On Blackness – Ligia Lewis: minor matter (2016)

Blackness is certainly not an easy topic to write about, especially for an author who is not black himself. I have watched Ligia Lewis’ minor matter three times since January but I have been very hesitant to analyze it, because it is important for black writers and black activists to be at the center of the discourse […]

A Queer Survival Kit: Part III

This is a 3-part article on queer survival and queer politics. Part I: Art Part II: Gaydar and Sex Item 4: Failure Failure is perhaps the most counterintuitive tool that appears in my toolkit. Compared to the last three items, failure takes on extremely negative connotations and seems completely irrelevant to the queer survival project, […]

A Queer Survival Kit: Part II

This is a 3-part article on queer survival and queer politics. Part I: Art. Part III: Failure and Dance.   Item 2: A perfectly functional Gaydar Gaydar is a pun on the word radar, which refers to the ability to spot who the queer ones are in this overwhelmingly straight world. In the heterosexual discourse, […]

A Queer Survival Kit: Part I

This is a 3-part article on queer survival and queer politics. Part II: Gaydar and Sex. Part III: Failure and Dance.   At a time when the illusion of social progress is dominating the mainstream discourse, I find that it is important to constantly remind ourselves that it is not easy to survive as a […]