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Queer Pressure is a collective of queer-identifying djs, artists, performers and more who seek to promote queer art and creation. Queer Pressure is explicitly political and began as a DIY project by Sarah Akawa (Saint Saunter) and DJ Boyfrrriend.  

This collaboration seeks to curate a better nightlife community for queer people in Madison, WI. We seek to push the boundaries of homo-normativity and create events for and by queer people.  

Events hosted by Queer Pressure are political and intentional spaces for members of the LGBTQ+ community guided by ethics: predatory behavior is not tolerated, racism/classism is actively opposed, all gender expressions are welcomed & affirmed, venues are wheelchair accessible, feedback/suggestions are welcome. 

Events held with support by Queer Pressure encourage safe(r) space practices including wheelchair accessibility, gender neutral bathrooms, and leadership by queer people in the planning and development of events.