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When Kindness Works: a new partnership kings of joy lgbtqia+ the king coach Nov 28, 2022

I'm standing in the events space at the back of The Working Kind Collective and the founder of Bambuddha Group, Anna Sheppard is waving her hand enthusiastically towards the wall which will soon have mirrors installed for our new rehearsal and workshop space for Kings of Joy. She turns to me...

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How to be a Trans Ally empowerment lgbtqia+ queer trans Nov 14, 2022

I identify as a lesbian and my gender expression is bi-gender, which means 'both', or the 'all of it.' I have a physical body that's female and an energetic body that is male. I married a lesbian who is now non-binary trans-masc. I'm here to talk about my top five tips for how to be an ally this...

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Block 13 & Chris Lani-McAllister on The Guilty Feminist podcast anti-racism block 13 feminist lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Nov 08, 2022

I'm a feminist, but... when Chris woke me from a deep sleep at 4 am whispering, "Deborah Frances-White said you too!", all I could muster was, "Jesus." All my body wanted to do was rest and fight off my flu symptoms. As I lay there, semi-conscious, hearing Chris start the shower, I had one...

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How we pay it forward in Kings of Joy drag drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ queer the king coach Nov 03, 2022

It all started when I got a call from Jim Junkie, our loveable, local Drag King Fitness Influencer.

Jim (Becks Blake) said to me,

“I loved being part of that first group of Kings of Joy with all first-time Drag Kings. I wasn't sure if I would ever get to find a creative community...

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Find a place to belong, not fit in drag kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance the king coach Oct 27, 2022
Photo credit: Sarah Malone

"[Kings of Joy] has been an incredible experience. It's been amazing to be in my body in a way that you don't often get to be. Especially because I'm in the middle of going home to tell my parents... that I identify as queer. I'm not out to them yet. So it's been a...

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Kings of Joy podcast interview with Trans Mission: sharing joy with LGBTQ refugees anti-racism block 13 drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference music podcast queer queers of joy the king coach trans Oct 03, 2022

Danica Lani 0:00
Hello, and welcome my friends. Welcome to my podcast. My name is Danica Lani. I am the King Coach, also known as Daddy Joy and Mother of Drag Kings. And today I am thrilled, absolutely over the moon to introduce you to Trans Mission.

Trans Mission 0:19
Hi. Thank you so much for...

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Who's your (Drag) Daddy? choreography drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance queer the king coach Sep 26, 2022

Midsumma Carnival 15 Jan, 2012 (L-R Danica Lani, Rocco D'Amore, Lucy Berry & Alison Shirley.) Photo by Alison Bennett

My Drag King apprenticeship really began in the salon chair. Rocco D'Amore was my hairstylist for many years - and my Drag Daddy. We discussed everything from representation...

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Kings of Joy podcast interview with Katie aka Randy Rootrat: finding community & making art drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ podcast the king coach Sep 16, 2022

Danica Lani 0:00
Hello, and welcome everyone. My name is Danica Lani, and I'm known as the King Coach. I'm a choreographer, also known as Mother of Drag Kings and Daddy Joy. And welcome to my podcast. I'm thrilled to introduce to you today, my very special guest, Katie Lambert, aka Randy Rootrat....

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The birth of a new song for Block 13 block 13 kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Sep 08, 2022

A newly released song 'Joy' penned by one of our Kings of Joy, Bridget Harilaou aka Trans Mission, was written as a love letter to our LGBTQ+ friends living in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, in Block 13, Kakuma, Kenya. When you buy the song from Bandcamp,...

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Drag Kingdom block 13 choreography drag king empowerment gift to the world kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ making a difference performance queer the king coach Aug 31, 2022

Live from Drag Kingdom!

Chris aka Chase Cocks 0:00
You know, I could talk about this whole thing all night but I think we would probably be best to hear it from the choreographer, the creator of Kings of Joy, my wife, Danica Lani…

Danica Lani 0:11
Now I’m gonna cry…

Danica...

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Folk means music of the people a'capella diary gift to the world lgbtqia+ music performance Aug 25, 2022

I grew up singing with my Mum and my 3 sisters in 4-part harmony while we did the dishes. We made recordings and sent them over to Nana in Wales. The Welsh have a strong A'capella lineage. Mum was in a local women's A'capella group called Common Thread. She wrote songs such as Woman of Substance...

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What?! Kings of Joy T-shirts! block 13 drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ making a difference queer the king coach Aug 16, 2022

This Thurs 18th August is our inaugural, never been done before night of Drag Kingdom, bringing together the groups of Kings of Joy in an epic night of boi bands.

And as another first, we are releasing our very first, brand new Kings of Joy t-shirts designed by King of Joy, Toby aka Martin Van...

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