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Queer Arts Festival

by Lisa Dettmer
We interviewed Pamela Peniston Executive Director of the Queer Arts Festival Director who talked about the history of the festival and some of the wonderful diverse events at this years Queer Arts festival that runs throughout the month of June at various venues in the Bay Area and Fuifuilupe Nimeitolu from from   OLO - One Love Oceania's Sisters Rising a lesbian Pacific Islander group that will have a performance on June 9th at the Garage as Part of the Queer Arts Festival which is exploring the intersection of womanhood, Queerness, family and Pacific Islander diasopric activism .
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We interviewed Pamela Peniston Executive Director of the Queer Arts Festival Director who talked about the history of the festival and some of the wonderful diverse events at this years Queer Arts festival that runs throughout the month of June at various venues in the Bay Area and Fuifuilupe Nimeitolu from from   OLO - One Love Oceania's Sisters Rising a lesbian Pacific Islander group that will have a performance on June 9th at the Garage as Part of the Queer Arts Festival which is exploring the intersection of womanhood, Queerness, family and Pacific Islander diasopric activism . The Queer Arts Festival is one of the cutting edge festivals in the world which to date has presented more than 400 different events feature over 1,000 different arts. The theme this year is making history a theme that is re-imagined in its over 30 different performances, films, spoken word and readings on subject as varied as The Queer rebels of the Harlem Renaissance to films and art shows about the lesbian Aids activists of the 1990's.
You can get more information about the festival at Queerculturalcenter.org.
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