The back story to why they should have thought to ask such a question is a complex court case in Scotland, which has all the makings of a car c ... Continue reading
Forced Game of Musical Chairs I'm not the Queen of England, I wasn't even the Queen of the invisible monsters in my childhood closet.
But when I need to get from one end of a crowded restaurant, venue, banquet, club, dance floor, or just any space jammed with people - I feel like I'm the Queen of ... Continue reading
I received through the post the other day, a DVD from a group within the C of S who are against allowing ... Continue reading
with host Andy Cohen. Her creator, puppeteer-comedian Wayland Flowers, was among the first openly gay entertainers and helped pave the way for many others to come before his untimely death in 1988. Now that Madame has found a new straight man the talented and funny Gary Holland the comedy legend is back onstage, chasing laughs and, of course, men.
Legendary party-producer and White Party founder Jeffrey Sanker will honor Madame during the weekend-long bacchanal (Mar.
29-31) when he christens her with the title of Dame. We caught up with the notorious cougar, who has an affinity for gay men, before her upcoming aristocratic ascension to ask about her return to the spotlight, the first time she met Sanker, and where a Dame goes to get a drink in Palm Springs. Gay.net: Where have you been keeping yourself?
Madame: Oh, honey, I ve been traveling, everywhere from Bangkok to Bangladesh. I ve done everything twice and loved it both times. Now I m performing again, trying to put a smile on everyone s face, even if I have to do it one man at a time.
When did you first meet Jeffrey Sanker? I met him back in the Studio 54 days. He was so young.
He spilled a drink in my lap and, being a gentleman, insisted on having it cleaned. Well, we went in the back and worked it out. And then later, we worked it back in!
I slipped him my number and it only took him 22 years to call me. Men! Which is your favorite: pool party or underwear party?
Which is the one where everyone ends up naked and wet? What music are you listening to these days? Oh, I just love those sexy DJs, Dave and Gerardo.
And Pornstar. With a name like that, how can you go wrong? But right now, I m listening to the voices in my head sing Diana Ross s Love Hangover.
I think I need a cocktail. Where do you like to go in Palm Springs? I usually run into Wang s for a quickie and sometimes stay for dinner.
I also enjoy a good, long ride, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway isn t bad either. Or I follow my nose to Toucan s for the drag shows. But the original cougar is definitely in her natural habitat when she s tracking go-go boys at Hunter s.
Honey, I hit all the bars. After all, this is the desert and you simply must stay hydrated. What is the most important thing to have when you travel?
A well-stocked minibar and a sense of humor.
You will definitely need both, but not necessarily in that order. (Via Advocate ) Continue reading
Cox has joined forces with the Break the Silence campaign , which works to bring HIV back into the national conversation. Did you know that a woman tests positive for HIV every 35 minutes in this country? It s the leading cause of death for black women ages 25 to 34, and we make up for 66% of the new cases of HIV, Cox says in her Break the Silence PSA, which you can watch below.
I was shocked when I learned of this recently, because I thought for sure that with all the information that s out there, for as long as we ve been talking about this, that we would have been moving in a different direction. But instead women are at a greater risk. I m Deborah Cox and I m a mother and I was a friend to three beautiful souls who have passed away from HIV.
Cox's first experience with AIDS, the experience that cemented her commitment to the cause, was when a gay friend of hers succumbed to the disease after being abandoned by many of his religious friends and family. A big part of it was that he was African-American and in the closet and had just come out, not only about being gay but also about being HIV-positive, she tells the magazine. There s still a huge stigma in the African-American community about being gay.
There are still a lot of people living in shame because they lose their family, they lose everyone who once supported them... When people find out they re alone, that contributes to the illness too. When you don t have that emotional support it s a downward spiral.
That s what happened to my friend.
I never want to see that again.
For the full interview, visit HIVPlusMag.com . Continue reading