Saturday, February 02, 2008

2008 White Party Launches New Website

The 24th Annual White Party Week website is now LIVE and features a sleek, clean all new look, with easy navigation and lots to see and do.

Explore the shops for exclusive White Party music, clothing and jewelry. Visit the photo page that contains links to pictures from the 23rd Annual White Party as well as pictures from prior years and be sure to keep up to date with White Party's latest news by checking out the News page, this page updates often so bookmark it now and keep checking back.

Visit the new White Party website now and enter the "Win Two VIP Tickets to White Party" contest. Just click on the TICKETS link on the navigation bar and enter your information. You and a friend could be our exclusive VIP guests to the 24th Annual White Party in November.

Friday, February 01, 2008

DJ Paulo Rated as 2007 BEST DJ ON THE EDGE

When the EDGE / New York staff got together to bring you the Best of Nightlife 2007, the new resident at New York’s much-coveted gig Work at Stereo, DJ Paulo, was rated as THE BEST DJ ON THE EDGE.

I, myself, which recently downloaded several of his mixes from his website ... including Erotic Tribal After Hours / August 2006, GIMME MORE TRIBAL (Part 1) / December 2007 and GIMME MORE TRIBAL (Part II) / December 2007 understand why.

Friday's Photo of the Week . 01 February 2008

Billboards . Times Square / NYC

August 2008 24th Annual Gay (Male) Naturists Gathering Registration NOW OPEN

Dana Ellyn included in tonight's DC GreenheART Exhibit

Dana Ellyn's 18 x 24 oil on canvas "Adoration of St. Padua (Patron Saint of Barren Women)" will be included in tonight's (one night only) “DC Greenheart Exhibition” new paintings, drawings, and photographs by 19 local artists priced at $500 or less. Art will showcase environmental awareness with a touch of Valentines Day inspiration. 10% of all sale proceeds will benefit in support of saving our planet.

The one night only DC GreenheART Exhibit opening reception will take place TONIGHT, 1 February 2008, from 7 until 10 pm at Lofts 11 at 1125 11th Street, NW, WDC. The opening night party is free to attend but please RSVP to

Having embarked on a brand-new series for 2008, "The Year of Presidents", Dana will be holding an OPEN STUDIO on February 16th (Presidents Day Weekend) to officially unveil the series.

Next Saturday, 9 February 2008, Dana Ellyn will be holding a one night only solo show at The GallAerie, a small grassroots showing space in Mt. Pleasant. It's a one night only event so please, no procrastinating! Free to attend, no RSVP necessary - just come out and enjoy the party. It starts at 8 and goes until late. The GallAerie is located at 1644 Newton Street, NW, WDC.

01 February 2008 / Black History Month

On 01 February, White Crane Magazine /Gay Wisdom For Daily Living reminds us that not only was the great American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist LANGSTON HUGHES born in Joplin, Missouri in 1902 but that in 1960 four African American students sat down and ordered coffee at a lunch counter in Woolworths in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Artomatic Happy Hour - Science Club - Wednesday, 6 February

Artomatic Happy Hour at The Science Club, 3rd Floor, next Wednesday, 6 February 2008. From 6 - 8 PM. The Science Club is located at 1136 19th Street, NW, WDC.

Artomatic Happy Hour happens the 1st Wednesday of every month. The next meet up will be Wednesday, March 5, at The Science Club.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

US Supreme Court Police

Established in 1949, the Supreme Court of the United States Police is a small federal law enforcement agency headquartered in the District of Columbia, whose mission is to ensure the integrity of the constitutional mission of the Supreme Court by protecting the United States Supreme Court building, the Justices, employees, guests, and visitors.

Read more at Wikipedia.

Though I have captured the USSCP and MFL many times over the years - not to mention that and one of 2006 MFL USSCP which was published on page 57 of Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society . Volumer 8, Number 2, Spring 2006 issue was also featured as the front cover of Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader (Critical Black Studies) book, released in September 2007 I did not know the correct acronym for the agency, until yesterday, which was when I searched GOOGLE.

Unfortunately, when I photographed at the Supreme Court, over the years, my experiences have always been text book examples of racializaing justice. As was the case on Tuesday evening, 22 January 2008 with a white female and male feminist and then black male USSCP officer.

Click the above photo view my USSCP 2008 photo set and Cop Duty 2008 collection.

Manhunt & Apex presents dj Hector Fonseca at this Friday's "Cherry's Official ManHunt Party"

What do you get when you mix HECTOR FONSECA, one of the hottest DJs from New York, with APEX, one of the hottest dance clubs in DC? You get DC's Official ManHunt Party. There will be hot guys galore, giveaways from ManHunt & CHERRY, and our good friends at Apex will be donating a portion of the door to The Cherry Fund! As an added bonus, if you buy your CHERRY PASS at Apex this Friday, we'll knock the $9 cover charge off of your pass price, so you only pay $121! So come on by, and start getting pumped for CHERRY!

Excerpted from Cherry Fund Newsletter / Update dated 31 January 2008.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Author Ed Hamilton & "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel" Thursday's Reading at the Dupont Circle Olsson's Featured in WDC's Local Press

As reported in my 19 January 2008 blog posting, author and blogist Ed Hamilton will appear at the Olsson's / Dupont Circle South on Thursday evening, 31 January 2008, at 7 PM. Where, at a book signing, he will read from his latest book "Legends of the Chelsea Hotel".

I've just received news that articles pertaining to "Legends" and Ed Hamilton will be featured in Thursday's issues of the Washington Post Express and Washington City Paper.

Here is an excerpt from the City Paper.

The New York that made the Chelsea Hotel a bohemian mecca vanished a long time ago - frankly, if the best music to come out of it lately is the Libertines and Ryan Adams, bring on the wrecking ball. But it’s hard to argue that Ed Hamilton isn’t doing the world a service by serving as the storied joint’s self-appointed historian. In his book Legends of the Chelsea Hotel, Hamilton profiles and collects stories about Chelsea residents past and present like Arthur Miller, Michael Alig, and you-know-who; on his blog, Hamilton mostly bemoans every move made by the Chelsea’s new management team, from the hold music (“a bad recording of the Velvet Underground”) to the policy against unsupervised children in the lobby (“It’s a shame because the Chelsea Hotel in the old days was welcoming to all age ranges”). In other words, he’s exactly the kind of pain-in-the-ass old-timer who’ll never vanish from New York. Hamilton discusses and signs copies of his work at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Books & Records, 1307 19th St. NW. Free. (202) 785-1133.

Author / Activist Mark Thompson's Fellow Travelers Exhibition

Touring LGBT community centers around the country, Fellow Travelers: Liberation Portraits by Mark Thompson, en exhibit sponsored by White Crane Institute was at the Gay Center in NYC from late March until early May 2007.

Derived from a 2005 'word and picture' film project by that same name, the photography exhibition is a collection of 14 stunning black & white images of Gay liberation pioneers taken by Mark Thompson, one of the foremost chroniclers of the movement.

After travelling to Philadelphia in October for Gay History Month at the William Way Center, Fellow Travelers was on display at A Cup of Joe in Salt Lake City during the month of December 2007 and, apparently, for a few days in January 2008. Where, in conjunction with the exhibit, several Queer Spirit events were held including Gay Soul Making / Mark Thompson and a weekend mini-retreat featuring Mark Thompson and Shoshone ceremonialist, Clyde Hall, who is one of the subjects in Thompson's exhibit.

With plans currently in development for exhibitions in Portland OR, Modesto CA, Detroit and Chicago donations to the White Crane Institute in support of the traveling exhibition are more than welcomed.