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LANSING – On March 31 at 10 p.m. a progressive and politically-focused drag show will take place at the Temple Club. The show is called “Kiss My Gender” and is organized by Drag King Rebellion, a local drag troupe that combines pop and dance routines with a radical political message. Although “Kiss My Gender” is organized by DKR, the show features 15 other performers from Lansing, East Lansing, Detroit, Flint, and even New York. All proceeds from the show will be given to “Via Campesina,” an international solidarity movement focused on assisting communities of fisher folk and peasants in their own tsunami relief and reconstruction efforts, as well as other progressive organizations.
“‘Kiss My Gender’ was born out of the idea that drag shows can be not only a form of entertainment, but also a vehicle for social change,” said TJ Jourian, organizer of “Kiss My Gender” and member of Drag King Rebellion.
“I’m expecting a fun-filled night where we can all play with assumptions about gender and also learn a lot about important social justice issues,” said Staci Gunner, an MSU Student.
“Kiss My Gender” is Thursday, March 31 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Temple Club, 500 E. Grand River Ave. in Lansing. For more information the event visit http://www.geocities.com/dragkingrebellion. For more information on Via Campesina visit http://www.viacampesina.org.