Joe LeBlanc, the Conference Chair and founder of the Butch Voices Conference August 20-23, 2009, told me about the conference almost a year ago and I loved the idea. Watching it develop since October has been really incredible. What began as the germ of an idea has become something really big and amazing. If you can road trip or take a last-minute change of plans and go to this conference you absolutely MUST. The Femme Conference changed my life--I can only imagine how incredible Butch Voices will be.
Whenever I see the abbreviation STD (Save the Date) it makes me giggle. But that’s what I’m asking you all to do, gentle readers in NYC or Philly or coming to visit either of those places. STD in a totally non disease way.
TOMORROW! Friday, March 18, 2011 * Brooklyn, NY
Nogga Schwartz Presents
TaTa Titty Party and Houseboy Raffle
8PM-3AM Dancing * $5-$10 sliding scale
Marilyn Mansion: 326 E. 17th St, Brooklyn, NY (Ditmas Park)
It’s going to be a blast! More info on my calendar page!
I am super excited to be presenting a workshop and performing at this awesome conference. I’ve been prepping this workshop for a couple of college engagements I have coming up. And my performance will be Lesbolesque, which is not an act I perform very often, so if you’re in the area come check it out!
Saturday, March 26, 2011 * Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore Queer and Trans Conference 2011
2PM Workshop / 9PM Performance * Open to the Public
Register here & check out the rest of the amazing schedule!
Workshop: (Kohlberg, Scheuer Room), Swarthmore College
Peformance: (Olde Club)
2:00pm – “Love for EveryBODY” – Workshop with Bevin Branlandingham In a fatphobic society it is a radical act for anyone to love their body. This interactive, humorous and tender workshop provides a safe space for people of all body types, sizes, sexualities, gender expressions and abilities to explore learning to love your body as it is. Body liberation activism, Health at Every Size, and using movement and fashion to improve self-esteem will be discussed.(Kohlberg, Scheuer Room)
9:00pm – Performance Night with Bevin Brandlandingham, the Lost Bois and DJ Shomi Noise (Olde Club)
Upcoming Rebel Cupcakes: April 14th and May 12th (my big 1 year Rebel Cupcake anniversary!). More info on the Rebel Cupcake page.
And Save the Date! More info will be edited and revealed but I want to make sure folks know about this!Saturday, May 14, 2011 * New York, NY
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme Anthology NYC Launch Party
8PM-2AM Dancing; readings/performances in two parts beginning 8ish * $5-$15 sliding scale
Late night dancing til 2a
Stonewall: 59 Christopher Street, NYC
Bevin joins the publisher and editors of the new anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme to produce an extraordinary launch party in the way queers celebrate our identities–dancing, performing and mingling. Books will be on sale and authors will read brief highlights from their passages. Plus the sound stylings of the fabulous Canadian Rae Spoon.