As long as there have been cowboys, there have been gay cowboys. Now that we consider it, Torontoist isn’t sure there are any real cowboys any more (well, other than those ones). But if living in Toronto teaches you only one thing, it’s that there are gays; gays who want their dress-up parties. This Thursday marks the second appearance of the amazingly-named Steers and Queers, a quarterly queer country night at the Dakota Tavern. The last Steers and Queers was a blast, combining bluegrass music with Western-inspired burlesque and MCed by Dolly Parton herself (or at least a very convincing drag parody). This week’s edition is hosted by the delightful Wynonna Judd and features the bands Strong Like Bull and the Strawberry Apostles, as well as burlesque from Big Daddy K, Trixie & Beaver & Male Gayze and DJ sets by Big Eva Edna, Sigourney Beaver and Some Random Tall Guy.
The Important Thing: Because we here at Torontoist are both generous and well-connected, we’re going to get some of you into this party for free. The first three registered users to leave a comment on this post will get their names on the guest list and get to skip the $5 cover. You’re welcome! Now get out your chaps and spurs and practice your line dancing: there isn’t much time!
Still not convinced that cowboys are anything but red-blooded breeders a-courtin’ school marms? Let Willie Nelson, as usual, be the one to show you the truth: