Love, love, love the performers of our city’s refugee and asylum-seeker drag houses, like Queerberg, Queer Syria, Queens Against Borders, and House of Royals. These folx have endured so much, and yet they come to our arms with gifts, the gifts of their beings. What a treat to draw The Darvish again, they are the most gorgeous and, I was shocked to learn, self-taught as a dancer. Cause they are SUCH a good dancer!
I was thrilled to live-draw the livestream of this fundraiser show, hosted by Pansy of Pansy’s House of Presents.
Pansy has been working with refugee performers for some time, and I drew folks from House of Royals back in January at the last House of Presents/Gieza’s Pokehouse I went to in person. (That post coming soon!) The beautiful phoenix above is The Fatal Flash, who came from Russia to seek refuge in Berlin. Check out Flash’s show Talk With a Gay!!!
Love to see her beautiful face!
Performer and MUA Nicky is an essential part of the scene. She is lovely! There are a few more drawings coming, I wanted to get the post up ASAP to give as many people as possible a chance to view the stream of the show while it’s still up!
I learned a lot during the show about the completely unnecessary extra layer of economic hardship refugees are subject to. It is brutal and wrong and I hope folx can help by donating if possible!!! You can donate to Pansy at paypal.me/pansypresents and she will pay tax on the donations and forward funds on.
If you missed Queerantina: an online Soli Show for queer refugees last night, the stream will be up for two more weeks! enjoy at your leisure and tip these performers! Click here to view on twitch!
And always, I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s queer, intersectional drag performers while I work safely at home.