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GAY SHAME open meeting
Date Saturday November 12
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
in the backroom of Modern Times Bookstore @ Valencia btw 19th & 20th.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorMary
Next GAY SHAME meeting this Saturday!!!


GAY SHAME is a Virus in the System. We are committed to a queer extravaganza that brings direct action to astounding levels of theatricality. We will not be satisfied with a commercialized gay identity that denies the intrinsic links between queer struggle and challenging power. We seek nothing less than a new queer activism that foregrounds race, class, gender and sexuality, to counter the self-serving “values” of gay consumerism and the increasingly hypocritical left. We are dedicated to fighting the rabid assimilationist monster with a devastating mobilization of queer brilliance. GAY SHAME is a celebration of resistance: all are welcome.


Points of Unity

o We will express outrage through symbolic actions in order to inspire ourselves to confront power dynamics and disseminate information.

o We will not only critique targets like corporations, but we will also expose inconsistencies within our social groups and so-called “communities”, in order to grow more toward our radical ideals. Whenever possible, we will use humor and satire to get our points across and to critique ourselves.
o We will call out the greed and consumerism inherent in mainstream gay identity. We are dedicated to fighting capitalism and it’s resulting inequalities.
o We will go beyond theorizing to make our actions not only fun but also empowering.
o Our goal is to serve as a catalyst to encourage people to take direct action and civil disobedience further.
o Our goal is to create a home for the culturally homeless.
o Assimilation is erasure. We resist assimilation in all its forms.
o Fighting racism, classism, misogyny, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism and all other hierarchies is the central purpose of GAY SHAME, not an add-on. We will create a space where radical queers can challenge these hierarchies.



for more info http://www.gayshamesf.org
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