#17 - February 2007
Mingling with the Red Carpet Crowd
Among the collection of comedians, singers and actors who
performed at the fundraiser was Lucy Lawless, a lesbian icon
ever since her role as Xena. Lawless supports the Trevor Project
because she is “tired of our children being shamed to death.
This is the only nationwide hotline they’ve got that tries to
catch kids before they’re at the bottom of a cliff, “ she says.
That evening, Lawless performed the Bonnie Raitt song “Something
to Talk About,” and says she plans to make singing and
performing a much bigger part of her life in the coming months.
“My career’s taking this whole different path and it’s making me
so happy,” she says, adding that she’ll be performing at Dinah
Shore next March in Palm Spring, Calif. “It’s a whole new
Lucy Lawless isn’t the only Trevor Project supporter who will be
up onstage at the annual Palm Springs pilgrimage for lesbians.
Carmen Electra, who was co-presenting the evening’s tribute to
Rosanne Barr, excitedly invited the crowd to her Dinah dance
performance. “Last year I performed at Dinah Shore with the
group that I dance with, The Bombshells, and they asked us back
this year!” gushed Electra. “I’m so excited to go and perform
again. It was such a big hit last year, so much fun, and I met a
lot of really cool people.”