Notes on Pride

I made this series of posts in June 2021. After a year of living in the pandemic and being cooped up inside, I was bored and missing many of the queer spaces that shaped and molded me. This brief series of posts is a non-exhaustive list of things that keep me thinking about what it means to be queer, have shaped my thinking, or just generally give me life. These notes, like queerness itself, are an unfinished project. I do not own the rights to most of the images and all of the audio contained in this series. Please do not hesitate to listen, read, and enjoy. And if something really strikes you, I'd love to hear from you via my contact form. Unfortunately Spotify won't let me be great and include full tracks. If you like what you hear, you can follow the playlist here.
- Your Favorite Professor's Favorite Professor

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Unexceptionally Queer: Jasbir Puar's Terrorist Assemblages

June 1, 2021

Durham: Duke University Press: p. 42. Figure4. Embody(’s‘‘ComeTogether’’advertising campaign). ∫2006. PlanetOut Inc. All rights reserved. Produced by PlanetOut Creative Services Group; Christy Shaefer, Creative Director.

Closets, Loneliness, and Queer Feelings Pt 1: Adele's 21

June 2, 2021

Produced by Arjun Kamath, Nishitha Karumbaiah, Sonia Keer Dhawan, Amritha Rajavelu, Arvind Maitreyi

Closets, Loneliness, and Queer Feelings Pt 2: Robyn's Body Talk & Summer Kim Lee's "Staying In"

June 3, 2021

Fearing the Black Body (Sabrina Strings)

June 5, 2021

Fat Divinity: Caleb Luna's "Jock Straps and Crop Tops"

June 6, 2021

Act Up You Can Get Snatched Up: Crystal LaBeija in The Queen (1968)

June 7, 2021

Discarded Dreams: Alvarez's "Finding Sequins in the Rubble"

June 8, 2021

Black Queer Abundance: Beyoncé's Lemonade

June 9th, 2021

"Is he? You know..." (***bends wrist***): Carlos Decena's Tacit Subjects

June 10th, 2021

Queer Metaphors: Vanessa Agard-Jones, "What the Sands Remember"

June 11th, 2021

Bossed Up: Nicki Minaj's My Time Now

June 12th, 2021

Glittery Revenge: Madison Moore's Fabulous

June 13th, 2021

Trust No Aunty: Kareem Khubchandani's Critical Aunty Studies

June 14th, 2021

[Simon and Schuster 2017]

Finding the Ugly Within: Mia Mingus' "Moving Towards the Ugly"

June 15th, 2021

Laura Aguilar, Grounded #114

The Perils of a Lack of Regard: Susan Schweik's Ugly Laws

June 16th, 2021

On Being Reduced to Flesh: Vincent Woodard's The Delectable Negro

June 17th, 2021

Derrick Cross (1983), Robert Mapplethorpe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1996

Archival Cuttings: C. Riley Snorton's Black on Both Sides

June 18th, 2021

Material Gworls: E Patrick Johnson's "Quare Studies"

June 19th, 2021

Durban 2019 © Zanele Muholi

Sissy Lessons: Kareem Khubchandani's Ishtyle

June 20th, 2021

Medicalized Gatekeeping: Jules Gill-Peterson's Histories of the Transgender Child

June 21st, 2021

Raw Feeling:Marlon Bailey's "Black Raw (Gay) Sex"

June 22nd, 2021

Brojobs and Bromances: Jane Ward's Not Gay

June 23rd, 2021

Provincializing Straight People: Jonathan Ned Katz's "The Invention of Heterosexuality"

June 24th, 2021

Messy Queens: Martin Manalansan's "The Stuff of Archives"

June 25th, 2021

Mexico City, Mexico 2021

Unsung Icons: Junior LaBeija's Opulent Legacy

June 26th, 2021

Photographed by David Needleman in The Hollywood Reporter

Gen-Z Is Gonna Be OK: Lil Nas X's "Montero/Call Me By Your Name"

June 27th, 2021

Lil Nas X, Montero (Call Me By Your Name).

Fantasies of the Good: Lauren Berlant's Cruel Optimism

June 28th, 2021

Desiring Desire: Margot Weiss' "Always After"

June 29th, 2021

"Spictacle I: La Domenatriz Del Barrio

Not Yet Here: José Muñoz's "Cruising Utopia"

June 30th, 2021