Monday, April 9, 2007

Expo: See and Be Seen/Scene!

On March 25, it was time for the annual GLBT Expo at the Javitz Center in NYC. It was the 14th year that Queer and Queer-friendly companies both large and small have gathered under on roof. And yes, it was a very large roof. It was a jamboree of corporate Fortune 100 companies along with small non-profit community organizations and social clubs on display together for all to see. The City's top entertainers were also making a showing with Out rockers, singer/songwriters and Drag Divas all parading around the huge exhibition floor in between the concert performances. Among the fabulous entertainers who showcased their talent were Dance music Diva Martha Wash, formerly of the Weather Girls who drove the crowd wild with "It's Raining Men" and her other hit songs. Also providing entertainment were Ira Levi, Houston Bernard, Jonny McGovern, Josh Zuckerman with Drag Divas Peppermint, Cashetta, Sherry Vine and so many others. I loved running into Kevin Aviance and was very impressed with his new line of stylish, fabulous shoes for women and Drag Queens.

I took the opportunity to see and be seen, taste and sip the liquor samples and network with others in the GLBT business community. This including the TV industry that I love being a part of when ran Ben Harvey of Here! TV, the most fabulous Gay television network. We laughed about the video shoot we did together for a showcase of Leather/Motorcycle themed movies a few weeks ago. We also ran into Ryan Wolowski of Out and About TV who was also in the shoot. Plus, I had the pleasure of meeting Sara Logue, of Here with Josh and Sara, the Will & Grace of Radio. And it's always fun catching up with and dishing with another Blonde, busty cable TV personality, which I did when me and Robin Byrd hugged each other.

The Exhibition went on for miles and I met so many friends, fans and acquaintances that the time also flew by, and I realized I met more people that day than many do in a year.

Photos: "Auston" and "Elton" for Gay British Tourism, On Stage, Martha Wash, Ben Harvey, Junior and Tray, Sherry Vine with James Coppola, Ryan, Mike and Peppermint, Kevin Aviance