Queer and Queerer Ep. 38 – Who Made You The Drag Queen of the Gay Agenda?

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Alright, so we admit we have an agenda, but what is it? Lots of people, like straight pastors and well-funded Glb(t) political operatives, think they know. Zack and Peterson try to suss out who sets the agenda and what it happens to be today. What are the bars by which we measure the success of the LGBTQ movement? We also talk about folks who are trying to bridge gaps, but might just be helping to maintain them. From Egypt to Hollywood to Washington, D.C., we look at who is shaping the agenda and chime in with our hopes and concerns.

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Here’s some more information about what we talked about this week:

» This week’s erotic poem: “A Glimpse,” by Walt Whitman.

» HRC’s Trans Job Campaign in Massachusetts

» Egyptian “Gay Rights Activist,” or Ex-Gay Proponent?

» Discussion about Andrew Marin:

Belmont May Change Actions Toward Gay Groups

FriendlyAtheist: “I’m Sorry” Is Not Enough for the Gay Community

» The Second LGBT General Assembly (Facebook Event) – (Saturday, January 20)

» Creating Change in Minneapolis! It’s not too late to register! – (February 2-6)

» A Night with Robyn Ochs at Bucknell University – (Tuesday, February 15)

» See Peterson at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX (February 28-March 1)

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  • Jacob Woods says:

    Being active in a rural community has posed the same threats in regards to bridge building between straight and Christian communities. A lot of the issue lies in the fear of having such a discussion. OUTlook sends the vibe that we are anti christian. Let me rephrase, OUTlook group members thus far have been non christian and anti Cru or crusades for christ. On the other end Cru members are anti homosexual and anti outlook it would seem. I stand somewhere in the middle as a mediator. Hopefully there is some discussion we can have that will begin to close that gap between us. So that is what we are aligning ourselves to do.

  • Kevin Harris says:

    Hey Zack & Peterson,

    I may have missed it, but I didn’t see any contact info on this blog so I thought I would try this avenue. I currently work for The Marin Foundation and I definitely agreed with your statements about the fact that we and other groups like us need to be willing to hear the ‘hard words from the group itself,’ so I was wondering about touching bases with either of you via email. I would be happy to be in correspondence with you regarding things you talked about on the show (pride parade appearance, etc.) but I’m primarily interested in hearing more about the critiques that you mentioned and how you feel an organization with our aim (multi-faceted but primarily reaching out to Christian individuals/churches/organizations with a more traditional understanding of sexuality seeking to humanize the LGBT community and provide education) can move forward in a way that you feel would better dignify the broader LGBT community. If there are things that individuals in the community feel that we need to be called out on, I would definitely be open to hearing those things, even if they may be difficult to hear.

    Feel free to contact me anytime at the email address that I provided in order to submit a comment on this thread.

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