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Queerly Beloved 2012 - Courtney Trouble and El Rio bring you PRIDE!
El Rio
San Francisco, CA
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Queerly Beloved 2012 - Courtney Trouble and El Rio bring you PRIDE!
Event open to all genders and sexual orientations. Ages 21 and up.

This year, pride is for the queers! Skip the expensive, over-produced mainstream Pink Sunday parties and come straight (or gay!) to EL RIO in the Mission District to bask in the hot hot sun outside on the gorgeous patio, drink your drinks, eat some free pizza, dance to the incredible queer femme DJs we've got lined up, and for the first time EVER in San Francisco, watch Courtney Trouble perform her risque, edgy burlesque/performance art that made her famous!

Hosted by Double Trouble Dream Team Courtney Trouble and Jenna Riot!!


Live Performance by... LADY TRAGIK!!! http://ladytragik.com HELL YEAH!!!

Smoldering post-burlesque edgy sexy performances by FTM Porn Heartthrob JAMES DARLING, the Queen of the local Indie Burlesque scene DORIAN FAUST, and of course, queer porn icon COURTNEY TROUBLE'S triumphant return to the stage in a performance that will make you melt into a sticky pile of sweet, sugary lust.

FREE PIZZA provided by Nick's Pizza Made in Oakland!

WIN A PRIZE JUST FOR SHOWING UP! Door prizes provided by QueerPorn.TV and more local companies TBA.

DRINK SPECIALS provided by El Rio - TBA

$7 Online, $10 At The Door

** The Official El Rio Pride Party! **


Courtney Trouble
Courtney Trouble is a film-maker, published and celebrated photographer, queer rights activist, DIY genius, and an award-winning feminist pornographer. Courtney is the founder of NoFauxxx.Com and QueerPorn.TV, as well of the director of 13 full-length films.

Dorian Faust
Dorian Faust is a dynamic creatrix, explosive performance artist, and inspired pop-culture icon. She is a classically trained dancer, actress, and vocalist. She made her Burlesque debut in New Orleans. In the fall of 2009, she became the first Burlesque performer to ever rock the stage of the Afro-Punk Tour. Most recently she has begun production on her own show, Livid Cult Burlesque Theatre, "The Bay Area's most subversively sexy indie Burlesque show". Inspired by fashion and drag icons her performances include thoughtful, high-concept storylines, striking visuals in costuming, and bold moves in subject matter.

James Darling
James Darling is a FTM porn performer, boylesque artist and proud lady-loving trans fag. A fey southern gentleman hailing from the Dirty South, he hopped a Greyhound bus and headed west to pursue his dream of becoming a full time pervert. When this prince of queer porn isn't dancing his way into the hearts and fantasies of queers and queer lovers everywhere, he can be found working in a porn castle, riding his bike, drawing dirty pictures, consuming mass amounts of sugar, or rolling around in his own glitter.

Jenna Riot
Jenna Riot's is a fierce force of nature who makes your electro-pop dreams happen. Her style is innovative & unique.Not only does she work hard fixin' up beats & heartthrob bruises, she also raps and sings with KATASTROPHE in thier up and coming music project, Ice Cream Socialites.

Chelsea Starr
"Hi. I'm a fancy lady dj from San Francisco, CA.
I started a big rad queer party, Hot Pants, in January 2002. It ran for 7 years and was super fun. Some other parties I've started with other people or by myself are: White Diamonds, House Partee, Nu Bay Rave, and Babe Cave. I've played at clubs all over the country from LA to NY to TX to FL, gay and straight, fancy and grimy."

DeeJay Andre
DeeJay Andre is a San Francisco native with a passion for music. Over ten years of mastering multiple instruments such as the guitar, piano, drums, bass, clarinet, tenor saxophone, and her own voice, she is able to deliver an eclectic sound to the audience.
Over the years DJ Andre has performed in many locations as a Resident DJ, Guest DJ and Private Events. She hosts her own party FADED with the hottest DJs spinning Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Dancehall and Bay Area Rap in San Francisco, CA.

Cum & Glitter
Cum & Glitter is a performer-owned and run production company that challenges the status quo of our industry by creating our own outlets for artistic sexual expression. We are committed to maintaining a healthy and creative space for ourselves as sex workers. In addition to live sex events we are creating opportunities for our community through support, education and performance. By bridging the gap between performance and activism, we intend to create a holistic environment that creates opportunities for sex workers in multiple ways. www.cumandglitter.com

Nick's Pizza: Made In Oakland
Made in Oakland! "Oakland Style Pizza" focuses on the good stuff: quality ingredients, delicious delivery, desserts & bringing people together over a meal.

Public access to queer kink, gritty sex-positivite hardcore porn, and real queer sex ed.
Proud modern sluts, feminist porn stars, sexy amateurs, trans men, trans women, genderqueers, cisgendered folks, fags, dykes, tops, bottoms, switches, real couples, sex educators, non-normative heterosexuality, sadomasochists, perverts, activists, punks, and artists at their kinkiest, raunchiest, filthiest, rawest, most passionate, radical, and real.


El Rio (View)
3158 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
San Francisco, CA 94608
United States


Arts > Burlesque & Cabaret
Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > EDM, Dance, Rave
Music > Hip Hop & Rap
Social > Adult
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Courtney Trouble
On BPT Since: May 11, 2011
Courtney Trouble


Question: Is there any possibility of letting under-21s in? I'm a queer 19-going-on-20 student visiting from the UK who can't drink alcohol in any case due to a stomach problem and my friends and I would love to go to Queerly Beloved... If not, can you recommend any other less expensive, alternative pride parties that don't have an age restriction? Thanks!
Answer: I am sorry, but as El Rio is a bar there is no way to let people under 21 into the party, I'm so sorry! As a sober person myself, I totally understand the frustration with alcohol-dominated events and I promise, I'll try to do something all-ages soon. You should definitely go to the park during the day before the Trans march and Dyke March and make connections there. You should also look for parties in the streets in the Mission - there's a pretty famous one that happens in between Delores and Valencia and 19th and 20th that is SO MCUH FUN, and free, and punk, et cetera. Good luck, have fun, and stay safe!
Question: I'm a gay trans guy with a queer cis boyfriend. We were actually kicked out of the after party for the trans march at the elbo room. We had only gotten one round of drinks so we weren't "too drunk", as the manager apparently told the bouncer. My boyfriend and I suspect that we made the manager "uncomfortable" by being a mixed cis/trans gay guy couple who were openly showing affection (i.e. making out). We were both devastated that our pride is turning out so awful. From your experience, will we feel welcome at queerly beloved or will our love for each other make people so uncomfortable that the manager of the el rio create false pretenses to get rid of us the way the manager of elbo room did? (For clarification, he didn't cut us off from the bar, which is usual protocol if someone is too drunk, he kicked us out.)
Answer: this is a welcoming space for trans people and thier partners. el rio is also one of the queerest, and friendliest, places i've ever partied in. anyone seen exhibiting sexist, transphobic, racist, fatphobic, homophobic, slut-shaming, or ablist behavior will be asked to leave by the organizers of the party, backed by El Rio security. this is a queer, trans-inclusive, identity-affirming, consent mandatory, feminist, community-building space that aims to be respectful to all.

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