Monday, October 27, 2008
CARLOTTA will present her scintillating Priscilla Show at Blacktown Workers Club on Friday, December 5.
Presented in the style of a theatre restaurant, the show will feature all the glitz and glamour you'd expect from this ever-popular performer who's been in show business for more than 40 years.
Not that you'd think so to hear and see Carlotta.
The Priscilla Show has it all, including costuming that can be described only as out of this world. The show takes audiences on a journey comparable to productions staged in Las Vegas.
There will be feathers, sequins, headdresses, bikini-clad showgirls and much more. The lot, in fact. . . .Read More
Q: I've just watched the pilot of Ryan Murphy's new series Pretty/Handsome and am really impressed by it. Do you know why FX didn’t pick it up? Was it because of the topic? Should a show about a transsexual man still stir controversy after Dirty Sexy Money? -- Tobias, Frankfurt, Germany . . . .Read More
By Katherine Boyle - B.O.D.I.E.S27 October 2008
As it approaches the end of October, some very important national and international dates are coming up quickly; some will be recognizable, and others less known but still significant.
The first of these is November 20 for Transgender Day of Remembrance; this date may not be widely known because the topic of transgendered individuals still seems to be taboo in some circles. The purpose of Transgender Day of Remembrance is to recognize men and women who have been killed due to ignorance and hatred, targeted specifically because they were transgendered. The first such event took place in 1999 in San Francisco, to honor murder victim Rita Hester, who had been murdered brutally the previous year. The 1999 event was organized by Gwendolyn Anne Smith who began the website Remembering Our Dead, and launched the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgendered individuals are people who feel that their biological sex doesn’t match with their inner selves, and isn’t representative of who they are. In order to represent the gender that they feel they are, transgendered individuals often make changes through dress, mannerisms, and hair length, or by using or shunning cosmetics. . . .Read More