[Editorial note: Interview below submitted by Popular Publicity and printed in its entirety. More about the BLOWOFF event in New York City in the GaySocialites Pride Guide.]
On June 22, BLOWOFF—the hurly-burly music-lovers dance party hosted and DJed by musicians Bob Mould and Richard Morel—will celebrate its 5 year NYC Pride anniversary at The Highline Ballroom. While the parties have long had a rep for great music, men and muscle, the slap on the ass has always been those sexy BLOWOFF flyers floating around town the week before.
In honor of the big 5th anniversary, Bob and Rich are giving away five 11 x 17 very-suitable-for-framing, heavy stock, BLOWOFF mini-posters (first slide above). Just go to www.blowoff.us to find out how to win one.
Meanwhile, we thought you’d like to meet the man behind the art, so here’s a quick 5 Q&As with graphic designer, BLOWOFF man creator and all-round babe, Linas Garsys.
President of the World (oops) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released this video in which she outlines the accomplishments as well as the journey ahead for LGBT equality. The biggest theme of the speech: “I wish you a happy Pride.”
You can watch Secretary Clinton’s entire LGBT month speech below followed by a complete transcript.
What’s New York City without Queens? The outer borough celebrated their queens this past Sunday with “A Generation of Pride in Queens”. The family of Julio Rivera, a gay man fatally attacked in the 1990s, served as the Grand Marshal of the Parade, which also included a performance by the cast of the Broadway show Wicked.
The festival, which immediately followed, featured performances by drag superstar Appolonia Cruz, recording artist and GaySocialites.com friend Anthony Lovari, “Under the Pink Carpet” host Lady Clover Honey, and everyone’s favorite weather girl, Martha Wash.
It may have been a bit drizzly, but water wasn’t the only thing falling from the sky:
Queen Latifah is a rapper, actress, Cover Girl model, writer, producer… but is she also now an openly gay woman. It seems to depend on who you ask. After years of speculation that she is a lesbian, Latifah headlined her first ever gay pride celebration over the weekend in Long Beach, California. The big question is whether or not the larger-than-life rapper used this chance to set the record straight about her own sexual orientation.