Txuj Ci Showcase Pictures!

We want to acknowledge and thank the GLBT Programs Office and the Asian Sorority Interest Group at University of Minnesota, the performers, volunteers, and the 168+ participants! This year at the showcase, we had two fashion shows, live visual art, Qeej: Hmong instrument, a traditional Cambodian instrument, a drag show, spoken word artists and singing performances. We had delicious vegetarian and glucose free options food options. We hope to collaborate with the Txuj Ci Showcase in the future! All photos were taken by Maysa Vang.

First Round of MCs: Linda Her & Mindy Yang

Xay Yang, GLBT Programs Office at the University of Minnesota

Ashaley Yang and her beautiful models

Sina Yi‘s stunning models

Second Round of MCs: Fue Khang & Kong Pha

Spoken Word by Tou Saiko Lee

An amazing performance by Gaosong Vang

(left to right) Blong Yang, Candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner, Mindy Yang, Linda Her, & Dee Lee

Traditional Cambodian instrument by Sina Yi

Drag Show by Chann Kong

Hmong Instrument Qeej by Pa-Shie Vang (photo) & Mai Pa Chang

Lovely Visual Art by Brenda Khothsombath

The Beautiful Audience

Marriage Amendment piece by MWSM (left to right): Dee Lee, Chong Vang, Linda Her & Mindy Yang

Save the Date May 2, 2012: 3rd & Final Txuj Ci Showcase

A Night of Local Queer Asian American & Ally Artists
Unlimited Edition
Wed, May 2, 6:00-9:00 PM
Coffman Union Whole Music Club

Txuj Ci Showcase was originally a night where Hmong LGBTQ and their allies came together to showcase their talents and to build community and space together.

This year, we have intentionally open it up to the Asian American LGBTQ and their allies for a more inclusive community. Meanwhile still being able to include the Hmong LGBTQ community, hence it is the UNLIMITED EDITION.

The first Txuj Ci Showcase in 2010 included over 120 participants and we grew to 175 participants at the 2nd Annual Showcase in 2011. This year, as we plan for our 3rd and final Txuj Ci Showcase at the University of Minnesota, we hope to see an even bigger crowd of participants and performers. Previous performances include singers, traditional Hmong dancers, modern dancers, drag singers, Qeej instrument performances, fashion designers and show, as well as spoken word artists and visual artists.

We are excited to host another Txuj Ci Showcase and look forward to seeing fresh talents and fresh faces this year! Please join us for a night of amazing art, performances, and delicious food! This is a collaborative effort between the GLBTA Programs Office and Midwest Solidarity Movement and cosponsorship from the Asian Sorority Interest Group. For more information, please contact glbtapo@umn.edu.

Performances, Live Art, Visual Pieces and Fashion Show By:
Kevin Thao
Ka Lia Yang
Tou Saiko Lee
Hmong Her
Brenda Kothsombath
Sina Yi
Dee Lee
Shay Hicks and Tivon Yang
Rebecca “Rebel” Song
Ongers Her
Ashaley Yang
MidWest Solidarity Movement

Fue Khang and Kong Pha
Mdy Yang and Linda Hawj

Maysa Vang
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