We hope you enjoy these interesting September Queer Art + Artists selections celebrating the influence of queer voices in film, fine art, and music. Take a peek at our Queer Arts + Artists website series—and please share your opinions with us on social media!

A League of Their Own, an Amazon Prime remake of the 1992 movie with the same name, follows an all-women’s baseball team in the midst of World War II. Funny, engaging, and heart-warming, critics are hailing the series’ depiction of complex, nuanced characters and the challenges they faced in a repressive era.

“I want to use art to start conversations, to inspire empathy and optimism, as an agent of change,” states Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist and educator, Nick Cave. His imaginative “Soundsuits” are wearable creations conceived both to shield vulnerable bodies—namely his own as a gay black man—and to project our fantasies of a better world. “Forothermore” is currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and, later this year, at the Guggenheim NYC.

HipHopDX likens Grammy Award-winning CHIKA’s soothing vocals to “the magic of a Barry White or Teddy Pendergrass but with the soft subtlety of a woman’s touch.” “Cinderella Pt. 2” flips the fairy tale on its head, injecting it with a sense of 21st-century diversity. Listen on YouTube.

Join us on October 11th— National Coming Out Day— for an intimate evening with Nashville-based pianist and vocalist, Kandace Springs! Your $300 ticket to the concert includes sparkling beverages and hors d’oeuvres; a three-course dinner with assorted beverages (wine, beer, sodas, juice); and coffee/tea. Invite friends or come solo. You’ll be seated among wonderful like-minded people, and everyone is welcome.

100% of all funds raised from the concert will support SMYAL’s critical programs and services for LGBTQ youth. JusticeAid is covering all event production expenses, so all funds raised will support SMYAL’s work. 

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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.