It's June, and there is so much radical queer stuff happening! Pride events everywhere at the end of the month, the social-justice convergences of the Allied Media Conference and the US Social Forum in Detroit in a couple of weeks... and right now, in San Francisco, the National Queer Arts Festival, which is happening all month long. The festival hosts more than 70 events ranging from dance to comedy, walking tours to film. You can check out the full schedule here.
These are a few of the many events that caught my attention:
June 6: Imagine How Free We Can Get: A Radical Queer History Walking Tour of the Mission led by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
June 10: We Were There: A short documentary that examines the lesbian response to AIDS among gay men in the 1980s.
June 11-13: The 6th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
June 13: Night Soil, an open-air night market where farmers, chefs, and storytellers gather under the twinkling lights of projected histories of queer activism for environmental justice
June 13: Sins Invalid presents a re/view of sex, embodiment and the disabled body
June 15: Hilary Goldberg's recLAmation, a feature-length experimental documentary in which queer superheroes navigate a possible future beyond capitalism. (I LOVE this movie, and not just because I'm in it!)
June 15 and 16: Before We Were Named, performances exploring new queer and trans people of color histories and futures
June 18: Little Prints: an exhibition and celebration of art by queer youth
June 23: Girl Talk: A Cis and Trans Woman Dialogue featuring Bilerico's Gina de Vries
Check out the full schedule here.