HigherGround Music

A Monthly Queer Social & Dance Party


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Showcase Lounge

South Burlington, VT

$5 advance | $10 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Pop-Up! Queer Dance Party's SASS producers are super proud to present the exclusive Burlington screening of the doc MAJOR! and an after film queer dance party at Higher Ground.

Friday, May 12
8:30-10 p.m. MAJOR! doc
10 p.m.-1 a.m. queer dance party with DJ Llu + DJ Rob Douglas

This is an 18+ event, $5 donation/ticket for general public and free entrance for the trans + POC community.

Through Major!’s “Major to the People” Program, we are offering FREE entrance to the film for all trans folk and people of color. Yes, really you are our guest. Please RSVP at: pop.up.queer.dance.party@gmail.com. No one will be turned away at the door.

All SASS funds after event expenses from the night, as well as donatinos from the audience collected that night, will go toward Miss Major’s Circle of Care (missmajorfilm.com/circle-of-care).

// About MAJOR! //
This is the story of one woman’s journey, a community’s history, and how caring for each other can be a revolutionary act.

MAJOR! follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old Black transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

Film synopsis:
Miss Major’s personal story and activism for transgender civil rights, from mobile outreach and AIDS prevention to fighting the prison industrial complex, intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today.

She is a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and was incarcerated at Attica months after the 1971 Uprising. Most recently, Miss Major has served as the executive director of the San Francisco-based Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a grassroots organization advocating for trans women of color in and outside of prison that is led by trans women of color.

Miss Major’s extraordinary life and personal story is one of resilience and celebration in a community that has been historically traumatized and marginalized. While mainstream gay rights and marriage equality dominate the headlines, Miss Major’s life is a testament to the fierce survivalism and every day concerns of transgender women of color, who so often live in the margin of the already marginalized.

Official trailer and more information at missmajorfilm.com.

// About SASS + Pop-Up! Queer Dance Party //
Making queer space has always been an act of resistance and in this new age of Trump, making joyful, connective, social queer space is even more radical. Come make new friends, meet new loves, network with other community organizers, or just let loose for a night every month with us.

SASS + Pop-Up! QDP aim to create intentionally inclusive and safe space for all patrons and we ask that you partner with us by vibe watching for inappropriate, dangerous, or non-consensual behaviors.

We also ask that everyone come scent free to the party, so that our chemical sensitive queer community members can attend without their health being compromised.

SASS's proud and pretty producing collective are Noah Dictive, Nikki Champagne, and DJ Llu.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403