Spotlight of Inspiration: Joan Jett Blakk
Although the Democratic presidential primary is now largely uncontested with Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee, more former presidential hopefuls have joined an ever-growing pantheon of peers. These candidates may not have been successful in their quest to win the presidency, but their campaigns nonetheless influenced the political discourse and reflected the important issues of their time.
One such candidate was the drag queen Joan Jett Blakk, who ran for president in 1992. Joan Jett Blakk is the alter ego of artist and activist Terence Smith. Blakk was the first drag queen to run for president and created a “camp-pain” only a drag queen could conjure.
Terence transforming into Blakk inside a restroom at the 1992 DNC.
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Pride events around the world have been canceled, but Pride remains. Join a global virtual Drag Queen Bingo evening and help Democrats Abroad get out the vote in 2020!!!
This will be a wild night hosted by a fabulous drag queen, with prizes, and performances!
Date: Saturday, June 13th
Time: 20:00-22:00 CEST (Paris, Vienna) | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT (San Francisco)
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During this global pandemic, many of us are wondering: should wear face masks, where to get them, and how to make them.
DA LGBT Caucus Co-Chair Martha McDevitt-Pugh has been making face masks. In this workshop, she will share her experiences and tips on making face masks for yourself and others, and how to engage your community in supporting those of us who want and need to wear masks.
Want to try making your own mask? Below are some resources to get you started.
Video instructions for making the mask
Wearing masks: taboos and culture
Should I wear a mask?
Who Should Wear a Mask?
Resources for making different kinds of face masks
07:00 PST (SAN Francisco, Seattle)
10:00 EST (New York, Washington D.C.)
15:00 GMT (London)
16:00 CET (Spain, Germany, Sweden)
For the fifth year in a row, Democrats Abroad Greece will be supporting the LGBTQ community at Athens Pride 2019, which will take place on June 8, 2019, in Athens' Syntagma Square. Support for LGBTQ rights is a cornerstone of the Democratic Party platform.
DAGR will sponsor an information and GOTV (Voter Information for US citizens abroad) booth with DA LGBTQ Caucus as co-sponsor, from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on that day. DAGR members will also march behind the DAGR banner in the Pride parade in the evening.
DAGR members are encouraged to volunteer to staff the booth in 2-3 hour shifts throughout the day (11-2; 2-5; 5-8), and to join us in the parade. About 20 DAGR me
mbers joined us for last year's parade. We'd like to double that number this year.
Interested in volunteering?: contact Steve Medeiros, DAGR Chair and DA LGBTQ Caucus member -
Via email at: email@example.com or via SMS at 694-811-9121
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