“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, April 15, 2011

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 055

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.

Delta Work for Adam Bouska

I have to say, that out of all the contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race this season, none of them stuck to me like glue, like Ms. Delta Work.  She simply didn't put up with any of the petty bullshit thrown at her, and she kind of reminded me of Debbie from Queer as Folk.

When she was kicked off the show several weeks ago, all of us were disappointed, but we picked up the pieces and moved on.  We are definitely looking forward to the finale in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, check out the great interview she recently had with The Seattle Gay Scene:

Delta Work, Where are you from?
Norwalk, California. Don’t you wish they all could be California girls?

When was your first time in drag and what did it feel like?
When I was 23, I was in a Madonna lip sync contest. I walked out on stage and fell completely on my ass. I felt like a complete idiot, but I got up and finished the damn thing. “Baptism by Fire”.

What makes you continue to perform and represent your community as a drag queen?
Performing, in a way, is like making your own music video or recreating a story, a time, and a place. Performing is also in many ways a commentary.

What was your first reaction when you heard the news on becoming a RPDR contestant?
I went CRAZY! I couldn’t see for a few hours and I lost my bowel control. It’s one hundred percent the highlight of my career, and I am so grateful.

How much tension was there in the hotel during the shooting of the show and were fremenies made?

In the hotel room, there is probably still tension there today. I always liked my time on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as it is like going to band camp, but you don’t always make friends with everyone.

If you learned something from this show, what would that be?
You can’t convince others of your fierceness if you can’t convince yourself.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you absolutely need with you in order to survive?
Just Two: Music and Men!

Pick one – Lady Gaga or Cher?
Billie Holiday!

Sandwich In A Can?

Just when you think you've seen it all, they create Sandwiches in a can!  I swear, I thought I had seen it all.

Yum!  the BBQ chicken looks to delicious!

I Quote That - Music Speaks

I was having dinner with our friends the other night and the topic of music came up, which often does.  I mean really, we're "family," what do you expect? LOL.

Wait, wait, wait... let me start over.

We were actually talking about tattoos, when one of our friends mentions that he wants to have Hans Christian Andersen's quote, "Where words fail, music speaks," printed on his arm, chest, groin or whatever - I don't remember.  The point is... it made no fucking sense.  

So I felt I was a little cruel and decided to do some research on the author of this famous quote.  Honestly the quote is beautiful, but it has been used a lot... I mean... a lot. Every musician probably has the tattoo printed on their ass - I prefer to be unique.  

But.... I now understood what my friends were trying to convey to me that evening. They were were trying to explain that if you can't say something, you let music explain how you feel.  Like if your trying to say you love someone, but you don't neccessarily have the courage to tell them - you'll let them listen to a song - the music will explain it for them.

OMG Hilarious! - Lost

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