Braving the frigid 78 degree San Diego weather, the HSSS crew hit the roof of the Park Manor Suites next to beautiful Balboa Park to webcast “alfresco-style” from Top of the Park, the favorite Friday rooftop happy hour locale in the gayborhood. Aaron and Ophelia have been busy out and about, hitting events & fundraisers all over the city…and the year just started. Ophelia attended Eden‘s over-packed SINdustry Night kick-off featuring the vocal ‘stylings’ of Bravo TV‘s most fabulous unmarried housewife hot mess – Kim Zolciak – and had quite the dramatic adventure, complete with a Security intervention and a few choice words. Hot topics discussed included cheating partners & friends, the GOP’s symbolic repeal of Healthcare, and The Center‘s ongoing commitment to bridging the LGBT generation gap with the launch of two new 20-somethings Discussion Groups. It’s Coronation weekend and Ophelia’s busy readying new hair and frocks for her grand entrance, so expect some photos of the crew to be uploaded from the event looking KA-YOOT! And, we may just have some exclusive first interviews of the crowned winners…stay tuned.
From our studio space at Jake’s on 6th Wine Bar, the HSSS crew enjoyed some vino (thanks to 1/2 off bottles all night) while getting to the know the candidates vying for the title of Empress XXXIX of the Imperial Court de San Diego. Erika Odessa & Justice Paige Counce joined Aaron & Ophelia in the hot seat and shared why they feel they deserve the title…and the crown. Aaron got quite an education on Imperial Court history and protocol, thanks to two-time reigning Empress, Ophelia Later, the supercalafragalistic red spoon double sapphire star monarch who is the only Empress of the past 38 in San Diego allowed to wear her hair down. The Imperial Court de San Diego Coronation XXXIX takes place Saturday, January 22 at 6PM at the San Diego LGBT Community Center. Tickets are $40 (GA) and $65 (VIP) available online or at the door. All proceeds benefit the charities of the ICSD.