Originated in 1989 for NYC Pride by Lori E. Seid and reprinted today for it's 30th Anniversary.
"At the end of the 80's I saw a separation of our community starting thru 'identity politics'
In response I wondered why we all couldn't be QUEER.
GENERIC QUEER was born at that moment.
With the sharpie I had in pocket (all activists carry tools!)
I sketched out GENERIC QUEER on the back of a handout.
My buddy Liz N made signs for herself, Kate Huh and Andrea Wiesen.
Dona Ann McAdams made a gorgeous photograph of us in this, the very beginning of the GENERIC QUEER movement.
I produced and sold the t-shirt at the following years’ NYC Gay Pride March
Many people were really angry at the self imposed word QUEER.
But many others understood and agreed.
On this 30th Anniversary, in collaboration with artist and activist Charlie Welch, I am very proud of this reissue of GENERIC QUEER."
- Lori E. Seid (May 2019)
A portion of the profits will go to the ACLU to help continue with all the great work they do.
Hand screened t-shirt.
Gilden 100% preshrunk cotton. White shirt black ink. 7/8" seamless collar. Double-needle stitching throughout and taped shoulder-to-shoulder.
S: Men 34-36 / Women 4-6
M: Men 38-40 / Women 8-10
L: Men 42-44 / Women 12-14
XL: Men 46-48 / Women 16-18
2XL: Men 50-52 / Women 20-22
Dona Ann McAdams / NYC Gay Pride 1989
Efran Gonzalez / NYC Gay Pride 1989
Aline Allegra / NYC Gay Pride 1990