If you are anti-bisexual, anti-pansexual, anti-multisexual, you are anti-queer.
If you are anti-asexual, anti-demisexual, anti-gray-a, you are anti-queer.
If you are anti-aromantic, anti-demiromantic, anti-gray-romantic, you are anti-queer.
If you are anti-transsexual, anti-non-binary, anti-genderqueer, anti-genderfuck, you are anti-queer.
It doesn’t matter if you are queer or not. You cannot stand with some of us; you have to stand with all of us. You cannot be a sometimes-ally or a sometimes-advocate, a sometimes-activist. You are, or you are not. And if you are not, then you are not welcome.
On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Photographer Robert Wiles took a photo of McHale a few minutes after her death.
The photo ran a couple of weeks later in Life magazine accompanied by the following caption:
On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn McHale’s death Wiles got this picture of death’s violence and its composure.
Jedi Knights at the museum: Unleash your inner child, you can, at Star Wars Identities Two years in the making by Montreal’s X3 Productions, the exhibition at Montreal’s Science Centre is partly an educational display aimed at explaining and exploring the concept of identity, and partly a shrine to some 200 props, costumes, and “artifacts” from George Lucas’s two Star Wars film trilogies. In an attempt to thread both aspects together, the museum uses high-tech bracelets to track visitors’ choices throughout the exhibition, so that everyone can create a Star Wars-esque character from scratch.
Each visitor picks a species (e.g., human, Wookiee, Ewok), genetic traits, personality traits, a mentor and so on, ending up with one of 50 million-odd possible personalized “heroes.” (Illustration by Andrew Barr)