we recruit

toward radical queer self determination


our schedule (drum roll please…)
meet up at the (DE)APPROPRIATION WALL (valencia between 23rd and 24th). gather around a collage of queer political and art posters. featuring: Freddie SaysRelax, Colleen Siviter, texta queen, clio sady, Annie Murphy, gabby miller, Cole Alexander Sanchez and so many more!
we leave the wall, we will be joined by Hole-y Army by Coral Short. we will walked over the the 22ND CO OP (22nd st and valencia) we are still looking for folks to join the show by wearing tee shirts by Fritz Michael or Max Yursity.
performances on the fire escape starting with fat transfer, Boy Child and Dia Dear, Melabee Clothilde Double. Also at the 22nd st co op are installations by Caitlin Rose, Danielle Jackson, Craig Calderwood, and Nicki Green.
after all that fun its off to UGLY IN PINK (22nd and shotwell) for a the gayest living room dance party of your life with bus station john, wall paper by Sule Safak, and an installation by Johnny Nawracaj.

Performances and ritual by Sarah Biscarra-Dilley, Rik Haber, Super Disidencia, Love Warz, Lady Ambrosia and Party Peggy
plus visual art by: gay fan base (an interactive gay letter writing), leah devun, gabby miller, claire forsyth, adee roberson, micah bazant, finely coyl, rocket caleshu and jaye lee fishel.


BEST REVENGE: A BEAUTIFUL FUCK YOU to kick off the month of June and the National Queer Arts Festival in grand, rebellious, queer, spectacular style.

On Sunday, June 3rd, BEST REVENGE will emerge from the street corners, alleyways, living rooms, fire escapes, and back rooms of the Mission District. Over thirty artists from the San Francisco Bay Area, the east and west coast and everywhere in between, Mexico, London, Canada, and Istanbul will converge in/on four distinct venues to present their work on radical queer resistance and self determination.

Beginning at the (de)Appropriation Wall on Valencia Street between 23rd and 24th, BEST REVENGE will take its audience through the streets, en masse, through the Mission District, to experience visual art, performance, installation, and ritual. Queer collective houses will be turned into galleries; fire escapes will act as stages for a line-up of music, brilliant drag, and performance; the OPEN stretches of the Valencia and 24th Street Corridors (courtesy of Sunday Streets) will act as stages for spontaneous, surprise performance and public intervention/interruption; and, at the end of the evening, audience and artists will converge in the back gallery of Alley Cat books for an illustrious display of glittery rebellion and visual art installations.

SUNDAY June 3rd: 3pm-7pm
STARTING at the (de)Appropriation Wall: Valencia St between 23rd and 24th
ENDING at Alley Cat Books: 3036 24th St
Best Revenge is a roving show! For location updates and more information leading up to and on the day of, visit bestrevenge2012.wordpress.com and twitter.com/bestrevenge2012

Our Indiegogo campaign is LIVE and will run through mid-June!

GO THERE NOW to donate money and gather some dazzling rewards!

We believe that part of creating and sustaining community is recognizing and attempting to address the persistent economic inequalities in the art/world, ie., we want to offer each of our artists a stipend for all their time, energy, hard work, and fabulousness. In addition to supporting 35+ amazing artists, we’re hoping to cover our expenses for the creation, installation, and promotion of Best Revenge.

Best Revenge features these artists/storytellers/magic makers (and more): 

Malic Amalya Micah Bazant Sarah (sass) Biscarra-Dilley Craig Calderwood Rocket Caleshu carmen Finley Coyl  Leah DeVun Ariel Durrant Larisa Escobedo Fat Transfer Jaye Lee Fishel Johnny Forever Claire Forsyth Jason Fritz Elitrea Frye Naomi Rincon Gallardo Max Garnet Joolie Geldner Ariel Goldberg Nicki Green Rik Haber Nina Höchtl LOVEWARZ! Marilyn McNeal Gabby Miller Lex Non Scripta Adee Roberson Coral Short Julz Simpson Caitlin Sweet Safak Sule Dorothy Wang Max Yuristy

BEST REVENGE call for artists and proposals


Throughout queer history and our current political landscape, there are many milestones to celebrate. Certainly, the Defense of Marriage Act and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are significant struggles fought with the intention of bringing equality to marginalized LGBTQ people. However, embedded within the concept of milestones is a traditional linear model of success that oftentimes alienates queers whose lives, identities and desires exist outside the dominate narrative of equality and progress. Read the rest of this entry »