An Official Event of Houston Pride Month
The Inaugural Genderless Cocktail Party is THE place to be PRIDEFUL this upcoming June (National LGBTQIA+ Pride Month). Join Pride Houston in celebrating the full spectrum of diverse gender expressions, trans, gender-nonconforming, asexual, intersex and beyond, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open wine bar. Get ready to take off for a night filled with fantastic food, delicious drinks, amazing music and high flying fun. Majority White Cocktail Attire strongly encouraged but not required.
Host Angel Iman:
Angel Iman is a black woman of trans experience, reigning Miss Black Trans International, an artist, and long time community advocate and organizer. She has dedicated much of her career to working with LGBTQ people who have experienced violence. Currently, Ms. Iman works at a Kansas City-based non-profit committed to providing housing and supportive services to homeless children, youth, and families. Angel is a former Project Coordinator & Advocate for the Kansas City Anti Violence Project. She is the National Director of Trans Women of Color Collective. With this platform, she continues to carve out safe spaces nationally for transgender and gender non- conforming folks to receive support, access, and affirmation.
Host Ian Syder-Blake
Ian Syder-Blake is known as the drag father of Houston and has had the honor of working in many states during his six-year career. He has hosted and produced multiple shows, including the popular H-Town Kings. Ian has made it his mission to bring new entertainers into the community and continues working to build the scene for Kings of all types, both locally and across the nation
DJ Stunt Queen
DJ STUNT QUEEN (Merrique Jenson) is a queer, trans, multiracial, Latinx artist of color. As a DJ, she has closed out the national Flyover Fest 2018 & helped headlined Seattle Pride for the past two summers, 2017-2018. Merrique also produces the #GetWoke events though her company, SocialScope Productions, a consulting and coaching company focused on LGBTQ multimedia and artistic projects, cultural competency training and innovative youth program design models. She currently serves as the Program Director for Transformations, a local KC trans and gender-expansive youth group and has received national awards for her advocacy and work with young people, for the past 20 years, who are experiencing homelessness and street-based youth, racial justice advocacy, addressing the juvenile legal system and media’s impact on queer and trans lives. Merrique is a celebrated documentary filmmaker, a published writer and has blogged for The Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Bitch Media and The Advocate.
Learn more at getwokekc.com and follow her at FB & IG: merriquej