Tuesday 1 Jun 10
La la la. That is what I am doing today in my head. I am scared about what is going to happen in the wake of the Israelis murdering those people on that ship. I am horrified that the oil is still spewing from that tanker in the Gulf of Mexico. And I am disgusted that John McCain is threatening to filibuster the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal. What a weasly little man desperately trying to win over the bigots in his constituency and ensure he'll get another term.
So instead I will tell you how difficult it has been this morning to walk in stiletto boots in the soil of a graveyard where we have been shooting. And how I feel slightly out of practice at things like shaving well so early in the morning, and carrying a handbag. Last night my veeting was less succesful than I'd hoped and I had to opt for a bit of judicious shaving in the bath. I think I'll stick to that method for the next few weeks till Desrae evaporates into the ether. The smell of my body hair evaporating into the ether thanks to the chemicals in Veet does not make me want to repeat the experience. And there is something about having a leg up in the air whilst you peer round your thigh for rogue bristle that gets you into the tranny mindspace.
Here now are two plugs for two friends doing great things. First of all my besty Sue works for an amazing organisation called Streetwise Opera which makes music with homeless people. They have been nominated for a huge award from the National Lottery in the Uk for one of their pieces called My Secret Heart. I saw it and I can testify to its brilliance and to the company's stunning scope and ambition, and, most importantly, the way it has changed the lives of so many people who had given up hope on world. Please vote for them here. Here's a little taster of the wonder of it all...
And here's a picture my friend Ross Bennett Lewis took that is part of an exhibition called the Great LGBTQ Photo Show at the Leslie Lohman Gallery from June 15th. It's an exhibition of photos all by LGBTQ artists so it's supporting people who don't have enough of a voice as well as letting them be heard.