Jacquie Crass is a political activist and writer living in Los Angeles.
an openly queer actor has never won an oscar
only once has an openly queer actor been nominated for an oscar
however, 22 straight actors have received oscar nominations for playing queer characters
Your point stands, though I would point out that Jodie Foster won an oscar (but before she was out).
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Hey, your Ask button and message are gone
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I’m assuming you will put up a notification when they’re open again
Of course! :)
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For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:
For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.
And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive.
Audre Lorde, “A Litany For Survival” (via queerbetweenthelines)