Line drawing Illustration of curvy person with short curly hair and large palm leaf text says Queer Ancestors Project 2020 Unapologetic anthology reading

Join Queer Ancestors Project virtually for a reading to celebrate the release of the Queer Ancestors Project Anthology, in collaboration with Foglifter Press and Strut. This event will happen online so you can all tune in from the comfort of your homes.

Sarria Ovalle

Eva Ovalle​ José Sarria God Save Us Nelly Queens! And God bless José Sarria. José Sarria is an American drag entertainer, war veteran, restauranteur, founder of the Imperial Court System, and […]

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 […]

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) […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 3, 2017 The Queer Ancestors Project Art Exhibition: Prints by Queer & Trans Emerging Artists SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street wheelchair accessible 12-1pm Artist Panel & First Dibs Print Sale […]