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Happy apri-pride week and Veterans day! Also marking the 20th anniversary of an LGBT Vets contingent allowed to participate in our Veterans Day Parade. Laverne Cox answers 10 questions with Vic Gerami Vic recently named finalist among prestigious list of writers vying for Los Angeles press club’s Coveted National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award LOCAL Bars | Lodging | Restaurants | Events | Classifieds | Business Listings | Massage | Maps and more

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NOV 6 - NOV 12 , 2019

THE ULTIMATE QUEER GUIDE THIS WEEK

Palm Springs | Coachella Valley

Laverne Cox


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COVER

By Vic Gerami

Photo Credit: Michael Simon

With various ‘firsts’ in her already impressive

career, the Emmy-nominated actress, documentary

film producer and prominent equal rights

advocate, Laverne Cox, continues to make history

in her career and significant strides in her activism.

Debuting on the scene in the groundbreaking role

of Sophia Burset, in the critically acclaimed Netflix

original series “Orange is The New Black,” Laverne

is the first trans woman of color to have a leading

role on a mainstream scripted television show.

Continued on page 20

Adrian's

Pics

POP Culture

10 QUESTIONS

WITH VIC

Vic Gerami is a

journalist and media

contributor

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EDITORIAL Volume 25, Issue 19

Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2019

8 Inside This Week

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18 Business Dir.

24 AdamsArtExpose’

34 Adrian’s Picks

32 Classifieds

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INSIDER GUIDE

BEST BET: KARAOKE AT THE BARRACKS

THURSDAYS

BEST BET: LATE NIGHT BAR AND

RESTAURANT RUNWAY RESTAURANT MEET

Meet at the bar, sleep at the hotel!

BEST BET: GAY SUNDAY BEVERAGE BUST

Get together at The Barracks

BEST BET: GAY THEME NIGHTS at the Tool

Shed Bar and The Barracks.

BEST BET: GAY BINGO OH 69 at the Tool

Shed Bar Wed. & Sat. 12pm - 3pm

BEST BET: Best Bottomless Champagne

Breakfast starter at Pinocchio's of the

Desert

BEST BET: EVERY DAY Breakfast, Lunch,

and Dinner

at Sunshine Cafe in Cathedral City.

BEST BET: GAY MOVIES gay, cult and

pop movies at the Palm Springs Cultural

Center for schedule of events visit

palmspringsculturalcenter.org.

BEST FREE BET: Village-fest Street

Festival Thursday night street fair featuring

arts, crafts, food, and entertainment! Its

also fun to watch the gay community as you

walk down Arenas Rd, the heart of the gay

community. Downtown, Thursdays, 6pm-

10pm

Westfield Palm Desert 72-840 CA-111, Palm

Desert,First Saturday of every month for

Coachella Valley Makers Market, featuring

local art, handcrafted goods, independent

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Certified Farmers Market: Palm Springs

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Sat, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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November 20th – Demystifying the HPV

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PRIDE

3rd Annual Desert Hot Springs Pride

Festival on November 16 at Cabot's Pueblo

Also DHS Pride Bingo Night the 3rd Monday

of each month (next is October 21) at

Trunks Bar in Cathedral City. p.m.

The Palm Springs 23rd Annual Palm

Springs Veterans Day Parade is Monday,

November 11 at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm

Springs. The parade begins at Ramon

Road and Palm Canyon Drive and heads

northbound and concludes with a postparade

patriotic concert and fireworks at

the intersection of Amado Road and Palm

Canyon Drive.

Palm springs honored LGBTQ veterans for

20th anniversary of gaining approval to

march in the Palm springs Veterans day

parade Wednesday November 6, 2019

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Friday, November 8th from 5-10pm at The Palm Springs Cultural - Camelot Theatres with a

Pre-screening VIP cocktail reception with our special guests in the upstairs lounge when The

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& Strapped!" with Special Guests!

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Laverne has earned numerous honors and

award nominations for her work and advocacy,

from being featured on the cover of TIME

Magazine, to an Emmy nomination for

“Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy

Series,” to a SAG Award for “Outstanding

Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy

Series.”

An advocate with an empowering message of

moving beyond gender expectations to live

more authentically, she was also named as one

of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the

Year, one of The Grio’s 100 Most Influential

African Americans, one of the Top 50 Trans

Icons by the Huffington Post, and honored

with the Courage Award from the Anti-

Violence Project, and the Reader’s Choice

Award from “Out” Magazine, among other

accolades.

Recently, Laverne has partnered with the

BAND-AID® Brand, Johnson & Johnson, and

(RED) to #BandTogether in the fight against

HIV/AIDS. Every purchase of (BAND-AID®)

RED bandages is enough to provide a day’s

worth of life-saving medication to someone

living with HIV.

LC: Oh wow! It depends on the day. Today,

oh my God! I guess I don’t think about this

much. I like to call myself an artist, there was a

moment I went to the Alabama School of Fine

Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, and I started

studying dance when I was in 3rd grade, but I

didn’t study ballet until high school, so when

I auditioned for the Alabama School of Fine

Arts, I needed to get a scholarship and I didn’t

think I would be able to get the scholarship

if I hadn’t ever studied ballet before. Because,

it was a ballet only dance program, so I had

been writing a lot, and so I submitted myself

as a creative writing major, and got in, and got

a scholarship, and the very first piece I wrote

at the Alabama School of Fine Arts had the

recurring line, “I would like to call

myself an artist”, and I think that has been

the through line of my life, that at every point

when I feel a drift or unsure, uncertain of

myself for my direction, something artistic gets

me back on track, - and even now, at this point

in my life, I am so blessed, this year has been

so transitional in so many ways with orange

ending. I started the year feeling like this is

a transitional year, I don’t know where I am

transitioning to and where I am at now, is the

art.

I interviewed Laverne at West Hollywood

Andaz Hotel’s red suite. She exuded

confidence, friendliness and authenticity, and

that made the interview even more special. She

made me feel very comfortable, so we chatted

for about an hour and took pictures together.

She is beautiful but modest, on top of her game

but in gratitude and glowing with star power.

Where I am at now is like I have always gone

to acting classes or singing voice lessons or

dance classes, and just being in process, it is

the process of getting better that I feel most

connected to myself, as in a voice lesson

yesterday, and I was like yeah this is right. And

communicated with my acting coach, I had

some stuff coming up, but it’s not even about

the job, it’s about refining my process as an

artist - so that it really goes back to the craft. I

remember, it’s a long answer, I remember one

VG: My first one I ask everyone, it’s the same,

and you can interpret it as you wish. Modesty

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‘The View’ and Lady Gaga was on with Tony

Bennet, and you know she was singing with

Tony Bennett faze and it was probably a year

into me being famous and I think it was end

of 2014, and I asked her, as I asked so many

people, I was like, you know I am kind of

famous now, how do you deal? And she is like,

it is about coming back to your craft, always

about coming back to the craft. And you see

her doing that, and that feels like the truth to

me, as I navigate multiple aspects of the brand

that I have, that is about me being an artist in

the work of sussing out a character, of making

artistic choices that will get me better. Long

Answer.

VG: You seem to be on top of the world, with

your career, coming off Orange in The New

Black, all your other projects, a film coming

up, covers of Cosmo, Time and British Vogue.

LC: The interesting thing about perception is

that it is complicated. This means, you said,

that it seems like I am on top of the world

and there are so many things that are quite

wonderful about my life and my work, so many

dreams have come true. I am really living the

dream in so many ways. But at the moment,

I mean I am being quite honest, I broke up

with my boyfriend, or he broke up with me, I

should say at the end of June. We were dating

for almost 2 years, and I was madly in love, and

I am still heartbroken. So, my career is kind of

wonderful right now in so many ways, but I am

also heartbroken, so it is complicated. So, yes,

I am living a dream that a lot of people I think

would like to live.

VG: Well you just humanized it. Because the

public seems the outside for the most part

but might not realize that you have your own

challenges.

LC: It almost feels like this, you know I had a

moment, especially after my Emmy (award)

nomination, I was like, I have an Emmy

nomination and then the British Vogue came

out, and it was my first vogue cover. And I am

like I am on the cover of vogue and this Emmy

nomination and I am like heartbroken. I end

up waking up crying, you now, because I miss

him, I mean I miss us. I think it is for the best,

you know the spiritual part of me knows that

things happen for a reason and there is a plan

bigger than my understanding. But the grief

process is the grief process, you know that

when you have been in a relationship with

someone for 2 years and have healed so much

trauma and shame in that relationship and all

of a sudden, it’s over, it’s devastating. So yeah!

It just sobers the whole experience of what it

means to be on top of the world.

VG: Your immense success is notable and

impressive, but it’s even more significant

when one factors in that you are a

transgender woman of color. How would you

reflect on your career when noting all the

glass ceilings that you have broken?

LC: I think we have to because there is a

case going to the Supreme Court, where the

question is just titled “seven cover the LGBTQ+

community” a woman, a Trans woman named

Amy Stevens, who was fired from her job for

being transgender. Her employer concedes that

is why he fired her, and the Supreme Court

may decide that is legal to do. We have to keep

talking about it because transgender people are

banned from serving openly in the military,

we have to keep talking about it, because

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2019

10 Questions with Vic Named Finalist

among Prestigious List of Writers Vying for

Los Angeles Press Club’s Coveted National

Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award

Just three years in syndication, Vic Gerami’s

fast-growing column, 10 Questions

with Vic, which interviews of top celebrities,

politicos and public figures as well

as hot, new up-and-comers, is already

competing alongside legendary writers

with household names, including Variety’s

Michael Schneider and Kareem Abdul Jabbar

writing for The Hollywood Reporter.

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Press

Club has announced that journalist and

columnist Vic Gerami is a finalist competing

for the organization’s 12th annual

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism

Awards (NAEJA). The awards recognize

journalistic excellence, career achievements

and contributions to society.

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countries. Gerami’s fellow finalists include

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writing for The Hollywood

Reporter, Brett Callwood from LA

Weekly, David Jerome from the Orange

County Register and Michael Schneider at

Variety.

A noted columnist, Gerami is also a journalist

and media contributor who is also

publisher and editor of The Blunt Post.

Breaking out on his own and expanding

his skills to include authoring a regular

column and publishing his own successful

news site, Gerami is quickly gaining a

reputation as one of Southern California’s

hardest-working media professionals.

Today reaching national international audiences,

Gerami first built a foundation of

knowledge and skills by learning the media

industry during his years at Frontiers Magazine,

followed by positions at LA Weekly

and Voice Media Group. This is Gerami’s

second time being selected as a finalist

in the Los Angeles Press Club’s Arts and

Entertainment Awards “Columnist” category,

having first made the final round of

consideration in 2017.

Finalists were announced after judges

nationwide pored over more than 900

entries. Gerami is a finalist for his internationally

syndicated celebrity Q&A column,

‘10 Questions with Vic,’ anchored in its

home port publication, The Blunt Post and

11 news and entertainment outlets in 4

“I feel incredibly fortunate to be included

in the Los Angeles Press Club’s National

Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards,”

Gerami said. “It’s an honor that I never

expected.”

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The Wall Street Journal featured Gerami

as a “leading gay activist” in its landmark

2009 coverage of opposition to Proposition

8, the ballot measure that for years denied

same-sex couples in California the freedom

to marry. In addition to his years of

volunteer work as a leading advocate for

marriage equality, later Gerami went on to

serve as a Planning Committee member

for the historic Resist March in 2017. Vic

Gerami is also a founding board member

of Equality Armenia.

In 2015, Gerami was referenced in the

landmark Supreme Court civil rights case,

Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court

held in a 5–4 decision that the fundamental

right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex

couples by both the Due Process and the

Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth

Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Vic Gerami is a contributor to the Windy

City Times, Montrose Star, DC Life Magazine,

Out & About Nashville, Q Virginia,

GNI MAG, QNotes, GoWeHo, Asbarez,

California Courier, Desert Daily Guide,

Armenian Weekly, GED, The Pride LA, IN

Magazine, OUT Traveler and The Advocate

Magazine among others.

“I’m genuinely humbled and consider it a

win just to be named a finalist among my

esteemed colleagues who are also finalists,”

Gerami said. “Looking at my fellow

finalists, I’m completely in awe of them

as a group. But I’m overwhelmed by their

individual talents as writers, interviewers

and all-around storytellers. To see my work

even mentioned alongside these journalism

and media professionals is an honor I’ll

always remember.”

NAEJA SPECIAL HONOREES for 2019

Tarana Burke - Impact Award for Influential

Contributions to Culture and Society

Danny Trejo - Visionary Award for

Humanitarian Work

Ben Mankiewicz - Luminary Award for

Career Achievement

Quentin Tarantino - Distinguished Storyteller

Award for Excellence in Storytelling

Outside of Journalism

Ann-Margret - Legend Award for Lifetime

Achievement and Contributions to Society

The winners will be honored and awarded

their trophies at the historic Biltmore

Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday,

December 1, 2019.

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administration wants to discriminate against

us in homeless shelters and in health care. We

have to keep talking about it because trans

people are being murdered in record numbers

and 78% of trans youth are bullied in schools.,

that is why we have to keep talking about it.

VG: So, when one doesn’t even know you are a

trans and assesses your career, it’s like wow.

But when we factor that in, it’s incredible. So,

how do you reflect on that?

LC: I just think it feels like a miracle, it feels like

a miracle, and I think because I have always

dreamed of having this kind of career, but I

never saw someone openly trans have this

kind of career before me. That I am wondering

if I was crazy, wondering if it was actually

even possible right before I moved towards

this black, I was going to stop acting and go

to graduate school and get a job. It feels just

remarkable, but it also, what I am very clear

about is that I believe this happened to me

when it happened to me because I was ready

to be of service and I could be of service - and

I have tried to take care of myself and not have

my whole life to be of service, and to you know,

to feel up my cup first, and have the overflow

be for everyone else.

of my work as an advocate, particularly, when

it comes to violence against trans people, I feel

like I have been talking about that for years

and years and it keeps getting worse, and I am

like what can we do? With this partnership

with Band Aid and RED, there is something we

can do to end HIV and AIDS - and we can just

buy this, and this one box can contribute and

make possible for a day’s worth of life saving

medication for someone living with HIV in

Sub-Saharan Africa. We can actually end AIDS

and HIV in our lifetime. It is possible. There is

no reason why people should be dying of HIV

and AIDS still in 2019. So that piece of getting

to be service, I believe, I really believe in my

spirit, that its partly why I have been given the

opportunities by the world, by the universe,

by those I partner with, so I can be of service.

And I think that is why, I know that is why I

get to enjoy this wonderful life.

VG: In addition to your remarkable

achievements as an actress, you are often

esteemed as the pinnacle of success in the

Trans, non-binary, gender not conforming

communities. How does that part feel? Is it too

much pressure to live up to that?

LC: As things shift for me, and I rethink the

advocacy work that I am doing and where

But I think it’s really about being of service I want to focus my energy, and there is so

and that is why I partnered with Band Aid and much work that needs to be done, I get guilty,

RED on this incredible campaign that is really I feel like I can’t be everywhere and I can’t do

about continuing the work RED has been doing everything. It’s just not possible and continue

since 2006 of making sure that folks in Sub- to try to build a career as an artist, it’s not

Saharan Africa have access to medication to possible. And so, where I am at now, I just saw

prevent the spread of HIV, medication to keep my dear friend, Angelica Ross on women on

their viral load un-detectible if they are HIV the conversation on her network. And she just

positive, to keep mothers from transmitting the was so brilliant in the way in which she had

virus to their babies if they are HIV positive, the conversation, with the black women in

condoms, all the incredible work that RED has the black community about trans lives. I was

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I mean I could cry, I was so inspired


and moved by everything that she said. And

she said it so much better, and I was like oh

this is wonderful, Angelica got that, she’s got

it and I don’t have to do that. And then I saw

India Morse’s insanely moving speech at the

Fashion Media Awards a few weeks ago and

she wore these beautiful earrings that had a

picture of a different Trans woman who had

been murdered this year. And she made this

incredibly moving speech that was just dead

on, and smart, and nuanced, and I was like,

and I should use ‘they’ pronouns because India

identifies as non-binary. So, India was just so

brilliant, and I was like Oh yes, India’s got this,

I don’t have to do that. I see my trans siblings

out there with platforms as big as mine doing

the work.

And then I see fans on the ground doing grassroot

activism and handling that so beautifully,

and so I want to lift up that work when I can,

but then I am like OK, I don’t have to bear

the weight of all this. And I never had to, but

when there were fewer of us with this level of

visibility, it was a different kind of weight. And

so I don’t know if the weight is lighter, the load

is lighter, but I just feel so lifted up by other

trans folks, who because of visionaries and

gate keepers that they have these wonderful

platforms as well and are even more articulate

than I am on some of these issues. I mean Janet

Mock, Oh God! How can I forget Janet Mock.

VG: Thank you for that. Let’s switch topics and

talk about your film, ‘Jolt,’ that you just shot.

Tell me about that

LC: Oh My Gosh! Jolt is an action-comedy

starring Kate Beckinsale, who I just adore, and

I have been a fan of hers for years, and they

were like you want to do a movie with Kate

Beckinsale and Bobby Cannavale, and I was

like YEAH! You sort of say yes even before you

read the script, because it’s a dream for me to

work with an actress of that caliber, I mean that

is the company I would like to be keeping. So,

Jolt is about, I forget what’s been in the press,

so I am trying to like sort of not give things

away and just sort of talk, you know talk press

release about the film. This is a woman who

sort of has impulse control and the therapist

has given her this suit, when she feels a

murderous urge, she presses the button and it

kind of gives her an electric jolt. And she has

trouble meeting men, and she meets a guy and

then he ends up dead. So, it becomes her trying

to figure out who killed him and my character,

I play this police detective while I think she

killed him. And so, it’s just a wonderful road

that we had a blast shooting, I had a blast

shooting in London and then Bulgaria, never

been to Bulgaria before. We were in Sofia,

Bulgaria, running around and I got to chase

Kate Beckinsale around.

VG: How is it when a fan recognizes you in

public?

LC: It depends on a lot of things; it depends

on if I am in the space to receive it. I think I

have gone very careful about where I go now,

because I have been in situations often with

fans, where I was not in the place to receive

the love that they wanted to give me. Because I

have been distracted or just wanting to sort of

not be on. I just wanted to go about my daily

life as a normal person, whatever that means

and so I think it depends if I am in the space

where I can receive it and I try not to be out in

the world now that can’t receive it which is a

weird thing, honestly.

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AdamsArtExpose’

JAMES HAGERTY - HWY 62 OPEN STUDIO - MULTI-TALENTED ARTIST, AUTHOR, MUSICIAN

Driving up the gravel Valley View Road

just off Highway 62 on the East Side of

Morongo we turn left on Aspen Drive

for about a quarter-mile and come to a

green sign that reads Hagerty. We turn

into a drive in front of an architecturally

styled ranch house with an adjoining

structure with a cupola in the middle.

This is overlooking a panoramic view to

the South encompassing Morongo and

the mountainous basin it sets in.

Wednesday at the Mizell Center in Palm

Springs.

AdamsArtExpose’ ART

Jim Hagerty comes to the front door

to greet us with his little dog with

unusual multi-colored grey markings.

Mr. Hagerty has lived here for 20 years

having previously lived on a ranch in

Mecca. Inside his house, we find a

virtual gallery of his artworks. He is

creatively multi-talented. His home/

studio was open to art enthusiasts the

first October weekend of the Hwy 62

Open Studio Art Tours. His paintings

adorn the walls of almost every room

and his sculptures are interspersed

throughout. In his living room music

studio we find an electronic keyboard

and a grand piano. He says his first

artistic venture and staple of his creativity

is music, beginning as a youngster and

into high school years where he formed a

dance band. He now plays weekly every

He has also been a sculptor creating

assemblages of metal parts and pieces of

old farm implements and other objects

which are welded together into abstract

constructions some of which are painted

in bright colors and others that are left

in the natural patina of the steel and iron

they are made from. His sculptures leave

open for interpretation by the viewer

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if they would like to ascribe a specific

description or enjoy the cleverly arranged

shapes as an abstract assemblage of

3-dimensional .design. He is not creating

sculpture now as a result of some visual

problems which may have been aggravated

by the welding process of the sculptures he

has done.

Questions, comments, suggestions -

contact - adamsartexpose@gmail.com or

adamsartexpose@desertdailyguide.com

Mr. Hagerty states that his inspiration

for painting came from artists such as

Milton Avery and Henri Matisse. Many

of his paintings are figurative with the

figure.s anatomy constructed of geometric

shapes. He has completed figure and face

portraits of people he knows and of his own

imagination. The primary medium he uses

is acrylic. The influence of the artist's Avery

and Matisse are evident in his work of

which he has developed his personal style

that is uniquely Hagerty.

In addition to the visual art and musical

creativity of James Hagerty, he has also

demonstrated his creativity as an author.

Some of the titles he has written include:

"Nut Grass", "The High Priesthood of

Being Gay", "Voices From the Tomb", and

"Tainted Glass". These titles are available

from Amazon and other booksellers. You

may see more of Mr. Hagery's visual work

on Facebook. He performs his musical

talent on the piano every Wednesday at the

Mizell Center in Palm Springs. He can be

contacted at morongoman@gmail.com. We

are very privileged to have James Hagerty

with multiple artistic abilities living in this

area for us to enjoy his work.

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I try to go out like incognito if I am not

able to receive that energy. But if I am and I

meet, let me think of the last interaction it

was somewhere recently. I was out for lunch

with a friend with some sort of business/ he

is a friend, but we were talking business as

well and someone came up and she was quite

lovely, and I would say thank you so much. I

was able to receive it, I was. So, when I meet

people at meeting greets, I can look them in

the eye and I can hear them when they talk to

me about whatever it is they need to say - and

I can be present for whatever they are saying.

But being present sometimes means, if they are

crying, I am crying with them, and it means

that I might hear a story about them thinking

about committing suicide and shooting, and

then deciding not to because the saw me on

television and that is really intense and that is a

lot to kind of take in.

VG: I have looked up at some of the charities

and organizations that you have worked

with. Just give me a few of the highlights, the

ones that are close to your heart right now,

obviously the Band-Aid RED campaign.

LC: Yeah, so excited about this, just as I

already said that it just feels like we can make

a difference, and it’s just like wow – that feels

like such a weird thing. I don’t know if I

mentioned it, but we are doing #BandTogether,

that when those go to CVS and buy their RED

band aids, we are encouraging them to post

photos of themselves on social media with

their Band Aids with #BandTogether. And

what I am doing, I hope they are okay with it,

is encouraging people to have conversations

with their followers, with their friends and

family about what they know about HIV and

AIDS, and there is still so much stigma and

misconceptions about HIV and AIDS, and

I think that needs to part of the process. So

that all my friends who are living with HIV

and AIDS don’t have to continually deal

with stigma around it, like this is not a death

sentence, like you are not going to transmit the

virus. All these things, I feel that people should

know, but they still don’t know and there is

so much fear around … So, band together,

#BandTogether. I’m super excited about that.

VG: My last question is always this, tell me a

secret, and make it a good one.

LC: I have so few secrets now, I am just spilling

all my tongue. Jee! Oh, my goodness, a secret

I feel if I haven’t talked about it publicly, I

probably can’t or won’t. Oh My Gosh, a secret.

Actually, there is, this isn’t a secret but they

wanted me to wear for the Savage and Fenty

Fashion Show, they wanted me to have – I don’t

own pink shoes and so like I brought my own

shoes, because I wear a size 13, I have big ass

feet: that’s not a secret. And so, they dyed a

pair of my custom Kenneth Cole shoes that I

had them in white, they dyed them pink and

like put stones on them for the Savage and

Fenty Show. That’s not a secret but I haven’t

told anyone yet. You are the first person I am

telling.

For more information about Laverne Cox,

please visit LaverneCox.com

Vic Gerami is journalist, media contributor and

the Editor & Publisher of The Blunt Post. and

a finalist for LA Press Club’s National Arts &

Entertainment Journalism Award.

vic@thebluntpost.com

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The strange life of the the Kewpie doll from

a brand of dolls and figurines that became

Kewpie Mayo

The Kewpie doll was conceived as comic

strip characters by cartoonist Rose

O'Neill. The illustrated cartoons, gained

popularity after the publication of O'Neill's

comic strips in 1909. The characters

were then produced as bisque dolls in

Waltershausen, Germany, beginning in

1912, and became extremely popular in the

early 20th century.

But Kewpie is also a brand of mayo, not

a style. Toichiro Nakashima founded the

Japanese Nakishamato Corporation in

1918 The company has began marketing

mayonnaise with the name Kewpie, which

originated from the popular doll created by

illustrator and artist, Rosie O’Neill.

Kewpie’s popularity in Japan can’t be

overemphasized. Mayo is used on many

different food products in Japan and they

are many serious competitions that involves

this condiment.

A 10-inch Kewpie with a bisque head,

composition body, and glass eyes today is

worth $6,500

Celluloid is one of the first synthetic plastics

ever created.

Synthetic plastic. Celluloid, the first

synthetic plastic material, developed in

the 1860s and 1870s from a homogeneous

colloidal dispersion of nitrocellulose and

camphor.

Original German-made bisque Kewpie, circa

1912

"Do good deeds in a funny way. The world

needs to laugh or at least smile more than

it does."

-Rose O’Neill

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THE LAST WORD

America cant seem to get to freedom

As I sit here thinking about the many

Veteran's Day Parades and the platitude for

my service, I remember the many Veterans

Days that had passed before me. I think

we service members straight and LGBT,

deployed or not, trained in combat or not,

all contributed to the freedoms we enjoy.

been allowed to speak for their cause often

develop a sense of moral superiority and

that all others should have no say.

When you bully and threaten and

intimidate others deemed not worthy, then

Houston, we have a problem.

The end of the Civil War, President

Abraham Lincoln remarked, brought to

America "a new birth of freedom." And

we began the nation's efforts to come to

terms with the destruction of slavery and to

define a new meaning of freedom.

This year I plan to take a seat and watch

the parade from the stands. I remember

in the 60's my dad won a medal of valor.

He survived a WW2 explosion of enemy

ordinance, he was always in the parade and

Today, we are still faced with deciding

when he came past, he would go into the

the true meaning of freedom. This has

crowd and lift up my brothers and sisters

remained a bitter failure of this society to

and say "Look at all the people that honor

learn. If we want a better tomorrow, we

us, we have an obligation to be better to

need to start actions with integrity.

honor this appreciation". Then Vietnam

happened and the world seemed to go Adam Schiff now holds all the cards for the

to shit. By the time I joined the military, next phase of the birth of freedom, one that

the world had done many flips. My dad includes for the first time in our nation,

was nearly the only person on our block accountability. We can not expect laws to

to fly a flag all year. Even in the snow. repair our broken and battered institutions

So I get respect for the country and I see if we don't accept accountability. All the

when others are being disrespectful, and people that became before us that fought

I will say something. Today we live in a our mighty battles or insignificant political

world that is seen as aggressive. While wars are now counting on us alone to right

protest is patriotic, being a bully is not. this ship. We are counting on this historic

When people think their cause trumps congress. So it will be Adam Schiff, a

others' rights and causes the suppression Democrat Senator from the great state of

of other peoples opinions, no matter how California that now decides the fate of our

important the cause is to you, if the actions nation. One that is the product of social

you take and the careless way you do it equality so long ignored, that the value of

causes damage to others your, cause looks all men are measured simply because many

bad. If you are talking about lifting some made up yard sticks of aggression, color

people up while stomping on others, then or sexual characteristics. But not for their

you are expressing what it would be like honor or service. Until we address that, I

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