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Diane Torr, Rest in Power

 

15826216_10154487232238393_4949428711507515547_nDiane Torr, leader of the pack has passed!

She passed peacefully with friends and family in Glasgow 31st May 2017

Diane Torr,  Drag King, Educator and Human Extraordinaire is gone. We will miss her and her contributions for a more gender variety accepting & understanding world. Her wicked sense of humour that sometimes was unbearably dark. Her Mischief, Creativity and Kindness.
She was a Trailblazer and we will remember her with a big smile and gratitude. You made the world better Diane!
Thank You!

Me and Diane Torr Glasgow, Sep 2016I knew her as a performer, and then someone who became my friend. She asked me to come with her to Stockholm and Sweden for two ‘Man For a Day’ workshops she lead there,  b/w photo at the top is from one of these, she wanted me to assist her with make up and knowledge for these workshops. She had expensive taste and seeing her going out and order food and drink with someone else’s money was a joy to behold!  And so was the tenderness and ease she guided and lead women to start taking up more space, walk with mor confidence and using their voices in a different way at these workshops. I know that these exercises lead by Diane changed many women’s lives.

I saw her the last time in September when I was in Glasgow and we met up, and she told me about her diagnose and her plans on what to do after it was sorted out..

I hope that by the end  she knew  how much she was Loved and Treasured within our community and world. She really was one of a kind!

I really hope that we are many who keep on carry her legacy of do whatever we want to do and by doing so, touching and helping many people along our way. Because Diane, you did. You were a trailblazer and a person I will miss A LOT! Gender Bending and Gender Blending Rule!

Rest in Power
Diane Torr
1948 – 2017

Here is a clip from her promoting her book Sex, Drag and Male Roles at Bar Wotever in 2011. Many more clips and videos of her life and workshops can be found on You Tube.

Non Binary Cabaret

 

This time our Non Binary Cabaret is a Homage and a Fundraiser for one of our inspirational leaders, The iconic and progressive Male Impersonator Performance Art facilitator DIANE TORR!

 

16426030_10154573848453393_7411883699857617752_nWotever World will be hosting a special fundraising event for Diane Torr – a male impersonator who has inspired many drag kings around the world over  20 years. Tonight is a celebration of her work and how far the drag kings scene has developed. Recently she has been going through radio therapy, due to a brain tumour, and she can not work. And as a freelancer with low income, money is sparse. This is when all of us inspired by her and various forms of her Man for A Day Workshops and Drag King Performances get together and do something! All proceeds of this event will go directly to Diane Torr and her recovery time, so she do not have to worry to much about where & when pennies are coming in.

Performing with us on this jollification of a night is a plethora of our favve gender bending, non binary and Drag King acts.

With us are;
Adam All
Chiyo
Frankie Sinatra
Good Ness Gracious
Mark Anthony
Max Ryder plus GODMOTHER all the way from Berlin!

If you can not make it but would like to help, You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/75-support-for-diane

Event is a sit down event in the basement of The Glory, Limited seat available, and we tend to sell out our Non Binary Cabaret shows…. So get tix NOW!

Basement doors from 7.30 pm

Show start 8pm
End 10pm No Interval
Free afterparty until 2am provided by The Glory

Tickets In advance £12 full price,

£10 concession
via this link: http://woteverworld.com/shop/tickets/

Some tickets will sell on the door for
£15 , cash only and first come, first served basis.

ALL WELCOME!

This is a LGBTQ+ event for adults in a basement!