Sisters on the Edge and free Thanksgiving
AT THE EDGE
Congrats to Larry Davis, Margie, Edgar, Brenda, and the rest of the folks behind the launch of the new Sister's Edge II (113 San Jacinto). The Craigslist W4W section (which, beyond its mission as a personals ad page, serves as a local lezzie opinion forum) has been abuzz with critique and kudos for the new lesbian bar. But the proof was in the pudding of a line that stretched cleared back to Mongolian Grille at the corner of Second and San Jacinto. The club remained packed with an estimated 1,500 the entire night. SEII's website now boasts its new, if odd, CYA motto: "A ladies bar in Downtown Austin – where the boys are always welcome." Awkwarrrrrrd.
GOOD QUEEN There was a moment at this past weekend's memorial show to commemorate the life of Mona littleMore that summed up so much of the complicated mess of feelings that come with this sort of event. Charlie's Austin was, for this night, steeped in high hair and high heels, as queen after queen laid out heart after heart in sweet lip-sync'd performances to honor this founding empress of Austin's United Court (www.unitedcourtofaustin.org). Our personal "moment" came in the form of one gorgeous queen who delivered beyond the typical pose and strut with the fiercest heel pounding this side of flamenco (or perhaps clogging ...?), who, with every step, echoed the sentiment of the evening: Mona's spirit lives on. Mona's work for Austin in the form of the United Court went far beyond the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for numerous charities through the years. Mona's work realized the most important cultural demand of our LGBT community: Live proud, and represent. The Court is still collecting for its reigning empress and Mona's widow, Rona Bare-It. A memorial fund has been set up to offset the accrued medical expenses. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Don't forget: Charlie's will host its annual Free Thanksgving Dinner on the day, proper. Turkey and all the fixin's will be served beginning at 1pm (see Thursday, Nov. 26).
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