In the latest issue of Just Out, Christine tells about her experience running a DJ Night at Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK:
JO: YOU RUN A DJ AND DANCE NIGHT AT THE LOCAL. HOW IS THAT SHAPING UP?
So, yeah, I have a night at Local Lounge called Transit. I really wanted it to be a queer night, but the local press consistently billed it as a trans night. I suppose under the assumption that because I am a DJ that happens to be trans, I must be interested in creating a trans space.
JO: BUT, YOU DIDN’T.
I didn’t. But, I went along thinking it wasn’t that bad to create a space for trans people. Then some trans folk started having trouble with the name of my night because it had the word “it” in it.
They wanted me to change the name, but I’d had enough at that point and decided to discontinue. I don’t want to be the trans DJ any more than a person of color would want to be the black DJ, or a person of size the fat DJ. So I guess I should also say I am retiring from DJing, in addition. All this stuff has choked the heart out of it for me…