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Pride Picnic Goes Out West

Hello, my darlings! Welcome to my latest column - it has been an interesting month and some fab stuff coming up for Western Sydney - so let's get to it and make a difference for our community out west!

Pride Picnic

Sunday 28th October will see the Parramatta River Foreshore explode in Gay Pride with the return of the annual Parramatta Pride Picnic in its 12th year.

Your hosts for the day will be the fabulous Marilyn Mootrub & Pomara Fifth and on the decks DJ Shaft.

There will be activities galore throughout the day including live entertainment, yoga class, book launch, readings, face painting, the rainbow kid’s area, rap artists, the gay & lesbian choir, bands, 35 community stalls, and the Priscilla Ferry (coming from Circular Quay). Various food vendors, Coffee van and a Fully Licensed bar. A special event called "THE GAYMAZING RACE" (where participants race around Parramatta CBD collecting stamps and clues and the WINNERS get prizes). The theme of this year's picnic is '' NO ONE LEFT BEHIND " to reflect the less than favorable response to Marriage Equality last year - we want our community in Western Sydney to know they are not alone, we want to be out and proud and living our best lives in the burbs !!! I really hope people make an effort to come to the PRIDE PICNIC, Riverside Foreshore in Parramatta (Ferry wharf) from 11 am - 5 pm

Get busy on all the socials with the hashtag:  #PARRAPRIDE18.
For more info email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Heaven Update

Well in other news on 6th October, Heaven Social Dance had one of its quietest nights of the year.
Has our community become COMPLACENT?
Do our patrons believe we are always going to be there?
I understand that there is always going to be other things on but people have to understand we only do 5 dance’s a year, if people can’t attend 3 of them there is no point in us doing it.
We have just locked in all our dates for 2019 and we can only continue to run if we get the numbers to cover the cost of running the event, with all proceeds after initial cost being donated to charity. If we can’t get the numbers there is no point in me taking time off work and stressing and worrying about something other people do not care too much about.

On a personal note I created heaven with my fellow sisters and partners in crime to provide a safe place for the LGBTQI community in Western Sydney, their friends and family to socialise and drag queens to have somewhere to perform but it seems there’s not a lot of loyalty a lot of things have changed.

We have one more dance left at the end of the year it’s for World AIDS Day it will be our last “Red Party #7”.

All proceeds going to ACON so please mark it in your diary 8th December with 3 big shows 8, 9 &10pm hosted by LayDee KinMee, Melicious D’amage and Pomara Fifth with 12 fabulous performance @ Mounties Bowling Club Fairfield from 6 PM to 12 AM. $15 on the door.


For more information check out our website: www.heavensocialdamce.com - make sure you also join the official group here on Guidetogay.com


In other news!

The Polly’s Club sadly regrets that they have to CANCEL The Rainbow Costume Ball scheduled for 20th October due to a lack of interest and a lack of tickets sales. I am not quite sure what is going on but here’s another case of complacency people want these things, suggest these things but then don’t support them it is really sad because The Polly’s Club for many years has supported many organisations and have donated thousands of dollars to charity I was quite looking forward to the rainbow costume ball it was something different. I think people forget it costs money to run these kind of events I really hope people get behind the Polly's club for their World AIDS Day Dance "Under The Mirror Ball" 1 December @ Marrickville Town Hall tickets available online from 15th October for $25 or on the door for $30 on the night for more info www.thepollyscub.com.au

Show has been produced by my sister in crime at Pride Radio 89.3fm and Polly's Club member Melicious D’amage and from what I have been told the Pollys Girls and boys are going to be working their bits off.

Join the official Polly's group here on Guidetogay.com

 

buttercuptshirtDrag Merch

Why should the Drag Race girls be the only ones with Merch???

Well, our fabulous producer and an all-round creative guy, Rob has been working with some of Australia's most fabulous Queens for a store of merchandise so you can show your support for local girls who tread the boards week in and week out across our amazing venues!  

And I am proud to say that I have a GLORIOUS all over Tee for MEEEEE, Beverly Buttercup :)  I can be on your chest anytime you like darls...  lol

Check out the store and support your local queens too!   www.robmanser.com/shop    there is a tonne of items on there from t-shirts to bags, phone covers and more... and if you are a western sydney queen - and want some merch - hit up Rob via the website - and get your own setup!  It's amazing! There is also a tonne of fun LGBTQIA+ themed merch on the store that you will love and some great TV themed merch!  CHECK IT OUT!

 

EVENT LISTINGS AND TICKETS

Guidetogay.com wants all of our community events listed on our what's on guide!  You can list an event for free, and Guidetogay.com offers ticketing for events, with promo, app and digitl check in, and lots more features...  got a free/guest list only event? GTG can handle that too... selling tickets? GTG can handle all the transactions for you - its free to set up! So get listing all of your events :)

 

Until next time (14Nov18)
Stay gorgeous: ButtercupX
www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

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It's Gay Christmas!

Well our first dance for the year at Mounties Bowling Club on 03 February was a huge success.

With over 110 people there on night it was an exceptional turnout for DRAG FACTOR.

Thank you to LayDee KinMee for hosting, and to the performers that entered drag factor:

Deivine Intervention

June Richards

Mimi Heavens

Holly Grail

Fifi Fo'Fum

Crystal Ball

Jenna Fluid

Danger Delray

Coco Foxx

Miss Conception.

 

A BIG thank you to our Special Gusts JUDGES : Portia Turbo , Melicious Damage & Me Beverly Buttercup

Thank you also to Ophelia Shaft (DJ) Rob from EGOmedia - Au (Photos and Backdrop) George (Videos)

Thank you to everyone who came and made it a fantastic night. We look forward to seeing everyone again on 7st April for the Grand Final of Drag Factor with 6 finalists who will be take home a share of $1200 ?? . Thank you all and we love you.

PS Any feedback is appreciated ( just search of us on facebook) Again thank you to all the patrons and bar staff. It was great to see so many people. www.heavensocialdance.com

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The fabulously which is Fair Day Sunday 18th February , started as soon as we exited the car and were approached by a young man who offered us a "service" in the laneway in glebe a couple years ago .. considering it was the second time in 19 years that I have attended Fair Day as a boy and I still nearly got lucky, he made me feel like a dirty old man so we ran off to Park to join in the festivities... and this year fair day will RETURN to Victoria Park, City Rd Camperdown From 10am-8pm, just one of thousands the people sitting on a blanket in front of the main stage. It's a sign that I really am a nobody, nobody will recognised me or will they after being plastered all over the Liverpool & Fairfield Champion (the local paper) last year in and out of DRAG !! OMG !!

When Fair Day is over you know the Parade is soon to follow on 03 March . After walking and working the parade for 17 years, this year be any different lol As last year I watched the parade and enjoyed it so much now I'm getting older, it seems the route gets longer... despite offers to be part of a float, this will be the third year in a row that I will be watching the parade from VIP Area and dashing off to the party with my partner in crime to see CHER and some of the legends of drag .. my peers :) I just had too much fun last year at the Party out of drag so this year will be half boy half drag lol . I'd like to see more floats and social groups from the West be involved this year for the 40 anniversary for Mardi Gras, it seems everyone splits into other groups at Mardi Gras time when it should be a time that we unite? www.mardigras.org.au

 

 

Queer Radio Sydney 89.3fm .. Celebrates one year on AIR on 16 January 2018, A Gay Music Program Supporting L.G.B.T.Q Community Artists / Dj's / Music + A lot of fun along the way... and many things have changed with the program due to come to end in march for many different contributing factors with only a few presenters left. The Fabulous Nikki Facchin, Jeremy Smith & Fifi Fo’Fum! Continue to tune in each Monday though to find out about new and exciting programming coming up!

The station is welcoming submissions from all parts of society - If you’re interested in applying on the community network to have a show on 2glf 89.3fm you must do so by 19 February contact the station All inquiries & Feedback should be put in writing : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.893fm.com.au

In other EXCITING NEWS = ME (Beverly Buttercup) will be back on Air on Sunday 1st April NO its not an April fools joke but a NEW Program - stay tuned for more details.

 

 

draggossipWhich Western Sydney drag queen now feels the need to attack me/heaven just to promote something she's doing!! Last time I pay her for anything gorgeous.

In other gossip, which former Western Sydney drag superstar has been BANNED from all the Asian fabric shops?

Apparently, she was caught putting things in her bag while she was walking around the shop. Oh no!

Which Western Sydney Drag star might have bitten off more than she can chew by working up to 6 nights a week and is now sick? She is due to fly out the country at the of the month and then there is The Voice or should I say no voice at the moment! (Hope you get better asap!)

Until next time Gorgeous, BB  www.beverlybuttercup.com

Have a Happy and safe Mardi Gras!

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Y'all up for some more D.R.A.M.A? ;-)

Drama Drama Drama! (& Controversy) surrounding Richard's Got Talent #3

"Have you got what it takes to be Richards on the Park's next drag superstar '' ? Well it all finished on Friday the 10th November with 12 contestants competing over 4 months to take home $1000 + 6 Month residency at Showtime .

Who said there's nothing exciting happening in western Sydney With the contestants dropping out in droves and then there's the controversy with the favourite to win, being asked to leave RGT#3 at the last minute after failing to turn up for one of the heats after a loved one passed away. Whatever happened to COMPASSION?

Oh well it's their loss because she is fabulous and there is always bigger and better for her.. NOW with WINNER Assuma Gender and 2nd Runner up Holly Grail .. let's see if we ever hear from the winner again!?


Don’t forget 'Showtime' is still running on the third Saturday of the month , That's this Saturday 18th Nov from 9pm-3am and it's totally FREE.

 
WOW ... After 6 SELL OUT SHOWS at Campbelltown RSL, they’re back AGAIN!!! Drags To Bitches on the 25th November and it will sell out so be quick. So come and join us as we celebrate all that is DRAG and those fabulous BITCHES we all know and love.

For more info : www.dragentertainment.com


redribbon bevSo much has changed in our community but there is one day we should not forget and that is WORLD AIDS DAY 1st December and we should all reflect on the ones that we lost !! But If you are able to volunteer some time to sell red ribbons or make red ribbons or would like to buy a red ribbon, for more info please contact : www.redribbonappeal.org.au www.redribbonday.org.au


HEAVEN SOCIAL DANCE Presents : RED PARTY # 6 ( This is A World Aids Day Charity Night ) Hosted By: Beverly Buttercup , LayDee KinMee & Kerry-Ann Canally + Special Guest Performances in 3 BIG Shows on Saturday, December 2nd, Mounties Bowling Club , Cnr Ulverstone St & Lawson St , Fairfield. 6:00pm – 12am Entry: $15 on the Door, Shows: 8:30pm , 9:30pm & 10:30 pm with DJ: Shaft.. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE NIGHT GOING TO ACON WORLD AIDS DAY APPEAL , All patrons encouraged to wear RED, PRIZES available for best dressed Male & Female . Red Party#6 is co-ordinated by LayDee KinMee, Beverly Buttercup, Ian Stumbles and Gracie Lou For ACON . For info : Gavin Prendergast – (Acon) 02 9206 2064 or SMS Heaven 0433232425 www.heavensocialdance.com


As an alternative if you're not coming to the RED PARTY there is The Polly's Christmas Dance who Present 'Follow That Star' on the 2nd December at NEW VENUE. The Petersham Town Hall from 7pm -12am, Entry $25 and Prizes for best dressed show at 9:30pm so be early if you want a good seat. www.thepollysclub.com.au


It's that time of the year where we put our differences behind us and come together and CELEBRATE everything ''DRAG" with the Drag Industry Variety Awards being announced to be returning in December, OMG after being nominated 8 times for the "Queen Of Hearts Diva Award" it's been fabulous to have won 3 times in the 21 years of doing drag , After I decided in 2013 To go in to semi retirement after doing (drag) for 21 years OMFG !! and I did not attend the 26th Annual Diva Awards. Last year NEVER to receive a nomination again as the queen of hearts award was removed in 2015 never to be seen again time will only tall, With this year's date for the Diva Awards locked in for the 4th of December it will be a lot different I guess as the Sydney Scene has changed a lot !?  www.divaawards.com.au


Drag Gossip

As you all know - I'm a big believer of KARMA!

What goes around comes around! A certain drag queen is name dropping to get bookings and undercutting to take other drag queens bookings and they have not been around very long and most likely won't last very long ..''REMEMBER YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET"   (It's the same old storhy all over again and just a new face who does not know their rep will be riuined in a milli second!)

And with another queen/diva lol .. Ummmmm Cheater Cheater where'd you meet her, what western sydney drag queen can't keep it in her pants for 5 days cheated on her partner but then again what happens in Golum country stays in the land of the long white... "cloud" unless there's a trip to the doctor after lol where'd you meet her?  #meow


Until next time gorgeous! (12DEC)

Luv BB

INFO: www.beverlybuttercup.com

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2017 - New Beginnings

A brand new year and a brand new me ! WoW hasn't it started with a bang?

 

With over 350 people packing the auditorium at Mounties for "Drag In The New Year" by the show casts of Drags to Bitches what a fabulous show what a fabulous way to end the year and start the new year!  

 

It looks like its going to be an interesting year in Western Sydney.

 

NEWSFLASH!

89.3Fm 2GLF is the local non-profit community broadcaster for the Liverpool and Fairfield region. Our programming covers all aspects of the community with local information, ethnic programming, specialist music and local event coverage. The station is run and managed by volunteers from the local area. In addition to the station FM broadcast, it is streamed on our website www.893fm.com.au and all program are available On Demand for a four week period after broadcast  and have supported fabulous LGBTQ  Programs like : Out West And Proud Program , Lesbians On Air , Queer Out West & NOW Queer Radio Sydney over the last 35 Years.

 

By now you know that we have put Queer Out West to rest on 2 November I spat the dummy and cancelled the program for many different reasons? After Guide To Gay and the gay newspaper, SX, ran a story on the program I was inundated with feedback in regards to the need to continue with the program so I met with some of the presenters and ask them what they like to continue doing the program in a different format as I (Beverly) did not want to return to the studio weekly after doing the program for 15 years I feel new people need to step up.

 

So former Out West & Proud 89.3Fm and Queer TV Presenter  Pandora Box & Kitty Puss have agreed to come in fortnightly so I can have some time out. 

 

Also Nikki Facchin and Jeremy Smith and Fifi Fo'Fum will return The NEW program Will be QUEER RADIO SYDNEY as from 16 January 10pm-12am On the Radio & Online www.893fm.com.au

 

The first and third Monday of every month will be Beverly Buttercup, Nikki fashion and Jeremy Smith.

 

The second and fourth Monday of the month will be Pandora Box, Fifi Fo'Fum & Kitty Puss.

 

The fifth Monday = 29May, 31Jul, 30Oct 2017 will be just a music program with a special guest (LGBTI) Dj in the studio.

 

I look forward to hearing your feedback in regards to the new program which will mainly focus on supporting LGBTI singer/songwriter's Gay music with a little community info special guest interviews and a lot of fun along the way. 

 

We will also be do a LIVE chat during the program every Monday night from 10pm-12am on www.facebook.com/groups/queerradiosydney

 

 

Not very often my GOSSIP comes true.

But this time it has with Palms West Social Dance calling it a day after 6 social dances they have decided to walk away after discovering you can't please everybody. 

 

Two events in 2016 were still able to write a $1500 cheque for Twenty10 so that was pretty fabulous... don't you think?! but don't despair out with the old and in with the new? 

 

The new you say???

 

There is a brand-new nights starting on Friday nights to replace the gap left by Palms it will be run by one of Western Sydney's baby drag /up-and-coming drag queen Victoria A Bitch. 

 

The night will be call V-BAR at the Coolibah hotel, Merrylands from 20th Jan, 17Fab & 17Mar to start with from 7pm-12am $10 Shows 9:30 & 10:30pm with Dj Jay Cee, Fingers crossed it lasted longer than PWSD did at the Coolibah So come on Western Sydney you need get out and support the social events.

 

Also in other news...

 

After 7 years at the same club (OMFG) Heaven Social Dance make the big move to a NEW Club on 4th February @ Mounties Bowling Club, (5Minute Walk From Fairfield Train Station) from 6:30pm -12:30am $10 Shows 9:30 & 10:30pm Hosted By LayDee KinMee with PopUp Drag Upsized = Prizes 1st $100, 2nd $60, 3rd $40 who will take home the CASH with 4 fabulous performance lock in of the opening night.

 

Looks to be a big one so come and check it out new club we have the whole club to our self to party in. 

 

We at  heaven look forward to celebrating 10 year this year supporting LGBTQ Community and hopefully  we can break our record of donations over $30,000 in 2017 with your support.  www.heavensocialdance.com

 

 

DRAG GOSSIP:  

 

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 and spreading rumours does not make you popular...

 

 

Until next time gorgeous! Luv BB

www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

So for now I leave you with my resolutions - what's yours?  

(1) Discover who my real friends are.

(2) Do whatever makes me happy, And be with whoever makes me smile.

(3) Put me first this year 

 

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Franz Ferdinand To Launch Third Album At Gay Club

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Franz Ferdinand will launch their third album at London gay club Heaven.

The band, who will play tracks from Tonight: Franz Ferdinand at the venue on January 20, said they are fans of the gay scene in the capital.

"There is a great gay club in London called Horse Meat Disco. They've recreated New York in the 1970s," drummer Paul Thomson told Seattle Gay News.

Singer Alex Kapranos added: "I'd say the best club is Optimo. It's neither a gay nor straight club. A great mixture of music and fantastic DJs. It's very cool."

According to Heaven manager Mark Ellico, tickets for the performance sold out in 20 minutes.
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