There is a very obvious line between asking for education and harassment (Lesson #37 from the Drag King Bar)

I teach immigrants and refugees

English twice a week in exchange for

tostadas, stuffed grape leaves

a view of the ocean

and an excuse to be called

a different name

from the one ive been given

in rough, leathery accents

or high pitched peals of laughter

 

and because the classroom

has always been a refuge

for me. But don’t back me into

the corner of a bar, a cafe

or at a wedding

and demand that I teach

a grown man such as yourself

tolerance off schedule. It is not

my responsibility to explain

personal preference,

gender, sexuality, feminism,

or political beliefs

just based on what

I’m wearing

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