All entries for November 2012
November 26, 2012
I'm involved in running this event on Thursday. It's the first in a four-part ESRC-sponsored seminar series exploring the emergence of 'trans' repertoires.
November 25, 2012
Blondie - One Way or Another (r)
Le Tigre - Deceptacon (r)
Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
Azaelia Banks - 212
Destiny's Child - Survivor
Katrina & the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - I Love Rock N' Roll
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains (r)
Republica - Ready to Go
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (r)
Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe
Amanda Palmer - Map of Tasmania
Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
Etta James - I Just Want to Make Love to You
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Janis Joplin - Little Piece of Your Heart (r)
Bikini Kill - Double Dare Ya
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (r)
Bonne Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Alexandra Burke - Broken Heels
No Doubt - Just a Girl
The Distillers - City of Angels (r)
Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite - Lights On
David Guetta feat. Sia - Titanium (r)
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
Martha & the Vandalls - Dancing in the Streets
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Florence + the Machine - Spectrum
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
Skunk Anansie - Weak
Patti Smith - Because the Night
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
(r) = request
November 20, 2012
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance.
This day isn’t about our pain
This day isn’t about our struggle
This is for the dead.
It’s very easy for Transgender Day of Remembrance to become about the challenges trans people face in everyday life: fears of violence, abuse, harassment.
But we are the living, and we have a voice – however quiet – every day of the year.
This is for the dead. They have no voice.
If we don’t acknowledge their passing, it may be that no-one will. If we don’t offer respect, it may be that no-one will.
And so today is for the dead. We acknowledge their passing and offer them respect. Their lives will have had a depth and meaning that their killers could not possibly comprehend. We mourn these lives, and do not forget.