Anna Anthropy has created something beautiful and moving here, and I just wish everyone could play it to understand what it is to be trans just a little bit better :)
This was really moving! I wish there were more conceptual / art games like this.
In my Global LGBT Art and Culture class, our assignment is to pick a region of the world to focus on and a topic to do a presentation and ‘teach-in’ discussion about (I’m going to do a music video presentation). I decided to focus on music with queer content and/or by queer artists (meaning, LGBTQ, gender-transgressive dress, homoeroticism, and so on) in Europe, with a particular focus on the UK (since I have been able to find more information and already know a lot about British music from this time period) in the 80s and 90s. What should I absolutely not leave out? Suggestions of artists who are known to be heterosexual or whose sexuality is speculated over is ok too so long as there is a connection with queer content. Some of what I’ve been thinking about: Soft Cell, Pete Shelley, Pet Shop Boys, The Smiths, Klaus Nomi (Germany)…
Now available on Spotify!: http://bit.ly/o1mCaF 100 tracks and counting…examples of what’s included: Depeche Mode, Bronski Beat, Yaz, Divine, Grace Jones, Soft Cell, ABBA, Dead or Alive, Madonna, various Hi-NRG and disco classics.
This mix includes tracks by queer (LGBTQ) artists and/or popular in gay dance clubs past and present and/or with queer themes. Sources include Queer Music Heritage, various gay club compilations like Free to Be and Gay Happening, individual lists from Rate Your Music and assorted top lists, plus my own knowledge about music which would be relevant here. Many of these dance tracks are associated with the gay male community specifically - if you know of other danceable tracks relevant to anyone under the queer umbrella that aren’t in this playlist, please recommend them to me! Hope you enjoy.
As no standard GQ flag appeared to exist (though there are gay/lesbian pride, bisexual, and transgender flags), I decided to create one! The lavender color is to represent the combination of blue and pink (included in the trans flag and also traditional male and female colors), the green is the inverse of this color and meant to represent those who go beyond gender binary identities, white stands for androgynous, as well as neutrality.
The lettering is a GQ symbol (Futura Bk Bold font) I made so the letters intersect. If you like the design of this flag, please like and reblog! I have other ideas about it’s usage (such as how the white strip down the side could be used for individuals / groups of people to insert gender and orientation symbols), though these are still in development. Send your questions, suggestions for alternative designs, and comments to: http://neonsigh.tumblr.com/ask