Queer Arts in Asheville: A Minority Perspective
Asheville is known, among other things, for having a thriving queer arts community. But what do we know about this community? What sets it apart? How welcoming and inclusive is it for people of color? And, finally, how is the community holding up against COVID, the rising cost of living, racism, and Republican targeting of transgender people?
To find out, Tina White sat down with two local leaders in the queer arts community, Jékksyn Orilyn Ícaro and Liz Williams. In addition to being artists in their own right, Jékksyn and Liz manage arts programs for Tranzmission and for the Campaign for Southern Equality respectively. They opened up about their own experiences and their own motivations for creating art.
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