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Review of: The Enby Show

The show was part of a series at the Rich Mix called ‘Rehearsing Utopia’. According to the Rich Mix, utopia involves networking parties for BAME people, discussing systemic racism with a panel of black women no one has ever heard of, a DJ set/club night for LGBTQIA+ people (quiet room included) and this show I’m talking about here, the Enby Show, a sub-par cabaret act. That’s utopia. Not solving world hunger, promoting world peace or even engaging deprived local families in community activities. Times have changed.

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More bollocks from Travis

I sought my love out once again and they didn’t fail to deliver. In fact, I think this is the most Emperor’s New Clothes Travis has ever been. Top tip Travis (perchance you read this) please always drink too much wine when you’re being interviewed. The blurby bit Writer and performer Travis Alabanza discusses their

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Review of documentary: Casa Susanna

The blurby bit Sébastien Lifshitz pieces together the story of a pioneering transgender network in this inspiring and essential slice of queer history. In the late-1950s, when public cross-dressing was a criminal offence in most American states, a picturesque wooden house buried in the vast surrounds of the Catskill Mountains stood as a safe haven

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‘Trans Lives in the Seventies’

The event was part of a theme to celebrate the BBC’s birthday and to take retrospective look at how ‘trans people’ were treated in programming in the 1970s. For once, the person doing the presentation, Marcus Collins, a real historian, had done actual proper research into the film archive.

Unfortunately this didn’t extend into researching the background of his guest speaker, Morgan M. Page, of the notorious cotton ceiling workshop fame.

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Review of documentary and short feature at Queer Film and Arts Festival

It started ten minutes later than advertised with people still coming in after the second film had started. No one said anything to the person blatantly recording the screen on their mobile phone. I kept falling asleep during but luckily had a bearded woman in the seat next to me, who generously jumped about in her seat about once a minute, so just enough to stop me nodding off completely. The host of the event, apparently an experienced hand at hosting panels, behaved like a shy little girl and urged everybody to leave the screening for a comfort break once Uyra’s nine minute credit sequence started to roll. We also had a BSL interpreter to sign for the panel plus both films had subtitles with sound description too. Annoying.

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More twitter threads

This is just a page with some of my past Twitter threads thrown together. Prison abolition thread Mridul Wadhwa Discussion of queer book with author Approaching a queer dialectology All the threads that didn’t happen Q&A with Meg John Barker and the sex shop Sh Online gender euphoria exhibition Trans author debate with Alok, Boylan

John Waters: False Negative

John Waters, the legendary filmmaker and writer with a brilliantly twisted mind, presents a fast-moving, all-new, comic monologue covering his career, movies, fashion, art and the urge to startle. The man the French press recently called the ‘Queer Confucius’ is eager to duct tape his artistically-infected fans to their seats and give them an antibody-shaking spectacle

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Including trans people in sport

Simon opened the training by saying that trans people don’t feel comfortable in sport and ‘self-select’ out of it.  However, inclusion was possible, it just required us to reappraise ‘stereotypes’ and change the way we do things.

Simon read a quote from GI’s ‘research’ from a trans person who was relying on sport to keep them going whilst they waited for ‘hormones and surgery’.  A quote from the IOC told us that ‘sport was a human right’.  So why did ‘trans folk’ find it hard to take part?

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