WRFL extends Queerslang festival to one week


Provided by Ethan Fedele, WRFL Design Director

Odele Liff

WRFL’s Queerslang is back and it’s bigger than before. Unlike previous years, the WRFL event now expands to a full week of festivities. This year’s events begin Monday, Oct. 9, and end with a rowdy concert Saturday, Oct. 14.

The event takes place annually to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer and Allyship community, and not only aims to educate and raise awareness of LGBTQ issues within the community, but for all who attend the week.

Queerslang has a diverse array of events for the week, beginning Monday at the Bowman’s Den walkway, from 1-3 p.m. Students can find and talk with University of Kentucky organizations. Tuesday will have events and workshops by the GLSEN, and other groups will be represented as well.

On Wednesday evening, Lizzie Bordens’ film, Born in Flames, will be screening at 21c in Downtown Lexington. The film is of the Feminist Sci-FI genre and it comments on racism, sexism, as well as heterosexism and classism.

Thursday includes a panel discussion with Mayer Gray and Assistant Provost Hollingsworth. WRFL has even included a link in which you can submit your own questions for the panel. Friday will include a walking tour of Downtown, and afterward a concert will be held at the UK Art Museum.

Saturday will bring the festival to a close with Queerslang’s last event involving Drag Shows and a concert with headliner Trixie Mattel.

WRFL has a Facebook event page, and more information on the event can be found at WRFL’s website, http://wrfl.fm.