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Queer Words, Queer Worlds

June 2 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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Come celebrate Brooklyn Pride at the Brooklyn Museum. Some of the events are listed below, but check our website for the full line-up of art, pop-up poetry, film, talks, music, etc.

Community Talk: Queer Zines and Archives: Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (CUNY and Lesbian Herstory Archives) talks with Elvis Bakaitis (CUNY, Lesbian Herstory Archive, and NYC Feminist Zinefest) about how queer zines build community. Moderated by Maya Harder-Montoya of Posture Magazine. Space is limited and first come, first served.

Film and Performance: The Revival: Women and the Word: The Revival: Women and the Word (Sekiya Dorsett, 2016, 82 min.) documents a tour of the United States by a group of poets and musicians who are queer women of color. Film courtesy of Women Make Movies. Featuring performances by t’ai freedom ford and Be Steadwell(see photo). Hosted by SafeWordSociety. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Drink and Draw: Fashion platform DapperQ hosts a drink and draw with live models styled by The Phluid Project and Jag & Co. Celebrate a diversity of gender presentations, with the spotlight on bringing femmes to the forefront. DJ and producer Illexxandra spins.

bklyn boihood and Rimarkable present JOY: Build community with JOY, a multigenerational celebration of queer and trans people of color. Enjoy music, board games, Spades tournaments, dance-offs, and special guest DJs. Featuring sets by Nappy Nina and resident Rimarkable. bklyn boihood is a collective that creates visibility within the LGBTQ+ community, crossing barriers of gender, race, class, age, and sexuality.

Screening: My House: Catch the latest episode of Viceland’s My House, a new docuseries that chronicles the competitive underground ballroom scene in NYC from the perspective of voguers and commentators. Followed by a talkback with cast members Tati 007 and Jelani Mizrahi, showrunner Sean David Johnson, and producer Giselle Bailey. Recommended for mature audiences. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.


June 2
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238