Today's guest has a pretty damn impressive CV. She is the recently elected Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party, as well as the co-founder of San Francisco's Transgender District (which happens to be the first transgender district in the world, so no small feat!). Oh, yeah, and you might know her as a contestant on Season 5 of Ru Paul's Drag Race, where she showed off, amongst other things, her love of kaftans.
In 2016 Honey Mahogany became a co-owner of The Stud after it became the very first co-operatively owned nightclub in the United States. The bar, which was San Fransisco's oldest queer bar, having first opened in 1966, was another victim of Covid-19, and the collective chose to close in 2020.
We caught up to discuss Honey's early days in drag, what makes San Francisco drag so unique, and why the bar will always have a special place in Honey's heart.
Do you have memories of The Stud? Anything about today's episode that you want to talk about, maybe the stigma of being a drag queen? Well, I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch and let's have a chat about the show and where we should go next on Lost Spaces. We're on facebook, instagram and twitter with the userhandle is @lostspacespod (or check out the website www.lostspacespodcast.com)
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And, the Stud has its own podcast, Stud Stories, which you should definitely check out - https://www.studsf.com/podcast
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