Bill T. Jones

Renée Jones Bill T. Jones What a wonderful dancer. Bill T. Jones clearly expressed all of who he was through his dancing, but strangely I don’t believe he ever specifically choreographed a piece about being gay or the epidemic of AIDS. I love the idea of patterns and tribal art painted on a body. It […]

Nina Simone

Amman Desai Nina Simone I chose to make a print of Nina Simone for several reasons: 1) I wanted to honor a Queer artist who has deeply influenced me, 2) I wanted to bring Nina Simone’s queerness to the forefront of the conversation that has been markedly silent on her bisexuality, and 3) I wanted […]

Baldwin

Joan Chen Baldwin This piece is an altar image for a more recent queer ancestor, James Baldwin. I came upon his writing a few years ago when I was trying to find my way in the world shortly after I graduated from college. Reading Baldwin helped me to renew my efforts in forging my claim […]

David Wojarnovicz

Sasha Solomonov Untitled (David Wojnarowicz) I saw LJ Roberts’ embroidered portrait “Censorship Protest Mask (David Wojnarowicz)” at Not Over: 25 Years of Visual AIDS at LaMaMa Galleria in New York City in 2013, which recalled both Wojnarowicz’s resistance art and the activism in response to the censorship of his film. Roberts’ stitched image was based […]

Corey Brown

Corey Brown The Star (Miss Major) turquoise Guidance, serenity, and hope In the words of Barbara Moore, a well-known modern author of tarot meanings, “Stars have played roles both mystic and mundane in the lives of humans. We like to wish upon a star. Looking at the stars gives us perspective. Stars are used for […]

ancestral shifts

jorge mata flores ancestral shifts (untitled) Using the concept of intergenerational trauma as a jumping off point, this untitled piece is an exercise in accessing ancestors. Taking the idea of trauma being passed on a cultural and genetic scale, this piece asks the question whether more than trauma is passed on. If we still hold […]

Katie Gilmartin

  Katie Gilmartin I valiantly tried to embody the anguished suffering artist, but chronic backsliding forced me to resign myself to a life of delight, abundance, and gusto. My checkered past includes stints as a buoyant union organizer, bona fide sex researcher, and deeply engaged college professor. I attended Oberlin College and Yale Graduate School, […]

2019 Trans March Friday, June 28, 2019 | 11 am to 8 pm Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, SF FREE Trans rights and existence have been more intensely under attack since the election so it’s even more critical that every one gather this year to fight back, resist and celebrate. Make this a […]

Fresh Meat

June 20 – 22, 2019 Fresh Meat Productions presents FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of trans & queer performance Z Space (450 Florida Street @ 17th Street, San Francisco) Thursday-Saturday June 20-22 8pm Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale Ticket/info: www.freshmeatproductions.org **ASL interpretation at all performances MULTIDISCIPLINARY The 2019 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL features edgy, exquisite, extraordinary dance, theater and […]

Queer Latin Dance

June 7 & 8 In Lak’ech Dance Academy & Qcc present The 2nd Annual Queer Latin Dance Festival OACC, Times for workshops, shows, dancing online Tickets: $20-$100 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-queer-latin-dance-festival-tickets-50388794240 Founded in 2017, In Lak’ech Dance Academy is a Queer, Trans, and Ally Bachata & Salsa Dance Academy, based in Oakland CA. The Directors, Angelica Medina […]