Say My Name
Thursday, October 6th, 2011, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Delancey Lounge, New York, NY
Despite the advances we have made in New York for the LGBT community, parts of this country still harbor a resentment against such individuals and freely allow discrimination against them. “Say My Name” is a benefit show being held because of such prejudices. Aaron Haro, a transgendered male, was recently fired from his new job. When pressing his employer as to why he was released, he was told that “the company hadn't interviewed ‘Aaron’, but rather [his] legal female name, and that [he] was ‘switching things around’ on them and had presented [himself] as ‘someone [he’s] not’.” It made no difference to his employer that his skills, experience, qualifications, and personality were the same, regardless of his gender identity.
This benefit is to raise awareness that, in Florida and 37 other states in the US, there exist no employment protections for transgender individuals. Proceeds from this event will be sent to Aaron and his partner to legally change their names and have their gender recognized.
'Say My Name' will be held at the Delancey Lounge in Manhattan. Just a short walk from the Essex Street J, M, Z or the Delancey Street F, the Delancey Lounge is located at 168 Delancey, New York, NY 10002. General admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door or through eventbrite at http://saymyname.eventbrite.com.
Betsy Radical started performing in 2006 with the White Elephant Burlesque Society. She's had a grand time getting naked for the crowd and has been doing it ever since!
Femme Fae LaButche always wanted to be a madame. When she was three, she made her cousins address her as Madame Fae. Charles, her eldest cousin slapped him. The only rational response at that time was to leap upon him, knock him to the floor and make him see reason. Since then, she has been Madame Fae.
Honor Amongst Thieves is the most-amazingest (yes, they know that's not a word) little traveling sideshow on this side of the Mason Dixon! Comprised of four young and enigmatic performers, the Honor Amongst Thieves sideshow is sure to astound and amuse, confound and confuse!
JZ Bich blends art, activism and academia. While she claims Balkan origins, she considers herself an international provocateur and will happily challenge authority because unchallenged authority easily becomes corrupt.
Minne d’Moocha is a red hot, hoochie koocha. Don’t be fooled by the fact that she’s probably the roughest, toughest gal you’ll meet... Minnie has a heart as big as a whale. With her Bettie Page style complemented with her many tattoos and piercings, you’ll want to give her a townhouse and a diamond car with platinum wheels.
N, “the only letter in burlesque,” is a multi-form, multimedia artist who is a jill of all trades! Born out of gay clubs, drag queen lashes & The Miss Lez Pageant, this award winning burlesque star has traveled throughout the country to bring her queer, unpredictable, Technicolor performance to you.
Regina Stargazer is one of the most divine performers that Geek Girl Productions has had the pleasure of working with. Her heavenly acts and her amazing presence make her a show to aim to see. Regina also performs with the White Elephant Burlesque Society in shows all over New Jersey and New York.
Victoria Belmont claims to be a descendant of the whip wielding/vampire hunting Belmont Clan. Victoria has been cosplaying and attending conventions for over ten years and performing burlesque for the last two. Victoria performances feature props and amazing self made costumes.
Viktor Devonne an amazingly talented burlesque performer. One of the directors of the White Elephant Burlesque Society, Viktor has made the White Elephant Burlesque Society as renowned as it is by leading by his stellar example as a performer and as a producer.
Juliet Jeske is a performer extraordinaire! Hosting burlesque and variety shows throughout New York, Juliet brings to life her many vivid characters including the jaded Princess Sunshine, the fabulous Contessa Mocha, the sizzling Mistress U Betcha and more in an often musical, always hilarious fashion!
Crimson Kitty Productions is a queer owned and operated event planning and design services company servicing the queer community and beyond. It was established in early 2010 by the award-winning burlesque star N.
Geek Girl Productions specializes in the production of burlesque shows themed by books, movies, games or anything else just simply geeky! Operating since 2008, Geek Girl Productions runs a regular show in Manhattan and has had convention appearances in New York and New Jersey.
The White Elephant Burlesque Society aims to bring the symbolism of freedom, joy, romance, sexuality and theatrics that captivated the audiences of the original vaudeville and burlesque ages to the modern age. Their tongues firmly in cheeks, their bosoms tightly in corsets and their toes a-tapping, The White Elephant Burlesque Society celebrates its 5th year of success this year.
For more information regarding this event, or to speak with Christopher Lee, please call him at 240.515.7303 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Geek Girl Productions
Geek Girl Productions specializes in the production of burlesque shows themed by books, movies, games or anything else just simply geeky!