Queerer Than The Queer

One of the most frightening aspects of organized hatred is how the Christian Right has taken  it’s fight against Homosexuality and exported it to third world countries where the issues are not  same sex  marriage or adoption but the right to life: Theirs. Yes, the right to life for homosexuals. In Africa, The Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean coming out amounts to a death sentence. In many  countries I have traveled in, I have seen see up close the choice between  violence or silence regarding homosexuality. How the Christian Right can balance Christ’s message of Love with hate mongering that incites people to murder is beyond me but that Death Ministries are occuring  NOW with American dollars is irrefutable. Read this excellent article from Mother Jones. http://www.motherjones.com/media/2013/07/evangelicals-gay-rights-ihop-god-loves-uganda-sundance I post this 2009 article because it is gives alot background http://www.publiceye.org/magazine/v24n4/us-christian-right-attack-on-gays-in-africa.html As American Gays and Queers relax into their sense of entitlement thinking that the war is over , few are aware of the evil underfoot. The Christian Right built it’s ProLife Mandate over a 40 year period,  beginning with Roe Vs Wade in 1973.  The fruits of their work are becoming the rule across America and becoming a greater, more terrifying reality for American women, particularly for the ultra poor. When we talk about Russia and the Olympics we don’t seem to understand that our worlds are  connected. It is not only to support homosexuals and and trans people that we demonstrate against Russia’s hate laws but to protect our own future. Sadly it is human nature that someone will always be queer, someone will always be unacceptable to ‘straight middleclass society’. In the 1960’s straight meant narrow minded, not necessarily heterosexual . Jack Smith divided people into two groups Flaming Creatures and Pasty Normals. It is not 1962 and…

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The Prodigal Blogger Returns

Well despite my intention to Blog regularly as we can all see I haven’t done it. It has been a crazy year which in my life is really saying something! But I am reinspired to write on my site so I will post my recent journal from my trip to the Sinai Desert.By teh way it looks like things are moving along with Semiotexts publication of teh first book of my work next fall although a psychic Tarot reader in Sinai told me the book would be delayed..lets see..it has already been delayed once..maybe that was what she was picking up on! I had one of those revisiting bad feelings last night when out of the blue an old friend Claudia Steinberg emailed me to interview me for a German Arts magazine about the sale of the Jack Smith Archive to Barbara Gladstone.I was giving her some of the back story and decided to look some stuff up and send it to her and I re-encountered some of the malicious slander that I had mostly avoided reading on Hi-Beam and Frameworks posted by the deluded and vicious Mary Jordan (The great thing about the sale was getting rid of Jordan and her partner Peralta out of our lives. They had been frivoulously taking us to court for the past 5 years , trust fund creeps tend to sue I have found, it is their only true creative outlet and the last basis for their sueing was the failure of their film..yes Veronica, there is a Santa Claus and people can sue you for whatever they wish to..it is part of our capitalist system..this is how it works..they have the money too sue and then they try to bankrupt people who don’t have trust funds and the system thrives on this…

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Q&A re Jack Smith

I will be happy to answer all your questions on Jack smith. I am usually known for my cooperation. I only have issues when people get me stoned before an interview and then spring questions on me from events that occured 15 years before and then make my confusion about dates and who , what where into a kind of proof that I am lying, which was what occured in my distressful interview with Mary Jordan when I had been told in advance that I would be asked questions about Jack Smith’s work and philosophy and instead I was asked why I didn’t call Jack’s sister and tell her Jack had Aids and was in the hospital as if that was my decision to make when Jack was 57 years old, completely sane and self directed and was emphatic about making his own decisions Anyway up until I brought up if he wanted anyone notified like family for instance, he never spoke abut his sister and only then said he hated her, didn’t want to be in touch with her and that they had been estranged for years. I am sorry to be this blunt. I spent years NOT talking about what Jack said about his sister whike he was in the hospital and testories he told about her and her husbands cruelty towards him. The unfortunate thing in a case like this is that there will always be real investigtions and press reports that will have to revealthe real story of Jack, his death and what has happened since. That aside, I know everything about what was in Jack’s apartment sine I had been taking care of him hands on before he went into the hospital and he was very specific about what he did with his work…and what…

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When the Roosters come home to Roost

People continue to ask me what is occurring with Jack Smith’s work, which has been under threat for four years since one of the strangest sagas of my life began.It started as the cab pulled up in front of my building in 2002. I was returning from the most harrowing tour of my life with a group of young women who were all with the exception of Scarlet Harlot ,Leslie Bull ,Carol Leigh and myself under age 30. It was the Sex Workers Art Show Tour . This idea like the idea of ‘gay role models’ fills me with distrust and a kind of embarrassment. I mean, why not have The Plumbers Art Show Tour? It makes as much sense. but as we know SEX SELLS SOAP. At the time however I decided to give the ringleader of Sex Worker Arts Show , Tara the benefit of the doubt in the face of my complete bitter paranoia which is based on repeatedly being fucked over by women my entire life…I had been booked on to the Sex Worker Art Show Tour without being asked if I wanted to go , if I was available for the dates etc AND booked across country in 30 cities by this Tara who parades as Annie Oakley ( managing to hide her identity publicly while outing everyone else) At the time I thought itwas simply a mistake, that she had been excited about having me on the tour and simply didn’t know (????) that you have to book someone BEFORE you book the gig. Later I realized , she just used my name to book her tour, since she couldn’t book anything on the strength of her own NON-Performance skills. At the end of the 30 city tour which turned out to be an…

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Today is the first day of the rest of your..huh?

Hello!!! Today is June 6th 2006 or as 50 percent of America likes to call it 666the mark of the devil..there are born again Christians all over America wondering if today is the day they get pulled out of their cars on the freeway and up into the arms of Jesus. Truly, even for me, a glittered in the lame’ Zen-Buddhist-Sufi- Kali-Karma-Franciscan-Carmelite’ it feels like the end days..or as I find myself frequently asking..”Will it never end?” Just a glance at the news and I want to head for a secluded strip of rainforest or mediteranian mountain strong hold.Which I am going to do anyway at the end of July. get me out of this country, it is like a car without a driver.Plus , in NY me and alot of people can’t breathe between some as yet un-named pollution, higher than ever allergins and with apparently no city planning…we have a building per block going up or being torn down..the air fetid with dust, dried rat juice and different enviormental hazards. meanwhile many of you ask me about the Jack Smith case..it keeps fullfiling Jack’s fears..that hippie munchkin Irving Rosenthal of the legendery Kaliflower San Francisco SSI comune that was the nesting ground of Cockettes and others who were influenced by the brilliant but disturbed Rosenthal.It was Rosenthal who gave us Mary Jordan, the supposed film maker who has brough the world her version of Jack Smith’s life. I refuse to see it until it is in open release..I can’t deal with seeing her in person..not that I have ever recognised her, she morphs constantly but I hear she’s blonde like me these days..her emails to me “I have found no proof in my research that you ever knew Jack Smith” or her phone calls “Look you love Jack…

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