The first Yes Ma'am was a wild success! It was so fun. The chatio was filled with folks meeting and mingling, the dance floor was popping. At the end of the night everyone started chanting "One more song! One more song!" DJ Average Jo was on FIRE. The bar sold a steady stream of the Yes Ma'am punch and I am experimenting with some new concoctions for next month to try to ease the hangover. I'm 33, these things matter to me. We had the New York Toy Collective tabling and this woman who was cleaning up from the event before Yes Ma'am said to me, "So, really, what kind of party is this exactly?" I assured her it was a dance party and for queers sex toy tables are really no big deal and not neccessarily indicative of some kind of orgy happening at any second. I mean, sure, sometimes but not always.
Hi friends! I’m back from the woods and resuming normal life. As best as I can, of course, since it’s hot and it feels like everyone is still out of town.
A few housekeeping items and then a showbiz announcement.
*The story of Cougar, Bevin and the Atlantic City Homophobe was published on Autostraddle. Thanks to everyone who commented or talked to me about it. I even had a close friend who was holding hands with a new beau and instructed in his own neighborhood “Just because you people can get married now doesn’t mean you have to flaunt it.” Oh, we’ve got a long way to go.
*Turns out fat people can be healthy! Thanks CBS news!
*Also, the fatosphere is helping people get healthy! That’s awesome!
*I’m super excited about the Fall Season of Rebel Cupcake and put a call out for performers. If you’re interested it’s over on my Tumblr. If you’re planning a trip to NYC, Rebel Cupcake is the second Thursday of the month at Sugarland in Williamsburg.
*New York Queers! Get excited, next weekend, August 28, at 8PM is the Mr. Transman Pageant at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory! Brought to you by Murray Hill, NYC Showbiz Icon, and my pal Trent Brooks!
The pre-show line-up is fabulous, which alone is be enough to drop $15 and devote your Sunday night.
The dreamy Princess Tiny & The Meats. (Did you know that’s fag slang for tiny penis?)
His words and sweet sweet guitar will melt you. Photo by Nogga Schwartz for Rebel Cupcake.
Kit Yan, the winner of Mr. Transman 2010. I met Kit through last year’s pageant and he’s now a favorite at Rebel Cupcake and a friend. He’s an incredible slam poet. I can’t wait to see him perform and pass the crown to his successor.
And speaking of successors! Recall from my bid for Miss LEZ in 2009 that there are many categories in Murray’s pageants:
PLATFORM (I hope they are thinking of catchy ones)
SWIMSUIT (this is nerve wracking–fellas if you get nervous be sure to have a schtick)
INTERVIEW (I hope the judges are thinking of interesting questions)
TALENT (we want to see genuine talent)
EVENING WEAR (I suggest something that glitters)
Contestant #2 Topher, from his photo on the cover of GO Magazine. Check out the rest of the contestants on this write-up in Velvet Park.
Y’all, this pageant WILL sell out. Buy your tickets now!