August 23: The San Francisco Queer Open Mic featuring: J MASE III

J Mase IIIIt is time for another queer open mic!

I’m super sorry I missed last open mic, I was performing in an show, if you missed it, boy did you miss something amazing but now I’m back, and we’re back in full force for August 23rd, get your poems, songs, jokes, music, and come to the show! BRING IT QUEERS!

Same Queer time 7:30pm!! Please join your hosts, BLYTHE BALDWIN and me, BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ!!

Same Queer list! List goes up at 7pm, remember, fills up fast, so show up on time.

Same Queer rules: You get 5 minutes to do one piece and one piece only. WE WILL STOP YOU if you go over time. No apologies, those are the rules.

Same Queer Space! Modern Times Bookstore 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, California 94110, come buy a book, support local queer artists and give Blythe and Me a hug! The date is August 23rd folks!
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J Mase III is a Black, Trans, Queer poet based in New York City and creator of the national performance event, Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement. As a performer and teaching poet, J Mase III has performed at venues internationally from London to San Francisco, at colleges and radio stations, to group homes and youth centers.  In J Mase’s other life as an educator and activist, he has worked with thousands of community members and service providers across the country on the needs of LGBTQ youth and adults in spaces such as faith communities, elementary schools, domestic violence shelters, medical agencies, juvenile justice organizations, foster care programs among others. Formerly affiliated with organizations such as Soulforce, Mase recently served as co-director of the 2012 Equality Ride helping to take 18 young adult leaders across the country to stop spiritual and political abuse aimed at LGBTQ people in religiously conservative arenas. On his off time, he can be found contributing to various academic and literary publications, some of these publications include the Vanderbilt African American Lectionary Online to talk about gay teens in the church, the anthology Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work to share insight about gender and genitalia and as both a contributor and editor of T in Philly. To find out more about J Mase III, feel free to stalk him on facebook, or track him on his website at!
Queer Open Mic Featuring J MASE III
Friday, August 23rd
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco!

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