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Sharon Needles

Queer Bar Capitol Hill
Thu., Nov. 16, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. 2017


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Update: Queer Bar has canceled Needles's appearance. Owner Joey Burgess's statement: "Moving forward, Sharon Needles will not be booked for this event. This decision is the best decision for the community as a whole. I am also actively taking away lessons from the recent events for future booking. Queer/Bar is moving forward to thinking about structural engagement and visioning."

Controversial RuPaul alum Sharon Needles will perform. Here's Stranger writer and social media manager Chase Burns: "Needles' brash approach to RPDR won her the crown and laid the groundwork for the show's growing mainstream success, but it hasn't come without backlash. In the years following her TV coronation, Needles has dressed in Confederate flags, presented herself in Nazi regalia, and, as the Stranger has covered before, done and said some pretty racist shit." Joey Burgess, owner of Queer Bar, responded to internet criticism thus: "Queer/Bar is a place that looks forward, allows redemption and creates spaces for artists, controversial or not. We believe that people who make mistakes are capable of growing, understanding how their actions have hurt others and then changing their behavior. And once people make those changes, we believe they deserve the opportunity to redeem themselves."

Queer Bar

1518 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Thu., Nov. 16, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. 2017