LGBTQ* Spoken/Written Word Artists You Should Know
Alix Olson ”Eve’s Mouth”
Now, we’ve got Cinderella, she’s chilling at home quite content with being alone. She is playing with the mice and singing with the birds and they’re the only ones who ever heard these words. She said “I’ll get in the damn pumpkin. Do it all right, weep and lose my slipper, freak out at midnight. But there’s one thing that the prince might not like, it’s the Fairygod I’m after. I’m a dyke.”
Now we’ve got Rapunzel, she’s chilling in the tower, waiting for the handsome prince she’s sapped of all her power. Finally, one day, the handsome prince in town called up to Rapunzel, “Yo girl, let it down!” But our dear Rapunzel was nowhere to be seen, yes our dear Rapunzel had learned something keen. "All that time alone kinda taught me how to cope, so I shaved my head and I made me a rope!”
Now, Helen of Troy, they say, launched a thousand ships with the short of her skirt and the shape of her lips. And when that old bard lay the blame at her face for the rape of a nation- Wrong time. Wrong place. Helen simply whispered, “history’s our test. Look between the lines, girls, Read beneath the text.”
Hey! So although I go to a very open high school in NYC, I'm not really that educated on the LGBTQ*. Probably an emphasis on the asterik. I've realized I don't know too much about TQ* especially, although I agree that everyone should have the right to love and be loved and the hate and prejudice is wrong. I am glad for this tumblr but I was wandering where can I learn MORE? There's just as much bad info as there is good and I was wandering if you could steer me in the right direction? please&ty♥
Hey and welcome to Tumblr!
LGBTQ* breaks down to (but is not limited to) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* (the asterisk in trans* includes transgender, transsexual, transvestite, gender queer, two-spirit, third gender and many other terms of identification) and Queer. The asterisk behind “Q” in LGBTQ* includes (but not limited to) anyone/everyone else who finds comfort and strength under the umbrella — Questioning, Asexual, Pansexual, Intersex (as well as countless other terms of empowerment for self-identification).
If you are interested in more information, feel free to troll Tumblr some. I also recommend talking with local PFLAG chapters, joining Queer/Straight alliances, watching queer* films, asking your local library for queer* texts/literature and trusting your own voice to start conversations with others. Remember, there are (rarely) stupid questions. Most often, there are really naive assumptions in the form of questions.
You are also welcome to send questions to the Know Homo discussion page: