Queer Disability Conference
WAS HELD AT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
ON JUNE 2 & 3, 2002
The July 2002 issue
is devoted entirely to coverage of the conference.
our thanks to the participants who generously allowed us to publish
their work here as well as those who agreed to share their responses
to the conference or to issues raised there. Above all, we acknowledge
the grounbreaking work of the conference organizers:
of this issue cannot hope to gain more than a sadly incomplete and
impressionistic idea of what the conference was like. The real thing
was a living presence impossible to reproduce. Sometimes it was
a love-in, a few times it threatened to become a brawl. It was bodies
and voices and conflict and . . . juice.
out about the availability of more conference texts, go to www.disabledwomen.net/queer.
this issue you will find:
Funny About Identity Politics?
by Bob Guter
by Danny Kodmur
in an Ugly Duckling World
by Raymond Luczak
Can't Say That!
A BENT/Disgaytal Forum on PC Language
Scenes with a Twist
You Loving Me
by Samuel Lurie
Conversation About the Conference
David J. O'Connor Talks to BENT Editor Bob Guter
Open Letter to the Conference Organizers
by Angel Jaedeen
Five Prose & Performance Art Selections
BENT: A Journal of CripGay