Having Gay Pride is fun. Never would have guessed that in a million years. I’m so gay now that I carry my own rainbow colored stage curtain for a dramatic makeshift backdrop.

The crowd gathered downtown at Bienville Square which has the most enormous Victorian wrought iron fountain.

Mobile has a lot of homeless people.

They seemed to take the activities in stride by napping through the concerts.

So many familiar faces. Where do I begin?

Lets see first off there was Miss Cee. She an old girl from way back in the day and she’s still got “IT” even in her boy drag.

B-Bob’s is a gay bar and these are the fabulous B-Bob’s Dancers.

They know how to put on a show y’all.

They won a prize for exhibiting the best Spirit.

The beautiful Miss Gay Pride and her entourage.

She sang “I am what I am” by Gloria Gaynor with her own voice and without the least hint of Popeye's version either.

The BIG girls were out in full force.

“Ladies and Gentlemen Miss Venus Shante Da Viss”

Girl was twirlin’ up the stage and wearing the most amazing pharaohnic inspired headdress.

Miss Venus and I go way back to the Stone Age where Miss Cee instructed the wee gaylings on the art of illusion. Miss Venus used to be a professional football player.

The cutest little boy and his message T-shirt.

TJB was right! Miss Jennifer Holliday was all disheveled but very gracious explaining that the Gay Folks have always had her back even when she was 400 pounds or when she needed her mortgage paid, “The Gays was there for me...”

She had some serious dramatic moments during her song styling's and one of which she became overwhelmed and needed a police officer to fan her down. She was in good voice despite the humidity.

She was the main reason that I attended this festival. I can’t tell you how many times (some of the older queens can testify to this) I’ve seen some sad Drag Queen get up and lip sync to “And I Am Telling You”, literally hundreds of times. I just once wanted to see the original.

Pay close attention to her quivering jaw technique, now this is how it’s done.

“And the moment you’ve all been waiting for Miss Jennifer Holliday...”

Some parting shots,


  1. Wow, that's so cool Miss Holliday performed...she's tiny now!!!

    I love the white boots on the B-Bob Dancers—very Tina Sinatra!

    Alabama looks so charming too! I was trying to get a gig there last year, but the place I wanted to work at shut down.

  2. oh wow...these pictures are too cool. Love that headress. LOVE B-bob's dancers.
    LOVE!!! the look on J.Ho's face in the frozen pic of that clip. You just know she's imagining that microphone is a Popeye's extra spicy drumstick. God bless her.

  3. how is it that only like, 20 people are there to hear her.

    please tell me there were loads more!

  4. I've only been to Mobile once and clearly it wasn't on a day like THIS one!

    If only I'd known in advance about B-Bob’s Dancers.


    Did you have your booty on parade?

  5. I hope it didn't rain on your parade.

    I think a "Tranny Time" is long overdue!

  6. Wow, that looks great! Love B-Bob's dancers and the Britney shirt!

  7. Wow, Mobile looks pretty! Espesh with that guy's nice legs in that bending-over shot.

  8. LOL, Jason. Popeye's extra spicy drumstick!!!

    Ya gotta hand it to Miss Thing -- she may be performing for free in Mobile, but she still can get some police officer to fan her down. Diva.

  9. I am from Nevada. I went back home once to march in the Lake Tahoe Gay Pride Parade.

    Okay, it wasn't so much a parade as it was a picnic. We all sat at the same bench. There may have been only 6 of us, but a fun time was had by all.

    Happy pride to you!