Lana Wachowskis LGBT-Speech

Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Bound, V for Vendetta) sprach auf einer Human Rights zum ersten mal seit forever. Die Dame (und ihr Bruder) geben seit dem Erfolg mit der Matrix keine Interviews und treten nicht öffentlich auf, jetzt haben sie das geändert und Lana erzählt auf der Gala über ihre Kindheit als Transgender, Mobbing, Identitätsprobleme und Akzeptanz durch die Gesellschaft.

Sie liefert mit der Rede einen der intelligentesten („The Pathology of a society that refuses to see acknowledge the spectrum of gender in the same blind way they refuse to see the spectrum of race and sexuality“) und bewegendsten („[My Mum] tells me to look at her but I don’t want to, because when I do I am unable to understand why she cannot see me“) Beiträge zum Thema seit „It gets better“… und einen der lustigsten („[My hairdresser's] seen the drunken pornographic pictures of our honeymoon in Mykonos“).

Ich empfehle, das komplette Ding anzusehen (Ab circa Minute 5) oder das Transkript zu lesen:

Invisibility is indivisible from visibility; for the transgender this is not simply a philosophical conundrum -- it can be the difference between life and death.

A few short weeks ago after my coming out, the three of us, Tom, Andy and I were being interviewed, one of the reporters ventured away from the subject of the film towards my gender. Imagine that, a reporter. My brother quickly stepped in, “Look, just so we’re clear,” he says, “if somebody asks something or says something about my sister that I don’t like, understand that I will break a bottle over their head.” [applause] Few words express love clearer than these.

I am here because Mr. Henderson taught me that there are some things we do for ourselves, but there are some things we do for others. I am here because when I was young, I wanted very badly to be a writer, I wanted to be a filmmaker, but I couldn’t find anyone like me in the world and it felt like my dreams were foreclosed simply because my gender was less typical than others.

If I can be that person for someone else [pause, applause] then the sacrifice of my private civic life may have value.

Lana Wachowski Reveals Suicide Plan, Painful Past in Emotional Speech, Lana Wachowski's HRC Visibility Award Acceptance Speech (Transcript) (via Boing Boing)