Only Yesterday

(By Cher Guevara)

Only yesterday
I stood in the middle
Of a hundred thousand brothers and sisters
Cheering, clapping
Feeling so free and safe.

Only yesterday
I saw thousands of flags;
All the Colors under our umbrella
Waving without fear.

Only yesterday
We felt on top on the world,
On the peak of the mountain.

Now our eyes stream
To clean the blood off the bar.
Streams running down the hearts of our nation
Cleansing this river of hate;
That still cuts through our lives,
That still cuts down our lives.

Only yesterday we cheered,
Now today we mourn,
And tomorrow we re-organize;

A family together undeterred
Still marching forward.

We grieve with our community….

#standwithorlando #orlandostrong #orlandorising

orlando heart

Equality Florida GoFundMe Pulse Victims Fund

BiNet USA Statement

weareoTo find out about vigils in your area happening today or tomorrow, please visit: #WeAreOrlando http://www.weareorlando.org

Damned in Dixie Blues (By Walter Beck)

One for all the brothers and sisters down in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi

Damned in Dixie Blues
(By Walter Beck)
North Carolina dug their tar heels in
And burned forty-two thousand dollars
Just to make sure we couldn’t use their bathrooms;
Putting up “Cis Only” signs
From the mountains to the Atlantic.

Georgia zeroed their sights in,
Getting ready to pull the trigger
And tell us all,
“You queers ain’t welcome here!”

Mississippi made it known
That we wouldn’t be served
In the Hospitality State;
As they put it plain and clear
That they don’t have to marry us.
They don’t have to serve us.
They don’t have to recognize we even exist.

South Carolina followed down
Hot the tar heels step;
Posting their own “Cis Only” signs
On all the schoolhouse johns.

Tennessee doubles down
On one long bloody night;
Closing their mental health facilities
In our faces
And locking the bathroom doors
Behind them.

Another state follows another state,
Follows another bill, another resolution,
Another ordinance, another amendment,
Another barricade, another brick,
Another steel barred door
Standing in the way of equal justice under the law.

Barring us all up
In this long burning Hell
Under the lock of religious liberty.

It’s a burning Hell in Dixie
From the Appalachian Mountains
To the Mississippi Delta.

Oh it feels like we’re all
Collapsing on the picket lines
Feeling the backlash
Of the damned in Dixie blues.

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

TERF 101 Links

Terf 101 Links:

Article on TERF Theory, TERF 101
http://www.transviolencetracker.org/index.php/articles/104-the-absurdity-of-terf-theory-confronting-hate-speech
GID Declared a Hate Group
http://www.transviolencetracker.org/index.php/press-releases/99-gender-identity-hate-group
Good article on who and what they are:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelsie-brynn-jones/transexclusionary-radical-terf_b_5632332.html
Michigan Women Fest:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-beyer/guess-whos-coming-to-dinn_6_b_5659525.html
Transgriot:
http://www.genderidentitywatch.net/2014/07/cathy-brennan-vanillacentric-privileged.html

The Transviolence Tracking Portal
http://www.transviolencetracker.org/

Terf Tracker
http://terftracker.com/

http://danalanetaylor.com/2014/02/25/cathy-brennan-contacted-my-doctor/
http://danalanetaylor.com/2013/10/19/jancie-raymond-and-cathy-brennan-contacted-my-employer/
http://homosexualsagainstterfs.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-terfs-attacking-post-on-jezebel-on.html

TransJustice and The Audre Lorde Project Publish Powerful Anti-Violence Statement

August 19th, 2014
“and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive”

– Audre Lorde

In the words of Audre Lorde, ‘We were never meant to survive.’  Our survival, our continued resilience, our continued efforts for social justice are direct threats and challenges to systemic oppressions. We must, at all costs, do whatever we can to lift up and protect one another in our interconnected struggles for liberation.

Please Join us on Saturday, August 23rd from 11:00am until 3:00pm in the LGBTQ Contingent for the ‘We Will Not go Back March and Rally’, which is being organized by the National Action Network and Eric Garner’s family. For more information, please check out the facebook page and the website below or contact Lee at FIERCE Lee@fiercenyc.org.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1512923178942814/
http://nationalactionnetwork.net/wewillnotgoback/

Also, join us for the 4th Annual Bed-Stuy Pride!
https://www.facebook.com/events/666641756739391/

On September 7th, 2014 the Safe OUTside the System collective of the Audre Lorde Project will hold the 4th Annual Bed-Stuy Pride to honor the history and resilience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) people of color communities in Central Brooklyn. We call on all LGBTSTGNC people of color and allies in Central Brooklyn to join us in visioning a safe Bed-Stuy rooted in community accountability

READ BINETUSA’S BLOG HERE

Bi Health: Trans Mental Health Concerns with Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published August 13, 2014
Trans Mental Health Concerns with Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC

Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC

Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC

 

 

 

Interview with Allison Woolbert of The Trans Violence Tracking Portal

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published May 17, 2014
John, Lynnette and Will[ow] speak with Allison Woolbert of The TVTP. Aud Traher joins the discussion. Trigger Warning (Trans violence and strong language).