LGL WELCOMES A NEW PARTICIPANT!
(Transgender Law Center, TLC-LA)
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next tues is LGL clinic #2!!! LAMELY i am still on the road (nyc for a week of editing Damelo Todo with Matt Wolf and Whitney Biennial opening) but also I must admit it feels a tiny bit strange and difficult to be working at Imprenta right now in light of the recent Silver Platter shakedown... especially martes. it super bums me out to feel this way because the conflict of a few individuals ought not to affect the community so much... and i know i know likely it doesn't for most people- things probably won't change much in terms of the actual scene at the bar, and therefore LGL will continue to have meaningful constituency. but i can't deny i feel suddenly (temporarily?) ungrounded from the place. when i interviewed Koky last week and he kept using the word inseguro, which translates to "insecure" but in context means more dramatically the feeling of having the floor drop out from underneath you. in my small way i feel the same.
for example it was surreal - to be at the estates/entrust lawyers office and see a copy of the Silver Platter's property lease. there it was, just a piece of paper with VANOWEN REALTY at the top. i mean, i have to same fucking lease for IMPRENTA... duh we are part of the same building. but it was kind of upsetting, like being a kid and finding out santa claus doesn't exist. i keep coming back to these parent/child metaphors. seeing the structure revealed in all its fragility. basically it's traumatic. it keeps returning me to the question of - what is the BAR??? a building? a business? the people? the block? the day of the week? the decade? are we ever really there? do we exist when we leave?? TRIP OUT.