Memorable, mostly underseen gems that explore the tensions of queerness and camp on screen.
2019 Pride in Art
Filmmaker Tom Kalin on What It’s Like to Fight for LGBTQ Rights for Decades
“All I felt was fear of dying,” the filmmaker says of the ’80s. Here he looks back on his iconic feature Swoon, working with Gran Fury and ACT UP, and his definition of activism in the Trump years.
How Tessa Boffin, One of the Leading Lesbian Artists of the AIDS Crisis, Vanished From History
Boffin explained in a 1991 radio interview that she was trying to put lesbians back on the political agenda, but her risqué performances frequently drew criticism from inside the LGBTQ community.
The Unapologetic Queerness of Artist Nayland Blake
This Pride Month, it’s important to remember the artists who invite their queerness into every aspect of their life, work, and art, like Nayland Blake.
An Interview With Jordan Eagles, the Artist Using Blood to Advocate for Queer Rights
Eagles has disseminated WWII propaganda posters printed in the blood of a transgender soldier to protest blood discrimination and Trump’s attacks on the LGBTQ community.
The Day When Harvey Milk Was Mayor
The first openly gay elected official in the nation had just one day in San Francisco’s mayoral office in 1978, but the meaning of that moment will echo for generations.
Read Allen Ginsberg’s Annotations About the Early Years of the Gay Pride Parade
When the beat poet looked through Hank O’Neal’s photographs of the pride march, he took the chance to narrate history.
Telling Queer Stories: The Challenges of Unearthing a History
Join Hrag Vartanian in conversation with Cathy Renna & Eduardo Ayala Fuentes at Swann Galleries on Monday, June 17 from 6 to 8 pm.
Decolonizing the Color of Queerness
Artist Cristina Pitter helps us open Pride Month with a paean from her performance piece, Decolonizing the Color of Queerness