Red Jordan Arobateau is a prolific San Francisco artist. (I created a page about Red and his long career.) Last Saturday, after almost a year, Red and I went out for an early bird dinner, and then visited Another Cafe on Pine Street.
Red let me video some of our conversation at the cafe. We had a fun, mature conversation about his life, career and more. I repeat: we had a mature conversation. Do not watch this video if you are offended by mature language and subject matter.
In case my dear readers do not know, I will state here that I am a man of trans experience, of recent African descent and I was born in the USA.
There are not many events or organizations in the US that are made for and by people like me (or even acknowledge that people like me exist). I take me everywhere I go, but I understand that ALL of me is not invited or expected in most places in the world.
I now have a couple of holiday events that I did not have as a young person. I have the pleasure and honor of being on the planning committee for an inspiring, rejuvenating event called Generations: Black LGBTIQQ History Experiences. Generations was born in San Francisco, Ca. It is a child of the Black LGBTIQQ community.
For five years, I have been assisting with Generations because history has been my guiding light. Knowing Black history strengthens how I see myself and other people. Knowing the multitude of Black LGBTIQQ shoulders I stand on is a Stone Cold Gas, man.
So, World, prepare yourself for Generations 2016, February 26, 6-9pm at the SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco.
In the meantime, enjoy this video from Generations 2014!
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