QOULEUR est un collectif d’artistes, militant.e.s et penseur.e.s s’identifiant comme personnes 2QTPOCs et qui veulent faire une différence pour les autres 2QTPOCs de Montréal. Ce QOLLECTIF organise bénévolement et annuellement un festival 2QTPOC* montréalais qui célèbre les identités et expériences des personnes racisées/queers par les arts.
The QOULEURQOLLECTIF is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit group comprised of Two-Spirited and LGBTTQ Indigenous and racialized people/people of colour in Montreal. Its mission is to create dialogue around issues that affect their community through artistic, social, cultural, and political events and activities.
A few days ago I met with one of my dearest friends, a comrade from Zionist days and now professor emeritus at an Israeli university. We spoke of everything but the daily savagery depicted on our TV screens. We both feared the rancour that would arise.
But, I want to say to my friend, can we not be sad together at what that beautiful old dream of Jewish redemption has come to? Can we not grieve the death of innocents? I am sad these days. Can we not at least mourn together?
"AS THE Palestinian death toll in Gaza passed 600, the UN children’s agency Unicef reported that a third of them were children.
Not included in that figure were the numerous unborn children that Israel has killed in the last three weeks.
Three pregnant mothers were among the 25 members of the Abu Jamaa family who were killed on 20 July, when Israeli forces struck a house near Khan Younis, without warning. The dead included 18 children and five women. The family was eating iftar, the meal that breaks the Ramadan fast.
Just as this family was being slaughtered, by an indisputable Israeli war crime, the US secretary of state John Kerry gave an interview in which he said, Israel’s attack on Gaza was an “appropriate and legitimate effort” to defend itself.”
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress.
High resolution poster of punk rock, indigenous radical queer warrior, Fred Martinez. As with all our posters, feel liberated to print out and wheatpaste at will! Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.