Hearsay

Lizard Lounge contest, birthday boys, and secrets of DC


Published on May 1, 2003, 12:00am | Comments

Lizard Lounge will soon send some lucky patron crusing…
Birthday wishes to Michael, David, Robb and Moody…
And a little bit of gossip that's unfit to print…

Hearsay opens this week with a newsflash from clubland. The slitheringly seductive Sunday nightspot known as Lizard Lounge is celebrating anniversary number five this June with an incredibly impressive giveaway -- an exclusive expense-paid vacation package for two on Europe's all-gay Atlantis Barcelona Mediterranean Cruise. Local Lord of Nightlife Mark “Never Sara” Lee informed Hearsay that the week-long trip, which sails August 30th, is valued “in excess of five thousand dollars.” That's a lotta Spanish sea farin', if you catch Hearsay's drift (and Hearsay isn't even sure it catches its own drift, as drifts go). You can register in person at Lizard Lounge on Sunday, May 18, June 1 or June 15 (which will also be the night the lucky winner will be announced), or you can register online anytime at www.TravelPride.com/LizardLounge. And since Hearsay doesn't work for Mr. Lee (though you wouldn't know it from this shameless plug), Hearsay is going to enter with all the rest of you travel-happy homos. May the best queen win...

Hearsay missed so many birthdays last month that it feels obliged to at least wish a few of its regulars and semi-regulars belated happiness as they wind their way into middle age. One of these celebrants happens to be Michael Kyrioglou, a name as difficult to spell correctly as the word antidisestableshmintarianschizm.  For several years now, Michael (who sometimes dons a brunette wig and goes by the name Micheline, but don't tell anyone), has labored, quite jubilantly, as the director of P.R. and marketing for one of Hearsay's favorite purveyors of theatrical doings: Le Woolly Le Mammoth. Hearsay wishes its old friend all the best as he enters his decade number two-thousand. Another Hearsay darling -- and colleague, as you can read her advice column, Truly Yours, here on a biweekly basis -- Lena “aka David” Lett, celebrated her 21st birthday for the 14th time, with a big, lavish private soiree at Apex. Several hundred guests -- many of whom have joined her Empire -- paid their due respects to her majesty, who is frequently known as the Queen of Selection. The always-glamorous Lena, of course, is now a whisper of her former huskier self, having slimmed down to a virtually petite size, thanks to a diet of staples that includes Jewish chicken soup, cottage cheese, and little bits of canned pineapple. Hearsay must also acknowledge the birthday of Robb “I Use a Special Razor” Keffer. The 2002 Nightlife Coverboy of the Year celebrated in grand style at The Green Lantern, with a private party for fifty of his nearest and dearest. “I don't know how many people came,” a beaming Robb told Hearsay, “but we ran out of free drink tickets!” Blessed with a bright and shining personality and  a grin that says “Win!” Robb inched a little closer to that magical traumatic number known as thirty. And, of course, this wouldn't be a Hearsay Birthday Huzzah without a Hearsay Birthday Huzzah to the one, the only Moody “Doc to the Divas” Mustafa. As is traditional in these here parts, Moody is throwing himself an invitation-only, minimum donation of $30 please, extravaganza this Saturday, May 3, at Club Five, from 2 to 7 p.m., the proceeds from which will go to his worthy philanthropic organization, The Metropolis Fund. This year's over-the-top theme: Fairy Tale Dreams, making it the perfect prelude to Cherry 8's Main Event later that night. Happy 46th Moody -- Hearsay hopes you continue to never act your true age, remaining forever young at heart and in spirit. Cake anyone?…

Hearsay knows a secret, but it promised not to tell until the secret is ready to be revealed. And then it's been assured that the $30,000 doors will swing wide open and Hearsay will be allowed to reveal all, which is pretty much revealed nightly anyway.

Speaking of secrets, it's no longer one that a certain elderly bar owner who just made the sale of his life was nabbed by the feds as he was trying to skip town. He's now reportedly spending time in jail for alleged charges of running a prostitution ring and drug emporium, among other things. Hearsay, who is never one to reveal the identity of a person in print (yeah, right, and when did Hearsay get ethics?), will only provide this clue: “Uh, oh, better get…”

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