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Pittsburgh City Council Honors Drag Queen With Sharon Needles Day
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 12, 2012 | Benjamin Mueller

Posted on 06/12/2012 5:58:25 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark

Sharon Needles, the spooky drag queen who vaulted to national cult celebrity as the winner of Season 4 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," was presented with an official proclamation declaring today "Sharon Needles Day in Pittsburgh" at a City Council meeting this morning. "This is a city of champions in many regards," Councilman Patrick Dowd said, mentioning the Steelers and first-place Pirates. "We have a real champion in the room today."

Mr. Dowd praised the Bloomfield resident for her fearlessness as an artist and for speaking out against bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. "A win for Sharon Needles is a win for every single kid in this city who's still being bullied," Ms. Needles said.

In front of a crowd of about 60 people outside the City-County Building, Ms. Needles, dressed in a blond wig and long black dress, dedicated the day to children who have been judged on the basis of their race, appearance, or sexuality.

"I just want to say happy Halloween to everyone in the room," she said. "It's humbling and almost embarrassing to have my favorite city in the world recognize what I do for a living."

She performed the song "Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," changing the lyrics to highlight her Pittsburgh roots.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2queer; gayagenda; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; queercity; queerriverstadium; transvestite

1 posted on 06/12/2012 5:58:41 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

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2 posted on 06/12/2012 6:01:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

That ‘thing’ isn’t human(looking).

LGBT-WXYZ-BLT.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 6:02:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Gay.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 6:08:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
A homosexual freak with the name Sharon Needles??

Maybe they need to work on that whole AIDS Awareness thing ...

5 posted on 06/12/2012 6:13:00 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: carriage_hill
"LGBT-WXYZ-BLT."

More like "WTF?"

6 posted on 06/12/2012 6:14:15 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Are they doing a remake of Species or Fifth Element?

These people have lost their minds, if they had any to begin with.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

OMFG!
That be one scary looking queen!


8 posted on 06/12/2012 6:16:49 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

When I was younger, I was totally into TRHPS, almost oblivious, only caring about the cute girl (genetic) who I went with to the 40 appearances at midnight.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 6:19:07 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Especially that. I had no idea that Pb was that far leftist-nutcase-sicko-wacko.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 6:20:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hmmmm... this city council looks to be as stupid as the Detroit CC. That is saying something.

And...this was done on the tax payers dime?

Excuse me....going to puke.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Drag queens were funny and shocking back in the early 70’s with Divine and Pink Flamingos. But now, I am just tired of seeing drag queens. Not funny any more. Not breaking any barriers, or making anybody rethink gender. Just a tired schtick.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 6:28:35 PM PDT by olepap (God help us)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Ping.

I need the hell out of this wacko town. First, we are voted one of the most gay-friendly cities in the U.S. by their queer Advocate magazine and now THIS????? How much city tax dollars were wasted with this “effort”.

I’m so pissed right now I could just scream!!!!!


13 posted on 06/12/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Disgusting!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 06/12/2012 6:41:39 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

15 posted on 06/12/2012 6:46:03 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: 3catsanadog; agrace; airborne; Ayn Rand wannabe; bdeaner; Benrand; bloodmeridian; Bockscar; ...
It's a 'Burgh
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16 posted on 06/12/2012 7:45:23 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: olepap

Well, clearly we have normalized this drag queen stuff.

After all, he/she/it is being honored for being the winner of the season on Ru Paul’s Drag Race. The fact that there is a reality show for drag queen people is itself an indicator of how far we have sunk.

And to see a city council of a major American city dignify such an “accomplishment” also speaks volumes of how far we have sunk.


17 posted on 06/12/2012 7:46:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What’s a Drag Queen.I don’t get it.


18 posted on 06/12/2012 7:53:20 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

A draq queen is a man who dresses up as a woman, and does so to exaggerate a woman’s behavior, such as going heavy on the make-up or eyelashes. Usually these men are homosexual men.


19 posted on 06/12/2012 7:58:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Thanks DSD .Looked it up.
“Drag is used for any clothing carrying symbolic significance but usually referring to the clothing associated with one gender role when worn by a person of another gender.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_%28clothing%29


20 posted on 06/12/2012 8:20:55 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: surroundedbyblue
Speaking of wackos...isn't it about time for our yearly visit by The Furries?

They really like Pittsburgh and have held their national convention here for several years in a row.

21 posted on 06/12/2012 9:22:23 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

I was just wondering that this weekend. After seeing all the “pride” BS downtown, I wondered when the Furries will drop by to assault us some more.

You couldn’t pay me to live downtown.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 12:19:40 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Ru Paul

23 posted on 06/13/2012 4:23:43 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Consider the adoring looks on the faces of our City Council “leaders.”


24 posted on 06/13/2012 4:26:25 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Earlier in the week, they shut down Liberty Avenue for some Gay Pride dance routine... heard/saw it from my window in the Chamber of Commerce Building... The Furries will be here this weekend. The staff at the hotels get PO’d because these fruitloops actually bring (and use) their own litter boxes for their hotel rooms.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 6:31:47 AM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: RayBob

Gross.....I had heard about the litter box thing but wondered if that was true! Oh barf!!!


26 posted on 06/13/2012 6:46:18 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
I wonder if those Unbreakable Walking-Stick Umbrellas are not only good for self defense, but also deflecting fire and brimstone?


27 posted on 06/13/2012 11:43:24 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: surroundedbyblue
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28 posted on 06/13/2012 11:47:15 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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