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The Spotlight Revolution: First-time Drag Kings kings of joy Feb 08, 2024

Have you ever seen a caterpillar weaving its cocoon? It goes within to transform into liquid (true story) and later emerges as a butterfly. 

Four brand-new Drag Kings are soon to emerge from their journey through the 6-weeks of the Kings of Joy Gold Stars program with the King Coach, Danica...

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Embracing the Wilderness Within: The Transformative Power of Camp King kings of joy lgbtqia+ queer Feb 02, 2024

In the wilderness of our lives, finding a sanctuary where we can truly be ourselves is like discovering a hidden oasis in a desert. Camp King represents just that oasis, a place of refuge, rejuvenation, and self-discovery for the queer community. It is more than a mere gathering; it's a...

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Celebrating Boy Michael: And Their Win for Kings! drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars Jan 25, 2024

If you have not yet heard Rae aka Boy Michael’s podcast interview on ABC Earshot where they shared about coming out as non-binary, you are in for a treat. Released on Christmas Day (Merry Christmas!) at the end of 2023, their story is an uplifting and inspiring journey of gender,...

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Like a Pro: Crafting Your Drag King Persona drag king kings of joy Jan 12, 2024

Why are some people able to jump right up on stage and strut their stuff as a Drag King while others are not sure what to do next or even where to start?

I’m Danica Lani, the King Coach and I’ve proudly mentored 102 first-time Drag Kings through Kings of Joy since December 2020. I've...

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The Power of Gathering: 4 Reasons It's Essential for Your Best Life kings of joy Dec 06, 2023

As I open the front door, laden with a picnic blanket, rice paper rolls and Luna the dog, I’m still in the thick of anxiety about the state of the house. Having spent the weekend launching our 7-year-old daughter’s new slime business, there’s a trail of glue bottles, sticker...

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Kings Rise: Celebrating 3 Years of Queer Joy with a Spectacular Debut Performance! kings of joy Nov 28, 2023

[L to R: Ben D. Dick, Terra Cockta, Rex Coochie, in throne: Brad Arm Pitt.]

This week, Queers of Joy celebrates their 3rd birthday. What started out as a new performance night showcasing trans and gender-diverse artists has developed into a gathering of community and a celebration of trans and...

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Redefining Royalty: The Journey of The King Coach, Danica Lani kings of joy Nov 23, 2023

Chris aka Chase Cocks
I think it might be time to hear from The King Coach, Daddy Joy, my wife, Danica Lani. Dario, where are you?

Danica Lani  0:16  
My darling, my love. Where have you been in my life? **kiss** Give it up for Chase Cocks, everyone. Lives up to his name, that's all...

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Joyful Resistance: How Action Can Make a Tangible Difference block 13 kings of joy making a difference Nov 14, 2023

[Dandy Rawhole. Photo credit: Sarah Malone]

In times of humanitarian crisis and in the face of war, one can feel utterly helpless. It’s easy to spiral down. 

Having been an activist for the majority of my life (close to 40 years), starting with reading David Suzuki at age 8 and being...

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Kings of Joy Podcast interview with Jim Junkie: Vision Boards, Dolphins & Performative Masculinity kings of joy podcast Nov 07, 2023

Jim Junkie  0:00  
Alright, listen up legends!

Danica Lani  0:04  
Jim is in the house. Jim is in the Bandstand.

Jim Junkie  0:10  
Ready to work out.

Danica Lani  0:12  
Hello and welcome to the Kings of Joy Podcast Show Live at the...

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Kings of Joy Podcast interview with Po Trancey - Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energy kings of joy podcast Oct 31, 2023

Danica Lani  0:01  
Hello and welcome. My name is Danica Lani. And we are here Live at the Bandstand by Qtopia, Sydney. For our very first, live Kings of Joe - Kings of Joe, we've got no Kings of Joe! I've heard of him. Kings of Joe. For our very first Kings of Joy, podcast show....

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Kings of Joy Podcast interview with Ragnor the Ravishing: Breaking Viking Normative Stereotypes kings of joy podcast Oct 26, 2023

Danica Lani  0:00  

Please welcome to the stage, our one and only Viking of the night... and of the community. Ragnor the Ravishing! Make yourself at home. 

Danica Lani  0:30  

So everyone, welcome to the Kings of Joy podcast Show Live at the Bandstand by...

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Stories of Self-Discovery: Meet the Stars of 'The Kings of Joy Podcast Show Live at the Bandstand'! drag king kings of joy Oct 17, 2023

Are you ready to dive into a world of self-expression, empowerment, and unapologetic authenticity? Well, get ready because we've got a spectacular treat coming your way! The stage is set, and the spotlight is ready to shine on an extraordinary event that's bound to make your heart swell with...

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