Hamptons 25th Annual Tea Dance/Benefit!

I love hanging out with people my age for a change! Getting ready for one of my fave annual gigs on July 15th!
 
Just one month until the 25th Annual Hamptons Tea Dance!
 
Join The Center, SAGE and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and continue the Hamptons Tea Dance tradition on
Saturday, July 15 from 4-8 p.m. at Nova’s Ark Project.
 
For more information about the Hamptons Tea Dance, please contact hamptonsteadance@fremontblueevents.com.

Theresa Brewer!

Sha Na Na was on TV at a time when I watched a lot of it. This show was part of the 1950s nostalgia of the mid to late 1970s which included Happy Days and Grease. She Na Na is not remembered fondly like those other two–possibly because of the corniest jokes ever–but it was huge at the when it aired. And once again, I am blown away by their guest Theresa Brewer, that pint-size bundle of dynamite. I remembered her name, but don’t exactly recall seeing her. She’s magic!  
 

Do Democrats think they can keep failing because the GOP is so rotten?

Except that democrats aren’t exactly cowards. That implies that they want to do the right thing but are scared to. They’re more greedy than scared, so insurance and big Pharma donations fund their agenda. Sadly, both parties have given up on what voters want. But let’s stay focused on Russia!

Current mood…

Artist •• Oliver Latta extraweg.comhttps://www.visualatelier8.com/

Posted by Visual Atelier 8 on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Never take fitness tips from me!

When watermelon is life 🍉

When watermelon is life 🍉Credit: My Best Friend Hank

Posted by Viral Thread on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nina Turner has a way with words!

 

Nina Turner on John Ossoff’s loss to a Trump republican in Georgia’s special election. Since Obama was elected, democrats have been steadily losing Congress in those “shellackings” of Obama’s mid-terms, and they’ve lost around 2/3rds of state senates and governorships and even the White House to a nutjob like Trump with no experience and who insulted over half the country. Do you want to talk about why or act like nothing is wrong and keep on losing?

Georgia Democrats had hoped that Trump’s low approval ratings there could give them an upset in a red state. Maybe dems should try fresh ideas instead of only focusing only Russia. Democrats need an upset themselves. “Isn’t Trump awful?” is not a strategy. Nor is ignoring the fact that democratic voters are more progressive than their representatives and wannabe representatives who are still losing.

This is the most exciting drag performance I’ve seen in years!

Elishaly D'witshes incredible performance. ❤👑

Posted by Show Me Your Talent on Monday, June 19, 2017

Someone is ready for summer!

But are you ready for Tan Mom, Jr.?

******WTF****HELLO 2017 ******

Posted by Rien a Foutre du Buzz on Friday, January 6, 2017

DemocracyNow.org on the lessons from Georgia’s special election

The democratic candidate just lost in Georgia’s special election, which is not that surprising since it’s always a red state. But they thought dems were gaining steam and might see an upset of a state which has been bright red since ’79. This could be because democrats didn’t run a progressive democrat, which relates to the Democratic Party’s failure to embrace single-payer. I have not really heard it expressed as well as plainly as Rev. Raphael Warnock puts his critique of our existing, failing health care system here.

AMY GOODMAN: On that issue of a broad tent, do you think, Dr. Raphael Warnock, that Ossoff represented—I mean, is this not just a battle between Republicans and Democrats, but the heart of the Democratic Party? Right now, massive issue in the country is the issue of healthcare. He was opposed to single-payer healthcare. Many felt he was running away from a progressive Democratic platform, as he ran against the Republican candidate. Do you think this is a message to the Democratic Party, almost like the Hillary-Bernie Sanders divide, that they’re going in the wrong direction?

REV. RAPHAEL WARNOCK: Well, I’ll let the politicians get into the mix of how to, you know, win an election. I’m a progressive. These are the issues that I’ll continue to fight for. I believe that it’s a shame that in the richest country in the world, we don’t have universal healthcare. But it’s not just a moral issue. It’s really impractical. We continue to try in the United States to pull something off that hasn’t worked anywhere, and that is this idea that you take healthcare and throw it into the marketplace. I think the market is good for some things, but this idea that the market is a panacea, a cure-all for all ills, is a kind of religious doctrine and fanaticism that I don’t embrace as a person of faith. I mean, we bring a critical eye even to our faith. But there are some folk who seem to think that the market is the answer to everything. And yet, in order to get here, we drove through streets that all of us pay for. We turn on our water fountain, and we were assured that that water was protected, because there are some things that we have to do together. And healthcare is something that we ought to make sure that everybody has access to.

 

Check out Mrs. Smith!

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How cute is this couple?

Black Pride celebrates Black Lesbian Love!!2 Iconic women, Audrey Smaltz and Gail Marquis, happily married!

Posted by NYC Black Pride on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Not for me, but very interesting!

The Future Of Eyelashes Is Here with Interactive LED Eyelashes

These eyelashes light up and change their patterns when you move around. Send to your extra AF friend who would definitely wear these.For more info check out: http://flashes.se/

Posted by Top Knot on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

So silly but so fun!

Posted by Creepy Stuff on Monday, June 19, 2017

Oooo! Juicy inside info on this Friday’s @RuPaulsDragRace !

Drag Race producers are nervous as they prepare to pick a winner this Friday. We have become so PC that:

They can’t eliminate Shea Coulee or they’re racist.
They can’t omit Peppermint or they’re racist and transphobic.
The can’t shaft Trinity cuz she’s a redneck & they own guns.
Sasha’s elimination would upset chemo victims.
And they can’t bring back Valentina without upsetting the mentally ill, by which I mean her fans.

The point few in Congress bother to make on the healthcare debate.

Congress is debating healthcare, claiming it’s too expensive. Roughly 50% of our tax dollars pay to bomb countries which never attacked us. Those taxes are on the money which you make, so it should reflect your priorities. Remember no taxation without representation? Would you rather have the bulk of your taxes pay to bomb other countries or to help those in your own country? It’s really that simple. Show me a politician who campaigns on cutting the defense budget and I’ll show you a politician who is serious about helping Americans with better healthcare, education and job creation.

DemocracyNow.Org on Philando Castile

Civil rights attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds addresses police in a protest over Philando Castile’s death.
 
NEKIMA LEVY-POUNDS: “What we’re saying is, if you call yourself a good cop, but you see one of your colleagues beating somebody or disrespecting them or treating them like they’re less than human, then report them. That’s what a good cop does. So we’re asking you all to step up, exhibit leadership, and work to build trust within the community. And if the government isn’t going to hold you all account, hold yourselves accountable. Thank you.”
 
It’s sad that she has to thank the group she is protesting against for a wrongful death. Her whole interview is worth watching, but check out the last of her request sentence alone.
 
“And if the government isn’t going to hold you all account, hold yourselves accountable.”
 
Well, the government is not going to hold itself accountable. Face it. Nekima is running for local office, which is one way to get more diverse voices inside the government. But if the police couldn’t be made to hold themselves accountable under our first president of color, will they do it under Donald Trump or whoever comes after him? Whose interests are served by a nationwide system of lethal oppression? That is key. Whose interests are served by keeping this system in place?
 
Nekima suggests that if the government won’t police our police, then the police should do it themselves. As someone who believes there are plenty of good cops, I just can’t imagine this happening. They can’t go above their orders. So who is making those orders and why?
 

A Father’s Day note to my dad, which he will probably never read.

I haven’t always gotten on with my dad. Mom was my rock. I spent much of my teen and even adult life rebelling against him and his ways. There are parts of him which I still have issues with, but I’ve grown to embrace many of his lessons later in my life. It took me ages to do so, and I never thought I’d say this, but he’s a good man and he taught so much.
 
He was never afraid to speak his mind, regardless of how unpopular his progressive opinions were in a Southern Baptist neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tennessee. When the redneck neighborhood board tried to block an Indian family from moving in, he fought them tooth and nail and won. He was an anti-draft counselor during the Vietnam War and never permitted us to attend an armed forces day parade because he didn’t want to glamorize weapons or war. He advocated public transportation to help cut down on the use of fossil fuels. He took my family around the world on his modest salary as a professor because he thought trips which helped us see things through other’s eyes was more important than buying us the status symbols that other kids got, and which we thought we needed. (We didn’t need them, though my sister and I bitched mightily every Christmas when neighborhood kids got cars and we still got that book of Lifesavers candy and new socks.) And unlike other gay people I know who can’t even be open about their sexuality with parents in 2017, he never questioned my career choice of dressing in drag and telling tasteless jokes. Whether it reflected his values or not, he always said he wanted me to seek whichever path made me happy.
 
I don’t invite him to every raunchy show I do, but I was in a fairly PG play in Atlanta about 7 years ago. So dad and my mom drove down from Chattanooga to see me in it. I was nervous, because he’d never seen me perform. In truth, I don’t think he fully comprehends what I do. (Nor do I read the books on Quaker history he’s written.) But a lady during the play’s intermission was asking her friend if my character Charity was a drag queen. My dad piped up with “She sure is, and ‘she’ is my son.” The lady replied, “Well, he sure has nice legs!” To which my dad said, after hiking up his pants leg, “It runs in the family.” I’m not even sure I’ve said this to him in years or that I’ll say it to him today, but I love him. Happy Father’s Day!

Mona Foot, Girlina and me in Space Cunt from Boybar in the 1990s!

We were such fools, but what fun would we had! We recorded our vocals so we didn’t have to memorize them to say live and then got too drunk to get the lip-synch down. But I think the audience appreciated our low budget efforts. Nashom Wooden, Lina Bradford, David Dalrymple, Matthew Kasten and shout-outs to Codie Ravioli and Kevin Joseph. Mona’s drag voice is a scream, and I love that we were already making fun of “Girlingo”, Sound Factory, Lypsinka Von Rasputina‘s moves and my weight. Mona’s drag voice was such a scream! Music by Gant Johnson, I assume. Or maybe DJ Tennessee? Love that opening track. And the closing–this was a time when most club music was fantastic. The ecstasy didn’t hurt, either. And of course, Mona had a costume change upon entrance. Some of the best times of my life! And any excuse for a fart or hemorrhoid joke. (I guess some things never change!)

 

 

We’re playing Trump’s game and don’t even know that we’re losing.

If we’re in a constant state of shock, we can be confused enough to accept polices which benefit none of us except the super-rich. Or start unnecessary wars like the one George W. Bush lied us into after the horror 9/11. Trump’s “outrages” will never stop–they’re his specialty. That’s the only thing he does well: command our news media-turned-TMZ which helped create this monster by giving him the lion’s share of airtime. We can wring our hands over the latest “shocking” gaffe, but if we’re wringing our hands then we’re not resisting at all. We’re in panic mode. We’ve played right into his hands and we are right where he wants us. We’re losing at his game and most of us don’t even know we’re playing it.
 
He’s said while campaigning:
 
Mexicans are rapists and he’ll make Mexico pay for a wall.
He’ll punish women who get abortions.
He’ll ban muslims from the country.
He could shoot someone and still get elected.
He mocked John McCain’s war record, which no republican could ever get away with because they always want more war.
 
Did any of these insane statements stop him? No. They keep him in the news and ensure that we are not putting out strong solutions or agenda, just busy bashing him. Remember the brouhaha over Trump saying that Obama bugged him at Trump Tower? Trump had no evidence of this. It’s just another piece of crap he flings out there. The media, hungry for more crap, eats it up. It’s garbage from the mouth of a jackass, folks! There will always be more of it. Our media reported on the bugging accusation for at least 3 weeks. Is it sensational? Not really, compared to his other junk. Is he prosecuting Obama or going after him in any way? Nope, so this “sensational accusation” gets 3 weeks of airtime and a hearing in Congress despite the fact that it will impact no one. Just a crazy accusation with no evidence. Could those 3 weeks be better spent cementing what the opposition does stand for? Hell, yes.
 
Our media seizes on it as a new “scandal” to get ratings. They gain profit, we gain unimportant knowledge. This makes the left look foolish, and it makes people who don’t trust the system trust it even less because the news is focused on “shocks” when people are looking for leaders right now who will improve their lives. As a meme once said, “People in Flint, Michigan aren’t worried about Russia.”
 
Nor are the people who can’t afford healthcare even after Obama’s modest reforms.
 
Nor are people who can’t get jobs or have shitty jobs without benefits.
 
Nor are the homeless vets or the ones who can’t work due to PTSD, which we don’t like to acknowledge is always a cost of war.
 
Nor are the youth who can’t afford college education and aren’t guaranteed a job when they graduate saddled with a lifetime of debt.
 
Nor are the seniors forced to split their pills in half because they’re too broke to afford them.
 
You hit these people with non-stop scandals which don’t impact their lives and they’ll just shut off the TV. It’s reality TV news which rewards train wrecks.
 
“Fake news” is Trump’s phrase, so I hesitate to use it. But what would you call it? Slanted news? Meaningless news? Much ado about nothing? Ratings-driven? Click-bait? Our news just rolls with Trump’s sometimes meaningless “shocks” and we end up distracted. Wanna see what happens when we’re distracted? Please watch this video. It ain’t pretty and the video demonstrates how it could get much worse if we don’t wake up to Trump’s tricks right now. You will see one clip from DemocracyNow.org in which a guy from New Orleans claims that the Bush administration used the shock of Katrina to fire all the teachers down there. Yes, our government actually does stuff like this. They kick us when we’re down. And we’re very, very down. But let’s kick them instead.
 
This video of Naomi Klein’s contains the clearest call to resistance I’ve heard. Sadly, Naomi’s “Follow The Money” point #4 also leads you to corporate democrats, whose hands are far from clean themselves. As the title of her new book No Is Not Enough suggests, we not only have to resist. We have to offer a strong alternative which appeals to enough people to win.

If I see one more post about the black and brown stripes on the pride flag…..

Let’s cancel gay pride! Instead, let’s just fight over the fucking flag this year! Let’s fight over the correct terms for everybody. Let’s dismiss everyone who doesn’t want to transition as a privileged cisgender. Let’s spar over the name of our own damn community–is it gay, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA or did we bring back two spirits yet? I also saw a Y in there recently and have no idea what that even is. Let’s admit right now that we hate each other as a community, and that we’re too ungrateful to celebrate the freedoms which we do have once a year. Let’s compartmentalize ourselves into bears, twinks, butches, femmes, trans, tops, bottoms and those who claim they have no gender to further divide an already small community which does not have rights to equal housing and employment. And we’re even barred from using the bathrooms of our choice in some states! That’s a surefire way to make certain we’ll never get equal rights. Let’s boil it down to the tiniest arguments which will mean nothing in six months or even six days. If we took the energy and vitriol we reserved to pounce on one flag variation in one city and turned it on those who seek to destroy our rights, we’d be running the world tomorrow and we’d all have gorgeous new hairstyles to boot.
 
And in our supreme jadedness of which I am also guilty, let’s try and remember that there are young members of our own tribe who have gotten nothing but soul-destroying messages from their schoolmates, their churches and even from their families. Do they need our help? They need to see large groups of their own tribe in a festive environment so that they don’t feel so alone. They need to see happy and proud gay, lesbian, transsexual and every color of the rainbow folk actually liking and supporting each. Or would youth even want to join this community if they saw the way we’ve been acting lately?

Craziest thing I’ve seen today!

Tag a friend to ruin their day

Wth is this ? ? ?

Posted by Jake Boys on Thursday, June 8, 2017

New interview in UK’sBoyz mag

New interview in UK’s Boyz mag to promote Trans-Jester! at Soho Theatre Mondays-Saturdays through July 1st.

An excerpt:

And where do you live now?

In NYC, for around 30 years. I’m a confirmed bachelorette – in other words, no one wants me! I travel too much to have pets, but I do have roaches and mice. They’ll cuddle with you in bed if there are enough crumbs. And the roaches eat the mouse poo, so my ‘pets’ pretty much feed and clean up after themselves.

 

READ THE REST:  http://boyz.co.uk/me-myself-and-i-lady-bunny/

 

Carol Channing can’t be beat!

Remember scripts? Ya don’t get those on reality TV.

Does the new Wonder Woman have THIS campiness? Or beauty?

The Return of #WonderWoman Season 2 Episode Aired on The 16th of September 1977 Having returned home some time after WW II, Wonder Woman once again must deal with a plane crash landing on Paradise Island. This time, the plane is carrying Steve Trevor's son, and the danger comes from international terrorists. Wonder Woman returns to "man's world", where as Diana Prince – IADC agent, she works with Steve Trevor Jr. to fight more 'modern-day' battles. #LYNDACARTER #BEATRICESTRAIGHT

Posted by Wonder Woman , Lynda Carter Fans Page on Monday, January 16, 2017

My Michael J. Fox impersonation!

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>&#39;If you treat everyone with respect, the labels mean SO MUCH LESS&#39; <a href=”https://twitter.com/LADYBUNNY77″>@LADYBUNNY77</a> is a true legend <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoomWithBunny?src=hash”>#BoomWithBunny</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TransJester?src=hash”>#TransJester</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/butker”>@butker</a> <a href=”https://t.co/k1RkHa8NaK”>pic.twitter.com/k1RkHa8NaK</a></p>&mdash; James Phoon (@JamesPhoon_) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JamesPhoon_/status/874421681862963202″>June 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Does anyone else remember this masterpiece by the group Change?

They were known for several disco hits including Paradise, Lover’s Holiday and The Glow Of Love with vocals by Luther Vandross. (It was sampled for Janet Jackson’s All For You.Jocelyn Brown also sang with them on song’s like It’s A Girl’s Affair, which  featured lyrics like :”Wear your wig, it’s gonna really swing.” This gem of a tune features the vox of Diva Gray. I think Change was a group of Italian studio musicians, who like Black Box wrote better music than lyrics which make sense in English. At one point in the bridge, Diva sings “C’mon babe it’s time to” and then let’s the chords take finish her though. But what glorious chords they are! And the guitar in this rivals Nile Rodgers in Chic. And I say that never.