Tag Archives: Gay

Monday, May 28, 2018

Gay Refugees In Australia Are Being Turned Down For Not Knowing Enough About Bette Midler

Out in Perth
Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an in-flux of fake gay refugees
28 May 2018 | Filed under National,News | Posted by admin

The Department of Home Affairs has warned that a change in policy that makes it easier to accept LGBTI refugees from overseas could see an influx of false claims based on sexuality.

The Labor party is expected to debate the issue at their upcoming national conference. Members of the party’s left faction are reportedly going to propose that people who are fleeing their home countries because of persecution over their sexuality should be more easily recognised as refugees in Australia. Read More

Posted in Articles/Essays | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gay Refugees In Australia Are Being Turned Down For Not Knowing Enough About Bette Midler


 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MOMA Hosts Susanne Bartsch Doc “On Top” With Guests Of Honor Bette Midler & Martin Von Haselberg

Queer Guru
Susanne Bartsch : On Top
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Klaus Biesenbach. Director of MOMA, Martin Von Haselberg, Susanne Bartsch. and Bette Midler

It is not easy to describe the Swiss born SUSANNE BARTSCH, the New York party promoter and self-styled ‘Queen of the Night’, but at the beginning of this fascinating new documentary on her, a young RUPAUL proffers the simple explanation that she just took over where ANDY WARHOL left off. By the end of the 86 mins of this very affectionate profile on her, you can appreciate that sums her life up quite perfectly.

The filmmaking duo ANTHONY & ALEX catch her in situ at the iconic CHELSEA HOTEL, where she has been a long term resident, as she has some extraordinary make-up applied as her team ready her for the latest event she is hosting. Every part of the process of dressing up is a performance to her and a spectacular one to witness as she has a sharp eye (and an even sharper tongue) as they help her creates a new persona for that night. Read More

Posted in Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on MOMA Hosts Susanne Bartsch Doc “On Top” With Guests Of Honor Bette Midler & Martin Von Haselberg


 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Former Harlette, Ula Hedwig, Has A Track On The New Album ‘Celebrate’ By Win Marcinak

Unlike the blues, dance music has long been the province of gay men, as both performers and fans. On Celebrate (Burning Tyger), Win Marcinak blends covers (Three Dog Night’s “Celebrate,” Sylvester’s “Disco Heat/Mighty Real,” Kajagoogoo’s “Too Shy,” and Aretha’s “Rock Steady”) with originals. Ulla Hedwig, one of Bette Midler’s original Harlettes, sings with Marcinak on “We Are What We Are.”

Digital Release:

Posted in harlettes, Music, Ula Hedwig | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Harlette, Ula Hedwig, Has A Track On The New Album ‘Celebrate’ By Win Marcinak


 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Story Behind The Photo! By Ray Cooper – Search For A Rare Personal Photo Circa 1971

Story Behind The Photo! By Ray Cooper
January 26, 2018

This photo means so much to me for many reasons and this is how it happened to be!!!

I had met Bette a couple of times in NYC and when she came to Detroit (Windsor) for a two week engagement at the Top Hat Club in Windsor , Ont. Canada in l97l, I knew I had to go see her there.

She came alone, no Barry and Aaron was not her manager at the time.

She did have a booking agent, but no one came with her to Detroit.

Many people knew her in NYC, from being in Fiddler and at the baths, plus at a club here or there, like The Bitter End, Up The Downstairs, but other than in NYC at the time her only claim to fame nationally was appearing on talk shows, Merv Griffin, David Frost and the biggest, The Tonight Show, but she did not have an album out even then. Read More

Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Story Behind The Photo! By Ray Cooper – Search For A Rare Personal Photo Circa 1971


 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In This ‘Freak Show,’ Conformity Is The Real Bully

WBUR
In This ‘Freak Show,’ Conformity Is The Real Bully
January 11, 2018
Scott Tobias

The funniest throwaway moment in Freak Show, an unsteady coming-of-age fantasy, finds Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a gay teenager with a penchant for sequins and feather boas, introducing himself to his new classmates at a private school somewhere in the Deep South. Oblivious to the camera phones and snickers that have already sent a hostile signal, Billy stands up in front of his biology class and announces that he’s transferring from Darien, Connecticut, “the hometown of Chloë Sevigny.” He fully expects they will know and appreciate the reference, and perhaps chat him up later about Sevigny’s eclectic career as a cult actress and fashion icon. Read More

Posted in Freak Show | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on In This ‘Freak Show,’ Conformity Is The Real Bully


 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Join the Parade! See Glitzy Pics from the Broadway Opening of Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler

Broadway.com
Join the Parade! See Glitzy Pics from the Broadway Opening of Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler
HOT SHOT
by Broadway.com Staff • Apr 21, 2017

2017-04-22_2-26-52

Hello, Dolly! opened at the Shubert Theatre on April 20, and even Times Square gussied up for the occasion. The crowd went wild for Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel and the rest of the cast. The opening night fête took place at the gorgeous New York Public Library; the stars in attendance included Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Joel Grey, Anna Wintour, Andy Cohen and many more. Take a look at these hot shots from the superbly starry evening, and be sure to catch the revival at the Shubert Theatre! Read More

Posted in Hello Dolly! | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bette Midler On Her First New York Home:

Bette Midler On Her First New York Home: “There was a hole in my bed and I was always falling through it at night. And the bathroom was down the hall. And I mean really down the hall. You had to get dressed, go out the door, turn right, turn left, turn right again. It was your basic freak scene, that hotel. Winos in the hall …whores in the next room …junkies outside. The dyke bar was downstairs and the gay bar was down the street.� Bette bites into a carrot to punctuate her ecstacy: “I loved it! My dear it was my great adventure. So exciting! No, seriously, I got used to it. It became just another trip down life’s merry road.� (Modern Hi-Fi & Stereo Guide, June 1973) Read More

Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bette Midler On Her First New York Home:


 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Shelley Long On Bette Midler;

Shelley Long On Bette Midler; “It could be fine. It so depends on the script. It really does, on the concept, on the execution of the script. We were really flying by the seat of our pants a lot on that script. It was a wonderful story and wonderful characters but there was a lot of work that needed to happen a long the way. We all came together for the first one which I’m grateful for. But whether or not it will happen again, I don’t know.” (Spokane Chronicle. Nov 26, 1987)

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup
Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shelley Long On Bette Midler;


 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bette Midler On Second Leg Of Experience The Divine:

Bette Midler On Second Leg Of Experience The Divine: “I’m kicking off my World Cups tour!” (Washington Post, 1994)

Image may contain: 1 person
Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bette Midler On Second Leg Of Experience The Divine:


 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I didn’t see that…

“I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I didn’t see that. Someone sent me a picture showing me in a 1930s costume with my hair pulled back and all these cute young men in bathrobes watching me. It seemed very innocent. I would stand at the top of a little staircase with a towel round my head and act out whacked-out movie heroines. Patti LaBelle played there, too. I wasn’t there long, but I was there long enough to make a splash, ha-ha.”

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty's photo.
Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I didn’t see that…