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.
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.
Our friends at Peak Magazine have sent us an invitation to contribute to their magazine!
The Peak Magazine is a radical university magazine that centers voices of marginalized folks, specifically trans BIPOC individuals. The magazine pays contributors to submit articles, stories, artwork, poetry, and recipes. Their next issue is going to be all about Trans Health and they're looking for submissions!
Listen up artists, writers, poets, doctors and nurses who identify as Two-Spirit, trans men, trans women, people who do not identify with binary genders, and people with fluid or non-conforming gender expressions - the next issue of The Peak Magazine is going to be made for you and by you. We are so excited to announce that we will be putting together a comprehensive Trans Health Resource Guide!
Trans health care has evolved from trans people getting diagnosed with a “disorder” to now wrestling with government subsidies for what many trans individuals see as essential surgeries and services. In this issue, we need your help laying out the complicated and often frustrating world of trans related care, while honoring the ingenuity and brilliance of Trans peoples.
We want to share your stories, your art, and your resources that are related to navigating the oppressive medical systems in hopes of finding community and raising accessibility for folks who are especially marginalized. We encourage submissions that subvert the western medical systems' understanding of health and that display your own personal definition of health.
Whether it’s surgery, hormones, mental health, body positivity, or whatever you as a trans-person wants to contribute to the world about your health experience, we welcome you to share and will continue to center the perspectives and experiences of BIPOC trans individuals. We also welcome trans allies to write for this issue who have extensive knowledge around trans health supports and resources.
Don’t be shy! Aliases welcome.
We accept written submissions in .rtf, .docx, or .odt file formats only, and we recommend a word count of between 500 and 1500 words. Visual art submissions should have a resolution of 200 dpi to 300 dpi and be in CMYK color mode. All work that is selected for publication will be compensated.
Application link here: https://tinyurl.com/trans-resource-guide
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