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Strange Perfume will be back in 2019 for the 3rd Edition of the

Queer Culture Book fair at the


The call for submissions for the 3rd edition of Starnge Perfume at the South London Gallery will be open from the 1st of January until the 3rd of March 2019.

Please do not send submissions before the 1st of January.

The criterias are:   

1. You identify yourself as being Queer*   

 2. You identify yourself as a

Artist, Writer, Artist/Writer Self Publisher, Small Press of Queer Culture, Printer,

Publisher of Queer Culture, Queer Political Group

 Queer individual/group/collective with a Queer project.

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*Why we use the word Queer at Strange Perfume

The following article has been totally stolen from Wiki, but we think this explains

what the word Queer means to us at Strange Perfume and why we use the word Queer.

Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or cisgender. Originally meaning "strange" or "peculiar", queer came to be used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late 19th century. Beginning in the late 1980s, queer scholars and activists began to reclaim the word to establish community and assert an identity distinct from the gay identity.People who reject traditional gender identities and seek a broader and deliberately ambiguous alternative to the label LGBT may describe themselves as queer.

Queer is also increasingly used to describe non-normative (i.e. anti-heteronormative and anti-homonormative) identities and politics. Academic disciplines such as queer theory and queer studies share a general opposition to binarism, normativity, and a perceived lack of intersectionality within the mainstream LGBT movement. Queer arts, queer cultural groups, and queer political groups are examples of expressions of queer identities.

The follwing words are by

Corinne Werder

Teen Vogue, 2016

“Being queer is not about a right to privacy; it is about the freedom to be public, to just be who we are. It means everyday fighting oppression; homophobia, racism, misogyny, the bigotry of religious hypocrites and our own self-hatred. (We have been carefully taught to hate ourselves.) It's about being on the margins, defining ourselves; it's about gender-f*ck and secrets, what's beneath the belt and deep inside the heart; it's about the night.  Being queer is "grassroots" because we know that everyone of us, every body ... every heart ... is a world of pleasure waiting to be explored. Everyone of us is a world of infinite possibility. We are an army because we have to be.  We are an army because we are so powerful.”

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