368-371, Vanity Fair; "Fanfair: Striking Poses", Christa D'Souza, pg. Lorena Xtravaganza, was a transgender performer known for her impersonations of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

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pg. Just to note, Lorena had already had her sexual reassignment surgery. Venus was a human being who had dreams, she had spunk, attitude and knew how to carry herself. Construction Workers Nationwide Being Thrown to the Wolves? She did not wake up one morning and decide it would be a great day to get murdered. Operation Warp Speed – Unlikely, Dangerous and Irresponsible, Trump’s Twitter Account First When Users Search the Word ‘Racist’, Donald Trump Fails the United States – Again, The United States Brace for More Protests and Unrest Across the Nation, REvil – Terrorist Hacking Group Has Dirt on Donald Trump, Beer Networking App Being Used to Track Military and CIA, As Bars and Restaurants Reopen Owners Face New Realizations, Donald Trump and His Team Dealt Crucial Blows Today.

She was an aspiring model and is very well known for her work in the documentary “Paris is Burning.”. 1982), the first primarily Latino house in the underground Harlem ball culture.. Venus did work as a prostitute in NY,  but because of that client mentioned above, the one who became enraged she decided to earn her living as an escort instead in an effort to save for sex reassignment surgery. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Murder of Jaye Potter Mintz Feb 23, 1987 Leland N.C. Republican’s Who Fear Trump Should Take Note, President-Elect Joe Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris – a Nation Saved, Denver Colorado Adding More Covid-19 Restrictions, White Supremacist Groups and Extremists Geared Up for Trump Loss, Mayor Michael Hancock Issues Level 3 Stay at Home Order for Denver, Colorado, CoPIRG & Other Organizations Need to Stop Suggesting Slowing the Economy, Everything College Students Signed Up For – They Are Missing Out On, Turns Out Yes – You Can Get Covid -19 More Than Once. White Supremacist Planned To Blow Up Hospital, Communities Shut Down, Working Class Suffers, Bars, Restaurants, Gym’s, Schools, Public Events, American’s Cannot Follow Instructions Amid Covid-19 Fears, 79th Annual Daytona Bike Week Off to a Tragic Start. the racial and socioeconomic barriers faced by many in the ball scene, in one of her interviews she described the transphobia she experienced during her time as a sex worker. Often times, people from every walk of life tend to self medicate both emotional and mental pain rather than face it. She was given the last name, Xtravaganza for her membership into The House of Xtravaganza. Her body was discovered by a stranger four days after her death, she had been strangled to death and her killer has never been found. She took the name Venus as a teenager after leaving home in search of a different life. 13' Soul Jazz Records, 2012, This page was last edited on 21 October 2019, at 16:57. 103, Michael Cunningham, 1995, Open City magazine, issue #6, "The Slap of Love". Consistent with the tradition of ball culture, in 1982 Danni took the House name as his surname. She described having to flee for her life once by escaping through a window, after a client had become enraged that she was not a cisgender woman. Hells Angels Raid Raises Questions About Media/Law Enforcement Tactics, Denver Pothole Problems – Calling all App Developers, North Korea’s Holiday Gift Card to U.S. Comes with a Warning, Pee Causes Evacuation, Widespread Panic and Chaos, Lawyer Caught with Hand in the Cookie Jar, Florida Man Gets So Pissed Over Loss – He Sets Vehicle on Fire with Victim Inside. Police Used a Geofence Warrant – Collect Info From a Fitness App, Drug Dealers Delightfully Roaming Streets Thanks to Ransomware Attack, Facebook Users – Urge Fellow Users To Stop Using Facebook as a Dating Website, US President Donald Trump Upset Over Coronavirus Patients Being Repatriated, DEA Agent Laundering Money for the Colombian Drug Cartel, Anti-Government Movement Hits the Mainstream, Cartels Recruiting US Children to Smuggle Drugs, Elite Border Agents Heading to a Sanctuary City Near You, Thief Proudly Proclaims “Bail Reform, It’s Lit”, Drugs Found In Bag Marked “Bag Full of Drugs”, Online Influencers Look Out The FTC is Coming for You, Border Agents Nab Bag of Dead Birds Headed to Virginia from China, FBI Expanding it’s Domestic Terrorism Focus, Teacher Tries To Get Meth Delivered To School During Class, Drug Dealers Getting into the Online Shopping Game, Member of Motorcycle Club Slugs Guy for Wearing Fake MC Vest, Want to Fight Off Coronavirus? Danni Xtravaganza (July 14, 1961 - January 1996) (sometimes spelled Danny and/or Extravaganza) was a founding member of the House of Xtravaganza (est. In ball culture where House members compete in various categories, Danni Xtravaganza was widely respected for his unique ability to compete in categories as diverse as Vogue (dance), Runway (modeling), Punk Rock (fashion), and Butch Queen in Drags (a man impersonating a woman). Criminal Justice Reform – How Do We Tackle That?

So in the long run, it all ends up the same way.”. Oregon Drug Smugglers -Record Kidnapping?

Learn how your comment data is processed. Born July 14, 1961 in Puerto Rico, Daniel Camacho was raised in Brooklyn, New York by his mother until he left home at 16. I like Venus because she was observant, honest and spoke her mind not giving a shit what anyone thought, agree with her or not she just said it. ( Log Out / 

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Firefighters arrived, as did officers from the 83rd Precinct. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 186-87, Chantal Regnault photographer, Soul Jazz Books, 2011, "Voguing Music"' Tim Lawrence, "Voguing & the Ballroom Scene of New York City 1976 - 96", CD set insert, pg. No it’s not like what you have seen on Jerry Springer when the guy finds out he has dated a transgender woman. Donald Trump’s Reckless Behavior Garners Jackass Award, Deranged Trump Hellbent on Infecting as Many People as Possible, Selfish Twat Trump Uses Motorcade For Photo-Op, Two Police Officers Shot Amid Breonna Taylor Protests, Trump Political Texts and Calls Invade Consumer Privacy – Cross the Line, Agitators Who Support Trump Organize Violent Protest Across State Lines, Donald Trump Knowingly and Admits to Killing American Citizens, CDC Issues Order To Halt Some Evictions Due to Covid-19, Homeless Advocates Get on TV and Lie to Media and the Public, Absurd Denver City Council Woman Wants to Replace DPD with Peace Force, Gun Nuts Celebrate Man Who Shot His Own Balls Off, Trump’s Axios Interview – Both Cringe-worthy and Painful, Pathetic Trump Gives Microsoft 45 Days To Acquire TikTok, Operation Legend – Coming to a Democratic Controlled City Near You, Donald Trump Changes Tone Regarding Coronavirus, Donald Trump Takes to Twitter – Says It’s Patriotic to Wear a Face Mask.