Archive for the ‘pride’ Category

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It’s not me, it’s definitely you.

11 November 2008

et’s start by introducing Julie Bindel. She’s a truly wonderful person, with progressive liberal attitudes to the LGBTUA+ community. And she’s a lesbian. Wait, did that actually come out of my mouth? Julie Bindel is transphobic, not really into the word queer, questioning or any other part of an acronym that is in my opinion spewing out of control. She is however still a lesbian. Admittedly, she does have a very readble writing style, and some of her articles (I did my research) are extremely well written, until you come to an article called It’s not me. It’s you which unfortunately the same cannot be said of.

Personally, I’d rather like to self define as queer, because clearly I’m missing out on some kinky sex, me. I’m not transgendered, but don’t feel that anyone has the right to make derogatory comments about any minority, be they LGBTUA+ or otherwise. With cattish infighting the dream of liberation can never be realised and as such we remain repressed minorities.

Thank you Julie.

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And I thought the world hated me

28 October 2008

Call me paranoid, but I thought the world hated me. First my year abroad plans seemed to fall through because my only French ERASMUS option seemed to be Martinique. I don’t want to go to Martinique, even if it does have Martini in its name :(

Then no-one seemed to turn up to the French Soc circle (but they did and it was great!)

Then I couldn’t even buy toner for my printer because so many places will only send your first order to your card address – ie my home home address. This is sad. I have however since bought toner which is coming to Waterloo House and not going home! So I am again happy.

I have also managed to fix the stupid internet with OpenDNS happy happy happy!

I was also co-opted to the Pride exec Sunday, so now I’m secretary to two societies. Aren’t I fab?!

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In pride we trust?

24 May 2008

I’m having a gay old time today. I’m going to Brum Pride for the first time, it’s a bit exciting especially because I’m protesting for the first time too. James has made me a placard (I hope) to brandish and I need to be at the bus stop in 20 minutes. I don’t really know what to expect, but I think I’m prepared for everything, I have sun things, rain things and fooood. In other news it’s Eurovision tonight. I think Allie and I will be engaging in a bit of Euro-fun, despite what Frank might say!