By Marke B.
Each year, we at the Guardian highlight some of our favorite delicious queers who really represent the community -- and also have a lot of stuff going on. Check 'em out here, and look for their events in our Big Queer Week listings.
Queer kink and BDSM educator, film star, and director (www.madisonbound.com). Owner of the amazing Femina Potens Gallery in the Castro (www.feminapotens.org), dedicated to fostering dialogue about queer women's and transgender people's art (see Femina Potens new show "Identity" "Ongoing" in our listings).
Party producer for Beat Box Events (www.beatboxevents.com), entertainment guru for the Castro Street Fair (www.castrostreetfair.org), and fashion activist with Nice Collective (www.nicecollective.com). Wear your bushiest mustache to his notorious MR. Party (Fri/26).
AMELIA MAE PARADISE
Fabulous bearded lady and burlesque pioneer with world-renowned vaudevillian troupe Diamond Daggers (www.diamondaggers.com). Catch her at the Bearded Lady's Trans March Freak Show (Fri/26), the Dyke March After Affair (Sat/27), and on the main stage and at the Women's Pavilion at Sunday's Pride Celebration.
LAWRENCE "FOXXEE" PETTY
DJ, musician, MC, and first openly gay commercial radio personality, ever -- now on KMEL, 106 FM. He'll be hosting the Global Village, celebrating people of color, at Pink Saturday (Sat/27) and Sunday's Pride Celebration. (www.myspace.com/lawrence_petty)
Fierce ruler of SF's alternative drag scene, DJ, and tireless community supporter (www.juanitamore.com). You must attend her Booty Call party (Wed/24) and her infamous annual Pride Party (Sun/28), benefiting the Transgender Law Center (www.transgenderlawcenter.org)
Executive director of Folsom Street Events (www.folsomstreetevents.org), which produces Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley, and Bay of Pigs and Magnitude parties, and last year donated $340,000 to local charities. He'll be at the Dirty Jock Strap Auction (Thu/25) and the Folsom Crawl (Fri/26).
A.k.a. Natalie Lui, all-around fabulous DJ with regular guest spots throughout the Bay. Producer of our favorite pan-gender homolicious dance party Cockblock (www.cockblocksf.com) for lezzies, queers, lovers, and friends (Sat/27)