Wednesday, July 09, 2008

My EX-HUSBAND on Dr Phil!

My Ex-Husband was on Dr Phil. We were married a few years ago for a short time. He lied and lets just say he wasn't a very good husband. This is about how I feel about him now not anyone else! Right now I'm mad and hurt and I need to vent!

Las Vegas Marks 10th Annual Kristine W Day

by Scott Kearnan
EDGE Contributor

July 2, 2008

Kristine W will be touring the U.S. and Canada the rest of the year as part of her Love is The Boss Tour.

Kristine W will be touring the U.S. and Canada the rest of the year as part of her Love is The Boss Tour.

Kristine W learned the art of performance from an unlikely source: a Vegas drag queen named Bubbles.

Well, not exactly. The legendary club diva, one of dance music’s most consistently successful artist (her ninth consecutive #1 hit on the Billboard Club charts shattered a record previously held by Madonna), is a fourth generation entertainer who has been performing since childhood. She’s a songwriter, producer, jazz musician, guitarist; music is in her blood.

But when she began her career as a working entertainer in the Vegas casino circuit, it helped to have friends who knew a thing or two about being fabulous.

"They had a drag show upstairs called Boylesque," Kristine W said of her first casino gig. "I would go up there and study the drag queens. How they put on their fake eyelashes, the way they would roll up the socks and put them in their boobs... There was one drag queen named Bubbles, and he would tell me all his secrets, like why he was shading his face. And I’d say, ’okay, I’m going to put on more makeup!’" . . .Read More

The 13th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest Announced

The Biggest Drag King Competition in the World to benefit P.A.W.S. - Pets Are Wonderful Support

July 8, 2008

It's coming! Big Ball holder, DragStrip Productions, is proud to announce the most climactic and orgasmic live stage show of orgiastic gender bending revelry in the history of San Francisco: the 13th Annual Drag King Contest - the biggest, girthiest, and most enduring Drag King Competition in the World. Hard and throbbing musical productions, firm and penetrating performances, and extraordinary feats of entertainingly unbridled masculine stamina and staying power are set to explode over the wildly anticipating and engorged-to-capacity-crowd on August 16, 2008 at 8:00 p.m., at the most appropriate venue in town, the DNA Lounge. . . .Read More

Theater - Gender bender

Masquers poke fun at the theatre with Anton in Show Business


July 8, 2008

Imagine a play written for a cast of women who sometimes play men, that was written by a woman who might really be a man. Wait a minute -- what?

Such a play really does exist and it was written by Jane Martin, one of the best-known unknown playwrights in modern theater. Martin is the darling of the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. More plays by her have been introduced at the festival than by any other playwright.

But here’s the strange part. Even though Martin has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the ATL has kept her identity secret for more than 20 years. However, Martin is believed by many to be a man named Jon Jory, the ATL’s former producing director.

Confused? Don’t worry. There’s nothing confusing about Anton in Show Business, a Martin play that is being presented by the Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music and Theatre.

“It has an all-female cast of seven that plays both males and females,” says director Samantha Noon. “The whole basis of the play really is to have a laugh at the theater and all the stereotypes involved in the production of a play.” . . .Read More

Stephanie’s Pillowbook

Transgender Books - My Gender Workbook

Posted in transgenderism by Stephanie Delacey on July 9th, 2008

I read Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us some time ago and found it an exciting and stimulating book. Part autobiography, part introduction to gender theory, and with a large chunk of the text devoted to the script of her play Hidden: A Gender, it is an amusing, honest, touching, passionate, challenging, wildly speculative account of what it means to be transsexual. I had high hopes, then, for My Gender Workbook. Hopes which were rather dashed when I eventually got round to reading it earlier this year. I was very disappointed and, unfortunately, it made me go back to Gender Outlaw and re-assess that, too. . . .Read More

A Platform We Can Believe In, Too

Steve Ralls

8 July 2008

Could this be the year that every American family sees itself reflected in the platform of a major political party? And if so, what would an all-inclusive set of ideals mean for America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens and their loved ones and friends?

The Democratic National Committee and Senator Barack Obama have announced that the 2008 party platform will be put together through a more "open" process that includes numerous opportunities for the public to weigh in with their ideas on what the party should stand for. The party, and the candidate, will hold public forums in all 50 states and invite voters to meet with party officials, and policy advisers, in a national discussion about the vision of the Democratic party.

"Barack Obama believes that every American should be able to contribute to the Democratic platform, just as record numbers have participated in this campaign," deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand told the Associated Press. . . .Read More

Four Teens Arrested In Possible Bias Attack At Queens Shelter

July 08, 2008

Four teenaged boys were arrested for attacking the director and several residents of a transgender center in Astoria Tuesday. NY1’s Ruschell Boone filed the following report.

Father Louis Braxton, Jr., who leads the transgender center "Carmen's Place" in Astoria, Queens, says he was trying to defend a group of transgender teens who were being assaulted Monday night when four teenaged boys attacked him with belts and paint cans. . . .Read More