Monday, November 09, 2009

A 360 Taking it to the Streets

Another weekend burned brightly and boldly in Central City with myself moving about the going's on and such. I'm still baffled by those who continue to whine that there's nothing going on. WRONG, there's plenty of opportunities for fun, empowerment, entertainment and meeting new folks. You have to bring yourself to where it's taking place and then, do what you ask? Simply say, Hello! Is it that simple? Actually it really is and you should try it sometimes. In the meantime, here we go with the latest from COP:24/7!

Crowns-R-Us: Alyssa Edwards (1st alternate Miss Gay Heartland) captured the crown as Miss Gay America 2010. He was a longtime competitor with the MGA system throughout the country. I would like to extend my personal "congrats" to the Arkansas contingent that participated in the Miss Gay America pageant held last week in the STL. Our representatives, MGAA Christina Saxton, and 1st Alternate, Zia D'Yor gave it there best in an extremely competitive field of nationwide contestants. You can catch some candid shots on Miss D's myspace page or you can get a glimpse of the new royalty on the Miss Gay America Website.

Boot Scootin DSRA Style: It was another fine time at the DSRA Clubhouse this weekend with back to back activities featuring a Saturday evening Chili Cook off and Sippin Sunday/ Birthday Bash. I recall that there were at least 8 chili's vying for an array to awards ranging from Best to Anything Goes. I was not a judge but I got a chance to taste each entry and theirs some cooking talent in that camp. Want to know who won? Well, I'm not revealing that here, you'll have to click to the DSRA website for all the skinny. Sunday night's Sippin karaoke evening is becoming another clubhouse favorite featuring music by DJ Nate and singers bringing down the house. What's coming around the bend, it's the Boots & Belle's: A Night of Royalty show spotlighting the newly installed royalty team. It's December 5, Doors open 8 p.m. and showtime 9:30. There's going to be a silent auction and so much more. Stay tuned for more information. If you've not had the chance to check out DSRA, it's a must stop on your entertainment crawl.

"SIX MONTHS TO GO": Senatorial hopeful Jay Barth is inviting the public at large to his latest fundraiser on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30pm. at Cajun's Wharf (2400 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock, AR 72202) Mr. Barth has been aggressively seeking volunteers, contributors, allies and the SGL community for his bid as the next openly gay legislator. I read over his website and discovered some rather interesting viewpoints. If you have nothing to do, or need something to do, get involved in the campaign of your choice! Remember that it takes People, Money and Commitment to effect change. What you gonna do?

THE WALL: Today is the 20TH anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I remember it well and in later years I had a chance to see a section of that wall while visiting Eureka Springs. Everyday I'm literally amazed at the history that has passed before my eyes as well as it's affect on my senses. Life is so short, a blip, a blink or wisp of existence that I've learned not to take for granted but have embraced every nano second of my journey thus far. I'm taking the time to explore, discover and enjoy the landscape and all that inhabit it. Here's some food for thought, "don't waste time talking about doing something, but rather make time to get it done!"

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