May 23, 2020
12pm – 9pm
Presented by Tagg Magazine and Fairy Gaymother Media
A Day of Music, Panel Discussions, Workshops and Laughter Benefiting Queer Women’s Media.
Queerantine Con was created to give LGBTQ women a virtual sense of connection filled with music, creative workshops, community discussions, and more. The day-long event will help raise money to save queer women’s media, specifically Tagg Magazine, a print publication and website dedicated to serving “Everything lesbian, queer and under the rainbow.”
Queerantine Con is an opportunity for people to meet online, showcase queer artists, speak with our favorite celesbians, and provide resources.
12pm – 12:15pm: Welcome
12:15pm – 1:00pm: QPOC Representation in Media
Join film critic Valerie Complex and Alexis Sanchez and Reign from LatinX Geeks, as they talk about the present trends and their future hopes for the state of QPOC in the media. This panel will be moderated by Ian Carlos Crawford, who hosts Slayerfest 98, a queer latinx run podcast about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1:00pm – 1:30 pm: Crafted Cocktails w/ Professional Bartender Jeni Blyth
Join professional bartender Jeni Blyth as she shows us how to make some fancy drinks to liven up our your May quarantine.
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Beyond Broadway
Beyond Broadway will feature live performances from Beth Malone, who originated the role of Big Alison in Fun Home, and Jax Jackson, who was last seen as Yann Fredericks in the Broadway version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Sex and Relationship Advice
Join lesbian comics Dana Goldberg and Bridget McManus along with sex educator and author Tristan Taormino as they answer your burning questions about sex and relationships. If you would like to submit an anonymous question, please e-mail email@example.com by Friday at 5 PM EST.
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Should’ve Been Gay Live Podcast Show
Lez Hang Out, the popular lesbian podcast, is bringing you the next installments of their ‘Should’ve Been Gay’ for Can’t Hardly Wait over livestream. Join hosts Leigh and Ellie, along with special guest Sabrina Jalees, as they talk about the movies, TV shows, or ships that clearly should’ve been gay. Join them for an afternoon of debauchery and fantasizing about homonormativity!
4:00pm – 4:45pm: Representation and Activism w/ Alysia Reiner
Let’s hear it for Orange is the New Black alum Alysia Reiner and the executive producer of The L Word: Generation Q, Regina Hicks, who will speak about how representation of queer women of color in the media can lead into activism.
4:45pm – 5:00pm: Mini Concert w/ Frenchie Davis
Get ready to be blown away with a performance by the multi-faceted Frenchie Davis, who has appeared on The Voice, and in the Broadway production of Rent.
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Black Queer Business
Join Eboné F. Bell, Arlan Hamilton, and Dana Piccoli as they talk about the stories and truths surrounding running a Black queer business.
6:00pm – 7:00pm: State of Lesbian Bars
With lesbians bar struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel features Lisa Cannistraci (Owner of Henrietta Hudson), Jo McDaniel (Manager of A League of Her Own), and Lisa Menichino (Owner of Cubbyhole) as they discuss what to expect from these important queer spaces moving forward. This panel will be moderated by writer Dana Piccoli.
7:00pm – 7:30pm: LPAC presents a Q&A w/ Abigail Medina
Join National Political Director of LPAC Lisa Turner, as she talks with Abigail Medina, an openly lesbian candidate running for CA State Senate. Medina will discuss successful organizing techniques for this political climate.
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Filling the Niche w/ Tomboy X’s Fran Dunaway
Fran Dunaway is the co-founder of TomboyX, a Seattle-based gender neutral underwear and loungewear brand launched in 2013. Any donations of $50 or more made during Queerantine Con will automatically enter you into a giveaway for a $100 gift card to TomboyX.
8:00pm – 8:45pm: Closing Party w/ DJ Tezrah
We’re ending the night with a dance party with music from DJ Tezrah, who specializes in Top 40, electronic dance music, Hip Hop, and other genres. You won’t want to miss these tunes from the Washington Blade’s Best DJ (2017 and 2018).