Chai and Roses Pride Party : Sunday, July 21st

Happy Pride 2024!! We are hosting a Sunday evening tea dance that centers Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) folks.

We honor the QTBIPOC folks who came before us — our radical ancestors who fought to be seen and heard. And free to love.

We honor the rich diversity of people within the QTBIPOC community.

We invite QTBIPOC folks of all backgrounds & identities to come party with us.

We also welcome allies.

We expect everyone to contribute to a fun and respectful party.

We will not tolerate any form of prejudice or discrimination, such as biphobia, fatphobia, or transphobia.

Sunday, July 21st

HOLOCENE 1001 SE Morrison Street, Portland, Ore.


21+ w/ proper ID

$12 Adv (limited tickets)

$15 Adv & Day of Show

Bring extra $$ to support local pop ups 🌹Chaiwallah PDX & Flowers for Palestine. 🌹

Chaiwallah PDX is a small batch desi pop-up run by Sarena. Her recipes have taken years to perfect because they taste like she remembers… created with the flavors she grew up with, away from, and returned to.

Alexandria Rema Saleem is a first generation Palestinian artist and cultural worker, born and raised on the traditional lands of the chinook and many others. She works with individuals, communities, and the land to reclaim our rite to sacred spaces, through land tending, world building, dance, ritual, risk, and tenderness. The flowers are her deepest ally, and main medium. She works between the land, as a regenerative flower farmer, and community as florist, event designer, and installation artist. She is currently costuarding the black Oregon land trust, and director of Arts and Culture with The Center for Study and Preservation of Palestine. She started the Flowers for Palestine mutual aid project in October in Portland. Flowers for Palestine is a Portland led, mutual aid project that has continuously gathered community in fundraising efforts directly supporting Palestinian Portlanders aiding their family in Gaza amidst the ongoing genocide.

Performances by Blossom Drearie (& surprise guests)

Dance party with DJ Anjali and Lapaushi

🌹🌹🌹Global Bass, Dembow, Bollywood, Cumbia, Hiphop, Bhangra & Reggaeton 🌹🌹🌹

Co-hosted by PDX Queer Asian Social Meetup


Blossom Drearie is a trans Filipina drag goddess with a penchant for vintage fashion, divine femininity, and liberation. She’s passionate about building community on and off the dance floor and is beyond proud to call Portland home. She is also the co-host of Portland’s longest running queer party, Blow Pony.


DJ Anjali is dance floor instigator who’s been bringing the noise since 2000. She co-hosts several of Portland’s longest running parties (Andaz & TROPITAAL!) and has long worked to promote the future sounds of the Desi diaspora within the larger Global Bass movement. She moves between two styles of performance, from behind the decks as a DJ to the front of the stage as a dancer, all the while exploring her own identity and using the dance floor as a place to build solidarity. She’s been a guest DJ at Basement Bhangra (NYC) and NonStop Bhangra (SF) too many times to count. Over the decades she’s played many Queer parties from Vancouver, BC, to Seattle & Portland and is now a regular guest at Queer Desi parties in the Bay Area.


Inés Paulina Ramírez- aka Lapaushi- was born in Ecuador. She is a Portland based multidisciplinary artist and DJ. She grew up dancing to classical cumbias on cassette at her family’s parties in the Andes mountains.⁣ When she was in her twenties she moved to Mexico City where she became immersed in Sonidero culture. Her work as a DJ and visual artist combine her creative tools to manifest and celebrate cultural identity. Her sets highlights the music that brings the sounds of the Latinx/Indigenous/Caribbean/African diaspora to the dance clubs, and the spaces interested in upraise and celebrate the joy of BIPOC communities through music and art. Her mixers are usually a playful collage between dembow, cumbia, house, techno, reggaeton, hip hop and global music. Her selections come from years of traveling, collecting and sharing music from various regions of Latin America that explore Indigenous memory and African roots while incorporating contemporary electronic beats. You can hear her mixes and playlists on and find her on Instagram @lapaushi.

She is also part of The Latinxs Dj Collective Noche Libre, Pdx-OR.


PDX Queer Asian Social Meetup hosts monthly shared spaces for queer Asians in the

Portland metro area to connect socially and relationally. Valerie, Reema, and Eric –

the current organizing team – hold community, belonging, and social justice at the core.

They actively connect, collaborate, and build solidarity with people who have diverse identities within our queer Asian community as well as with other QTBIPOC communities.


“Queer’ not as being about who you’re having sex with (that can be a dimension of it); but ‘queer’ as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and that has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live.”

― bell hooks

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