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Pre-Order “The Summer We Got Free,” a queer literary novel by Mia McKenzie
Looking for the perfect gift for your people this holiday season? What’s equal parts entertaining, provocative, sexy, funny, brilliant and beautiful? “The Summer We Got Free,” a literary novel by Mia McKenzie!!
Praised by author, poet, playwright and critic Jewelle Gomez as “a brilliant tapestry filled with the exuberance and anxiety..”
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I Want A President
"I want a dyke for president. I want a person with AIDS for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a choice about getting leukemia.
I want a president that had an abortion at sixteen and I want a candidate who isn’t the lesser of two evils and I want a president who lost their last lover to aids, who still sees that in their eyes every time they lay down to rest, who held their lover in their arms and knew they were dying. I want a president who has stood on line at the clinic, at the dmv, at the welfare office and has been unemployed and layed off and sexually harrassed and gay-bashed and deported.
I want someone who has spent the night in the tombs and had a cross burned on their lawn and survived rape. I want someone who has been in love and been hurt, who respects sex, who has made mistakes and learned from them. I want a black woman for president. I want someone with bad teeth and an attitude, someone who has eaten that nasty hospital food, someone who crossdresses and has done drugs and been in therapy.
I want someone who has committed civil disobedience. And I want to know why this isn’t possible. I want to know why we started learning somewhere down the line that a president is always a clown: always a john and never a hooker. Always a boss and never a worker, always a liar, always a thief and never caught.”
— Zoe Leonard, 1992
See Mia McKenzie in Beloved: A Requiem For Our Dead
Don’t miss Black Girl Dangerous creator Mia McKenzie in Beloved: A Requiem For Our Dead. She’ll be debuting a literary tribute to the late, great Whitney Houston. From one queer black girl to another.
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8pm
The Living Room project, 1919 Market St, Oakland CA
Sliding scale $10 to $20 (please support the sliding scale policy by paying more than $10 if you are able!)
Tickets onsale now at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/290948