Here we go - Gala. Some cis- and straight- washing going on in this Wikipedia version, I think, but it’s a start:
Q: Why is the U.K. so regressive on trans rights?
Stryker: the meaning of bodily difference in the U.K. and U.S. is a legacy of slavery.
Morgan: GICs have historically pressured trans people to “vanish into the woodwork” and avoid other trans people. Less community; less visibility. [Could talk about whiteness there too]
Jesus. So much for unis being spaces for freedom of though instead of coddling safe spaces for fascists.
@nikita Galli - Roman cult of Cybele. A bit better known (at least by me) and present throughout the empire.
@ghost_bird I don't mean to interrupt and I'm really invested in this account you're giving of your panel, but for later:
I think this is a pretty good article about gala and kurgarra I've had saved for a while:
@ghost_bird i read pretty much whatever I can find about Sumerian gala/kurgarra and pilipili and sag-ur-sag of Inanna and Roman/Anatolian Gallae of Cybele, i am sort of hyperfixated on them.
@porsupah All the more so for contemporary archives, too, which might be a generation or less removed from the trans people around now.
@ghost_bird Very good point. Even now, a lot of 20th Century trans history is only collected in a smattering of books, let alone the UK's recent media-led descent into becoming TERF Island.
@nikita Yeah, I checked the email and everything seems right. I’ll keep waiting while I do other stuff and see if they go live eventually.
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