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New York 2019-07-19: QUEER TIGER BEAT

Nikki Palumbo and Gwynna Forgham-Thrift are two queer adults hosting a teen magazine-turned-standup comedy show! This month’s issue features the very funny and hunky Jes Tom (Caroline’s), Eva Victor (Comedy Central), Lorena Russi (Late Show), Carolyn Bergier (Dyking Out), Mila Myles (them.), and Taylor Ortega (Disney).

http://www.purplepass.com/qtb0719

Use code HUNK for $2 off online tickets


Nikki Palumbo & Gwynna Forgham-Thrift are NYC-based comedians who have written and performed for UCB (Maude Night & The Queerball Sketch Show!), Reductress, Above Average, and Dyke Power(point).

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Brooklyn, NY 2019-07-10: Saturn Returned – a happy hour gathering for queer women age 30+

Saturn Returned is a new happy hour gathering for queer women age 30 and up. Meet people, make friends, chat with a cutie, be home by 10pm.

The first Saturn Returned was a big success, so we’re back and ready to turn up! This time we’re got Robinette Jones on the turntables, and we’re raffling off a sexy goodie bag courtesy of Babeland! All raffle proceeds go to the Yellowhammer Abortion Fund.

New York offers a variety of queer events, but it can be hard to find a party that starts before 10pm — most of us have work in the morning and need our beauty rest. When you do get out to the party, you typically encounter a gaggle of fresh-faced adorable gays who don’t remember when MTV played music videos. Bless them, but it can be alienating for us more seasoned folks.

This party is for any queer-identified women (and queer-ID’d folks who date us) over the age of 30! That includes lesbian, bi, pan, queer, trans, non-binary, gender expansive, butch, femme, etc and anywhere in between.

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NYC 2019-08-17: My Body, My Home

“My body, my home” is an ACLU fundraiser organized in response to the recent passage of laws strictly limiting abortion rights in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and Ohio.
We invite the artists to explore the idea of personal autonomy and what it has meant to them- what does it mean to have the government give you “rights” over your own body? What does it mean when they are taken away? The event will be a series of dance and spoken word performances followed by a raffle, mingling, and lots of snacks.

The event is organized by queer contemporary dance project spacejunkdance. You can check out their webside at www.spacejunkdance.com or their instagram at @spacejunkdance.

Come join us at 5pm on Saturday, August 17th for food and drinks, good conversation, good art, and a good cause. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Also, if anyone on here is interested in presenting any art they’ve been working on or adding something to one of our raffle baskets, let us know!

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Palo Alto, CA 2019-06-14: Bay Area Pride Picnic/Potluck

Looking for more queer community in the Bay Area and want a sober space to celebrate pride?? Come join us at Heritage Park in Palo Alto for a potluck style picnic. We will be setting up in the local park and will have games and music. Check out the link to our original event page here: https://www.meetup.com/Book-Club-Dropouts/events/262244360/ . Hope to see you there!

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San Francisco 2019-06-21: Pride Month Hangout and Show

Hi! Join us for a fun hang out to celebrate Pride month before the big festivities begin the week after. We will be out on the back patio at El Rio for a few hours before we go see the pride show put on by Infinite Wrench. This show will feature plays written and performed by queer and trans members of the troupe, and is guaranteed to be a fun time. Join us at the bar, at the show, or at both! Be forewarned about infinite wrench, it will sell out for sure, so if interested, make sure to get your ticket ASAP!

Infinite Wrench Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infinite-pride-tickets-62385656177

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New York 2019-06-21: QUEER TIGER BEAT

Nikki Palumbo and Gwynna Forgham-Thrift are two queer adults hosting a teen magazine-turned-comedy show!

This month’s very special PRIDE ISSUE features the very funny and hunky

Wanjiko Eke (Limestone Comedy Festival)
Alex Song (Tonight Show)
Lorena Russi (Late Show)
Jessica Henderson (UCB)
Mila Myles (them.)
Taylor Ortega (HBO, TruTV)

http://www.purplepass.com/qtb0621

Nikki Palumbo & Gwynna Forgham-Thrift are NYC-based comedians who have written and performed for UCB (Maude Night & The Queerball Sketch Show!), Reductress, Above Average, and Dyke Power(point).

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New York, NY 6/28: World Pride Shabbat

Start Pride Weekend off right with the most fabulous Shabbat dinner of the year! Join our Jewish LGBTQ+ friends and family from around the globe as we come together to celebrate World Pride, and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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Los Angeles, CA 6/8: Dyke Day LA

Join us for the 2019 Dyke Day FREE Pride Picnic in the park! Dyke Day’s mission is to unify our diverse dyke, trans, non-binary, queer community and its allies through community gatherings that celebrate diversity, visibility, inclusivity, and intergenerational participation.

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Brooklyn 2019-05-14: The Lesbian Agenda, A Variety Show

Did you hear that lesbians are taking over the world? Well, when they’re not getting killed off on TV shows or busy playing with their hairless felines!

Sophie Santos brings you her Agenda™ with this banging variety show featuring the best lez, bi and queer comedians* of all time. Buckle up those Birkenstocks ladies… she’s got big plans.

*lineup may include straights if they are very, very funny and/or were raised by two moms.

This month’s lineup includes Ali Kolbert (The Tonight Show), Carolyn Bergier (Dyking Out), Free the Mind, and Rachel Joravsky (Reductress)!

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New York, NY 2019-05-04: The Way That We Live: An L Word LARPing Party

Q: What is the L Word** and why are we LARPing about it?
A: If you’ve never seen the iconic, important, drama-infused, and at times problematic** television show about West Hollywood lesbians living, laughing, learning, loving, etc., it’s not too late – and it’s on Netflix! Autostraddle has a helpful guide on how to ease in (https://tinyurl.com/y424w74s). If you’re familiar with the program, you may also know that the series will be relaunched sometime in the near-ish future. We LARP to celebrate and lampoon this vanguard of lesbian representation before it is unleashed upon the world again!

Q: When? Where? How much?
A: Saturday, May 4 | The Starliner – 1446 Myrtle Ave.
5 bux in advance / 10 bux day-of and at the door.
Get yr tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/yys3wzyu
All proceeds go to the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project ♥

Q: What’s gonna happen?
8:30 PM – DJ Disco Bruja + L Word Trivia w/ Lily Marotta and Minnie Bennett
10 PM – Dance party w/ host/comedian/L Word commentator Jess Henderson
+ DJs flipphone, elosi + more
All night: queers, dancing, cruising, larping.

Q: What is LARPING?
A: Technically it means live action role play. In this case, it means come as your favorite L word character, element, or lesbian abstraction (Bette, Alice, a leather cuff, a couple’s therapist, whatever!)

Q: What should you wear?
A: LARP MEANS LARP, Y’ALL! Costumes required! Come as your favorite core cast member, that throwback deep cut cameo from season 2, or that side character you wished made it into regular rotation. Early aughts lesbians in southern California? The possibilities are endless!:
https://www.autostraddle.com/31-most-iconic-l-word-outfits-ranked-by-incandescence-439178/
https://www.pride.com/lesbian/2016/6/09/45-most-unbelievable-outfits-l-word
http://gomag.com/article/i-dressed-as-a-different-l-word-character-every-day-of-halloween-week-this-is-what-happened/

Q: Who is invited?
A: If you love/feel some kinda way about The L Word, you’re invited! (queers, allies, everybody! but please understand and be respectful that this is a queer party, so come correct.)

Q: How can you stay informed/see gay memes until the event on May 4?
A: RSVP on this here Facebook event.
Buy your tickets here: https://lwordlarp.brownpapertickets.com/
Follow us on the gram: https://www.instagram.com/THE_WAY_THAT_WE_LIVE/

Please spread the word to your friends, lovers, and frenemies!!
See you on May 4 ♥

LLLLLLLLL,
The Board of the CAC
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**When the L Word began airing in 2004, it was, for some queer women, the first time we saw ourselves writ large. Or, at least, it was one of the first times we saw our friendships, romances, traumas, and heartbreaks on television, with storylines that did not end exclusively in tragedy or a nunnery. It was big and important and over the top and a huge part of some folks’ early queer lives.

The L Word was also highly problematic, heavily focused on a white cis woman experience within an elite socioeconomic class, often complicit in blatant racist and transphobic messaging, and suffered for its exclusion of the queer experience of people outside of a wealthy West Hollywood lesbian community. This event seeks to celebrate the parts of the L word we wish to keep – the LOLs, the drama, the characters and moments that made us feel connected and seen. And to critique and leave behind the parts that made queer folx feel anything less than loved and lifted up. Lez do this ♥

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Manhattan 2019-05-08: Fyre and Rain

Fyre and Rain is a three-act play about the sh*tshow that was Fyre Festival. Written by stand up comedian, Veronica Garza, Fyre and Rain takes you back to 2017, and presents a fictitious account of the hype around what was dubbed ‘the new Coachella’. Starring Sarah Kennedy, Sarah Hartshorne, Bobby Hankinson and Calvin Cato.

And who knows-Ja Rule MIGHT be there (but seriously, he won’t be there)!

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San Francisco 2019-05-28: Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand (D.E.B.S.)

Introducing, the first ever Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand!!!

Comedians Dominique Gelin (https://dominiquegelin.com/), Irene Tu (http://irenetu.com/), & Nori Reed (https://www.norireed.com/) of the East Bay’s Man Haters Comedy Show will be doing some live commentary to lesbian classic D.E.B.S.

D.E.B.S. is both one of the greatest lesbian movies and greatest superhero movies of all time. It’s campy as all heck and super low-budget (Angela Robinson made it for $300,000) but it’s a masterpiece. It also stars Holland Taylor name-checking Jodie Foster. -Heather Hogan (Autostraddle.com)

What more could you ever want?

Seriously folks, please come out (pun intended) and support queer comics & queer content & maybe we can do this again!