February 25, 2015

Shenanigans: These Are Not The Cylons You Are Looking For

I'm looking forward to returning to Canal 125 to DJ at Shenanigans once again this Saturday!

The event kicks off at 8pm and I'm on second, at 9pm.

Not The Cylons

>>>Facebook event page.


February 24, 2015

Being trans and LGBQ: a panel discussion

On Thursday 26th February I will be speaking about the relationship between trans identity/experience and sexual orientation at UCL.

"When LGBQ trans people can be excluded and marginalised by both transphobia in LGBQ spaces and homo-, bi- and lesbophobia in trans spaces, how do we live all these aspects of our identities? How do our communities manage or fail to meet our needs, and how can we and they change this? There will be an opportunity for questions and contributions from the floor.

Speakers:
Ruth Pearce, activist, academic and musician
Jack Marr, poet and speculative fiction writer
Nardina Kaur, academic and member of Sarbat
Naith Payton, writer and reporter for Pink News
Surat Shaan Rathgeber Knan, founder of Rainbow Jews
Gabriella Basso Ricci, postgraduate student and freelance translator
Daniel Fernando Diaz-Cebreiro, undergraduate student, activist and LGBT Representative on NUS Black Students' Campaign committee

The venue is wheelchair-accessible. All welcome - no need to be a UCL student! If you have any questions or comments, please contact uclu-lgbt.officer@ucl.ac.uk."

The event will take place in the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre from 6pm.

>>>Facebook event page.


February 15, 2015

How do we make the Women's Movement intersectional?

Tomorrow I will be speaking at an event hosted by the University of Bristol Students' Union (UBU).

At the event panellists will share their views on intersectonality in the women's movement. There will also be a chance for the audience to contribute to the debate and ask questions.

I will be sharing the panel with:

Megan Armstrong (UBU Women's Officer)

Susuana Antubam (NUS Women's Officer)


Fahma Mohamed - (Integrate Bristo)

Sammi Whittaker - (NUS Women's Committee)


The event, which is free to attend, will take place in AR11 on the second floor of the Students' Union building.

Further details can be found here.


February 11, 2015

Subterfuge Bloody Valentine

Not Right will be contributing to a surreal night of sound and imagery in London this weekend.

Subterfuge Bloody Valentine, The Others, Stoke Newington, 14th Feb


January 25, 2015

DJ setlist: Queer We Go @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds (25/1/15)

This was huge amounts of fun! Wharf Chambers is such a wonderfully friendly and welcoming space, and I always have a great time when I'm there. I was booked to play a Killer Queen - style queer alt/rock set with an hour themed around "Buffy The Vampire Slayer".

Sleater-Kinney - Price Tag
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Bratmobile - I'm In The Band
Gossip - Standing In The Way of Control
Le Tigre - TKO
Dandy Wharhols - Bohemian Like You
Nerf Herder - Buffy The Vampire Slayer
BTVS OST - Going Through The Motions
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
BTVS OST - I've Got A Theory
Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United
BTVS OST - Under Your Spell
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
Dresden Dolls - Girl Anachronism
BTVS OST - I'll Never Tell
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
BTVS OST - Rest In Peace
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
BTVS OST - What You Feel
Electric Six - Dance Commander
BTVS OST - Walk Through The Fire
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Joan Jess & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
Salt N Pepa - Push It
Azealia Banks - 212
DJ Fresh vs. Fay Jay feat, Ms Dynamite - Dibby Dibby Sound
St Vincent - Digital Witness
Nirvana - In Bloom
REM - Shiny Happy People
No Doubt - Just A Girl
Jesus & His Judgemental Father - Rockstar
Hole - Violet
Against Me! - fuckmylife666
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Queen - Killer Queen
BTVS - What You Feel (Reprise)


January 14, 2015

Queer We Go!

I'm DJing in Leeds next week!

Queer We Go is an awesome all-day/all-night event at Wharf Chambers with live music from Old Moon, Chrissy Barnacle, The Repossesed and No Ditching, plus, DJs, zines, art workshops etc.

I'll be bringing my Killer Queen "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" themed rock set back from the dead in the early hours...it'll be rocking.


November 23, 2014

Sexual Cultures Conference – April 2015

I will be a keynote panelist at next year's Onscenity Sexual Cultures Conference, speaking about the intersection of trans academia and activism.

The conference, co-hosted by the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, and the Onscenity Research Network will take place on April 8-10 2015 at the University of Sunderland London Campus, London, UK.

Further information can be found here.


November 16, 2014

Revolt #7

We're running the next Revolt in a couple of weeks - at Tin Music and Arts on Saturday 29th November. It's going to be full of joy!

There is a Facebook event page here.

Revolt #7


November 15, 2014

No, I will not help Sundog make a documentary on trans regret

Recently I received an unsolicited email in my work account from an employee of Sundog Pictures. An excerpt follows:

I’m currently working on an idea alongside Channel 4 following transgender individuals who have come to regret their sex changes and are keen to undergo further treatment / operations to reverse the change. The doc will be insightful and sensitive and will look at the way in which transgender individuals are treated in society and whether the process before someone is permitted an operation is robust enough.

I’m currently looking for real life cases to include in my pitch document and was wondering whether you might be able to recommend people I could speak to, or places I could contact to find individuals who are currently thinking about a reverse sex change. Any help would be really appreciated.

Given the email account used, I feel that I can safely assume that I was contacted because of my academic work, which looks at discourses of trans healthcare provision. Sundog seem to hope that I will (without compensation) draw upon my community contacts and research findings to recommend participants for their television programme.

I couldn’t think of anything more inappropriate.

There’s a lot to be said about research ethics and a duty of care towards participants, but plenty has been written about that elsewhere (the BSA Statement of Ethical Practice offers a decent broad overview). So in this post I focus on the huge problems that come with the proposed topic of the documentary: that of trans “regret”.

>>>Read more at Trans Activist Takes On World.


October 19, 2014

DJ setlist: Shenanigans @ Canal 125, London (18/10/14)

They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Levellers - Beautiful Day
Flogging Molly - Swagger
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glyne - Rather Be
Nine Inch Nails - Sin
The Birthday Massacre - Red Stars
Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
Placebo - Taste In Men
Faith No More - Falling To Pieces
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
Satan's Buttcheeks - Balls Out
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
We Are A Communist - Zombie Compromise
System of a Down - Suite Pee
Skunk Anansie - Twisted (Everyday Hurts)
Elastica - Stutter
Future of the Left - Beneath The Waves An Ocean
Royal Blood - Out of the Black


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