“The Golden Girls was one of the last great TV shows that brought progressive ideas to a mass audience. The very idea that these women were living valuable lives without being partnered was at the time, and still to some extent now, a radical idea,” said Erin O’Neal of The Qu. “The characters frequently reflected on their positions of privilege, and was one of the first mainstream shows with groundbreaking episodes about LGBTQ issues. The Golden Girls, above all, exemplified the idea of chosen family and how those chosen families are valid, necessary and beautiful.”
- Dusty Bahls, Chicago’s premiere drag king, will be doing a special number that will wow you all.
- Specificity Jones, a theatrical queen, will be bringing all of her golden goodies for you all to admire and awe.
- Anita Butch — the woman who can do it all from blogging to burlesque — has some surprises in store for all.
- Xandra Fairlawn will host the evening.
- Shea Couleé will emcee the Golden-themed runway and award some fabulous LGBTQ media baskets.
- DJ Audio Jack will be spinning 80s and 90s jams.
- A/S/L Media will be snapping pics in the photo booth.
And the promo video explains it all:
Thank You For Being A Friend: The Ultimate Golden Girls Dance Party will be on Saturday, March 23, at Parlour on Clark. $3 suggested donation pays for LGBTQA media, performers and DJ.
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