fuck the gender binary
By now practically everyone in the Queer Nation has heard of the really unfortunate incidents that occurred in March of this year on the Washington Mall during the Supreme Court arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
But do you know the real people who it happened to? Well meet the guy who was holding the Trans* Flag that day.
As Bryan Ellicott explains, what started as a happy and exciting day of LGBT Pride & History turned into his ”Supreme Court Marriage Rally Transphobic Experience From Hell” when a staffer and one of the big Gay Inc. groups (ok so it was HRC again) became upset to see other than approved people and symbols cluttering up their photo-op moments and tried to run the riffraff off. With Bryan his Flag suddenly thrust unwilling into a staring role as “unapproved riffraff”.
A political activist for the progressive and LGBT community Bryan describes himself as an ”open and proud bisexual transman”. A native of Staten Island NY graduating from College of Staten Island with a BA in Poli Sci, he has interned in the offices of Christine Quinn, the Speaker of the New York City Council and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. During 2012, he went out and worked in the Ohio OFA (Organizing for Action) office helping re-elect Obama to a second term. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Bryan worked with FEMA doing Community Relations work. He’s currently a board member of the Stonewall Democrats of New York City and a campaign aid (LGBT Liaison) to Mel Wymore in his run for the New York City Council.
Says Bryan,“the bulk of my work is in the LGBT community whether it be advocating for Marriage Equality across the country, calling out the need those who talk ill to me or any of my transgender brothers and sisters as well as my continued work for Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State or when it comes to people learning about bisexuality and not thinking those horrible myths are anything but that.”
When trouble came Bryan and his friends were there standing strong representing the the entire LGBT Community. So while you are cheering the symbolism please also remember the actual person. Says Bryan,
So what do you says people? He was there for us. Can you be there for him? Please click the link and Help Fund Top Surgery for Bryan. Thanks
they should make a book of nothing but pictures like this called ‘men in business suits making out aggressively.’
i would subscribe.
DARN that’s hot
it’s ok to not be sure about your sexuality/gender ok guys? no matter how old you are. even if you’re in a relationship. even if you told everyone one thing. it’s really ok to not be sure because you’re growing and learning more about yourself ♬(ノ゜∇゜)ノ♩