Anonymous said: I tried showing up to the CB on Cedar Springs at 7 on 7/21 and didn't see y'all :(
Sorry, we’re sort of hard to find sometimes! We sit in a room in the back, since it’s a little bit quieter in there. If you walk to the right side of the restaurant, you’ll see the room.
Also, you can always just ask the Cafe Brazil staff where we are. They know us pretty well.
If you want a phone number or something, come off anon so we can talk privately. Alternatively, email works. :)
Rise from the ashes of gender normative bullshit you gorgeous creature
Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent. No one is actually independent. This is a myth perpetuated by disablism and driven by capitalism - we are all actually interdependent. Chances are, disabled or not, you don’t grow all of your food. Chances are, you didn’t build the car, bike, wheelchair, subway, shoes, or bus that transports you. Chances are you didn’t construct your home. Chances are you didn’t sew your clothing (or make the fabric and thread used to sew it). The difference between the needs that many disabled people have and the needs of people who are not labelled as disabled is that non-disabled people have had their dependencies normalized. The world has been built to accommodate certain needs and call the people who need those things independent, while other needs are considered exceptional. Each of us relies on others every day. We all rely on one another for support, resources, and to meet our needs. We are all interdependent. This interdependence is not weakness; rather, it is a part of our humanity.
Anonymous said: What time is the next meeting in Dallas? I
We meet every Monday at the Cafe Brazil on Cedar Springs at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there! :)
QUEERBOMB DALLAS’ STATEMENT REGARDING JUNE 28TH’S ANTI-QUEER VANDALISM
We the people of QueerBomb Dallas renounce and demand an immediate end to every act of violence against the persons and property of Queer People in Dallas communities. We are speaking out in resistance to the blatant disregard of queer pride within our city on the early morning of June 28 when the Legacy of Love Memorial, the Cathedral of Hope, and the offices of the queer-friendly Observer were defaced by unidentified vandals in an act of ignorance and hatred of queer existence. We will not be silenced.
The Legacy of Love Memorial targeted by the vandals is a longstanding rallying point for queer protests and celebrations like the Day of Decision rally, the Harvey Milk Day commemoration, Prop 8 protests, and other grassroots demonstrations. That the vandalism occurred on the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and on the inaugural night of QueerBomb Dallas does not escape us. We applaud that wiithin in twelve hours of its occurrence, the community galvanized and took action to scrub way the offending graffiti. We were offended all the more that the graffiti was a bunch of weak-ass tags rather than something really creative and awesome.
Queer people have the inherent human right to feel safe in our neighborhoods. We have the right to walk the streets and to live and love openly. We have the right to spaces that cater to our needs and desires for care and support, and we are unapologetic over our existence. We are citizens of Dallas, and like all other citizens what is our belongs to us — we will not have it tainted by those who are ignorantly fearful of bold queer folk who work for social justice and dignity, respect, care, and equality for all.
We the people of QueerBomb have seen the need to call our community together in defense of each other and our community, and we will not run. When acts like the defacing of our monuments happen and we say nothing, we are telling queer youth that it doesn’t get better and the world is a place where you must hide away from being who you are. When we queer folks do nothing and cower in the face of everyday atrocities, what we are saying is that we do not love ourselves enough to demand that we be treated well and respected.
Steps have been taken to create a community fund for the regular care and upkeep of the Legacy of Love monument. We support these steps and encourage the upkeep of this community rallying point.
Together WE ARE QUEERBOMB!!!