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The Quickdraw Animation Society is excited to present a quarterly screening series and publication exploring the role of LGBTQ2S+ artists and subjects throughout animation history.

Join us on August 27 at 7pm for our inaugural screening: On LGBTQ2S+ Animation: North American Popular Animation, at the Calgary Central Library. We’ll be screening a series of shorts and handing out free zines to accompany the films.

This first publication focuses on North American animation, with an essay by May G N on Representations of Queerness in Animation, along with Colin Gallant’s “mini-festo” Seizure of Representation By Hostile Means.

This screening is free and open to the public. The films may contain mature themes, images and subject matter.

More info on the screening series:

Representations of queerness are increasingly common in independent animation, and have been making headway in mainstream animation in recent years, but the history of those representations—and especially of artists who identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community—is a sadly underexplored topic. In uncovering the stories of LGBTQ2S+ films and filmmakers and sharing them with our audience, we hope to promote a richer understanding of the diverse voices that have contributed to the history of animation, and to create an opening for other artists, writers, and animation fans to continue telling those stories.
The “On LGBTQ2S+ Animation” project consists of four screenings throughout 2019, each exploring a theme related to LGBTQ2S+ animation and accompanied by a free zine expanding on threads inspired by a collection of animated shorts.