"Real Housewife Of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump has become an gay icon of sorts, after only three seasons of her hit show on Bravo. Not only are her restaurants SUR & Villa Blanca only blocks from West Hollywood's The Abbey, but she's made appearances at both Los Angeles' Gay Pride Parade as well as The White Party festivites in Palm Springs. With her little pup Giggy at her side constantly, she should not be surprised that the gay men gravitate towards her.
Susan Sarandon, Anne Hathaway, Tom Cruise... New Jersey has launched many superstar careers. It's with this in mind, that "In The Cookie Jar" will be featuring some talents whose roots are New Jersey, but have gone off to some pretty amazing things.First up: Jovanni Jimennez Pedraza, who has gone from local Paterson, New Jersey boy to manager of one of the biggest nightclubs in New York City - Industry.
I have written and blogged about this topic before, but the group "The Family Leader" who is trying to force all Republican Presidential candidates to sign this pledge against Gay Marriage got me riled up and forced me to speak again. Both Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have agreed to sign it (after a section about slavery was removed). I can only hope skeletons are not pulled out of each of their closets at some point. My problem truly is how they tend to wrap so many issues up under the same umbrella instead of just stating what they really want to say.
Ken Sofronski doesn't paper over the cracks. His memoir of a long life in the gay world - mostly in New York - is a plain-spoken account of scenes, crises, events and changes that will be familiar to many senior readers and instructive to younger ones. Sex, drugs, the club scene, the AIDS crisis, love found and lost, every fad from Rolfing to Est; its all there. Sofranski has seen it all and been part of it all since the time of Stonewall.
Marking its 15th year, the LEAGUE Foundation awarded 7 college new scholarships this year. "Every student has the right and the potential to excel. The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender youth to attend institutions of higher learning to meet this mission," said Executive Director Charles Eader.