The Mattachine Society. Stonewall. Act Up! EGALE. Pussy Riot! SMUG.
Some of these names might be familiar to you. Some may not. Groups of people the world over have come together to rise up against their oppressors. This is particularly true of sexual outlaws. Canadians may be forgiven for being a tad complacent when it comes to sex and gender politics. We’ve got it pretty good here in the land of the beaver. Same sex marriage has been around for almost a decade. We have elected out politicians. We even had a woman prime minister for about five minutes. Other countries are inspired by our progress.
Queers have been at the forefront of the struggle to explode sexual mores and gender identity. And that’s worth celebrating. It’s also important to continue to work for the liberation of our brothers and sisters around the world. Many tactics have been used in the fight for the freedom to love freely and live as we choose. Art has always been an important one.
As part of World Pride 2014, happening in Toronto, Propeller invites artists from around the globe to participate in “The Sex Offensive”, a mashup of art and performance celebrating the emancipation of gender and rallying the troops to fight the good fight. Be loud. Be proud. Provoke, perturb and persuade; the best defense is a good offense!
The Sex Offensive is proud to be an Offical WorldPride Affiliate Event location! For more information on WorldPride 2014 in Toronto visit:http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/