Amy Lamé

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Amy Lamé in 2009
Amy Lamé (born 1971) is a performer, writer, TV and radio presenter, known for her one-woman shows, her performance group Duckie, and LGBT-themed media works.

Lamé identifies as lesbian.[1]

Amy Lamé was born and raised in New Jersey, USA, and moved to London in 1992. In 1994 she made her stage debut in her first one-woman show Gay Man Trapped in a Lesbian's Body as part of ICA London's Spring Exhibitions programme.

In 1995 Lamé co-founded the Olivier-award-winning performance-club-night and collective, Duckie, with Simon Strange, which she hosts every Saturday night at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In 1996 she curated, produced and hosted Keep The Faith at Tate Britain which explored the links between the gallery's permanent collection and faith. She commissioned new work to be shown in the gallery for one night only including an interactive performance installation tea party with 30 Anglican priests.

In 1996 her second one-woman show, Cum Manifesto, about safer sex for gay men, debuted on Hampstead Heath and toured to gay male cruising grounds around the UK and Scandinavia. Working with the Duckie collective in 1997, She produced and hosted The World's First Lesbian Beauty Contest.

Lamé has contributed short stories to the anthology Typical Girls.[2] She also writes regular features on culture, travel and food for The Times.

From May 2010 to May 2011, she was Mayoress of Camden alongside Mayor Jonathan Simpson.[3]

She was classed as a "National Treasure" in the Pink List 2011, number 21 in the Pride Power List 2011, and number 66 in the World Pride Power List 2013.

References

  1. http://blog.amylame.com/2012/10/this-is-what-lesbian-looks-like.html Amy Lamé Dot Com]
  2. http://www.amazon.com/Typical-Girls-Stories-Smart-Women/dp/0312206798 "Typical Girls: New Stories by Smart Women" Amazon.com. ISBN 9780312206796
  3. http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2010/may/new-first-citizen-be-rock-n-roll-mayor-broadcaster-amy-lame-mayoress "New first citizen to be 'Rock n Roll Mayor' with broadcaster Amy Lame as Mayoress" Camden New Journal 25 May 2010