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Queerantina Part 2!

Wizzy for Queerantina by Suzanne Forbes May 15 2020The gorgeous Wizzy.

Second round of drawings from Queerantina, an online drag show featuring the performers of our city’s refugee and asylum-seeker drag houses, like Queerberg, Queer Syria, Queens Against Borders, and House of Royals.

WIZZY for Queerantina May 19 2020 by Suzanne ForbesOmg Wizzy! They are so good-looking I drew them twice! Top, Wizzy performing, and above, in curtain-call casual!

Prenz Emrah for Queerantina May 19 2020 by Suzanne ForbesFabulous bellydancer Prenz Emrah danced with fire on their balcony.

I am the most serious fan of Prenz Emrah of House of Royals. They are doing so many cool activities during this time, like bellydance workshops and makeup workshops for young queers. You can check out their insta for performance videos and events! Help Queerberg Soil-Party keep going! You can support the House here.

Julie Dancer for Queerantina May 19 2020 by Suzanne ForbesJulie Dancer is marvelous!

Love to see her go, she is ethereal.

It’s so important to support Berlin’s queer and trans performers who are refugees and asylum-seekers. They get virtually no money from the government, may live in housing where they can’t reveal their true gender, and are dependent on income from performing, which is on hold for now.

We need these glorious folx to flourish! Watch this Don’t Rush challenge to see how much creativity, skill and life these Drag Houses bring to Berlin. Drawings from the previous show here.

I am so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s queer, intersectional drag performers while I work safely at home.


IRL drawings from the Queerberg/House of Royals Poke House takeover!

Prenz Emrah by Suzanne Forbes April 2020One of the last IRL drag shows I went to was Poke House/House of Presents at Monster Ronsons.

Gieza’s Poke House was having a takeover by House of Royals and the regal Mother of that House, Prens Emrah. It was the first time I drew and met Prenz Emrah, and that seems hard to imagine now, when their inspiration and creative power has become so precious to me.

House of Royals is the drag family of Queerberg Soli-party, a Soli Party with Refugee/ Migrant-PoC Queer performers. The folx of this house are so talented I can’t even begin to describe them. You gotta see for yourself.

You gotta watch Queerberg’s Don’t Rush brush drop. Some of the most beautiful, amazing and creative transformations I’ve ever seen.

Bubu Sababa at Monster Ronsons by Suzanne Forbes April 10 2020That January night was also the first time I drew Buba Sababa!

How it is possible that there was a time before I knew and helplessly stanned Buba? I can’t even imagine. Buba Sababa is the future of cool, the future of gender. More Buba here!

Learn about Prens’ online NOW IRL! incredibly special, fully accessible, QT*I*BIPOC! (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour who are also Queer, Trans and/or Intersex ) bellydance workshop !!

Learn how to keep your oranges fresh here. Such a joy to watch and so happy that Prens holds a space for those of us who have limited mobility and dance from our chairs!

Keil Li Divõn at Monster Ronsons March 31 2020 finished Sept 9 2020 by Suzanne ForbesUpdated Sept 10 with this drawing of the beautiful Keil Li Divõn !

Follow this pastel doll here :), listen here!

It’s so crucial to help Queerberg keep going in this time when the performers have lost their income from shows. Even small amounts matter. Most of the House/crew are refugees and asylum seekers, some of them folx who can’t safely express their true gender in the refugee housing where they live.

Here are all the Instagram accounts from the House of Royals Don’t Rush video; every one is a delightful follow.

Julie Dancer
Song by @haifamagick
Video by @kldivon

Like they say here,

“As refugees, we know exactly what “show must go on” means. And corona is no exception. We are blessed to have each other and the friends who are part of the crew. We cannot wait to come back more resilient, and more beautiful 😘 ”

كلاجئين، نعرف تماما ماذا يعني “العرض لازم يستمر”. والكورونا ليس استثناء. نحن محظوظين لانه لدينا بعضنا البعض والاصدقاء الذي شاركوا معنا. وبانتظار للرجوع كيف كنا واحسن.😘 !!

Mülteciler olarak, “şovun devam etmesi gerektiğini” tam olarak biliyoruz. Korona da buna dahil.
Birbirimize ve ekibin bir parçası olan arkadaşlara sahip olduğumuz için cok sansliyiz.
Daha güclü ve daha güzel geri dönmek için sabırsızlanıyoruz 😘