JUDY is a queer, femme, and non-binary-centered party that materializes every last Saturday night of the month at a dive bar in Portland, Oregon. Run by queer women and exclusively featuring female identified, trans, and non-binary DJs, JUDY was started in 2014. Each month, JUDY features hand-drawn flyers of community members, party people, and over-the-top queens, with the ritual of crowning a new “Judy” at every party.
JUDY is the collaborative of DJs, artists, and friends Kayla Oh (Sham Sisqo), Ana Briseño (Casual Aztec), Megan Holmes (Troubled Youth), with help from Jordan Davis (QPOC Shakur) and SJ Durkee (Hypedyke!). Originally created in response to the void of women and non-binary DJs in dance spaces and music bills, its creators wanted to sweat, make out, scream, and throw their shirts off to music, to feel the confirmation of sexual freedom while also seeing the visibility and work of incredible artists. JUDY is dedicated to supporting Queer community through nightlife. SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE JUDYS, JUDES AND COOL ASS FREAKS.