Friday, June 16, 2017

Out of Darkness, Light

On this, the first anniversary of the terrible shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, "Prospero," The Economist's Books, Arts and Culture blog, offers a lovely tribute to the healing power of art, and the enduring qualities of queer art, in particular. An excerpt from the commentary:

"In Orlando, Everybody Is an Artist" 

The rainbow has become the branded merchandise of the modern LGBT movement, a symbol that allows anyone to pledge their support for the freedoms of others. It fulfills an important public role. But it is important that the rainbow exists alongside the art produced by LGBT people themselves, for a blunt political symbol should not drown out the authentic stories underpinning its creation.

1 comment:

DCSteve1441 said...

Our fabulous blogmaster, Tim Walton, is too modest to claim credit for dressing up my original posting with the perfect photo and reformatting it, but I feel compelled to embarrass him here. Thanks very much, Tim!

Cheers, Steve