Fag to the Future: Redyking the City
CALL-OUT TO PERFORMERS – CELEBRATE QUEER HISTORY, BUILD A QUEER FUTURE
[Photo – Homocaust Cabaret – London 2015]
150 years ago, ‘homosexuals’ did not exist. There were perverts, but no gays. There were was a queen, but she didn’t sing, wore far too little make-up, and believed female same-sex desire did not exist. Since then, London has been a scene of radical queer transformations, much of which came out of queer communities carving spaces for themselves, unashamedly affirming their desires and identities, being ridiculous in the name of fun and freedom.
Now these spaces are coming under sustained attack like never before. LGBTQI communities are having their nightlife, services and community spaces threatened and closed, so that property developers and bankers can make money out of London’s property market: serving the few at the expense of the many. How do we, as custodians of a rich queer history, respond?
HAVE A MASSIVE OUTRAGEOUS, QUEER PARTY!
Please come to what we hope will be the first of many outrageously fun queer fundraiser parties to build strength in our community. Money from ‘Fag to the Future: Redyking the City’ will go towards a few key grassroots LGBTQI / HIV direct action movements. We’re looking for performers that can honour our queer history in style and show a vision of what our queer future might look like.
We would like to hear from all performers who would like to appear at this night to remember. The more fierce, sparkly and mind-boggling the better. Please email email@example.com with a few lines about yourself and why you would like to be involved and we shall meet up for a chat!
In love and strength,
dan / dan and a growing number of LGBTQI / HIV grassroots movements.
[Photo – R.I.P. London – June 2015]