It ain’t easy being a calendar girl. And for the drag playmates of the 2007 AIDS Housing Alliance/San Francisco (AHA/SF) Desperate Divas calendar—which features some of the organization’s HIV positive and formerly homeless and disabled clients—glamour was the best revenge. The calendar ($18; www.underoneroof.org) spotlights 12 of the Bay Area’s best drag entertainers, handpicked from among two dozen hopefuls. The competition, we hear, was fierce. “AIDS is still the No. 1 cause of premature death of all men in San Francisco aged 15 to 54,” says Brian Basinger, AHA/SF’s executive director. The runway is lighted.
Time of the Month
November 1, 2006 • By Paul Pratt