To make a ‘safe space’, the danger has to go somewhere. For someone to be protected, someone else has to be put in a cage. For this nation to be settled, Native people had to be murdered. For New York to be gentrified, Black and Brown communities have to get the fuck out. For the US to market itself as gay-friendly, it had to bomb all those dangerous countries.
For every Manhattan, a Bronx. For every Park Slope, a Bed-Stuy. For every Israel, a Palestine. For the West, a global South. These apartheids are all different but they have that *safe space for some* in common. Marking spaces as safe for queers or covering them with rainbows doesn’t shield folks from state violence; it makes us forget that violence is still happening.
And being queer doesn’t save people from state violence. The NYPD doesn’t ask Black and Latino men if they’re gay before stopping and frisking. There is no special pink door for queer immigrants and refugees. Violence against trans women and girls of color didn’t stop because Joe Biden mentioned trans people once.
EVERY SAFE SPACE IS DRIPPING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S BLOOD. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT DRONES, DEPORTATION, DISPLACEMENT, AND INCARCERATION AS SAFETY. THIS IS NOT A SAFE SPACE TO BE QUEER.
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can’t stop listening to this since john posted it, unfortunately it is far too sexy for the workplace rn
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