Meet K. Stormé DeLarverie, popular drag king and a veteran of the Battle of Stonewall, and according to some, the catalyst:
a cop said to me: ‘Move faggot’, thinking that I was a Gay guy. I said, ‘I will not! And, don’t you dare touch me.” With that, the cop shoved me and I instinctively punched him right in his face. He bled! He was then dropping to the ground — not me!
Nineteen days. Yes, I’m counting down already.
I’m excited for Identity Boot Camp, the series of post-show convos after Learn to Be Latinamatinees that I’ll be moderating. The play deals with a way of “passing” that I call (at least when I do it) “identity hopping”, a code-switching of sorts. The events, 3 on consecutive Sundays, cover respectively: the creation and imposition of identity; the…