Join FUTUREHOOD founders Mister Wallace and aCeb00mbaP to celebrate the creative contributions of queer and transgender people of color in music, film, and other media. They’ll share recent projects and discuss how their collective is raising the profile of artists of all identities. Followed by a special musical performance.
Femme and queer people of color are centered at this epic event to celebrate the kinkier side of our sexuality. Hosted with Queen! at smart this building wide rave falls on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend as we close out the annual International Mr. Leather competitions.
Party Mom, Kristen Kaza, & Cool Mom, Mister Wallace, team up to bring IML to the Queer Future, I AM ELLE. Our line up reflects the ethos that femme and queer people of color are the makers of queer liberation. This years line up includes Slomo resident, Audio jack, FUTUREHOOD darling, THE WIFE OF WRATH, and the Cool Mom of FUTUREHOOD Mister Wallace with special guest FEE LION, SAYA NAOMI, TSPEANUTBUTTERS, & ALEXA GRAE.
Check out photos from last years I AM ELLE and purchase your tickets to this years event
A city’s social progress is shaped by the people that call it home, and Chicago is no exception. A movement of artistic collectives is elevating Chicago's marginalized communities to reshape the city's social climate, including the founders of Chicago's longest-running weekly party Queen!, queer Black femme collective Party Noire, LGBTQIA+-centric label and artist collective FutureHood, and drag performers Bambi Banks and Kenzie Coulee.
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