I love Memphis, TN. It is one of my favorite cities in the USA despite the fact that so many Memphibians (it is on the Mississippi River) say the most disparaging things about their fair city.
The LGBT communities in Memphis are amazing, and I feel so grateful that back in 1999 when I was just coming out, I had the support and mentoring of so many fine LGBT folks in Memphis.
Nearly five years ago in Memphis at Holy Trinity Community Church, I premiered my play, Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House (The Rev. Meadows character is actually somewhat based on Rev. Tim Meadows, a pastor at the church). So I think it is fitting that I do my retirement show in Memphis.
(Note: I say retirement meaning that I will officially announce my retirement of the play on Feb 22, 2008 in Memphis and then in Cher-like fashion, I will have a farewell tour that will extend into May, well without all the costume changes)
February 22-24, 2008! You need to come to Memphis that weekend. Not because of my retirement show, but because of so many wonderful events happening in there that weekend.
- The Ex-Gay Survivor Art Show at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center will open on Friday 2/22 and run throughout the weekend at the MGLCC (892 S. Cooper) The show is hosted by the MGLCC & Beyond Ex-Gay and curated by Christine Bakke.
- Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House–How I Survived The Ex-Gay Movement, Friday 2/22 8:00 PM at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper)
- Preview of the Morgan Fox’s film This is What Love in Action Looks Like Saturday 2/23 8:00 PM at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper)
- Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center‘s 5th Anniversary Party at 892 Cooper Sunday 2/24 2:00-6:00
19 Years in Memphis, 5 Years in Cooper Young!
- Memphis premiere of Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible, Sunday 2/24 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Community Church (685 S Highland Street)
So, will I see you in Memphis?