Why are all queer events on at like 10 at night? Some of us queers can’t stay out that late? Can’t we have a gay afternoon tea? Lesbian lunch? Bisexual breakfast?
We don’t have many of these things due to the hypersexualisation of queerness, since LGBTQ events of any kind are coded as deviant and therefore inherently “adult” in comparrison to the heterosexual default everything is catered to much older people under the cover of night.
It’s considered obscene to be not heterosexual in the daytime so practically all LGBTQ events are held past the watershed, often with alcohol and 18+ themes (and drugs if the event is less reputable), which generally excludes younger, poorer and less able people from connecting with others in the community. We need gay afternoon teas, lesbian lunches, bisexual breakfasts, transgender picnics and queer noon BBQs, not only because it provides essential outreach for a huge and very vunerable portion of the community, but because it’s a kick in the teeth for heterosexist douchebags who want to cover up LGBTQ people as something dirty and nsfw.
Feminist Theory would not exist had it not been for radical Black women (particularly Black Lesbians). Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Angela Davis, Barbara Smith, Kimberle Crenshaw, Flo Kennedy, Alice Walker, Patricia Hill Collins, Dorothy Roberts, Shirley Chisholm, etc. Never fucking forget that.