I can see why this is your favorite holiday,
the time you get to step outside of your picket-fence body,
remind yourself that you were once oppressed,
use your Donald Trump keycard to swipe into your marginalized experience,
get to shake your ass to dissipated trans women that you left somewhere over the rainbow.
Ain't it like a gay white man to remember all the colors but black?
To turn my protest into a white soldier shoot out to bleach his asshole mouth clean of the shit he says?
Did you think i would forget?This is one of the most powerful spoken word segments I’ve heard in a long time. Just like Panti Bliss read the homophobes, we have this sister here stripping White Cis Gay Men culture to its bolts. It’s not an easy listening experience, not only because it’s peppered with the vernacular, but because it hits hard. I think it is a necessary experience, though because it is an expression of a soul. Wanna talk about intersectionality? Let's talk about intersectionality.
Pride is not only in June (July, August), it's everyday. Because our rights are under attack every day (especially in this administration), I believe it is important to listen to the voices of the marginalized, of the stigmatized, the voiceless. And what better example of that than the voice of a trans woman of color? You don't believe me? Just look at the news. They are the ones that are being killed at high rates and very few people in the LGBTQ community take their eyes off their little screens to pay any attention to what is going on. THAT is privilege.
So wanna do something today that you don’t usually do? Take four minutes out of your day, put on your earphones, and listen to this. Get ready to check your privilege.