Today is my friend Charles’ birthday.

He resides in Amsterdam, where he moved from New York a long time ago.  (He even speaks Dutch, which is a very odd language.)

At an Amsterdam nightclub.


I last visited him during the national Queen’s Day holiday, which includes all the queers gathering at the Homomonument for a gay old time!


The entertainment included this lion lady act, which I think would be a good look for Amanda Lepore.


Thanks for the memories, Charles!  Gefeliciteerd met uw verjaardag. Groetjes van mij!


I learn so much from visiting photographer Jeff Eason’s NYC nightlife website.


Big sparkly drag-pageant necklaces are fashionable, popular, common.



Gusty Winds’ eyebrows have reached new heights!



Ladyfag’s armpits are bushier than ever!  And shedding!

With British performer Pam Ann.



RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Raja owns the world’s largest purse!

With model Andrej Pejic.



Coco Peru has finally, finally changed her hairstyle!!!!!



But for how long…?


Got a message from my  curator friend Adam Baran.

“We’d so appreciate if you could help us spread the word about our Monday night world premiere of the documentary Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson.  We’ll have Michael Musto introducing the film, and then a panel of Marsha’s friends and colleagues talking after the screening.”

My response:  Yes, I would be happy to!



Dear Queers, Activists and Amateur Historians,

We’d like to remind you about this month’s installment of Queer/Art/Film, the WORLD PREMIERE of PAY IT NO MIND: MARSHA P. JOHNSON.

Marsha P. Johnson was a revolutionary trans activist, Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, prostitute, starving actress, and Saint, as well as a downtown NYC fixture from the 1960’s through her too-soon demise in 1992.  Johnson persevered through a life embodied by her middle initial P, which stood for “Pay It No Mind.”  Tonight we’ll be presenting the very special world premiere of a powerful documentary by Michael Kasino and Richard Morrison.  We’ll also welcome Johnson’s friends and companions, including Randy Wicker, Agosto Machado, and Jimmy Camicia to discuss the near-forgotten legacy of this one-of-a-kind queen. You won’t want to miss this historical screening.


WHEN:  Monday, November 28th at 8:00pm    

WHERE:  IFC Center – 323 6th Ave. at W. 3rd St.