MondoHomo puts queer justice to a queer beat

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Less than a week away from Atlanta’s gay-tastic annual MondoHomo festival, organizers release the beast of details on four days of queer-stravaganza, including the 2012 theme “Queer Justice! Queer Beats!”

MondoHomo is ready to rain down its pizazz for the 2012 festival. Staying true to its political nature, MondoHomo proudly announces this year’s theme of “Queer Justice! Queer Beats!”.

The theme embodies the purpose of MondoHomo–recognizing that art and music by queer performers is fundamentally political, not to mention fabulous. Welcoming a slew of fresh blood in the MondoPosse, we promise to bring a glitter-infused weekend.

The South’s only festival of its kind is ready to deliver its dirtiest, sexiest, gay ol’ time!

The MondoPosse tightens its venues this year so that all of the main events go down at the Arts Exchange. What does that mean to you? Yes, less driving. But it also means camping out if you just want to stay all night, every night Thursday through Sunday, over Memorial Day Weekend. {[email protected]” title=”E-mail MondoHomo”} for camping info.

Other new extras this year include an on site Food Truck and a ‘”real, live Grindr app” during the festival weekend. A station will be set up where participants are able to take a picture, post it to a board, and write on other’s postings.

The good times roll at the kickoff on Thursday, May 26, which includes the Queers on the New Frontier art show and Queer Zines exhibit, performances by MondoSpoken: Word! poets, and the Queertastic Musical Selection featuring the Lamentations. If you’re up for it, the Mondo Dance Off continues at 11 p.m. at Mary’s in East Atlanta.

Yes, dear queer. The fun goes on and on Friday, with the Who’s Beats? Our Beats! concert. San Francisco’s Double Duchess headlines acts including Atlanta’s own Sexual Side Effects and Kin4Life, plus D.C.’s GlitterLust.

Kick it up all day on Saturday, with the Skill Shares & Brunch starting at noon with workshops on political and social issues along with food and mimosas to wash it down. That night, the Mondo Variety Show brings on drag, burlesque and film, as well as two more Queertastic Musical Selections, this time by Florida’s Elysian Sex Drive and Atlanta’s the Back Pockets band of musicians, performance artists and dancers.

Don’t sashay away from MondoHomo until you’re told. The Mondo Sashay dance party on Sunday night at Mary’s is your permission to say so long, but not before the Mondo Meadow, which is open all day at Arts Exchange for picnicking, community love and carnival games.

Information continues to flow in about MondoHomo. In the meantime, buy full-access festival passes online to help fund the almost all-free festival, and keep in mind that they’re looking for “volunqueers.”


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