Wednesday, October 31, 2007

National Stonewall Democrats - Halloween Fundraiser

Since nothing has ever been Scarier or more of a Horror than the last two Presidential election results, going to a Political fundraiser with a Halloween theme on the Day before Fright Night seem perfectly natural. My dear friend, Transgender activist and Judicial Delegate Melissa Sklarz held a fundraiser for the National Stonewall Democrats at Chelsea nightspot XES on Tuesday, October 30th. John Hoadley, the newly hired Executive Director of the National Stonewall Democrats was vising New York City and it was an honor to be able to finally meet him. And what a doll he is! Like me, he has brains and beauty, only he expresses and dresses as a man. The National Stonewall Democrats is a network connecting LGBT Democratic Activists across the country. Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots force for social change withing the LGBT movement and within the Democratic Party. I am very proud to be a member of a political organization that issued a call for Congressional Democrats to support a proposed amendment to prevent discrimination based on Gender Identity. The National Stonewall Democrats and more than 150 groups announced the launch of a united lobbying and advocacy campaign to win passage of the fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), H.R. 2015.

I am on the Bo
ard of the NYC Chapter of Stonewall Democrats, so usually when I attend political events I try to dress more like a genetic woman, and less like a Drag Diva. But since it's Halloween and they said to wear costumes, I wore an Elvia gown and accessorized it with huge "diamond" jewels. Three of our City's Out elected officials visited us during the event. They were Senator Tom Duane, Assembly Member Deborah Glick and Assembly Member Micah Kellner. The hilarious and fabulous Hedda Lettuce was an extrodianary entertainer at the event. She were a star-spangled ensemble and performed in front of the American flag. Her jokes included her satirical campaign for USA President, claiming that a vote for her would make it unnecessary to decide if you wanted a man or a woman working in the oval office, since she is a combination of both! Also attending the event were: Matt Carlin (President of the NYC Stonewall Democrats), Tony Juliano, XES owner/manager, Jon Winkleman, Bob Zuckerman Caprice Bellefleur, Madelyn Madalaine and many others.