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Queer positive street art

January 19, 2010

New drag queen stencils from San Francisco street artist Jeremy Novy.

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“This project is intended to bring gay imagery into a homophobic subculture, covering hateful and distasteful graffiti in our communities. It is nothing less then empowering our gay culture. Street art has become an accepted art form, reaching a larger demographic than just the patrons of museums and gallery shows. However, with that wider audience there is a problem. Street art itself is a dominantly male heterosexual community; being out of the closet is not accepted. Gay street artists have been assaulted, their art supplies stolen or damaged, and their works covered up.” -Jeremy Novy
http://www.jeremynovy.com

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