push back harder. The raids didn’t stop people going to the clubs. If anything, there are more parties in Tbilisi than there ever were,”' Tbilisi: altered state (Dazed);

'Some of the most exciting creative movements are forged in the face of great adversity. All around the world, a new generation of talented designers, musicians, and artists are coming together to fight against social repression, political turmoil, and violence with strength, creativity, and passion, as they seek to change not just the world around them, but the world at large...
Across Eastern Europe and stretching out into Russia, this wave of creativity is perhaps at its strongest. Rising from the ashes of the Eastern Bloc and propelled forwards by the likes of Gosha Rubchinskiy and Demna Gvasalia, designers including Anton Belinskiy, Situationist, Akà Prodiàshvili, and Berhasm are asserting themselves as ones to watch in Ukraine, Georgia, and Russia respectively, as part of the final generation to be born under Soviet rule,' Podmost is the wild fashion label rising out of Ukraine (Dazed);

'Kydeeva also redefines the idea of masculinity, as Russia has always been and remains the land of hyper-masculinity and strong heroic men: she liberates her boys from gender conventions, allowing them to be young and sensual, free and open to everything,' Coming of age in 21st century Russia (Dazed);