Riese’s Team Pick: Bright Pink Tears

I am in love with a gay boy and his name is JC Gonzalez. JC commented here, I liked his comment, clicked his name, and arrived at Bright Pink Tears, the home of JC’s ethereal photography (“primarily women and feminine boys”) and ‘zine (titled “My Daughter Says She’s Genderfuck Now What The Fuck Does That Mean?”) and his blog which namedrops Annie Sprinkle, Sarah Haskins, and a 70’s copy of The Village Voice. He’s 20 you guys! 20!!

But really, what you must do is go to this FAQ page, scroll down to “Why is a Gay Boy Interested in Feminism?” and read his entire answer. As Associate Editor Sarah said, “he had me at Bikini Kill.”

Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. “Homophobia stems from gender role performance deviation.”

    So, so very true.
    You know when you meet/hear about people and you know they’re the kind of person that are just naturally amazing/astonishing? This kid seems to be one of them.

  2. I’m in love.

    I also agree on the “Homophobia stems from gender role performance deviation.” I feel like i tend to see less fear of sexuality, than fear of non-binary gender roles, but masked as homophobia.

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