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Akbar hosts ‘Planet Queer’ 6th anniversary performance celebration

Akbar Planet Queer

“Planet Queer” celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight at Akbar with a performance extravaganza resembling cabaret with a queer twist, and cake. Photo: “Planet Queer.”

SILVER LAKE — “Planet Queer” celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight at Akbar with a performance extravaganza resembling cabaret with a queer twist, and cake.

The festivities start at 8 tonight and admission is $5.

“Planet Queer” — Los Angeles’ longest running monthly LGBTQ performance event — will be inhabited by dance, spoken word, music, video art, drag, burlesque, and performance art.

“Planet Queer” was founded in 2012 by Ian MacKinnon and Travis Wood.

“ ‘Planet Queer’ is dedicated to enabling a new queer renaissance in L.A. by providing a consistent platform for original queer performance works,” Wood said via email. “For the last six years, on the third Monday of the month, PQ has been a venue where queer artists can present their visions in the context of liberation for all and to help the world become more creative and queer.”

A dozen queer artists will take the stage for the sixth anniversary event:

  • Heather Barron
  • Heather Damage
  • Martin Wiech
  • Jayk Knight
  • Evil Mutants
  • Miss Barbie-Q
  • Robert Patrick
  • Billie White Acre
  • Hope Kinyon
  • Juan Martin Matamoros
  • Empress
  • Maurice Daniel

Here’s a map to Akbar.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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