“I am a gay man above all else.” -Larry Kramer.
In that spirit, I’m Leo Herrera, a gay artist and activist. Here are my resolutions for gay family in 2016 and beyond.
Make Gay Art
We need gay artists to write, paint, dance, sing OUR stories. Ourlegacy of subversive and sexual art changed our world, educated generations and even made money. AIDS took so many of these artists but our new Mapplethorpes are out there, they just need encouragement and examples. Stop talking about that painting or book you want to make and just do it, even if it won’t sell or be published. Make it with honesty for a gay audience and you’ll always have support, no matter how inconsequential you fear it might be.