Cabaret Chronicles 3

This month I attended a remarkable double feature, as it were, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.  One show featured heavenly harmonies, the other was a fascinating true story of one man’s downfall and redemption.



Unitard: Tard Core - There Are No Safe Words

Is there anything more in-your-face than queer comics playing hemorrhoids on the asshole of a certain orange-hued politician?  Oh, yeah!  Sign me up for this!!   



Passion for Action: A Volunteer's Tale

On May 6, 2017 I had the honor of volunteering to assist the GLAAD Media Awards. This crucial ceremony "earns more then 6.2 Billion Media Impressions per year, opens hearts and minds by amplifying images and messages, and accelerates acceptance for LGBTQ people." This was the 28th annual event held at the New York Hilton Midtown. Honoree's this year included Debra Messing and Billy Porter. Thousands of celebrities, film - makers, actors, and corporate attendees ushered into the beautifully designed Mercury Ballroom.


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Asbury Park Rises Up For Ascension Party

This August, thousands of gay men from around the globe will flock to the sun drenched Jersey Shore for the three-day, eleven-party, fourteen-DJ festival known as Ascension Party. 

Raph Solo's Love Lives This Pride

In “Love Lives,” pop singer Raph Solo boldly declares that he is no less equal than any other person for who he is or who he loves. 

4th Annual Rainbow Fashion Week

Rainbow Fashion Week™ (RFW) - the world's first carbon neutral fashion week with a roster of exciting talent and events – is back this year to coincide with NYC's LGBTQ Pride Week. An eight-day celebration of queer fashion, film, art and technology, RFW™ kicks off on Friday, June 16th, with the "Top New Media Moguls" event, hosted by VH1 celebrity, Deb Antney.

Kimora Blac

27, Las Vegas, NV Kimora Blac is the definition of bombshell. She is obsessed with strippers and cites Blac Chyna as “my girl.” Kimora likes to show off her body - particularly her famously enhanced butt. She’s a gambling lady and is used to winning streaks in her hometown of Las Vegas, but will her brazen personality win over RuPaul and the judges?

LG_T: Stupid Shit Well Meaning Friends, Family and Allies Say

My partial coming out as Bisexual has been very interesting.  I've gotten responses that range from "Oh my God, I had no idea" to "Yeah, I've known for a long time", and everything in between.  Everyone that I've told has been verbally supportive.  But as I think back on conversations we've had, I wonder if the apparent acceptance is real.  I believe they want to be supportive.  But they say things that lead me to believe otherwise.  I thought I would rundown a few of the statements that have come up in conversation.  I'd love to know your thoughts about them.

A Pipeline of Corruption

The Intercept on May 25th released a highly concerning report about the DAPL pipeline. Through documents leaked to The Intercept from a source inside Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), they revealed that there are some pretty dark machinations going on between our government and corporate entities that goes beyond the usual corrupt system of legalized bribery we call “lobbying”.

What have you done today to make me feel proud?

As May ends and Pride Festivals begin, it is important now more than ever to understand what these festivals symbolize to begin building a better future.


GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 20 of this year's 32 media categories at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Wells Fargo at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on Saturday night.

Raise the Rainbow Rally in NYC Honors Gilbert Baker

Friends and family of the late Gilbert Baker will hold an activist march and rally against LGBTQ discrimination and bigotry in memory of the world-renowned artist who created The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBTQ pride and liberation. Baker, a lifelong LGBTQ and social justice activist, died suddenly March 31 in his Manhattan home.

Degrees? Why? Why Not?

I was talking with my brother and how he doesn’t use the degree that he has. He is so much happier as a bartender, then he would ever been as a physical therapist. It made me think about how there must be other people who have degrees and don’t use them.

Wilton Manors Hosts Pride in Florida

For the 17th consecutive year, the City of Wilton Manors will host the largest LGBT pride event in the greater Fort Lauderdale area.  With more than 40,000 festival-goers from across the U.S. expected to attend, the 2017 Stonewall Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 17, 2017 promises to be the most anticipated event of the year.
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The Orlando Ribbon Project Bringing Together the World to Mark One Year Since Pulse Tragedy

What began as a simple roll of rainbow ribbon and a box of pins has grown into an international movement to never forget the victims of the worst mass shooting in the country's history, the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016.

Marriage Equality Champion Edie Windsor to be Honored by The-Trevor Project

Former technology manager at IBM, and marriage equality champion Edie Windsor will be honored with The Trevor Project’s Icon Award at the 2017 TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala on June 19. The Trevor Project is the nation’s only nonprofit crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on ending suicide among LGBTQ+ youth.

Mark “Mom” Finley's One Night Show “Mom’s Museum: A Queer Life in Retrospect”

It’s been about a decade since she’s tried to make a comeback;  it’s been at least 2 decades since she’s done a new live show; and she’s been stuck in this damn town for nearly 3 – and she still hasn’t died yet!! Wasn’t she supposed to be dead by now?!?! 

Flying the Bigoted Skies

Remember that young man from this morning? The one who had a female name on his plane ticket? The one whose name you just had to announce loudly so that everyone in the entire boarding area could hear? You must know the one, because you didn’t feel compelled to announce anyone else’s name to the world.