It’s a Human Rights Campaign explosion up in here. Sorry to overload your morning, but we couldn’t resist posting this picture of the Heatherette Boys, the venerable Amanda Lepore and HRC president Joe Solmonese. A photog snapped it at the non-profit’s NYC gala dinner – a cousin of the Philly gala dinner at which John Amaechi will be appearing.
Question: how many fucking gala dinner’s can one organization have? Oh, right, they’re “the largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality”. We forgot.
Heatherette designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains were there celebrating their “Heatherette Hearts HRC” t-shirt collabo of which Rich says:
Traver and I obviously would not be where we are today without the inspiration and support of our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender friends and customers. Heatherette has always been about equality â€” weâ€™ve never geared our collection to one demographic.
Well, no, we suppose not, but one must admit that chaps may not be the biggest hit in Kansas. Oh, wait…
Back to the picture: it’s not quite as iconic as the Perez Hilton, Joan Rivers, Michael Musto trifecta, but there must be a word for it. It’s on the tip of our tongues, but we can’t quite figure it out. So, reader, why don’t you give us a hand. Or, rather, word. (We’ll also accept a phrase – we can’t stop thinking about Sesame Street, if you know what we mean.)
More pics after the jump…
We kind of hate when people say “fierce”, but we really can’t think of any other word at the moment.
But nobody poses quite like Ms. Lepore.
When we saw this picture, we instantly thought of a sham wedding. Or, perhaps, an extremely awkward funeral. Lauper’s the picture of grim. Seriously, we don’t think we’ve ever seen anyone look so unhappy to be posing for a picture. As for Solmonese – he kind of looks like he has to poop.
From winning a Tony for playing Ulla in The Producers to an HRC dinner. What a tragic fall for actress Cady Huffman.
At first we were like, “Who are those people with Cyndi Lauper and Joe Solmonese? Teri Moschetta and Jacob Miles? Who the fuck are they?” We did a little investigating and found that they co-chaired the festivities. Then we decided they probably did a lot of work for the event and thought we’d post their picture. We’re feeling generous this morning. Also, Mochette and Miles look so happy – even Lauper cracked a sardonic little smirk, but Solmonese still kind of looks…well, you know.