flyer_Queeriosity Square frontYouth Speaks presents
June 18
SOMArts, 7pm


More information: http://youthspeaks.org/performances/queeriosity/



Youth Speaks first presented Queeriosity in 1999, the brainchild of two young members of the organization. As part of our ongoing campaign to celebrate young people in the Bay Area, and to give a space for those who are too marginalized to speak, Queeriosity is a place for a diverse population of queer youth and their allies to come together and declare themselves present and unafraid.

The Queeriosity 2016 theme is Answering Our Ancestors. This year our intention is to pay our deep respects to 4 queer literary ancestors whose work and lives still make ripples in our present day queer intergenerational aesthetics. Queeriosity 2016 is an intimate conversation our youth and featured adult artists would like to have with these 4 ancestors.

James Baldwin.
Octavia Butler.
Justin Chin.
Gloria Anzaldua.

Queeriosity is a place for queer and questioning youth to simply be, and have their emerging artistic and activist voices celebrated. In partnership with the National Queer Arts Festival, Queeriosity is an annual spoken word and performing arts showcase for LGBTQQ youth, highlighting the voices of a diverse San Francisco Bay Area. It is for all of us that don’t and won’t fit the cookie cutter rubrics of American love and sexuality. If you’ve ever felt your identity overcrowding the boxes, Queeriosity is for you.