#QWERRRKOUT Tuesday: “I was Missouri’s First Trans Woman to Win Homecoming Queen”- Lana Luxx 
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QWERRRKOUT TUESDAY just got a whole lot QTer… New queers featured every week!

Tag us, take a pic of us and follow us on Instagram at QWERRRKOUT, and you too could be the next, featured QT! YOU BETTA QWERRRK! Oh…and don’t forget to check out Mx Qwerrrk’s super snout chaser’s Spotify Playlist “VOGUING MAX” below, and get your “Notorious P.I.G.” merch HERE!!! (Lana Luxx’s pics via Instagram)

Lana Luxx

Age: 24

Location: Kansas […]

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Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Paul Laurence Dunbar” Poet & Playwright
Tuesday, 27 Jun, 2017 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Paul Laurence Dunbar” Poet & Playwright
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Paul Laurence Dunbar” Poet & Playwright

American poet, novelist, and playwright Paul Laurence Dunbar, born June 27, 1872, was one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation. He wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy In Dahomey (1903), the first all-African-American musical produced on Broadway. His first collection of short stories, Folks From Dixie (1898), was an examination of racial […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Brenda Holloway”
Wednesday, 21 Jun, 2017 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Brenda Holloway”
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Brenda Holloway”

Singer and songwriter Brenda Holloway, born June 21, 1946, is best known for her recordings under the Motown label in the 1960s…which included hits, Every Little Bit Hurts, When I’m Gone, and You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.  She left Motown after four years, at the age of 22, and largely retired from the music […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Marita Bonner” (Harlem Renaissance Playwright & Essayist)
Friday, 16 Jun, 2017 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Marita Bonner” (Harlem Renaissance Playwright & Essayist)
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Marita Bonner” (Harlem Renaissance Playwright & Essayist)

American writer, essayist, and playwright Marita Bonner (pic below), born June 16, 1899, is most known for being part of the Harlem Renaissance- the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, during the 1920s. She was a frequent contributor to The Crisis (the magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Hattie McDaniel”
Saturday, 10 Jun, 2017 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Hattie McDaniel”
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Hattie McDaniel”

Hattie McDaniel, born June 10, 1895, is best known for being the first African American to snatch an Oscar in 1940, for her  supporting role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind. Yet, all of the film’s black actors, including McDaniel, were barred from attending the film’s premiere in 1939.
McDaniel started professionally singing, dancing and […]

Drag Star Noel Leon Stops Traffic at One of the Last Shows at Miami’s Legendary Palace Bar
Monday, 5 Jun, 2017 – 18:55 | Comments Off on Drag Star Noel Leon Stops Traffic at One of the Last Shows at Miami’s Legendary Palace Bar
Drag Star Noel Leon Stops Traffic at One of the Last Shows at Miami’s Legendary Palace Bar

This past weekend, iconic drag star Noel Leon once again stopped traffic at Palace Bar’s famous Sunday brunch, on Ocean Drive in Miami. Unfortunately, this is one of the last high-kicking street performances at the legendary LGBT bar/restaurant…since the space has been sold, and is closing its doors on July 4th weekend. Palace Bar has been the […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Dr. Cornel West”
Friday, 2 Jun, 2017 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Dr. Cornel West”
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Dr. Cornel West”

Cornel West, born June 2, 1953, is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, and political activist. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Probably best known for his books, including Democracy Matters, his […]