Sunday, September 30, 2007

Clover Honey is FRONT PAGE NEWS!!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!!! I made front page of a newspaper again!!! My photograph and name appeared on the front page of The Brooklyn Paper, (Sept.22, 2007 Vol.30, No.37) the largest and most prestigious newspaper focused on Brooklyn, New York City's largest and 2nd most populated Borough! The story was about the Queer community being angry and disappointed with Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President, for endorsing what Queer activists call an "unethical bigot" for civil court judge. Markowitz endorsed former NY Council member Noach Dear who consistently voted against Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender civil rights legislation. The photograph printed on the front page was taken in June at the Borough President's official Gay Pride celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall and is a picture of Mr. Markowitz with myself as Brooklynite Diva Mae West on one side and Howie V impersonating Cher on the other side. The caption under the photo reads -

"In Happier Times: Borough Preside
nt Markowitz parties with gender-benders Howie V Cher and Clover Honey during a Gay Pride Week event at Borough Hall in June."

Birthdays for Cowboys, MTV VJs and more!

Everyone loves a birthday bash and on September 7, my dear friend Randy Jones, the original Cowboy from the disco classic group the Village People held the most fabulous party ever, celebrating not only his special day, but also the birthdays of promoter Keith Collins and MTV vj Thalia DeCosta. It was at the very hip ReTreat nightclub in Chelsea were hundreds of us mingled and partied the night away. Right before the event I had a photo shoot with famous photographer Sabrina Scott in a huge stretch limousine. So I arrived at the Birthday bash in high style via chauffeured limo with Sabrina and my Transgender model friend Madelyn Madelaine! At the soiree, it was no surprise to see Randy looking more handsome and energetic as ever! It's always a good time with Randy and his husband, composer and arranger Will Grega. Kieth Collins and Thalia were also so much fun. Also enjoying themselves were Michele Rodriguez (Lost, Girlfight), Jill Michele-Milean (Reno 911, Mad TV), Playgirl Centerfold model Danny Lopes, actor Ben Curis, filmmaker Wolfgang Busch and many others.

OUT Music Hostess

On Monday, September 3, I was the hostess for the monthly OUT Music Out Loud performance at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Out Music is an organization the promotes and supports Openly Queer singers, songwriters and musicians. Out Music also provides valuable networking for collaborations and peer support. Every month there is a show to provide opportunities to share music, try out new ideas, and have fun in a safe space. Every month there is a different host and in September it was me. The handsome Jed Ryan, columnist, reviewer and producer produces the open mics and keeps them happening. The diverse talent that showed by and gave wonderful performances that evening included: Amy Clarke, Evan Laurence, Neil Dick, Mark Aaron James, Frank Grimaldi, Michael Lynch, John Raymond Pollard, Morry Campbell, Mary Edwards, Robert German, John Manion, Athena Reich, Mac, and newcomer Marvin. Marvin announced that he was the only Black person in the room. Black singer Michael Lynch quickly objected and it became a running joke for the evening. I performed "Don't Tell Mama" with some re-written lyrics to apply to my persona. Rob Tannon and Morry Campbell were celebration their 20 year anniversary of being a couple. Wow! I guess anything really is possible!!