QueerX Fest by Revry

by Jessica Romoff

Did you like SXSW, but just wished it was a little more… queer? Lucky for you, QueerX by Revry is a weekend festival jam packed with queer music, film, and industry, from May 31 - June 2 in West Hollywood, California.

Photo courtesy of QueerX Fest

What to expect?

Friday gets the ball rolling with a party and concert headlined by Brooke Candy alongside her RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni backup dancers, Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn, and more at the iconic Whiskey A Go Go. Saturday look out for queer screenings day and night, including GLAAD “Rising Start Grant” recipient River Gallo’s PonyBoi, and the YouTube Original State of Pride starring Raymond Braun. The night continues with an afterparty with performances by artists Jared Gelman and Madison Rose.

Check out an array of dynamic panels, featuring speakers like Playboy’s Senior Editor Shane Michael Singh and Youtuber Stevie Boebi on sex positivity, to discussions on the queer music movement guided by executives from BMG, artists Jordy and Davy Boi, and more.

As QueerX strives to support and empower new voices, they will host the annual Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest: providing creators with the opportunity to pitch a project one-on one to top producers including SoulPancake and IFC.

Sunday ends with a bang, as Nikita Dragun (Dragun Beauty), Nik Dodani (Atypical), and WNBA athlete Sue Bird host the final party.

Tickets range from $45 - $75, and are available here.