Queeruption

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Queeruption (a compound of queer and eruption)[1] is an annual international queercore festival and gathering started in 1998 where alternative/radical/disenfranchised queers can exchange information, network, organize, inspire and get inspired, self-represent, and challenge mainstream society with do-it-yourself (DIY) ideas and ethics.[2][3][4] Shows featuring queer punk bands, performance artists, and other entertainment are put on at night, while workshops and demonstrations take place during the daytime.[3][4][5] Queeruption generally takes place in a different city in a different country every year.[3][4] It has contributed to anarcho-queer (queer anarchist) movements.[6] The groups that organize each event and even within the same city may have disagreements about how aspects should represent politics including queer safe spaces.[7]

From their 2003 announcement. "Queeruption is non-commercial! Queeruption is Do-it-Yourself! We draw no line between organisers and participants. We seek to provide a framework (space, co-ordination) which you can fill with your ideas. It will include workshops, music, demonstrations, film, art, performances, (sex) parties, picnics, games and any other activities your feel like trying! What is queeruption? What is queer culture? For expression and exploration of identity. Climbing over the artificial boundaries of sexuality, gender, nation, class! Against racism, capitalism, patriarchy and binary gender repression."[8]

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  1. ^ a b Brown, Gavin (2007). "Mutinous eruptions: autonomous spaces of radical queer activism". Environment and Planning 39 (11): 2685–2698. doi:10.1068/a38385. 
  2. ^ a b "8 Days a Week". SF Bay Guardian. April 27 – May 4, 2005. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Vaneslander, B. (2007). "Long Live Temporariness: Two Queer Examples of Autonomous Spaces". Affinities Journal 1 (1). Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Richard J.F. Day and Sarita Srivastava (2007). "Journal Editors’ Introduction". Affinities: a Journal of Radical Theory,Culture, and Action (Affinities: a Journal of Radical Theory,Culture, and Action). 
  5. ^ Mittelmann, Laurie (June 25 – July 1, 2008). "He’s taking action to make the impossible possible". The Villager 78 (4). Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Hekma, Gert (15 May 2012). "Book Review: Anarchism & Sexuality. Ethics, Relationships and Power". In Jamie Heckert and Richard Cleminson. Journal of Homosexuality (Abingdon, UK) 59 (5): 757–759. doi:10.1080/00918369.2012.673949. 
  7. ^ Haworth, Robert H. (2012). Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education. PM Press. 
  8. ^ Poldervaart, Saskia (2004). Utopianism and Sexual Politics In Dutch Social Movements (1830-2003). Past and Present of Radical Sexual Politics. Amsterdam: Mosse Foundation. pp. 122–132. 
  9. ^ Kouri-Towe, Natalie; Carrie Rentschler (2008). War and pride: "Out Against the Occupation" and queer responses to the 2006 Lebanon War. McGill University's Institutional Repository (Canada): McGill University. 
  10. ^ Wagner, Roy. "Sexual and National Mobility-Visibility Regimes In Israel/Palestine, And How To Cross Through Them". Activist Media and Biopolitics. 

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