L.A.’s only showcase and display of art, music, performance, and literature from trans/genderqueer/intersex artists presents
Beach Blanket Bohemia!
The best seats go to those with beach chairs and towels! Wear beach attire!
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA--Trans/Giving’s August show goes from 3-9 PM Saturday, August 20th, 2005 at the West Hollywood Auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood. It’s on the west side of San Vicente between Melrose and Santa Monica Blvds.
This show features our first-ever visual artist reception, as well as some major performance mojo coming from across the country. At 3 pm, Trans/Giving’s reception will give our painters, photographers, and illustrators a chance to shine. The artists include s.g. reichen (Baltimore), Zeo Scott (Portland), elijah* corbin (Portland), Dandy, and Naomi Likover; they will be available for walkthroughs and questions!
Performances start at 6pm, and our fantastic lineup as of this release includes: Thea Hillman, Depending on the Light; San Francisco Poetry Slam Champion, intersex activist, and former board member of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA); Evan Kail: Founder of Cliterati and House of Poets; and Eva Sweeney: founder and director of Queers on Wheels, who is giving a seminar on being sexual and disabled to help us explore and better understand this part of the GLBTQ community, and alternative ways of expressing sexuality. Razi Michael, UCLA's finest (in every sense of the word) trans activist, brings his new klezmer band for some queer after-shabbos meshugas.
This is also our first show that will offer ASL interpreters for signing d/Deaf and HOH members of our community! We hope this increases the relevance of Trans/Giving, opening our series to the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH) members of our trans and queer communities. Our interpreters are Jon Wolfe Nelson (In Good Hands Interpreting) and Kevin Williams, who has worked with such events as Long Beach Pride Festival 2005, Los Angeles-CSW Pride Festival 2005, and San Francisco Pride Festival 2005.
SHOP AT TRANS/GIVING—many of our artists bring books, cds, and other goodies to help defray their travel costs! So here's your chance to help an artist and to do some early holiday/gift shopping for that cute queer elf you've had the hots for. Remember—real queers love art!
Y'all cannot miss this show, folks! Suggested donation is $5-20, with no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.transgiving.org!