Last night I was a sagely advise-giver. I promise it won’t happen again.
princerosebun asked: you can publish that if you want, and I've been told I can't do it more because of my gender issues and not being born male. But you give me faith and you give me the strength. Thank you
Well that’s a bunch of bullshit right there.
Here are some amazing people who I have joined on a burlesque stage at some point or another… these people aren’t just doing burlesque, they are POWERFUL in the scene. They are amazing performers and they are in high demand. And I bet you 100% of them have heard exactly what you have heard. That they shouldn’t do it because they weren’t the right shape, identity, colour, age, type, etc.
(and yes I really selfishly threw myself in there too.)
The amazing thing about burlesque (and here I’m speaking as a viewer, not a performer) is that a person with an unconventional beauty has the power to completely change the way I think about that beauty. A talented burlesque dancer can make me realise I am attracted to something that I’d never considered before. They have the power to pull away the restraints of that ever dictated ‘conventional beauty’ and make us see clearly.
(pictured: Sir Willy Waterlily, Brooklyn Irons, Matt Knife, Matt Fraser, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Miss Rose Wood, Fancy Feast)
My Ludwig II costume in progress! <3
Rev logging myself.
Oh my LORD I am humbled and inspired to be performing alongside so many of my boylesque heroes in the NY Boylesque Festival Main Event.
The first year of this incredible festival, I was a rapt member of the audience, not yet performing with much confidence, and thinking “Next year I want to be part of this.” When that second year came, I found myself in the Friday night show, with some of my burlesque brothers, and some incredible out of town and international artists. This year I am simply awestruck by the company I’m keeping again.
This is not just my going from an entranced audience member to a performer. This is me, going from someone who had to prove himself, and argue every day for his legitimacy as a man and as a human being - to finding a place where I am celebrated for my male identity on stage.
The 15 year old boy who was kicked out of the men’s room at his own liberal high school could not have imagined he would be here today.
Thank you, burlesque. Thank you, amazing community. I am so incredibly proud to be (I think) the first openly trans boylesque performer in this festival.
Another reason to come to The Legend Begins! The Friday Night Premiere show…Lewd Alfred Douglas!— with Lewd Alfred Douglas at Highline Ballroom.
Lewd Alfred started performing burlesque at small theatres and nightclubs in London. Since moving to New York he has performed with the Rhinestone Follies, Anachronism at Webster Hall, Gemini & Scorpio, D20 Burlesque, EPIC WIN Burlesque, International Steampunk City, Dorian’s Parlor, The Geeky Kink Event, Man: A Tease!, and the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference. He is creative director of Uncle Monty’s Mollyhouse, a lovingly recreated Victorian Bordello.
Every act he has designed has been a study of a certain era’s expression of beauty, sexuality, or gender. He hopes to always present an experience which is unexpectedly relatable, and hopefully enlightening.
Tickets here! http://highlineballroom.com/show/2014/04/04/the-nerdlesque-festival-2014/
Got my arts in!
Super awesome trailer for the Ouroboros Cycle Volume II by G. D. Falksen
photographer Adrian Buckmaster posted this on Facebook, so I’m gonna post it for you guys!
Lewd Alfred Douglas in Victorian Male Sex Worker Mode. (please do not remove credit if you reblog. :)
Oh look, it’s my stupid face and body yet again!
The Ouroboros Cycle
A paranormal adventure series by G. D. Falksen
Get the first book "The Ouroboros Cycle, Book 1: A Monster’s Coming of Age Story" here in ebook and print format:
Or wherever else books are sold online, etc.
The Ouroboros Cycle, Book 1: A Monster’s Coming of Age Story
How far would you go to avenge the one you love? Would you go beyond death? Born into the stifling confines of French upper society, Babette Varanus never thought that she would have to answer that question. Surrounded by wealth yet ostracized by her peers, Babette had little interest in love until she met Korbinian, a scandalous German baron with the audacity to regard her as his equal. But when the intrigues of her grandfather’s enemies conspire to tear them apart, Varanus will embark upon a journey of vengeance, love, and redemption that will take her beyond the limitations of mortality and reveal to her the dark forces that command humanity from the shadows. Faced with madness, murder, hidden cults, and erudite vampires, does she have the strength to withstand the storm that rises against her? “
The Ouroboros Cycle, Book Two “A Cautionary Tale For Young Vampires” is due out later this month.
For updates on the series please follow http://www.gdfalksen.com/
Credits for this fantastic book trailer as follows:
*Voice Over by the fantastic Yuri Lowenthal
*Art by the talented Lawrence Gullo and Fyodor Pavlov
*Music by Spiky you can pick up the wonderful soundtrack he made for the series on CD Baby and Amazon
*The amazing Motion Graphics Artist who edited this whole thing together is the one and only Jake Akuna
In case you were wondering what all those Ouroboros Cycle teasers were about for the last couple of months.
SO pretty! And it’s got my arts in it!
Varanus ladies kickin’ arse.
(from the Ouroboros Cycle Vol. II)
I need your help.
I was asked a few nights ago about what to do if you’re sent to gender correcting camp. And to be honest, I couldn’t answer right away. I sat down to write an answer multiple times only to get angry and bitter half way through and had to throw out everything I’d done.
These are camps where people send children as young as 8 or 7, but usually teenagers, to “fix” who they are through authorized abuse, by spreading misinformation and making people feel generally horrible about who they are. Depending on which camp, they could be told that they are broken emotionally, chemically, or just spiritually. Often they’re told God hates them, that God thinks of trans people as the devil, that Gay people or Trans people should kill themselves or mutilate themselves to stop from being this awful, godforsaken thing.
These are kids in their formative years being told that who they are is wrong and immoral. It’s destructive and there’s a reason it’s being banned by all progressive states.
I’m sick of it. And thanks to the luckiest couple I know I’ve been inspired to do something about it. This blog reaches enough people to get this started, if not to carry it on it’s own shoulders.
To anyone reading this message, who considers themselves to be a decent human being and a friend of LGBT people, I need you to reblog this. I need this to spread.
This isn’t a cry for notes.
This is a battle beacon.
If anyone is threatened with straight camp, corrective therapy, or gender reparative therapy, reach out to me and any other volunteers who reblog this. Give us your information and tell us, in your own words, what is happening to you. You are not alone. God does NOT hate you or who you are, you are a beautiful creature. You can get through this and we can help.
To anyone who has any connections at any local or national-level news organizations, follow this and be ready. This needs to be something that hits hard and fast whenever a child is threatened with such serious abuses.
To anyone who has a large following, please follow this because we need people to know this is happening if we’re going to have any sort of a chance of stopping it. If you have a large LGBT following, particularly .5k or above, please follow the tag “Rainbow Lantern Corps” and reblog when you see this or someone who needs your help.
Lets keep the Lanterns lit. Let’s give these kids a little light in the dark.
This is the Rainbow Lantern Corps. Please respond.
I’m really proud of the way I’m drawing ruffians lately.
Whole story here…
Naughty Nighttime Reblog!
This merperson has pointy teeth for shredding fish scales, so oral isn’t a thing that can really be done, unfortunately.