... the St Charles on Yonge St., Toronto’s main strip. Somehow a “tradition” was started every Halloween when HUNDREDS of homophobes would line the opposite side of Yonge, directly in front of the bar, chanting and throwing eggs and water balloons at every single person coming out or going into the St Charles. We’re talking hundreds of people, and the cops refused to do anything about it. Can you imagine? The motherfuckers! Because Halloween brought out a large number of drag queens in all their regalia, they were an easy target. This went on year after year! At 14 I [...]
... Joan Rivers Show which aired from 1989 to 1993 hosted many queers and drag queens, but this group really stood out. They were the amazing New York City Club Kids at the height of their popularity and prominence. Starring Joan Rivers as our hostess with the mostess, Club Kids as follows: Leigh Bowery, Michael Alig, James St. James, Ernie glam and Amanda Lepore. They explain their fabulousness to Joan, the trials and tribulations of being a club kid in the early 1990′s. NYC Club Kids, Courtesy of jezebel111. Thank ...
... on get up everybody! Move! Move! Slide! Slide! Gay, Lesbian, Trangender, Drag Queens, Bi, Straight, for the sake of human love! Move! Move! Slide! Slide! Have a great, safe, healthy weekend, use this weekend as all weekends to tell someone you love them & hug them.. BYRON STINGILY – GET UP EVERYBODY (PARADE MIX)…THE BEST VERSION!!!, Courtesy of missdeeekay. Thank you ...
... the loss of the Twin Towers… yes, WTC and September 11!!! They’ve gotten attention picketing military funerals. Its a shame that Logo gave her airtime – at least when Shirley went on Fox News that Julie Banderas got mad at her… conservatives get mad at her but gays allowed her to be interviewed with the word activist in front of her on Logo. Someone explain this to me. I wonder if they called her iPhone or she called theirs. She’s a hater folks, not an activist! Drag queens are the first to try to raise money grassroots for causes [...]
... and continue to remain as an important symbol of LGBT pride, defiance, liberation and empowerment. The individual groups are strongly independent and self dependent in the DIY and feminist traditions. These groups have been studied as a social phenomenon as a “challenging, multi faceted form of consumption related cultural resistance that builds an awareness of social bigotry and discursively informs social meaning in daily life outside yearly events.” Dykes on Bikes together with drag queens and other LGBT sterotypes have been bashed for not giving a more positive image in the LGBT community. Allies have mentioned that they continue to [...]
... by her father at the early age of 3 years old not to long after her mother committed suicide. Rae continued being raised by her Venezuelan grandmother which did not approve of his feminine mannerism. By the age of 4 years old, Ray would wear women’s make-up and quickly learned that was not going to fly in her grandmother’s house. She continued to live with her grandmother till the age of 11 years old, then quickly made the streets her new home and joining up with other community drag queens & transexuals. During the Vietnam War Silvia was in the forefront of the [...]
... Action Revolutionaries. Along with Sylvia Rivera they continued their active role in helping other trannies and street people. During the mid 1970′s Marsha was a member of the Hot Peaches. The Hot Peaches Founded by Jimmy Camicia and Ian McKay in 1972 was a flamboyant communal theatrical troupe that was in every way a product of the counter culture of the 1960′s. In 1974 Marsha was photographed by Andy Warhol for a “Ladies and Gentleman” Polaroid series of images of drag queens. She continues her mission to help others in the city into the 1980′s and early 1990′s. We remember in [...]