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Friday, June 26, 2015

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Juanita MORE!

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Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a Pride Month series on the Exhibitionist that looks at the people who pull the wig down from the shelf/ suddenly they're this punk rock star of stage and screen.

Every year on Pride Sunday, Juanita MORE! throws a little party that lasts for 10 hours, envelops the entire Tenderloin, and does a world of good. This year, the beneficiary is Y.E.S. (the Youth Empowerment Summit). In contrast to people who parachute into altruism secretly hoping to raise their own profile, MORE! is heavily involved with the organization.

"I taught a class on drag at Gay-Straight Alliance Network's Youth Empowerment Summit," MORE! told SF Weekly. "The most asked question was 'Can I get a hug?'" 


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  • Juanite MORE!
What name(s) do you perform under?

My name is Juanita MORE!

Where do you perform?

If I’m in the mood to perform - it most likely will be at Club Some Thing at The Stud.

How long have you done drag?


I have been doing drag for 24 years.

Does Juanita MORE! have a back story?

Gold plated.

Do you have a theater/performance background?

When I was in my elementary school play I stood frozen when it was time for me to say my lines.

Is realness important to you? Genderfuck? Something else?

Being your true self is most important.

When you were starting out, what was the biggest hurdle?

I was very fortunate when I started out doing drag - with a mother as legendary as Glamamore how could you not be?

What do you love most about drag?

I love meeting people.

Have you had any trouble with Facebook's "real" names policy?

No.

What's your day job?

Dog walker.

Does your mother know?

My family loves and supports everything that I do.



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Peter Lawrence Kane

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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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