Dearest Autumn if only you were immortal.

Dearest Autumn if only you were immortal.

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I’ve been confronted a lot this past week for wearing my faggot vest and I just felt like writing something about the vest itself. Inspired by David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS jacket I made and started wearing this patch when I lived in Peterborough, Ontario. It was my response to the increasing hostility and homophobia I was recieving from the straight men there. I took this loaded word that they had claimed as an insult against queers and rescued its power. The change in street harassment was almost unbelievable.
I wear it now for visibility, reclaiming public spaces, and choosing not to express my pride as a queer through subtle rainbow wrist bands and other heterosexuality-accepted cliché rainbow merch. I wear it as a resistance, as a filter, as a voice, as an example, as a memory, as a fuck you, as a fuck me, as a ‘remember?’, as a ‘What are you going to do about it?’, as a ‘you’re not the only faggot here don’t worry’, Above all else and most importantly for me it is about queer visibility.
I am not the first faggot to put bolds words on black jackets and I will not be the last. This vest is not one of a kind nor would I want it to be. This vest is not revolutionary. It’s nothing more than a reclaimed word on the back of a vest. There is no reverence to pay and no respect I have earned simply by wearing it. This vest is privilege. Being white/able bodied/cis male passing and being able to wear this everywhere I go in the world is an unintentional display of my privilege. Not being affraid to wear this vest, not having people verbally harass me as I walk by wearing this vest, and not being confronted in a physically violent way everytime I wear this vest is a result of these privileges.
As far as whether it is appropriate for young children to see I don’t really care. If anything parents should use it to teach their children about harassment, homophobia, privilege, violent words, and self worth.
(Feel free to reblog this image and remove all the words or credit)

vwvwvwvwvwvwvw:

I’ve been confronted a lot this past week for wearing my faggot vest and I just felt like writing something about the vest itself.
Inspired by David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS jacket I made and started wearing this patch when I lived in Peterborough, Ontario. It was my response to the increasing hostility and homophobia I was recieving from the straight men there. I took this loaded word that they had claimed as an insult against queers and rescued its power. The change in street harassment was almost unbelievable.

I wear it now for visibility, reclaiming public spaces, and choosing not to express my pride as a queer through subtle rainbow wrist bands and other heterosexuality-accepted cliché rainbow merch. I wear it as a resistance, as a filter, as a voice, as an example, as a memory, as a fuck you, as a fuck me, as a ‘remember?’, as a ‘What are you going to do about it?’, as a ‘you’re not the only faggot here don’t worry’, Above all else and most importantly for me it is about queer visibility.

I am not the first faggot to put bolds words on black jackets and I will not be the last. This vest is not one of a kind nor would I want it to be. This vest is not revolutionary. It’s nothing more than a reclaimed word on the back of a vest. There is no reverence to pay and no respect I have earned simply by wearing it. This vest is privilege. Being white/able bodied/cis male passing and being able to wear this everywhere I go in the world is an unintentional display of my privilege. Not being affraid to wear this vest, not having people verbally harass me as I walk by wearing this vest, and not being confronted in a physically violent way everytime I wear this vest is a result of these privileges.

As far as whether it is appropriate for young children to see I don’t really care. If anything parents should use it to teach their children about harassment, homophobia, privilege, violent words, and self worth.

(Feel free to reblog this image and remove all the words or credit)
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Ron English

1000drawings:

Ron English

tylerknott:

Another blackout poem because I missed them. :)
I also wanted to take a moment to say thank you for each and every one of you who tagged me yesterday in the #NationalPoetryDay and shared your favorite poems of mine. It means the world. Honestly.  #tylerknott

tylerknott:

Another blackout poem because I missed them. :)

I also wanted to take a moment to say thank you for each and every one of you who tagged me yesterday in the #NationalPoetryDay and shared your favorite poems of mine. It means the world. Honestly.
#tylerknott

#Tbt London 2014. Gut me and spread me all across the land. I miss you fiercely.

#Tbt London 2014. Gut me and spread me all across the land. I miss you fiercely.