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Brisbears crown Mr Bear Queensland 2017

Saturday night, 21 October 2017 - Brisbears Social club crowned their winner of the annual Mr Bear Queensland competition.

The winner of the title was Alex (pictured) - who hails originally from Italy.

The event rounds out a series of events for the club during their Northern Exposure festival.

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(Photo: Cameron Darling / Facebook)

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Pride in London Parade to honour emergency services

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The Pride in London Parade will tomorrow be officially launched by members of the emergency services in honour of their commitment and bravery in recent tragic events.

London's Fire and Rescue service, the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance service have all nominated LGBT+ colleagues to officially open the Pride in London Parade this Saturday 8 July at 1pm. Those LGBT+ colleagues who were involved in the recent Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, the London Bridge terror attack and the Westminster terror attack will be joined by the Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Ian Adams, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, members of the volunteer run Pride in London board and flagbearers showing flags from countries around the world - in particular the 72 countries where it’s still illegal to be LGBT+. They include:

Acting Inspector Natasha Walker who works as a community Inspector in Tower Hamlets. She has been a police officer for 16 years and is currently assisting with police community liaison after the Grenfell fire.

Jules Lockett, Head of Control Services Training for London Ambulance who supported the control room staff and attended in a support role at Grenfell.

Group Manager Norman Perry who representing the London Fire Brigade. He is a group manager and interagency liaison officer and was heavily involved with the London Fire Brigade response at several of the recent major incidents.

Marking 50 years since Parliament first voted to partially legalise homosexuality in the UK, which applied to England and Wales only, Pride in London will be marching with a global message of hope, acceptance, activism and love and in a show of solidarity to LGBT+ people living in Northern Ireland which has yet to legalise same sex marriage. The theme Love Happens Here is a much needed antidote to hate and the Parade will be a protest against hate. A recent hate crime report showed nearly half of LGBT+ people in London say they’ve experienced hate crime compared with a national figure of 18%.

With over 330 groups including around 80 floats, the Pride in London Parade is set to be the biggest and most colourful yet as it shuts down Oxford Street, Europe's busiest shopping street. An estimated 26,500 people are due to take part in the Parade and there is expected to be 1 million people attending Pride, making it London's largest single day outdoor event. Over 60% of parade groups are non-profit and community groups with others including LGBT+ employee networks, religious and political groups, trade unions and musical and sporting organisations.

The Parade will be the pinnacle of what is believed to the be the world’s largest Pride Festival – with well over 100 events since Saturday 24 June, and will officially close on Sunday 9 July, where awards for best new group, best walking group and best float amongst others will be announced at Pride in the Park with UK Black Pride at 4:15pm on Sunday in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

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COMMUNITIES UNITE AND MY BABY HITS DOUBLE DIGITS?

The community will come together next week for IDAHOT celebrations and for the second 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 Wednesday 17 May 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, Headspace and Twenty10, So come along and witness history and take a moment to reflect on how important IDAHOT is.

Speaking of fabulous – two years on and going strong, 'Turbo Trivia'  at  Campbelltown RSL is on Friday the 26 May, and is held on the LAST Friday of every month. Also at Campbelltown RSL on the 2nd Friday of every Month is Naughty Numbers – Bingo with a Twist. Both nights starting at 7pm with hostess LayDee KinMee and concluding with a live performance at 9pm by my very talented daughter. All of this in a fabulous gay-friendly environment and it’s FREE to play with$150 in club vouchers to be won on both nights. Drags to Bitches will also return to the RSL for 6th  time on 24 June but be quick it will sell out it always does  For more info :  www.campbelltownrsl.com.au

The following weekend on the 3rd of June Heaven will Celebrate Our 10th Birthday Party & Haven Charity Night at The Mounties Bowling Club, Fairfield From 6:30pm-12:30am.Shows at 8, 9 & 10 pm with Dj Shaft on the decks and an array of Special guest performers AND it's only $15 entry on the door with All proceeds from the night going directly to The Western Suburbs Haven Inc. I hope to see you at Heaven to celebrate it’s first double-digit birthday (10 years) and giving back to the community. We a Heaven Social Dance have raised well over $18,210 for charity since first starting in 2007 + We raised over $7, 863 dollars going to Acon & Western Suburbs Haven Inc in the 4 years of running Kaleidoscope Social Dance, that is a total of $26,073 (As Of March 2017) We hope to make it $30,000 by the end of year with your help that was my dream goal 10 years ago and I’m hoping  it will come true this year ..  So come early for dinner (from 6pm) and catch up with friends and have chat before the shows that start at 8pm.  For Info : www.heavensocialdance.com

Wow - Congratulations to LayDee KinMee She will make her way overseas to Vienna for a week to Represent Australia at EUROpride in Vienna at the Rainbow Island Party on the 9 June and will team up with Conchita Wurst & Courtney Act ... I am so proud of my little girl she's all grown up NOW :)

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 starring 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 9th of June at 6:30pm ( Opening ) til  Monday the 12th 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 10th June, The three sisters social group will  be holding their 36th Annual " Disco - Dance Party " at the Blackheath Community Centre from 715pm - 12:15am.  Entry  $25 + There will also be a performance of the fabulous GAYNOR TENSION  & Madani Trani in '' Divas Las Vegas". 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 36th Annual queen's ball  - '' Fabulous Fifties '' on Sunday 11th  June at the Fairmont Hotel, Leura  … $140  OMG the ball will sold out completely.  For more Info:  82300889 or www.threesisterssocial.asn.au

DRAG GOSSIP: It's been two years since she CLUTCHed her ham bag and left a very successful production show to launch her own show two years later !! But is it slowly catching up to the successful Drags to Bitches production shows that have sold out over 30 shows in the last 3 years at venues across Sydney & Canberra !! ..  And with the cold weather just around the corner and a lack of work  and venues .. it seems a lot of drag queens are rushing to enter talent quest " RGT #3 " but who will make it through the three-month ordeal to win a $1000 what a fabulous idea free entertainment for three months From 11Aug - 24Nov 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 ( 14June17)

Be Safe & Gorgeous, BB   

www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

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Nelly Furtado headlines Sunday finale of NYC's Pride Island

The chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Nelly Furtado, touches down to close out Sunday’s Pride Island on June 25, 2017. 

Gaining steam in the year 2000 with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly!, the Portuguese-Canadian singer hasn’t slowed down since. Furtado’s spell-bounding solo hits such as “I’m Like a Bird,” “Turn off the Light” and “Say It Right” are impressed in the history of pop music. Her collaborative pop smashes with Timbaland for “Promiscuous” and “Give It to Me” featuring Justin Timberlake, will move the crowd for Sunday’s dynamic closing. 

With a career that spans two decades, five albums under her belt, and more than 16 million records sold worldwide, 

Nelly Furtado is back in the limelight. Her recent studio album, The Ride, is a bold comeback project taking fans along a spectacular ride with her. And that ride is scheduled to make quite a landing at Pride Island. 

“Pride Island was created to celebrate the heart of our community with each day representing a different musical sound,” said Jose Ramos, Pride Island Director. “Nelly Furtado closing out our three-day experience will be one for the record books.” 

Pride Island is a three-day cultural experience featuring vocal powerhouses Deborah Cox and Patti LaBelle on Friday and indie pop duo Tegan and Sara and British electronica trio, Years & Years, on Saturday. Rounding out Saturday, Róisín Murphy, Gallant, Dimitri from Paris, and Occupy The Disco are scheduled to perform. Chus & Ceballos, Cindel, and Scott Martin will join Nelly Furtado for Sunday’s finale. 

Furtado joins a star-studded list of Sunday performers that include Cher, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Ariana Grande. 

Tickets for Pride Island are now on sale. For more information about Pride Island or to purchase tickets, visit: nycpride.org

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NYC PRIDE announce their grand marshals for 2017's March

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NYC Pride announced today its four Grand Marshals scheduled to lead the 48th NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The American Civil Liberties Union, Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone, and Geng Le will lead this year’s critical demonstration of LGBT Pride and protest. 

ACLU Logo● The American Civil Liberties Union has been the United States’ uncompromising defender of individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution for nearly 100 years. The ACLU brought its first LGBT rights case in 1936, brought the first case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in 1970, litigated the Supreme Court cases that took down the Defense of Marriage Act that won marriage equality nationwide, and represented transgender student Gavin Grimm before the Supreme Court. 

Brooke Guinan Photo by New York Daily NewsBrooke Guinan is a 29-year-old trans woman; an advocate, civil servant, firefighter, and native New Yorker. Guinan has been honored by the New York City Comptroller’s office, the Public Advocate’s office, the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, and the FDNY for her service to the LGBTQ community. 

Krishna Stone 2Krishna Stone is the Director of Community Relations at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). She originally connected with GMHC in 1986 as a walker in the first annual AIDS Walk New York and became a staff member in 1993. In 2014, Stone received an award from the NYC Health Department for outstanding dedication to combating the spread of HIV. 

Geng LeGeng Le is a leader in the burgeoning movement for LGBT equality in the People’s Republic of China. Geng set up one of the earliest gay social websites in China—Danlan.org in 2002. In 2012, he created Blued—a gay men social networking app after quitting his job working as a policeman for 16 years. On World AIDS Day 2016, Geng donated 1 million RMB to China AIDS Fund to support Chinese non-governmental organizations for HIV prevention. 

“In the social and political turmoil brought by the current Administration, the ACLU, Brooke, Krishna, and Geng represent the components of what will ultimately be a successful resistance movement,” said Julian Sanjivan, NYC Pride March Director. “Our 2017 Grand Marshals are a snapshot of the numerous organizations, individuals, and philanthropists that will lead us through this unprecedented time in our nation.” 

The 48th NYC Pride March will kick off at noon on June 25, at 5th Avenue and 36th Street in Manhattan. The route proceeds through Midtown on 5th Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets. 

NYC Pride’s 2017 theme, “We Are Proud,” speaks to the LGBT community’s unwavering ability to rise and be proud, even while under attack by a hostile political environment. 

Registration for the 2017 NYC Pride March is open until May 16, 2017 at www.nycpride.org. 

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NYC Pride Unveils 'We Are Proud' Theme

“This year’s theme speaks to the striking nature of the human race to stand in commonality and be accounted for in moments of thrilling victory and tumultuous times,” said Maryanne Roberto Fine, NYC Pride Co-Chair.


NYC Pride is thrilled to announce 2017’s official theme, “We Are Proud.” This year's theme pays honor to our diverse community of LGBT people and the progress made for LGBT rights. “We Are Proud” similarly recognizes the continued battle for freedom and liberty amidst the existing political climate in the United States and abroad.

“We are the ever-evolving LGBTQ community and the tireless work of women and people of color. We are the valiant immigrants and refugees who found places to call home in America and around the globe. We are an undaunted community with disabilities and we are the rising youth and wise elders of yesteryear. We are etched into the very fabric of American history. And we are proud of it,” said Roberto Fine.

The 2017 NYC Pride week will take place from June 16 to June 25. This year’s roster will include the March, Rally, PrideFest, OutCinema, Teaze and a new multi-day cultural experience on Pier 26.

Guidetogay.com is a proud platinum media partner of the 2017 events.

Join the official NYC Pride/GTG Group here.

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Creating EQUALITY -  YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Well our first dance for the year at a ''NEW CLUB'' Fairfield Mounties Bowling Club on 04 February was a huge success. With over 110 people there on night it was an exceptional turnout. Thank you to LayDee KinMee for hosting, to the performers in PopUp Drag who entertained us  = Stacey Aphrodite, Carrie Marr,  Annie P (1st), Terra Part (3rd) and Anita Root (2nd), and special performance by Koko D'Vyne. Thank you also to Ophelia Shaft (DJ), Cliff  (Door and Lighting), Rob from EGOmedia - Au  (Photos and Backdrop)  George  (Videos) and  Ann-Marie (SSO) 

Thank you to everyone who came and made it a fantastic night.  We look forward to seeing everyone again on 1st April.  Thank you all and we love you.  Love from Beverly , Greg  and Ian .

Again thank you to all the patrons and bar staff. It was great to see so many people. www.heavensocialdance.com

 

I'm starting to get excited coming up this weekend Saturday 11th February is The Polly's Club Mardi Gras Dance Will Present '' Friends Of  Dorothy '' At The Marrickville Town Hall From 7pm-12am Entry $25 the show is produced by Daisy with the Polly's cast, Prize for best dressed PS be there early otherwise you'll be standing up .. www.thepollysclub.com.au

 

Also in February the NEW V-Bar Social Dance at Coolibah Hotel Merrylands with the night providing something for everybody  V-Bar upstairs and Karaoke downstairs.  People now have something to do on a Friday night the next dance is 17th February from 7pm-12am $10  Music by Dj Shaft with a Madonna Tribute show with Melicious Dámage , Delilah VonTramp & Victoria A Bitch ... fingers crossed people will supported it on a Friday night because they did not support the LGBTQ event there Friday night might be a winner ?? Remember in 2014 people said two social dances in western Sydney was  '' TOO MUCH ''  so we reduced heaven to 6… but after last weekend’s huge success for the heaven at new club, maybe people want more ,more, more ??? Only  time will only tell gorgeous.

 

The fabulousity which is Fair Day Sunday 19th 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 last year ..  considering it was the second time in 18 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 Victoria Park to join in the festivities... But this year fair day is on the move to a NEW LOCATION = Camperdown Memorial Rest Park , Newtown..  Fair Day will an eye opener this year as I will be just one of thousands check out the new park! 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) in and out of DRAG !! OMG !!

 

When Fair Day is over you know the Parade is soon to follow on 04 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 second 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.  I just had too much fun last year at the Party out of drag.  I'd like to see more floats and social groups from the West be involved, it seems everyone splits into other groups at Mardi Gras time when it should be a time that we unite?

Queer Radio Sydney 2017

It's going to be a huge year for the all NEW Queer Radio Sydney 89.3fm .. Start on Monday 16 January 2017 A Gay Music Program Supporting L.G.B.T.Q Artists / Dj's / and Music + A lot of fun along the way... AS FOLLOWED: The 1st & 3rd Monday of every month will be Beverly Buttercup, Nikki fashion & Jeremy Smith ... The 2st & 4th Monday of the month will be Pandora Box , Fifi Fo'Fum & Kitty Puss... The 5th Monday = 29May, 31Jul, 30Oct 2017 Will be just a music program with a (LGBTQ) Dj in the studio.. ON THE RADIO 89.3FM & ONLINE EVERY MONDAY FROM 10PM -12AM All inquiries & Feedback should be put in writing : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Advertised- Sponsor on QRS 89.3Fm, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.893fm.com.au 

 

DRAG GOSSIP

Which  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 show Oh no  !! And which Western Sydney Drag star might have bitten off more than she can chew by working up to 6 nights a week ? = BREAKDOWN

Until next time Gorgeous, BB    www.beverlybuttercup.com

Have a Happy and safe Mardi Gras!

 

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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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The Mardi Gras rumour mill is in full swing

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Year in and year out the Mardi Gras rumour mill goes into full swing with people placing bets on who the special guests will be at the Party after the parade.

The camp production, the killer sounds, sights and celebrities makes a Mardi Gras show one of the most spectacular moments on the calendar each year... and we all love to guess who it may or may not be!

This year, there are heaps of artists headed down under for the summer touring season - so we want to know who you think MAY be at the party this year - joining the incredible Tegan and Sara as performers at the Mardi Gras Party.

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"Will & Grace" is the latest TV show to get a reboot.

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The hit sitcom — which aired during the late '90s to mid-2000's — will see a resurgence on the small screen, star Leslie Jordan revealed this week.

 

"Will & Grace" aired on NBC and follows the lives of Will, a gay lawyer and his longtime college friend, Grace. The series starred Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing.

 

Jordan, who portrayed Beverly Leslie on the beloved show, told San Diego radio station KPBS that NBC has ordered 10 new episodes of the show, which will begin filming in July.

 

"It's back," he said.

 

After the interviewer noted that a return was “perhaps” happening, Jordan interjected to say, “"not perhaps… absolutely.”

 

Earlier this month, Mullally had also hinted the show would return.

 

The series' cast members have reunited a few times before — including once in a video in support of Hillary Clinton.

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