Hey folx. It has not missed our radar that our theme (Blood & Gold) may hit a tender spot in the LGBTQ community considering the terrible gay-bar shooting in Orlando just a few days ago. We are talking about it. The purposes of the evening in our mind are the following:
1. To build deeper connections between the queer community and the burner community.
2. To support queer working artists.
3. To raise money for Tranzmission, and thereby help bring an end to HB2.
4. To celebrate each other in our most radical expressions of self.
To this end, we believe that staying with the theme (which was drawn from key elements in the story of Salome) is a bit of a smack in the face to terror and those who wish to keep us at home, hiding and ashamed. Fuck them. We will party together, represent ourselves however we like and love proudly whoever the fuck we want.
This evening, we will be sacredly adorned in gold, and joined by the Blood between us. The Blood of our faemily lost, and that Blood which exists only in the ether, tying us in love.