WALK WITH US
JUNE 04, 2022
TUTUS 'N HEELS - A Walk for the LGBTQ Youth
of Camp Brave Trails
Until We Strut and Party
About the Event
What is the Event
Tutus and Heels is a walk for the LGBTQ Youth of Camp Brave Trails produced by Payasos LA and the current Eagle LA Mr Leather.
This is a fun short mile walk in High Heels and Tutus in Silverlake. Our 2021 route included the iconic Akbar on Sunset Blvd, the world famous Eagle LA on Santa Monica Blvd, and a BIG PAYASOS STYLE bash at the always sexy Rough Trade Gear store on Sunset Blvd.
Why Walk and Why High Heels
We are bringing our community together one step at a time, as we raise awareness and funds for important causes and charities, such as Camp Brave Trails. A short walk flying the biggest freak flag you can muster is a great way to get others to support you as you raise funds.
Plus you and your friends can strut your stuff and CELEBRATE life! This is YOUR opportunity to express yourself and have fun in a safe space that welcomes all aspects of the LGBTQ community and allies.
Have you ever heard of Tutu Tuesday? Well, it’s a lot like tummy Tuesday but with a skirt. Tutu’s are a favorite of Burning Man and have a long history in queer and counterculture.
But more importantly, it’s our chance to have fun and be silly – regardless of your orientation, your gender, whether your masc or fem, or your body type. We ALL look Fantastic in Tulle!
100% of Net Funds Go Directly to Charities
Camp Brave Trails
Brave Trails is a national non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth leadership. We offer accredited summer camps, family camps, mentorship programs, meet-up groups, and year-round leadership programming. All of our programs focus on helping LGBTQ+ youth find what they need most to thrive: their people, their place, and their passion. Nothing makes us more proud than seeing our youth take the skills they gain in our programs and use them to create meaning change in their communities.
LGBTQ SUMMER CAMP
All of the elements of a typical summer camp with a LGBTQ twist! Camp Brave Trails is designed to be a haven for LGBTQ youth, where they can build community, meet supportive adult mentors, and gain leadership skills.
Brave Trails Family Camp was built to address the lack of spaces where LGBTQ families can safely build community. At family camp, kids see other families that look like theirs and enjoy all of the magic of a weekend away at camp!
Our mentorship program pairs campers with Brave Trails volunteers and staff members to continue the special and supportive bonds they create while at camp. Having a trusted mentor to guide them through life is life changing and in some cases, lifesaving.
Will I need a Tutu or Heels to walk?
We are asking you to wear one or both, its up to you.
Will I need a Tutu or Heels to go to the After Party Beer Bust?
C'mon, it wouldn't be a party if you weren't all dressed up. Its not mandatory, but it's strongly encouraged.
Do I have to walk to go to the After Party Beer Bust?
No. But you would be missing all of the fun. And also, the starting line is where you get you armband to get into the party.
Can I donate to show my support without walking or attending the After Party Beer Bust?
There will be a link to donate in Eventbrite. If this is in behalf of a participating walker or group please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will track it for them.
Or you can use Venmo @payasosla to make a donation in any amount you would like. If this is in behalf of a participating walker or group please put their name in the comments so we can track it for them.
How high does the heel have to be?
As high as you would like. But sometimes we gotta stroll low to get there. Who's gonna say no to a short pump in a pinch?
What do I need to wear under my tutu?
There are no nudity laws in Los Angeles, but with that said, you are going to be in public. Use your discretion. Of course what happens at a Payasos Beer Bust lot party behind a privacy screen is up to you.
Is the Beer Bust a sex event?
I can't walk in heels!
Welcome to the club. Go Slow. And take advantage of our Heels Coaches the morning of the event.
I am having trouble with the Venmo
Email us here and we will respond. Leave a number and we can call you. email@example.com
How much of the money goes to charity?
After expenses for the event, all of it.
How can I volunteer?
Email us and lets talk. This is a big event and there are lots of heels to fill. firstname.lastname@example.org
Through self-respect and self expression, Payasos-L.A. is a brotherhood of gay/bi Latino men, and their allies, who are committed to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for future generations in our communities. Through fund raising, public appearances and volunteering that support youth programs, promoting Latino presence in the Arts, and generating awareness on issues that affect the Latino community in Los Angeles; Payasos-L.A. is dedicated to a better tomorrow.