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5 ways to amplify BIPOC voices in Drag anti-racism drag drag king kings of joy making a difference queer the king coach Jan 28, 2023

Photo credit: Jamie James

This article is written by a white person predominately for other non-BIPOC people to talk about racially problematic assumptions and approaches, particularly within the well-meaning educated community of leftist, alternative and so-called politically aware ideologies. I...

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Podcast interview on LGBTI Conversations
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Podcast interview on LGBTI Conversations block 13 drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference media podcast queers of joy the king coach yoga Dec 27, 2022

Hosted by Anthony Doick, LGBTI Conversations Podcast draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may not, have heard about – someone who has seen and done amazing things within the LGBTI community for around the Globe.

In talking with Anthony, I share about growing up in a...

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Making waves at the Rainbow Wave Festival drag drag king lgbtqia+ queer the king coach trans Dec 23, 2022

When Caitlin from the Rainbow Wave Festival and Jade from Deep in Drag, the afterparty contacted me with a bold request to travel down to Bega, NSW during my busiest two weeks of the year, there was a reason I said yes.

I grew up in a small country town, Everton in North East Victoria, pop.374...

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The ripples of Drag Kingdom block 13 drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ making a difference the king coach Dec 15, 2022

Whenever we gather together, it's powerful. Things happen that were not going to happen anyway. From new connections to standing ovations, at Drag Kingdom we celebrated the end of the year together as the Kings of Joy community.

From this one night, here's the impact we made:

  • 30 Kings of Joy...
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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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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 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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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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