Queer culture, and the way it’s being taught, is at the heart of the “It’s like ‘SICK’ to be a Lesbian” documentary that debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
The film examines the growing queer visibility on campuses, how we’ve come to understand our identities, and how we’re navigating the culture in which we live.
In this video, a conversation with filmmaker and LGBTQ-affirming activist, Katey Rich, discusses how queer visibility has become a cultural issue and the ways that we’re moving beyond that understanding.
(Watch the film here.)
The “It It It” project, which focuses on how LGBTQ-identified people of color are marginalized and the impact of the lack of access to resources, was founded by Rich in 2015.
She says that while queer visibility is still in its early stages, it’s important for people of colour to understand their place in this movement and what they can do to support and support each other.
She calls this movement “a movement for change” that is being fought for across the country.
“I want to be able to tell people that I was born into this struggle, that I’m a queer woman, and that I don’t fit into that binary of male and female,” she said.
“I’m a person who has struggled with the idea that I am not queer, and I want to tell other people that, yes, I am.”
“It It is hard for me to explain to people what it is to be queer, but the truth is, I don and it is a privilege to be here,” she added.
“There’s a lot of people who think queer is a dirty word, a dirty thing that needs to be erased.
I think the truth of it is, queer is so much more than that.”
Watch the trailer for “It I’m Queer” here: