That time LGBT rights were another marketing strategy for imperialism.
Boston By Janani Balasubramanian. Bluestockings Bookstore, New York City. Mar. 2014. Performance.
When Brown Looks in the Mirror and Comes Out White. By Alok Vaid-Menon. Leeway Foundation’s Trans Literary Salon, Philadelphia. June 2014. Performance.
the closet narrative is imperialist AKA global south is closeted (backwards) waiting to be brought out by western savior #NoHomonationalism— DarkMatter (@DarkMatterPoets) May 17, 2014
Global LGBT movements receive white washed, cis-sexualized, neoliberal narratives of Stonewall & US gay movement #NoHomonationalism— DarkMatter (@DarkMatterPoets) May 17, 2014
Jahangiri, Mahroh. “Gay Israeli Men and Babies Evacuated from Nepal, Mothers Left Behind.” Feministing. 7 May 2015. Web. 27 June 2015.
Gay rights are for rich gay whites.
It Gets Bourgie. By DarkMatter. The Public Theater, Under the Radar Festival, New York City. Jan. 2015. Performance.
White Fetish. By DarkMatter. Hampshire College, Amhearst. Mar. 2014. Performance.
#Somewhereovertherainbow there's a queer movement that doesn't rely on state recognition of our ways of loving— DarkMatter (@DarkMatterPoets) May 15, 2014
We are nothing (and that is beautiful). By Alok Vaid-Menon. TEDxMiddlebury, Middlebury. Dec. 2013. Performance.
My Mother’s Feet. By Janani Balasubramanian. Bluestockings Bookstore, New York City. Mar. 2014. Performance.
#SomeWhereOverTheRainbow 1. Ending Poverty 2. Dismantling White Supremacy 3. Ending US Imperialism 4. Abolishing Prisons will be the agenda— DarkMatter (@DarkMatterPoets) May 15, 2014