Del Martin, one of the two lesbians to marry first in the state of California, has passed away. She is survived by her wife, Phyllis Lyon, who she partnered for 55 years before marrying. The two had their union officiated by Mayor Gavin Newsom and are my heroes.
I have to stop choking up while I sit here at my desk reading, and keep re-reading the sad news.
I truly believe in my heart that she lived long enough to see the day when she could legally say "I do" with Phyllis. I'm gonna cry again.
UPDATE: Phyllis Lyon has issued this statement: "I am devastated, but I take some solace in knowing we were able to enjoy the ultimate rite of love and commitment before she passed." DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE: 145
...that Cloris Leachman is on Dancing With The Stars this season. Still not gonna watch it, but will be rooting for Frau Blucher all the way. ...that Madonna is paying SERIOUS homage to my fave artist, Keith Haring, in her new concert. In case you are too young, the two were good friends in the 80s and his death had a huge impact on her (and my) life. Watch a clip of the show here. ...that my stories are starting up next week and that Mad Men keeps turning me out.
...that there are only there are only 147 DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE!!!
Do you remember: Roxy, Sound Factory, Club USA, The World, Tunnel, Area,Warehouse, The Choice, Red Zone, MK, Limelight, Sound Factory Bar, Champs, Crowbar,The Cooler, Don Hill's,Jackie 60, The Works, Cafe Con Leche,The Bar, Wonderbar, The Spike, Nell's, Cave Canem, Boy Bar, Twilo, Palladium, Mars, Bentley's, The Building, Vinyl, The Underground, Starbucks, Private Eyes, The Break, Zone DK, Michael Todd Room, Arena,
Rome, South Dakota, Grand Central, The Den, J's Hangout, Rounds, Uncle Charlie's, Sugarbabies, Hell, Body & Soul...?
If so, you were around in NYC during the 90's, freqented any and/or all and knew what insane fun was to be had. Those days are missed by me and the documentary Roxy: The Last Dance really hit home just how much. Watching it was definitely bittersweet.
(Thanks to David Scott and MarcAntony LaGuerra for the list)
There are some artists who's work you like instantly, and Christopher Vazquez is most definitely one of them. This Miami-to-New York artist is very much into the graphic arts and gives them a hyper homoerotic spin.
And it doesn't hurt that he's sweet, intelligent and hot... Visit his site here and check him out.
After the jump I've posted 3 detailed close-ups from 3 of his kaleidescope prints.
While watching The Hills last night on the telly (how Madonna, right?), I was embarrassed for Heidi and Spencer. I mean...their improv skills were worse than beginning actors in a Saturday morning acting class at HB Studios; SO ridiculously fake and pointless and boring. I know I shouldn't say this, but why are they still on the show? Does anyone even care about them anymore?
When one thinks of old-school drag, one most definitely thinks of Miss Ginger (aka
Jesse Mojica). And Miss Ginger serves the children respect
and diva realness down. She performs all over Mannyhanny to the delight of
queens everywhere and I'm one of her biggest fans.
Birthday: March 6th
Currently I'm: Typing as well as starting a new career as a hairstylist, and performing as Miss Ginger when the children are in need of some history. Life is good right now.
What is you current state of mind?Aware
What is your idea of perfect happiness?When music makes me feel alive
What is your greatest fear?Falling on stage
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?Not knowing when to
let go of things
What is the trait you most deplore in others?When people start feeling superior
What is your favorite occupation?I've had many and have enjoyed them all
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?At times...honesty
What is it that you most dislike?Currently, the President
On what occasion do you lie? To save the feelings of others
What do you dislike most about your appearance?My height.
What is the quality you most like in a man?Open mind.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?Strength
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?"Crown and Seven, please" Sorry, I couldn't pass that one up...I would say..."I understand"
Congratulations! You are the winner of Narcissism 101's Shitty Faggot Award. To win this prestigious award, you accomplished the following:
* You went on Fox News (which automatically nominates you) to discuss trangendered women on television. Or as you called it "The Crying Game 2008."
* You broke the sacred oath of what "we" call America's Next Top Model amongst "ourselves." That was supposed to be kept secret. Now Tyra will never let us do her wig hair.
* You compared having a tranny on the show a "plot device" used for ratings. Which is just like an eating disorder, right? A disease? Those writer are brilliant!
* You made dick jokes about the tranny in question. "She's not covering it up...so to speak" made me double over with laughter. Where do you get all this funny shizz? Now I'm sure if Calpernia Adams saw the monster I'm sure you have between your legs she wouldn't make jokes because she has class. Unlike me.
My hope for you is that you don't come across Candis Cane in a dark alley because she will beat the lisp out-cho-mouth and that Kenny G. hair off your head quicker than you can say "Hey, girl."
Here is a picture of my new man-crush Frederick Bousquet. Swimmer from France. Silver medal winner. Hot. Kinda wanna meet him at a little cafe along the Seine, tell him I have a pool at home and when he gets back to my apartment, apologize for saying "pool' when you really meant "bathtub." (It's called trickery...get into it)
BTW you can click on it to make it bigger (the picture, bitches...)
So my lady friend Corvette has graciously answered my questionnaire in the midst of all his rehearsal madness for Madonna's Sticky-n-Sweet Tour. And, no, he was not born Corvette. The right few know his real name.
BIRTHDAY: (Month/Day) October 12
Currently I'm: I am currently on Tour with Madonna
What is your idea of perfect happiness? My life
What is your current state of mind? Thrilled
What is your greatest fear? Ugliness and hate
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Insecurity
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Insecurities
What is your greatest extravagance? My white patent leather Vivian Westwood Hooker Pumps (size 12)!!!
What is your favorite occupation? Each and every one I've had!
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Nothing is overrated
What is it that you most dislike? Ugliness
On what occasion do you lie? I usually try my best to speak the truth...... I fuck up all the time... but I feel a lie is never good.
What do you dislike most about your appearance? I LOOK OVAH.
What is the quality you most like in a man? Sense of humor, and trade..... In that order.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Big trade, and a sense of humor... In that order.
It ha s been a long 5 days working on casting a TV pilot, setting up MANY auditions and reading with hundreds of actors trying to find the perfect cast. It been tough but incredibly inspiring, as well.
Tonight I'm spinning an event at Tourneau that I am spinning and tomorrow I go to Fire Island for Daniel Nardicio's birthday party which I am spinning with Lady Gaga, Cazwell, Sweetie and The Dazzle Dancers. It's gonna be the perfect end to this tough work stretch.
I grew up on both coasts and watched a shizz-load of TV, and two commercials really stuck out as ones I recreated or sang the jingles to. in fact they still play in the steel-trap-of-useless-crap that I call my brain.
Words cannot describe how much I heart Jessy Hanley. To say she lights up a room not only with her smile, but with her presence would be an understatement. During the day she's a manager, designer, marketing goddess and builder of myphotalbum.com. PLUS she's a queen of the internet. I've even heard that she's got the internet's private line on speed dial.
Currently:In my office looking forward
to leavening early (summer Fridays) I'm also trying to decide if my shoes will kill my feet if I take the walk I'm planning!
What is your current state of mind?Optimistic & hopeful
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?My tendency to fill empty space and awkward moments with words
What is the trait you most deplore in others?Selfishness
What is your greatest extravagance?Travel
Where would you like to live?Greece and I've never even been there!
What is your favorite occupation?Diva of the internet
Who are your favorite writers?You know what a crazy reader I am, too many to mention here!
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?See above
Who are your heroes in real life?My friends
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Teddy Roosevelt
What are your favorite names?Chloe, Max
What is the quality you most like in a man?Compassion
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Compassion
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?At the moment, "Challenge"
On what occasion do you lie?To spare someone's feelings I think I've let down
What or who is the greatest love of your life?Melissa VandenBrink