Signal boost for Julio Salgado, a talented queer and undocumented artist now living in the Bay Area.
In his own words:
“I am UndocuQueer!” is an art project in conjunction with the Undocumented Queer Youth Collective and the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) that aims to give us undocumented queers more of a presence in the discussion of migrant rights.
If you want your own “I am UndocuQueer!” image, message me a photograph from the waist up of yourself and a quote telling us what it means to be both undocumented and queer to you to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These images also serve as a great way to fundraise for your organization. I can e-mail you higher resolution versions so you can print them and sell them. Hit me up if you’re interested for this option as well.
I don’t know what to think about the truncation of undocumented and queer into “undocuqueer.” I also don’t think that either identity is permanently immutable, regardless of what “legal experts” want us to believe. Sexuality is fluid as is the political categorization of people into legal and illegal. But there is no doubt that Julio is talented and I support his work
Visit his Tumblr here (that is if it is not down due to SOPA).