WHAT WE DO
By fostering the expression of LGBTQ+ artists’ perspectives, stories, and identities, Alnite Alliance gives a voice to a community that has been historically suppressed and overlooked by traditional institutional and economic support systems.
LGBTQ+ individuals are disproportionately affected by poverty, mental health issues, addiction, and lack of health care. This is widely due to the negative social stigma surrounding members of the LGBTQ+ community.
There is a severe economic gap within the performing and creative art industries, where low-income and marginalized communities do not get the opportunity to participate and be heard. Alnite Alliance works to diminish this gap and overcome the negative societal stigma of the LGBTQ+ community by providing LGBTQ+ artists the resources, mentoring, and performance opportunities to cultivate their art and make a sustainable income.
Alnite Alliance is dedicated to promoting and advancing the LGBTQ+ performing and creative arts through an ongoing series of performance opportunities, mentorships, and outreach programs. Alnite Alliance seeks to provide income opportunities for all artists.
HOW WE STARTED
Haus Alnite, a Denver-based drag troupe, was founded in 2017 by Rayven and Brock N. Alnite. As their drag family grew they found that they all shared a desire to do more than just perform, they wanted to "give back and support" their community.
Thus was born the Alnite Alliance, a non-profit organization seeking to enhance the quality and financial viability of the drag and alternative performance scene.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Katie McKenna • President
Sarah Kennedy • Vice President/Secretary
(she/her • they/them)
Phil Boyer • Director at Large
Brooke Murray • Executive Director
James Brown • Artistic Director
Shane Deschenes (he/him • they/them)
Nick Goedecke (he/him)
Jeff Gold (he/him)
Jeremy Jones (he/him • they/them)
Henry Pittinger (he/him • they/them)
Lewis Shingleton (he/him)
Robert Yeager (he/him)
Ash Elder (he/him • they/them)