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Justin Vivian Bond

Justin Vivian Bond is a fiercely original Cabaret singer who identifies with the pronoun "V" and the suffix "Mx." Bond's career has brought the performer in contact with icons across the arts, including their good friend, Tilda Swinton. Bond appeared in "The Golden Age of Hustlers," Silas Howard and Erin Greenwell's remake of a song by legendary punk transsexual chanteuse Bambi Lake, about the 1970's gay hustler scene in San Francisco before the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Bond is currently performing regular shows at Joe's Pub in New York City. A contributor to OUT, Bond was a vocal LGBT activist during the height of the AIDS epidemic and continues to be a sex-positive figurehead of nonconformity.

The cabaret darlings are back with a new sold-out show at Joe's Pub, Seeking Asylum! 

March 03 2016 9:00 AM

The legendary performance artist shared a letter sent to the New York Times.

August 27 2015 4:28 PM

A yearlong retrospective of the cabaret icon's trailblazing career as a performing artist will be presented in New York, beginning with the revival of Dixie McCall’s Patterns for Living.

July 31 2015 12:00 PM

'A queer time capsule set in the 1970s gay hustler scene on Polk Street in San Francisco.'

April 02 2014 12:48 PM

Also, Carol Channing’s wacky gender confusion

January 27 2014 9:40 AM

'Carol's is guarded about how to talk about gay people as gay—she respects their privacy,' says Bond

January 17 2014 1:55 PM

At Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, Carol Channing and Justin Vivian Bond strike a pose.

January 15 2014 8:15 AM