Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Queer artist's “I Love Lupe” video censored
Artist Alma Lopez documents the controversy about her queer “Our Lady” in the new video “I Love Lupe” -- but Facebook won’t let you see it.
A few minutes ago Facebook blocked me from posting a link to the Alma Lopez video. I got a message warning, “You are trying to post content on Facebook that has been marked as abusive.” (Update: Facebook allowed me to it!)
Originally I included the video in today’s post “Blasphemy update: Queer Our Lady artist thanks supporters,” but I separated out when it got blocked.
You can see the trailer above, on YouTube or at AlmaLopez.net -- but not on Facebook. I will ask Facebook to lift the block, and I'll let you know what happens.
I suspect this is part of the censorship campaign waged against Lopez by conservatives who use Christianity as a weapon against LGBT people.
The 46-minute video features a round-table conversation with Chicana artists Ester Hernandez and Yolanda M. Lopez. For the first time, all three artists discuss their controversial Guadalupes. The video is included with the new book, “Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez's Irreverent Apparition,” co-edited by Lopez and Alicia Gaspar de Alba.