My girlfriend was like, “I want to do a chemo karaoke video for my birthday” and then it turned into a whole professional music video shoot with no budget. Not pictured—gluten free low sugar cupcakes I made and the craft services table.
Today I present to you, my greatest level of shenanigan achievement yet - CHEMO KARAOKE!!! Check out the video and please share!! Special thanks to Craig Dentrone and Punched In The Head Productions for the amazing editing work, to Jen Heck, Rena Siwek, A. Sayeeda Clarke, Stacey Swimme, and Bevin Branlandingham for their behind the scenes work to make this all come together with a budget of zilcho dollars. And thanks to all my friends who came and helped make this one of the most spectacular events of my life.
Ivan Coyote, as fun and sweet as she is dashing. I need to go to Victoria to visit all the amazing people there!!
Butches + choir FTW!
Introducing… Leadfoot, Vancouver’s brand-new, butch-laden choir! They make their debut at Ivan’s book launch on May 3rd.
I want that dress, those shoes, and that dapper companion. Like, seriously, anyone on the masculine spectrum who wants to hit this, please take notes on that outfit he’s wearing especially the two-toned shoes.
This is the Butch associate attorney in my office, Erica (the senior partner is also a dapper sartorially inclined Butch). I described her outfit on my Twitter when she came into the office after a day of deposition work, while I was working on a gay divorce. @Supermattachine asked “Where does this butch shop? Serious question.”
Stephen Ira, here is her answer:
"I shop lots of places. I blend shopping in men’s departments and women’s departments strategically. I generally buy women’s pants. I really like Joe’s Jeans (a brand of overpriced but wonderful jeans). I shop at Bloomingdales a lot for suits. My suits are either Theory or Calvin Klein based on my price point that day or time of year. Theory is a lot more expensive than Calvin Klein. I buy a lot of button downs from Gap and Banana Republic. I shop at thrift stores in Brooklyn a lot. Favorites include Odd Twin, but I kind of like them all. I make a bee line for the vests section, and their ties and bow ties. I know how to tie a bow tie, not well. It takes me a really long time and I generally am running late so I don’t wear them very much. I like Kenneth Cole a lot, this tie is Kenneth Cole. So are these shoes." [The shoes, not pictured, are really foxy. Erica is open to more outfits of the day.]
I have a dream job, y’all. And if you’re in NY state and need an LGBT boutique law firm let me know.
I have always thought Catherine Opie is a major babe.
While I was in Los Angeles I had the opportunity to hang out with influential artist Catherine Opie, a photographer I’ve been compared to because of the trans subject matter I focus on. Opie created iconic portraits of queer subcultures in the 90s and has since gone on to document American identity in various forms, from portraits of empty freeways to high school football players.
I shot this portrait of her in her studio.
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