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I was actually wondering if ya'll might be able to give me some advice. I created a queer art display at the University of Florida, and the entire thing was censored (mother fucking queerphobes)...so my latest efforts have been to tie together the community, and see what can be done. At this point, it seems my efforts might need to take some concrete construction (I'm even thinking of starting a "gay shame organization" ... modelling after gayshamesf.org...there's already a Queer Activist Group, but I think this may need a specific structure at this point.
the thing is the wanna-be mainstream LGBT group has resisted supporting this issue as it wants to remain apolitical. So any advice as to what might be done would be lovely. I've thought of flyering, failed at contacting newspapers but tried, a kiss-in right in front of the University space . . . i want to get as much attention and in as uneuphemized manners as possible.
I've written more about this in my LJ if you care to browse it around for more details.
Curious, what are the thoughts of starting a gay shame group considering there already is a similar group on this campus? So yea, annnnyyyyy ideas for activism would be lovely.
Has anyone ever read a book that was the journal of a lesbian artist who lived half the year in the forest? Mostly it was about her survival in the forest.
What was this book called? It was probably published in the 1970s or 1980s.
I am in the very early planning stages of writing fiction about a middle aged, predominantly hetrosexual male who is a (closeted, if the term is appropriate for use in this sense) cross dresser. I very much want to do this idea justice, and not have it turn into something of a joke. I want to look at people's responses to it (namely that of his closet male friend) and his own feleings about it/people knowing about it. Anything you could offer me that might be useful - I'm looking for a broad spectrum of information so I can build up an accurate understanding of this character within my mind. To be honest, I know nothing past a basic level of cross dressing. Mostly, what I'm interested in is how cross dressers feel about it themselves.
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