Thursday, March 9, 2017

VIDEO: PWR BTTM -- "West Texas"

A week ago, as of the time you're reading this, I was crossing the street holding hands with my girlfriend in downtown Manhattan -- not exactly a place with a scarcity of queers. We crossed with the light and some jackass pretended to speed through the zebra to spook us and make us cross a little faster. As I turned to curse him out, he was grinning.

This isn't new. Things like this happened to me before the election. Since same-sex marriage was legalized in New York City (a few years before the Supreme Court decisions), the number of hate crimes against LGBT people in the city has risen each year. Trump's America isn't new. It's just out in the open now.

So in order to say "fuck that" to all of those people, here's a video (almost a year old now but whatever) from one of our best new (and joyfully) queer punk bands, PWR BTTM.

PWR BTTM -- Official, Facebook

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