Monday, October 1, 2012
Today October 1st 2012 an international icon died. Sahara Davenport born on December 17, 1984 as Antoine Ashley attended Southern Methodist University and earned his Bachelors of fine arts as he started his career as a drag queen.
His astounding talent was recognized as he was accepted into Rupauls Drag Race Season 2 and was eliminated for being "too lady like" Sahara was partners with another drag queen from Rupauls Drag Race Manila Luzan. Their relationship and professions are an inspiration to all in the gay community. There is no current information released on Sahara's death.
Here are some photos from Sahara's career.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Q:Who is your favorite designer?
A:I have to choose one?! I enjoy Vivian Westwood, Alexander McQueen and a slew of other innovators.
Q:What is your typical 'go to' outfit for shows?
A:Skinny Jeans, lots of flashy necklaces mostly given to me by friends and a cut-up tee... oh and big hair!
Q:What is your favorite article of clothing?
A:I just bought a fur jocktrap, but can't seem to find a place to wear it!
Q:whats one thing you would never be caught wearing?
Q:What is your quote to live by?
A:"In Vino Veritas" (In Wine There's Truth)
Q:If you could change one thing to make this world a better place, what would you do?
A:Unplug that tabloid of a "News Station" FOX.
Q:Do you truly believe everything happens for a reason?
A:This quote sums it up I think: "Watch your thoughts, for they become words.Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become."
Q:Who's your favorite musical artist?
A:I grew up on Bette Midler, Reba McEntire and The B-52s.
Q:Which musical artist do you hope to record with one day?
A:The Above 3 haha
Q:Who is your hero?
A:The beautifully unusual with a fearless command of who they are.
Interview done by Jacqueline Apria Bennet
-Chris Avery Bennet
Friday, March 9, 2012
Logo TV's "Positive Youth" reveals the New reality of living HIV+
FilmFollows Four Affected 18- to 27-Year-Oldsasthey face the Challenges of
Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Face of the Virus
First identified in the United States in 1981, HIV has become one of the world's most widespread pandemics. Wrongly labeled a "gay plague" in its early days, this non-discriminating virus affects more than 41 million people across the globe, regardless of their sex, orientation or socio-economic status.
With huge leaps being made in vaccine research and the development of drugs that significantly reduce transmission, there is now new hope for those living with HIV. However, public and political complacency, as well as a lack of education, still foster an environment shaped by the fears and stigmas born in the AIDS panic of the 1980s.
In an effort to change these perceptions, Logo TV's documentary "Positive Youth" shines a light on the new reality of living HIV+. The film follows four dynamic youth, ages 18 to 27 who are either infected or affected by HIV. Proving that the next generation is not backing down, the subjects offer an uncensored look into the challenges of dating, living and loving with HIV.
"I felt there was a huge disconnect in the public with the advancements in HIV medicine and the affliction by the general population," said the film's director, Charlie David. "We made this documentary to educate those who know little of HIV, to shed light on the rise of HIV infection among today's youth and to give inspiration to people living with HIV that they are not alone, nor should be seen as a danger to society."
Each of the four subjects feature a dynamic perspective on the reality of living positive today: a straight 18-year-old First Nations woman living in an impoverished rural town, a gay 25-year-old white urbanite,a 23-year-old African AmericanYouTube figure and a 27-year-old club kid jet-setter.Medical and psychological experts also weigh in to provide up-to-date facts and a historical context to the reality of living positively.
"Thirty years after the discovery of HIV, we now have the tools to turn this pandemic around. It is important to understand that medication is a key part of prevention," said subject Austin Head. "In my case, the medication I take, made by Gilead, has reduced the virus in my system to undetectable levels and eliminated nearly all possibility of transmission to a loved one. There are still a lot of people who don't know they have options and participating in the film provided me a great chance to share that story"
"Positive Youth" will begin premiering in theaters across North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, beginning March 30, 2012. The film will also be internationally broadcast in May 2012 via networks Logo TV in the United States and OUTtv in Canada.
From Logo TV and Out TV
-Chris Avery Bennet