Leslie Jordan's hilarious one man show that stopped in Charleston last summer is heading to an off-Broadway theater for a six-week run! We talked with Jordan before his Charleston visit about the show and the book it is based on, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet.
Some of Jordan's funniest stories come from his experiences as an effeminate boy growing up in Chattanooga, Tenn.
"My dad was a lieutenant colonel in the Army, and I wasn't exactly the son he envisioned," Jordan says. "He'd come home and I'd be in the front yard twirling a baton. I'd tell him that mom wouldn't let me twirl it inside and he'd say, 'Son, I'll pay for whatever you break.'"
American Apparel, which has a King Street store, is offering a T-shirt online with "Legalize Gay: Repeal Prop 8 Now." In this era of being disappointed in one anti-gay business after another, it's nice to have a business you can support because theyr'e supporting you.
Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney has had about enough of the rumors that he's gay. There are apparently more than 100 women who will confirm that he is not gay — they would likely also tell you he's an apparent manwhore that has been spared from VD by the grace of god.
Fellow LGBT folks, I have failed to point out that we have a new gay columnist at the City Paper. Works by Sally Albright will be popping up every few weeks both online and in print.
Here's this week's column.
And one from a few weeks ago.
Gay improv group Queer on Their Feet is coming to Charleston. The show will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 21 at Open Door Christian Church Charleston, 874 Orleans Road (near Citadel Mall). Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to We Are Family, a local LGBT support group.
From the release:
Queer On Their Feet features Jennie McNulty, Jason Dudey and Diana Yanez. Jennie can be seen on LOGO TV's "One Night Stand Up" and Diana Yanez just returned from tour with Margaret Cho.
All shows General Admission. Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-877-278-4842. Buy in advance to get the discounted price! Remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.