Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

January 27, 2008

Take A Walk on the Wild Side…

Filed under: Event,LGBT,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 8:52 am

and get a chance to spin me around the dance floor.

You are invited to
The 19th Annual Radical Faerie Imperial Coronation & Costume Ball in
Honor of Saint Brigid
Fri. Feb. 1, 2008 8 pm
Saturn Bar, 3067 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans
$15 suggested donation

St. Brigid Invocation and Blessing with Sallie Ann Glassman
Music by Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship
Pageant directed by Dennis Monn and Calamity Fashion

DJ Buttercup, DJ Soul Sister and Yamamma’n’em

I don’t bite, well not too much, and I’ve had my shots. If you like the KdV parade, you’re going to love this Ball.

January 11, 2008

There is Blood in the Dust…

There’s blood in the dust
Where the city’s heart beats
The children play games
That they take from the streets
How can you teach when you’ve so much to learn
May you turn
In your grave
New world.

There is hate in your eyes
I have seen it before
Planning destruction
Behind the locked door
Were you the coward who fired the last shot
May you rot
In your grave
New world.

There is death in the air
With the lights growing dim
As those who survive
Sing a desperate hymn
Pray that God grants you one final request
May you rest
In your grave
New world.”

(The Strawbs, 1972)

As I wake up today, these lyrics fill my soul.

One year ago today there was a march against violence to the steps of New Orleans’ City Hall demanding that something be done to reduce the levels of violence and murder in the City. After the rally promises were made, plans laid, and nothing happened even though our Public Officials still got paid. What can we do?

Storming the Bastille in order to directly confront these fuckmooks and demand a change peacefully, or just tear the place apart? I choose the latter. Violence to fight violence. If the City officials cannot do the jobs they are paid for, then they must fucking go away.

Sinn Fein

October 25, 2007

Halloween ’07

Filed under: Event,New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 8:03 pm

On Samhain please join us at Starlight By the Park for a Pride fundraiser and one hell of a great time.

September 3, 2007

Southern Decadence 2007

Filed under: Aside,Event,My Community,New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 8:14 pm

What can I say about Decadence? It’s very large gathering of Gay folks for the last few days in August finishing off for the Labor Day Weekend here in New Orleans. I’ve attended several since I moved back home, but this year I skipped it since the anniversary of the Federal Flood this year ate my soul, mind and body alive. (Took an “introspectional trip instead, and didn’t leave the hovel.) Also, I know that Samhain isn’t that far away and I have one Hell-of-a-good-time for that celebration.

This year the Queers showed up in force and pumped $$$$$$$$$ into the City’s coffers and did that voo-doo that only they can do. It was a little more restrained this year, but damn! Hardly any of us have our many year’s long toy chests full of wigs, toys and outfits. As far as I know it was also fairly peaceful.

Here’s a pic from the T-P that I thought was really tres kewl (Can you guess what it’s about?):

Here’s the article.

It also tickles my tush that the Black Men of Labor had a good showing for their Parade. Yesterday is just another example of how two supposedly disparate communities can live here and have a party at the same, within sighting distance and still be smiling and enjoying each other’s parties. It’s just another aspect of the special form of Magic that lives here. In most things we get along or at least let each other be when it’s party-time.

Now I’m getting ready for All Hallows Eve, and not pulling punches this year… (and no, I’m not telling about the outfit.)

August 23, 2007

Look Out! It’s Rising Tide 2 Time….

Tomorrow night kicks off the Rising Tide 2 Convention with a Social and video night at Buffa’s (1001 Esplanade @ Burgundy). Starts at 7:30 PM and runs ’til 10.

August 7, 2007

Rising Tide 2 Reminder…

Information here.

July 14, 2007

Rising Tide II

August 24 – 26 is our second Rising Tide Conference for New Orleans. Details here. (Yes, we are still putting it all together… no cans or jars in our kitchen… we cook from scratch to give you the best.)

Here’s our theme for this year:

June 26, 2007

LGBT Film Festival

Filed under: Event,My Community,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:12 pm


July 20-22, 2007

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center- Tulane


Friday, July 20th-

7:30 pm – “Itty Bitty Titty Committee”

9:30 pm – “A Four Letter Word”

Saturday, July 21st-

3:00 pm – “Fat Girls”

5:00 pm – “The Godfather of Disco”

7:00 pm – “Puccini For Beginners”

9:00 pm – “Black and White/Boy Am I”

Sunday, July 22nd-

4:00 pm – “B.D. Women/The Female Closet”

6:00 pm – “The Gymnast”

8:00 pm – “Arie/The Bubble”

Sponsored by LGCCNO, the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans. (I still don’t see the “T” in that title… drat!)

DecaFest 2007

Filed under: Event,My Community,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:39 pm

The Second Annual DecaFest is August 29 through September 3.

You have been warned… 

May 30, 2007

Freret Street Festival

Filed under: Event,New Orleans — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:37 pm

The Festival is this Saturday from 11 am til 7 pm.

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