The myth of myth-busting – YouTube video
This is a lecture that I gave in the annual queer studies conference in Tel Aviv University, “An Other Sex”, in May 2012. In this lecture I talk about how, rather than trying to refute “biphobic myths”, we should try and use them to create a radical bisexual politics. It is based on, but is not identical, to this post. It is also one of the best talks I ever gave.
Language is Hebrew, with ENGLISH and HEBREW SUBTITLES. (To view the subtitles, make sure you have them on by pressing on the leftmost button on the lower right hand corner of the video).
Queer pride cane :D
From top to bottom: Bisexual flag, pansexual flag, genderqueer flag, gay flag, trans flag, bi flag. Fringes in black and purple, and black and pink symbolize anarchafeminism and queer anarchism (respectively).
The cat in the picture is Johnny, who is blind. Yay for queer disability ^_^
[Top image depicts a black cane fitted with a crochet “cozy” alternating between a black background and all the flags described above. Bottom image shows a ginger cat examining whether the cane is edible.]
Second story (2006): the JOH protest vigil
In that summer, the Jerusalem pride march was canceled.
Jerusalem Pride became a hotly contested territory three years after its inception. From 2002 and until 2004, it ran annually, relatively smoothly and with few negative side effects. However, the parade came to national attention in 2005, when a single terrorist (an orthodox Jew) stabbed three of the attendants with a knife, with intent to kill. (Interestingly enough, the person who jumped the perpetrator and caused his arrest, was one of the Jerusalem bisexual activists). When, one year later, the Jerusalem Open House1 had started organizing an international pride parade in Jerusalem (under the ironic title of “Love Without Borders”2), a city dominated by religious populations sprouted a hitherto-unforeseen coalition between the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities not to let us dirty perverts march in “their” city. The police’s official reason for denying permission to march was… the Lebanon war, deciding it was “unsafe” to march at such a time.