Fleur Pierets is a Belgian artist and award winning LGBTQ+ activist whose work questions the construction and mainstream understanding of queer identity. She is the founding editor of Et Alors? Magazine, an online publicationdevoted to LGBTQ+ politics, fashion, identity, and other issues.
In 2017, she and her wife, Julian Boom came up with the idea for a performance art project in which they would get married in every country that had legalized same-sex marriage (22 when they started the project, now 28). After four countries, Julian was diagnosed with brain cancer and died approximately six weeks later, on January 22, 2018.
Fleur wrote a book called “Julian” about the work she and her wife did as a female artist couple and the devastation that comes with losing the love of your life. The book has been published in September 2019 by Dutch publisher Das Mag.
US publisher 6ft. Press launched the first part of her two-volume children’s book series “Love Around the World” in which Fleur and Julian fulfil the dream of their beautiful project. They travel to Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the United States, learning the fascinating traditions and customs and peculiarities surrounding marriage in each country.
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