I love the way queer people, who don’t have maps to follow, chart their own course, build new structures, tear them down, salvage the good parts and build them up […]
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 […]
Thursday January 17th Wu Tsang will present the documentary Wildness at an 7:30pm screening at the Culver Center for the Arts (downtown Riverside), and for a 2:00pm afternoon artist’s talk […]
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, […]
Monday, September 17th AKBAR (ages 21+) $5.00 Ian MacKinnon & Travis Wood present: PLANET QUEER: UPRISING! Gay Astronaut Ian MacKinnon hosts a handful of hot queers presenting cutting edge performances […]
My lovely friend Anya de Montigny will be leading the workshop “Queering Tantra” at the Pleasure Chest store in Hollywood. Her classes are always fun, sexy and incredibly informative. Don’t miss […]