Get Ready, LA! This September, the Center will host its inaugural Latinx Heritage Month commemoration with Queerceañera (queer-seh for short), an inclusive take on the coming-of-age quinceañera tradition throughout Latin America and the United States.
Hosted by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15 alum, Salina EsTitties, our Queerce is a cultural summit and community cotillion rooted in accessibility and unbridled celebration; quinceañeras are often regarded as out-of-reach status symbols, and our event breaks the gender norms and structures of said celebrations. Both vibrant and bold, Queerce will spotlight LA’s richly diverse queer, Latinx diasporic experiences.
RuPaul’s Drag Race México host Valentina will be honored at the event, kicking off a year-long ambassadorship with the Center to uplift and support outreach within the Latinx community. She will sit down for a keynote conversation with Mexican-Native American entertainer, Miss Benny. The duo will be honored for their trailblazing work in entertainment as breakout, culture-shifting nonbinary and trans artists, respectively.
● 5:30PM - Doors + Bars Open
● 6:00—7:15PM - Quince-style cocktail reception and a mixer in our courtyard, and then guests will be escorted into our Renberg Theatre.
● 7:15—8:30PM - Emceed by celebrity host Salina EsTitties, the stage program will consist of show stopping performances, special honoree presentation and keynote conversations with influential figures from the LAtinx community.
● 8:30—10:30PM – Tiempo de Vals -- the post-program offers more cocktails and surprise live performance elements in the courtyard for guests to enjoy before dancing into the evening.
ASL provided for the program. Event venue is wheelchair accessible.