Laurence Jones

BARGAIN BASEMENT QUEERNESS

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What is gayness if it isn’t visible via purchases? What is safety if it isn’t sanctioned by the consumer state? Without Target gay gear, many celebrants would be left indistinguishable from the average heterosexual white dude.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 8, 2021

For Better Or Worse

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When I hear the conflicts that arise between my uncle and his wife, I circle back to his singular pursuit of having power over everyone and anyone. I listen as daily conversations drift into discussing how his failing body increases his dependence on others.

From Tasteful Rude
On May 13, 2021

Lil Nas X Is Little Richard’s Spiritual Heir

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The antidote to neoliberal gayness is unapologetically queer, Black and gender-defiant.

From Tasteful Rude
On April 13, 2021

The Crass Commodification of Black Pain

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We can’t ignore the fact that solidarity-as-capitalism silences the Black voices most oppressed.

From Tasteful Rude
On March 31, 2021

How To Break Up With The Nonprofit Industrial Complex

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Proximity to oppression makes for spectacular tax write-offs.

From Tasteful Rude
On March 4, 2021

Fucking (And Not Fucking) In The Time of Coronavirus

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When touch becomes Death's portal

From Tasteful Rude
On January 29, 2021

Sylvie’s Love Is Pretty As A Picture

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The everyday revolution of the mundane Black experience

From Tasteful Rude
On January 5, 2021