In and Out by Colleen Elizabeth McTigue

colleen01In and Out
I once wanted to fit In.
Now I want to fit Out.
Transsexual, bisexual, polyamorous, lesbian, queer, female…
All these identities and more I claim for my self.
Layer upon layer of self, to be
embraced or rejected,
denigrateded or respected,
celebrated or tolerated.
Longing for community
With those alike, yet
different.
Longing to be Out, to be Free…
I am told to fit In, or get Out.

August Heat by Walter Beck

August Heat
(By Walter Beck)

For Michael Brown

Lady Justice weeps from clouds of tear gas
As Ferguson, Missouri burns.

She weeps tears of blood,
Like a vengeful saint
Praying for another teenage kid
Shot down in cold blood.
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Still Exiles/Freedom (Burn down the Last Door) By Walter Beck

Our Bi Laureate at Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

Our Bi Laureate at Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

STILL EXILES

For Ben Snipes

All the years
And all the seasons that have passed,
I still heard it in your voice today.
We’re still exiles,
Remembering the salted soil
Of the place we once called home.

We still have our scars
From dirty knives,
And fragments from political bullets
Buried in our souls.

Do our lovers know about those scars
From all those years ago?
Would they understand?

Would they know the feeling
Of losing faith
In an oath and law
We once dedicated our lives to?

We’re still exiles
After all these years have passed,
With scars that still trickle
When the moon draws high.

We’re still exiles,
Knowing nothing beautiful can grow again
In the salted soil
Of the place we once called home.

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Start the Revolution Without Me (by Walter Beck)

Many of us feel frustrated and sad because we cannot participate as much as we would like in our community. Pride Month intensifies those feelings. Be assured just by sharing and learning you are an activist too. There many ways to be a part of making this world a better place for our orientations and genders. Chin up.

So much love to you all, Lynnette and The BiCast Crew

Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

Start the Revolution Without Me
(By Walter Beck)
Start the Revolution without me;
Unfurl the Colors
And march
Without me by your side.

Start the Revolution without me;
Begin the chants
And start to dance,
Fire up those burning songs.

Start the Revolution without me;
I’m stuck in the worldly grind,
Improving product
Instead of improving lives,
I’m learning how to live part-time.

Start the Revolution without me;
Blaze your name in the headlines,
Burn your image in the front page spread,
I’ll read about your exploits
When I get home too tired to move,

Remembering what it was like
When I first heard that marching, burning song.

Bi Pride Forever!!!!

Bi Pride Forever!!!!

Cross Love Blues by Walter Beck

Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

CROSS LOVE BLUES

(By Walter Beck)

When they call you less than human,
When they try to force you into therapy,
When they say they vomit at the sight of you,
They do it with love in their eyes.

When they punch you,
When they kick you,
When they spit on your bloody carcass,
They do it with praying hands.

When they kill your little brother,
When they drag him to his grave,
When they crash his night light vigil,
They do it with the law on their side.

When you fight back against their brutality,
When you stand against their holy war,
When you scrape your dignity off the floor,
They’ll put on their bargain-basement martyr face
And say you’re the one to blame.

As the bodies of your brothers pile high above the floor,
As your own scars deepen,
As the hope drains from your eyes,

They’ll claim they meant no harm.
They’ll claim they’re innocent,
They’ll say they did it all
Because they loved you.

http://transviolencetracker.com/

http://www.thebicast.org/podcast/interview-with-allison-woolbert-of-the-trans-violence-tracking-portal/

Coattail Rider Blues (By Walter Beck)

Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

 Coattail Rider Blues

(by Walter Beck)
Dancing on a tightrope
Strung across two worlds,
Time warping on a high wire
Over a sea split by colors.

Yeah, I’m a fence rider,
With a hand in each camp.
Leaning one way or another,
With the person holding on
Absolutely terrified
I’m gonna jump ship
And swim in the other side.

Boots boogieing on a thin rail,
No pan tapping to hold my rhythm.
I’m a coin toss
Betting on heads and tails,
Fizzling out and plummeting down
Into the melding middle stripe
Strung between two worlds.

Walter wrote this for a couple of us.

Done in the rhythm of Roadhouse Blues by THE DOORS

http://youtu.be/4pEMd1SdkAE