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.
Moving back to Beirut after years abroad, Omar Mismar chats with a young barista to discover a new generation of local queer language.
In part one of this candid personal memoir, Michael Bronski recalls the birth, life, and future of a queer polity of literature, circa 1964 to 1980.
Tracing the linguistic roots of queer Kyrgyz words, Temir Kalbaev describes their evolution in media and academia from pejorative slur to human rights activism.
In Latvia, the black carnation is much more than a flower. Kārlis Vērdiņš traces the symbol from private gay gatherings to tabloid scandals to contemporary pride.
In his lifetime, writer and activist Charles Shively filled his Boston rowhouse with the printed residue of 20th-century queer liberation. His friend Michael Bronski recalls what he found when packing it up for the Beinecke Library archive—poetry at the heart of politics.
The editor of ArtsEverywhere, Shawn Van Sluys, looks at the special features that the comics form brings to politics, and the uses various North American countercultures have made of them.
The Importance of Bodies and Emotions in Political Action: A Feminist Performance Workshop in Chiapas
Text by Claudia Rosas Rio Translated by Dani d’Emilia Images by Gio Leal Editor’s Note This is a story of a collaboration between two women’s organizations in the Mexican state