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LGBTQ

Shanghai Pride announces suspension of operations shortly after opening exhibition

Move comes amidst increased official scrutiny of civil society in China

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Poland

Culture figures unite against mounting anti-LGBTQ sentiment in Poland

Open letter—signed by prominent writers Olga Tokarczuk and Margaret Atwood—demands the release of imprisoned activist Malgorzata "Margot" Szutowicz

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Social media

Boner Lisa? Dating app Grindr launches art section

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LGBTQ

Art can help the public engage in personal advocacy: Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign

The nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation recently unveiled a mural by Hank Willis Thomas on its Washington, DC headquarters stating Black Trans Lives Matter

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Controversies

Pace Gallery shuts down homophobic slurs on Instagram over Peter Hujar photographs

In Pride Month post, gallery speaks out against "individuals who wish to degrade marginalised communities"

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The Buck stopped here

Pride and joy: Andrew Logan makes a rainbow heart for MindOut while Queer Frontiers fundraiser goes online

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Russia

Forty protestors detained for defending Russian activist facing prison for posting art with LGBTQ message

Russia's arts community rallying behind Yulia Tsvetkova whose trial starts in July

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Censorship

'I have a 1% chance of being acquitted': Russian activist faces six years in prison for posting vagina drawings online

Police say the body-positive images, accompanied by captions like ‘Real women have body fat and it’s normal,’ violate pornography laws

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Cultural policy

Gonzalo Casals, director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum, is named commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Official succeeds Tom Finkelpearl, who resigned amid scrutiny of city’s commissioning of public monuments

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Exhibitions

Rare Andy Warhol drag queen portraits go on show in Tate Modern exhibition

Near-forgotten series of striking portraits are part of a 100-strong show of works opening at the London museum this week

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Diary

'Unashamedly gay': Tom of Finland's bulging beefcake drawings are unveiled in London

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Films

An art-fuelled, 18th-century lesbian love affair: French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire released in UK

Emblematic tale of a doomed relationship between a woman and her portraitist, lauded by international critics, goes on show this week

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Heritage

Hidden LGBTQ histories of London's royal palaces to come out in new guided tours

Immersive performances will begin this month at Tower of London, with more planned at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace

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Palais de Tokyo

Artists criticise Palais de Tokyo partnership with Qatari museum over LGBTQ rights

Mathaf's guest show at Paris contemporary art centre marks Qatar-France 2020 Year of Culture

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Politics

'No chance for art institutions': fears for freedom of speech as populist party set to win Polish elections

Expected victory for ruling Law and Justice party raises concerns that minority voices will be silenced as museums increasingly come under state control

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LGBTQ

Designs for the National Pulse Memorial & Museum are unveiled amid debate

While early reactions have been mostly positive, a group of activists and victims’ families would rather see a support centre on the site

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LGBTQ

Shanghai shows of queer art hampered by venue issues and government censorship

LGBTQ exhibitions and works that are explicitly out and proud are magnets for official ire in mainland China

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Celebrate Pride Month with commemorations of Stonewall's 50th anniversary

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Exhibitions

Aids, crack and Ronald Reagan: Keith Haring show heads to Liverpool

Tate Liverpool hosts the first major UK survey of the provocative Pop artist

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In the frame

Rise up: new monument to honour Stonewall heroines Marsha and Sylvia

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Costume Institute

Bold, ironic and camp: Met show explores exuberant expression in fashion

Costume Institute's new exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion examines camp from the 17th century onwards

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Exhibitions

Out of time? London’s recent queer past comes under the spotlight at the Whitechapel Gallery

A new exhibition examines how the community has been affected by rapid development and gentrification in the UK capital

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Biennials & festivals

Authorities cancel activist youth festival in Russia's Far East

Officials raise concerns that the festival was promoting an LGBT agenda

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LGBTQ

Largest exhibition of LGBTQ art in Asia to open in November

The collaboration between Sunpride Foundation and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre explores issues of inclusion in ‘Asia’s Gay Capital’

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Dealers take a stand against transphobia at Miami's fairs

Exhibitors at Art Basel in Miami Beach and beyond respond to comments by President Trump with a wide range of queer art

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Censorship

Artist accuses Florida officials of censoring his photographs of queer life

Organisers at Bal Harbour show asked Pacifico Silano to remove his images with partial nudity and descriptions referring to pornography

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Exhibitions

New Museum hosts artists' proposed monuments to Stonewall uprising

In a range of models for Christopher Park, creators celebrate activists who they feel have been overlooked

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In the frame

Get wed at the Oscar Wilde shrine

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The Buck stopped here

Making up with Paul Kindersley (and his mum): drag show opens at London's Hayward Gallery

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Brazil

Censored queer art show reopens to record-breaking crowds in Rio

The exhibition was revived thanks to one of the country’s biggest crowdfunding campaigns, which raised more than $250,000

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US whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning to make first UK appearance at ICA London

The polarising ex-army leaker will discuss artificial intelligence, LGBTQ rights and the links between digital technology and democracy

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In the frame

Hayward Gallery’s drag race—new exhibition in London tackles gender identity

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Social issues

US Planned Parenthood campaign includes artists Shirin Neshat and Carrie Mae Weems 

The Unstoppable initiative includes an online exhibition of works by ten female artists and writers

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Exhibitions

David Wojnarowicz’s furiously prolific but short-lived career explored in major show

As US culture wars reignite, the Whitney Museum stages a timely exhibition of New York’s finest firebrand

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In the frame

Couples lock lips and make sweet music in Sydney

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Exhibitions

Just call me Gluck—the artist at the vanguard of gender fluidity

Brighton exhibition includes love letters and artist's final painting, a memento mori

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Exhibitions

Coming out in America: Syrian artist Nabil Mousa brings LGBT issues to the fore in Michigan show

His depiction of the US flag is adorned with same-sex couples

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Archives

Paris to open an LGBT archive centre in 2020

Move spurred by recent success of 120 Beats per Minute film about Aids activism

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Podcast

Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene

The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker

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LGBTQ

First-ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art opens in Taiwan

Exhibition marks country's May ruling setting stage to legalise gay marriage

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Exhibitions

Muholi defies stigma and stereotypes at the Stedelijk

Around 80 pictures spanning over a decade are on display in Amsterdam

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LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists warn against the appropriation of queer imagery by straight artists

As the "gay aesthetic" goes mainstream who should owns queer culture?

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LGBTQ

Emin slams Russia over gay rights

Moscow’s Ekaterina Cultural Foundation is set to host a retrospective of the Young British Artists

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October 2013

Married same-sex couples to get art tax breaks

Museums could benefit, as well as spouses who inherit works

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AIDS

'Sexuality, Politics and Protest': The Frieze talk on activism after AIDS

Considering why artistic responses to the AIDS crisis are relevant today

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LGBTQ

Gay images censored after Vatican’s legal threat

Gonzalo Orquín received a letter from the Vicariate of Rome

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US politics

Married gay couples to get art tax breaks

Museums could benefit, as well as sponsors

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Discrimination

Museums caught in the crossfire of discrimination in Russia

Conservative and anti-gay campaigns hit museums

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LGBTQ

Anti-gay law clash in Russia may impact Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

Young Russians' art may challenge St Petersburg hate legislation

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Poland

Poland’s National Museum champions gay rights: critics up in arms

“Ars Homo Erotica” exhibition runs 11 June to 5 Septmber

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Exhibitions

Smithsonian to host exhibition of gay art

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will host “Hide-Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” in October

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Second World War

Israel builds first monument to LGBTQ holocaust victims

Work is expected to start next month

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Books

Immortality, Roman style : Hadrian celebrated at the British Museum

Hadrian was a politically savvy, calculating, vicious, lion-hunting, married, gay general in the best tradition

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March 2008

Two new Holocaust memorials for Berlin

Parliament approves final budgets for monuments to homosexuals and Roma and Sinti people murdered by the Nazis

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Collectors

Best of British for Texas as private collectors put their art on display

Kenny Goss and George Michael set to open a gallery in Dallas

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Features

The films of Warhol’s lost lover rediscovered: A documentary on Danny Williams

Esther Robinson’s engrossing movie includes footage of several of Williams’ films

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Film-maker claims Warhol sexuality cover up

Denying the artist’s homosexuality makes his work more saleable, she says

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Pablo Picasso

Contrary to expectation, these books provide new information about and expand our understanding of Picasso and his art

Was Picasso gay?

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Unilever

Unilever withdraws sponsorship fearing the brand would be presented as homophobic

Art or publicity stunt?

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LGBTQ

Queens in their castles: Photographic studies of gay men’s homes

Tom Atwood's new book reviewed

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What's on

From superpower to no power this week in New York

Silly season in New York brings mobsters out on the town, gay-makeovers for the men of America and 80s disco to Kenny Schacter’s new gallery

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

LGBT photography collection grows at the Guggenheim

A large archive of George Platt Lynes photographs, including portraits, fashion shots and homo-erotic studies, joins the Mapplethorpe bequest

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Guido Reni

Books: Guido Reni, loved by the Victorians, despised by modernists and purists

Reni is in for a late twentieth-century treatment as political activist and secretly gay