Local drag queen Maebe A. Girl – who identifies as genderqueer and nonbinary and uses she/her and they/them pronouns – is making a run for Silver Lake Neighborhood Council here in Los Angeles.
In a statement sent to The Advocate, she highlighted the necessity for queer people to have a seat at the table in politics during a time period when federal recognition is being erased.
“Drag has always been political, and the mere act of being in drag in public is a political statement,” Maebe said. “We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re not going anywhere. I hope my run inspires other queens to use their skills as public speakers and entertainers to promote the LGBT agenda — which is inclusion and recognition for all types of people who deter from sexuality and gender norms. I want to show that drag queens, trans folks, and all queer people are an important and valid component of our society. Our voices deserve to be heard.”
In addition to LGBTQ people, Maebe pledged to be a voice for intersectional communities. “While my heart and passion are in LGBT issues, I feel the need to work for all oppressed minorities, including women and immigrants,” she said.
The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council election will take place Saturday, April 16, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Los Angeles.
(via The Advocate)