Monday, November 24, 2008
SWISH (Straight Women In Support of Homos) held a Cabaret benefit at Downtown Manhattan's premiere Cabaret nightclub, The Duplex. SWISH, jokingly referred to as the Fag Hag organization, is a Gay-Straight alliance providing opportunities where Straight women and men can contribute to Gay civil rights. The evening was hosted by Sue Sena, the "Queen Hag" and founder of SWISH and author/actor/screenwriter Jesse Archer of the films Slutty Summer and A Four Letter Word. I had the pleasure of being with Jesse in a film scene of Drag Queen wedding shower for a Fag Hag in A Four Letter Word, now available on DVD. The evening had amazing entertainers including Chris Adasiewicz, Nick Atkinson, Jason Bowman, Stanic Chee, Mathew Hotta, Sarah Kendall, Poppi Kramer, Linda Leopold, Jamie Lloyd, Mykel, Michael Rider, Anthony Romeo, Becca Schack and others. Many "Fags" with their "Hags" were visiting from Sweden including famed author Linda Leopold, who wrote the book Fag Hags: Your Sisters,Your Prom Dates, Your Beards, Your Allies, which is a journalistic exploration of the unique relationships between Gay men and Straight women all over the world.