Other Brothers

Other Brothers
Sunday, June 16; 7-9 pm
SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market @ Octavia, 2nd Floor
Other Brothers is a collaboration of artists from a wide variety of cultures, races, classes, and creeds who fall somewhere on the spectrum from masculine female to the new transman. Their hope is to open hearts to erase restrictive stereotypes surrounding gender identity.

La Tricia Ransom is a 37 year-old butch dyke who is her mother’s only daughter and sometimes the son she never had. She is a performance virgin, and without the love and support of her partner Tamra Winchester or the encouragement of her brOTHERs, would still be sitting in the audience saying, “I wish I had the nerve to do that.”

Jaycub Perez is a 27 year old, Pacific Islander, Trani-Boi, Musician and Poet. Jaycub is known for his “hard-to-swallow lyrics” on gender, racial and religious issues. His style ranges from hip-hop to folk-punk and Goddess forbid he is sometimes caught as Margaret Cho puts it, “fanning the flames of his faggotry!” Jaycub strives to own his own record label in the future and has performed at “Sisters Rise Up”, “Luna Sea Theater”, and “Harvey”s”.

Yosenio V. Lewis is a dark skinned Latino female to male transsexual who has been an activist since 1973. Maintaining his commitment towards social justice, he has directed his passion and energies to securing rights for a variety of marginalized groups. He is a health educator, speaker, writer, trainer, organizational management consultant, facilitator and spiritual hugger. He’s on the board of directors for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center and an appointee to the San Francisco Transgender Civil Rights Implementation Task Force. He is also a founding member of All Our Families and Chair of the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC). In his spare time he also does spoken word performance with QueLACO, the Queer Latino Artists Coalition.

E. is a strong butch expressing his/her self on many levels of the artistic spectrum. S/he writes, composes and creates to challenge, expand and open our understanding of ourselves and others. S/he invites you into his/her world so as you can be empowered to walk in your own.

Angelo is a 41 year old other, from the streets of St. Louis, MO who appreciates all aspects of being. Angelo says “I observe life as it flashes before me, ever changing me, and it feels good to finally have the opportunity to share what goes inside of me. My quest in life is to go deeper each time that I breathe. Writing is the way that I touch God and God touches me back. Three of my most favorite things are life, love and lust. Life because it is through the inhale and exhale of living that I reach for something better, Love because it is with the reaching inside myself that I find something better, Lust because it is the breath of another in sync with mine that I explore the possibilities of what better must look like from the inside”.

Prado Gomez is a proud Mestizo Chicano/Apache/Hopi son of San Francisco. He was introduced to the magic of theater in high school. Since then he has spent 7 years writing/acting/directing with DramaDIVAS and a few years backstage at a few Bay Area theaters. You’ll soon see his face (and other parts of him) on the small screen in “Unhung Heroes” scheduled for release this summer.

Johnnie Pratt is a 42 year old enough to know better African-American female-bodied transgender performance artist who grew-up all over the continental U.S. and the Far East as a Third Culture Kid (better translated as military brat). His desire to belong and perform prompted him to actualize a dream and organize the transgender people of color performance collective called brOTHERs (better known as “Other Brothers”). brOTHERs provides an avenue to live out es exhibitionism while reaching out to Trans folks of color with truth, much love, and respect with regard to the struggles of our daily lives. Es life quest is to create a safe space for folks to actualize who they really are on all levels of their being with as much playfulness as possible. As far as living the reality of es gender identity, it takes its form in faggot sensibilities with woman loving tendencies.