A little over a week ago, drag queens and fans traveled from across Louisiana to Splash Nightclub in Baton Rouge to take a trip “Around the World” for the 2019 Miss Gay Louisiana America Pageant. View photos from the 2019 Miss Gay Louisiana America event on Facebook. The Miss Gay Louisiana America Pageant System began in 1991 with Tiffany Alexander being crowned Miss Gay … [Read more...] about Ivy Dripp of New Orleans Captures 2019 Miss Gay Louisiana America Title
Ambush Magazine Volume 37 Issue 17
In “Interview with Arthur Severio” written by Tyler Rosebush, we miscaptioned the photo during layout stating Arthur won the 2019 Gay Appreciation Award Artist of the Year, but he won the 2019 Gay Appreciation Award Photographer of the Year. Artist of the Year was won by Drew Enderlin. Corrections have been made to the online version.
In “Bartender of the Month” written by Tony Leggio, we mistitled the article and miscaptioned the photo during layout stating Stewart Butler was the Bartender of the Month, but Aaron Yaeger is Bartender of the Month. Stewart recommended Aaron to Tony for consideration. Corrections have been made to the online version.
This column affords me the opportunity to meet many bartenders in our LGBT community. But with my schedule and well over a dozen venues, it is hard to meet every one of them especially when you factor in schedules. So when a good friend of mine called me up raving about the personable bartender who treats him so wonderfully, I made it a point to visit him. My … [Read more...] about Bartender of the Month Aaron Yaeger
The book review is one of my favorite columns to write for many reasons, but the main one is it gives me the chance to discover new authors and explore genres I normally do not read. This is definitely true of my book for August - Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities. Edited by Belo Miguel Cipriani, this book highlights some of the best writers … [Read more...] about Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities
Aaron Korch is the Creative Director of Provincetown’s weeklong Carnival extravaganza – this year themed to the queer flora and fauna of an Enchanted Forest. He’s also one of the founding minds behind the costumed nightlife revelry, Fagbash. As Provincetown hits peak season, Aaron explains the ideation process for the town’s most attended event, why fire-breathing dragons are … [Read more...] about Aaron Korch Wants You to Rethink Those Fire Breathing Dragons for Provincetown’s Carnival Parade
Across the street from the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in a small gated area called Christopher Park, stands the Gay Liberation Monument—a sculpture depicting a seated lesbian couple and a gay male couple standing. The couples are innocently yet affectionately touching each other. If you’ve made a pilgrimage to Stonewall, you’ve undoubtedly seen the … [Read more...] about Dr. Peter Putnum and Houma’s Connection to Stonewall
Southern Decadence is right around the corner and there are so many events leading up to the big weekend. You can feel the excitement in the air. Here’s just a sampling of some exciting happenings. (If you have a fundraiser, party, show or event coming up and would like to be listed in the calendar, please email me at email@example.com). Weekly … [Read more...] about New Orleans Hot Happenings August 13, 2019
As Southern Decadence approaches its home stretch and events reach a fever pitch, it was quite a two weeks. Not everything I did, however, revolved around a decadent celebration. In fact, my two weeks can be summed up easily -- boys, birthdays, booze and bayous! I was off to the races so to speak on Monday when I participated in the NOAGE (New Orleans Advocates for … [Read more...] about Party Down August 13, 2019
What Rough Beast. Robert Dole. Austin Macauley Publishers, 2017. 126 pages. This is a strange, odd mess of a book. Hot and shitty? Not necessarily—but certainly weird and peculiar. What Rough Beast is marketed as a novel but it’s more of a novella, sort of. The first half reads like notes for a memoir. The second half is formatted … [Read more...] about Book Review: What Rough Beast
The current U.S. economic expansion recently enjoyed its ten-year anniversary. This means that for the past decade the economy, as measured by the nation’s gross domestic product has been consistently growing without a measurable pull-back, or recession. This long expansion follows the very difficult economic decline of 2008 and 2009, a period often referred to as the Great … [Read more...] about The Current Economic Expansion is Now the Longest in U.S. History.
It happens all the time. You walk into the bar and lock eyes with a guy. Time stands still. You exchange smiles before turning back to your group of friends. After a few drinks, you find yourself next to him on the dance floor. Rihanna’s We found love plays in the background as you slowly begin to dance with him. Then you kiss and the deal is set! You know you aren’t sleeping … [Read more...] about We Broke Up! And I’ll Be Ok!