A Trans Man Walks into a Gay Bar

Last on: Friday 26th May 2023

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For safety and comfort, as a condition of entry, all bags and coats must be placed in the cloakroom at all times.

A Trans Man Walks into a Gay Bar

Babes! We’re celebrating the launch of A Trans Man Walks into a Gay Bar and we’d love for you to join us!

Expect unapologetic queer performances, raucous laugher and Big Queer Energy with performances from Harry Nicholas, Shivani Dave as Dishi Sumac and Adam Zmith. Followed by an in-depth Q+A with Ryan Butcher (Head of News at PinkNews).

Books will be available to buy and sign on the evening.

Doors: 6.30pm. First performance: 7.15pm.

About the performers

Harry Nicholas (he/him) is an author and campaigner. He has contributed to publications in The Guardian, BBC Newsbeat, Metro, Huffington Post and BBC3’s viral video ‘things not to say to a trans person’. A Trans Man Walks into A Gay Bar is his first book.

Shivani Dave (they/ them) is a journalist and broadcaster, specializing in LGBTQ+ news, culture, and history. They have made the multi-award-winning podcast, The Log Books – sharing untold stories of Britain’s Queer History, and Black and Gay, Back in the Day – bringing to life a photo archive of Black LGBTQIA+ history from the 1970s to 2000. In drag they perform as Dishi Sumac, the only Tory you would want to see in his pants.

Adam Zmith (he/him) is a writer and podcast producer. His book Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures (Repeater Books, 2021) won the Polari First Book Prize and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. He is the writer and producer of the BBC podcast series The Film We Can’t See, and co-producer of The Log Books podcast. He’s always working on a novel, and is writing more non-fiction books including one about foot fetishes.

About the venue

The RVT is a gay bar. It has an accessible main door, with a small ramp for wheelchairs and is flat throughout the main area. There are gender neutral toilet cubicles that can be accessed without steps, but are not wheelchair accessible.

NOTE: Some material in this show may trigger or offend. This event is suitable for people age 18+. This is a queer and trans inclusive space. Cisgender and straight people are welcome – but please respect queer spaces and people. Racism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are not tolerated under any circumstances.