A TRULY GENIUS BIT FROM LOUIS CK
INCREDIBLE PARTY PICS
FROM A 1972 BASH GIVEN BY THE ROTHSCHILDS. AUDREY HEPBURN AND SALVADOR DALI IN ATTENDANCE. OME AMAZING LOOKS.
HEIDI, DISCO, YODELING AND POODLES
What else do you really need? Oh, that's right. A costume reveal!
MORE ANCIENT DRAG HISTORY BY LINDA SIMPSON
New York now has two drag strongholds — Hell’s Kitchen (the city’s gay epicenter) and the outer reaches of Brooklyn, where the youthquake gender-fuck esthetic is reminiscent of the 1980s East Village. However, NYC’s influence has clearly weakened. Thanks to Drag Race,
today’s top queens are likely to be from Smalltown, USA, having learned their craft from YouTube tutorials rather than drag mothers.
It’s a whole new drag world, and to all you queens enjoying the moment, my generation has something to say: You're welcome. We paved the way, boldly going where no other gender illusionists had gone before. During difficult times, we rose to the occasion and provided joy and color. It’s no exaggeration: we were the greatest drag generation.
FUN ARTICLE ABOUT THE PYRAMID CLUB AT 101 AVE A
An oral history of the New York space that served as the stomping ground for influential performance artists, musicians and drag queens like John Kelly, Larry Tee, Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons, RuPaul and Lady Bunny.
"In December of 1981, a seedy old Polish bar on Avenue A and Seventh Street, situated across from Tompkins Square Park, celebrated a grand reopening. Though it was small and divey, The Pyramid Club would soon become a cornerstone of the East Village underground art and performance scene that attracted New York’s cultural elite in the mid-’80s. During those years, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Madonna, could be seen amidst the crowds who ventured to the Wild Wild East to watch the depraved and inspired performances happening within the Pyramid’s walls."
(photo by Linda Simpson)
FROM TROY JACKSON: President Obama dropped the so-called “Chained CPI” (a fancy Washington term for reducing benefits for seniors) from his fiscal budget. Yet Republicans, and frankly, too many bad Democrats are still pushing to cut Social Security and Medicare.
Millions rely on these benefits — but Washington is so desperate to balance the budget on the backs of middle class families, they are trying to hurt our seniors.
That’s why I’m proud to be the only candidate in this race that has pledged to protect, not cut, Social Security and Medicare. Its why I'm proud to be the only candidate in this race that refused to raid the Maine Pension fund to pay for tax cuts to the wealthy.
Because I’m not another ivory tower politician that Washington loves — I’m a logger from Maine who understands how important Social Security and Medicare are to seniors.
Balancing the budget is the right idea, but Washington is going about it all wrong.
If elected to Congress, I’ll fight to protect these programs — and get Washington to zero in on the real budget busters like unnecessary wars and unpaid for tax cuts.
THEY USUALLY SAY CONFIDENCE IS SEXY, BUT...
BEBE ZAHARA BENET'S NEW VIDEO
The bitch is giving you FACE and seems to have taken a few styling tips from some old Diana Ross costume video where the songs were rotten but Ross was working cloches and 30s looks. All Bob Mackie, I'm sure. I prefer big hair, but Bebe's make-up is so hot that she's pulling it off!
I'M EXCITED FOR THIS HAG ON DRAG RACE!
NOT MITZI GAYNOR AS A DISCO FLAPPER!
I'M HONORED TO BE INCLUDED ON THIS LIST!
Recognizing outstanding transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals in the struggle for LGBT equality
WASHINGTON, June 10 — In honor of the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, the International Court Services, in collaboration with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, is recognizing 40 transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals for their contribution toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.
NEVER HEARD THE FEMALE VERSION OF SET IT OFF--VOCALS BY BARBARA TUCKER!
This was Barbara's bigger hit:
A regular at Wigstock and now with a residency every summer in Ibiza, Barbara and her soul-searing sound encapsulates soulful 90s house. Love her to death! I've never been to Ibiza but I imagine she is preaching to the Euro tourists on drugs. I doubt if they understand her or are religious, but I'll bet they feel the spirit, dammit!
And while I'm on the subject of rare records by my favorite divas, here's a forgotten disco jam by Ann-Margret!
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 – A disappointed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pledged today to continue to fight for improved benefits for veterans after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on comprehensive legislation to expand health care, education, job-training and other programs.
Republicans derailed the bill by raising a budget point of order challenging outlays for veterans. Sanders’ motion to advance the bill won by a vote of 56-41, but Republicans invoked a rule that required 60 votes to proceed.
“I had hoped that at least on this issue – the need to protect and defend our veterans and their families – we could rise above the day-to-day rancor and party politics that we see here in Congress,” said Sanders, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
“I am going to keep fighting. I am proud that we received every Democratic vote and that two Republicans also voted with us. In the coming weeks I will be working hard to secure three additional Republican votes and I think we can do that,” Sanders added.
FRIDAY NIGHT I'M PERFORMING AT HOT MESS AND THEN DJING AT BERLIN!
SATURDAY NIGHT IN DALLAS! Here's an interview in the Dallas Voice promoting the appearance, which also delves into politics and whether or not I'm trans and need surgery!
NEXT SUNDAY MARCH 2ND, DISCO SUNDAYS TEA DANCE RETURNS TO THE MONSTER. IT'S BEEN SO MUCH FUN THAT WE'RE NOW DOING IT THE FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH. IT'S FROM 6-10 AND HAS BEEN A BLAST!
THE CHARMING MR. GEORGE TAKEI
FACEBOOK IS TRIPPIN'!
Right after several friends' accounts were blocked/disabled, today I got this notice when I attempted to log in. But I never posted this pic--it's from June at a club which no longer exists--and I certainly would never use Facebook as a place to air grievances with a former employer. Especially since I still work with these promoters as I have for 5 years. Funny how this unwarranted block occurs the day after I post about Alec Baldwin with a liberal slant. And I've also been critical of Facebook's association with conservative group ALEC. Or maybe some troll just hates anything close to male nudity. Very bizarre. But the good news is, I'll be blogging more!
AND I CAN BARELY EVEN SPELL!