After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots
Published by AK Press
214p, b&w, 6"x9"
From the editor of Nobody Passes, comes this collection of flaming answers to burning questions.....
"Gay culture has become a nightmare of
consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel
jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened
to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the
military, and the nuclear family? As backrooms are shut down to make way
for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture morphs into "straight-acting
dudes hangin' out," what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry
that challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle?
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: get married, join the military, adopt kids! Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change. A sassy and splintering emergency intervention!"