There are lots and lots of things going on during pride month in the bay area but there is one event that stands out from the crowd. It’s called “Girl Talk: A Cis and Trans Woman Dialogue” and it’s going to be freaking awesome!
Co-curated by Gina de Vries and Julia Serano (author of “The Whipping Girl” and someone whom I have a perma-crush on) this will be the second installment of “Girl Talk” which is a project of the National Queer Art Festival.
Julia Serano says of the show “Girl Talk is a spoken word show intended to foster dialogue about the myriad relationships and overlapping issues that exist between queer cisgender (i.e., nontransgender) and transgender women.”
The show features an all star cast of HOT HOT HOT BADASS BRILLIANT transgender and cisgender babes, including: D. Rita Alfonso, Danielle Askini, Meliza Bañales, Annie Danger, Gina de Vries, Zarah Ersoff, E. Rose Sims as well as my super sexy and uber smart friends Ryka Aioki de La Cruz and Julia Serano.
If you’re still not convinced just listen to this… It was enough to make my eyes well up with salty water.
“Queer cisgender women and queer transgender women are allies, friends, support systems, lovers, and partners to each other. Trans and cis women are allies to each other every day – from activism that includes everything from Take Back the Night to Camp Trans; to supporting each other in having “othered” bodies in a world that is obsessed with idealized body types; to loving, having sex, and building family with each other in a world that wants us to disappear. Girl Talk is a spoken word show fostering and promoting dialogue about these relationships. Trans and cis women will read about their relationships of all kinds – sexual and romantic, chosen and blood family, friendships, support networks, activist alliances. Join us for a night of stories about sex, bodies, feminism, activism, challenging exclusion in masculine-centric dyke spaces, dating and breaking up, finding each other, and finding love and family.”
Based on last years attendance the organizers are quite confident the event will sell out. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
7:30pm – 9:30pm
S.F. LGBT Community Center – Ceremonial Room
1800 Market Street, San Francisco
Tickets are $12-$20, and can be bought online here: