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LANSING – On March 23 at 9:30 p.m. the second “Kiss My Gender” event will take place at the Temple Club as a benefit for TransGender Michigan’s TJ Jourian Scholarship Fund. The show is produced by Drag King Rebellion, a local drag troupe that combines pop, hip hop and dance routines with a radical political message.
Last year’s “Kiss My Gender” was seen by over 400 people.
Although “Kiss My Gender 2” is organized by DKR, the show features over 10 other performers from Lansing, East Lansing, Detroit, Flint and Ann Arbor. All proceeds from the show will be given to Transgender Michigan’s scholarship fund, a scholarship for Michigan students who are actively working to counter transgender oppression. In addition, all tips will be donated to The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a migrant farm worker’s union.
“By using art, such as song, dance, and performance to comment on various issues, we are able to appeal to people’s creative sides to provide a fresh way of looking at social justice issues. Plus, last year was so much fun and such a great success we couldn’t miss the opportunity to organize it again,” said Jordan Furrow, organizer of Kiss My Gender and member of DKR.
The Temple Club is located at 500 E. Grand River Ave in Lansing.
For more information on DKR and “Kiss My Gender,” visit http://www.geocities.com/dragkingrebellion. For more information on Transgender Michigan or the scholarship fund visit http://www.transgendermichigan.org.