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Autor: Amy L. Stone
ISBN-13: 9781595348012
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Seiten: 188
Sprache: Englisch
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Cornyation

San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition
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Fiesta San Antonio began in 1891 with a parade, the Battle of Flowers, in honor of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Similar in many ways to Mardi Gras, the parade has evolved into a ten-day annual festival in April attended by four million with more than a hundred colorful and cultural events raising money for nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Texas. Cornyation has played an important role in the transformation of Fiesta. When Fiesta began, many of the events were exclusive and run by San Antonio social elites. One of the most prominent events was the Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, a lavish debutante pageant that crowned a queen of the festival. Cornyation was created in 1951 by members of the San Antonio Little Theater as a stage show and satire of the Coronation of the Queen, mocking the elite by creating their own flamboyant duchesses, empresses, and queens, often represented as men in drag and local political figures in off-color situations and outrageous costumes. The show quickly evolved into a controversial parody of local and national politics and culture, and by the end of the decade the Cornyation culture had helped to shift Fiesta into a more inclusive citywide event. While this was not the show's intention, Cornyation allowed women and men from across the city to participate in Fiesta and created a space for satirical humor directed at a more mainstream audience. Although kicked out of Fiesta in the mid-1960s for vulgarity, in the 1980s the event was revived in a gay bar in downtown San Antonio and went on to become one of the most popular events of the festival, with six stage shows selling out annually to more than ten thousand people.Cornyation is the first history of this major Fiesta San Antonio event, tracing how it has become one of Texasâs iconic and longest-running LGBT events, and one of the Southwest's first large-scale fundraisers for HIV-AIDS research, raising more than $2.5 million since 1990. More than one hundred vintage and contemporary photographs and hundreds of oral histories and stories document the show's history, highlighting the fact that it has always been a âparty with a purposeâ that attracts a broad audience, satirizes elites and politics, and creates a place for the public display of campy gay humor. Cornyation tells the story of this important LGBTQ event in the context of San Antonio, the Fiesta festival, and the growth of the gay and lesbian community in the Southwest.
Half a century of one of Texasâs oldest and most iconic LBGTQ celebrations
Fiesta San Antonio began in 1891 began as a parade in honor of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto and has evolved into an annual Mardi Gras-like festival attended by four million with more than 100 cultural events raising money for nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Texas. At Fiesta's start, the events were socially exclusive, one of the most prominent being the Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, a lavish, debutante pageant crowning a queen of the festival. Cornyation was created in 1951 by members of the San Antonio's theater community as a satire, mocking the elite with their own flamboyant duchesses, empresses, and queens, accompanied by men in drag and local political figures in outrageous costume. The stage show quickly transformed into a controversial parody of local and national politics and culture. Cornyation is the first history of this major Fiesta San Antonio event, tracing how it has become one of Texasâs iconic and longest-running LGBT events, and one of the Southwest's first large-scale fundraisers for HIV-AIDS research, raising more than $2.5 million since 1990.

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Autor: Amy L. Stone
ISBN-13 :: 9781595348012
ISBN: 1595348018
Verlag: Trinity University Press
Seiten: 188
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Ebook, Massive regional interest in TexasLGBT interest nationwideThe Fiesta festival happens over 11 days and includes 108 events, 101 local nonprofit member organizations3.5 million people attend Fiesta each yearCornyation is one of the most popular events of Fiesta, sells out its run almost instantly with more than 10,000 attending over six performancesProceeds help people in the San Antonio community who have HIV or are affected by HIVIt also funds the Robert Rehm Scholarship, which grants college s