The great San Francisco drag legend Doris Fish appears on a local talk show to promote her (now) cult classic, Vegas in Space. As someone who appeared on numerous local talk shows around the same period, I can say that the condescending host and the hostile audience were just par for the course in those days. It was probably the first drag queen any of them had ever seen. (via Lady Bunny)
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The Charisma News – which is NOT a newspaper geared toward people with Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent, rather an organization that provides news, analysis, prophetic commentary and teachings for charismatic and Pentecostal Christians – is reporting that students at the University of San Diego, a Catholic college, are protesting a drag show held on campus “mceed by Manila Luzon, a professional drag queen and openly homosexual man who advocates same-sex ‘marriage.’” Quote, unquote. (I love that they put “marriage” in quotations.) Students opposing the show are holding a prayer vigil on campus at Plaza Menor starting at 6:30 tonight, if you happen to be in the area and feel like joining. Or throwing tomatos. In addition, members of the Catholic community will protest at the main entrances to the Catholic university. ”This event affects all of us here on this campus,” says Ailsa Tirado, a USD sophomore. ”It misleads the participants, students, society and the body of Christ by telling us that cross-dressing and acting upon disordered sexual preference are in line with Catholic social teaching. That is not the truth.” Carmen Vasquez, USD’s vice president of student affairs, disagrees and claims that the drag show IS consistent with Catholic teachings. “The show as scheduled violates neither the university’s mission nor any university policies. The celebration of gender expression supports the Church’s teaching on the dignity of the human person and does not promote either behavior or lifestyle that is contrary to the teachings of the Church,” she says. And as for Manila, she just tweeted: “What does one perform when u hve thousands forming a prayer vigil against ur show?” Hmmm. Might I suggest opening with “Like a Prayer”? Followed by “Losing My Religion.” Then, for good measure, be sure to rip up a picture of the pope!
While we won’t know until a week from Monday if she wins Drag Race or not, we DO know that the narcoleptic beauty has won the role of Velma Von Tussle in a Seattle concert staging of the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray that will run June 20-23 at the 5th Avenue Theater. Condragulations, Jinkxie! And if your Little Edie is any indication, we think you’re going to be a SMASH. (via Playbill)
Today is the big day! Today, the legendary Jackie Beat goes in for her long-awaited double hip replacement. From her GiveForward page: “Well, it’s finally happening! Today I am having my double hip replacement at Cedars Sinai. ! can’t believe it. For the longest time I thought this was an impossibility. Without insurance, it was just too expensive. And so I resigned myself to a life of pain. This is like a dream come true. I am excited and scared, but mostly excited. In the past few days my hips have been worse than ever, so it really is time! Thank you everyone!” We’re all sending our positive vibes your way, hon! Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery and two happy, healthy, GORGEOUS new hips!
This gorgeous pic is from the latest issue of Annex magazine, which features a photo shoot of our favorite gals looking like absolute supermodels. Have they ever been lovelier?