Queer Lives

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

(This link leads to a free preview on Google books)

This book written by Judith Halberstam examines queer lives in comparison to heterosexual or cis-gendered lives, covering topics such as HIV and AIDS infection in relations to the queer communities, and such things as political positioning within society.  This source essential in answering the question of awareness for it covers what exactly it is to be queer within our communities. Not only that, it covers instances of queer representation and creation of art works, visual and performative.

Art work featured is from Queer New Hampshire artist Tyler Graffam Titled ‘I Need Your Love To Carry Me Out Of The Darkness Of The Pit’ featured in Linus Gallery


Does queer gender identities correlate with the subject matter of art?

If someone identifies as Queer gender, trans- anything besides CIS (born into their identifying gender) , does that impact the art they create? Is there an academic correlation between creating work and one’s gender?


Even associating with people who identify as women and their own representation throughout the years, was that a direct relations between their work and identities? This is an attempt to find a correlation or a direct link between the two, from the rise of women artist to the current rise of gender queer artist.

How as increased education of gender queer labels and identities impacted visual (art) work in the past 5 years?

I am interested in researching and studying how increased education to people who may or may not identity as gender queer impacted their visual (art) work, and if increased education has increased awareness for these different kinds of work. Doing so would require understanding not only how people who identify as gender queer/ trans* gender , but how people who do create their works and if their work is centric of their identity.