What does it mean to be ‘in community’? How do we do this in the day to day and in the contexts of multiple pandemics, settler colonialism, racism, sexism, the war on drugs, economic inequity, homophobia? What does it mean to create a collective that sustains and moves to act?
In May 2021, 100 Belarusian artists, activists, and intellectuals dedicated to grassroots, anti-totalitarian resistance joined together in Kyiv, Ukraine to exhibit works of tactical performance art, underground documentary films, and other evidence of popular struggle against President Lukashenko’s autocratic policies.
In part two, the purposes and ambitions of queer literature change in the ‘80s with the rise of AIDS and a punishing, homophobic backlash. These cultural conditions birthed a new political awareness—one that linked queer communities to other historically marginalized and oppressed people.