The Alternative Queen’s Christmas Message from Dan Glass, UK Activist Of The Year – Sexual Freedom Awards

A QUEEN’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 

A Queen’s Christmas Message from Jeremy Goldstein for LAP on Vimeo.

Created by Dan Glass, Jeremy Goldstein, and Daniel Saul with David Stuart at 56 Dean Street

From Emmeline Pankhurst to Marsha P Johnson and ACT UP London, this 4-minute film celebrates the power of the individual to incite change through community activism.

Dan Glass says: “In 2017, we continued our journey towards equality, love and sexual freedom through celebrated acts of triumph and resistance. In 2018, we mark 30 years since the hated Clause 28 was passed, and the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. More than ever, our hard-won freedoms and civil liberties are now under attack, so please support this important message and help our unique take on a Christmas Classic go viral.”

Jeremy Goldstein says: “I am super proud to launch ‘A Queen’s Christmas Message’ with ACT UP London. In the words of Penny Arcade ‘hitting like on Facebook is not activism’ so as we enter 2018, let’s be vigilant, and do what we can to combat stigma and the rising tide of fascism. Small acts of wonder, humour and defiance really can change the world, so please share this short film to increase awareness, joy and happiness in 2018.”

Dan Glass is among the UK’s most prominent LGBTQI and HIV activists campaigning hard for over a decade to combat stigma and to improve services for queer Londoners in areas such as health, environment, housing, and social justice. In 2014, he revitalised ACT UP London, and in 2015 led the now infamous Beyond UKIP Cabaret pub protest against then UKIP leader Nigel Farage. In 2008 Dan superglued himself to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, in protest over Heathrow Airport’s third runway. His new project ‘Bang Bus’ for ‘Queer Tours of London’ will run throughout 2018.

Jeremy Goldstein is a creative producer and writer whose work has been described as ‘an evocative theatrical wonderland’ (Guardian). He founded London Artists Projects in 2000, winning a number of major theatre awards for newly commissioned work. In 2012 Jeremy was named in Time Out as among the 100 most influential people in UK culture for ‘proving political theatre can be fun and outrageous’. In 2018 Jeremy’s new show ‘Truth to Power Café’ will tour the UK and internationally.