Bar’dO Celebrates 10 Years

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Events , Reviews

Raven-O & Joey Arias were back in NYC, on leave from Zumania/Cirque du Soliel in Las Vegas, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of BAR d’O – that comfy neighborhood bar tucked away on the corner of Bedford and Downing Street. The star-studded event drew celebrities such as Uma Thurman, Blaine Trump, producer Joel Schumaker, Jennifer Ferrin (As The World Turns), an enthusiastic crowd, and presented the cities best and brightest trans-talent. Len Edwards of Project Publicity did a wonderful job promoting, evident by the no standing room crowd. Sitting on […]

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Night of a Thousand Gowns; A State of Grace

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Events , Reviews

Pomp and circumstance was on full display at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square on March 27, as the New York chapter of The Imperial Court, a charitable organization with 70 chapters throughout the United States, Canada & Mexico, held their 18th annual “Night Of A Thousand Gowns” charity ball. As they passed the sixth floor in the glass elevator, or happened to look down from over the railing of the seventh floor, visitors of the hotel were astounded by the parade of magnificent gowns milling around the cocktail […]

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ICONS: Gay and Lesbian History of the World, VOL 1

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

Ray Romano of Sirius Satellite Radio said, “ICONS is a triumph!” The Columbus Dispatch raves, “Compelling-Broadway-Calibur!”  I attended the one-man show “ICONS: The Lesbian & gay History of the World, VOL 1, written and performed by Jade Esteban Estrada and directed by Jeff Willis, for their third production at the Pantheon Theatre here in NYC. Jade, who released a dance album ANGEL in 2001, has performed is 28 countries and speaks 7 languages, is a playwright, singer, director, choreographer, and spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign. He won the 2002 […]

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Transamerica

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Film , Reviews

Can a road trip movie with a transgender character rise above expectations? Transamerica is the story of a post-operative transsexual named Sabrina (Bree) Claire Osborne, who two weeks before her scheduled male to female sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) discovers she has a son. Toby, a seventeen-year-old street hustler that is currently in jail, phones Bree looking for Stanley — the father he has never met, the man Bree once was.  Bree hangs up and continues making her telemarketing calls. She mentions the call to her therapist, but then quickly dismisses […]

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I AM My Own Wife

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

I AM My Own Wife is a play about Charlotte, who realized at an early age that “she” didn’t identify with being a he, and it was through a loving grand mother- and a book about transvestism that her grandmother provided —  that Charlotte came to understand and accept her female identity. The writer believed he found in Charlotte “a true iconoclastic gay hero,” by the mere fact that she not only existed, but, did so publicly as a gay transvestite during both the Nazi and communist Stasi rule over Germany and East […]

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