Be a rebel, and stop hating yourself.“Where feminine success is always measured by male standards, and gender failure often means being relieved of the pressure to measure up to patriarchal ideals, not succeeding in womanhood can offer unexpected pleasures.”- J. Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure
Marsha P Johnson was a transgender rights activist, Queen of Stonewall and Transgender Revolutionary. She was a co-founder, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) in the early 1970s and became the “mother” of S.T.A.R. House along with Sylvia Rivera, getting together food and clothing to help support the young trans women living in the house on the lower East Side of New York.
Taylor Callery’s poster illustration for Gallery 788 in Baltimore promotes their annual “Queer Art Show,” a group exhibition celebrating tolerance toward the gay and transgender community. The original painting is acrylic and collage on wood - "20" x 30".