The Drag Queens of Indiana Avenue, 1933-1970
As we celebrate Pride Season 2020, we want to take a look back into our history and acknowledge we have always been proud and visible. The history of drag stretches back to ancient times where performers expressed genders in varying ways on the stage. The impetus for drag queens to take their performances from the theater into clubs begins in the jazz era when Black gay men and Black transgender women openly seized control of the industry and took drag shows in a direction we recognize them today. This presentation will feature a social history of Indianapolis’ drag queens and their role in modernizing drag on a national level.
6:30-7:30 PM Presentation by Stephan Lane
7:30-8:00 PM Q&A with the Audience
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About the Speaker:
Stephen Lane, Indianapolis Special Collections Librarian, will be our special guest lecturer for this event in our Educational Series. He will present an engaging lecture and conversation on Drag Queens of Indiana. Lane earned a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of the Arts in Public History (MAH) from IUPUI in December of 2018.
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