Dear @RuPaulsDragRace I demand a recount of the votes! I cannot believe this elimination! Still in shock…
Anyway, on last night’s episode (March 25) we saw the contestants bring Judge Judy, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and an array of other divas take to the main stage. Some flopped *cough* Milk! *cough* and others did quite alright.
Who do you think deserved to go home? Watch below and leave comments!
Critics say at times your content is a caricature of the gay lifestyle, and this makes it difficult to be taken serious in the industry. How do you respond to this assumption?
PP: Anybody that believes you can’t have fun while still being serious about a craft is a complete idiot. I believe the way we portray our image works perfect for us and the community. We don’t have to be hardcore to get a point across. I think that would scare people away. Either way, people would have something to say. If we were hardcore people would say they don’t take us seriously. I’m fine with having fun. When you watch and listen to us you want to have fun, you want to enjoy life. That, to me, is very serious.
San Mateo County (in the San Francisco Bay Area) admits to spending $55/year on two Grindr Extra profiles plus money to buy fake profile photos to entice the locals. After Grindr users hit them up they expose themselves (figuratively LOL) as the health department and offer free sex health advice.
Darryl Lampkin, prevention supervisor for the STD/HIV program at the county’s health department, says about 80% of men continue to chat with health professionals about outreach services. He also reports a 500% increase in community outreach over 2 years and trend shows continuous growth.
Grindr isn’t too happy about San Mateo County’s two profiles, citing they do not encourage the use of fake profiles or solicitation. But of course, Lampkin says, “There are people who just go on there to chat. … That’s what we go on there to do.”
Plus, if two or three health professionals can save a whole city of people from bumps, viruses, and money on medication for about $100 annually isn’t that worth the money?
Read more of this story at The Bay Area Reporter.
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