First gay Latin star Jade Esteban Estrada earns double standing ovation at NERP Conference

Singer/comedian/activist Jade Esteban Estrada received two standing ovations on early this month for his performance of the self-penned solo show ?TransWorld! The Transgender History of the World? at the North East Regional Pride Conference (NERP) in Cape May, New Jersey.

Held at historic Congress Hall, the conference was hosted by the Jersey Pride organization and provided workshops, seminars and keynote speeches by notable LGBT leaders in the Northeast United States. The show ?TransWorld: The Transgender History of the World? was originally commissioned by the University of California at Berkeley?s Gender Studies Department in November 2005.

In the show, Estrada portrays Joan of Arc, We Wah, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Rivera, Christine Jorgensen, Brandon Teena and RuPaul. As an encore, Estrada performed a segment of his award-winning solo musical ?ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 3″ where he portrayed Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney.