“So in my own life I like to wear women’s clothing and then go into public spaces and not try to conceal my maleness as a way to forcibly queer the space around me and bring trans issues to the forefront of people’s minds.”
Helios recently presented his paper, “Queering Kinship Theory, or, How to be Gay on the Internet” at the Queer Horizons (Queer Theory Conference) at Stanford University this past April (2011). Here he discusses the myriad of active ways his considerations for identity and community take shape through social media and his life.
“So you feel you are part of a growing trend and are comforted that you are not alone?” / “Isn’t it going to be just a lot of easy access pornography?”
Colin and partner, Oisin are photographers who document the regular, intimate, public and personal aspects of their relationship in a series that continues today. In this video they investigate what the purpose of social media has been for them and their work. For more of their work visit quinnfordandscout.eu
“I’m struggling finding, you know, people to connect to in my city. Where are all the gay woman? I can’t find them.”
Grace is a 24-year-old social work grad student who discusses in what ways her life has been impacted by social media, including YouTube viewings of “The L Word” and fears of being outed on Facebook.
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