On Friday, July 10th, radiqueerz and transfolk responded to the Gay Bar Raid that happened in Fort Worth, TX on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. Queering up cowboy, they grabbed their sequin cowboy hats and glittery western shirts as they took it to the streets of Dinkytown in Minneapolis. They visited a few local bars where the drunken dude bros had no idea what was about to come. Dancing, laughing, and getting sweaty, the queerz gathered attention of the patrons and security of the bars. Their moves were so good several dude bros took out their cell phones and recorded the queer cowfolk. Everyone else’s mouths hung open in shock at their fabulousness. Just as the security was about to approach, the group split up, throwing flyers on their way out the door.
The flyers read: You have been queer bombed!
On the backside, they read: On the night of June 27th 2009, police raided a gay bar in Forth Worth, Texas. Patrons were harassed, beaten, and arrested for drinking INSIDE the bar. One man is still in the hospital suffering brain injuries. Police have changed their story and are now claiming the man sexually assaulted the officer who beat him. THIS HAPPENED ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS. The Stonewall Riots were a response to police brutality during a bar raid by the NYPD. Queers, mostly Queens of color, resisted by grabbing rocks and bottles and taking it to the streets. Police will continue to brutalize people and target people of color, queers, trans folk, and lower income communities. We have not forgotten the Stonewall Riots. We will continue to respond. RESIST POLICE BRUTALITY!
No heteronormative, racist, elitist, sexist, transphobic, capitalist space is safe. Radical queers, trannies, and insurrectionists will continue to disrupt and invade those spaces.
OUR BODIES ARE OUR WEAPON. What space will you queer bomb?