N.Y. Scene March 2012: Miss Lez Pageant, Hey Queen and more!

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N.Y. Scene is a monthly column that chronicles events of interest for lesbian and bi women in New York. Grace Chu has come out of lesbian scene retirement to navigate the vast and ever-evolving New York City scene, so you don’t have to. Follow her on Twitter.

Miss Lez Pageant 2012

Move over, Miss America and Miss U.S.A. The most prestigious pageant in the land of the free and home of the brave is Miss Lez, a production that has proven year in and year out to be wilder and more unruly than the unidentified mammal living on Donald Trump‘s head. The land of the free and home of the brave is, of course, Brooklyn, where — as we learned over the course of the night &mdsah; the “chochas” are free and only those who are brave enough to witness simulated period sex and Rapunzel-esque pubic hair survive.

Before the raucous performances and the NSFW-unless-you-work-at-Babeland interview sessions brought the crowd to stitches, Making Friendz, one of prolific queer musician Tami Hart‘s projects, kicked off the night. 

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