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Featuring Lexi Adsit 

AUGUST 23 | 7-9 pm, Doors at 6
Artists Repertory Theater
Tickets $15 – 35 (pay what you can)

Basic Rights Oregon and our friends at the Artists Repertory Theater invite you to Front and Center, a performance benefit featuring queer and trans artists of color! The evening’s performances will run the gamut of performance art, spoken word, singing, and dancing. All proceeds from the evening will go to fund the racial justice and transgender justice programs at Basic Rights Oregon.

This year our headliner will be Lexi Adsit – a fierce, fat, and femme translatina writer, storyteller, and stand-up comedian best known for her sassy, incisive feminist comedy style rooted in themes that advance social justice. She is the co-leader of the Oakland-based Peacock Rebellion, an art group centered around trans women and femmes of color. In addition to her performances, her writing has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!

Other featured performances include:

Zeloszelos Marchandt has been called a tapestry of individual. They are Oregon’s first Black trans news editor and recently won Mx Crush 2018. When not “newsing” they perform mixed media literary arts, sing and circus.

Geeta Lewis is a Queer, Trans Woman of Color, a visual artist, writer and storyteller. Her Oregon adventure began on the couch of a friend of a friend in 2006. She eventually found made her way to Portland in 2015, where she’s actively served within the LGBTQ community to help build a more equitable world.

Bouton Volonté  is a film student and I teach a modern dance/vogue fusion class in town. They are in the local vogue house, the House of Flora, and spend a lot of time collaborating with local artists. Most of their art centers either their own gender experiences or attempts to empower and encourage local POC communities.

No one will be turned away from the event due to an inability to pay. If you can’t afford a ticket at one of our sliding-scale tiers, please email araguaney@basicrights.org. 

This event is ADA accessible and ASL interpreted.

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