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LGBTQ+ Teen Night: Xtravagant Xpressions

Friday, June 12, 2020

5–7:30 pm

Online

Join us on Zoom as our annual LGBTQ+ Teen Night goes virtual! BkM Teens lead the evening with art-making, a panel discussion, drag and music performances, and more! Gather online to express your inner extravagance and get inspired by Studio 54: Night Magic as we uplift safe and joyful community spaces, trailblazing underground nightlife, and unapologetic freedom.

Schedule:

  • 5–5:05 pm Welcome and Keynote: Settle in for the evening with a keynote message from Levi Narine, a former BkM Teen and LGBTQ+ youth activist.

  • 5:05–5:10 pm Icebreaker: Build shared community agreements with activities led by our BkM Teens MCs.

  • 5:10–5:15 pm Pop-Up Talks: Catch short teen-led talks about works of art in Studio 54: Night Magic with themes of celebration amid crisis.

  • 5:15–5:30 pm Art-Making: Hacks for Home: Get inspired to express yourself with a workshop on '80s-inspired glam selfies, a virtual studio visit with artist Michelle Marin, and quick makeup tips.

  • 5:30–5:40 pm Vibe Check and Community Support: Welcome back our MCs for a vibe check and hear from our community partners, including Ali Forney Center and Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, about health resources and ways to keep safe while taking action.

  • 5:40–6:25 pm Panel Discussion: “Creation, Community, and Care” Artist/activists D’hana Perry and RaFia Santana discuss how we can foster brave spaces for LGBTQ+ BIPOC freedom of expression and community-building, online and in physical space.

  • 6:25–7:25 pm Performance: Experience comedy, drag, and dance performances by BkM Teens, Jes Tom, LustSickPuppy, Junior Mintt, and DJ Pauli Cakes.

  • 7:25–7:30 pm Close Out: Reflect and share with other LGBTQ+ teens and allies.

Free and open to all LGBTQ+ teens and their allies 14+, but registration is required. For more details, follow #bkmteens on Facebook and Instagram.

Xtravagant Xpressions is planned by InterseXtions, our paid LGBTQ+ teen internship in community programming and queer art history.