LGBTQ Humanists is a CFI-NYC social group for local secular humanists, atheists, agnostics, and skeptics who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer, or trans*. An opportunity to meet and make friends with people of like minds and experiences. If you have an idea for an activity, let us know at [masked].
This month we're heading to the Dirty Looks On Location Film Fest to see Simone di Bagno and Michele Capozzi's T.V. Transvestite (1982)
Predating Paris Is Burning by 8 years, T.V. Transvestite offers a rare glimpse into the ball scene in Harlem of the 1980s. Featuring drag legends Pepper LaBeija, Doran Corey and Sugar, the film was initially released to incredible acclaim by filmmakers like Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. The film’s distribution was truncated, however, due to musical licensing issues, and was considered lost for 30 years.
Bathsalts is the weekly “drag night for fuck ups,” hosted by Macy Rodman, who was recently crowned M(r)s. Williamsburg. Located in a dive bar which typically caters to rock shows, Bathsalts brought a queer clientele to the bar, in large part due to the weekly screenings of RuPaul’s Drag Race, in advance of Rodman’s floor shows. Regular performers include Lucy Balls, Horrorchata, Severly Mame, Untitled Queen and Cher Noble.
More info on the On Location festival: http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/