Queer Voices

August 12th 2022 Queer Voices

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Queer Voices
August 12th 2022 Queer Voices
Show Notes

"Shaking the Blue Flamingo"-- Kindred Spirits Fundraiser--Houston Women's Group

We speak with Gwen Flager, writer of “Shakin’ the Blue Flamingo“. This is the story of older women who maneuvered and managed the social stigma and prejudice of their sexual identities.  They once ran naked across golf courses, ate plates of greasy fried chicken and survived whispered sorority scandals. Twenty years later, while organizing the first LGBTQ prom for the local high school seniors, these non-traditional women are spun to the brink when their successful sorority sister returns to town determined to romance the woman she has loved all of her life. Women of all shapes, sizes and flavors are invited to see their own likeness of and similarities to the women of Shakin’ the Blue Flamingo when Dirt Dogs UNLEASHED in association with Sweet Darlin’ Productions present Shakin’ the Blue Flamingo, written by Gwen Flager, directed by Bonnie Hewett at MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston), 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002. August 12 – 20, 2022. 

GUEST: Gwen Flager

Finally, we speak with Kennedy Loftin about the Kindred Spirits reunion dance and Decadent Desserts. Kindred Spirits returns With 500+ LGBTQ women and friends Dance the night away to your favorites songs from the 70s & 80s Elegant chandeliers & balconies overlooking Downtown. Kindred Spirits Dance takes place Saturday, August 27  7PM-Midnight VIP Decadent Desserts Reception  6-7PM The Ballroom at Bayou Place  500 Texas St Featuring DJ Lotus Inferno New! VIP Decadent Desserts Reception Like the AssistHers' Decadent Desserts event, the reception will feature delicious desserts from local LGBTQ chefs. A decadent spread of deliciousness, plus hosted wine & beer bar, 6-7PM. 

GUEST: Kennedy Loftin

We speak with folks from the Houston Women’s group. The Houston Women's Group is a diverse multi-generational feminist group for all women, that has been meeting since 1975. Currently meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.  In-person meetings, once they resume, will be at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore Blvd., 3rd floor, room #302 (elevator accessible). We have a featured presenter and/or general discussion about our lives and current events. Each woman defines her own feminisms. After the group adjourns, those that choose to may gather at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a meal and further conversation.

Guest: Sharon Prince