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Get your glitter party slippers on and let’s raise some money for Kingston’s queer film festival and the FUSE LGBTQ+ Youth Group! This is an all-ages concert at The Mansion (506 Princess St) doors open at 6:30pm show starts at 7pm. Local post-punk duo The Meringues and Vancouver’s queer garage band Strange Breed will fill the room with sexy beats for your sexy feets. Are you queer/questioning and new to Kingston? Check below for links to resources in Kingston and join us tonight and meet new friends! Tickets at the door $15 or $10 with valid student ID.
Special THANKS to Kody, Marc, Moira, Kingston Punk Productions, CFRC 101.9 FM, The Mansion staff and the Education on Queer Issues Project!
About the Artists:
Strange Breed is a 4 piece, all queer, all female garage rock band based out of Vancouver, BC. Sounding like every 90’s riot grrrl fans’ feminist wet dream with an unexpected modern rock twist – Strange Breed has been described as a “Grittier B52’s”, or what a collaboration between Veruca Salt, Paramore and Hole would sound like. https://strangebreedband.com

The Meringues are the personification of ragged, unbridled energy, both on stage and in the music that they have created for their debut self-titled release. There is more than just random chaos though. There is a focused energy, enveloped around songs that possess catchy, memorable melodies and lyrical sentiments that are bitingly fierce, striking to the core of relationship dysfunction and the prevalence of self-doubt and darkness that exist within so many of us. https://www.themeringues.com

Bear Sailor Moon has used his education in theatre and journalism to help him hone his craft. He is know for his hosting and public speaking abilities and has created a fun and engaging character. An alluring host behind the microphone is where he thrives and enjoys hosting masquerades and other events. When he isn’t fighting evil by moonlight he enjoys singing and likes to perform at conventions for all his cub scouts. He has won awards for his distinctive take on the classic anime character including Best In Show for his stunning performance at Fan Expo 2017. A master level cosplayer he is self taught at sewing and climbed the ranks quickly with his performances leaving tens across the board. http://www.bearsailormoon.com

About the Recipients of the Fundraiser:
Reelout Arts Project Inc. is a registered charity and not for profit that operates a year-round LGBTQ+ resource library known as THE REEL at HARS (844a Princess Street). Reelout presents a large-scale queer, intersectional film festival in Kingston in February annually, which is now in its 21st season. https://www.reelout.com
FUSE LGBTQ+ Youth Group FUSE is a group for queer, trans*, gender queer, two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual and questioning youth under the age of 19. It’s a great place to meet friends, get support, foster empowerment and self-reliance, build community, share knowledge and skills, access resources all while having fun in an inclusive space! http://hars.ca/youth-outreach/

Other Kingston LGBTQ+ Resources:
Education on Queer Issues Project: https://www.facebook.com/equipqueens/
Queen’s Human Rights and Equity Offices POSITIVE SPACE Program: http://queensu.ca/equity/
Levana Gender Advocacy Centre: https://levanagenderadvocacycentre.com/
EngiQueers: https://www.facebook.com/queensengiqueers
Sexual Health Resource Centre: https://www.facebook.com/shrckingston/
Four Direction Indigenous Student Centre
https://www.queensu.ca/fourdirections
TransFamily Kingston: http://www.transfamilykingston.com
OPIRG http://opirgkingston.org
OUT/IN Kingston: http://outin.ca/
HIV/AIDS Regional Services : https://www.facebook.com/harskingston/
Beers for Queers:
https://www.facebook.com/kingstonb4q/
GLBT Youth Talkline (National): Toll-free 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)


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