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medievalpoc:

Egerton Genesis Picture Book 
f. 9v: Abraham and Ishmael are Circumcised
Norfolk, England (c. 1375)
The British Library.
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medievalpoc:

Egerton Genesis Picture Book

f. 9v: Abraham and Ishmael are Circumcised

Norfolk, England (c. 1375)

The British Library.

[x]

tacticalnymphomania:

#I particularly appreciate how defiant she looks; she is not arranged for consumption     #but to consume    (notbecauseofvictories)

tacticalnymphomania:

#I particularly appreciate how defiant she looks; she is not arranged for consumption     #but to consume    (notbecauseofvictories)

Source: detail-detail-detail

Happy Friday!

Love Miss Ian

Extraordinary Photos of Drag Queens in Half Drag…

featured above are Honey Davenport and Miss Fame

[Pls note, gang, the CSC phone # here is wrong. Should be 415-902-2071]

A Frank Moore Happening! The Erotic Tribe Gathers at CSC!
Saturday, July 20, 8pm
At the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission
$5-25 sliding scale
 
The Erotic Tribe is a ritual audience participation experience/experiment conducted by world-famous shamanic performance artist (and one of Annie Sprinkle’s performance art teachers!) Frank Moore. A rare San Francisco appearance!
 
“If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore!” – Cleveland Edition
 
“One of the few people practicing performance art that counts.” – Karen Finley
 
“He’s wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it’s about… What he’s doing is impossible, and he knows it. That’s good art!” – LA Weekly
 
Check out www.eroplay.com for more! 











http://www.eroplay.com
http://vimeo.com/channels/frankmoore
http://vimeo.com/groups/eroart

[Pls note, gang, the CSC phone # here is wrong. Should be 415-902-2071]


A Frank Moore Happening! The Erotic Tribe Gathers at CSC!

Saturday, July 20, 8pm

At the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission

$5-25 sliding scale

 

The Erotic Tribe is a ritual audience participation experience/experiment conducted by world-famous shamanic performance artist (and one of Annie Sprinkle’s performance art teachers!) Frank Moore. A rare San Francisco appearance!

 

“If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore!” – Cleveland Edition

 

“One of the few people practicing performance art that counts.” – Karen Finley

 

“He’s wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it’s about… What he’s doing is impossible, and he knows it. That’s good art!” – LA Weekly

 

Check out www.eroplay.com for more! 

The Biggest Quake: New thinking on the San Francisco AIDS epidemic

The Biggest Quake: New thinking on the San Francisco AIDS epidemic

BOTH SHOWS FREE! 

TUESDAY JUNE 25, 8pm
Magnet, 4122 18th St. between Castro and Collingwood

THURSDAY JUNE 27, 8:30pm
Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 


Writing and performance by 
Mark ABRAMSON, Justin CHIN, Brontez PURNELL
Carol QUEEN (25th), Kirk READ, Julia SERANO (25th), Ed WOLF

Curated by Kirk Read

The Biggest Quake brings together eight San Francisco artists with varied backgrounds in writing, performance art, music, public health, science and AIDS activism. Topics will include barebacking, pre-exposure (PrEP) HIV medications for HIV-negative people, crystal meth, being newly infected, helping people commit suicide in the 1980s and getting arrested with ACT UP. A rich brew. WE PROMISE there will be no cliches about being HIV positive and thriving and no one will tell you that men who bareback have low self esteem. The work promises to be funny, touching, harrowing, historical and controversial. The artists spent hours having conversations as a group and individually, deepening their shared understanding of the AIDS epidemic. The variety of voices here creates a dialogue that goes across generational and experiential lines. The purpose of this project is to generate new stories and thinking about AIDS that is not mediated by public health messaging or non-profit politics. We aim to spark a resurgence of artists making work about the epidemic, in terms of history, where we are now, and the future imaginary.


See the videos of last summer’s original shows here:  

June 14, 2012 - Kirk Read The Biggest Quake:  www.vimeo.com/album/1975177   
June 15, 2012 - Kirk Read The Biggest Quake:  www.vimeo.com/album/1976963
June 16, 2012 - Kirk Read The Biggest Quake:  www.vimeo.com/album/1977205

Facebook page: 
SF show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/135293953342574/

Berkeley show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/460509750699575/


Artist bios:

Mark Abramson
 was a Midwestern farm boy who joined the great gay migration to San Francisco in the 1970s. His writing has appeared in the gay press as far back as Christopher Street, Fag Rag, Gay Sunshine and Mouth of the Dragon. Like the central character in his best-selling “Beach Reading” series, Mark Abramson grew up in Minnesota and worked as a waiter in the Castro, but Mark is better known as a bartender and co-producer of “Men Behind Bars,” an annual AIDS benefit and the huge dance parties on San Francisco piers called “Pier Pressure” and “High Tea
.

 Justin Chin’s
 third book of poetry, Gutted, received the Publishing Triangle’s 2007 Thom Gunn Award for Poetry, and was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, and the Assoc. for Asian American Studies Book Awards. His other books of poetry are Bite Hard, and Harmless Medicine, a 2002 Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Awards finalist. He is also the author of three collections of essays: Burden of Ashes, Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes & Pranks, and Attack of the Man-Eating Lotus Blossoms; and most recently, the short story collection, 98 Wounds.

Brontez Purnell
 is a zinester, writer, dancer and musician, who now lives in California. Brontez was originally from Triana, Alabama, then moving to Huntsville, Alabama, and then to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he released Schlepp Fanzine while still living at home. He then relocated on his own to Oakland, California, where he released his next zine, Fag School. He is also the mastermind behind the band The Younger Lovers and is an ex-member of queer electro band Gravy Train!!!! Brontez has written for various publications, including the on-line edition of Jigsaw, and has also written a column called “She’s Over It” for Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll. He has read his work at Lit Quake in San Francisco. He is currently working on his first novella “Johnny, Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger? (Diary of  an American Waiter Bored at Work).

Kirk Read
 (curator) is the author of the coming out memoir “How I Learned to Snap” and created the solo shows “This is the Thing” and “Computer Face.” He has toured with the Queen’s English, Sister Spit and twice with the Sex Workers Art Show. He is passionate about the intersection of art and public health. Over the years he has produced over 250 nights of performance and literature, including events addressing crystal meth, barebacking, computer addiction, sex work and HIV/AIDS from the perspective of artists and writers who create work from lived experience. He helped organize the Gay Men’s Sex Summit and the first two national Gay Men’s Health Summits in Boulder. He worked as a phlebotomist and HIV counselor at St. James Infirmary, San Francisco’s free clinic for sex workers. At St. James, he also started a support group for male sex workers. He cohosted the long running queer open mic K’vetsh with Tara Jepsen and cohosts Smack Dab with Larry-bob Roberts, a queer open mic on third Wednesdays at Magnet. He started Army of Lovers, an organization that curates queer art events. He started Formerly Known As, a festival of male sex worker performance, now in its fourth year. He believes in the power of art to shape and guide social movements.

Julia Serano
 is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, and activist. Julia is the author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Seal Press, 2007), a collection of personal essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about transsexual women. Her other writings have appeared in anthologies (including Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation and Word Warriors: 30 Leaders in the Women’s Spoken Word Movement) and in feminist, queer, pop culture and literary magazines and websites such as Bitch Magazine, AlterNet.org, Out, Feministing.com, make/shift and Clamor.  In recent years, Julia has gained notoriety in transgender, queer, and feminist circles for her unique insights into gender, and her writings have been used as teaching materials in queer and gender studies courses across North America.

Ed Wolf 
has been working continuously in the HIV/AIDS epidemic since 1983, as chronicled in the award-winning documentary “We Were Here.” He has developed HIV-related curriculum and trainings for a large number of national and international organizations and institutions, including the California State Office of AIDS, the Shanti Project of San Francisco, UCSF AIDS Health Project and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles. He’s facilitated trainings for counselors working in clinical trials in Lima, Peru as well as South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. His stories and articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Christopher Street, the James White Review and Prentice Hall’s Discovering Literature. Ed has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was awarded the HIV National Educator of Year Award from the body.com.




The Biggest Quake was made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by generous grants from the William Flora Hewlett Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Queer Cultural Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the California Arts Council and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
 
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!
This will be the kind of event where you have powerful conversations afterward, meet new people and get your own creative process instigated. It won’t be a downer, it will be magic.
Marbles, Photo Series Focuses on the Testicles of European Greek Statues ⇢

Queer Ancestors Project ⇢

The deadline is quickly approaching to submit your artwork for our second annual show! Get yours in today! http://goo.gl/TfKiz

The deadline is quickly approaching to submit your artwork for our second annual show! Get yours in today! http://goo.gl/TfKiz

Source: Flickr / rosaleenryan

Glass Sculptures by Robert Mickelsen Florida at design-dautore.com

Glass Sculptures by Robert Mickelsen Florida at design-dautore.com

Oblivious Vixens: Haniya Rae interviews Johnny Negron ⇢

sciencenote:



Sperm Shop
By Roger Wagner, University of Delaware
In mammals, sperm is generated in long, thread-like tubes, called seminiferous tubules (beige). Each tube is lined with an epithelium that contains spermatogonia cells (blue). Over the course of ~64 days, these cells differentiate into mature sperm cells (yellow). The spermatogonia cells divide by mitosis to produce diploid spermatocytes (lavender), which then undergo meiosis to generate two haploid spermatids. Spermatids develop further through “spermatogenesis” into the elongated spermatozoa (yellow).
Image: Cross section of a rat seminiferous tubule imaged with a Phillips 501 scanning electron micrograph (~500X). The spermatogonia and spermatocytes are colored blue and lavender, respectively, while the mature sperm cells are yellow. Color was added with the paintbrush in “Color” mode on Photoshop; the “plastic wrap” filter was then applied to add a glistening appearance.

sciencenote:

Sperm Shop

By Roger Wagner, University of Delaware

In mammals, sperm is generated in long, thread-like tubes, called seminiferous tubules (beige). Each tube is lined with an epithelium that contains spermatogonia cells (blue). Over the course of ~64 days, these cells differentiate into mature sperm cells (yellow). The spermatogonia cells divide by mitosis to produce diploid spermatocytes (lavender), which then undergo meiosis to generate two haploid spermatids. Spermatids develop further through “spermatogenesis” into the elongated spermatozoa (yellow).

Image: Cross section of a rat seminiferous tubule imaged with a Phillips 501 scanning electron micrograph (~500X). The spermatogonia and spermatocytes are colored blue and lavender, respectively, while the mature sperm cells are yellow. Color was added with the paintbrush in “Color” mode on Photoshop; the “plastic wrap” filter was then applied to add a glistening appearance.

BOOKISH BEASTS: CSC Zine & Comic Fest

With Wondercon not in San Francisco this year there is not great comics events happening in April. Wouldn’t be great to have a local comics event that was a s uniques as San Francisco? The Center for Sex & Culture is a fantastic multi-use space that is perfect for a small gathering of local artists whose works need to be celebrated for their stance outside the mainstream. 

Bookish Beasts is a one day zine fest for the creators of art, books and comics featuring sex, sexuality, gender and erotica. We want to give you the opportunity to exhibit your works, and connect with local readers who love and collect adult material. 

This is a not for profit event that is free to the public, Although as we live to support local artist we will  need some help from you t make this happen. We are asking for $20 to split an 8’ table with chairs. You will be responsible for cashiering your own sales and all profits are your own. The CSC has enough chars but will need to rent tables and promote the event. If this sounds like a great event that you want to get involved with please confirm right away. 

The event is one day. April 14th from noon to 6PM. There will some presentations and workshops following. Please let us know if you are interested in participating or would like to propose a workshop or presentation. 

CSC provides judgement-free educations, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectra; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and incoming issues of public policy health. Please consider donating copies of your work to the library and helping spread the word about this great resource. All of the CSC Library books are searchable though Goodreads and CSC’s Zineography, along with their growing zine catalog/database, which is currently being cataloged

If interested in participating or for more information contact us- gallery@sexandculture.org

Sincerely, 

Jon Macy

Dorian Katz, CSC Curator

Anissa Malady, CSC Librarian 

Tess McCarthy, CSC Archivist

The World’s Oldest Pornography ⇢

The cast of 100 figures presents what is obviously a fertility ritual (or several). They range in size from more than nine feet tall to just a few inches. …  Ithyphallic is archeology-talk for “erect penis,” and nearly all of the males have one. A third set of figures appear to be bisexual. Combining elements of males and females, they are ithyphallic but wear female headwear, a decoration on the chest, and sometimes a mask. They might be shamans.”

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