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Press Release for Monday, June 1, 2015

Kit Yan Performs ‘Queer Heartache’ Slam Poetry Show at UNF

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

Kit Yan, a queer, transgender, Brooklyn-based slam poet, will perform “Queer Heartache,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Student Union Auditorium, Building 58W, Room 2704, on the University of North Florida campus. This event, sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center at UNF, is free and open to the public.

Yan, who has toured internationally with Sister Spit, The Tranny Roadshow and Good Asian Drivers, performs theatrical slam poetry pieces about his life as a queer, transgender and Asian-American through stories about family, love and social justice. He has been seen on television programs such as HBO’s “Asian Aloud,” PBS’ “Asian America” and MYX TV. His recent performances include headliners at the Brooklyn Museum, New England Queer People of Color Conference and True Colors Youth Conference.

Yan’s poetry has been reviewed in several publications, including the New York Magazine, Curve and Hyphen, and he has performed on numerous national and international stages like the SF Pride and National Equality March slam poetry stages. His work has been recently featured in “Flicker and Spark” and “Troubling the Line,” two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies, and has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press.

For more information about this event, contact the UNF LGBT Resource Center at (904) 620-4720 or via e-mail at

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center’s mission is to provide valuable education and resources for the entire University community with a commitment to advocacy, equality, respect and support for LGBT students, faculty and staff.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.