What was once the ‘love that dare not speak its name’ now seems to never shut up, with ever more queers publishing their own material. Scenting this change in the air, Strange Perfume is a new fair gathering together the wealth of printed matter being produced by queer artists about the LGBTQ experience. Step up to the fragrance counter and sample from a range of stalls featuring books, editions, posters, badges and more, alongside talks and events. It’s a chance to meet other bookish benders at a time when gay bars and clubs are shutting down and the queer experience is being co-opted by mass media. So get off Grindr, say sod off to Scruff, step out into the world and envelope yourself within the Strange Perfume.
Founded by Jordan Taylor and Daniel James Wilkinson.
Text by Paul Clinton..
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