CODE AND MISSON OF THE HOUSE OF CHAMPAGNE!
For those performers who may be interested in joining the House of Champagne, the Code and Mission of the HoC appears below. Those who agree with the purpose of the House and feel these ideals are worth upholding are encouraged to contact the House about membership
CODE AND MISSION OF THE HOUSE OF CHAMPAGNE
The purpose of the House of Champagne is to encourage drag performance artists in their art, create a community of performers that is supportive and nurturing of one another, and to display a commitment to social justice work through drag performance art and everyday living.
In order to achieve this, members of the House of Champagne are expected to uphold the following ideals:
1. Members of the House of Champagne are expected to demonstrate a commitment to social justice work, especially as it benefits gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer communities. Each member may also select a specific social justice issue of their own choosing to be their special area of concern.
2. Members of the House of Champagne are expected to be involved in the queer communities that have nurtured and supported them, never forgetting where they have come from. They are to be a force for change, asking questions and offering assistance in order to push our communities to move forward in a way that is supportive of queer people.
3. Members of the House of Champagne are to be loyal to one another, providing support and nurturing for other House members when the outside world (and occasionally our own community) is harsh and unsupportive of our identities and our efforts. We are strength for one another as the House is a family.
4. Members of the House of Champagne are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the art of performance, especially drag performance and gender illusion. They must always seek to better themselves as performers and as individuals.
If an individual accepts these mandates of the House of Champagne, and is willing to carry them through to the best of their abilities, at the discretion of the reigning Grand Empress they may be admitted to the House of Champagne and receive their full title and membership.
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