(Middletown) Members of
Posted on 31 January 2011.
(Middletown) Members of
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Posted on 21 January 2011.
t/uploads/2011/01/qlf-70×70.jpg” alt=”" width=”70″ height=”70″ />(Middletown) Thanks to our friends at Queerartist, we’ve recently received a report from the mother of a local 18 year old (who wishes to remain anonymous to protect their identity) alleging that on December 18th, 2010, her child was verbally and physically assaulted by the owner of Javapalooza in Middletown. The incident started after owner Neil Dinerman asked the victim and two friends to remove a Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee cup from the premises. According to witnesses, the victim complied but then the owner proceeded to grab them by the shirt
and forced them to leave the shop while hurling insults and calling them a ‘dick-sucking faggot’.
When asked to comment about the incident, Dinerman called the report “an outright lie”, claiming that when he asked the youths to remove the offending
Dunkin Donuts’ cup, they refused to do so and laughed at his request. Dinerman admitted that he used harsh language when demanding they leave, but claims he did not use homophobic language when doing so, saying, “Yeah, I told them to get the fuck out, but I don’t recall saying anything beyond that”.
According to their website, the Queer Liberation Front is calling on queers and allies alike to join them on Sunday January 30th @ 12pm at Javapalooza for a “teach-in” and “know your rights” discussion. They will then present the owner of the coffee shop with a letter demanding an apology.
For more info: Queer Liberation Front
Posted on 13 September 2010.
When the name Sylvia Lee Rivera is mentioned, without a doubt ones first thought, comment or reflection is that “Sylvia is widely credited with throwing the first shoe (or depending upon the remembrance first or second bottle, Molotov cocktail, etc) at Stonewall.” From that point on, the remembrance and analysis of Sylvia is strongly influenced by this pivotal moment in queer history. Very little of what is remembered, spoken or written about Sylvia deviates much from that of her involvement in Stonewall and the succeeding predominately white, middle class led LGBT movement. And sadly even within the Trans community to which Sylvia dedicated her life to, she is primarily whitewashed along with her radical politics being marginalized or even totally omitted! Read the full story
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Posted on 01 February 2010.
Radical queer politics and anarchism have much in common. Queer theory argues against traditional identity politics, recognizing the social construction of “sexuality” and identity categories. Read the full story
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Posted on 14 September 2009.
Interview with Scott Turner Schofield about transgender activism and his play “Becoming a Man in 127 EASY steps,” coming to Real Art Ways in Hartford, September 18 and 19.
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Posted on 07 September 2009.
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