BENT is a queer-centric, Non-HeteroNormative, Non-Binary, Anywhere-on-the-Kinsey-Scale and Anywhere in the Gender spectrum community. Our goal is to bring events where non-binary and LGBT folk feel at home, and where "straightish" people can explore coloring outside the lines. ( * We welcome straight peeps too!)
We ask that you be especially mindful of gender identity. Trans-folk will be treated exactly the same as cis-folk. Genderfluid folk will introduce themselves as such, and addressed in the gender they feel from there on out.
BENT was originally created by ILUSM. ILUSM Productions was a Los Angeles based production company catering to the more unconventional lifestyles of the eccentrics, eclectics and label-free advocates. Their events sought to promote a sense of unity and love through diverse forms of creative self-expression.
BENT was a quarterly gender bending party hosted by ILUSM Productions. It was a night of drag, burlesque and genderfucking and aimed to provide the LGBTQA community with a unique blend of queer and gender nonconforming self-expression and entertainment.
In 2017 and beyond, we (the new organizers) we seek to carry on in the same spirit. All our Meetup events will provide members with an opportunity to connect with open-minded people interested in helping to build and sustain a larger community of people from diverse backgrounds. We strive to provide a fun, relaxing and unique experience to all who attend our events.
Cassie Brighter [BENT Mistress and Mother Hen]
Queer & Gender Bending Entertainment & Events for Everyone
Flappers Comedy Club
102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA
Come enjoy a hilarious night with the unique perspective of a fabulous lineup of transgender standup comedians!
Headlining Twistmas is NYC comedian Tammy Twotone
100 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA
Bring in the New Year with laughs, grooves and style! Now, more than ever, it is important to experience the unity and friendly connections within our community.
6 days ago · 3:00 PM
QueerTalk! A round table discussion.
Join Us for QueerTalk!
QueerTalk is a facilitated, round table discussion on all topics that relate to being queer and/or a queer ally.
This is a great place to meet new... Learn more
November 30 · 7:00 PM
Roll-Call! RSVP if you're still here!
This is not an actual, live event - this is just to see who's still active. Please RSVP if you're still with us, still up for fun queer-centric events, and interested in... Learn more
November 21 · 8:00 PM
The New World - with activist Ian MacKinnon
The Election is Over!!! Let's see what's happening in The New World! Field trip to Planet Queer (at Akbar). This month's show is themed New World. Join us and other... Learn more
September 24 · 3:00 PM
Drag King Show Fundraiser
The Making of a King, a drag king documentary is hosting a fundraiser show full of kings, raffle prizes, and showing footage from the film that you can't see anywhere... Learn more
August 13 · 8:00 PM
Slutty Prom 2016!
The Prom you always dreamed of —
This time…with no chaperones or curfews...
Come mingle with your favorite people! Get your ticket HERE, now only $30*!!!
Event will... Learn more
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