It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that, though I didn’t think about this at the time, I probably started a blog because I need somewhere to vent my boundless rage that is not random people’s Facebook walls. I mean, one thing among the many thousands of things that are guaranteed to raise my blood pressure is when folks get all “the internet isn’t real, and it’s not a viable platform for communication,” but also like, Facebook fights are dumb, I’m supposed to be an adult now.
So here’s the thing that got me all het up this week: gay marriage.
Specifically, these goddamn things:
Aracelis Girmay, “Ars Poetica.” Kingdom Animalia.
Amaranta Gomez Regalado: Why she kicks ass
- She is an HIV/AIDS activist who has won international grants to further her work with the Muxhe community and with migrant women.
- She also is a social researcher, columnist and promotes indigenous cultural identity, and is a member of the State Committee Against Homophobia.
- She identifies as Muxhe and Two-Spirit, and speaks Zapotec and Spanish. She has studied language and theatre at Veracruz University and toured southern Mexico as a travésti performer.
- She is a co-founder of Mexico Possible party, and was its candidate for Federal Deputy in 2003. Because of this she was the first transgender Mexican to run for office.