I’m performing at Queer Rebels Fest Again!

Hi everyone.

I hope you had a safe Pride. I hope you are taking care of yourself as you mourn Orlando, mourn Istanbul.

I’m very much looking forward to sharing a space with the great people at Queer Rebels. They’re a wonderful organization that promotes the work and love and art of Queer POC performers.

There is a ton of info below, but if you want to come to the night I’m Performing, buy tickets for July 1rst. That is the one I’m going to be at. Hope to see some of you there.

love, Baruch Porras Hernandez.


Queer Rebels Productions & QCC
July 1 & 2
KB Boyce and Celeste Chan/ Queer Rebels

$12-$25 sliding scale, BPT
BPT Link July 1:

BPT Link July 2:

Website: QueerRebels.com
Social: www.facebook.com/QRProductions

QUEER REBELS FEST 2016 is 2 shows, a different cast each night. Our theme, THE FIGHT FOR HOME, weaves together 1) Black Queer/Trans Voices and 2) Queer/Trans People of Color activist art. PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR BIOS: WWW.QUEERREBELS.COM
Fierce drag queens dance off the Google buses of San Francisco. Black and Asian communities join forces in the struggle for racial justice, instigated by the LA Riots, Rodney King’s beating, and Tian Sheng Yu’s death in Oakland. A Two-spirit artist journeys in gender to find home within the self. Black Lives Matter, stretching now and into infinity with Afrofuturism. Home is displacement, a transtastic Hà Nội music video/ visual poem on the 40th anniversary of the Việt Nam War. For a Chican@ transgender teen in LA, what is home but a haunting? In Vietnamese, the word “nước” means water, country, nation, and homeland. To ask “nước nào?” is to ask, “Where is your country? Where is your home?”

Mission of Queer Rebels: Founded in late 2008 by artists KB Boyce and Celeste Chan, Queer Rebels showcases queer/trans artists of color, connects generations, and honors our histories with art for the future.


Poster hella cute, Show will be Awesome!

You Guys Gotta Go See This Show!

Who wants to go with me? I’ve known this young poet performer for a while now, and he always brings it, delivers, and kills it not only with great writing, insight, intelligence, and my favorite, he’s hella funny. Also that poster is hella cute. I’m going to go see his show, who wants to come with me?  June 16th through the 18th at Galería de la Raza.

Click at the image to get your tickets people.


Nationally acclaimed poet and spoken-word artist Yosimar Reyes expands his repertoire to include a full-length solo performance. Prieto is an autobiographical one-man show that follows Yosimar’s journey growing up queer and undocumented in the hoods of Eastside San Jose. While his grandmother and grandfather recycle bottles and cans to pay for the rent, the boys on his block constantly tease him for acting like a girl. As a young boy, Yosimar struggles to understand and wrap his head around manhood, until he wraps his mouth around it.

Upcoming Shows!

May is full of BARUCH! How much Baruch can you take in your life?

Here is all the shows I’m doing in May, come by if you can, much love to all of you. Hugs and more hugs. Super grateful to get to be a part of so many amazing things.

THE NEW SHIT SHOWTHE NEW SHIT SHOW: May 12, 7 Pm $5 – 10 at One Fam Community Events Center 1606 7th Street Oakland. I’m featuring at this amazing show that only lets you read new poetry you wrote that day! Come to the workshop and read your new poem with us. For More info GO HERE

bfestBERKELEY POETRY: FESTIVAL: May 11, 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 5th floor Student Lounge of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. I’m hosting the Berkeley Poetry Center, not organizing, just hosting, come check out this amazing event in Berkeley featuring the best of the best in Berkeley!Berkeley it up by clicking here.

13100672_1010715735633059_7882700332558586251_nWRITE CLUB SF PRESENTS SUPERFRIENEMIES! : May 17th, 8 PM, $5 to 15, at The Make Out Room 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco. 3 rounds of 2 writers going head to head over a pair of opposing topics with 7 minutes each—7 MINUTES ONLY—to sway the crowd. I’m one of the writers! Come cheer and vote for me! For more info go, HERE!

literary death matchLITERARY DEATH MATCH: May 21, 7 PM to 9 PM, $10 to $20, at The Elbo Room 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco. One of the most exciting, critically acclaimed literary shows, all the way from LA, for one night only come witness writers battle it out for charity! I’m one of the writers and I’m SUPER excited to be in this show, come support, and have a drink, and cheer us on! MORE INFO HERE! 

alchemy slamALCHEMY SLAM: May 24th, 8 PM $5 to $10, at F8 1122 Folsom Street San Francisco. I’m featuring at The San Francisco Slam! Now known as The Alchemy Slam, come check out these dope poets and watch me go back to my slam roots, just for one night though, my poetry when I was 26, was not that good. Slam Slam.

bannerqom2016THE SAN FRANCISCO QUEER OPEN MIC: May 27th, 7 PM sign ups, 7:30 PM Show! FREE at Modern Times Bookstore 2919 24th Street, San Francisco. Same queer time, same queer channel, or bookstore, I’m hosting the awesomest queer open mic in the city, with Blythe Baldwin! Featuring Dominique Gelin, as our comedy feature, and Danielle Evennou as our literary guest!! For more info go there Queer it up!

La PochaLA POCHA NOSTRA! SANFRANCISCO VS OAKLAND! May 28th 8 PM Fort Mason San Francisco, more info to come. An exciting night of poetry, performance art, and electricity! SF artists vs Oakland artists, in a friendly match in the literary performance arts. More info to come, but this will be a do not miss show!

Poetry reading at Tendril Wild -Mission SF

I’m Reading Poems at Tendril Wild art and poetry show in the Mission!


Hey guys, if you’re free today (i know this is super last minute ) but I’m going to be a part of a neat show in the Mission called Tendril Wild, at one of the very last ever Video Rental stores and Coffee Shops called Fayes.

Here is the Facebook info, click on it to get all the deets

4 PM, me and other poets and artist doing the thing, it is also a reception for a brand new zine.

hugs to all of you.


Man Haters!

I’m doing a Stand Up set at this awesome show, MAN HATERS Comedy Show!


It is a monthly comedy show featuring the funniest women and queer comics in the Bay Area. Hosted and produced by queer comics Ash Fisher and Irene Tu, every fourth Thursday at the historic White Horse in Oakland.

7 p.m. Doors/7:30 Show $10 at the door   April 28

Headliner: NATASHA MUSE!

Featured Comics: Irene Tu, J.A.D.E., Dom Gelin, Audrey Crescenti, Baruch Porras-Hernandez (THAT’S ME!!)

Host: Ash Fisher

Get yo Tickets! 





Comedy Returns to El Rio is a popular monthly comedy show (every 3rd Thursday of the month) co-produced by Kung Pao Kosher Comedy’s Lisa Geduldig and El Rio. The show, which has been taking place for the past 6-3/4 years at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District, features an eclectic, multicultural mix of intelligent, progressive, straight, and LGBT comedians from the Bay Area and beyond.

I’m one of the performers. Yay! Come if you can.

This month features: Sherry Glaser (Off-Broadway’s longest running one-woman show, Family Secrets), Abhay Nadkarni (originally from South India),  Judi Leff (Director of Arts and Cultural Programs at Congregation Emanu-El), Eve Meyer (Executive Director of SF Suicide Prevention), and Lisa Geduldig (Your hostess).

Can’t wait! RSVP ON DA FACEBOOK! baruch at el rio