Courtesy of Cheer Up Charlies, Lavender Thug

Lavender County

In 1926, historian Carl Sandburg described President Abraham Lincoln’s male friendships as having a “streak of lavender, and spots soft as May violets.” This phrasing, along with prompting queer inquiry into Lincoln’s legacy, stuck around as a slang term for gayness that carried into less-fun phrasing like the Lavender Scare and the Lavender Menace. Enter Lavender County, CUC’s “queer country showdeo” that celebrates all shades of purple LGBTQ passion. In addition to disco country tunes played inside and out by DJ Chorizo Funk and Vegan Leather, lavender lovers will enjoy drag by Gothess Jasmine, Bobby Pudrido, the Trans Era, Sticky Gold, Sir Beau Elliot, and Petty Cakes. Plus: Kind Clinic, on-site and ready to offer free HIV testing. – James Scott
Past date: Thu., Feb. 22
900 Red River,
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