ARTISTIC INQUEERIES:  Artist & Vendor Highlights!

Meet Samantha Bounkeua and Jeffrey Anthony, the creative geniuses behind Harbor Lighthouse Studios!

Samantha and Jeffrey describe Harbor Lighthouse Studios as a full service music publishing company that works to establish a more equitable musicians' middle class.

Samantha, who also performs as RogueViolin, could be found at Artistic InQUEERies playing several hyponotic sets in the Haunted Hands gallery! Samantha was classically trained at the internationally competitive Oberlin Conservatory. Samantha was recently awarded a 2019 grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona to complete an album about queer subculture, and has been commissioned to write music for the Binational Encuentro (an event about the female migratory experience), ChamberLab, LuftBassoon, Hawkins Dance Company and more. In 2015, Samantha began her position as the personal assistant and project manager to Tim Collins, one of the world's most recognized rock band managers and former manager to Aerosmith and Steven Tyler.

A Studio and Jazz graduate from University of Miami, Jeffrey Anthony, is an internationally sought performer, recording on over a hundred records and on hit songs with artists such as Sheryl Crow, with over a billion listeners. An early employee at SavageBeast Technologies, Jeffrey worked on the nascent Music Genome Project, which evolved into what is now known as Pandora Radio. Having analyzed over 100,000 songs for the Music Genome Project, Jeffrey has unprecedented insight into the very DNA of song structure and song production.

Learn more about Harbor Lighthouse Studios here, or visit their Instagram and Facebook pages!

Pictured here is Lino Arruda, a fabulous featured artist at Artistic InQUEERies!

Lino is a transmasculine Brazilian researcher and graphic novel artist. Alongside a network of autonomous publishers, he collaborates in "Fracassando: edições precárias" (Failing: precarious editions), which is a DIY project for archiving, producing, translating and distributing Latin-America comic zines with a focus on LGBTTQA self-representation. Lino's drawings, watercolors and etchings depict hybrid bodies that blend together disabled, trans* and animal becomings. His autobiographic graphic novel "Monstrans: Experiencing Horrormones" is upcoming through Itaú Cultural publisher.

You can learn more about Lino and his work by visiting his website, or check out his Instagram
iLGBTS wishes to thank Rebecca Nicole Summers!

We are in deep appreciation of Rebecca Nicole Summers, undergraduate student, who serves as the Eco Representative for Historic Lane (a student organization that  includes three of the university's oldest dorms: Gila, Maricopa, and Yuma). Rebecca recently organized a clothes drive at each dorm to benefit the Queer Closet!! Rebecca also took the time to give her testimonial:

"A little bit about me is my major is Family Studies and Human Development with a minor in Adolescents, Community, and Education.  One of my main goals in life is to spread awareness of positivity and inclusion, and Closet Deposit was a small way I could do that here at the U of A!"

The Institute thanks you, Rebecca!

Queer Conexiones: This Week!
Check out the Lighthouse Project's Winter Clothing Swap!
Image text reads: The Lighthouse Project Winter Clothing Swap. Thursday & Tuesday 12/12 & 12/17, 2PM-4PM. Bring garments IN to swap OUT!
NYE Queer Dance Party: Reveal Your Kink 2020

Tuesday, Dec. 31st
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
191 Toole | 191 E Toole Ave
6.00 admission, 21+ only

Join Fluxx Productions and 191 Toole to ring in the new year! The evening will include 5 DJs, kinky photobooth, Fuego-go dancers, and a midnight toast! Fetish kink attire is welcomed. 

Read more about this event and purchase tickets here
Tucson GLBT Commission is seeking new board members! Apply now!

Learn more about the Tucson GLBT Commission here. Submit your application for board membership here

Mark Your Calendar!
Aging Successfully: Issues and Needs of LGBTQ Older Adults

Image description: Black and white photograph of building with vibrant, pride flag waving in the center. Image text reads: Aging Successfully: Issues and Needs of LGBTQ+ Older Adults Ages 55+. January 31, 2020. 8:30AM - 4:00PM. UofA, ENR2, Rm S107. Keynote Speaker: Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen. All Ages Welcome! Free Lunch!
Check out Ladytowne Live at Congress!

image description: person with long fur coat standing behind a microphone, speaking with a mauve curtain behind them, and two additional microphones next to them. Image text reads: Ladytown Live at Congress (your fav live & local feminist talk/variety show). January 9, 7PM doors. Find more information about this event  here.

Image text reads: We're taking a break! Tune in 1.13.20 for our next issues of iLGBTS News! We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
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