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SHINING A LIGHT !!! On mental health and well being in the GLBTQI Community in western Sydney this Saturday the 14th May in Penrith for IDOHOT - International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia with a picnic at Regatta Park , River Rd, Emu Plains, from 11am til 4pm. The day will include live entertainment by LayDee KinMee, Sheryl Scharkie aka ShElvis + Sia Tequila & Kodi Amos there will also be a variety of stalls from local groups and businesses + a jumping castle, Face Christ Cranebrook. it's a fabulous day to come together with friends and family..

The AIDS Candlelight memorial has been held annually for over 18 years. It is the time when members of the community can come together and reflect on and remember all those who have died from HIV/AIDS. At the memorial, names are read out by a cross section of the community, including family members, partners, young and old. The annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial is now held on International Remembrance Day, which is on the 3rd Sunday of May each year this Sunday 15 May at the Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, 3.30-4.30pm, doors open 3pm For Info : www.candlelight.org.au

IDAHOT celebrations for the first time in its history the Parramatta City Council will fly the rainbow flag. The council will raise the flag at Centenary Square in Parramatta on Tuesday 17May to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. the Parramatta Queer Forum (PQF) will be hosting an information stall in front of the Town Hall from 11.30am to 2pm, supported by PFLAG, ACON, PCC, NSW POLICE and the MCC , So come along and witness history and take a moment to reflect on how important IDAHOT is.

thumbnail Kath Kim PosterThe following weekend on the 21st May, "KATTH & KIM '' will take to the stage with SHARON at Heaven Social Dance at the NBC Sports Club from 7:30pm-12:30am. with PopUp Drag at 10pm & Kath & Kim show at 11pm It's only $10 before 10pm or $15 after 10pm ... So come early for dinner and catch up with friends and have chat before the shows then you can dance the night away with DJ Shaft till 12:30am , For Info : www.heavensocialdance.com

Speaking of fabulous – One year on and going strong at Campbelltown RSL "FAB-U-LASH Fridays'' . It will be on Friday the 27 May, and then will be held on the LAST Friday of every month after that. It will be starting at 7pm with Turbo Trivia hosted by LayDee KinMee and will also include a live performance at 9pm by my very talented daughter LayDee. Western Sydney’s favourite Dj Shaft will hit the decks from 9pm -1am for a night of camp music & dancing in a fabulous gay friendly environment and Its FREE to play and there is $150 in club vouchers to be won, For more info : www.campbelltownrsl.com.au

Also not to forgetting about the fabulous '' Drags to Bitches " returns to Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club on the Saturday 28 May with ALL STAR cast features LayDee KinMee - The Yodelling Drag Queen from Australia's Got Talent along with The Drags to Bitches Show Girls Marilyn Mootrub, Ophelia Shaft, Bette Saronne, April Fools and Mya Lusion... Be Quick because it will sell out Tickets available at club reception or over the phone : (02) 9807 2444

OMG how time flies it will be soon time to plan for the June long weekend when the GLBTQI Community take over the Blue mountains with something for everybody from exhibitions to dance party to a ball and it all staring on Friday with BentART. BentART is an annual exhibition held on the long weekend in June at Wentworth Falls. The annual event attracts approximately 60 artists and over 150 works of art and is visited by hundreds of people over the weekend from Friday night the 10th of June at 6:30pm ( Opening ) til Monday the 13th of June. Will be open to the public on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm, + Monday between 10am-2pm only .. For more info : www.bentart.com.au

Here are a few things to pop in the Diary... On Saturday The 11th June , The three sisters social group will be holding their 35th Annual " Disco - Dance Party " at the Blackheath Community Centre from 730pm - 12:30am. Entry $25 + There will also be a performance of the fabulous GAYNOR TENSION performing classic hits by Basely, Garland, Minnelli and others . Take it from me be there early if you want to get a table as it's the biggest event of the year in the mountains with over 400 people packing the community centre.

Following this is the 35th Annual queen's ball - '' Bleu, Blanc et Rouge - French Chic '' on Sunday 12th June at the Fairmont Hotel , Leura ... OMG the ball has already sold out completely. For more Info: www.threesisterssocial.asn.au


DRAG GOSSIP

It's been one year since she CLUTCHed her ham bag and left the very successful production show to launch her own show one year later !! But it didn't sell out will it last as long as the very successful Drugs to Bitches production show selling out at venues across Sydney!! .. And with the cold weather just around the corner and a lack of work .. venues .. it seems a lot of drag queens are rushing to enter talent quest "RGT" but who will make it through the three-month ordeal to win a $1000 what a fabulous idea free entertainment for three months now that's what I call a marathon talent quest!! Only time will tell gorgeous. Sometimes it's just so hard keeping up with gossip and recently so much is going around. So if you have any gossip email me or message me - Totally confidential gorgeous!!!

Until next time ( 15June16) Be Safe & Gorgeous
BB www.beverlybuttercup.com

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