Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oh, but the award for the question of the evening last night at USC goes to...

When did it become so heartless?

Oh, by -- what a good question!!!!

6 comments:

John said...

Oh my oh my oh my!!!

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

I know I know -- I love that question :)

Love --
mattilda

furbirdsqueerly said...

Mattilda

Please fill me in. What was the question about.

richard

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Well, the question was from someone who was recently beginning to identify as queer, who thought that as soon as they found an identity that meant something to them, they would also find a community, but instead realized that it was just as bad as before, that an "LGBT" world was no more embracing than a straight one...

Love --
mattilda

furbirdsqueerly said...

Sometime I wonder if today is worse than back in my day when we were new and just coming out finding each other and banding together. Then I remember parts of the past and say, not really, a lot is the same. I think too it might be what part of the lgbt world one is in and what part folks are trying to fit into. I could never ever fit into the bubble head groups of folks who are trying to fit in with the straights. UGH. Here in Hartford we have a small community of folks, close knit, and watch each others back. There is the larger lg community that we do not relate to and they do not relate to us. We don't I do very well or DADT at all. Its a fact and we are use to it.

So what happened with the person who objected to the use of the word faggot?

Now Mattilda I will date myself here. Way back in the day before the community center was even built in San Francisco I went to a meeting to begin talking about it and happened to use the word faggot. Well I was asked to leave and not come back and got in a bad argument. I can't remember why I used the F word or what it was in relation to but a few people stopped talking to me and I went and found another group of folks. I look back now and laugh.

richard

Did a posting and link on the blog about your book and tour. Ordered it from Ak Press. Can't wait to start reading.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Richard, I love that anecdote about the word faggot! And yes, turns out that the queen who objected to its use at USC so strenuously did not bother showing up -- luckily there were lots of others...

I know exactly what you mean about creating our own queer cultures -- I know that's what has meant everything to me -- but, unfortunately, I also have to add that that is what's let me down more than anything...

Thanks so much for the support --I will go check out your post right now!

Love --
mattilda