Clcik here for all the fabulous performers!

Hi Res Photo of Kitty Kastro for Publication


Kitty Kastro (AKA Nadia Cabezas) was a friend of so many sex worker artists in San Francisco. Each year, since the start of our festival, she was Mistress of Ceremonies at this closing party. Her death was sudden, unexpectd...hit by a car while crossing the street during a cross country trip! She was the boldest political media whore-sex worker activist this city has ever known. During this event we will show a video from Tranny Talk TV. Her partner, Dina Boyer will share this evening with us.


For more about Kitty, see this article on Indybay


Lick My Kitty:
Kitty Kastro Memorial Cabaret
Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 8PM - Midnight (Doors at 7:30):

$10, $15, $20, $50 sliding scale

Mistress of Ceremonies: Annie Danger

Shawna Virago,
Simone de la Getto, Kirk Read, Lady Monster, Carol Queen, Sadie Lune, Seely Quest, Courtney Trouble, Dee Dee Russell,
Mariko Passion, John McBride, Ginger Virago, Gennifer M. Hirano, Asian Princess., Tori, Tess Trueheart, Reginald M. Lamar, Wendy Vinaigrette, Julep, Historical Hooker Vignettes from Sex on Wheels and more!


934 Brannan St.
San Francisco
$10-$50 sliding scale
Call 415-751-1659



Lick My Kitty: Kitty Kastro Memorial Cabaret-Performers

July 22nd SomArts, 934 Brannan St.

Click on photos for bios!

Annie Danger

Shawna Virago

Reginald M. Lamar

Mariko Passion


Kirk Read


Simone de la Getto

Lady Monster


Sadie Lune

Scarlot Harlot

Carol Queen

Ginger Virago


Damien Luxe [aka Axon Panter]

Dee Dee Russell

Courtney Trouble

Seely Quest


Wendy Vinaigrette



Sadie Lune is a pleasure activist, bizarre and erotic absurdist, and multi-media artist based in San Francisco, whose work focuses on sexuality and gender in performance and visual genres. Sadie has been a sex worker of varied specialty for nine years and has presented and facilitated sex-positive workshops for the past seven years. She has volunteered at the Center for Sex and Culture and worked with SWOP-USA. Sadie is also the co-creator of Paul Reubens' Day, an annual celebration of sexual expression and Pee-wee Herman, the fifth anniversary of which she will host this July 28 th.

She recently appeared as a guest on Nina Hartley's weekly web sex show, and boy was that fun!  Sadie often performs onstage as either a souped-up femme fatale or some harried old hag ( Crystal Daze, Young Frankenstein, Emperor Norton, The Night, The Twilight Zone, Batman: the TV show, the play). She also enjoys performance art, whether it's burlesque snake dancing (under the nom Stigmata Hari) or wry sex-ed from a pro ("The Whore's Glossary" in The Sex Diaries) and was honored to perform in Exposed! (CounterPULSE) the latest stage show by her role model Annie Sprinkle. Offstage, Sadie works on fetish modeling (Women in Control, The Mammoth Book of Erotic Women ), writing and drawing comics (Fancy Whore and Saturn Returns Komyx in $pread Magazine), and visual art, some of the later of which is featured in the BDSM documentary 'Vice and Consent' . Sadie lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her three snakes. 


Damien Luxe [aka Axon Panter] is a repatriated expat, double agent, geek, and femme fatale who's been entertaining crowds for over twelve years with her stories of outsider love in a world that values insider money.
She has performed her electrofemme version of storytelling at Sista'hood 2007, Femme 2006, Ladyfests, Hysteria, Mayworks, We Still Got Words, High Femme Friday and more; at colleges & universities, at her own shows, and with the now retired Trash & Ready troupe [].
She works with $pread Magazine as the Art Director[], embroiders recycled fabric, makes music, and loves anything on two wheels, and rhinestones. You can find her online at

Mariko Passion is a performance artist, singer, writer, teacher, blogger, professional bisexual and whore revolutionary. A member of SWOP in Los Angeles, founder of SWOP at UCLA and touring activist and educator has spoken on sex work issues, sexual violence and migrant sex worker issues at UCLA, USC, and UC Riverside.

Kirk Read is the author of "How I Learned to Snap," a southern coming-of-age memoir which was named an Honor Book by the American Library Association. He is an HIV counselor and phlebotomist at St. James Infirmary, a free health care clinic for sex workers. He tours the country as a storyteller and hosts literary performance events, including the monthly open mic Smack Dab, which the San Francisco Chronicle called "a talent show for anyone who wants to get up and feel the love of an audience." He is against war, Christianity and overpopulation due to unnecessary breeding by war-waging Christians. He can be reached at

Reginald M. Lamar is a singer songwriter and performer whose work has been presented in art galleries, museums, night clubs, recital halls and on the street. Most recently lamar was apart of the 2007sexworker art show playing in over 30 cities throughout the united states. Classically trained as a counter tenor lamar recently relocated to new york city from san francisco where he has continued his training with famed voice coach Ira Siff. Also in new york lamars' unique blend of opera, folk , and gospel with politically and sexually provocative song lyrics has made him a new favorite in the anti folk music scene in the lower east side of Manhattan. Lamar is currently working on a album which he will self release in 2008.

Seeley Quest is a queer crip gender traitor who's featured at the 2002 first international Queerness and Disability Conference, the 2003 national True Spirit Conference, the San Francisco Center's opening week gala Some Kind of Queer, the 2003 Trannyfest, the 2002 and 2004 Bay Area Ladyfests, 'Best of the Bay' event Writers With Drinks, 848 Community Space and Counterpulse, in residency at the Jon Sims Center, L.A.'s Trans/Giving, on tour with the 2005 and 2006 Tranny Roadshows and elsewhere. After getting a degree focusing in gender studies and performance studies, becoming a professional dominatrix is the first employment seeley's found in hir fields--and hopes to one day work it enough to get healthcare.


Shawna Virago is celebrated as a trans pioneer in music, filmmaking and activism. She is widely seen as one of the first artists to carve out the new genre of tranny rock. Virago is a roots/rock songwriter whose music twists together insurgent country and punk roots rock, creating anthems for a new generation. Bucking the bigotry of mainstream music, Virago's lyrics dig deep at police brutality, the economic marginalization of transgender people and life lived on the sweet continuum of being trans. Miss Virago is one part poetess, one part ice queen and one part honky-tonk glamour girl.

Virago has toured up and down the West Coast. Her path-blazing fusion of fierce art and activism is also seen in her work as a filmmaker. Virago's three films have screened locally at Festivals including Frameline and TrannyFest, as well as at Festivals throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Ms. Virago appeared in the film The Believers , directed by Todd Holland and also appeared at Fresh Meat, the transgender and queer performance festival. Virago is also the Director of Tranny Fest, the nation's first transgender film and video festival, celebrating its 9th Festival this Fall. She is very honored to be playing Fresh Meat 2007.
She was called the "sex symbol laureate of the West Coast transgender music scene," in Eros magazine, and a "transgender activist to watch out for," in Curve magazine. The San Francisco Bay Times called her a"trans rock ingénue".


Simone de la Getto hails from Oakland, CA. Named one of the "Sexiest People in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 2001. Simone is the founder/artistic director of the award-winning only existing Black
Burlesque troupe, Harlem Shake Burlesque. Simone has peformed at fine venues around the country including The Great American Music Hall, The Victoria Theatre, SomArts Theater and Gallery, The Cable Car Theater, ODC, The Oakland Box, Jon Sim's Center for the Arts, Seattle's Femme Conference, The New York Burlesque festival, and more. Simone's mission is to live L.I.F.E.-Lavishly Indulging Fabulous Experiences- and so far, so good.
When she is not shaking her fringe covered ass, Simone is busy speaking at local Northern California colleges about her regret free life as a Black Sex Worker who sleeps with women and a single mom raising her awesome kid OR she is teaching medical students how to perform pelvic and breast exams as a Gynecological Teaching Associate. During business hours, Simone pimps herself out as a real Estate Consultant to help those who are just as fabulous as she is become homeowners and stay in neighborhoods that area quickly being gentrified.


Wendy Vinaigrette
is a saucy tart who has been performing pretty much of her life. She became a sex worker seven years ago in order to pay for fancy acting school and the cost of living in New York City. She works for the St. James Infirmary doing harm reduction street outreach, and in the clinic doing Reiki. School, work, lovers, bicycles, and playing clarinet in the brass liberation orchestra keeps her pretty busy. She is a sex worker advocate and activist. Keep up to date with her whims and rants at: