Hey folks! I’ll be reading a new story about the time I wanted to make out with a pretty boy and ended up organizing a consensual gang bang for a […]
The following press release from ASTT(e)Q (Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec): Transsexual and transgender women denied access to shelters as temperatures drop in MontréalASTT(e)Q urges Québec shelters to […]
You know a month has a bad rep when the cheeriest quote you can find is from Jean-Paul Satre. The author of ‘Nausea’ said, “To read a poem in January […]
Symposium! January 13, 2013 - 10am-5pm Human Resources in Los Angeles (410 Cottage Home St, LA CA 90012) A symposium featuring work by emerging artists and visual/performance studies scholars in the […]
In cooperation with Black and Pink, we are providing free copies of THE COLLECTION to transgender and queer prisoners who request it. Black and Pink maintains a penpal service and other support to LGBTQ people impacted by the , with over 2200 people on their newsletter mailing list alone. They also survive completely via donations of cash, technology and time and operate as an all-volunteer group. Books are in high demand for all prisoners, and as we started work on our first title, we knew that one priority would always be making our books available to LGBTQ people in prison, who are disproportionately affected by the prison industrial complex.
Giving a definition to gender variance is tricky. As is defining chronic illness. People tell themselves “I am not sick enough or queer enough or whatever enough” to identify these ways and this hesitance stops us from forming communities and connections. We isolate because our experiences are not talked about or validated and our unique and varied lives don’t lend themselves easily to group formation. Definitions are inherently constraining which is why many gender variant and chronically ill folks resist identity categories that often hew to normative binaries. With this in mind, SICK will bring folks together to make beautiful complicated art about our intersecting experiences as gender variant and sick people. If you find your life, identity or experiences resonating with these words its time to make art about it. Whether this is visual, video or performance art, queer communities need to hear from you!
Be inspired to create, to celebrate and to keep telling your stories! A little encouragement can go a long way. Some times all it takes is one festival to screen your film, one person to tell you how much your work meant to them to motivate you to keep on creating. And while the nymph of inspiration may flit in and out of our lives, the artists we are showcasing work tirelessly even when that elusive sprite is no where to be found. These filmmakers pour over dailies, spend long nights editing, and toss and turn at night wondering what they’ll do if they don’t meet their Kickstarter goals. And sometimes we just want to throw in the towel and crawl into a hole and never come out…This is DIY filmmaking. This is why we need festivals. This is why we need awards.
I’ve always known I was not straight; I was called a lesbian in 4th grade before I even knew what the word meant and still I knew that they were […]
November 2 – 4, 2012 Friday November 2nd Echo Park Film Center 1200 North Alvarado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 8 p Mommy is Coming directed by Cheryl Dunye (erotic feature, […]
The Folsom Street Fair is no soft-core 50 Shades of Grey: the goings on at this celebration of sadomasochistic hedonism would put even Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights to shame! Each […]