"We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality…an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future. The future is queerness’ domain. Queerness is a structuring and educated mode of desiring that allows us to see the future beyond the quagmire of the present. The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of the moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds … Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world."
#jose esteban munoz
#José Esteban Muñoz
#transgender day of remembrance
They had dreams, made plans, hoped and wanted to believe. They were sons & brothers, daughters & sisters. They struggled for acceptance and wanted to walk through life as a part of the world, not apart from the world. They didn’t make it.
The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is today November 20, 2013. To find out more there go to the TDOR website. There is a list of 69 people who were murdered this year for being. Of the 69 twenty were unidentified. Of the unidentified one was 13 years old. For vigils, events & the locations near you a list can be found here.