Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dante's Cove, Queer Eye, Queer Folk and Politics

On Thursday, May 3 the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club held its annual Pre-Pride reception at Elmo's Restaurant in Chelsea NYC where my dear friend, attorney and social justice activist Michael Colossi was honored along with Michelle Clunie and Thea Gill - the Lesbian couple Melanie and Lindsay on "Queer As Folk" - for their civil rights advocacy. I have a seat on the Board of Governors of the Jim Owles organization, providing a Transgender viewpoint. Congressman Anthony Weiner presented the award to Michael Colossi. Ted Allen, one of the Fab Five from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," was on hand to introduce Gill and Clunie, who after sharing a passionate lip-lock, each spoke of the commitment to activism their roles on "QAF" promoted in their lives, including but not limited to LGBT advocacy. It was wonderful seeing all my friends in Politics, Entertainment and Media again who made certain to attend the event including Out Senator Tom Duane, Senator Marty Connor, and Out Assembly Members Matt Titone, and Mica Kellner. Club President Allen Roskoff jokingly announced that Kellner would only receive half of the club's support since he identifies as Bisexual. Colossi humorously jumped in and said he would receive twice as much support! Thea Gill is currently seen acting as a sexy Lesbian Witch in the Gothic Queer soap TV series Dante's Cove. Also present was the gorgeous Josh Berresford, who played Corey on Dante's Cove until his character was killed off! There was a campaign to have his character come back from the dead, but unfortunately so far it hasn't happened. It does happen in politics, depending on the election!

photos: Ted Allen, Thea Gill and Clover Honey; Congressman Anthony Weiner; Clover Honey with Josh Bedrresford