Major competition arises in the run for a spot on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council!
And just when we thought there was no hope in politics…
Maebe A. Girl, who identifies as genderqueer/nonbinary and uses she/her and they/them pronouns, is locally known for her hilarious impressions of political figures while dressed in drag. More recently, Maebe has gained recognition for continuing to raise her voice on stage, but for a rather different crowd.
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In a statement sent to The Advocate, Maebe expressed the importance of having queer people present in politics, especially now, when it feels as though federal recognition is being erased. “Drag has always been political, and the mere act of being in drag in public is a political statement.”
“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,” Maebe declared. “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.”
Maebe is also pledging to be a voice for intersectional communities such as minorities, women, and immigrants.
By the looks of it, this newcomer is truly a force to be reckoned with. With plans to preserve Silver Lake’s prosperous LGBTQ history, it seems as though her efforts to keep the quaint Los Angeles community a safe and welcoming place for everyone, will come innately and with a ton of support.
The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council election is on Saturday, April 16 and locals can cast their vote from 12p to 6p at the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Featured photo courtesy of Advocate.
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