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Wanda Acosta

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Wanda Acosta is a stalwart icon in lesbian nightlife in downtown New York. The creator and co-host of Sundays at Cafe Tabac, she has been creating and producing events in NYC for over 15 years. She was an owner of WonderBar, Starlight, and Clubhouse in Manhattan’s East Village. She also hosted and curated, events at Bar d’O, The Box, Angels and Kings, BLVD, Liquids, NYC, Clit Club and others. She has worked with a diverse range of clients and media, including The New Festival (New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival), Mix NYC (New York Gay & Lesbian Experimental Film/Video Festival), The L-Word/Showtime Networks, Miramax Films, Tribeca Film Festival, Twist/Columbia Records, fashion/art magazine Visionaire, and non-profit organizations such as GLAAD, Empire State Pride Agenda, Astraea Foundation, Hetrick-Martin Institute and the LGBT Center. In collaboration with Electric Sheep Co. and L-Word/Showtime, Wanda developed a queer dance event, an experimental simulcast on, an online virtual world. She also published Tulip, a free quarterly pocket-zine for women. For the past five years, she has been the music director and dj for CUBA!, a rotating dance/live music weekly event in NYC. Her events have been featured and tweeted in New York Magazine, New Yorker Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Out, New York Post, New York Observer, Out Magazine, The Advocate,,, and throughout the blogosphere. 

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