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      PEM Pride 2024

      Celebrating Local Legends: Film Screening, Panel and Presentation

      Friday, June 28, 2024 from 2—4:30 pm

      Celebrating Local Legends: Film Screening, Panel and Presentation

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      In-person event
      Location: Morse Auditorium

      $5 members; $10 Salem residents; $20 students; $30 nonmembers. Includes museum admission.

      Join us as we celebrate our cherished LGBTQIA+ community and local “Werks of Art” this Pride Month, in partnership with Salem’s own Miz Diamond Wigfall! Our afternoon film screening will be followed by an evening dance party and drag show featuring special guests Cain and Landon Cider (season 3 winner of the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula).

      Celebrating Local Legends: Film Screening, Panel and Presentation
      2–4:30 pm | Morse Auditorium

      This Pride, we are focusing on uplifting community voices. Join us in kicking off PEM Pride 2024 with a special screening of Peabody TV’s documentary The Drag Queens, Kings, and Things of Salem, featuring the Hometown Queeros collective. The screening will be followed by a panel conversation about drag arts, queer communities and gender euphoria and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary. Our panel guests include filmmaker Randyll Collum and the Hometown Queeros: Miz Diamond Wigfall, Maxine Harrison, Buster Pants, Stardust Cropper, Miss Michael, Dick Kayin and Peewee Vermin.

      After the Q&A, cheer and snap your fans for a runway walk by young people from the North Shore community, who have been guided on a gender euphoric workshop journey facilitated by Maxine Harrison and Buster Pants in partnership with PEM and NAGLY.

      About the collaborators

      Randyll Collum
      Randyll Collum

      Randyll Collum (she/her) is a passionate advocate for community-driven education and creativity. As the Associate Director of Education at Peabody TV, a community access station located on 81 Main St in Peabody, she plays a pivotal role in empowering individuals to explore the world of media and filmmaking. She decided to create a documentary on the Hometown Queeros because they provide so many safe spaces for herself and many other individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community in Salem, MA, and throughout the North Shore.

      Miz Diamond Wigfall
      Miz Diamond Wigfall

      Miz Diamond Wigfall (she/he/they) is the queen of Salem, and she’s here to be the hostess with the mostess. You can catch her doing shows every week at venues across the North Shore. This former NYC queen is an Ultimate Drag pageant winner and has been featured by Disney, Trojan, Mondo and more!

      Maxine Harrison
      Maxine Harrison

      Maxine Harrison (she/they) is the tatted glam-alien fashion clown of Salem, MA. A North Shore native, Maxine has been performing in drag for over 10 years, and is the current reigning winner of the Boston Drag Gauntlet: Cycle 8! Maxine takes a lot of inspiration from cult classic films directed by John Waters, starring the iconic Divine. She loves musical theater, horror movies and all things drag! You can catch her at BitBar for Fierce Fridays, every Sunday at Gulu Gulu Cafe DJing for Diamond’s Dine-In, and every fourth Thursday of the month at Jacques Cabaret in Boston, MA for The Early Early Show with Maxine Harrison! Find them on Instagram and TikTok @maxineharrisonx or at https://linktr.ee/maxineharris... for merch and upcoming shows.

      Buster Pants
      Buster Pants

      Buster Pants (he/they) is a cheeky drag king who likes to keep it weird. Pants will be busted, hearts will be broken. You will be confused, and you will love every minute. Buster Pants has a monthly king/thing show at BitBar in addition to many shows and shenanigans in Salem, Boston and New England. They also have a new podcast called Buster's Beat which can be found on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud. Follow them on Instagram @pantsbuster for all the latest info! Linktree.com/busterpants.

      Stardust Cropper
      Stardust Cropper

      Stardust Cropper (he/they) is a drag king who has been studying and doing makeup for over 15 years: “On stage, I lip-sync and vogue. I was very fortunate to be trained by some local legends in the art form. With my drag, I bring black art to the forefront. I like to parody the male archetype from a nonbinary AMAB perspective. Drag is so fulfilling to me as I can put all my artistic interests into it. My drag face is very inspired by my anime. I never thought that there was a place for me in the art form but with support from my local community, I carved out a space. Never doubt yourself!”

      Miss Michael
      Miss Michael

      Miss Michael (she/he/they) is the bearded queen of Salem and has been spooking the public since 1996. A drag artist who loves long walks in the local cemetery and a coffee at her local brewery, she’s ready to dance her heart out for your viewing pleasure. You can catch her at Hallowed Ground Salem for the monthly Big Gay Night Out as well as various performances in Salem and Boston. Instagram: @missmichaelpires.

      Dick Kayin
      Dick Kayin

      Dick Kayin (he/they) is a a real living embodiment of a bygone era, one which will never die. Once thought to be destined for greatness, his eccentricities often leave others scratching their heads. You can find him performing all over the Salem area and around Brooklyn, NY in drag, burlesque and all forms of performance art. Dick Kayin will confuse and intrigue you – prepare yourself, he’s the most professional loser you’ll ever meet. Instagram: @dickkayin. TikTok: @dickkayin.

      Peewee Vermin
      Peewee Vermin

      Peewee Vermin is Salem’s premiere goblin. This drag thing is just stumbling his way through life hoping that at least one person finds it somewhat entertaining. They like to mix high-concept looks with campy performances that will always keep you guessing. Is this funny or is this guy fully serious? Who knows! You might think he’s cute, but watch out, he bites! Instagram @verminpeewee. TikTok @shanvermin. Linktree /shanpdk.

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