Gay Pride celebrations are no place for blackface performances. Charles Knipp has listed San Jose Gay Pride Week as one of his upcoming scheduled performances. Join us in sending a clear message to the pride organizers that Shirley Q. Liquor is an inappropriate act to book. We want assurance from the Pride organizers that they will not be booking Charles Knipp to perform Shirley Q. Liquor and will work to make sure that no other nightclub or public venue does so.
*Please note that Knipp listed San Jose Pride Week as one of his upcoming performances. Knipp has performed in San Jose before. As we stated above, we are calling on the organizers of San Jose Gay Pride to publicly state that they are not booking him and that they will work with us to find out where in San Jose he's booked. If he's booked to perform in a public venue during gay pride week, as the leaders of San Jose's gay pride celebration they should be able to carry some weight within the gay community to help get the booking canceled. It is no secret that Knipp is frequently booked to perform at gay prides and nightclubs. Here's the information that Knipp himself posted on his website about the booking.