Keith Cole's resumé is nothing if not eclectic: theatre provocateur, filmmaker, basso-voiced drag queen and mayoral candidate.[rssbreak]
But one thing the multi-talented queer shit-disturber won't be doing is hosting Pride's Alterna-Queer stage - he bowed out earlier this week. Expect him to tell you why when he hosts a special Pre-Pride Awareness edition of his monthly Keith Cole Experience on Friday (June 11) featuring performances by FANCY, Maria Delmonte and other special guests. See listing.
Mayoral candidate Adam Giambrone dropped out of the race partly because of a sex scandal. What sexy, scandalous thing have you done (that we don't know about yet)?
I proudly paid for and watched Sex And The City 2... and loved it!
You've had other Keith Cole Experiences. How will this one be different?
I will be talking about Pride in 2010 and having a big toast to my dear friend Will Munro. RIP.
You just announced that you're pulling out of hosting Pride's Alterna-Queer stage. Why is it better to drop out than stay and say something?
Integrity. Pride will try to muzzle me and others anyway and withhold the small cheque that they pay local artists. $150 - what a joke.
What will you be doing that night (July 3) instead?
There are tons of alternative Pride events happening all over the city. The lesbians are all over this - just follow them.
You say no to censorship. So anything's game for a family-friendly event?
Sure. Kids need to know what's happening in the world. They'll deal with it eventually anyway.
If there were a Keith Cole iPad app, what would it do?
Have all of Madonna's musical catalogue broken down into tap routines - for me to use and teach with.
What's your campaign budget and how's it being spent?
I will bring this sucker in for less than 2K. Right now, fixing my bicycle is a big expense - some idiot just vandalized it and wrote "Die fag" on my bike seat. Nice.