Sasha Velour is a gender-fluid drag queen who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Velour won season 9 of the Emmy-winning reality TV competition, Rupaul’s Drag Race which was nominated for an additional 8 Emmys that same year. She has been called "A new American monarch,” by NPR. She produces and stars in the drag show “Nightgowns,” which has been called “[the] thinking queens drag show” (Time Out NY) and “a signature blend of thoughtful, politically-charged, emotional drag” (NEXT Magazine). She is also the creative force behind Velour: The Drag Magazine, a yearly publication about drag artists that has been called “unmistakably thoughtful…[with an] edgy, demure, and exacting aesthetic” (Bushwick Daily). Velour designs all of her own merchandise and products. Her illustration and comics have been published in QU33R, Posture, Cicada, InkBRICK, Suspect Device, and Comics Workbook Magazine. She recently created a Google Doodle of Marlene Dietrich.
Mercy Mistress is a drama series based on the memoirs of a Chinese-American Dominatrix in New York City. From the nucleus of one woman’s work, the show delves into power, capitalism, and sexuality with a spoonful of dark humor. Every relationship calls into question: Who is in control? Which side is the end of the leash?
The Illustrious Blacks
The Illustrious Blacks have arrived to save the world one beat at a time! Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks!
The EveryMan Project
From the Catskills to Hudson Valley and beyond, Phoenicia Flea has been a celebrated gem in Upstate New York since 2014, enticing New Yorkers to flee the city for the very best in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, furnishings, food & drink and more. Now, for the first-time ever, Phoenicia Flea kicks off its “Summer Market Series” in the greater New York City area at The William Vale Hotel (111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249) from May - September 2018.
Home, a Queer Cooking Series
Home is a queer cooking series. Home is inclusive. Home is about real people and real food. It’s about coming together, taking care of each other and sharing our stories. It seeks to create loving, human and honest images of queer people through something we all do each day. Food brings people together, it’s personal and creates intimacy.
Brian Falduto —best known for his iconic line, "You're tacky and I hate you" in the film School of Rock — is all grown up, and sharing his personal creative and coming out journey to empower young LGBTQ people. Through, his newly launched and International Coach Federation-certified endeavor, called Love Life, he hopes to work with LGBTQ teens to help them work through trauma, access their creativity, and live as their most authentic selves.