Dead Tired Of Being So Bloody Positive: PosterVirus Reflects AIDS Activism Now
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Dead Tired Of Being So Bloody Positive: PosterVirus Reflects AIDS Activism Now

In her essay “Legacies of Trauma, Legacies of Activism” in the collection Loss: The Politics of Mourning, Ann Cvetkovich reflects, “The AIDS crisis, like any other traumatic encounters with death, has challenged our strategies for remembering the dead, forcing the invention of new forms of mourning and commemoration. The same is true, I would argue, … Continue reading

You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980
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You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980

  Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and fellow filth fanatics! It’s about the right time to announce what your co-founder Emily Colucci and intrepid contributor Osman Yerebakan have been working hard on since December 2013. As you know, Filthy Dreams was originally conceptualized as a sleazy bar before we lowered our expectations and started … Continue reading

Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’
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Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’

Even though Lulu may never have wanted to kill with 1970s kitsch, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, a current exhibition of queer artists who all employ the medium of craft, from embroidery to needlepoint to crochet and Lulu’s beloved macramé, is slaying at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Continue reading