” Just being gender non-conforming opens you to trouble from strangers. And violence. “


” You have to be an anti-racist to not be racist. Because it’s just a cultural tide that will pull you into it if you’re not swimming against it. “


” You know, a lot of people have an instinct to downplay the fact that they are performing and be, like, ‘There is no theatre here. This is just me playing the songs.’ At some point I just realised how much better it could be if you weren’t shy about being a performer. “


” Learning that someone is gay, queer, trans, doesn’t tell you much by itself. They could be any kind of person aside from that particular slice of identity. “


” I’ve been writing songs since I was a teenager, so one kind of song I’ve written a lot is about, I don’t know, teen angst feelings – feeling unsure of yourself and immature. “


” Listening to songs is like eating and writing songs is like vomiting. You’re putting a ton of stuff in, it combines in unpredictable ways, and comes back out in a big mess. “


” If you’re trying to deal with being a marginalized person and trying to confront a larger population that isn’t the same as you, you can be friendly about it, and invite everybody in, or you can be angry about it and be hostile and attack the systems that you want to destabilize. “



All 7 Ezra Furman Quotes about You in picture


Just being gender non-conforming opens you to trouble from strangers. And violence.
You have to be an anti-racist to not be racist. Because it


You know, a lot of people have an instinct to downplay the fact that they are performing and be, like,
Learning that someone is gay, queer, trans, doesn
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Listening to songs is like eating and writing songs is like vomiting. You
If you
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