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Tender Hearts: A space for men’s feelings

June 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT

$7 – $25

This unique event is brought to you by the producer of events like Unresolved Feelings and Unruly Bodies. In this night of sharing stories, 10 queer and trans men will take the stage to talk about what softness looks like in a hard world.


Jeremy Dutcher
Shawn Hitchins
Rajesh Sankat
Kanwar Saini
Darren Creech
Josh Lamers
Billy Gekas
James Didier
Charlie Graham
Braden Alexander

Men need safer spaces to show vulnerability. Braden Alexander, our guest curator, explains why we’ve curated a line-up of queer and trans men for our first Tender Hearts event:

“Our queerness doesn’t extricate or protect us from The Patriarchy, and so we have an opportunity — and a responsibility — to redefine the terms of masculinity. Queer men find it useful to cultivate a shiny, tough veneer over our true selves in order to protect ourselves from a hostile heteronormative society. But these performances don’t leave us much room to be honest, vulnerable, or to heal. Tender Hearts will offer us the collective courage we’ve been searching for: to choose new names for tender feelings.”

Doors @ 7
Show @ 8

All are welcome at this event, but we really hope you’ll bring your cis, hetero, male friends and lovers. Bring your Dad too! This is an event we all need so badly. These stories will help us locate ourselves, as a collective, outside of a system that has historically erased and stigmatized the feelings that connect us to one another, as humans.


Access Note for Attendees:

  • There are no steps leading up to the entrance
  • There are no e-doors, but there will be volunteers will be at the doors for easy access
  • The event space is all on one level, including bathrooms
  • Bathrooms are gender neutral and doors will remain open, as there are no e-doors
  • Bathrooms each include a wheelchair accessible stall and sinks, taps, towels, and hand dryers can be reached from a wheelchair
  • Accessible seating will be reserved for those in mobility devices as well as those who need to sit
  • All aisles will have clearance for wheelchairs and other mobility devices

We always reserve a few seats for community members for whom ticket cost is a barrier.

We are hoping to secure ASL interpretation for this event. Please write to [email protected] ASAP if you would like to attend but require ASL and we will update you when/if we are able to secure an interpreter.

If you have any questions about access or access needs not mentioned here, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with the subject line: “Access Request for Tender Hearts event”


June 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
$7 – $25
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