vanguard of the queer/trans community, Lynn Breedlove is a visionary
who has long been shaping revolutionary art. S/he has over 3,790 hits
The founder and frontperson of the first American out dyke punk band
Tribe 8, which has always stood for queer, transgender, multiracial,
and working class visibility, Breedlove has toured Europe and North
America with Tribe 8 as well as Rise Above: The Tribe8 Documentary.
S/he is the acclaimed author of Godspeed, an autobiographical novel
which s/he has toured as a multi-media solo show highlighted by the
music and photos of women, queers, dykes, and transfolk.
Breedlove has been a featured performer at Sister Spit, MIchigan Women’s
Music Fest, SF Tranny March, and multiple Ladyfests and Pride fests
over the last fifteen years, including Europride 2000 in Rome. IN 2003,
s/he developed the concept of The Old Skool New Skool Project, a year
of monthly events teaming first and second generation women’s
music stars, and assisted Boo Price in
producing it at the Montclair Women’s Club in Oakland.
Breedlove hosts Kvetch, an 8-year running queer open mic in SanFrancisco,
as well as Gender Pirates, an ongoing cabaret benefitting United Genders
of the Universe, a support and education outreach group for transgendered
people in the Bay Area.
On community radio station PirateCatRadio, Breedlove hosts the Unka
Lynnee Show, a two hour cavalcade of queer hits throughout the ages,
liberally sprinkled with Breedlove’s comic feminist and trans
S/he’s written and performed his own transgender “Man with
a vagina” monologue at the behest of Eve Ensler for UC Berkeley’s
2005 production of the Vagina Monologues.
Shim just completed a two-month SF run in 2004 and again in 2005 of
the developing “Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show: Less
Rock, More Hilarity” as a work in progress on trans body issues,
feminism, community, and family. The resulting production is going on
tour this year in the US and Canada (March23-April
24 - click here for for booking) and
1-March 13); recording
Godspeed, the audiobook; a translation of Godspeed for its
publication in Germany; a new Tribe 8 CD with lyrics by Breedlove on
issues of gender identity, sexuality, class, feminism, queer families,
and community, and remixing the Tribe 8 catalogue of a decade and a
half of music.
In film, he's creating a short film version of his novel
Godspeed and travelling to Paris in spring 2006 to act in Virginie Despentes'
(Baise-Moi, 2002) latest film.