David Bowie – Interpersonal Rockstar
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To many of us who are self-confined to the labels – queer, outsider, lonely, misfit, weird – David Bowie became an icon for our collective non-normative status long before his recent passing. A week after he died, whilst attending a celebratory evening in his honour, I experienced the sensation of him as a unifying force, a human bridge between the queer and the hetero-normative, an important symbol of transcending your circumstances and tolerating the exotic …
Just a human being
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It’s a sign of how much journalism has changed over the last few years that people in the public aren’t automatically shamed or labelled by the media (although there’s always the comment trolls to take up the slack). A case in point is the Steph Kretowicz‘s interview with American musician Shamir Bailey in online magazine Dummy. The focus is on Shamir’s latest album — Ratchet — and moves slowly and respectfully into more personal territory, including, stunningly …
A new genderqueer role model?
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One of the many brilliant things about Doctor Who is the fact Time Lords don’t care one way or another about sex and gender, they just pick a body that suits them. This post on the BoingBoing Instagram feed further muddies the water, gender wise, and gives genderqueers a new role model! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Boing Boing (@boingboing) on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:36pm PST While there’s considerable noise …