BUTCH is a celebration of masc identifying women (cis and trans), gender diverse and trans-masculine people through culture and community. The one-night-only event premiered at Sydney Town Hall on February 19 2021 on the opening night of Sydney Mardi Gras Festival.
Hosted by Walkley Award winning journalist and ABCQueer Content Lead – Mon Schafter.
Featuring gender defying designers CharlieBoy, Punkuture, Shane Ave, Spunky Bruiser+Jeff McCann + hair by Sarah Wall Industries on the runway.
With performances by BVT + Kings, DJ Charlie Villas, Kim Sheehy [The Voice/The Sappho Show], Rayn and Stef Ferani [Drummer Queens].
Plus twenty four community models who raised the roof!
“BUTCH was a brilliant event that filled a real gap within the community and past Mardi Gras festivals. To see the Butch aesthetic celebrated, embraced and in the limelight was just so incredible. The organisation, professionalism, digital content and set up on the night was so well done. Overall it was such a wonderful, moving and special event, I will be in attendance every year from here on out!!” Audience Feedback
“I cannot express how deeply beautiful, moving and affirming this event was – hats off and THANK YOU to the organisers for all your work putting it together. I’m so happy I came and will definitely come again next year.” Audience Feedback
“Cannot wait for next year. Best Mardi Gras event ever attended!!!” Audience Feedback
Fashion Show, Community
LGBT+ and allies
2.5 hours with a 20 min interval