Sheer Queer Fest seeks to reclaim space in the punk and hardcore scene to promote and center the voices of angry queers, furious trans folks, and other rowdy gayz.
This year’s event is serving as a benefit for Youth On Fire, a Boston-based LGBTQ-inclusive drop in center for homeless and street-involved youth. As part of the Aids Action Committee, they provide housing, food, education and work support, medical care, as well as HIV and STI screenings. Within the last two years YOF has seen a doubling of their clients but are experiencing a huge budget cut and will potentially be facing a forced closure. Their services are crucial for not only queer youth but many others in the Boston area and they need our support.
Sheer Queer Fest stands in solidarity with all marginalized communities and aims to combat racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, and other harmful behaviors present in radical spaces. Oppressive behavior will not be tolerated at the fest. BROS, FASCISTS, AND NAZIS FUCK OFF!
Public Disturbances nypd.bandcamp.com
This Is Not Okay. thisisnotokay.bandcamp.com
Corvus B. corvusb.bandcamp.com/album/france-later
Carrion Eater carrioneaterindustrial.bandcamp.com
— The Democracy Center is working on becoming wheelchair accessible and should have the ramp installed and completed by the time of the fest. It can be accessed on the Dewolfe St. Side of the building. For more information about their plans to improve
accessibility or to discuss your accessibility needs; call 617 492 8855”