JAN 2017

1/13 Panelist - Trans* Panel at University of Washington : Seattle WA

1/25 Speaker - Critical Community Organizing at University of Washington : Seattle WA

FEB 2017

2/11 46th Seattle Coronation at Renaissance Hotel : Seattle WA

2/18 Host - Gay Bingo at Fremont Studios : Ballard WA

MAR 2017

3/17 Performer - Arnie's Annual St Patrick's Fundraiser at CC's : Seattle WA

3/24 Cohost - SAM Remix at Seattle Art Museum : Seattle WA

3/31 Cohost - Seattle Red Dress Party at Century Ballroom : Seattle WA

APR 2017

4/7 Panelist - Trans* Panel at Kane Hall 130, University of Washington : Seattle WA

4/8 Keynote Speaker - Fil-Am High School Conference at University of Washington : Seattle WA

4/8 Host - Legendary at Seattle Art Museum : Seattle WA
4/20 Guest Speaker - PFLAG Bellevue at First United Methodist Church : Bellevue WA

4/23 Host - ICON, a celebration of drag, art & life! at Marriott Waterfront Hotel : Seattle WA

4/29 Host : Aleksa Manila & FRIENDS benefiting Pride ASIA at Neighbours Nightclub : Seattle WA

MAY 2017

5/12 Emcee : Pre & Post Concert, Celebrate Asia - Special appearance by AR Rahman at Benaroya Hall : Seattle WA

5/13 Panelist : “Celebrating the Seattle Filipino Community” Forum in conjunction with "Here Lies Love" at Seattle Repertory Theater - Seattle WA

5/14 Presenter : Translations Closing Night at NW Film Forum : Seattle WA

5/20 Keynote Speaker: Family 2.0 Gathering at North Seattle College : Seattle WA

5/20 Host :  Royal Pride Pageant at the Filipino Community Center : Seattle WA

5/22 Host : 14th Annual Saying Out Loud Conference at the Tacoma Convention Center : Tacoma WA

5/26 Host :  14th UW Drag Show at University of Washington : Seattle WA

5/28 Host/Organizer : 6th Annual Pride ASIA Celebration at Hing Hay Park : Seattle WA

JUN 2017

6/1 Emcee : Together for Justice and Equity, Equal Rights Washington benefit at Mt. Baker Community Center : Seattle WA

6/3 Judge : La Femme Magnifique Pageant at Neighbours Nightclub : Seattle WA

6/6 Emcee : Lavender Graduation at University of Washington : Seattle WA

6/11 Emcee : Pride March & Rally at Cal Anderson Park : Seattle WA

6/20 Mayor's Pride Reception at Seattle City Hall : Seattle WA

6/22 Panelist : Dig Deep Panel Discussion of The Legend of Georgia McBride at ACT : Seattle WA

6/23 Honorary Coach : Annual Pride Storm Game at Key Arena : Seattle WA

6/24 Host : Drag Queen Story Time at Family Day / Pridefest Capitol Hill at Cal Anderson Park : Seattle WA

6/24 Referee : Quake Rugby Charity Match with Mudhens at Bobby Morris Playfield : Seattle WA

6/24 Host : Gender*Fierce at Fred Wildlife Refuge : Seattle WA

6/24 Host : Neighbours Nightclub : Seattle WA

6/25 Judge : Seattle Pride Parade at Westlake Stage on 4th Avenue & Pine Street : Seattle WA

6/25 Host : Pridefest Main Stage at Seattle Center : Seattle WA

JUL 2017

7/23 Emcee : Everett Pride at Legion Memorial Park : Everett WA

OCT 2017

10/7 Host : Miss UTOPIA Pageant at Highline Conference Center : Renton WA

10/9 Host : LGBTQ Aging Conference at Tukwila Conference Center : Tukwila WA

10/15 Host : Gay Filipino Pageant at Filipino Community Center : Seattle WA

10/28 Host : Teen Drag Pageant at King County Library : Kirkland WA

Point. Click. Drag.



2/11 Emcee : Celebrate Asia at the Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall - Seattle WA

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MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas present: Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

August 2016 — June 2017

Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington

Currently at the Henry is the second iteration of Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects, an ongoing series of exhibitions organized by Chris E. Vargas, Executive Director of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art. 99 Objects  gathers archival materials and works by contemporary artists that narrate the history of transgender communities. The presentation at the Henry focuses on lives and experiences specific to Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest: individuals including Nell Pickerell (also known as Harry Allen and Harry Livingston [1882-1922]), Her Imperial Majesty, Empress of Seattle Aleksa Manila and Marsha Botzer, transgender activist and founder of Ingersoll Gender Center (1977); and places such as The Garden of Allah, a social gathering space popular in the years after World War II known for its female impersonator cabaret acts. By bringing together these materials, 99 Objects reclaims the history of gender variance and draws lines of kinship across time, while simultaneously pointing to the incomplete nature of this history, including the stories that we will never know because they have not been preserved or never existed but should have. Click here for more.