Enough Inclusion, Liberation is the Goal

Dr. Angela Davis said in a lecture I once watched, but cannot remember which one, something to the effect of:

It is one of my many political contradictions though. I love to see us in movies and TV and not being a plot device.

Be who you want personally but politically be queer.

What I’d Want to See

  • Anti assimilatonism. Individual queer people can live how they want but no way of living should be considered dominant or normal, even if it is the most common.
  • Abolitionist response to internal harm including difficult harm. Using restorative justice, non violent communication & community accountability to handle harm. A restorative justice panel should exist nationally and exist at a local level. The panel should consist of people who continue to train on abolition and who bring those trainings to the coalition at large. It must have trans, disabled and/or BIPOC members on it and it should have a mix of orientations and identities. The panel can be engaged to handle anything from internal conflict to more serious harms .
  • Liberation for all gay, queer and trans people is at the center. There will be no leaving so-and-so out to “advance the cause”. We already have done and do that now with trans and QTPOC and we should learn from that.

What would we do?

  • Identifying and disrupting the isms.
  • Implicit bias
  • Equitable pricing
  • Hiring practices
  • Cultural competency
  • Accessibility
  • Identifying and preventing the risk of consent violations and assault (and better responses when they do happen).
  • Active shooter, fire, explosion and danger preparedness
  • Implementation of safety marshals in businesses.
  • Identifying when someone is too drunk or overdosing.

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Angel D’Angelo

Angel D’Angelo

I’m not an expert or scholar on anything. I mainly write for me. If others see it, and love it, great :)

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