Queer + Trans Icons

by Jason Wyman

My name is Jason Wyman, and I’m an artist in San Francisco. I’m also Queer.

I’ve struggled a bit recently with my mental health. I’ve been quite a bit down and my anxiety has kinda been through the roof. I’ve even cried myself to sleep.

To help me get through this rough patch, I hunkered down into my art practice. I shared space with other queer + trans folks,

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Leo

It’s hard to say goodbye to the person I once knew. This special person that made me smile, laugh and made me stop feeling blue. Staying up for hours and talking about everything. To drawing and creating our own worlds to escape, to the way we used to sing. I’ll remember all those moments today, when I meet you for our visit. For however long or brief it is, I will cherish every minute. I will feel like I will be meeting you,

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Sexual Gentrification

By Garrick Wilhelm

Gentrification is the reshaping of communities through economic forces generally based in racism. How can gentrification be sexual?

Have you ever thought that you weren’t attracted to a group of people based on their race (ex. “I’m not into Asian men”)? Have you ever deselected someone as a partner because they weren’t of a particular race (ex. “I only date white women”).

Race is an unreal reality.

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The CURSE of Conservatorship

by Meghan Roadkill Johnson

Over months of politically heated public hearings and rally’s on what direction SB 1045 would be headed in San Francisco, the bill passed on June 4th 2019 by an alarming 10 to 1 vote. Supervisor Shamann Walton, being the only one to oppose the conservatorship legislation, voiced that he was not convinced the city would make any plans to reduce the negative impact on the African American community, people of color and other marginalized groups.

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Gay Shame

Image features two panels. In the first a cop grabs a person by the wrist and threatens them with a baton while pejoratively calling them "QUEER!". In the second a cop and a person in a business suit hold a banner reading "QUEER" and hold an American flag. Underneath it reads "POLICE OUT OF PRIDE"

reprinted from gayshame.org

2019 marks 50 years since Stonewall, a series of riots that kicked off at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village in opposition to repeated police raids, harassment and overall criminalization of poor and marginalized queer people who patronized the bar, one of the few establishments where they were welcome[. Stonewall is widely considered an inaugural moment for the broader gay/trans liberation movement, its militancy deemed commensurate with the indignities that sparked it.

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