LOVIN’ OUT LOUD! A Benefit Concert For Queer Rising
New York, NY – Queer Rising will host LOVIN’ OUT LOUD! A Benefit Concert For Queer Rising on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 7:00pm at Santo’s Party House nightclub (96 LaFayette St., between Walker and White Sts; 4,6,J,N,Q,Z train to Canal Station). $10 advance (via Facebook RSVP or online donation)/$20 at the door.
NOTE: ONLY "I'M ATTENDING" WILL GUARANTEE REDUCED ADMISSION!
A true variety show-style event, tonight’s all-star cast includes: puppeteer and physical performer LINDSAY ABROMAITIS-SMITH (Epyllion, Arias With A Twist, Peter and Wendy); performer and author MIKE ALBO (Unitard, The Underminer); artist, dancer and design interventionalist ALBERTO CORTES (Crystal Ark, Patricia Field); musician, performer and legendary producer HATTIE HATHAWAY (David Wojnarowicz’s band - as Brian Butterick - 3 Teens Kill 4, Threepenny Opera, Grey Gardens); Brooklyn break-out band HOORAY FOR GOODBYE; operatic concertist M. LAMAR (Dirty, Dirty Nigga: Songs of Rebellion, Rebirth and Resistance and White Supremacy: A Love Story); video installation by NARCISSISTER (Marina Abramovic’s Luminosity, Narcissister: This Masquerade); poet, performer and actress PAMELA SNEED (Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, KONG); punk rock art circus TRANSGENDERED JESUS (reNight of The Thin Veil, Peaches at Don Hill’s); house music supplied by DJ BABY K (Dub Spot, Sugarland); Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening will be LINDA SIMPSON (Le Bingo, My Comrade). Produced by Queer Rising activist and writer/showbiz art addict JOE BIRDSONG (Quentin Crisp: The Naked Bon Vivant!, Reading for Filth, Rapture Cafe & Books).
Queer Rising is a grassroots organization, completely run by volunteers and supported through individual contributions. Any and all financial support helps finance actions to demand full equality for all queer people.
Formed in the Winter of 2009, Queer Rising’s mission is to demand queer rights using nonviolent direct action. Last month, Queer Rising celebrated its one year anniversary. Tonight’s concert is a show of gratitude and intended to provide further support for Queer Rising’s work that keeps the LGBTQI community informed of actions that often include civil disobedience actions; for weekly meetings to strategize and share information; for attending and carrying out actions; and for sharing events, videos, and as many means possible to demand for full equality NOW.
This has been a very busy year for Queer Rising. Highlights of 2010’s Queer Rising agenda accomplishments include crashing the 2009 Christmas party of former-NYS Senator Hiram Monserrate; MLK Day Action; National Freedom to Marry Day in NYC (resulting in QR members’ arrests); shutting down US Armed Forces Offices in Times Square (DADT protest); crashing Senator Addabbo's Fundraising Party; exposing bigotry of Senators Sampson, Ruben Diaz, Sr. and funders in "Bigot Gala”; Night March Against Hate Crimes; a Times Square Love-In; and a rally against religious bigotry, “In God's Name: Hate is the Abomination.”
Details for these events and all Queer Rising-related information can be found at the web address www.queerrrising.org or on the Facebook Page (Queer Rising).Donations can be made at: www.queerrising.org/donate(NOTE: Donations are not tax-deductible).