DRED Performs in 18th Annual SF Drag King Contest!

March 13, 2011 by  
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Thursday, September 29, 2011; 7pm

Screening of Paris is Burning.  milDRED will facilitate a discussion about the film immediately after a brief performance.

Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC)

4807 Caroline

Houston, Texas

This HMAAC program is a continuation of its mission “to invite and engage visitors of every race and background, and to inspire children of all ages through discover-driven learning.” HMAAC is partnering with Our Image Film and Arts (http://www.ourimagefest.com) for this film screening series.


For more information about milDRED’s activities, visit www.DredLove.com



Friday, August 5, 2011

milDRED performs in and judges 18th Annual SF Drag King Contest at DNA Lounge  in San Francisco!

DNA Lounge

375 Eleventh Street

San Francisco, California

Doors @ 8pm; 21+ to Enter!

Band @ 9pm

Show @ 10pm

Tickets: $20 Advance; $25 @ Door

Phone: 415. 626.1409

For more information, click here.

“The San Francisco Drag King Contest is a mash-up of the Miss America Pageant, American Idol, Halloween and a Monster Truck Show,” states impresario Fudgie Frottage. “We have every kind of drag from suits to fruits; studs to puds — Everything from Elvis impersonators to Leather Daddies, Wrestlers, Contortionists, Hillbillies, Clowns, Jocks, and their female counterparts. It’s a mind-boggling, dress-to-impress occasion, where part of the fun is just trying tell the performers and audience members apart.”

Sunday, June 5, 2011; 6-8pm

D.R.E.D., Mister Overdone and other special guest perform at:
Voices Breaking Boundaries
Houston Institute for Culture
708-C Telephone Road
Houston,Texas 77023
FREE–food and drinks available with donations!
For more info go to:  www.vbbarts.org

Just missed milDRED at the Houston Transgender Unity Banquet!

April 29-30 2011
Sheraton Brookhollow
Houston, Texas

DRED delivered the keynote address at the annual banquet at the Sheraton Brookhollow in Houston, Texas.

This enchanted evening was a celebration of the Trans community in Houston. The Unity Banquet is organized by the Houston Transgender Unity Committee, the consortium of area transgender organizations. Proceeds from ticket sales support the Peggy Rudd Transgender Scholarship Fund. This was the fifth year that the Unity Committee presented scholarships that were established to help trans-identified students pursuing higher education and named in honor of advocate and educator Dr. Peggy Rudd.

For more information, click here.

Queer Art Impact

August 2, 2010 by  
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Stay tuned as Mat Heggem, Brooklyn-based Artistic Director and Curator of Bushed/Gay Wars, and Nursha Project Founder, Shalonda Ingram, launch their newest initiative, Queer Art Impact.

What is Queer Art Impact?

Queer Art Impact (QAI) explores the conversation between politics, art and action. The New York City-based initiative is intended to bring together individuals and organizations who self-identify their body of work as queer. By supporting artists whose works challenge the hetero-normative, QAI seeks to embrace queerness and create opportunities for all artists – living in the political and social fringe – to move to the center.

QAI is about action and re-action. It’s the motivation to do something and to speak out. This action/reaction takes the form of art, politic gesture, youth engagement, community movement, education, and business training with/by/for queers.

QAI features performances, cabarets, parties, panel discussions and networking events that occur throughout the year, culminating in an annual spring festival where QAI commissioned works are premiered. Subsequent discourse catapults the community into a Summer of Inspired Pride — S.I.P. – a Rooftop WrrkQ P(art)y on the regs!

We accept applications on an ongoing basis, and are especially looking for those who want to build on-going communications with their fellow queers. Upon receipt and approval of materials, the artist will be included on our website, provided access to www.wrrkq.com (coming soon), and may be curated and/or commissioned for QAI events throughout the year.

QAI welcomes partnerships and shared programming proposals from educators, community organizers, and other arts entities.

What is WrrkQ?

WrrkQ is about sharing resources, creating opportunities, developing collaborative relationships, keeping communications open, and providing a physical & virtual space to meet individuals who share the same motivation for their queer agendas.  But, it’s also about the business side too — having your needs met and understanding the systems that need to be in place to make the wrrkq happen.

WrrkQ includes a monthly gathering hosted by a QAI artist and a quarterly newsletter on relevant artist resources for the queer community. Stay tuned for more information about www.wrrkq.com.

Queer Art Impact Resources

To stay abreast of queer resources, click the QAI Resource Guide:

International Conceptualizations of Queerness: A Resource Guide

Connect with QAI on Facebook and keep your social streams as open as you 😉


Twitter hastag #wrrkq and follow @queerai

Upcoming Events

“A Cocktail of Glamour and Anarchy”

Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 9:30pm

The Tank

354 West 45th Street, New York City

A fun-filled musical odyssey with Rumi Missabu of the fabulous Cockettes
co-hosted by Warhol Superstar Agosto Machado

Hibiscus and Rumi Missabu in Pearls Over Shanghai. Ross Alley, Chinatown, San Francisco 1970 Photo by David Wise

with special guests from the New York Underground hip elite including:
Eugene Soldatov
Joey Kipp
Ferrin Solano
Emily McGowan
Mathew Heggem
Jarvis Earnshaw
Rachel Mason
Max Vernon
Charlie Demos
Mark Golamco
Nicholas Gorham

& directly from Paris, French dance sensation Francois Chaignaud

This just in…Glam-rock wearable art designer Bill Bowers who has dressed everyone from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to the New York Dolls to Alice Cooper will present his incredible new collection

Additional performers TBA

For additional info: cocketterumi@gmail.com