Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lady on Page Six of New York Post

I was once again mentioned in and had my picture on "Page Six" of the New York Post daily newspaper.  Page Six is one of the most notorious and most widely read celebrity/event/gossip columns in New York City!  The article titled, Cop confusion at Village People-themed Hamptons Bash, referred to the grand soiree I went to on August 22nd, at the Castle Estate of Sir Ivan in which everyone came dressed in costume as a character from the classic disco dance group, the Village People.  Unfortunately, since one of the group members is a Cop, when real Police Officers came to the party to investigate a noise complaint, estate security though they were party-goers in costume at first.  This crazy situation caused confusion and added hilarity to the event which was insane and rollicking to begin with!  But as Randy Jones, the original Village People Cowboy is quoted in the article: "What happens at the Castle, should stay at the Castle."  The party was to celebrate the release of Sir Ivan Wilzig's new song "Kiss The Bullies Goodbye" featuring vocals by singer Taylor Dane, which raises awareness to the issue of anti-LGBT Bullying. 

Link to Page Six article in New York Post

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Village People at Hampton Castle

It was an evening of glamour, romance and extravagant fun at the special private VIP soiree held by Sir Ivan at his Castle estate in the Hamptons on August 22nd.  The magnificent Castle was all lit up in Rainbow colors and the party had a Village People-70s-Disco theme.  Guests came dressed-up as characters (Cop, Construction Worker, Army/Navy man, Cowboy, Indian or Leather-man) from the legendary group that recorded the lively hit dance classics "YMCA" and "Macho Man."  The party was a celebration of the release of Sir Ivan's newest musical single titled "Kiss All The Bullies Goodbye" which features vocals by Taylor Dane and lyrics that encourage people to be different and tolerant.  Through his music Sir Ivan demonstrates the importance of acceptance and understanding.  I had a blast doing the hustle and shaking my groove thang with Sir Ivan, original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, actor/recording artist Lovari, recording artist Aaron Paul, actor Omar Shariff Jr., comedian Adam Sank, managing editor R. Kurt Osenlund (Out magazine), Emmitt Wilson (Slate magazine) publisher Mike Todd (Get Out! Magazine), editor Eileen Shapiro (Get Out! magazine) and many others! 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Goat-Stock Festival

We all had a blast at the Annual Goat-Stock Festival, a concert and party that benefits the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery at 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey on August 2nd.  Live Goats are kept at the site to eat up invasive weeds and poison ivy as an environmentally, chemical-free way of landscaping.  And the adorable "Jersey Kids" have become a famous and beloved attraction to the 6 acre sanctuary, one of the most beautiful settings in the area.  We had summertime fun which included food, music, dancing, guided tours, shopping and live musical rock and pop bands and performers on the main-stage.  

This talented artists included a warm welcome back of Jersey's original fun rock group Life In a Blender.  Also, a very special appearance by MTV's newest Video Artist Lovari, who I was thrilled to join on stage with recording artist David Eric. There were also many other lively performances by The RockNRoll Hi Fives, Sean Kiely, The Fave, Sea of Otters, The Porchistas, and more.  We were honored by political figures in attendance including Jersey City Council President Rolando Lovarro.  A special National Oakely Award was presented to the Cemetery for its presentation work.  It was one of the best ways ever to spend a summer late afternoon and evening.  

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Reality Show on BiUS TV

I was thrilled and honored to be a special guest speaker on a panel of Transgender individuals on a new, cutting-edge television series called The Reality Show.  The episode was video-taped at The LGBT Center of NYC at 208 West 13th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City on August 2, 2015. The Reality Show is produced by BiUS Entertainment and is hosted by the gorgeous Jaison Manns.  Also on the panel with me were M2F Transgender ladies Tyra Ross and Monique Fontiane.  M2F Trans men Seven King, Freedom Russino and Zachary Dayvid Davenport-Grodnick were also on the show.  we had an open, honest and fun discussion about growing up Trans, coming-out, sexuality, social life and even Caitlyn Jenner!  I had a wonderful time with everyone including production members Greg Campbell, David Cork, Ashton Pina and others.

Powered by artists, BiUS is a digital entertainment company dedicated to bringing a unique perspective on underrepresented audiences.  The digital platform, BiUSTV presents authentic, refreshing and exceptional content that illuminates global audiences to underrepresented images on the human experience, mostly LGBT and minorities. Fueled by original and acquired content, BiUSTV presents cutting-edge films, web series, music videos and social events. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pride in The Bronx

It was a thrill and an honor to co-host and perform at the annual Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair at the beautiful Amphitheater in Crotona Park in The Bronx, New York City on July 18, 2015. I had an amazing time meeting and entertaining so many wonderful people.  Special thanks to my fabulous, fierce co-hostesses Appolonia Cruz and Vivika Westwood Muggler.  I'm so proud to share the stage with awesome talened performers including Aaron Paul, Lovari, Frankie Allday, Jesse Vega Rodriguez, Neo Hall Richards, Prince Dijonae, Eve Black, Tym Moss, Alexa DuMont, David Eric and many others.  The event was also supported by elected officials Senator Jose Serrano and Congressman Jose E. Serrano who stopped by to show their dedication to the Community.  There was health information and screenings, vendors, shopping, food, music, dancing, live entertainment, speeches, and tons of fun.  The folks up in The Bronx really know how to have a good time and know how to show their Pride!  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Clover Honey in MTV Music Video

So happy to annnounce that an amazing Music Video that I make an appearance in, "Right Here" by Lovari hads premiered and is now being streamed on the legendary MTV.  The amazing Song and Video was produced by recording artist Lovari and also appearing in the video are actress Sandra Fernandez, singer John Palmer, actor Keith Taylor, rapper Joshua Jemini Whitley, dancer John-Deric Mitchell, comedian Robbyne Kaamil and other.  

Lovari reached #1 on both iTunes and Amazon New Releases Chart with the single "Still In Love" (feat. Anny Jules) from his album "No Holding Back" featuring production from J. Staffz (Wiz Khalifa, G Unit) has been certified on for over 25,000 downloads.  It is the follow-up to his award winning album "The Statement."  His remix album "I Wanna Be Loved" reached the Top 50 iTunes US Dance Chart and the title track hit the Billboad Dance Club Play Chart.  It also included "Take It To The Top" featuring Robey (from the "Friday The 13th" television series, which has reached over 200,000 streams on SondCloud.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

LGBT Pride in Historic Times

It was a thrill beyond words to be part of a historic and emotional celebration of human rights.  Lots of Rainbows and hundreds of thousands of people packed Manhattan's streets for the annual LGBT Pride Parade.  It's always a good time, but this year was especially high-powered and eminent since it was two days after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing marriage for Gay and Lesbian couples across the entire United States of America.   I met up with dear friends, including elected politicians, NYPD, NYFD and media personalities to celebrate and bask in the cheers and good nature of everyone commemorating and painting the town in rainbow colors.  The parade took place on Fifth Avenue, proceeding downtown to Christopher Street in Greenwich Village past the historic Stonewall Inn.  Had a blast chatting and celebrating with Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohen who was the first justice to vote for gay marriage in a case in 2005.  

Friday, June 26, 2015

Drag March with Historic Celebration

I always have the best time ever at the annual NYC Drag March, but this year was especially joyous since it happened on the same day the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling of Marriage Equality saying that marriages of two people of the same gender are now legally recognized and licensed in all 50 states of the United States of America.  The Drag March, led by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Church Ladies for Choice and Radical Faeries, celebrates and honors the art, culture and power of Drag. And invokes the history of that power recognizing the Drag Queens who were the first that fought back against Gay oppression and stood up for LGBT rights at a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in 1969. 

Thousands got all dolled up in wigs, make-up, glitter, heels and costumes and joined the March that started with a gathering ritual in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan's East Village.  With gorgeous NYPD escorts, we marched west to the historic Stonewall Inn,  where people had already been celebrating all day! Stonewall was too full to let everyone inside, leading to a happy spillover with tons of people in the street reveling.  There were fire dancers, vibrant colorful displays of fierce fashions and lots of cheering.  One of the more popular chants was a playful reaction to the Supreme Court decision:  "We don't want to marry, we just want to f*ck!"  Once the March reached the Stonewall site, everyone held hands and sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.  On this historic day, there was special significance to "Dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mermaid Parade - Fish Fierceness in Brooklyn

I was thrilled and honored to be a part of the 33rd annual Mermaid Parade in the legendary seaside resort of Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York City on June 20, 2015.  I was a fabulous Ocean Queen among thousands of Mermaids, Mermen, King Neptunes, Sailors, Pirates, Fish and various other sea creatures.  The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.  Unlike most parades, this one has no ethnic, religious, or commercial aims. It’s a major New York holiday invented by artists! An American version of the summer-solstice celebration.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lovari VIP Birthday Gala

I had the most marvelous time at the gala VIP Birthday Celebration of dear friend and recording artist/actor/producer Lovari at Foreplay Fridays at the ultra glamorous nightclub XL Lounge at 512 West 42nd Street in the Times Square, Broadway Theater area of New York City on May 15, 2015.  Had a blast with Swins Fontenelle of The Freestyle Universe Radio Show, party/special event promoter Chris Ryan, SuperModels/Dancers Trevor Silva and Malia Marie McMullen, Ray Jesus Gonzales, Adult Entertainment superstar Drew Sumrok and guys from CockyBoys, actress Melissa Fallon, artist Yon Jo Ji and many others.