This year I attended Q Center’s Annual Gala fundraiser for Portland’s LGBTQ Community with Ruth Radelet, lead singer of Chromatics (and muse to Karl Lagerfeld). We are old friends and it was a really fun, fancy night. Portland Society Page featured the event and ran a photo of the two of us being fancy and having fun HERE.
Below are some of the highlights from our evening…
I had a great time hosting WNBA star (and OUT lesbian) Brittney Griner this week at Q Center in Portland! Brittney read from her book, answered questions, signed and gave out copies of “In My Skin”, took photos, and was just generally wonderful. She even brought packs of Skittles and Cliff bars for all of the LGBTQ youth and friends in attendance. What a gem!
At one point during today’s dialogue, when Brittney Griner was asked if she had any advice for queer women coming out in sports, her answer was simple: “Don’t let them silence you.”
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While I did not win an Oscar at tonight’s Academy Awards, my cover of Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop passed the 900,000 views mark on YouTube…which, if you ask me, counts for something!
Thanks to all of you for watching, to Miley and RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment for granting us the honor, and to New York Magazine, Vulture, Huffington Post and everyone else who has helped get the word out about the little song that could.
Let’s get this puppy to 1 million views, eh?! That sounds really cute.
Check out a slideshow of the most beautiful #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photos alongside an article I wrote for The Huffington Post about our Photobomb Solidarity Project happening out of Portland for LGBTQ Russia HERE or by clicking the screenshot of me and Beyonce on the HuffPost Gay Voices homepage below!
Quick shout-out to Cameron Kude for his ideas and efforts and to photographer Chase Person for lending his talents to this project! I am always so moved when people give back in creative ways to the community I care so deeply about! You guys are awesome.
Here’s a shot of me at the sign this week: