HEADING HOME FROM HOTLANTA
I worked with Atlanta's Ruby Redd tonight at the Jungle--a very fun emcee in an all around great cast. A drag troupe she's in, called the Armorettes after their home bar The Armory, has raised over $2,000,000 for people living with AIDS in the area. And this wasn't raised by a couple of large gala benefits. They raised it throwing weekly performances for which they weren't paid for 35 years. I remember them in the 80s' when I lived there. Often wearing gender-f#ck looks with facial hair or old lady drag, they're called camp drag--as opposed to polished pageant drag. That's an amazing amount of money to raise in such small amounts. And they've said they are now working on their third million. More power to them! I have to applaud that sort of community spirit.