This will be GenderF**k’s first year.
“We’re hoping to make it a tradition,” Carroll said.
A key part of the event, she said, is that it will not be a competition or require admission.
A goal of the event is to be something everyone can go to, Carroll said.
“A lot of traditional drag has been one-directional,” Carroll said. “Men as women and women as men. We’ll have all of that and more.”
GenderF**k, Carroll said, will expand the boundary, and she encountered a lot of enthusiasm while organizing the event.
“When I talked to anyone about the idea, people became instantly excited and really wanted to help,” Carroll said.
The event stresses gender expression as a performance for communicating social messages.
The event will include about 15 acts from about 10 performers, Carroll said.
She added that performers will include students and Bloomington community members and experienced performers and newcomers.
While no entry or admission fees are charged, SAGE is asking for donations for Middle Way House at the door.
Middle Way House is a nonprofit social service that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and works to end such abuses. It also provides housing and education for kids, Carroll said.
“Middle Way does a lot of great things for the Bloomington community,” she said. “We want to give back to them.”
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