Curated and Co-Produced by Tigger!
In 1967, Jack Doroshow aka Flawless Sabrina produced a legendary drag pageant at The Town Hall. It was documented in the film, "The Queen," which was selected for Cannes Film Festival in 1968 and came to be regarded as a landmark of queer culture.
Flawless Sabrina produced their first drag show in 1959 and many more for decades to follow. Over the years Flawless served as mother and mentor to hundreds of artists and musicians, and countless more people who visited them in their salon/home on the upper east side.
On November 18, 2017 Flawless Sabrina passed away at age 78.
Fifty years after the release of "The Queen," The Town Hall and the children of Flawless Mother Sabrina celebrate their legacy. Featuring a screening of the film, followed by musical tributes by Taylor Mac, Justin Vivian Bond, The House of Labeija and more, we pay homage to a New York City icon, mentor and mother.
PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFITS ALI FORNEY CENTER
The Ali Forney Center's mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. Since AFC's launch with just six beds in a church basement, the organization has grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youths in the country—assisting nearly 1,400 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center which provides over 70,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered site housing program.
Donation level examples:
For $1,000 you’ll help keep 1 homeless youth off of the streets for one month.
$500 helps to cover 1 full week of outreach, which places a team of staff on the streets handing out blankets, food and helping to connect youths to AFC’s drop in center.
$250 helps to cover 1 full week of meals for 10 homeless young people offering three nutritious meals a day including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
$100 helps to provide toiletries (tooth paste, soap, deodorant, shampoo) and socks, underwear and undershirts for 20 homeless young people.
$50 helps to cover the cost of outreach supplies for one week including snack bars, personal hygiene supplies and safe sex supplies.
Screening of The Queen courtesy of www.thequeen1968firstlegaldvd.com
*Artists subject to change*
*Please be advised this event contains nudity*