We hope you are finding time this summer to relax with a good book or playlist or attend an arts event wherever you may be. Our August Queer Art + Artists selections celebrate the influence of queer voices in fine art, film, and music. Visit our Queer Arts + Artists website series to learn more about these artists and their work—and please share your opinions on social media!

FIRE ISLAND is an unapologetic, modern-day rom-com about a group of queer best friends who gather in the Fire Island Pines for their annual week of love and laughter.

The work of MacArthur Fellow and Whitney Biennial artist JEFFREY GIBSON is a vibrant call for queer and Indigenous empowerment, envisioning a celebration of strength and joy within these communities.

Singer-songwriter ALLISON PONTHIER constructs a world of campy tunes, studio-inspired visuals, and unapologetic honesty. Listen to Cowboy, a brilliant and relatable coming-of-age track that digs into her identity and who she is.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 11th, 7 PM, and join us at our Fall Benefit Concert, An Evening with Kandace Springs, at Washington, DC’s City Winery. All proceeds benefit JusticeAid 2022 grantee partner, SMYAL.

Our Fall 2022 public forum, Erasure: The Otherization of Queerness, will take place in partnership with The Riverside Church of New York on Sunday, September 18, at 4 PM. Details coming soon. Hoping to see you then!

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JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. Each year we identify and raise funds for justice causes by hosting music, arts, and educational events. Since 2013 JusticeAid has granted more than 1.7 million dollars to nonprofits working to ensure access to justice for the disenfranchised and marginalized. Our grantee partners are fighting racist voter suppression and racist policing, working to end mass incarceration and inhumane immigration practices, ensuring access to legal services, and addressing the criminalization and hatred of others.