4/24: FAR OUT CABARET – Big Gay Livestream Show for LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Relief

Venue: Zoom!

Event Date: April 24, 2020
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm

Host: Carmen Rios

Description: Far Out Cabaret is an interactive night of hilarious gameshows, experimental community experiences, and queer, edgy and provocative performances that push against the status quo. Join us for unforgettable online shenanigans Friday, April 24!

The night will feature performances by A-Camp icon Gia Fagnelli and hip-hop artist and activist Def Sound, a spirited round of the Queer Online Dating Game, and snack + beverage breaks with DIY legend (and longtime Autostraddle contributor) Lu Wooley. Your hosts for the evening will be two unapologetic feminists — former Autostraddle editor and Community Director Carmen Rios and spoken word performer HoneyToes.You are sure to laugh, cry and everything in between. You can participate or just watch and be entertained.

We wanna get silly and far-out with you!

This is a donation-based show with sliding-scale tickets. Please pay all you can to support this event as proceeds from this show will benefit the artists and the relief fund for LGBTQI/BIPOC folks who are being hit hard by COVID19: https://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-relief-fund-for-lgbtqi-bipoc-folks


+ HoneyToes performed her spoken word and one-woman shows on stages in downtown New York for years. She performed and hosted shows as drag king Nikki Silver in the drag king explosion of the 90s. She hosted a feminist sexuality program on Cherry Bomb, and has written two books about sexuality under her given name Amy Jo Goddard: the classic Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men and Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence. She teaches sexual empowerment programs, and delivered her popular TEDx talk Owning Your Sexual Power. She is the director and producer of the forthcoming film At Your Cervix. This feline loving California-New York hybrid has been named one of Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” and Kinkly’s “100 Sex Blogging Superheroes”.

+ Carmen Rios is a feminist writer, broadcaster and movement-builder. She’s currently a Consulting Editor at Ms. and a strategist for The Art of Equal Pay Campaign, as well as the host of Bitch Media’s Popaganda podcast and a contributor at DAME and the Women’s Media Center. Carmen is the former Managing Digital Editor at Ms. and Feminism Editor, Community Director and Social Media Co-Director at Autostraddle, and her writing on gender, class, sexuality, race and social justice has been published by outlets like the Atlantic’s CityLab, BuzzFeed, ElixHER, Feministing, Girlboss, Mic, MEL and Everyday Feminism. She is additionally a co-founder of Webby-nominated Argot Magazine and the former co-host and co-producer of THE BOSSY SHOW. You can find her on Twitter and Insta @carmenriosss.

+ Gia Fagnelli is a multi-media multi-medium creator bridging galaxies of: drag, pole, prose, video art, soundscapes, installation art, + many forms of movement transmitting the amalgam throughout the universe for a uniquely augmented reality ∆ extra•terrestrial gender experiment ∆ intergalactic stripperheaux ∆

+ Def Sound is a hip hop artist, artist, producer, poet & community activist inspired by the genres social justice roots and the vibrant diversity of his community. His work captures the sound of spiritual and political freedom.

+ Lu Wooley is an immigrant rights attorney by day, a DIY maven by night, and an all-around busy bee.

Accessibility Info: All can attend! All you need is an Internet connection. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide live captions or translations or auditory descriptions of the show.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/far-out-cabaret-tickets-102609854838
Sliding scale tickets available. Please give as much as you’re able — all sales go directly to participating artists and the COVID-19 relief fund.

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

Carmen has written 919 articles for us.

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