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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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HO HO HO It's Christmas

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Are we just being jolly or talking about the stage acts ? As some of you may know, I have never been one for Christmas. I've never had a real reason to celebrate, and the thought of doing Christmas spots made me cringe...

However, this year the tables have turned and I'm feeling a little excited, just like Big Kev! "A drama free Christmas...”

Hopefully I don't get a sudden heart attack from all the excitement lol.

2015  will see me celebrating Christmas with my son who is now living with me and we will not do the whole family thing due to work commitments this year. OMFG. Will it be all turkey and pudding or will it just be boring? Let’s see.

One good thing has come out of this year; the World Aids Day Red Party #5 at the last Heaven Social Dance at the NBC Sports Club!  We raised $1397 on the night which went directly to ACON. This money will be used to help promote the ENDING HIV campaign which aims to reduce transmission of HIV by 80% by the year 2020...  I would like to say a big Thank You to the 15 performers and the 3 fabulous hosts Kerry Ann Canally & LayDee KinMee + Myself.  It was not one of our  biggest nights - but it was okay - with over 130 people attending Heaven.

Also a big thank to all our regulars that have supported us in 2015 and my partner in crime Ian for helping me this year.

Hopefully this will be a sign of 2016 and patrons will continue to support social nights in Western Sydney that give back to the gay community. We can’t do it without you all – so we look forward to seeing you at all the events in the new year!

By now most people will know that we have reduced all the different social dances Western Sydney was organising to just one Social Dance “brand”. The incredible Heaven will be returning on the 09th January with the committee 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 "The Drag Factor" on the 9th of January, a fun night out – where we will be looking for our show cast to represent western Sydney in 2016!
 
Drag Queens and Drag Kings mainly from Western Sydney will be allowed to audition with cash prizes on the night and paid gigs for the 2 finalists. We hope this will encourage local folks to develop their drag and performance skills! The competition will be a part of Heaven in a one off night on the 09th January proudly sponsored by The DragMaker & Acon – if you are interested in taking part, please visit the whats on link of the Heaven website for all the details.

Whilst on this subject I do not do drag for a living as I have a full time job and my first priority will always be to the GLBTI community providing safe environments, raise awareness and money. (As Heaven and Kaleidoscope have done over the years raising over $24,400  for ACON & The western suburbs haven).

I really hope that I can continue to do this in 2016 with your help.  Please support our nights in Western Sydney.  Please be aware that these social dances are not for profit social nights with all proceeds after initial costs being donated to charity.  
Initial costs are Function Fees, DJ Hire, Small Entertainment Budget.  On average we will need now 80 people to attend every heaven dance otherwise the only dance left in the western suburbs will come to a END in 2016 due to increased costs of running the dance.

A big thank you to ACON that have come on board to sponsor Heaven Social Dance in 2016 and see my vision in providing a safe place for the GLBTQI Community to socialize in western Sydney.


DRAG GOSSIP

Its official - l am officially DEAD as a queen!! (LOL)

My drag daughter, the incredible Laydee Kinmee will take over as entertainment co-ordinator for Heaven in 2016,  don't get me started about my other drag daughter who went to get a latte and hasn't come back and has never been seen or heard from since! (hopefully she isn't dead like me!)  

I sometimes believe people are complacent and may not support the one social dance left in 2016 so changes had to be made to keep it "FRESH" at heaven social dance that is!!

Time will only tell if we will be around in 2017 – it’s all up to you guys – if you want it to continue – it will make it 10 years old! WOWEE!! And holy shit I will be 50.

It will be very interesting to see how many of my drag friends stay my friends in 2016  because I am unable to give them all paid work now.

Until next time gorgeous Merry Christmas and a Gay New Year.  
Be safe.  

Love BB   www.beverlybuttercup.com



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Spring has Sprung in Western Sydney

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It all seems to happen in Spring in Western Sydney… like bunnies breeding in the burrows, there are events bounding out of my wazzoo... and its like a bunny eating a carrot at this time of year, so lets start off with taking a big nibble out of one of my personal favourites… #HEAVEN…

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19th September

The Heavenly Divas in it’s current incarnation brings the FINAL production show for 2015 at 10:30 pm... there will be some big announcements made in regards to the future of Heaven at the NBC Sports Club in 2016. As much as we have tried to keep it all fair and cheap as possible, we will have to pay a function fee in 2016 which will drive the cost up and may need to look for sponsorship next year to keep running HSD in 2016. We have tried our hardest to bring the dances to you… but do you know anyone fabulous that might want to assist us all in securing the room for HSD???


As y’all know, Heaven Social Dance Is a NOT For profit organisation with all proceeds (After Initial Costs) going to the Western Suburbs Haven or ACON… we don’t do this for profit, so anyone who can help us with costs, we will love you long time! (hehe)

if you have any ideas, please hit me up via email or my GTG profile. I would love your feedback.

 

Onto positive things… The 9th annual Parramatta Pride Picnic will be held on Sunday, 27 September , 11am - 4pm Hosted by our home grown ladies, LayDee KinMee & Portia Turbo.

Also singing live on the day is Lisa Crouch, Maria Temelkos, Carmelo Munzone, Natalie Colavtio, Koko D'Vyne and bringing up the woofs at Doggywood is non other than head bitch, Pandora Box (At 1pm).

Over 20 Community stalls and a barbecue raising money for The Western Suburbs Haven, gaYmes and much more at the new location on the river, Parramatta Riverbank Foreshore Reserve, its going to be a huge year… Guidetogay.com’s fabulous partners – Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be there – so pop along and say hi to the team... they are lovely.

Remember to make sure you walk along the reserve as its not in the "park" as it was a few years back… just look for me, I will be dressed as a boy, watching the shows, having fun and holding court alongside the river… its going to be an amazing day. Make sure you upload you pictures to Guidetogay.com either via the website or the app.
 

International Lesbian Day Picnic is on Monday the 5th October at Doonside.

Nurrangingy Reserve, Knox Rd Doonside from 10am – so grab your gals and friends and pop on down to share the love for International lesbian day… it is actually celebrated around the world annually on 8 October but our locals are celebrating on the 5th… as it’s a public holiday. Celebrate lesbian culture, family & friends in a fun filled day with games, food and heaps more. For more info on the event please email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An icon of greater Sydney is throwing out the Euro gauntlet… our mates at The Polly's Club will present 'Eurovision Trash' on the 10th October at the Marrickville Town Hall from 7pm -12am

Prizes for best dressed show at 9:30pm and music will be provided by the incredible Jimmy Dee.

Be early if you want a good seat or a good position on the dancefloor to get your Euro-on. Details of the event are in our What’s on Guide.

Also something else to add to the diary "Drag To Bitches" takes on Western Sydney at Mounties on Friday, 24 October from 8pm. The most extravagant show of the year it's a show not to be missed with something for everyone featuring some of Western Sydney's best performance, from LayDee KinMee, Ophelia shaft , Marilyn Mootrub (Just to name a few) take it from me I've seen it twice and it's an awesome night out ... This night is extra special as they club is raising money for Breast Cancer’s Pink Ribbon. I also hear there may be a NEW fabulous array of costumes in the new finale number – I can’t wait to see it again. Want to come with me???
www.dragstobitches.com.au


DRAG GOSSIP


I never understand why some Queens don’t get a good thing when they have it… even if it’s a top show cast, why would they be above anyone else? Gotta Bitch when you’re on top? Then you don’t deserve it. EVERYONE is replaceable, especially if you’re a real DRAG about it. The show will go on, and if you are not there, the public don’t care… drama to make trouble isn’t welcome. Shows will prevail and good people who look after their counterparts will always win. Its time to get rid of the users, talented or not… drama needs to go away.

Social media sometimes ruins a good thing… if your bitching in “public” don’t think it wont get back to those people who are responsible for booking you… no one wants to work with a queen who is trouble. Easy is as easy does girlfriend.

Thank God I have a full-time job and do not look at drag as an income any more – I really can't handle the drama of those gals fighting for jobs…omg (oh my drag) it’s a bit scary.

If you do see one of our Western Sydney Girls out and about… either in the clubs and venues out west or in the city – please show them your support… they have broken past the point of drama and have shown creativity as performer that’s worth celebrating, take piccies, film them and upload the to our groups on Guidetogay.com – I would love to see them from your point of view.

Until next time stay gorgeous :
Bx
www.beverlybuttercup.com


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