CHM Event

First Tuesday Talk- Drag as an Artform and Activism with Sid D’Lish

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coos History Museum-Sprague Gallery

The June 6th First Tuesday Talk will take place from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in person at the museum in the Sprague Gallery. Seating is limited to 75 participants. Doors to the museum will open from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Description:

Join us at the Coos History Museum as our speaker, Sid D’Lish explores the role of drag throughout history and discusses the uptick in stigmas towards drag.

From Shakespeare to RuPaul, from liberation to oppression; the story of drag has always had a place in our society, our culture, and in our community. We will look at how drag culture has transformed over the last century as a form of gender expression and how kings and queens have set different paths within the 2SLGBTQ+ community and within mainstream America.

Registration opens six weeks before the program. You can register in person at the museum or over the phone by calling 541-756-6320. Walk-ins are always welcome!

  • CHM Member: If you are a current CHM member, this program is free* to you.
    • [Note*: Number of free entries depends on membership level.]
  • Non-Member In-Person: If you are a non-member joining us in person, the price is $7.

Speaker Bio: Sid D’Lish

Sid has been a producer, director, and drag king performer for over 8 years and is one of the founding members of the Lezbe King drag king collective in Boise, Idaho. The Lezbe Kings currently host two monthly shows each month at local venues and as well as a number of video and traveling productions throughout the West. Sid has worked with numerous mainstream entertainers and a variety of artists including drag queens, kings, belly dancers, comedians, singers, burlesque, and circus performers in his productions and is passionate about bringing awareness to the history of drag kings and its relevance in both the 2SLBGTQ+ community and beyond.

~ Thank you to our partners at United Way and Southern Oregon Coast Pride ~


All events subject to change.