Why Homonormative America Fails: Reason 101

“It is not that the media cares that much when a white gay boy is murdered, but, rather it is precisely because historically such little care for and value in the bodies and deaths of queer people has been exhibited that it matters that someone such as Matthew Shepard can loom so large while the deaths of others, mostly queer people of color, can occur in the proverbial dark. And, we know this to be true because we can measure the inches and margins and words dedicated to various victims; the spaces of where these “eulogies” most frequently occurs tells us this charge to be true: Homonormative America cannot, will not, build a movement on the lifeless bodies of the black, brown, or nonconforming.”

 

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