Queer Strip Club Night

By Sarita Das

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Queer Strip Club Night

Project 2019-08-15 20:53:00 +1200

B O D Y H A U S

AUCKLAND'S QUEER STRIP CLUB

 

We want to host a strip club night for queers, by queers! An evening of erotic art & live performances that is a safe and inclusive space. Our goal is to raise awareness of the fact that strip clubs do not pay their dancers an hourly wage, and we want to do this by hosting a night where we pay them a base fee, on top of whatever tips they earn on the night.

 

We also want to de-stigmatise this important line of work, and redefine what sensuality looks like by putting on a beautiful, artful, sex positive night.

 

But most importantly, we want to create a safe space for trans & gender diverse dancers, who often don't feel safe enough to perform elsewhere. We want to create change by celebrating all bodies and by making this experience accessible to queer patrons who may not otherwise feel comfortable in a traditional strip club.

 

This space is for those who have always wanted to embrace their erotic side and go to a strip club, but didn't feel like that space was for them. This is a place for queer performers, and queer patrons to come together.

 

Our little team of passionate sex positive queers are the right people to do this because we have had personal experiences with how mainstream strip clubs work, and we want to do better! We want to dismantle the heteronormative gaze that usually occupies strip clubs and replace it with our own queer as f*ck lens.

 

We want to ask our queer community all over Aotearoa to help sponsor this event so that it can finally become a reality! The money raised will go towards :

  • The dancers hourly wages (the most important part!)
  • Security (vital in creating a safe space for the dancers)
  • A slammin DJ 
  • Venue & Equipment hire 
  • Promotional material
  • Paying the artists who helped us

 

Our current budget is enough to just make the night happen, but we would love to raise at least $3,200 because we want to make sure all our queer whānau who helped us gets paid for their time and mahi. If we have hit our budget please keep giving, as you can be sure every dollar will be going towards the queer artists we are working with, and hopefully THE NEXT EVENT!

If you have ever wanted to support your local queer community, now is your chance! If you live outside of Tāmaki Makaurau and can’t attend but still want to support, check out our amazing array of rewards like tote bags & limited edition Polaroids!

 

 T H E  T E A M

 BH Team

S A R I T A

Somatic Sex Educator, pleasure advocator & interdisciplinary artist. 

N I K O L A I

DJ, queer event facilitator and maker of spaces.

K Y A H

Performance artist, stripper & witch.

 

 

Video made by: J E R M A I N E  D E E Z

 

Comments

Updates 3

We did it!

03/11/2019 at 8:38 AM

Kia ora koutou katoa!

 

We are so incredibly humbled and grateful for every single one of you. Thank you, Kia ora, Dhonnobad, Fakaue lahi.

We finally did it, and with your help, BODYHAUS: a queer strip club night is happening at the end of the month!

Have a look at our Facebook Event or head to Eventbrite to grab your tickets!

 

When: 22 Nov

Where: Raynham Park, K rd

 

For all of you who bought a ticket already - you will recieve an email confirmation of your ticket in the next week.

For those who ordered a tote bag or a polaroid, your reward is on it's way! We will be in touch soon :)

 

Thank you again - and see you at  the event!

 

XO BODYHAUS

 

 

Almost there!

18/10/2019 at 11:50 AM

Kia ora!
We can't believe we made our minimum goal with 10 days still to go! Thank you so much. Here are some more beautiful images by the talented Jermaine Deez to excite you for the big night! 
We have picked a date so put it in your calenders : Nov 22nd, at Raynham Park. 

We would love to ask for the remaining $330 to meet our working goal of $3200 so we can put on a spectacular night for all of you, and give everyone who helped us a small koha. 

Please share around and watch our social media pages for more news leading up to the big day! 

Aroha nui,
BH team

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Bodyhaus - Moe Laga-Toleafoa

06/10/2019 at 4:15 PM

Kia ora e te whānau.
We are humbled and so grateful for all of your contributions so far, and we are now OVER HALFWAY there! 
Here is Moe Laga-Toleafoa talking about why a queer strip club is important for her, and why we need you as a community to help support us in this venture. 

We have till the 21st to meet our goal, please keep sharing our posts or tell your queer friends about us, we don’t want want anyone to miss out! 

Thank you, Kia ora, Dhonnobad, Fakaue lahi
XXX
BH TEAM

    Pledgers 70

    Elise Power
    2019-09-30 09:11:49 +1300
    Christopher Stewart
    2019-09-30 05:10:53 +1300
    Caylon
    2019-09-30 03:42:48 +1300
    Vixen Temple
    2019-09-30 03:14:12 +1300

    "Great stuff! As a bisexual stripper you have my full support xx"

    Angela Zhang
    2019-09-29 23:59:28 +1300

    "xx"

    Angela Zhang
    2019-09-29 23:58:20 +1300

    "Woohoo love your work!! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-29 23:02:32 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-29 22:34:31 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-29 20:53:59 +1300

    "Long overdue."

    Jess DuceyPledgeMe Staff
    2019-09-29 19:37:05 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of Queer Strip Club Night

    Queer Strip Club Night

    Project 2019-08-15 20:53:00 +1200

    B O D Y H A U S

    AUCKLAND'S QUEER STRIP CLUB

     

    We want to host a strip club night for queers, by queers! An evening of erotic art & live performances that is a safe and inclusive space. Our goal is to raise awareness of the fact that strip clubs do not pay their dancers an hourly wage, and we want to do this by hosting a night where we pay them a base fee, on top of whatever tips they earn on the night.

     

    We also want to de-stigmatise this important line of work, and redefine what sensuality looks like by putting on a beautiful, artful, sex positive night.

     

    But most importantly, we want to create a safe space for trans & gender diverse dancers, who often don't feel safe enough to perform elsewhere. We want to create change by celebrating all bodies and by making this experience accessible to queer patrons who may not otherwise feel comfortable in a traditional strip club.

     

    This space is for those who have always wanted to embrace their erotic side and go to a strip club, but didn't feel like that space was for them. This is a place for queer performers, and queer patrons to come together.

     

    Our little team of passionate sex positive queers are the right people to do this because we have had personal experiences with how mainstream strip clubs work, and we want to do better! We want to dismantle the heteronormative gaze that usually occupies strip clubs and replace it with our own queer as f*ck lens.

     

    We want to ask our queer community all over Aotearoa to help sponsor this event so that it can finally become a reality! The money raised will go towards :

    • The dancers hourly wages (the most important part!)
    • Security (vital in creating a safe space for the dancers)
    • A slammin DJ 
    • Venue & Equipment hire 
    • Promotional material
    • Paying the artists who helped us

     

    Our current budget is enough to just make the night happen, but we would love to raise at least $3,200 because we want to make sure all our queer whānau who helped us gets paid for their time and mahi. If we have hit our budget please keep giving, as you can be sure every dollar will be going towards the queer artists we are working with, and hopefully THE NEXT EVENT!

    If you have ever wanted to support your local queer community, now is your chance! If you live outside of Tāmaki Makaurau and can’t attend but still want to support, check out our amazing array of rewards like tote bags & limited edition Polaroids!

     

     T H E  T E A M

     BH Team

    S A R I T A

    Somatic Sex Educator, pleasure advocator & interdisciplinary artist. 

    N I K O L A I

    DJ, queer event facilitator and maker of spaces.

    K Y A H

    Performance artist, stripper & witch.

     

     

    Video made by: J E R M A I N E  D E E Z

     

    Comments

    We did it!

    03/11/2019 at 8:38 AM

    Kia ora koutou katoa!

     

    We are so incredibly humbled and grateful for every single one of you. Thank you, Kia ora, Dhonnobad, Fakaue lahi.

    We finally did it, and with your help, BODYHAUS: a queer strip club night is happening at the end of the month!

    Have a look at our Facebook Event or head to Eventbrite to grab your tickets!

     

    When: 22 Nov

    Where: Raynham Park, K rd

     

    For all of you who bought a ticket already - you will recieve an email confirmation of your ticket in the next week.

    For those who ordered a tote bag or a polaroid, your reward is on it's way! We will be in touch soon :)

     

    Thank you again - and see you at  the event!

     

    XO BODYHAUS

     

     

    Almost there!

    18/10/2019 at 11:50 AM

    Kia ora!
    We can't believe we made our minimum goal with 10 days still to go! Thank you so much. Here are some more beautiful images by the talented Jermaine Deez to excite you for the big night! 
    We have picked a date so put it in your calenders : Nov 22nd, at Raynham Park. 

    We would love to ask for the remaining $330 to meet our working goal of $3200 so we can put on a spectacular night for all of you, and give everyone who helped us a small koha. 

    Please share around and watch our social media pages for more news leading up to the big day! 

    Aroha nui,
    BH team

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

    Bodyhaus - Moe Laga-Toleafoa

    06/10/2019 at 4:15 PM

    Kia ora e te whānau.
    We are humbled and so grateful for all of your contributions so far, and we are now OVER HALFWAY there! 
    Here is Moe Laga-Toleafoa talking about why a queer strip club is important for her, and why we need you as a community to help support us in this venture. 

    We have till the 21st to meet our goal, please keep sharing our posts or tell your queer friends about us, we don’t want want anyone to miss out! 

    Thank you, Kia ora, Dhonnobad, Fakaue lahi
    XXX
    BH TEAM

      Elise Power
      2019-09-30 09:11:49 +1300
      Christopher Stewart
      2019-09-30 05:10:53 +1300
      Caylon
      2019-09-30 03:42:48 +1300
      Vixen Temple
      2019-09-30 03:14:12 +1300

      "Great stuff! As a bisexual stripper you have my full support xx"

      Angela Zhang
      2019-09-29 23:59:28 +1300

      "xx"

      Angela Zhang
      2019-09-29 23:58:20 +1300

      "Woohoo love your work!! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-29 23:02:32 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-29 22:34:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-29 20:53:59 +1300

      "Long overdue."

      Jess DuceyPledgeMe Staff
      2019-09-29 19:37:05 +1300

      Followers of Queer Strip Club Night

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 21/10/2019 at 9:00 PM.