Thursday, October 22, 2009

A GARDEN FOR THE BLIND

One section of Brooklyn's Botanical Gardens is called "The Fragnance Garden".

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PENTAGON DRAGON CLAWS ON OBAMA'S BALLS

Lt. Dan Choi is an Arabic speaking serviceman who is being discharged under "Don't Ask Don't Tell"--current military policy which says anyone publicly identifying, or identified by others, as being homosexual are not allowed to serve in the armed services.
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Gay Couple Clash National Equality March 10/11/09

A strange confrontation ensued when a young gay male couple started a conversation with a lone protester who seemed more opposed to "Obamacare" and changing the way health care is provided than he was with the issues involved in The National Equality March.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

LEONARD MATLOVICH GAY AMERICAN MILITARY HERO

 THIS VIDEO CAN BE VIEWED IN HIGH  DEFINITION ON YOUTUBE

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USmh9B96yVs   

On Saturday, October 10th, there's a protest in Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE (18 blocks from the Capitol) where I am due to be buried. The current "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy is a living nightmare for gays serving in the military. The protest is also a memorial service for a legendary gay American military Hero, Leonard Matlovich. "I've been in the service twelve years, and I'm gay. I have never been in trouble. I have a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and three commendations for performance above & beyond the call of duty. On the Air Force's rating scale of 1 to a top of 9, I have never received less than 9 in my entire enlistment. Now, I want to end the military's prejudice against homosexuality, and I'm willing to fight all the way to the Supreme Court if it's necessary!" He told Dr. Frank Kameny upon agreeing to be the "ideal" test case Kameny & other civil rights activists were seeking. The story of his partial success have served as an inspiration to others carrying on in his place today." This video tells part of that story from my own unique perspective.

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Monday, August 03, 2009

LOLITA FASHION SHOOT, HOT SHOTS PART #1

Young girls dressed up & went to a "Lolita Fashion Shoot" at NYC's Kinokuyima Bookstore to get their pictures posted on ToykoPop.com . It proved to be quite a blend of anime, punk & Japanese fashion. Many of the young women had created their own unique outfits. Randolfe (Randy) Wicker was there to talk to them about it...
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Friday, July 24, 2009

B UNIQUE - CIRQUE DU FASHION SHOW - ROAD TRIP 2009

"Cirque du" was a fashion show organized by the fashionistas of Asbury Park during Road Trip Weekend 2009.  This video focuses on "B Unique", one of the local stores, who participated.  It captures the spirit and fun of this new free, fun event--which should grow and prosper in the years ahead.
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

AMANDA LAPORE - ON BEING A TRANSSEXUAL

Amanda Lapore, a famous model & performer, was once biologically a male. She talked with Randy Wicker about her early rejection by the gay male community--who now comprise a significant part of her fan base & why she thinks her glamorous feminine mystique appeals to gay men. This interview was conducted right after she had received a standing ovation for her performance during Road Trip 2009 Weekend in asbury Park, N.J. Videographer/cameraman was Ryan Wolowski.
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

FELIPE ROSE - A NATIVE AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY

Felipe Rose, one of the original members of The Village People, remineses with Randy Wicker about his life before stardom.  Felipe was obviously caught off-guard by Wicker's memories of his days as "Puppet Lady" in a male burlesque show in the early 1970s.

However, he graciously recovers & describes his success in life as a musician and as a representative of Native Americans--in music, theater & real estate investments.  This is a "real life" interview.  The cameras were rolling even before the "interview" officially commenced - real Cinema Verite !

Do check out www.FelipeRose.com  Please tell him how much you enjoyed this interview.  he is a great American and will hopefully be a symbol of hope for Native Americans languishing in the backwater of American society because of prejudice and lack of opportunity.

Pertsonally, this was one of the greatest & most-fulfilling interviews I've ever done.  So many of my friends died prematurely of AIDS, etc.  It was a "delicious-in-life" experience to find one who survived & prospered & continues to thrive.  Felipe Rose will always be one of my special "personal heroes"!

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)