Dolls Night strives to create a community where Trans & Non-Binary people can thrive with radical visibility, aided with the support to reach their goals and inspire change.


Dolls Night is an advocacy group & event series that centers the Transgender & Non-Binary community, creating a space for artistry and health education to flourish.

From the DJs and performers, to the vendors and photographers, we aim to collaborate with and hire Transgender & Non-Binary artists entirely, to push resources to a community that is oftentimes hypervisual, but deeply underfunded and unsupported. And we strive to only work with venues that support our safety and expression.

At its core, Doll’s Night is a party, an event curated by the dolls for the dolls, for all the people who support us. It’s a safe space, a place to build community, and a resource for information that the community needs to know. Doll's Night is part of the movement to create visibility and bring awareness to the Trans & Non-Binary community.

AIDEL HAWKINS (they/them)

Aidel Hawkins, CHW, Dolls Night Co-Founder, is a Certified Community Health Worker, Prevention Specialist and event curator based in Detroit, Michigan. Aidel's study of Public Health and passion for Artistry inspires them to bridge the gap between engaging event & program coordination and Health Communication.

Aidel is the owner of STUDIO-C & Cupcake Nation, an HIV Prevention Specialist & PrEP Navigator at Corktown Health and a 2023 NMAC Next Generation Fellow.



Christian DeSwan, Dolls Night Co-Founder, Musician, Performer, Queer Activist, Educator, and Event Coordinator based in Detroit, MI. 

Christian DeSwan’s expertise lies in building and maintaining connections between genderqueer and transgender artists in the local community by providing a safe space to not only get bookings but also enjoy art. 


JAY PHILIP(she/her)

Jay Phillips, Dolls Night Co-Founder, is an Event Curator, Educator, and activist for the Transgender community based in Detroit, Michigan. 

Through Dolls Night Jay hopes to create a safe space in Detroit’s night life for the trans community.


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