THEYFRIEND Comes to Oasis

Diamond Wave presents the second-annual THEYFRIEND, a festival highlighting nonbinary performers during Transgender Awareness Week, Wednesday through Saturday, November 16-19, 2022, at various locations throughout San Francisco.


Now in its second year, THEYFRIEND is the world’s first performance festival uplifting, centering, and celebrating nonbinary identity! This year the festival will expand to five events over four days (November 16 – 19) in partnership with San Francisco arts presenters and queer nightlife venues.  For example:

THEYFRIEND Nonbinary Happy Hour
Friday, November 18, 5-7 p.m.
OASIS (298 11th St, San Francisco)
In partnership with Oasis, the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District and Realest Exposure

Curated by Edgar Fabián Frías, KB Boyce and Kevin Seaman, the 2022 THEYFRIEND festival will feature newly commissioned work from writer-performer Rawiyah Tariq, multimedia artist Sharmi Basu and musician Tyler Holmes, with live performances from local nonbinary performers and video from national and international contributors.

THEYFRIEND is supported by the California Arts Council, KQED Live, the Hormel LGBTQIA Center at San Francisco Public Library and Brava! for Women in the Arts, and is presented in partnership with Intersection for the Arts as part of the Intersect SF Series (supported with funds from Grants for the Arts) and the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.

For the full schedule of events and more info, visit