A Conversation on Civic Engagement, Drag & the Arts

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A Conversation on Civic Engagement, Drag & the Arts

Join the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art for an evening of art, activism, voter education and awareness in partnership with Drag Out the Vote!

By Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

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Monday, June 5 · 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT


Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster St. New York, NY 10013

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In partnership with Drag Out the Vote, join us at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art for an evening of art, activism, voter education and awareness.

Drag Out the Vote and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art bring together Elisa Crespo, Anne Lieberman, Judy Giera, and Chanel Lopez, with drag queen and DOTV national co-chair Brita Filter moderating. This constellation of speakers discuss how civic engagement and activism, formal or indirect, weave together the fabric of drag and queer artistry.

Elisa Crespo (she/her), Executive Director of the New Pride Agenda, is a transgender Latina, advocate, and former public servant who has fought to promote civic engagement and elevate the LGBTQ community’s voice in halls of power.

Anne Lieberman (they/them) is an organizer, sport policy nerd and lifelong athlete. Anne serves as the Director of Policy and Programs for Athlete Ally, the leading nonprofit organization working to dismantle the structures of oppression that isolate, exclude and endanger LGBTQI+ people in sport.

Judy Giera (she/her) is a Brooklyn based visual artist and arts worker. Judy serves as the Collections Manager for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art where she oversees the care of roughly 25,000 objects amassed in the holdings of the only dedicated museum to queer art in the world.

Chanel Lopez (she/her) is the Deputy Director of LGBTQ+ Affairs for Governor Kathy Hochul for the NYS Executive Chamber. Prior to this role, Chanel served as the Transgender Communities Liaison for the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Brita Filter (she/her) is a world-renowned drag entertainer and political activist who uses her art and activism of drag to engage people in the political process. She is the National Co-Chair of Drag Out the Vote, starred in Fusion TV’s reality series Shade: Queens of NYC, and rose to international notoriety after competing on season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

This evening is an occasion to gather, listen, and celebrate Pride in the museum, located at 26 Wooster Street | New York, NY 10013. Event is free of charge but space is limited.


This event will take place at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art located at 26 Wooster Street | New York, NY 10013. This event will be filmed for archival and sharing purposes.

CART and ASL will be provided for this event.

Refreshments will be offered. 5 external steps lead to our entrance doors: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible, and a single-occupancy accessible restroom is located behind the visitor experience desk: all restrooms are gender-neutral. Large print didactics are available. For these services and any other questions, requests, or suggestions regarding accessibility, please email info@leslielohman.org or call (212) 431-2609

Learn more about the Leslie-Lohman Museum here.

About the organizer

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (LLMA) is the only art museum in the world dedicated to artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. With a collection that includes over 25,000 objects spanning three centuries of queer art, LLMA embraces the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences.

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is supported by transformational funding from the Mellon Foundation, in addition to generous funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Innovative programmatic support is provided by the Achilles Family Fund; Booth Ferris Foundation; Keith Haring Foundation; and the Henry Luce Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Individual support is proudly provided by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art's Board of Trustees and Global Ambassadors.

A special thank you to The Harter Foundation for their continued support of the LLMA Archive.

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