Zain Curtis’s works protest anti-LGBTQ+ donation guidelines that date back to the 1980s AIDS crisis.
Man Who Defaced LGBTQ+ Mural Ordered to Write Essay on Pulse Shooting
A judge ordered Alexander Jerich to research the lives of all 49 victims of the 2016 nightclub shooting and offer his own views about why hate crimes occur.
Second Lady Karen Pence to Return to Teaching Art at Homophobic Christian School
If you really want to get in there and build future generations of toxicity, fear, and violence, you have to start while they’re young!
Palestinian Artist’s Rainbow Mural on the West Bank Wall Has Unintended Consequences
Artist Khaled Jarrar is no stranger to controversy.
What to Make of the Village Voice’s Offensive Kehinde Wiley Review?
If you’re looking for a very generous review of the Kehinde Wiley exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, read Roberta Smith. If you’re looking for one that’s startlingly homophobic and racist, read Jessica Dawson.
Homophobic Egyptian Mural Transformed With a Pro-Gay Message
Global Voices is reporting on a new social media hashtag that is demonstrating that pro-LGBT proponents in Egypt are not afraid to speak out. The hashtag #ضد_رهاب_المثلية (Against homophobia) has been generating conversation between LGBT supporters and opponents, but its very existence points to a broadening of Egyptian debate on the topic of LGBT rights.
David Wojnarowicz’s Journals Make His Private World Very Public
Just in time for National Coming Out Day last Tuesday and the November opening of the controversial Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Brooklyn Museum, Triple Canopy has published a selection of visual artist and writer David Wojnarowicz’s journals online. Giving readers a brief and fascinating look into Wojnarowicz’s life and thoughts, the publication of the journals follow Wojnarowicz’s imploring to turn the private into something public as a political tactic.
Something Queer About Jamaican Art
In Kingston, Jamaica, making artwork that explores LGBT-related issues is becoming increasingly more accepted, however it still has the potential to be life threatening.