Elections always create great art — and we love Mykki Blanco’s recitation of “I Want a Dyke for President” by Zoe Leonard. This video is a must see:
That and more in our look at great queer art from around the globe!
- Filmmaker Barry Jenkins is garnering rave reviews and awards season buzz for his film Moonlight about growing up black and gay in America. A new web drama explores what it means to be gay and HIV positive in 2016.
- Botswana LGBTI group LeGaBiBo published Dipolelo Tsa Rona (Our Stories)—a collection of stories from the community. British artist Tab Kimpton launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish his book Minority Monsters—a collection of LGBTQA+ fairy tales.
- Mexican artist Jovan Israel creates illustrations to explore the lives of the LGBTQ community in Mexico and to “show people there is a world beyond heterosexuality”.
- Artist Mengwen Cao’s project Here We Are shares the coming out stories of queer Chinese kids, including her own coming out to her parents. South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi’s new exhibit showcases her last 10 years documenting the lives of the black queer community.
- For the first time, International makeup giant Covergirl selected a male spokesmodel to star in a campaign. The 17-year-old James Charles already has a loyal Instagram following for his makeup tutorials.
- And finally, check out queer artist Mykki Blanco’s powerful new recitation of I want a Dyke for President written by AIDS activist and artist Zoe Leonard in 1992.
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