Saturday, March 31, 2007
Photos: Rita, Clover Honey and Madelyn. Kristine James. Dean Flynn and Clover Honey. Cast Members from Facts of Life: Lost Episode.
Photos: RUB with Clover Honey, Virgo with Clover Honey, Dancing with Franchesca, Ant and Gordon.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Image: Caricature of Morgan Rice from Sardi's
On March 15, I was thrilled to be attending the official party to celebrate the DVD release of John Cameron Mitchell's (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) acclaimed, erotic film, Shortbus. The movie, one of my favorites, is quirky, hilarious and unflinchingly honest, and emerged as one of the sensations of this year's Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. John promised the DVD release gala would be "Loads" of Fun, and considering the Loads that were released in the Shortbus movie, I had no doubt that this would be one very exciting release party! And it certainly was!
Other guests and performers included Jay Brannon, Justin Bond, Scott Matthew, Penny Arcade, Bradford Scobie as Dr. Donut and Holcombe Waller who came in from Portland and stopped by to sing a few songs in advance from his show at Joe's Pub. The event was part of the Unisex Salon night at The Delancey on the Lower East Side presented by James Coppola and Earl Dax. Everyone was wishing Earl a fond Farewell since he is leaving the Salon for another exciting project. I ran into lots of comrades like Lady Maria, T Boy, Acid Betty, Hot Tay, Kelvin, Sharyn Jackson (editor of Go NYC magazine), Sequinette and go go goddess Glenn Marla. The hottest act of the evening was, of course, the fiery, flaming performance of Modern Gypsy, where Michael Dirt, assisted by the lovely Trina Rose, spits fire and juggles, twirls and spins ropes and other objects that are set on fire! The amazing act has to been seen to be believed. It all takes place in the pool of a turned-off water fountain on the roof-top deck. It's a magical pagan-esque blending of the elements for sure!
Photos: John Cameron Mithcell and Lady Clover Honey, Clover with Jay Brannon from Shortbus, Lady Maria and Lady Clover Honey with Michael Dirt and Trina Rose of Modern Gypsy, Sharyn Jackson (Go NYC), James Coppola and Lady Clover Honey.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
One of the most enjoyable things about the opportunity was running into familiar faces. I’ve seen Ben around the nightclub/party scene a few times while corresponding with my Under the Pink Carpet crew since he’s also a reporter for Here! News. It was a big thrill to run into one of my most favorite Leathermen, Bruce-Michael Gelbert. Bruce-Michael is a former Mr. Fire Island Leather and is well known for lending butch and exciting Leatherman character to the scene. He’s also an accomplished writer/journalist for NY Theatre Wire, Q on Stage,
Photos: Out TV reports unite in Leather: Ryan Wolowski(Out and About) TV, Ben Harvey (here! TV), Lady Clover Honey (Under The Pink Carpet) [photo courtesy Ryan Wolowski]
Bruce-Michael Gelbert and Lady Clover Honey [photo courtesy Bruce-Michael Gelbert]
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Photos: Robin Cloud with Clover Honey and Sarah Wran, Clover Honey with Murray Hill and the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, Robin Cloud with Clover Honey and Kirston Price.
Photos: Tom Baran (Danny) and Anthony Wilkinson (Ralph/Rio), Chad Kessler (Pontessa Puree) and Kevin McIntyre (Fanny Fondue)
Tony Sawicki, Robin Cloud and Howie V joined me and we video-taped and produced a news segment for our TV series, Under the Pink Carpet about NYC celebrity Drag culture. I interviewed Edie, Peppermint, Mimi Imfurst, Epiphany, Acid Betty,
Photos: On Stage at Webster Hall - Clover Honey with Edie, With Jesse Volt, Clover Honey with Milan of Diasiy Spurs and Linda
At the meeting on Wed. February 28, we had some exciting and wonderful news, indeed! In this year with no regular elections, there will be two special elections and the candidates highly favored to win Assembly seats are both OUT and members of Stonewall. The first member is Matt Titone, an openly Gay lawyer, who was chosen by the Staten Island Democrats to run for the seat held by the late John Lavelle (the 61st District). The second is Micah Kellner, who is the only Democrat running for the seat which will be vacated by Pete Grannis when he is appointed Director of the Department of Environmental Conservation (65th District-Upper East Side). Micah came to ask for our support after stating in an interview published in this week's Gay City News that he's Bisexual. We are very proud to support these outstanding members.
Queens District Leader Danny Dromm was also there and we talked about marching in the inclusive St. Patrick’s Day Parade in
Photos: Stonewall Democrats President Matt Carlin and Queens Borough District Leader Danny Dromm, Drew Tagliabue of PFLAG, Next Assembly Member Micah Kellner.
Photos: Tom Baran, Anthony Wilkinson and Kevin McIntyre of Boys Just Wanns Have Fun, Erotic Film Star Kyle Douglas, Anthony Wilkinson and Deirdre Hoetmer.