BY Emma Tilden in General on May 30, 2014 |
SAFIA, a German society primarily for older lesbians, has recently inaugurated the world’s first lesbian-designated cemetery area. “Some people might say this is historic, but today we're saying her-storic,” founder Hilde Heringer told the gathered crowd. These women hope that the 400 square meter space will become a place “where life and death connect, distinctive forms of cemetery culture can develop and where the lesbian ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Artsy on Apr 28, 2014 |
Spoken word is an incredible art, combining poetic verse and performance in a gutsy display of intelligence and emotion. It takes a true artist to stand behind a microphone and move an entire room with imaginative word choice and a punch-you-in-the-gut-powerful delivery.
From the article "Spoken Word Poetry: Hold Onto that History" from the Black Youth Project website:
"Visceral, in your face, in your ears, in your snapping fingers, and tapping feet, ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in General on Mar 18, 2014 |
I was not aware that the popular St. Patrick’s Day slogan “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” has an unspoken footnote: "only if you're the opposite gender."
Well, that was the message from the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston and New York City. Both have controversially maintained the ban against marchers carrying posters identifying or celebrating queer sexual orientations.In response, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Artsy on Jan 21, 2014 |
Love all things queer, crafty and BUST related? Then clear your calendars on February 1, or at least pencil it in as the day BUST's very own co-founder and editor-in-chief, Debbie Stoller will lead a tour for John Chaich's exhibition, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, currently on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan. Queer Threads explores the notions of aspiration, socialization, and ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth in General on Nov 19, 2013 |
In 1997, Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson founded "Sister Spit," an all-girls weekly, free open mic night. They decided to take their act on the road, evolving into a traveling event that showcases both new and established writers and creates a platform for underground voices of feminists and the queer community.
After editing an anthology of young, queer writers in 2007, Tea revived Sister Spit as Sister Spit: The New Generation and has held a major tour ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Feminizzle on Apr 02, 2013 |
Julia Serano spoke about the deeply-rooted assumptions about feminism, as well as femininity and masculinity, that result in transphobia. Concordia's Women's Studies Student Association brought the writer, activist, biologist, and spoken-word performer to Concordia with the intention of reaching out to Concordia's queer community. Serano addressed several issues surrounding transphobia that can be ameliorated with feminist discourse.One of the first problems ... Read More