DIFFA Party at the Mansion

14 October 2007 10:15

MonsignoreDIFFA Party at the MansionSeattle, WA — Last night, I went to the Rainier Club for DIFFA Seattle‘s 3rd Annual Party at the Mansion with my favorite socialite, Anamaria.

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is one of the largest grantors of HIV/AIDS service and education program funding in the U.S. Since it’s inception in 1993, DIFFA’s Seattle chapter has granted nearly half a million dollars to local HIV/AIDS service organizations.

DIFFA sponsored parties are among Seattle’s hottest charitable events and the one at the Rainier Club is one of my personal favorites. This was the second time I’ve been able to attend with Anamaria. The cocktails flowed, the hors d’oeuvres were past and we had even more fun than the first time.

Leather Sir/boy

6 October 2007 16:31

CagedLeather Sir/boyDallas, TX – Arrived yesterday and was joined by my boy Derek for the 2008 International Leather Sir/boy and Community Bootblack Contests weekend, primarily to support one of my Brothers, Odie, as he competes for the Leather Sir title.

This particular weekend is a celebration of two things close to my heart: the special nature of Sir/boy relationship; and, the importance of preserving and promoting the bootblacking art. It also gives Derek and I an opportunity to reconnect in an environment that includes many of our friends from around the country. Since we don’t have any official obligations, it’s already been a good chance for us to do our own thing and spend some quality time.

Thinking Like a Straight Man

4 October 2007 17:43

MonsignoreThinking Like a Straight ManSeattle, WA — Here’s a shout out to one of the people that make life in the Pacific Northwest so unique. Mistress Matisse is a writer, Pro Dom and one of my favorite women in the world. She’s also one of the few ladies that make me think like a straight man, which of course means that when I see her, I stop thinking all together.

So when I saw Matisse at the Folsom Street Fair last month in front of the Titan booth, I couldn’t help myself. I jumped right over the table, grabbed her up in my arms and gave her a big hug. (Word to the wise: Do not attempt this if you do not have a pre-existing relationship that permits such activity. You will get hurt!)

Earlier today I read she mentioned the exchange in her blog, so I thought I’d post a photo capturing the moment. I am proud to consider Matisse a friend and encourage you the read Control Tower, her regular articles in the Stranger.