Tainting the minds of innocents–who now sing my parodies!

My love letter to the LGBTQ community in @Billboard

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write ‘love letters’ to the LGBTQ community. Below, nightclub DJ and drag icon Lady Bunny shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

The gay agenda has centered on securing LGBT equal rights, which of course we deserve. Slogans like “Love Is Love” seek to show that gay love is not second to the love felt by straights. While I agree with that, there are some characteristics of the gay community which are unique to us, and those should be celebrated. For example, I once went to DJ at a club a few days after New Year’s Eve and noticed that the bouncers were all banged up with bandages, casts and bruises. I asked, “What on earth happened?” and they told me there had been a brawl.

    

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Jennifer Lopez, Halsey, Brendon Urie, Senator Elizabeth Warren & More Pen ‘Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community’

Of course, on paper I know what a brawl is — it’s when a fight starts and others join in. Call me a sissy, but when I see a fight, the last thing I want to do is join them. I’m more likely to leave the club, cross the street or whatever. That’s a trait I think I share with most LGBT people. Many of us have experienced bullying and/or violence ourselves so we tend to frown on it. We typically don’t see physical harm as entertainment when it happens to others. We certainly don’t jump in. That’s a tendency in my community which makes us seem more evolved in that respect. And after scratching my head over that New Year’s Eve brawl, I felt very proud of a community which is less prone to acting on herd instincts which propel us towards fighting.

We’re also pretty damn good at theater, writing, activism, nursing, cooking, styling, dancing and throwing parties! We have a lot going on in spite of the struggles we’ve faced.

Gilda Radner rocked my world!

So silly, so hilarious!

a little best of gilda

Posted by Love Gilda on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Granny is a hoot with her potty-mouthed vegan cake recipe!

She’s so cute. And while I’m one of those who sometimes giggles at hipsters and their special diets, I come from a family of vegetarians. And meat and animal products are one of the largest contributors to global warming. So we laugh, and then maybe some of us will start thinking along these lines?
 
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Bravo, Oliver Stone!

 I know nothing about this man’s work and I care nothing for the award ceremonies. I also know and care nothing about when you think decorum dictates the proper time for political speeches is. (Please try and tell the hundreds of thousands who died needlessly in Iraq about decorum.) But I recognize the truth when I hear it. And we don’t often hear it much on the news these days, so maybe it has to be heard from awards shows and art galleries and protests.
 
We have only two parties in this country. Neither one of them is remotely interested in peace. So neither one has my vote. Wanna talk about how the two parties differing approach to health care? We could have free healthcare without paying higher taxes if 1/2 of our tax dollars didn’t pay for more war. Do you hear either party saying we should pay for our own health instead of bombing other countries to death? Bernie Sanders, who I sort of trust, is now on a tour talking about the thousands who will die if Trumpcare is passed. Does even he talk about the hundreds of thousands we pay to kill when he’s not campaigning? Thank you, Oliver Stone! Your honesty and compassion have just made you a new fan in me.

A very fashionable Donald!

Billboard asked me to write a love letter to the LGBT community and I said…..

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write ‘love letters’ to the LGBTQ community. Below, nightclub DJ and drag icon Lady Bunny shares hers. 
 
The gay agenda has centered on securing LGBT equal rights, which of course we deserve. Slogans like “Love Is Love” seek to show that gay love is not second to the love felt by straights. While I agree with that, there are some characteristics of the gay community which are unique to us, and those should be celebrated. For example, I once went to DJ at a club a few days after New Year’s Eve and noticed that the bouncers were all banged up with bandages, casts and bruises. I asked, “What on earth happened?” and they told me there had been a brawl.
 
Of course, on paper I know what a brawl is — it’s when a fight starts and others join in. Call me a sissy, but when I see a fight, the last thing I want to do is join them. I’m more likely to leave the club, cross the street or whatever. That’s a trait I think I share with most LGBT people. Many of us have experienced bullying and/or violence ourselves so we tend to frown on it. We typically don’t see physical harm as entertainment when it happens to others. We certainly don’t jump in. That’s a tendency in my community which makes us seem more evolved in that respect. And after scratching my head over that New Year’s Eve brawl, I felt very proud of a community which is less prone to acting on herd instincts which propel us towards fighting.
 
We’re also pretty damn good at theater, writing, activism, nursing, cooking, styling, dancing and throwing parties! We have a lot going on in spite of the struggles we’ve faced.
 
READ MORE LOVE LETTERS FROM SIA, J-LO, ELTON JOHN, AND MANY MORE: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/pride/7849234/lady-bunny-letter-lgbtq-community

In or near Rochester NY? Check the video art piece I’ve done with Charles Atlas

At the Memorial Art Gallery from June 30th.
 
“June may be Pride Month (with Rochester events coming up in July), but LGBTQ representation in art is important year-round. “Here she is…v1” is a video art installation created by cinematographer Charles Atlas which showcases iconic drag queen Lady Bunny. The piece will be screened continuously at the Memorial Art Gallery beginning Friday, June 30, as a part of the MAG’s “Media Arts Watch” initiative, curated by moving-image specialist John G. Hanhardt.
 
Lady Bunny is known for her gigantic blonde wig and raunchy song parodies, but she is also outspoken regarding politics, militarism, climate change, LGBTQ rights, and other hot-button issues. A wall-sized production, “Here she is…v1” demonstrates that Lady Bunny is a force to be reckoned with, incorporating a contemplative monologue intertwined with her risqué stage performance. The one-woman-show ends in a lip-synced performance of one of her songs, “You Were the One.” Charles Atlas is a distinguished video artist who has worked with the likes of performance artist Marina Abramovi and singer-composer ANOHNI, to drop a few names.”
 

I gotta see this!

Haven’t seen this Broadway’s new production of 1984 and this article could be clickbait which exaggerates the vomiting, fainting and fights caused by this show. Or is it that perhaps that a “well-heeled” Broadway audiences can’t handle the truth?
 
“We’re not trying to be willfully assaultive or exploitatively shock people, but there’s nothing here or in the disturbing novel that isn’t happening right now, somewhere around the world: people are being detained without trial, tortured and executed,” explained Macmillan. “We can sanitize that and make people feel comforted, or we can simply present it without commentary and allow it to speak for itself.”
 
Added Icke, “You can stay and watch or you can leave — that’s a perfectly fine reaction to watching someone be tortured. But if this show is the most upsetting part of anyone’s day, they’re not reading the news headlines. Things are much worse than a piece of theater getting under your skin a little bit.”
 

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Posted by Top Knot on Sunday, June 25, 2017

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…

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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?