June 16th, 2009

corset & bougainvillea

A verb is an action word.

Reading Juno Diaz's The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao finally. I'm not sure what I think of it so far beyond having noticed that it's not the strongest prose I've ever encountered. As in, the narrator contradicts himself a lot. As in, I find myself going back a page or two and finding that the narration is inconsistent. This may be intentional--I haven't gotten very far yet--but right now, it's distracting and just feels like sloppy writing--and editing.

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Trying to figure out how to create a giant mask for myself, that would fit over my whole head, possibly out of paper mache. Anyone have any ideas? I need three dog heads.

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Still sickly. But I'm performing this Friday at Hubba Hubba Revue: SIDESHOW with Wiggy Darlington and the Naughty Bits.
whitney's bday cake

And while we're at it....

From an email just sent to Talk of the Nation:
I was not only disappointed but downright angry to hear Neal Conan, during Tuesday's segment on Coming Out Stories, once again contribute to the notion that black voters in California were somehow "more" responsible than other ethnic and racial groups for the passage of Prop 8 in the November election. This myth, first perpetuated by a dubious poll taken by CNN, has by now been thoroughly debunked: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Let California Ring, and other organizations involved in the fight for same-sex marriage rights in California have all acknowledged and supported a study published in January that found African American voters did not vote for Prop 8 in significantly higher percentages than white or Asian voters and that many precincts throughout the state with few black voters came out disproportionately in favor of the initiative.

To continue to promote this information does a huge disservice to the black community in general and to LGBTQ black people specifically by portraying our community as being particularly homophobic and reinforces a divide that is not as firmly as entrenched as the media and certain other players have portrayed it.