‘Commie Pinko Fag’ has long been derisive slang for politically leftist individuals (seen as socialist, communist sympathizers), suggesting an effete and effeminate nature. The term grew out of the post-Communist Revolution fears in the 20s, the McCarthy-era Red Scare, and Lavender/Pink Scare of the 40s and 50s.
Irrational fears exist still and play out within the global political and cultural landscape in a fight against equality for gay, lesbian, transgender and queer peoples.
Through Commie Pinko Fag, an on-going art project, my goal is to examine current and historical cultural perceptions and persecution of queers. I will document my art, inspirations and source materials on this site.
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