Get Your Butchlesque Fix at 2782!

In case you weren’t able to join us for the Butchlesque New Year’s Eve show in Gulfport — or if you just need another “fix” — you can catch Kaje Jakob Germaine” Housman, Gail “Storm” Cruz, Michelle Chester Sullivan” Jahren, Sterling Fury, Helen “The Boss” Jenkinson, Angela Dream Catcher” Brownell-Miller and Laura Jason” Teal when they perform at the St. Pete Pride 27-82 Benefit Concert this Friday (June 27, 2014)! You’ll also get to see the newest additions to our Butchlesque family: Melissa “Clyde” Penner, and our Femmecee Jessica Hixon! We hope you’ll join us in support of St. Pete Pride’s Community Grants Program, and give a huge Butchlesque welcome to our line-up and the fantastic line-up of performers that SPP has assembled for your entertainment!

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Tickets and Info:

2782 Concert Info: Friday, June 27 at 7:00pm

State Theatre Saint Petersburg

687 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

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Meet Melissa “Clyde” Penner at St. Pete Pride’s 2782 Benefit Concert!

“Clyde” is a new face on the Butchlesque catwalk! She came to our New Year’s Eve show in Gulfport and — like several before her — decided that she wanted to be on that catwalk the next time around! When she’s not studying to be a nurse, her hobbies including riding motorcycles AND restoring her vintage 1973 Sportster!! When Butchlesque appears at St. Pete Pride’s 27-82 Concert on June 27th, Clyde is going to hit that catwalk at FULL THROTTLE!!

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Tickets and Info:

2782 Concert Info: Friday, June 27 at 7:00pm

State Theatre Saint Petersburg

687 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

 

 

 

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Meet Jessica Hixon at St. Pete Pride’s 2782 Benefit Concert!

Butchlesque is proud to announce that our Femmecee for the St. Pete Pride 27-82 cameo performance will be Jessica Hixon!  Jessica‘s first encounter with Butchlesque was at our New Year’s Eve show in Gulfport. 

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“I thought it was just a group of Amanda’s friends, and their friends, that I was going to meet!  It was awesome!” she told me.

This is going to be Jessica‘s first Pride event ever, so we are particularly honored that she is going to get to walk out onto the Butchlesque catwalk & look out at the sea of women who will be there to hear the music of Mary Lambert, Hunter Valentine, and Kill the Sound — and to look at the hot bois of Butchlesque!

“I’ve got the perfect outfit picked out!  I’m just so excited, and I know it’s going to be a blast!  I can’t wait to get the crowd hyped-up!”

Jessica, we can’t wait either!

We hope to see you all at the St. Pete Pride 27-82 Concert, where you can cheer on Jessica and all of our sexy Butchlesque models!

Tickets and Info:

2782 Concert Info: Friday, June 27 at 7:00pm

State Theatre Saint Petersburg

687 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

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Join Butchlesque at “27/82 The Benefit Concert”

SEE THE HOTTEST IN LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT – ONE NIGHT ONLY

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Join St. Pete Pride’s special guest, Grammy nominee, Mary Lambert, who will headline this music extravaganza, on June 27th, for “27-82, The Benefit Concert” at the State Theatre, and walk-away with memories that will last a lifetime.

SUPPORT THE TAMPA BAY LGBT COMMUNITY 

In addition to enjoying this impressive lineup, every ticket purchased supports the LGBT community! St. Pete Pride is donating all proceeds to its’ Community Grants Program.

St. Pete Pride’s Grant Program, one of the largest community funding initiatives in Tampa Bay for the LGBT community, ensures every cent raised will go to non-profit groups that are empowering the lesbian, gay-man, bi-sexual and transgender community by building stronger environments, healthier living, and more fulfilling lives throughout the counties representing Tampa Bay.

DANCING BUTCHES?

Also on the slate are The Real L Word’s Hunter Valentine, AND prepare to get your Swagga on for a cameo appearance by “BUTCHLESQUE”!

EVENT DETAILS

7:00 – Midnight
Friday, June 27
State Theatre
St. Pete, FL
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CONCERT PRODUCED BY GIRL2GIRL PRODUCTIONS.

 

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Papi Chulo Returns on New Year’s Eve!

“People who knew that I have a love of performing directed me toward Butchlesque. It not only opened doors in performing that otherwise would still be closed, but also laid the foundation for a whole host of new friendships.”
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Indeed, Tea So tell has a bevy of new admirers who fill the seats whenever she appears in community theater projects. Her paintings were also featured in a recent Ybor City art show, where several of Butchlesque alumni turned out in support.

“I enjoy being a part of what brings the community together. Papi Chulo is the alter ego that is able to bring forth that excitement of connecting with the audience if even for just one night. What better way to enjoy being comfortable in my own skin?!”

Papi Chulo, as well as several other Butchlesque alter egos are just hours away from descending upon the Gulfport Casino Ballroom! There is still time to get your tickets to join them on New Year’s Eve! Doors open at 8:00 pm!

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Meet Stevie Aaron on New Year’s Eve!

As one of our “single & ready to mingle” butches, Melinda “Stevie Aaron” Scott, enjoys leather tooling, an array of sports such as bowling, basketball, baseball & football, as well as guitar-playing & music. In fact, Melinda was once the principal French horn player in the U.S. Army Band in Chicago, Illinois.

Stevie is currently a registered nurse at a local jail. However, she once worked as a chef at the Playboy Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! Since that put her smack-dab in the middle of society’s definition of “the beautiful people”, I wondered how she viewed “Butchlesque”.

“Butchlesque has provided a fun, new & exciting outlet to share with our community… a glance into the world of butch fashion & the unique flair of each butch’s self-identity.”

Stevie is spot-on with that description. It’s in keeping with Butchlesque’s aim that, through participants displaying their individual perceptions of the “butch” identity, those participants open the door for all to consider possibilities that do not require renouncing one’s self in order to feel desirable & accepted. For those participants to recognize that the moment is theirs to be authentic, and to seize it not just for themselves but on behalf of others not on the catwalk, is a success in & of itself.

Stevie enjoyed a “rock star” moment on June 28th, when she was part of St. Pete Pride’s 27-82 Concert at the State Theatre sharing the stage with Geri-X, Daphne Willis — and headlining act Uh Huh Her!

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Stevie Aaron in the Butchlesque Green Room at St. Pete Pride 27-82 Concert Uh Huh Her

We are excited to see her on New Year’s Eve and we hope to see you there, cheering on ALL of these rock stars!

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Meet Jakob O! Swagga on New Year’s Eve!

Jakob O! Swagga (a/k/a Kaje) moved to Florida in 1997, by way of Asheville, NC, and has been in the Bradenton/Palmetto area ever since.

Kaje and her partner have been together for all of those sixteen years, from the day they met IRL, it was love at first sight! Being the thoughtful butch that she is, she encouraged her partner to go to college not long after moving to FL, knowing her turn would come… And it did! Kaje spent four years earning her AA, AS, and her BA, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of South Florida (Go BULLS!!) One of her hopes is to land a grant writing gig with a non profit that focuses on either LGBTQI issues, or one with ties to Breast Cancer research. Keep her in mind, as she is still seeking just the right spot to land!

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During her senior year at USF, she picked up a digital camera for the first time, and her second love was realized! For the past four years, you can see the progression of her passion and her eye, ever changing and always open. She feels drawn to nature, architecture, and found objects, as well as portraiture on all levels. Having spent time behind the lens at local parks and preserves, Kaje has been able to capture some incredible sunsets, among other features, and has been awarded First Premium in the Manatee County Fair for two years in a row. She has also spent time working with local residents to produce memorable family portraits, as well as having shot weddings in FL and NY! She has also been published by Sarasota County, Myakka City City Historical Society, and in a Sarasota brochure for the green movement. Her work can also been seen revolving through local galleries, and has been purchased by patrons from as far away as Texas and Virginia.

Kaje is looking forward to returning to Butchlesque for her third year, the first she was the event photographer, and she participated as a contestant last year… You better watch out! She also appeared at St. Pete Pride’s 2782 Concert.

Don’t miss Kaje! Click here to see some of Kaje’s photographs on Facebook.

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Meet Sterling on New Year’s Eve!

Sterling Fury first worked with us as a model for our Butch / Femme calendar.  She was immeasurably helpful with her contributions to costumes, props & staging.  

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A few months later she was on the catwalk at Gulfport Casino Ballroom, and the women swooned.  She always has a calming demeanor, a quick smile — and that short, tight crew cut that the ladies wanna just brush their hands ever-so-softly across the very top of. 

We were thrilled that Sterling accompanied us to the St. Pete Pride 27-82 Concert at the State Theatre on June 28th

Sterling impressing the ladies

Sterling impressing the ladies

You’re going to love what she brings to the concept of butch identity & swagga on New Year’s Eve!  

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Meet Jason on New Year’s Eve!

Laura Lyne Latimer Teal is another butch who has been with “Butchlesque” since its’ debut. In fact, she is the only contestant who has appeared in or attended every single Butchlesque event. Her career as an over-the-road truck driver takes her out of regular social interaction, and she saw the event as a way to meet new friends.

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“I’d never been in front of others like that [on a stage] before, and it was great. Plus, I discovered that, while we do have a similar background, there are different types of butches in the LGBT community; we are not all ‘the same’.”

Indeed, “Butchlesque” showcases the diversity present within the microcosm of our masculine-of-center communities. We don’t gender-police who is “butch-enough” for “Butchlesque”. The words “perceptions of the butch identity” are key to our goal, and all participants are there by their own self-identification. As a result, each show is an exciting, surprising collection of interpretations of what “butch” means to each individual.

Bagpipers, bikers and cowboi’s — OH, MY!!! Come see the latest collection of butch interpretations when “Butchlesque” wraps up 2013 and ushers in 2014!

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