You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to celebrate PRIDE at Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series this year!. AND ... we're delighted to welcome Linda Bubon to YBR to share a story with us and help us celebrate ... learn a little about Linda here and get your tickets!
Linda Bubon is a lifelong feminist activist and bookseller. In 1979, she and Ann Christophersen created Women & Children First, still going strong in its 40th year under new feminist ownership. She has always loved performing other people's stories, and regularly performs children's stories (every Wed 10:30-11 at Women & Children First), but YBR marks the beginning of telling her own stories. She thanks Jeremy Owens for this really terrifying opportunity.
Who is your favorite queer icon?
My favorite gay icon is Lily Tomlin because she's a comic genius who I fell in love with as a teen-ager, watching Laugh-in. In 1994, I got to meet and introduce her to nearly a thousand people, and she was wonderful, on and offstage. Now in her 70's, she's still doing fresh, funny, relevant work.