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All good queens go to Heaven!

All good queens go to heaven! 

We farewelled one of my best friends and a long time Heaven Social Dance committee member Ian Stumbles on 4th January he will be sadly missed by many people but I really hope he’s in a better place. The remaining committee members have decided to postpone PopUp Drag on 9th February and dedicate the night to Ian stumbles aka Kerry-Ann Canally and those from Wollongong aka Lola. A drag marathon which we think will be a perfect send off as Ian was such a huge supporter of the Western Sydney drag scene and very passionate about keeping Heaven going into the future.

Two Western Sydney legends will be hosting, Miss Melicious D’amage and Sandy Bottom, with lots of special guess this will be a night of mixed feelings for many people but I encourage as many of you as possible to come on 9th February to Mounties Bowling Club Fairfield, 6pm to midnight, $10 on the door this will help keep the night running into 2019 for more info Check out our Facebook group or a website www.heavensocialdance.com.

In other heaven news, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the Red Party in December for World Aids Day helping us raise $2,095 for (ACON) that brings us to a total of $28,092 raised for charity since first starting in 2007. Hopefully, we can keep this going as long as possible so please get out and support events in the LGBTQI community.

In more bad news I have decided not to reapply to do the gay radio program PRIDE RADIO in February 2019 after being a volunteer at 89.3FM 2GLF for over 18 years the last 12 months has been the hardest for many different contributing factors we now have to pay to do the program/stress & politics our last program will be 24 February 2019. I’m looking forward to having some me time with all that said I would like to say a special thank you to everybody that has contributed to the program this year a special thank you to Melicious Damage and Fifi FoFum as my regular presenters and then there’s our regular Dj‘s like Justin Scott, Tom Rogers, Victoria Anthony and Ophelia Shaft plus regular contributions by Felicity Frockaccino and Gavin Prendergast from (ACON) for their ongoing support to gay radio ... if there’s anyone out there in the community who would like to do a radio program and give up a few hours a week and do some training, please get in touch with the cooperative for more information. A program should only cost you around $1,000 a year plus any other outstanding expenses such as website or advertising : www.893fm.com.au my apologies not much good is happening in January but until next month be safe and look after yourself,


Until next time!  

Be safe.  Love Buttercup xx

www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

 

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Next Heaven Social Dance to pay tribute to one of its founders, Ian Stumbles.

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He made a huge difference to the lives of many of us, and was an integral part of the family that puts on the monthly event "HEAVEN" in Sydney's western suburbs...  a monthly event and lifeline to the LGBTQIA community out west, Ian was the coordinator to beat them all.

His genuine humor, love for life and his friends and his keen eye for a good drag talent has helped launch some global superstars from the west of Sydney that otherwise may not have been seen or given the chance to shine in the way they do.

Heaven's Feb 9 event will be a tribute night to Ian - so we are asking all of our family to come together and share the memories, the love and the glitter that was Ian Stumbles.

Come along and be a part of it - even if you didn't know Ian personally, our community needs to show the love - so we hope to see you there!

View Event Info here

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Column 69 !! Ho Ho Ho

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. 2018 will see me celebrating Christmas with my son now living with me and do the whole family thing OMFG. Will it be all turkey and pudding, or will it just be boring? But I do have something to look forward to next year I will become a Grandfather-Grandmother OMG !!

One good thing has come out of this year at Heaven Social Dance we raised over $28,092.10 since first starting with these funds going to The Western Suburbs Haven Inc & ACON. This money will be used to help support and promote the ENDING of HIV.  I would like to say a big thank you to all the performers that supported us this year as well as the Heaven Committee: Ian Stumbles, Greg Robert & LayDee KinMee. Also, a big thank you to all of our regulars that have supported us throughout the year. Hopefully this will be a sign of what’s to come in 2019 and patrons will continue to support Heaven at Mounties Bowling Club – Fairfield. It is so great to be able to give back to the L.G.B.T.Q .I community.


In 2019 Heaven Social Dance will be looking for an array of drag talent to perform at our social nights in Western Sydney, which has provided Western Sydney drag performers a place to perform, build up a following and fine tune their talents. PopUp Drag is backkkkkkkk! On the  9th February & 10th August. Calling all Drag Queens and Drag Kings from in and around Western Sydney to come along with your best Spot number and WIN A SHARE OF $400!!!

 For terms and conditions or register for PopUp drag check out the What's On Page at our website:

*Free entry to all participating entrants
*3 minute time limit
*All contestants need to prepare 2 spots- 1 spot for the 930pm show and the TOP 3 place getters will perform a 2nd spot in the 1030pm Show.
*Free entry to all participating entrants
*Winners are voted by the audience, so bring your friends!!!

Prizes:
1st $100 CASH
2nd $60 CASH
3rd $40 CASH
(Please note that cash will be handed out at the conclusion of the 2nd show)

www.heavensocialdance.com  or sms 0433232425 your name & inquiry.

13th April we will present a new production show If you'd like to put a production show together for Heaven please contact us for budget information.

Over the Christmas break Pride Radio 893fm will showcase two of Western Sydney‘s most fabulous (DJ) with Tom Rogers doing a podcast for 2 hours on Sunday 23rd December and Justin Scott on Sunday 30th December online from 6 PM on the day or on demand/online at our website. Normal programming will return on Sunday 6th January  with some exciting special guest login for January like Mary Kiani & Jye Bryant . PS Please donate at our website to keep gay radio on air PLEASE !? = www.prideradio893fm.com.

Our last program of the year is Sunday 16th December with myself and Melicious D’amage and special guest Daniel Turner.

In other exiting NEWS Western Sydney will come together on 31st December to celebrate everything drag with “ Drag in The New Year “  by Drags 2 Bitches and DJ Victoria Anthony a New Year’s Eve Party you won’t forget in a hurry at The Revesby Workers Club from 8:30pm - 2am Tickets $40 online now selling fast... PS keep an eye out for the new cast member I’ve been told this is someone to keep an eye out for a new up-and-coming Queen joins the cast of (D2B) for more info on tickets go to www.rwc.org.au

It looks to a BIG YEAR next year in Western Sydney with more drag queens working in the RSL and Clubs, hotels and  Social Dance's  providing entertainment like Bingo, Trivia, Drag Shows and productions for LGBTQI people. With less people travelling to the city now the West is ALIVE, here are a list of some of the things happening = Heaven Social Dance, Turbo Trivia, Turbo Bingo Balls, Gender Bender Bingo, Naughty Numbers, The 3 Sisters Social Group, Drag To Bitches, The Divas show, Drag Bingo, The Polly's Club & Pride Radio  89.3fm Every Sunday 6pm -8pm. OMG I told you so much happening in the west just search for them on Facebook or Google

Whilst on this subject, I do not do drag for a living as I have a full-time job, my first priority will always be to the LGBTI community; providing safe environments, raising awareness and money as Heaven and other social nights have done over the 11 years. They’ve raised more than $35,955.10 for ACON and The Haven in Western Sydney, I really hope that I can continue to do this in 2019 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 and a small entertainment budget. 

Until next time (09JAN19) gorgeous Merry Christmas and a Gay New Year.  Be safe.  Love BB   www.beverlybuttercup.com

 

 

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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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R U - OK?

Ok this Thursday, 13 September is R U OK ? Day. This national day of action is to remind everyone that any day is the day to ASK R U OK !? But I believe every day should be R U Ok day not just one day of the year, to many people are caught up with their own lives or are just too busy to ask if someone is OK until it’s too late, I hope all my friends & family are OK and if any of you are not OK then Buttercup is always here for you anytime you need a FRIEND to chat to. www.ruok.org.au

There may be a RU OK call in to the radio show - so make sure you tune in for a VERY special guest.

 

So it’s spring time and it’s time to get together with friends at the Pollys club as they present “POLLY-TICKLY INCORRECT” It's the weekend where The Pollys Club Sydney gets really tongue in cheek. We've got naughty nuns, horny showgirls, super-fat sumo wrestlers, lustful Jesus cheerleaders, and at least one hundred references to genitalia of all sorts. Including that triangle thing that women have.
If you don't laugh watching this show, then you're probably an apathetic twat. When: September 15, Where : Marrickville Town Hall , From : 7pm -12am , Prebook via Sticky Tickets (link below) for $25 adult fee or $20 concession (must provide concession card upon entry). Otherwise, it's $30 on the door (cash only) for more info www.thepollysclub.com.au

In other exciting news just after the long weekend Heaven Social Dance on the October 06th will present the final instalment of decades of gayness “ Dec-Gays “ featuring ; Coco Foxx , Danger Del Rey and Miss Conception , From 6pm -12am at Mounties bowling club Fairfield. Only 5 minutes from Fairfield train station, come early have something to eat, socialise and catch up with friends in an awesome environment we have the whole venue to our self to be gay or should I say free gay and happy with a spot show at 9pm and production show at 10pm. $10 entry on the door there’s no excuse not to come out and catch up with friends for more info : www.heavensocialdance.com

 A Public Announcement : The Team At PRIDE RADIO 893FM SYD would like to thank the following people for their donations and their ongoing support to the program they see and understand the importance of an LGBTQI Radio Program. There are a lot of costs involved NOW with air time, Website and Advertising. So a big thank you to the following :

The Polly’s Club - $500

George Cornaia $500

ACON - Gavin Prendergast

$400 & Neil P Mills

$80 all donations are appreciated...

you too can donate to keep us going. Any money not used on the program (Pride Radio) will be donated to charity (if anything changes you need future.) To keep up-to-date with what’s going on with the program check out our Website or our Facebook page. www.prideradio893fm.com

 DRAG GOSSIP ; Which Western Sydney Drag Queen did quit a multi award winning drag show after 2 years for the second time. First time due to a lack of bookings, and pursuing more financially stable drag and makeup work, One year on was it worth it?? The Award - Winning show is bigger and better than a year ago , fingers crossed people do not get bored with drag BINGO otherwise she'll be looking for Centrelink.. With so many drag queens now relying on work in local clubs and rsl  doing bingo or trivia I asked the question, Mirror Mirror on the wall, what will the future hold for those that don't have a backup plan ? Thank god I have a full time job and don't have to worry about things like this anymore. Will she now learn the difference between work collages and friends? Will her former work collages continue to be her friend? Sometimes it can get hard to distinguish the difference between work collages and friends..

Until next time (13OCT) stay gorgeous : Bx  www.beverlybuttercup.com

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SMILE AND BE HAPPY

Smile or Silence are two powerful tools. SMILE is the way to solve many problems and SILENCE is the way to avoid many problems... Choice is YOURS to make!? Its helped me so much in the last 12 months just SMILE & keep my mouth shut. (I never said I was good at it lol)

So much has changed with acceptance comes change or maybe just I’ve changed? Change can be a good thing or a bad thing and don’t get me started on politics. Let me pose a question! Do you think Western Sydney still needs LGBTQI events and social nights just for the LGBTQI Community anymore? As we have so much choice and have come a long way to be excepted I remember when starting (drag) 25 years ago we had so many social events as there were not many places the LGBTQI people could go to in Western Sydney but that is not the case anymore there is so much happening in the community I would love your feedback below don’t be shy gorgeoussssssssssss.

I"M SO EXCITED We had 4 fabulous dances at Mounties Bowling Club this year and I want to say a special thank you to everybody who has helped us raise over $30,000 at Heaven Social Dance for The Haven and ACON. With that said I'm proud to announce that we been very lucky to lock in dates for 2019 at Mounties Bowling Club - Fairfield on the second Saturday of every second month starting on 9th February 2019. A special thank you to the Mounties Group for their support and understanding throughout this process , as most people are aware a lot of things have changed and we need to keep up with the changes and we hope everyone will continue to support us at Mounties Bowling Club  and help us provide a safe place for the LGBTQI community and for the local Drag Kings/Queens to have somewhere to perform with some exciting things planned for 2019... www.heavensocialdance.com

THE POLLYS CLUB will present POLLY-TICKLY INCORRECT: Honey, what's this, what's happening, what's with all the dirty talk? Also, what's with the nuns? They seem to have an appreciation for short-cut dresses and curse words. They say the C-word rather well!!   Welcome to Polly-Tickly Incorrect, which is very politically incorrect. It is not recommended for small children, big Trump babies and social justice snowflakes. It contains naughty stuff, silly language and big floppy breasts. That last one is especially true if one of the cast members decides to de-frock onstage... It's not part of the routine but it is the reality of the situation. WHEN: Saturday 15th September 2018 WHERE: Marrickville Town Hall, COST: Pre-book via the website for $25 or $20 concession (must provide concession card upon entry). Otherwise it's $30 (cash only) at the door from 7pm-12am www.thepollysclub.com.au

IN OTHER NEWS  This year has been challenging to say the least I’ve tried my hardest to keep gay radio alive in Western Sydney in February this year we announced that we would be doing a new program called Pride Radio but we would have to pay to do it, so to continue doing the program we rely on people from the community to contribute to the program. We have been lucky enough to have The Polly's Club and Acon help us this year in paying for our Air time ($1000 a year). We still need funding for website advertising so if you can help out go to the website and make a small donation as I really think it’s important to keep the program going with or without me there should be always a LGBTQI community radio program. We would love to have your feedback!

Produced By Beverly Buttercup, With Fifi Fo’Fum and Melicious D’amage (on rotation) in the studio, Every Sunday 6pm-8pm, A LGBTQ Music Program Supporting L.G.B.T.Q Artists / DJ’s / + A weekly guest and Gavin Prendergast From ACON and Felicity Frockaccino on a fortnightly rotation at 7:15pm . On The Radio / Online www.prideradio893fm.com + App is available Search For 2GLF 89.3FM ally true if one our cast members decides to de-frock onstage... It's not part of the routine, but we must remember the reality of the situation.WHEN: September 15, 2018

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN PURPLE Wear it Purple Day is coming, what are you planning for 31 August this year to show support for rainbow young people? Make sure you get your Wear it Purple Day event registered! Head on over to www.wearitpurple.org to access the 2018 resources!
 
DRAG GOSSIP: Tensions are brewing at a long running social event 2 popular queens who have been on the scene for a while are locking heads to such extremes that one of them walked out screaming and won’t return…. Who are these 2 queens gorgeous? Well let's just say that sometimes swallowing causes damage…. With long-time rivals, let’s call them ‘'Celine & Barbara'' sucking it up and coming together for charity to raise money for their singing teacher. Will this be the beginning of something new time will only tell (Drag) is just so competitive now specially for those working girls that do drag for a living thank God I only do it socially now lol once or twice a year .... Something NEW to be announced next month testing the waters with a new event!?

Until next time (13SEP) Stay gorgeous Bx   www.beverlybuttercup.com 

 

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Get your Pride on!

Get Your PRIDE ON !!

Well,  Heaven Social Dance celebrated it’s 11th year on the 02th of June with a BIG  Birthday Party and Charity Night!  We raised  $1889 on the night for The Western Suburbs Haven Inc and had over 150 people attend the night. It just gets better and better and every dance..

THAT'S  A TOTAL OF $ 2599.10 over the years at Heaven LGBTQI Social Dance,  My thank you’s are endless...  Firstly to Portia Turbo who hosted the evening  and all the performers , Pomara Fifth, Crystal Ball , Danger Del Rey, Melicious Damage , CoCo Foxx, Dixie Normous, Terra Part, Robert Jeffrey, Delilah Von Tramp, Sandy Bottom, June Richards  & Daniel Turner. The performances were brilliant and we appreciate the time you all donated. Thank you to the people who assisted us on the night Dj Ophelia Shaft for the music, George  for the videos, & Rob From Ego Media for photos and Photo Booth Bay for donating the photo booth, and anybody I may have overlooked. Thank you to the people who donated the raffle prizes and also a huge thank you to Mounties Bowling Club. Also a big special thank you to  Ian , Greg  and Ann-Marie Calihanna and Star Observer for their ongoing support and  also a huge thank you to all the people who attended and made it a brilliant and exciting Birthday and Charity event. We look forward to seeing you all at our next dance on Saturday 4th August with a all NEW Show Cast.   www.heavensocialdance.com

It's now that time when everybody is recovering from the Queen's Birthday Dance Party & Ball in The Blue Mountains that was a huge success; it gets bigger and bigger every year! So if you missed out this year,  mark it in your diary and plan for next year... It time to get your PRIDE on It's that time of the year also when we come together for the Sydney PRIDE festival which runs from the 08th - 30th June for more info : www.sydneypride.com  

In other news you need to keep your eye out for a brand new show on channel 7  ''ALL TOGETHER NOW'' with so many people from the LGBTQI community on the judging panel you know it’s going to be pretty fabulous a good source tells me there’s A high profile DJ’s a drag queen plus Sing /song writer from western Sydney also included In the judging panel.

 

 I’M SO EXCITED to be doing my own radio program this year  PRIDE RADIO 89.3Fm every Sunday from 18:00 to 20:00 With presents Fifi Fo'Fum & Melicious Damage plus weekly special guests Dj's in the studio + Gavin from ACON fortnightly at 7:15Pm and Felicity Frockaccino with out and about  fortnightly at 7:15pm. The program will be supporting the LGBTQ community I really think it's important that we have a gay radio program on the radio on the Internet and on your phone as there's lots of other programs out there but nothing in Sydney on the radio ... With that said I am looking for people or companies that are able to Donate Money to keep the program on air as we are required to pay for 2hr air time yearly ($960) with all new application for the program at 2GLF 89.3fm in 2018 So if you can help out that would be awesome just SMS me 0433232425 your name your number and how you can help for more info check out our brand new website : www.prideradio893fm.com

 

Its Birthday time on the 21th of July  for The Polly's Club, will celebrate 54 years as a major part of sydney LGBTIQ scene. They will be presenting '' The Bitches Of Broadway!! ''  The show is  produced by  Sue Ellen and The Polly's cast and she has been working her butt off at rehearsals I believe, So Come on DOWNTOWN (where all the lights are bright) and we will be waiting for you at Roundhouse Uni of n.s.w at Polly's Birthday Party  7pm -12am ,  $35.00 online NOW or $45 on the door  and I will be giving wrist bands, and The Polly's cast will be there to entertain you as well. Fabulous Hampers and prizes to be won.  www.thepollysclub.com.au

DRAG GOSSIP !!
Heaven in process of trying to locked in their dates for 2019. What will change in 2019?  It is so great that the committee (Greg, Ian & LayDee) and I get to keep it running the night for the GLBTQI community of the west to have somewhere to hang out!!   Now let's Talk about show me the MONEY!! Which Western Sydney  drag queen is being sued and might just end up in court !?  The poor luv does everything right by people and she is having one pulled over her. Hopefully her solicitors can help her out and save her from the stress of the courtroom – though, I would love to see the look on the judges face when she walks in….lol and  which DRAG queen is being hunted by the TAXMAN !!

Until next time ( 12th July 2018) Be Safe & Gorgeous, BB www.beverlybuttercup.com

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KARMA

Karma is like a 69: You Get, What You Give!
"Always treat people the way you want to be treated"


OMG so much has happened in the last 4 weeks, where do I start?? Heaven social dance has just finished it's grand finale of DRAG FACTOR and the Winners Are in 1st place going to Coco Fox , 2nd place going to Danger Del'Ray & 3rd place going to OMG there was a tie so we have two in third place = Crystal Balls and Miss Conception will be the faces of Heaven with the NEW show coming from the new cast 4 Aug & 6 Oct and Western Sydney Drag Queens will come together and help us celebrate Heaven 11th Birthday/Charity night on the 2 June $15 & 3 Shows with all money raise going to The Western Suburbs Haven and PORTIA TURBO locked in to host it's going to be a big night make sure you put this in your diary.


A BIG Congratulations to LayDee KinMee and the cost of Drag to Butches for winning a MO AWRAD "Variety Show Of The Year " on the 20th of March it looks to be a big year for the show cast and my daughter, Who would have thought a drag queen from Fairfield wood achieve so much and NOW nominated for ACE AWARD productions show on 17 April in the grand ballroom at Bankstown Sports Club fingers crossed for the girls it could be a big year. www.dragentertanmet.com


It's all systems go with the brand new radio program presented by me (Beverly Buttercup) PRIDE RADIO 893FM which airs every Sunday from 6pm till 8 pm on 2GLF.
With weekly special guests in the studio and the fabulous Felicity Frockaccino and Gavin Prendergast (ACON) at 7:15pm on rotation fortnightly for more information on special guests and you can now make a donation to keep your Community Radio program on air. on the radio - online & on your mobile (App 2glf 89.3fm)
www.prideradio893fm.com


It another exciting news it's all about Eurovision so The Polly's Club at Marrickville Town Hall will present "Euro 2 Trash" on Saturday the 5th of May from 7pm to 12am and show at 9:30pm $25 the May dance will support The Western Suburbs Haven which provides convalescent respite care, low cost food service, social support, education & advocacy to people living with HIV/AIDS so please support Polly's Club on 5 May or Heaven Social Dance on 2June supporting the Western Suburbs Haven.
www.thepollysclub.com.au   www.heavensocialdance.com


Welcome Here Logo 200x278I'm a little excited Acon is relaunching something really in important it's go to created safe place LGTBQ Community in NSW they're relaunching it with a new name "WELCOME HERE" it simply means if you are a business or an organisation that are friendly to the lgbtq community and happy to place a sticker on your door welcome here providing a safe place if someone is being bullied or harassed and need somewhere to go so please if you can help out register online I think it's very important and I remember it was very successful years ago when I used to work in an adult shop we used to have people coming in all the time free chat or just to feel safe more info online feel safe more info online www.welcomehere.org.au


draggossipDRAG GOSSIP
Which Western Sydney drag queen has seek legal consultation in regards to defamation against a drag queen because she has become more bitchier than usual or is there a reason why stately attacks people for no reason paging Dr Beat or maybe she will just change her name again or pack her bags for sea change...

Which drag superstar recently ended their relationship because she did not know her boyfriend was always broke because he was paying people for nudes & Sex OMG ...

Until next time (9th May) Stay safe and be gorgeous!
luv Buttercup xxx    

www.beverlybuttercup.com  

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BUTTERCUP GOT PRIDE!

So Mardi Gras has come and gone…  after 17 times marching in the parade, I made the decision, after well-made plans backfired on me (and being the lazy old Queen I am) to finally front up to the parade and party as… you guessed it – a boy!

I decided for the third time in 26 years of being a drag queen that enough was enough. Was I scared? You bet. But boy was I mistaken. I have mixed feelings about Mardi Gras as I didn't see much of the parade because too many people .. Then off to the party I went. CHER were pretty awesome considering  she is 71 ... and It was nice to some of my idols in the LEGENDS OF DRAG Show at midnight. BUT the rest of the entertainment was a little average considering the party “Sold Out“ and it was the 40th anniversary I thought they would’ve been a lot more!
I ended up leaving at 5am and was in bed by 6am Maybe it's a case of me just being a little bit old and my legs started to kill me and let's not talk about the legend Marcia Monterey walking group with some of western Sydney‘s legends walking in the parade in some of the fabulous costumes Marcia made over the years I honestly don’t think I could walk in the parade ever again it’s a long day and night so glad i did not walk in the parade. I actually enjoyed myself a little bit more just as a boy. Over 10,000 performers took part in the parade to help celebrate 40 years of Mardi Gras…the best night ever at a MG party... I hope you all had a blast too!


This month I celebrate 26 years of doing drag, meaning I'm “technically” 51 years young! OMG it's my birthday = ''YUCK" That means i will reduce my responsibilities and push it onto my drag daughters and other high-profile queens in western community.


I’M SO EXCITED to announce that I'll be doing my own radio program PRIDE RADIO 89.3Fm from Sunday, 1 April and then every Sunday from 18:00 to 20:00 With weekly special guest in the studio + someone from ACON fortnightly at 7:15Pm and Jeremy Smith with what's hot and what's not in movies fortnightly at 7:15pm. The program will be supporting the LGBTQ community I really think it's important that we have a gay radio program on the radio on the Internet and on your phone as there's lots of other programs out there but nothing in Sydney on the radio. (but there might be one more program coming to the radio will have more info in April) ... With that said I am looking for people or companies that are able to donate money to keep the program on air as we are required to pay for 2hr air time yearly ($960) with all new application for the program at 2GLF 89.3fm in 2018 So if you can help out that would be awesome just SMS me 0433232425 your name your number and how you can help for more info check out our brand new website : www.prideradio893fm.com

 

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Oh how time flies! In this time I've seen so many venues come and go, we've lost many in Western Sydney as well as the City. Even knowing what goes into a social night – I couldn’t imagine running a full time venue – but many have tried and I congratulate them. Our increasing patronage at the HEAVEN SOCIAL DANCE in Western Sydney means we made the right decision to move to a new club with the first dance in February being a huge success. I am really looking forward to the second dance on the 7st April at Mounties Bowling Club Fairfield from 6pm - 12pm , Entry $10 , Shows 9 & 10pm With the '' GRAND FINAL OF DRAG FACTOR '' with 6 fabulous finals will battling it out for a share o $1200 Coco Foxx , Devivine Intervention , Crystal Ball, Fifi Fo'Fum , Danger Del Ray & Miss Conception, the night will be Hosted By LayDee KinMee + Special Guest Judge’s : Portia Turbo , Melicious Damger and Me.  For more info : (Click on What's On)  www.heavensocialdance.com 


TURBO TRIVIA - you ain't never seen trivia quite like this. Trivia nights hosted by fabulous Drag Queens AND it's Free to play. The various venues have excellent kitchens, so brings your mates and family for a fun night out for everyone. 

Monday - Overlander Hotel Motel (Cambridge Gardens) '' Turbo Bingo '' @  7pm With April Fools.
Tuesdays - Parramatta RSL @ 7pm With Portia Turbo  +  On Tuesdays - Penrith Hotel @ 7pm With LayDee KinMee.  
Wednesdays - Mounties Triglav Club (in St John’s Park) @ 6:30pm With LayDee KinMee. + On Wednesdays at The Greystanes Hotel (Greystanes) @ 7pm With April Fools.
Thursdays - Kings Park Tavern (Blacktown area) @ 7pm With Portia Turbo.
Sundays - Austral Bowling Club (Liverpool Area)  @ 6pm With Portia Turbo.


On the second Friday of every month at Campbelltown RSL on the 13APR & 11MAY is Naughty Numbers – “BINGO with twist” @ 7:30pm With LayDee KinMee. it's cost $6 SET OF 6  4 x naughty games line/house jackpot.


On the last Wednesday of every month at Rooty Hill RSL (Made by the hill ) is 'Drag Bingo' @ 6:30pm $5 per bingo book on the 28March & 25April, Hosted By the fabulously fierce Miss Ellectra Kute . www.rootyhillrsl.com.au
Drags to Bitches will return popular demand for 1 night only at  Major Oak Theatre Restaurant at St Marys on 24 March @ 6pm-12am Dinner & Show 3 course meal $65 Book NOW  (02) 96234850 THIS WILL SELL OUT . For more Info www.dragentertainment.com


DIVA'S ON THE PARK at The Richards On The Park , Canley Vale is on 17MAR - 16JUN - 15SEP & 15DEC from 9pm with drag shows at 10 , 11 & 12 Its Free Night of entertainment but I hear numbers have dropped significantly gorgeous, so this could be another night that gets the chop in 2019! Oh NO let's REDUCE the nights and CHANGE the name and see if that makes thing better??? “NO MORE SHOWTIME“ :(
   

draggossipWhich Western Sydney drag queen is trying to break the world record for putting her hands down boys pants at the Mardi Gras Party??? Mmmmm ….It only takes a few drinks I believe and she's a totally different person….. I know what I'll be buying her for her birthday - some antiseptic wipes for those hands. LOL! 
ALSO, which western sydney drag queen has now resorted to KAIKAI with a Wollongong drag queen that's what she call networking you  GO GIRL show me the money. + Let's take a guess which drag queen is overworked ... 6 night a week and back & forth from overseas and has NO VOICE NOW they just don't listen work work and NO FUN will it be the end of her or THE VOICE ???                      

Until next time (14th April) Stay gorgeous! luv  Buttercup xxx     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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