Celebrating queerness

Highlighting LGBTQ+ Artists

The Queer Experience

If I have to change my lifestyle, I don't want to live.

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Self Portrait’ 1988
Robert Mapplethorpe
Self Portrait 1988
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.

Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi, ‘Flesh II’ 2005
Zanele Muholi
Flesh II 2005
Tate
© Zanele Muholi

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1986
Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait 1986
Tate
© 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

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In the galleries

Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Keith Haring’ 1984

Visit QUEER displays and Exhibitions

See LGBTQ+ artists take centre stage in Keith Haring, Zanele Muholi and Andy Warhol

Hilary Lloyd, ‘One Minute of Water’ 1999

Take a QUEER WALK THROUGH BRITISH ART

Explore how members of the LGBTQ+ community respond to artworks on display at Tate Britain

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