Meander's Kitchen owner Miranda Krone, has taken steps to react in a positive way to the cancellation of the performance by Michelle Shocked whose appearance was cancelled yesterday following a performance in San Francisco during which the singer made some "Homophobic" remarks. Krone made an announcement on her Facebook page that in place of the cancelled performance she would sponsor a "Queer Burlesque and Cabaret" show as a benefit for local LGBT youth. Krone wrote"
"As many of you know by now, Meander's Kitchen was scheduled to host Michelle Shocked on April 26th, and have cancelled that show. Instead, we have rescheduled a Queer Burlesque and Cabaret for that night as a benefit for local queer youth. By supporting our youth and helping to create a sense of place, community and self, we help to short circuit the cultural influences that so often leave us feeling alone, out of place, and living with self-hatred and denial. This is only one aspect of fighting bigotry, but it one that is key to it Getting Better, and one that fills me personally with hope.
I hope we'll see you April 26th. More details to come. *Smooches*