A brand new year and a brand new me. Wow! Hasn't it started with a bang!
I took the night off on NYE and did the whole boy thing with some new friends who like me both in drag and out of it! We spent the evening at Campbelltown (WTF) and got up close and personal with the locals and the fireworks. It was nice to be included in the whole family thing and to be accepted for who I was, even though they weren't my family.
By now most people will know that we have reduced the amount of social dances from 18 per year to 12 per year - running one a month at the two different venues alternately with 'Heaven' starting back this Saturday the 11th January with myself looking for some new talent to perform at our social nights in Western Sydney and give Western Sydney queens a place to perform. We present "Frocked Up #2" on this night in January with a talent quest with a difference. Drag Queens and Drag Kings only from Western Sydney are allowed to enter with cash prizes and paid gigs for the three finalists. This will encourage developing their drag and performance skills in a one-off night on the 11th January.
With so many things popping up in Western Sydney, I have discovered Portia Turbo has stormed the West with Turbo Trivia nights. Our very own singing sensation LayDee KinMee takes on the role of hostess every Tuesday night at the Penrith Hotel, High Street Penrith from 7 pm.
Tuesdays at the Parramatta RSL with Portia, Wednesdays at the Triglav/St Johns Park with Laydee Kinmee and many other venues... including the King Park Tavern Blacktown and Austral Bowling Club... Who said there is nothing to do in Western Sydney? There is heaps to do!
For all the goings on in Western Sydney - check out the Guidetogay.com What's On Guide
Many changes will take place in 2014. This year may see one of the social dances end or relocate to new venue - it all depends on attendance.
With Ian & myself working every Saturday, it is just not practical to go from work all day to a venue to run a social night if people do not really support it! BUT on a good note, since running the social dance's in Western Sydney, we've been able raise over $19,000 to give back to the gay community (Acon & Haven) which is a great achievement from a social dance perspective.
Thank goodness to all the PA's that I've gone through the last few years, with running the two social dance & Queer Out West 89.3fm. I couldn't have done it without them. So eyes out online 13 Feb for my next instalment which will include all the Fair day gossip.
Will I or will I not do drag is the big question.
Can you believe in just over 4 weeks Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras will be launched at Fair Day on Sunday 09th February. How time flies.
The Queer Out West 89.3fm team are looking for presenters to participate in the program though 2014.
If you have something to offer or contribute to the gay community and you can give up 3 hours once month and abide by the code of practice set by 2glf 89.3fm, send me your propsal via the private message system here on Guidetogay.com (ATT: QOW/Proposal)
The radio show can be heard On Demand/Podcast as well as listening live!
"Your Show, Queer Out West 89.3fm, At Your Time."
Go and have a look at our official website and become a member of our forum and add your own community events or feedback. www.queeroutwest.com and don't forget to join the Queer Out West Group, here on Guidetogay.com
K is for Karma. What goes around comes around, remember that Girls and Boys. Not mentioning any names - it has happened to all of us in the past. I could also say people in Glass Houses shouldn't throw stones. Being a bully and a hypocrite does not make you popular :(
So for now I leave you with my resolutions - what's yours?
1. Stand up for myself more and not allow people to walk over me.
2. Try & discover the difference between work colleagues and real friends.
3. Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes me happy and be with whoever makes me smile.
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