South Eastern Queer Arts is a collective of artists, photographers, poets, writers, musicians, and craftspeople dedicated to expanding the visibility of LGBTQ+ artists throughout the South Eastern USA, giving another venue to share and promote their work. We strive to have a mix of both professional and amateur entries, hoping that by many sharing - many may be inspired. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Based in Montgomery, Alabama we promote artists living in or from the South Eastern United States. Be sure and visit the websites of our artist contributors and support them by buying their artwork.
The Educational / PRIDE page will feature content from all over the world because of their educational value.
South Eastern Queer Arts is an art project under the direction of Montgomery Pride United - Montgomery, Alabama's LGBTQIA+ Community Center - which provides resources, education, and a safe meeting space for our community. We operate out of the Bayard Rustin Community Center at 635 Madison Ave. just blocks away from Alabama's State Capital, State House, and Supreme Court building.
In This Issue
I describe myself as a creative vigilante, along with the versatility of my skill set and always loving and living art and design - I have a passion for the creative force that opens the imagination and pushes the boundaries of color, form and composition.
Jeremy Chavis/ Charity LePoor is a proud gay writer, performer, and singer hailing from Clanton, Alabama. His writing stems from years of suffering from mental health issues and overcoming discrimination. His goals are to spread awareness and positivity through visualization of memories and their link to the present.
Former Program Editor at FringeNYC - the New York International Fringe Festival, and studied Art, Painting, Art History, and Psychology at the University of Memphis. Greg currently lives in Nashville, TN. Some of Greg's work is featured in our Photography Section.
Tim retired after a 50 year radio & TV career, mostly in Alabama, in 2019, and has been refining his longtime passion for photography since then.
Shawn was exposed to the art of photography early in his life - his father was a professional photographer and videographer. Shawn quickly fell in love with photography at an early age, and his passion for photographing nature, animals, and cars continues to be a huge part of his life.
Britt Johnson and MC Jones are the singer/songwriter duo that forms “Those Girls”, a Montgomery, Alabama based band who are well known in the local LGBTQ+ community. Their story and a recent music video were shared by reporter Shannon Heupel on the Montgomery Advertiser website on June 22 for Pride Week 2020.
Steph Tanner is a queer poet/fiber artist living just outside of Louisville, KY who works as a Development Coordinator for the Louisville Youth Group. Wondering where they fit in queer spaces because as a bisexual woman in a hetero-normative relationship have been made to feel like they are "not queer enough". Always too much or never enough... Most of their work deals with that juxtaposition as well as depression, childhood trauma, and heartache.
Cole graduated with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Alabama in 2019. His research focuses on African-American literature and the spaces within which marginalized communities forge a creative response to the scarcity, political exclusion, and external invasion forced on them by racialized systems. Cole lives with his partner in Alabaster, Alabama.
A series of films about trans people's concerns about getting older made for the Trans Ageing And Care Project, to voice the stories and concerns of older trans people, a group who are finally able to grow old.
Cooking / Gardening
Listen to this podcast about LGBTQIA+ life after the Stonewall Revolt. RadioOpenSource has given us permission to republish this podcast which revolves around conversations describing how perspectives on the LGBTQIA+ movement for inclusion changed after Stonewall. Although this podcast centers around Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts conversations it is equally applicable here in the southeastern US.
635 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States
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