Queers on the Pier

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June 25th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Queers on the Pier

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Sickening Seas: Virtual Aquatic Themed Drag Show celebrating Pride Month!
In partnership with SaMo Pride, and just in time for Pride Month, Heal the Bay is excited to present our first-ever Queers on the Pier Aquatic Themed virtual event! This is an adults only (18+) show streaming on June 25 from Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier!
Be prepared to have your wigs snatched by an amazing cast of drag performers, to spill some tea with your fav professional Queers, and to celebrate inclusivity in environmental spaces through representation and aquatic themed drag art and dance. All folx are welcome in the outdoors no matter their sexual orientation or identity, and our show aims to bridge the Queer Community and Environmentalism.
A variety of marine-themed drag acts will showcase environmental issues connected to our oceans. In between acts, there will be interviews with professionals within the Queer community, highlighting both their voices and their work. Additionally, we will feature informative segments discussing queerness in the natural world, specifically in our oceans.
Please join us on June 25, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and let’s slay summer 2021 like the Queens we are! Exclusive zoom link will be provided in the ticket confirmation. Click here to register.
Meaning of Queerness:
Queerness: n. The state or condition of being strange. The term “queer” has a number of definitions but historically, the term “queer’ has been used in a derogatory way to dehumanize, harm, and humiliate members of the LGBTQIA+ community. In today’s society, any sexual orientation other than heterosexual is scrutinized, invalidated, and othered. Like most things in life however, sexual orientation exists on a spectrum and to have variations on sexual behavior is a naturally occurring phenomena. Many members of the LGBTQIA+ community have reclaimed the term “queer” as an all-encompassing expression to include all the various members of the community, and that is how we at Heal the Bay are aiming to utilize this term as well. Radical inclusion and increased queer representation are the essence of this show, and Queers on the Pier will deliver this in the form of performance art, interviews with queer scientists, and with talks on queerness that exists in our oceans. Welcome to the Show!
 

Queers on the Pier