'Mo-Wave: Seattle's Queer Music & Arts Festival
We live in an age where pride parades are ubiquitous and queer culture is portrayed across all media outlets. Yet for some, televised and marketed gay culture is a vapid and self-deprecating representation of queerness. In our efforts to matriculate into mainstream American culture, we queers sometimes forget what makes us powerful: our ability to challenge the status quo, to push cultural boundaries, to redefine and set global definitions of art and music. Uninspired by mockeries of reinforced stereotypes, ‘Mo-Wave is an attempt to showcase queers as tastemakers and rule breakers in modern society. Additionally, ‘Mo-Wave aims to highlight the particular flavor that Seattle and the Pacific Northwest offers the rest of American queer culture, both historically and today. The inauguration is coming. April 7-14: Seattle, WA!