After being involved and being part of the community radio network for over 17 years it all could come to an end on Thursday 8th November at the 2GLF Members meeting. This meeting will see the members having to vote on amendments to the broadcasting fees rules. It’s no longer good enough just to be a volunteer, to do something you like doing for the community it’s all about the money.
After this meeting we will have a better understanding of the future of gay radio in western Sydney as we now have to Pay for our program, Pay to volunteer to do something we love doing I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason if it’s meant to be it will be. Should the proposal be voted in we will be looking for a sponsor for the program before we reapply next year. Hopefully we can lock this all in before the end of the year.
On a personal note I just want to remind people that for over 20 years we’ve had gay radio in Western Sydney with radio programs like ''Lesbians On Air'', ''Out West And Proud'', "Queer Out West'', ''Queer Radio Sydney'' and now Pride Radio no matter what happens no matter who does the program I really believe we should have a LGBTQI Program in Western Sydney. It’s a lot to ask people to give up the time to do something then have to organize funds. This is on top of organising time to do it, co-ordinating special guests and doing training courses there is a lot involved and I really hope we will be on air in 2019 I just want to say A BIG thank you to everybody that supports gay radio over the years.
WOW After 7 SELL OUT SHOWS at Campbelltown RSL, they’re back AGAIN!!! Drags to Bitches will present Drag out the Christmas tree. To get you in the Christmas spirit on the 24th November and it will sell out so be quick. So come and join us as we celebrate all that is DRAG and those fabulous BITCHES we all know and love...
And don't forget if you haven't made plans for NEW YEARS EVE drags to bitches will be present '' DRAG IN THE NEW YEAR '' @ REVESBY WORKERS CLUB with special guest Dj Victoria Anthony Tickets $40 and selling quickly.. Drags to Bitches are an ACE Award Winning Show it’s a tribute to all that is Drag and the Bitches who inspire them. The specially designed show includes all of your favourite anthems and Divas in a 2 hour spectacular, so you can Drag in the New Year in ultimate party mode.
For more info: www.dragstobitches.com.au
So much is changed in our community but then is one day we should not forget and that is WORLD AIDS DAY 1st December we should all reflect on the ones that we lost!! But If you able to volunteer some time to sell red ribbons or make red ribbons or would like to buy a red ribbon for more info please contact: www.redribbonappeal.org.au
The Polly's Club will Present 'Under The Mirror Ball' on the 01st December '' World Aids Day '' @ Marrickville Town Hall from 7pm -12am, Entry $25 online or $30 on the door , show at 9:30pm so be early if you want a good seat. One of my sisters-in-lash at Pride Radio and Pollys Club Member Melicious D’amage is producing this show so this should be a dancing frenzy and end with club members reaching for an oxygen tank & mask after the show. Will there be a special guest performance by a judge from a current talent show? Tickets available online at www.thepollysclub.com.au
HEAVEN SOCIAL DANCE Present : RED PARTY # 7 ( Is A World Aids Day Charity Night ) Hosted By: LayDee KinMee , Melicious Dámage & Pomara Fifth + Special Guests Performances in 3 BIG Shows on Saturday 8th December @ Mounties Bowling Club , Cnr Ulverstone St & Lawson St , Fairfield. 6:00pm – 12am Entry: $15 on the Door, Shows: 8pm , 9pm & 10pm with DJ: Shaft.. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE NIGHT GOING TO ACON WORLD AIDS DAY APPEAL , All patrons encouraged to wear RED, PRIZES available for best dressed Male & Female. Red Party#7 is co-ordinated by LayDee KinMee, Ian Stumbles, Greg aka Gracie Lou For ACON. For info: Gavin Prendergast – (Acon) 9206 2064 www.heavensocialdance.com
Until next time gorgeous! (13DEC) Luv BB
Bev is a DIVA award-winning contributor to Guidetogay.com - her monthly column highlights the best of the best of Western Sydney and the entertainment and Drag scene for our community.
She is producer and host of PRIDE Radio on 89.32GLF which you can listen to every sunday or on demand on the internet.
She also works with a great team of people to produce events out west for our community to celebrate and come together - so check out Heaven Social Dance or the radio show - whatever floats your boat! She is there for you.Website: www.beverlybuttercup.com/