My friend Sadie’s co-parent Kay invited me to his T-Birthday party.
It was my first time at a t-birthday! And I got to see someone get their first testosterone shot too, isn’t that cool? Lots of Berlin queer legends were in effect, that’s Laura Méritt of the PorYes Awards dancing above.
I asked the guy sitting next to me if he knew Kay and was there for the party. No, he said, he was here with his friend to talk to the club about hiring the space, and they decided to have a beer. “This is the third beer…” he said. Everyone in Berlin is wearing berets lately!
Here is the birthday boy, in his first outfit!
He wore multiple looks during the event of course.
The MC was lovely Kaey, in the most incredible Space Invaders graphic houndstooth dress.
She sang a tender version of “Creep” for all us weirdoes 🙂
I saw Ceven perform for the first time since he began his drag journey.
He slipped out of a bunny onesie (he’s in the drawing below), then a flight suit!
I was drawing loose and sketchy, because the light was mostly red light and fog machine.
And I was squished up with the beret guy and his friend on a squishy low couch. My pens kept falling between us and then I had to fish them out from under his butt.
The underground brick vault of a club, Maze, used to be BangBang, and before that it was legendary Queer Berlin homespace Schwuz. Schwuz is now a huge fancy place, but Kay and Sadie remember the basement days 🙂 and I was mistaken for Nina Hagen in the courtyard.*
This is performer Kay P. Rinha, shaking it tough!
There were many Kays last night, and they were all amazing.
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*turns out it is no longer a compliment to be mistaken for Nina Hagen as she has outed herself as a transphobe/terf.