Posts tagged Anger
CAUTION! LOTS OF LOUD SCREAMING IN THIS VIDEO! Turn your speakers down after the dancing! Seriously!
I sometimes used to worry about the fact that I hated kids… Maybe it’s because vanilla kids were always so horribly cruel to me growing up. Now that I’m all sparkly and glamorous, little ones and teens seem to love me, but in my early days when I began transition and people began to see that I was “one of those people”, straighties would yank their kids close when I entered the room and use the little tots as “WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN!?!” shields in every strident legal and moral argument against GLBT people. Kids were used so often as the reason GLBT people needed to be kept down (eradicated?) that I seeing one triggered an immediate flashback of whatever latest meanness I had heard coming from parents on television or in the papers, and over time I became less and less endeared of sitting through the stinky, loud tantrums of vanilla people’s larva at the airport, bus and movie theater.
But I finally realized that I don’t really hate kids at all! I LOVE kids! GLBT KIDS and GLBT FRIENDLY KIDS!
Is that elitist? Exclusionist? Sexualitist and Gender-identitist? Now that I’ve been convinced of the fact that conservative fertility worshipers will just never, never like me and now that I know I’ll never have children, I realize that I don’t have to care and we can all go our separate ways. But GLBT kids and their cool friends… I just feel that natural delight that I’m sure James Dobson experiences when he looks out over a meeting of the Young Republicans Club. I know the crud they take on a daily basis from a mean, heartless world and the ways they blossom under that pressure are so beautiful to me.
These two aren’t “kids”, per se, but they’re a lot younger than I am. They make me think of what my teenage years would probably have been like, if I’d felt more free in expressing myself. Alas, I was trapped in a Christian cult and swear-to-God felt bad for even saying “darn it!” when upset. It makes me happy to see people like Riot and Anger, with whom I correspond occasionally, acting crazy, getting in drag, dancing around and yes, even screaming into the camera.
Well, maybe not the screaming into the camera part, ha ha. But everything else.
Well, if I had any illusions that most of the same people who supported Obama also viewed gay and lesbian people as equal human beings, those illusions are very much dead now. As I mentioned in the Psychology Today piece I wrote on trans people and politics the day before the election, it has become more and more of a struggle for me to avoid bitterness when I look at the strangers around me who prove again and again that most of them are at best apathetic to GLBT issues. And many of them are outright hostile and hypocritically judgmental.
Certainly not all… my life is full of good friends who are heterosexual and gender normative. The “No on Prop 8” events I worked introduced me to tons of really cool, supportive people like Laura Silverman and others.
But numbers don’t lie, and our supporters were drowned out by the slim majority of fear mongering, falsehood promoting, religiously hypocritical average Joes and Janes. Most of the people who voted yes on Proposition 8 (yes to discrimination) were influenced by the millions of dollars funneled against us by religious institutions like the Mormon church (2) (3) (4), and many cited religious reasons when asked why they were voting to exclude same sex marriages.
Why do I care? After all, I am attracted to men and I can legally marry any man I choose. I care because outsiders see all GLBT people as “the same”, and their vote against same sex marriage was a vote against ALL our humanity. A vote against ALL of our participation in the human family. You can bet your britches that the people who voted “Yes on Prop 8 (YES to discrimination)” are the same people who will vote away my rights to legal womanhood if and when they try to cram that onto their Frankenstein monster of a Constitution, too. Attacking gays and lesbians is just the precursor to coming back and sweeping out the even-more-minor minorities like transsexual people.
So yes, I see how it is, and I won’t forgive this blatant slap in the face of the community that has been my only source of nurture and comfort through my difficult transition. Religious bigotry, hate, intolerance and hypocrisy has resonated throughout my entire life. I hope that now, more people in the community and our supporters will see exactly what’s going on here and start actively working to dismantle the influence that religious and fundamentalist nuts have established on OUR lives.
The volume on this goes wild at times, when their youthful exuberance calls for a WOOOOO HOOO! so mind your speakers and watch this cute and funny look at small town life as lived by two unique individuals!
I want that red wig!
Dynamic YouTube comedy duo Riot & Anger do a hilarious tribute video referencing several of my latest YouTube vidz! You kinda have to have seen the originals to get the jokes: they reference the Bubble Bath Blog, Ghost Rider and Bad Questions. Ha! Leave them some comments, they’re cool.
Just as they warned me in the “How not to be a bad role model” handbook that is given to every actress in Hollywood, I see that my smoking onscreen as “Tracey” in “Ghost Rider” has inspired these young people to smoke in real life. That’s 10 demerits for me, sigh. Just so everyone knows, “Tracey”s cigarette was made from a sheet of white paper Scotch taped into a cylinder and colored with brown and yellow sharpies to simulate a filter. But still, BAD role model! BAD!
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