Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice

Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice (OK4RJ) consists of a group of young Okies dedicated to caring and advocating for Oklahomans, using community and grassroots approaches to raise awareness and advocate for access to full reproductive freedom for all, regardless of race, class, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We believe that social justice issues are inseparable from reproductive issues and advocate for a holistic view of reproductive justice Visit our site at ok4rj.org
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In Pride-related rage, the SF LGBT Celebration Committee apparently nominated Private B. Manning as one of the Grand Marshals for the San Francisco Pride parade this year but walked back this decision after nonsense backlash about it being un-American or what the fuck ever. Let’s not even get into the damage corporate sponsors of big city (and smaller city) pride events do, like marketing alcohol to queer folks who are more likely to suffer from addiction and abuse, or foreclosing on homes that disproportionately displace poor queers and queer people of color, or any of the other awful stuff Glenn Greenwald writes about here (caution, as there’s misgendering throughout that article). It’s yet another example of the conservatism and respectability politics that’s permeated and taken over an event intended to celebrate a police riot started by trans women of color for goodness sake (trying to emphasize my frust-rage here).
Basically, I really want to hang out with elder queers, pregnant people, angsty middle schoolers, drooling babies, people of fucking color, non-english speaking populations, people of different cultural backgrounds, high school nerds, parents of all ages, and people with varying abilities. We can only include a broader spectrum of people into our conversations by creating and sustaining sober, safer spaces and hold ourselves accountable to our organizing, personal past, and future actions.

(trigger warning: extensive discussion of rape and consent regarding alcohol, rape apologism, rape denial)

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It’s the most beautiful time of the year, y’all.

This is the time of year where queers all over this lovely country of ours put on theirshortest of shorts, their most glittery of glitter, their most bronze of bronzer, and work on making their hair as high as humanly possible. We primp, we preen, we curate the most fabulous ensembles in hope of catching the eye of that gender fucking Femme who works at the only bookstore in town that carries Curve (that’s still a thing, right? Okay, Original Plumbing, then).This is the time of year that we all wait so patiently for: The time of year where we are allowed to be bold and brash.

The time of year where we put on our rainbows, grab fistfuls of money, and dance in the streets.

That’s right, queermos. You know it, you love it: PRIDE!

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