They say Drag Kings and Drag Queens and in between, but there is so much more to say about dragging and drag performance. The history lies within the trans community. They started dragging, as form of resistance against the binary and patriarchal society. We now see that primarily white cisgender people are taking over the stage and steeling the show, yet forgetting its history. This is not a new phenomenon, white people have been colonising, whitewashing and claiming like they invented it. Together with BIPOC Drag performers, we will reflect on how they navigate the drag scene as a BIPOC LGBTQI+ person. During the show, we will have several BIPOC LGBTQI+ performers, showing and celebrating diversity within the community.

This event can only be attended physically at our studio. The recordings will be made available later on and can be viewed via or via our YouTube channel.


SasaHara ( They/Them) is a creative born in Paris and based in Amsterdam since 2017. They work as a drag transformer and a writer, playing with drag aesthetics in different formats (editorial, club, theater) to create queerophantasmic narratives. They find inspiration in ancient mythologies and transforms them in order to allow queer narratives to be a part of it, through fantasy writing. Alongside their personal creation, SasaHara works as a creative producer (production, curation, PR, communication) for various artists and collectives. As a manager, they are interested in promoting communality through art and upholding non-normative narratives.

Sarah Naqvi (they/them), is an Indian artist, based in Mumbai/ Amsterdam. Their work engages in narratives themed around religious and societal polarisation, centring art as their tool for activism. Primarily working with textiles, embroidery, songwriting, and performance, they have developed a relationship with drag to make dissent enjoyable.

Angelina Loqui is a drag performer and member of the house of hopelezz for more than 6 years now. Angelina Enbodies Masc and fem, All genders combined and celebrated in this full sized drag performer. Your curves are to be celebrated. Lets express ourselves and embrace our curves.
Grizolda started her drag queen career 22 years ago in Ukraine.
Now Grizolda is part of HOUSOFHOPPELEZ, Grisolda (Yusuf-Gregori) she/he is a musician, dancer, entertainer, actor, painter and poet. Grizolda love enjoy with life, She Loves enjoy with every moment. But after all everything what happened with us , happening now and what will be happenings with us.
Silly Dick is a non-binary drag king that loves to play, they are a part of the house of Løstbois since 2019. A cute and fucked up genderclown that is using silliness and playing as a way through healing of the constructs that were laid upon them.
Programme seriesQueercity

Queercity bouwt voort op de reeks van Femcity van Pakhuis de Zwijger maar geeft hier een queer draai aan. Tijdens de QueerCity reeks presenteren we verschillende thema’s die de BIPOC LHBTQI+ gemeenschap treft, waaronder kunst, cultuur, geschiedenis, veiligheid, trans zorg, woningnood en statushouders.