Most of us in the LGBT community who fought so hard and so long for same-sex marriage never realized that once S.C.O.T.U.S. finally gave us the right to wed partners, what a legal minefield marriage could be once we took our rose-colored glasses off just for a brief moment. The prospect of finally being able to legalize our … Continue reading
Even here in P City (Paris) word has filtered through that the lights are less bright back in P Town with the passing of (John) Michael Grey one half of the iconic Hat Sisters. Michael and his husband Tim’s ‘art’ was always full of the joie de vivre and totally captured the true spirit … Continue reading
First things first : click play to get you into the mood before we share the good news ….(well for those peeps in P Town that is) queerguru’s favorite celebrity chef Michele Ragussis is celebrating her Sicilian heritage tomorrow night (Thursday 8th September ) at the Central House where she is the Cuisine … Continue reading
On Friday after I finished interviewing 20-something-year-old filmmaker Alden Peters on his film Coming Out for a feature we will broadcast on PTV on National Coming Out Day, I jumped on my bike to center of P Town for my next interviewee who couldn’t have been more different.
87 year old local artist/sculptor Del Filardi latest, and probably last, Exhibition was opening at the Kobalt Gallery. Called ‘My Heron Song’ all the pieces in the show are about Filardi’s great passion ….the blue heron.
Filardi’s work is nothing less than stunning and her skill with a welding torch is incomparable. She combines found objects with the steel scraps that she has magically transformed into one great blue after another, each appearing ready to launch from a weathered perch or land amid willowy reeds. Her highly collectable work can be found in both private and public collections, and although this Show will be on view for another week, every single piece sold within minutes.
We had actually met briefly last year when she was with her other great passion …. Harriet Rubin her partner for the past 47 years … when they were at the launch of B Proud’s book First Comes Love : a celebration of long-term relationships in the LGBTQ community, which naturally they were in.