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The milestones spread across the landscape of the LGBTQ rights movement are undoubtedly worthy of acknowledgement. There is merit to the embrace of the agitation and evolution stirred by the Compton Cafeteria and Stonewall riots, ActUP, and Queer Nation, just as the repeal of DADT and the shifts in policy and public opinion of DOMA are noteworthy marks of progress. However, recording queer liberation by our ability to confirm and be accepted by the dominant society ignores the fact that many of us are too queer, too perverted, too much, too poor, too brown, or too loud to “pass.” What must we surrender if we’re expected to measure our achievements by how well we fit into a straight, capitalist, racist, classist society? Best Revenge explores radical queer existence/resistance with a multi-venue spectacular of installation, film, performance, and workshops at alternative art spaces, street corners, fire escapes, and secret hideaways.

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