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Follow us! Love us! Validate us!
We are learning the ways of the future.
Be here with us now.

XO, Tender Validations



On May 12, 2012 join the Space Tacoma and Queering the Museum project in the opening of Hide//Seek//Difference//Desire//Northwest, a queer art exhibit that explores the themes of same sex desire in American art at The Space Tacoma. Doors open at 7:30 pm with performances by Tender Forever.

Hide//Seek//Difference//Desire//Northwest is a local level response to the nationally traveling exhibit Hide/Seek: Difference and desire in American Portraiture currently on display at the Tacoma Art Museum. The exhibit features 19 local artists from the Pacific Northwest, creating a PNW portrait of queer culture, exploring themes of same sex desire.

The opening of the Hide//Seek//Difference//Desire//Northwest will be curated by Erin Bailey, co founder of Queering the Museum project (QTM). QTM is a coordinated intervention into representations of LGBT/Q people in museums. QTM facilitates critical dialogue between community members and museum practitioners addressing the role that museums play in forming social norms around gender and sexuality. QTM seeks to continue working on the inclusion of queer culture in museum exhibits and programs with a queer history exhibit and digital storytelling project.

The Space Tacoma
720 Court C
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free Admission
Cash Bar

Performance by
Tender Forever
9:00 pm


Citizen Phirom | May 8th | Chop Suey

letterpressed handbill by Leigh Riibe at Bremelo Press

Citizen Phirom is a benefit show to help our friend pay for citizenship so they can vote for the first time. This is especially important since the next presidential election will be this November. There is going to be an awesome lineup including The Fancy, Wishbeard, and Glitterbang with DJ kKost.

A message from Phirom:
5 Facts:

I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand because my family fled my homeland of Cambodia to escape genocide.
2. I have never set foot in my homeland.
3. I became an orphan in 2009, losing my mom when I was 11 years old and then my dad at 27.
4. I am not a U.S. Citizen.
5. I need your help to become one, so that I can vote for the first time.
All my love,

Chop Suey | 1325 E. Madison

$5 suggested donation. Doors at 8PM.
Hope you can make it!

P.S. Check out Citizen Phirom Tumblr where you can make a donation, or purchase a tee shirt to help Phirom reach their goal!

(Pssst! I got Poster of the Week! )


Live Through This Zine & Limited Edition Mixtape now available to purchase online

I've made both the limited edition mixtape and zine available for purchase through my Etsy Store. If you were one of the many folks unable to make the trek to Bellingham for my recent opening at Honey Salon, you can still have a piece of it!

Zine available here:

Limited Edition Mixtape available here: