This morning I am thinking about six- and seven-year-olds who get shot at school, and about how (or if) we as a culture can grow/evolve to a place where such violences are actually unthinkable. I want to be hopeful, but today I am filled with doubt. You out there who are parents, you have my highest regards — I cannot imagine how you send your heart out into the world, unprotected, every day, knowing what violence awaits them right outside the front door, and I can only hope and trust that those children know that they are safe inside with you. Continue reading
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January 28, 2017 (!): Writing the Flood (Note that we're meeting on the 4th Saturday this month, so that everyone can get out and protest like hell on the 21st)
January 21: Perverts Put Out - Winter in America Edition. Yes, it's Mourning in America, but screw that! Perverts Put Out! soldiers on, waving the flag of queer defiance and love. Co-hosts Dr. Carol Queen and Simon Sheppard and some of the world's finest pervs - including Greta Christina, Jen Cross, Daphne Gottlieb, Philip Huang, Zoe Kat, horehound stillpoint and Xan West - join hands and raise our voices. Join us! Doors 7:00, show 8:00. NOTE ADDRESS CHANGE: The Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco, $10-20 sliding scale, no one turned away
February 18: Writing the Flood
March 18: Writing the Flood
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