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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Queer Arts in Los Angeles


I really enjoyed this class even though I feel like I've only scratched the surface. I think the most eye opening moment in the class was viewing the documentary on the Stonewall riots. It was important to see the history of the LGBT movement and all the injustices homosexuals had to go through. However it was also moving seeing the same people who had been pushed around for so long come together and push back with an intense fury that has never subsided and is still burning. It was beautiful seeing a development of gay pride and a development of homosexual identity as a result from this coming together which then is reflected through the medium of art. By being in this class I was exposed to not just the history of the LGBT community but also to the extremely focalized subject of queer artists in Los Angeles. Through this art the queer community breaks down many rules and makes its audience take a step back and question why they believe what they believe. With this focalized lens from the queer community, who has always deviated from the norm, there is a blurring of society's harsh rules such as femininity and masculinity. I really enjoyed this class and I feel like I've only seen the tip of the iceberg but I would love to delve even deeper.

Faune Endormi

Gay Liberation

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