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.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fresh Fruit Awards ("The Fruities")

I was thrilled and honored to host the 13th annual Fresh Fruit Awards gala, more affectionately known as The Fruities on April 13th with MC Frank Cala at the legendary Bowery Poetry Club at 308 Bowery, New York City.   The Festival is presented by All Out Arts is a non-profit dedicated to "Fighting Prejudice through the Arts." Our mission is to support LGBT arts & artists in all walks of life, and the ongoing Fresh Fruit Festivals are the prime expression of that mission. This is the 13th annual Awards Show honoring performers in the last Fresh Fruit Festival, along with Community activists and supporters. Awards were presented in a variety of performing and visual arts categories, including Theatre, Film, Dance, and Music in a gala ceremony with entertainment from the various categories.  I loved seeing dear friend Dirk McCall getting the prestigious Harry Weider Award for Community Service.  Had a wonderful time with festival founder Carol Polcovar, NYC Council Member Danny Dromm, cabaret diva Teresa Fischer, Jonathan Pearson, Joseph Trefler, Ryan Michael Haase, Nick Curto, Hal Rainbow, Jeff Leeds, Keith Taylor, executive director Louis Lopardi, artistic director Liz Thaler and many others. 

NYC Easter Parade

Like the classic song goes, in my Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it, i felt like the grandest Lady in the Easter Parade!  We were "all in clover" as we strutted our stuff in the annual New York City Easter Parade on famous Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, showing off our fabulous Easter outfits.  It is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday of rebirth, renewal and spring-time. The festive and glamorous event took place on Easter Sunday on April 5, 2015. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Get Out! Magazine Expo Pics

There are fabulous pictures of me at The LGBT Expo at The Javitz Center included in the latest issue of Get Out! magazine, New York City's premiere journal and news-source for LGBT nightlife and entertainment.  I was a performer and a co-hostess/MC of the talent main-stage at the gala event held on February 28th and March 1st.  The images were captured by renowned nightlife / paparazzi photographer Jason Russo of Hey Mr. Jason Photography. They are on page 18 and 19 in the March 11, 2015 issue#203 of Get Out!. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Original LGBT Expo

I had a wonderful time as a performer and a co-hostess/MC of the talent Main-stage at The Original LGBT Expo at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City on March 1st.  I hosted the stage with my sister divas Peppermint, Carmella Cann and Rob B as "Tina."  There was a special appearance by Briah Bettencourt of MTV's Real World hit reality tv series and there was such amazing talent performing including Out recording artists Lovari, Josh Zuckerman, Aaron Paul, Tym Moss, David Eric, Infinite, Shorty Roc along with legendary erotica icon Robin Byrd, Playgirl advice columnist Robbyne Kaamil, plus-size girl group The Glamzons and so much more!  Thousands packed the huge convention hall where hundreds of exhibitor booths featuring media, business, community, social, dating, arts, health, support and other valuable information was available.