Commie Pinko Fag Art Project
The Red Scare, the Pink Scare and the Homosexual Agenda
‘Commie pinko fag’ has long been derisive slang for politically leftist individuals (seen as socialist, communist sympathizers), and suggests an effete and effeminate nature. The term grew out of the post-Communist Revolution fears in the 20s, the McCarthy-era Red Scare of the 40s and 50s, and Lavender/Pink Scare of the 50s.
Similar irrational fears exist today which play out within the political and cultural landscape in the fight against equal rights for gay, lesbian, transgender and queer peoples. Through Commie Pinko Fag, an on-going art project, my goal is to examine historical and current cultural perceptions and persecution of queers.
I will document my art, inspirations and source materials in an online blog. Visit the Commie Pinko Fag website for more information.