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Mark Duran collection of Queer Nation and Queer Planet materials
2015-14  
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Description
Mark Duran co-founded the San Francisco chapter of Queer Nation, a direct action advocacy organization known for its forceful and anti-assimilationist politics. Inspired by ACT UP but with a broader sense of mission, Queer Nation uses camp, wit, and reclamation of slurs to oppose homophobic violence and increase queer visibility. The collection consists largely of sticker graphics and fliers, with slogans reflecting Queer Nation’s confrontational tactics.
Background
Mark Duran co-founded the San Francisco chapter of Queer Nation, a direct action advocacy organization known for its forceful and anti-assimilationist politics. Inspired by ACT UP but with a broader sense of mission, Queer Nation uses camp, wit, and reclamation of slurs to oppose homophobic violence and increase queer visibility. The organization has no formal hierarchy and has never disbanded, although the San Francisco chapter was active only between 1990 and 1991.
Extent
2 linear feet (one carton, one manuscript box)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.
Availability
English, with a few materials in German and Spanish