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.
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.
With 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.
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
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.comSo 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.