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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. S2CID 145065317. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
  2. ^ a b "8 Days a Week". SF Bay Guardian. April 27 – May 4, 2005. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Vaneslander, B. (2007). "Long Live Temporariness: Two Queer Examples of Autonomous Spaces". Affinities Journal. Vol. 1, no. 1. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Richard J.F. Day and Sarita Srivastava (2007). "Journal Editors' Introduction" (PDF). Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture and Action. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  5. ^ Mittelmann, Laurie (June 25 – July 1, 2008). "He's taking action to make the impossible possible". The Villager. Vol. 78, no. 4. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  6. ^ Hekma, Gert (15 May 2012). Jamie Heckert and Richard Cleminson (ed.). "Book Review: Anarchism & Sexuality. Ethics, Relationships and Power". Journal of Homosexuality. 59 (5): 757–759. doi:10.1080/00918369.2012.673949. S2CID 143038958.
  7. ^ Haworth, Robert H. (2012). Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education. PM Press. ISBN 9781604861167.
  8. ^ Poldervaart, Saskia (2004). "Utopianism and Sexual Politics In Dutch Social Movements (1830-2003)". Amsterdam: Mosse Foundation. pp. 122–132. Archived from the original on 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
  9. ^ Kouri-Towe, Natalie; Rentschler, Carrie (2008). War and pride: 'Out Against the Occupation' and queer responses to the 2006 Lebanon War (Thesis). McGill University's Institutional Repository (Canada): McGill University.
  10. ^ Wagner, Roy (2012). Sexual and National Mobility-Visibility Regimes In Israel/Palestine, And How To Cross Through Them. Activist Media and Biopolitics. doi:10.25969/mediarep/1879. ISBN 9783902811042. Archived from the original on 2020-11-27. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  11. ^ "Queeruption Festival - Budapest". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2019-08-09. Retrieved 2017-06-08.

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