Tag: "Our Lady J"
The Rev. Yolanda Mapes is going to be celebrating her birthday soon and in honor of the occasion our trans music scene writer Pamela DeGroff has done an interview with the Rev. Yolanda. In case you don’t know about her drag queen gospel show you can learn a lot about it and how Yolanda came to be a minister and a drag queen who created Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour by reading Part 1 of the TGF interview with Yolanda. Then Pam gives you some news about live appearances by several trans artists and reviews a new album from a band called St. Lucia. It’s all there waiting for you in the longest running column on TGF, Perpetual Change.
It’s The Week In Transgenderism! Panti Bliss wins an award. Does a Pentagon personnel policy mean TGs can serve openly? A trans woman convicted for “walking while trans” appeals. Women’s colleges are dealing with trans issues. 19th century crossdressing! The Canadian Senate is blocking a trans rights bill. A trans woman is starring in a play about a trans woman who is outed, and the play may out her. TGs don’t get good healthcare. There’s a film called “Alaska Is A Drag.” Our Lady J is writing for “Transparent.” All that plus more — and several TWITS are waiting for you in TWIT.
It’s time for The Week In Transgenderism. We wrap up all of last weeks news from the TG world. We’d do this week’s but we can’t see into the future. Today we learn about what Janet Mock would like interviewers to ask her. We find out the 5 things TGs don’t get asked and we learn all the stupid things they do get asked. Stu Rasmussen is selling his shoes for the city. Chelsea Manning wants to change genders but the Army says no. The ban on TGs in the U.S. military has been found to be unfounded. Dallas Denny made the news. How does John Leguizamo feel about his role as Chi-Chi? All that plus more and several TWIT Award is waiting in TWIT!
As a musician, I’ve been an ensemble player forever. (Bass player, therefore part of the rhythm section.)Longtime readers know that I’m also very much into instrumental music, but nonetheless prefer a band format most of the time. So, it’s always a treat for me to come across a band that’s new to me. Atlanta based […]
Our music maven Pamela DeGroff has two CD reviews for you. First she covers a new CD from the ’70s disco “queen” Sylvester titled “Sylvester, Mighty Real — Greatest Dance Hits.” Sylvester was flamboyant — wearing high heels on stage — and a precursor to modern dance music. We include a video of Sylvester in performance. Then Pamela digs into the soundtrack CD from the HBO production Behind the Candelabra which starred Michael Douglas as Liberace. Round it all out with music news about Our Lady J, Rev. Yolanda and more!