Queer Pajama Fest II
Queer Pajama Fest brings you a night of discussion and acoustic music of various genres performed exclusively by LGBTQ+ artists! Attendees are encouraged to dress in pajamas or any attire they find comfortable.
In 1973, Patrick Haggerty recorded and released Lavender Country, a collection of gay radical country music. Though all of the records sold and the project was celebrated in a small portion of the gay community, Lavender Country proved too extreme for the music industry of the 70s and the project fizzled. 40 years later, independent record label Paradise of Bachelors reissued Lavender Country to rave reviews and a much more accepting public. Patrick and his music became the subject of an award winning short documentary, Cryin These C*cksuckin Tears, and Lavender Country went from being a lost obscurity to an underground legend.
Since 2014, Patrick has played shows all over the states, from New York to San Francisco and everywhere in between, spreading his revolutionary message of love and acceptance in the face of violence, hate and fascism. Lavender Country concerts incorporate powerful and touching stories from Patricks life his upbringing in rural Washington, his expulsion from the Peace Corp for deviant behavior, life before and after Stonewall, and much more. From beginning to end, Lavender Country is one of the most dynamic and poignant shows of our time. You will laugh, cry, sing and dance to the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is Lavender Country!
MAJA (Speaker) - Between estrogenes, glitter nails and toxic masculinity
As a trans*woman that spent a good part of her life identifying as a cis-man, engaging in both mens, soccer teams and all-male punk rock bands before finally coming out at age 20 and eventually getting into queer feminist activism, Maja Hagedorn has gained brought insights on privilege and gender norm expectations in a variety of contexts.
From the limitation in access to transgender health care and estrogenes to sexuality, relationships, gender dysphoria, self-hate, the longing for femininity and the vital importance of sisterhood and solidarity - there's much to discuss and see.
BETH MONROE MUSIC
924 Gilman (View)
924 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|