NO BLACKS NO FEMMES NO MAGIC

Remember last summer when Blake’s made it clear they didn’t want black people? I remember.

I remember how the gay community had become so comfortable in its prejudices that posting a sign banning black identity would be a good idea.

Yesterday, I saw an article about a shirt sold on a gay clothing site that proudly proclaimed NO FATS NO FEMS. Just a preference, right? My fellow queers, this is a major failure in our community. How have we become so confident and unabashed in our bigotries that we can parade such a hateful phrase proudly on our chest? We’ve allowed the shaming to go on for too long. Just a preference?

You don’t have to love us, but you will respect us. The fats, the femmes, the POCs, the Trans, the disabled, we are a mountain. We are unapologetic, unerasable. Stop trying to shake us of our power. You cannot strip us of our magic. 


NO BLACKS NO FEMMES NO MAGIC

No Pockets
No Chains
No Real Diamonds
No Sunglasses after Dark
No Outside Bottles of Cayenne
No Hoodies
No Athletic Wear
No Cottonmouths
No Name Calling
No Names
No Hands
No Defense of Any Kind

No Pageantry Paraphernalia
No Fascinators
No Accoutrements
No Powder Room
No Butch Tango
No Raja
No Tea
No Shade
No Skinned Boas
No Orchid Realness
No Talons
Toilets for Earrings Only

No Studded Horn
No Pierced Pegasus
No Divining Rods
No Seedlings
No Tarot after Midnight
No Storm
No Dragon Eggs
No Trap Cards
No Poison Spindles
No Golden Straw
No Atlantis Queen
No Changeling
No Feral Fairies

WE WITHHOLD THE POWER TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE

BLEED RESPONSIBLY


Nicholas Goodly is a graduate poetry student at Columbia University. He is the current art editor of Columbia Journal Online and writing editor of WUSSY MAG.