#QueerHeroes Day 8 – Tourmaline

#QueerHeroes Day 8
Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a queer transgender filmmaker whose work examines the “the capacity of black queer/trans social life to impact the world while living what is simultaneously an invisible—and hypervisible—existence.”

Her films highlight the every day acts of creativity and rebellion that can build to make a movement.

One of her films, “Happy Birthday, Marsha!”, imagines the hours leading up to Marsha P. Johnson’s infamous night at Stonewall.

Set in 1855, “Salacia” tells the story of a trans woman named Mary Jones, who lives in the free black community of Seneca (which was torn down to build Central Park).

Tourmaline’s creativity combined with the tapestry of histories that inspire her work is a force of queer pride.

New Yorkers can catch her latest work—”Salacia”—at the High Line every day at dusk, running on a loop until July 3rd.

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