Come As You Are: HOUSTON!

Ready or not, queer we come

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots (the Rosa Parks moment of the GLBT civil rights struggle), Come As You Are: HOUSTON! presents performance art by Houston-based artists celebrating the range of queer sexuality. Michael Harren's piece Fucked!/Fucked, a mix of spoken text, video and original music, presents the ins and outs of sex at 26 and then at 40. Daaimah Mubashshir will reinterpret the "movement of Salah (Islamic prayer) as queer action," which she says allows her to incorporate being openly queer and Muslim. And Jonatan Lopez will be titillating the audience with his Latin Lover Conservation. "I present them as a species in danger of extinction...you know, due to the economic crisis and (pause) immigration..." According to Lopez, the three gay, bisexual and straight Latin lovers in attendance will offer romantic services to the audience ranging from "sultry words whispered in your ear, to serenades, to one-minute make-out sessions." 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For information, call 713-335-3445 or visit www.diverseworks.org. $5.
Sept. 17-18, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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