Featured Past Program

The Queens’ English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases Online Event

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

From abigail to zucchinis and hundreds of words and phrases in between, LGBTQIA+ lingo carries with it a vast history. Words like in the lifebulldyke, and bulldagger were born from the 1920s Harlem Renaissance era. The lesbian bar scene during the 1940s created butch and femme. And 1970s ballroom culture graced us with workfierceshade, and read. Join author and performer Chloe O. Davis and she celebrates the language that serves as the cultural heartbeat of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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