As his drag persona Sheena Rose, Jacob Paiva has accomplished something no one else has done in San Francisco since the dance music icon Sylvester in 1986, that is place Number One on a prestigious dance music chart.
At times sincere and at other times witty and casual, San Francisco drag diva Moni Stat balances the elegance of upscale drag with a sense of humor and self-deprecation. “First and foremost, I am a stupid clown. At the end of the day, the makeup and jewelry come off.”
More of a celebration, and less of a wake, the last weeks of Marlena’s the historic and intimate Hayes Valley bar grew to a series of crowded boisterous celebrations. On the same weekend that the Eagle Tavern re-opened, after 22 years, on March 3, 2013, Marlena’s closed.
The festive monthly club night went hip hop with a Nicki Minaj tribute night. Drag shows and fun included Trannyshack guru Heklina as Hicki Minaj (and DJing upstairs), host Joshua J, numbers by Mercedez Munro, Charisma Glitterati, Mahlae, Manicure Versace, Robert Jeffrey, Kallisto, and on the main floor, DJ Josh Sparber from New York.
Sweet Lips didn’t get his name because of his gentle disposition. “If he didn’t like you, he kicked you out. If he liked you, he told you to sit down and shut up,” Jose Sarria remembered. This made him one of the most loved and hated bartenders around.
These are just a few of the fabulous contestants at the June 16 Booty Call Lady Gaga costume Contest held at Q Bar. Along with cute gogo boys, including a pair of Kermit the Frog guys, the event was, as usual, packed with cuties and dancing fans (photos: Jim Provenzano).
Juanita More! and her More Boys [...]
photos by Steven Underhill
And room for a pony! Hunks and cute gals at Trigger’s one-year anniversary Rhinestone Cowboy-themed party. Also, AEF’s Castro County Fair, held for the first time at the Armory, aka Kink.com’s sutdios. Yeehaw. Oh, and RuPaul’s Drag Race show at The Cafe, where the crowd raved.
by Coy & Sal
Sometimes, to find something beautiful, different and downright titillating, you have to step away from your comfort spot. We’ve talked to everyone we know and have come up with picks for May that will remind you why the Tenderloin is called the “theatre district” and that gay life is alive and well [...]