Anti-gun Lesbians? Feds Fund “Art.” Your Tax Dollars At Work: NEA grants prove perversion pays.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
A play about food stamps, a performance by a San Francisco drag queen, and the production of Cocked, the tale of two anti-gun lesbians, each made the list of projects backed by the taxpayer-funded National Endowment of the Arts.
The agency announced its first round of grants for fiscal year 2016 last week. Projects include “sustainable” housing for struggling artists and a mural by an artist who painted portraits for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.
Taxpayers were billed $10,000 to support the “world premiere” of Cocked, a play by Sarah Gubbins.
“The play follows the relationship between a Caucasian woman from rural Iowa and her African-American girlfriend, who are staunchly opposed to gun ownership,” the description for the project reads. “When a family member arrives unexpectedly to stay in their Chicago condominium, their position corrodes as new discoveries surface and the lines between safety and protection are blurred.”
Gubbins’s previous works include I Am Bradley Manning and The Kid Thing, which examined the “effect on two lesbian couples of one couple’s pregnancy” and premiered at the fifth annual “Summer Pride Festival of LGBT performances” in Randolph, Vt.
Part of a $30,000 grant is going to the ODC Theater in San Francisco for a mini-series entitled “Gender in Transition” by the drag queen Monique Jenkinson.
Jenkinson’s alter ego is “Fauxnique,” who was “born out of the scene at Trannyshack.”
“Jenkinson emerged out of a feminist, postmodern, improvisational dance and choreographic lineage at Bennington College, but grew toward a tradition of radical queer performance that uses glamour, excess, and drag to entertain, transcend and horrify,” according to her website. A clip from a past show can be viewed here. …
The New York City premiere of Smart People, a play set in a Harvard faculty lounge, is costing taxpayers $30,000.
“Set against the backdrop of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, the play follows a racially diverse group of Harvard intellectuals who interact personally and professionally for several years, each confronting issues of racial bias and stereotyping,” the description for the project said. …
Other similar projects included $10,000 for a July 2016 festival for LGBT singing groups who will appear in a “flash mob” in Denver; $10,000 for an LGBT film festival in San Francisco; and $55,000 for the Feminist Press at the City University of New York to digitize classic LGBT titles.…
A series of plays in Los Angeles about food stamps is costing $10,000, while the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C., received $25,000.
Deferred Action, a play based on the president’s executive action to grant work permits to young illegal aliens, received $40,000. The funding is also going towards immigration education and outreach activities in Dallas.
Minneapolis will display a series of climate change-themed public art installations, which cost $20,000. An art installation made out of solar panels for the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati will cost $30,000.
Fascinating! If you can think of a better use for your tax money, I’d like to see it.
Hello, Congressional Oversight?
I can just hear some of you bitter clingers out there whining that we shouldn’t be throwing our money down these PC ratholes. Can you imagine what a loss that would be the culture?