Del LaGrace Volcano moved to the UK in the 80s and spent 26 years there photographing prides, marches, and everything about gender performativity and ambiguity in the face of the AIDS crisis, Section 28, the rising third wave of feminism and much more.
“The late 1980s and 90s were amazing times. It felt especially important to be visible in the UK. There was Section 28, the Aids epidemic, and Nelson Mandela was set free. Performing our pleasure with each other, our bodies, our genders, daily life – not just for a weekend Pride party – has always been my modus operandi.”
“Being queer back then meant being in-your-face, out, loud, proud, unapologetic. We would scale tall buildings [and make photographs on the rooftops]. We saw ourselves as shockingly sexy and subversive superheroes.”
Source - https://www.bjp-online.com/2019/06/any-answers-del-lagrace-volcano/
Photo - Lesbian Herstory Archives