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Drag Kingdom. 30 Drag Kings. 1 stage. anti-racism block 13 choreography drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ making a difference performance queer the king coach Dec 06, 2022

Drag Kingdom on 8 December brings together the Kings of Joy community in an end-of-year performance night that is the biggest Drag King event of the year. Topped only by our first Drag Kingdom in August. With 30 Drag Kings performing, it's a celebration of the uplifting community we are part of...

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My most epic on-stage fail - and what I learned choreography empowerment performance Nov 21, 2022

I’m in Monterey, California, US on stage in front of 800 people from around the world attending a conference on global transformation. 80 people are dotted around the audience with flashlights. I move around on stage, imagining myself as a conductor, directing those 80 people to stand up...

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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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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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Live from Drag Kingdom #1 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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Podcast interview: I Want It That Gay with Cara & Anna choreography drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance podcast queer Jun 07, 2022

I Want It That Gay 

Thurs 9 June, @ The Red Rattler, Marrickville, Doors open at 7:30 pm

Buy tix here: $25-$40

Danica Lani 0:01
Hello, and welcome everyone. My name is Danica Lani, and this is my podcast Yay. I am known as the King Coach. I'm a choreographer, I work to empower LGBTQIA+...

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Kings of Joy podcast interview with JSTARR aka Rory: getting gigs & living the dream kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance podcast queer queers of joy May 20, 2022

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Danica Lani 0:02
Hello and welcome everyone. My name is Danica Lani. I am the King Coach also known as Daddy Joy and the Mother of Drag Kings and welcome to this podcast episode number two or three we'll see. Maybe. See where it lands. Today we are joined by Rory aka J...

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Bye, bye, bye... (boobies) choreography drag king empowerment kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference performance queer the king coach trans May 13, 2022

Photo credit: Sarah Malone

Gender affirming surgery has been raised in political commentary leading up to Australia's federal election with current Prime Minister Scott Morrison helping spread alarmist views and misinformation about this topic, alongside one of his colleagues. 

Less than a...

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Do one thing a day that scares you drag king empowerment lgbtqia+ performance queer the king coach May 06, 2022

Photo credit: Sarah Malone @sierramalevich

I have something deep to share with you this week. On Saturday night at Temple, I took fate into my own hands and... walked my first (mini) ball.

I've seen balls here in Syndey - Sissy Ball has been fabulous, but my very first ball was when I was living...

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Kings of Joy podcast interview with Jim Junkie: Reaching your max potential drag king kings of joy performance podcast queer the king coach Apr 28, 2022

Danica: Hello and welcome, my name is Danica Lani and this is my blog. Yeah! I am the King Coach among other things and today, I’m hoping to interview Jim Junkie… Are you there Jim?

Jim: What? Oh – oh… Hey, hey legend – hey, how are ya?

Danica: Hi! Thanks for...

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Am I nervous or excited? drag king empowerment kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance queer show ponies the king coach Apr 11, 2022

To perform in front of a crowd can bring on a mix of emotions from terror and nerves to elation and exhilaration. Recently, our 6-year-old made her debut marching in Rainbow Families at Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. One morning, she remembered the squishy earplugs that have lived under...

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