Topic: activism

Girl Scout Cookies Are Killing Orangutans

Girl Scout Cookies Are Killing Orangutans

Everyone loves Girl Scout cookies. This is a fact. There’s nothing like tracking down the one person at your office with a kid in the Girl Scouts so you can get your fix of delicious thin mints (especially good when stored in the freezer). But did you know that your thin mints habit is killing endangered orangutans? More »

No More Buckets of Fake Blood: Is PETA Changing Its Strategy?

No More Buckets of Fake Blood: Is PETA Changing Its Strategy?

This past New York Fashion Week was a bit of a blur, so much so that I didn’t even realize the absence of an omnipresent fixture in previous seasons: PETA. I didn’t see one protester at Lincoln Center, Milk Studios, or any satellite location in between. No signs, no shouting, and (best of all) no buckets of paint to dodge. It may appear that animal rights activism group PETA are changing their approach. More »

Facebook, Hate Speech, and a Road to Queer Activism

Facebook, Hate Speech, and a Road to Queer Activism

You might call me the accidental pussy faggot. An independent performance curator and producer based in Brooklyn, I have presented hundreds of events over the past 7 years, most with a queer sensibility. However, I never imagined that a performance-driven party called PUSSY FAGGOT! would end up being one of my signature projects. I didn’t realize the term would resonate so strongly with so many people, but I suppose I could have guessed it would put me at odds with Facebook. More »