TW: Black face, racism
Immediate action needed!
Shirley P Liquor, a black face drag queen, is coming to Portland, Oregon.
The Eagle bar, a local gay bar, is bringing Chuck Knipp who is better known as Shirley P. Liquor. Chuck Knipp has openly deflected criticism and has gone as far as stating that he considers himself a facet in creating positive conversations around race and that is not denigrating black women but celebrating them.
Chuck Knipp is vile and his drag person is directly tied to a history of black face, minstrels shows, and a long American history of anti-black racism.
Folks of color, queer folks of color, white queers, and white folks are all coming together to demand that Eagle bar no longer bring Chuck Knipp to Portland. Many people across the country have come together to protest this drag act.
Folks have called in but the owners are refusing to cancel this show and community anecdotes have shown that the owners are racist, transphobic, desire controversy, and operate out of white male privilege.
This event is not an isolated instance and can not be de-contextualized from Portland politics and history. Recently there was this issue that prompted a long discussion around Portland racism but beyond that incident and this event there is a much larger context needed of Portland’s history of black politics and marginalization. It can not go unnoticed that both these incidents are taking place in a historically black neighborhood known as part of and near the "RedlIne district" that create exclusionary practices in regards to African Americans in Portland. These events are direct assault on people of color by white business gentrifying black neighborhoods. The irony is palatable.
Action is needed. Portland’s community of colors should not have to experience these daily aggression (both micro and macro) that clearly show no regard for folks of color in Portland.
Please call The Eagle directly at (503) 283-9734 or email The Eagle at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to cancel this event.
Please spread far and wide and do not hesitate to call, comment, or email.
Portland folks of color, queers of color, need our solidarity and our action.
Please signal boost.
Starting in October 2014, the Oregon Health Plan, working under Medicaid, will cover transition-related care for transgender or non-binary youth. The first policy of its kind, it will help Oregon families cover the often exorbitant costs of transition-related health care.
According to PQ, services covered by the new health care plan will include not only mental health counseling and pediatric evaluation, but also medication, procedures, and follow-up care related to the suppression of puberty, which advocates say can often help trans youth avoid traumatic pubescent experiences that arise from a body that develops in conflict to the youth’s gender identity.
“Pubertal suppression provides transgender adolescents the option of avoiding unwanted, irreversible, and deeply distressing changes that come with birth-sex pubertal development,” said TransActive executive director Jenn Burleton in a statement. “Far too often trans adolescents experience increased suicidal ideation as a result of these changes and the indifference of others about the impact these changes have on trans youth.”
Zam, this is kind of a huge deal. Major props to Oregon for being the first to reach this milestone.
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So I have been really looking to collaborate with other queers in the arts. I’m a actor, dancer, singer and I have been really wanting to do a film of some sort for a while now.
I would like to work with a filmmaker who has their own equipment. I can write scripts and we can sit and talk about creating a new project about queer people of color and have it be positive. Show the struggles, but it’s positive. Or even just have one as the main character of just a comedy of sorts.
I’ve always just wanted to do a series of some sort. Let me know. I have a separate email address. Inbox me here and lets chat.
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