Adam Powell and his partner the award-winning author Eric Cervini have launched an online independent queer bookstore …. shopqueer.co … that pays the authors much more than the usual percentage. Plus in light of the recent spate of gay book bans throughout the USA, the couple are focusing on getting these books to more remote and challenged LGBTQ+ communities. They currently have a Crowd Fundraiser in order to buy a school bus that they can convert into the Rainbow Book Bus to actually physically get out into the community.
Queerguru spoke with a very passionate Adam Powell on how he and Eric are so close to fulfilling their dream.
Queerguru is so happy to endorse this wonderful scheme that we hope will never stop growing
You can support NOW by buying book/s or donating to their fundraiser
Alexis Gregory’s solo verbatim show, RIOT ACT was created entirely word for word out of interviews with three key-players in the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement; Michael-Anthony Nozzi; a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, Lavina Co-op, an alternative ‘70s drag artist, and Paul Burston; a prominent ‘90s London AIDS activist. Riot Act’ is a breathtaking, rip-roaring, white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, taking the audience right up to the present day; a celebration of queer activism across the decades, pulling no punches; hard-hitting, hilarious and inspiring…it’s a riot. After performing the show over the past five years Alexis Gregory reunited with QUEERGURU and talked with Roger Walker-Dack about a special upcoming performance of Riot Act at Crazy Coqs in London on December 1st 2022 to mark World Aids Day
Queer hotelier, art lover, and philanthropist Alex Guerra is always such a joy to be around as he is so passionate about all his projects which always end up making a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community. A few years back he and partner Stephen Ginez decided to support queer artists and their work by mounting a satellite show in their Miami Hotel when the major (and very straight) ART BASEL arrived every December.
ART Gaysel didn’t just provide a space for these artists to promote and sell their art, but also a much-needed platform for queer artists to communicate, and even collaborate, with each other.
Then when Guerra and GInez fell in love with Provincetown a couple of years ago they ended up buying a house here. And it wasn’t too long after that Guerra wanted to start a Provincetown edition of Art Gaysel. There has always been a wonderful art colony in PTown but there is still a significant shortage of edgy queer art ….. the genre that Guerra is such a passionate specialist in.
So this Pride Week in Ptown….. still a relatively new event, Guerra put his money where his mouth is and filled the Crews Quarters with 13 highly individual queer artists. from across the glove for the first Edition of ART GAYSEL Ptown