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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…

heaven bb blogHeaven Social Dance

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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Drama's Aside, Western Sydney Keeps On Going On

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So much has changed over the years in the Western Sydney community, I often wonder "is it a case of me trying to hold on to something not worth holding onto anymore"  or  "is community atually community these day" or is it people just trying to get gigs? It's a hard thing to deal with when you just want to give people something fabulous to be involved with.
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Bev's Wicked Winter of Pride

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It's that time when everybody is recovering from the Queen's birthday dance party & ball in the Blue Mountains – and boy it was a huge success, it gets bigger and bigger every year. If you missed it this year like me because of work commitments or whatever, mark it in your diary and plan on going  for next year … It is always a great weekend.
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A new beginning

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A brand new year and a brand new me! Wow! Hasn't it started with a bang!

I took the night off for NYE and did the whole boy thing with a mate and checked out the Katy Perry Tribute Show At West Leagues Club done by the fabulous Betty Dargie and her dancers, I then went and spent the rest of the evening at Campbelltown (WTF!) and got up close and personal with the locals and saw 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 in Western Sydney from 12 per year to 6 per year. Running one every second month at Northmead Bowling Club with Heaven Social Dance starting back this Saturday the 24th January with myself looking for some new talent to perform at our social nights.

It will give Western Sydney queens a place to perform as we present "Audition For Your Heavenly Divas" on this night in January.
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We will be searching for our NEW show cast. We are looking for the four fabulous gals to be the face's of Western Sydney for the next little while. We have 10 fantastic people auditioning, and the event has cash prizes, and of course spots in our new production show for the four finalists. We hope this will encourage local performers to develop their drag and stage skills. So come along and join in the fun on the 24th January.

HEAVEN SOCIAL DANCE



portiaWith so many things popping up in Western Sydney I have discovered Portia Turbo has taken Western Sydney by storm, with "Turbo Trivia". Our very own singing sensation LayDee KinMee takes on the role as hostess every Tuesday night at the Penrith Hotel , High Street Penrith from 7 pm – and it's also on at the Parramatta RSL on Tuesday night with Portia, & Wednesdays at the Triglav , Brisbane Rd, St John's Park With LayDee + The King Park Tavern/Blacktown, Thursday night from 7 pm OMG, and Naughty Numbers '' BINGO with a Twist" At Mounties , Meadows Rd , Mt Prichard from 7pm With LayDee KinMee & Pradina Clutch and Portia has also covered Sunday night at Austral Bowling Club from 6 pm. Who said there is nothing to do in Western Sydney - there is heaps to do... All in a gay friendly environment.

WHAT'S ON GUIDE



It's a new year, and time to change things up – don't you think? Many changes will take place of course, but 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 that people do not really support! BUT on a good note since running the social dance's in western Sydney we've been able raise over $21,000 to give back to the gay community (acon & Haven) which is a great achievement from a social dance prospective .. Thank You Everyone! Ian, Gracie & Beverly xxx

Big thanks to all the PA's that I've gone through the last few years with running the 2 social dance & Queer Out West 89.3fm , couldn't have done it without you. So eyes out online 13 Feb for the next installment of my column on Guidetogay.com 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 5 weeks Mardi Gras will be launched at Fair Day on Sunday 22th February. How time flies.

And on a last note the Queer Out West 89.3fm has be running now for over 13 years ... OMFGI We'll be looking for presenters to participate in the program thoughout 2015 as we're not sure who will continue to do it this year and may be looking for one new presenter to come into the studio once a month at Liverpool.

If you have something to offer or contribute to the gay community and you can give up 3 hours once month and abide by code of practice set by 2glf 89.3fm . email your proposal to me
ATT: QOW/Proposal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also remember that we are now On Demand/Podcast as well as listen 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



K is for Karma what goes around comes around, remember that Girls and Boys! I could also say people in Glass Houses shouldn't throw stones. Being a bully and a hypocrite does not make you popular :(

Which western Sydney drag queen would not audition to be part of the new show cast 'Heavenly Divas 'because they are a "celebrity" and they should've been picked??? lol Considering they do not do drag for a living... I believe they should step up and audition just like everyone else. Fair is fair right?! Oh well no more paid work for them from me..

Until next time gorgeous! Luv BB
www.beverlybuttercup.com

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 and discover the difference between work colleagues and real friends.
3. So do whatever makes me happy, And be with whoever makes me smile.
4. Spend more time with my son before we kill each other lol.
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