Monday, June 26, 2017

NYC Pride March 2017 - Corner of Gay Street and Christopher Street

This year, it wasn't just banks, bars and boys.  It was RESIST! It was edifying to see so many young people - gay and straight - turn out to tell Trump where to get off.







Thursday, May 18, 2017

I Like the Nightlife, Baby at The Museum of the City of New York

Events: Talks
I Like the Nightlife, Baby

Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:00pm
Museum of the City of New York

In this installment of our Only in New York series, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with drag performer Lady Bunny and pop-up club host Simonez Wolf to talk about the city’s ever-evolving and inventive nightlife scene.

Only in New York with Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir is a conversation series bringing together two distinctive New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history -- glass of wine in hand.

After party in the Museum's Rotunda to follow.

Please note that the start time of this program has changed from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
6:30 pm: Doors to the auditorium, Ronay Menschel Hall, on the Museum's Ground Floor open.
7:00 pm: The program begins.
8:15 - 8:45 pm: The program ends, join us for an after party following the event.

About the Speakers
Lady Bunny is a comedienne, DJ, actress, singer/songwriter, and the emcee and creator of Wigstock, a drag festival which electrified New Yorkers for over 20 years. Her television and film appearances include Sex and the City and the feature films Dragtime (HBO), Rupaul’s Starrbooty, and Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild. As a DJ and a songwriter, she has released two duets with RuPaul and a solo effort, “Take Me Up High,” which hit Billboard’s Dance chart at #18 in 2013.

Paris-born Simonez Wolf got his start in the New York nightlife world working the door at downtown hotspots like Beatrice Inn, the Bowery Hotel, and The Standard. He created Madame Wong’s, a pop-up dance party that transformed nondescript Chinese restaurants into fashionable venues, and, in 2015, opened the soccer-themed Futbol Cafe on the Lower East Side.

Sarah Maslin Nir is a native New Yorker and a reporter for The New York Times best known for her report on the working conditions of nail salon workers, for which she was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. A graduate of the Brearley School, Columbia University, and the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she received her masters, she was also The New York Times' nightlife correspondent, covering 252 parties in 18 months. She once had an audience with the Queen of Spain, though she failed to realize it at the time.

http://mcny.org/event/i-nightlife-baby

After Stonewall at The Museum of the City of New York

Events: Film, Talks
After Stonewall

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:30pm
Museum of City of New York

Trans people were at the forefront of the 1969 uprising at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, but their stories have not always been central in film representations of LGBT life in the city. T.V. Transvestite (60 minutes, 1982) captures a fierce House of LaBeija Ball thrown at a Harlem Bingo Hall. Considered “lost” and not screened in public for over two decades, the film shows legends Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Sugar in the period before voguing and the advent of AIDS. A stirring example of how queer focused and produced film has long flourished in NYC.

Simone di Bagno, director, T.V. Transvestite
Celso Satori LaBeija, member, House of LaBeija
Willyum LaBeija, member, House of LaBeija
Joe E. Jeffreys, drag historian

http://mcny.org/event/after-stonewall

Monday, February 20, 2017

Baad Lamb Video of Today's NOT MY PRESIDENT'S Day Rally.





NOT MY PRESIDENT'S DAY Rally On The UWS

On the Upper Westside today, there was a "NOT MY PRESIDENT'S DAY rally. Mailboxes were locked down to avoid the possibility of bombs (or trash?) being put inside them. Our block was entirely barricaded as a secondary entrance and escape route to or from the rally. QNY friend Brian Griffin was there! Lots of clever signs. The crowd gathered in front of the Trump Hotel near Columbus Circle. Photos by the Baad Lamb.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

The gay couple of the new 2nd Avenue subway

My husband the Baad Lamb posed with the mosaic gay couple in the newly opened 2nd Avenue line. One station had mosaics by Chuck Close. Another had mosaics by Vik Muniz. Glorious!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

QNY blogger David Frank Ray has died.

I'm sad to report that David Frank Ray who was part of the QNY team during its early days, and who wrote as "Darling" has died. I will miss him very much.

NYTimes: A New Day for Gay Plays?

LINK: NY Times: A New Day for Gay Plays?

By Charles Isherwood December 27, 2016

No one would argue that gay men and women continue to face the kind of discrimination they did back in 1968, when Mart Crowley’s “The Boys in the Band” cracked open the closet door onstage, shining a stark light on what was then a topic rarely explored in popular culture....

Full article at the above link.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

My book ENDING ANITA has been published.

I'm please to announce that my book ENDING ANITA - How Two Key West Bartenders Won Gay Marriage For Florida has been published and is available on Amazon.