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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
GOSSIP + SHADE: No Shade Today
Tuesdays at Justin + 6 are Gossip + Shade with Long Island Mo'lita and Adopted Kennedy, Clay Adam Wade. Blind items, anonymous tips, and additional shade are welcome. -----------------------------
a matter of hours, the NYC gay community at large lost two of its most
prominent, likable and genuine members last night. I cannot in good
conscience invent shallow and petty things to say about anyone during a
time that warrants reflection, mourning and celebration of two people
who impacted so many lives.
I prepared a "Shade of the Week," video
this past Sunday with my good friend Paige Turner which, in hindsight,
we collectively decided was inappropriate given the circumstances. As
cliche as it is to say, life really is so precious. Take nothing for
granted, never miss an opportunity to tell someone that you love them,
never falter on your dreams and never pass on any experience that could
potentially bring you joy, laughter and insight.
To Mark, the security guard at XL and Greenhouse that many of NYC's nightlife people have gotten to know over the past decade, easily the
nicest person I've ever met who worked in his capacity, rest in peace.
You were truly a joy to see each and every time I came in, and I'll
never forget having my birthday cake simultaneously smeared in our
faces. I was mad because it messed up my makeup, but I looked at you
laughing, and I couldn't help but laugh too.
To Antoine, more widely
known as Sahara Davenport, although you are gone entirely too soon, the life you
were able to lead was truly amazing. Talented beyond belief, genuine,
committed, and so in love with a partner who loved you for so long and
who will continue to for the rest of time. My thoughts go out to the
families of the deceased, especially to Karl, better known as Manila. I
didn't see you often but when I did you were always so welcoming, so
charming, so funny. I wish you days to come filled with comfort,
understanding, acceptance and love.
(Editor's note: My sympathies as well. Two great people, both lost so suddenly and unexpectedly. It's a sad day in nightlife. A sad day in general.)