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Lasey Dunaman

Lasey was born in Kempsey NSW 2014 as a little bit of fun. After performing for a show called “Lets Paint the Town Red” as a celebration of local Women for International women’s Week 2014. This show lit a fire in me and opened up a passion I didn’t realize I had. Ever since that moment I have wanted to be able to perform and use my drag artistry as a voice and a platform to be myself and speak up for those like myself who are dealing with negativity and struggles based on sexuality and gender diversity.  
BIO: Lasey Dunaman is best known for being 1 half of the groundbreaking duo the Dreamtime Divas. Lasey has travelled and performed all over Australia promoting inclusion and community acceptance for all our LGBTI+ mob alongside her diva Sista.  
As a passionate advocate Lasey has collaborated with the Baylins Gift foundation donating her time and talents to help raise awareness for youth mental health, sexuality and gender diversity issues on the Mid North Coast of NSW. “It’s ok on the Macleay” annual event held in Kempsey brining mainstream and queer communities together and also leading the Baylin’s Gift Mardi Gras float in 2018.  
Paving out her own solo career she has performed and represented as a proud Kamilaroi Queen all across Australia promoting awareness and much needed education towards depression and suicide among our youth being visible and starting much needed conversations around such issues.  With performances full of emotion and message Lasey adds a unique layer to all events she is a part of.   
PERFORMANCES: Leading the First Nations Mardi Gras float 3 years in a row 2015, 2016 & 2017 and headlining acts for Klub Koori and also the Koori Gras festival 2017-2018 headlining the Black Nulla cabaret stage. Blackout 2018 at the Imperial hotel Sydney for the Mardi Gras after party.  Many career highlights to date such as the host and lead performer for the inaugural Kunghah Sistergirls and Brotherboys transgender retreat held in VIC in 2016, the Pride Carnivale held over a week in Alice Springs. 
In 2016 Lasey was a wild card entrant for Dragnation Australia performing at the famous Stonewall on Sydney's Oxford St where she has continued to break down barriers nationwide for Indigenous drag artists. Being named first runner up for Drag Idol 2017 on the Mid North Coast of NSW with passion. Lasey continues to grow and showcase her talents. Most recently Lasey has been named Miss First Nation 2018 taking our the most anticipated crown for Indigenous drag Queens across the country. Battling it out for the Queens Ultimate Drag Crown at the famous Imperial Hotel in Sydney October 2018. 
The Coming Backout Ball in Melbourne Town Hall2018 Most recently headlining as the Dreamtime Divas for Brown Sugar 2018 with host and funny man Steven Oliver for the annual Aids Benefit held in Brisbane. 

FABalice Festival would like to acknowledge and truly respect the Arrernte people, both past, present and emerging, from this land. Always was Aboriginal land, always will be!

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