Archive for March, 2010

To crown a Queen

Ru Paul’s Drag Race

Does anybody else like this show as much as we do?  We’ve just finished S1 on pay TV.  My, what tough challenges. In the encyclopaedia, the word ‘fabulous’ is next to a picture of a Drag Queen, y’know.

S1 Calendar

S2 is already in swing.


March 24, 2010 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

Win a copy of Skulls and Crossbones: Tales of Women Pirates

and a really fat candle. For those long lonely nights on the ocean…

Here’s the link:

If you were a pirate, what would your pirate name be? Post that here in the comments and PLEASE don’t forget to include your email address (don’t worry, it’s not visible to the outside world) so we can contact you if you win. The contest closes on Thursday March 25th at noon, Mountain Time. We’ll announce the winners on Friday March 26th by 2 PM, Mountain Time. NOTE: ONE ENTRY per person, please.

We have enlisted Jfay, candle artist, to choose the three most imaginative, coolest, interesting, fabulous, groovy pirate names and here’s what you get if she digs your pirate name:

1st place receives an official Skulls and Crossbones pillar candle scented with “Walk the Plank” and a print copy of Skulls and Crossbones. That’s about a $65 value.

2nd place receives a print copy of Skulls and Crossbones and a bag of official SnC scent chips (wax chips shaped like a skull and crossbones scented with “Walk the Plank”–each chip is about 2 inches tall by 3 inches wide). That’s about a $20 value.

3rd place receives an ebook copy of Skulls and Crossbones (in either Mobi or .pdf format) and a bag of SnC scent chips. That’s about an $18 value.

The one bummer: contributors included in the Skulls and Crossbones anthology and their family members are not eligible to win.

March 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Visual treat

A behind-the-scenes of  Judy Francesconi photo shoots.

Not sure about the Lipstick Lesbians label. I mean, who cares?

March 19, 2010 at 9:35 pm Leave a comment


Couple of pieces of good news today.

In Mexico City, same-sex marriages have been legalised and the first couples already registered.

Closer to home in NSW, the Registry of BD&M have given up assigning gender in select cases. Norrie could be the first officially androgynous, or non-gendered, resident in Australia. Am waiting for the government to adjust their databases.

ETA: Alas, poor Norrie, whose new gender unspecified status has been revoked. Wonder what they’ll come up with to replace it.

March 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Taxing the arts

If you wondered whether artists in other countries were also starving.

An international comparative study of tax concessions for the arts

This report is an international comparative study of the tax concessions provided to the arts in a number of selected jurisdictions. Given the prominence of its level of giving, the United States of America (United States) is one of the studied jurisdictions, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland. Reference is also made to concessions provided for in Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Japan and Singapore. This is the 2nd Report commissioned by Arts Queensland and builds upon the 1st Report which outlined Australia’s current tax treatment of the arts.

Handily for the US tax season, here’s a short article on tax tips for writers that reminds you to deduct deduct deduct in proportion.

March 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Evecho’s newsy bits

News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.