Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

Saturday Oct 1, 2016

423 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 768-3522
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$15-$25


Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Phone: (505) 768-3544

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A variety show made up of singers, dancers and drag queens who donate their performances in support of local charities.

What is "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are?"

 

Come Out also known as "COCO" is a variety show made up of singers, dancers, and a broad range of entertainers primarily "drag queens" who donate their performances in support of local charities. The Come Out Show has been held in October each year since 1998 in observance of National Coming Out Day.

 

http://www.sinatradevine.org/

 

 

 

See also: Culture Shock

Eyelashes, Liza Minnelli and Charity, of Course

Mark National Coming Out Day in incomparable style

Fontana DeVine
courtesy of the artist

In Greenwich Village in 1969, raids of gay bars weren't particularly noteworthy events. In a social climate where very few establishments were openly warm to LGBTQ patrons, police-led “public moral” raids were all too commonplace. The Stonewall Inn was no exception—frequented by drag queens, transgendered people, butch lesbians and many more outside the prevailing heteronormative world—it had been raided before. But the raid on June 28, 1969 ended quite differently than the ones before it. This time, the LGBTQ community fought back, kicking off the three-day demonstration known as the Stonewall Riots, an event that set the course for the modern gay rights movement. “The second night [of the demonstrations] there was a group of men, some of them drag queens, [who] decided to do a kick line—like the Rockettes, sort of—to push the police officers back,” PJ Sedillo explained. Sedillo serves as Director of Fontana DeVine Productions, the group that organizes the annual drag extravaganza Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are in honor of National Coming Out Day. “I think female impersonators have a long history of fighting for LGBTQ rights in the United States. … I think about that and think, what better way to celebrate National Coming Out Day?”

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