Tell me about the first LGBTQ person whom you met. What impact did they have on your life?
I was scared of him. I was only ten so I believed the lies I’d heard of the LGBTQ community. As I grew, that fear turned into pride and a desire to never hide myself away again. He lost almost everybody when he came out, and I want to be part of the generation that ensures that never happens to anybody ever again. I suppose it’s also my way to apologize to him, since I can’t do it in person.
The FIERCE! International Queer Burlesque Festival returns home to Pittsburgh for its fifth year of celebrating the fusion of queer identity and the art of burlesque. We had a chance to talk with founder and Pittsburgh resident, Andrea Varela aka Viva Valezz. Note: we are pleased to be the official Social Media Sponsor for this […]
This movie screens in advance of the ReelQ Film Festival. It looks terrific. Reel Q is proud to present our 30th Anniversary fundraiser, featuring legendary SF filmmaker and host: Peaches Christ! Join us October 8, 2015 for an unforgettable evening of special performances by Peaches Christ, Vinsantos, Janet Granite and Bambi Deerest followed by a […]