This second edition of the book offers an even more diverse image of how queer art can manifest. Photograph captions and concise essays spread through the book look towards a holistic view of these histories. Speaking to Stanford News, Meyer sets his intention for the book is part archive of visual protest and part protest itself. He says, “Let’s resist the pull towards normalization” – which is echoed by the artists featured.
Meyer explains queer culture allows the infiltration of high and low art spaces, which is often linked to breaking down class structures. Whilst there remains a contradiction that presenting and consuming art through our money-based system cannot truly be detached from high and low cultural spheres, this rose-tinted book enters the world of art history to militantly write (and fight) from inside the system.