LGBTQ Task Force’s inaugural event to battle LGBTQ+ isolation will be July 27

South King County LGBTQ Task Force will be holding their first community event “Queens of Heart” movie screening on Saturday, July 27, at the Highline College Theater.

This FREE event will be held in the theater in Building 7 (2400 S 240th Street-Building 7, Des Moines) from 5 – 8 p.m.

“Queens of Heart” is an event to bring the LGBTQ+ community together, become more visible, and share deeply needed resources in South King County. The threats from right-wing groups at Renton Teen Pride in June is a clear indicator that LGBTQ+ communities lack safety and are at risk of harassment. This is an event of celebration, resilience, pride, and resources.

“I’m very honored to be included in this inaugural South King County LGBTQ Task Force event and the screening of “Queens of Heart, along with my friend and director Jan Haaken. As I show in the film, my work as a drag performer is about helping people break down rigid boundaries and to see past the barriers that fence them in,” said Darcelle XV, star of “Queens of Heart.”

This free event will include:

  • Resource Fair: Visit with local organizations and businesses to learn about resources for our community in South King County.
  • “Queens of Heart” Movie Screening: Queens of Heart brings to the screen the fabulous complexity of drag shows and their characters who dance into our psyches. Darcelle XV is the longest-running drag club in the United States and an Oregon institution.
  • Post-Film Discussion: Join us for a conversation about the film with director, Jan Haaken, and star of the film, Darcelle XV, plus a discussion with community advocates about issues facing the LGBTQ Community in South King County.

For more information about the event and South King County LGBTQ Task Force, please visit our website at

South King County LGBTQ Task Force brings together community organizations with the mission to cultivate relationships with, and between, LGBTQ+ individuals, human service providers, community groups, businesses, and political leaders to support, nurture, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities in South King County. Members include Cedar River Clinics, Gender Diversity, LGBTQ Allyship, Nexus Youth and Families, UTOPIA, Valley Cities Behavioral Healthcare, and White Center Community Development Association.

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