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

 

Queerantina! An incredible live online show of Berlin’s refugee and asylum-seeker drag houses!

The Darvish for Queerantina by Suzanne Forbes April 10 2020SUCH a fantastic show!

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!

The Fatal Flash for Queerantina by Suzanne Forbes April 10 2020I 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!!!

Patricia for Queerantina by Suzanne Forbes April 10 2020Patricia, above, is so fiercely glamorous!

Love to see her beautiful face!

Nicky for Queerantina by Suzanne Forbes April 10 2020This is Nicky!

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.