Days of Summer


By Bill Chenevert

Saturday, June 14: This year at Austin's Pride Texas Festival you can catch live performances from Pansy Division and Meshell Ndegeocello. A veritable R&B pioneer, the lovely Ndegeocello, who has seven records and nine Grammy nominations under her belt, is sure to funk up Austin queers. (Check out her video for "If That's Your Boyfriend" here). San Fan queercore band Pansy Division got their start in 1991 making queer-singed punk rock and covering Prince's "Jack U Off." Watch "Manada," their ode to picking up boys north of the border, here. Get tickets to Pride here. Meanwhile, if you're one of those New Yorkers who still haven't had their fill of all things Sex and the City, head over to -- irony alert! -- Brooklyn to fete the release of Robb Pearlman's new must-have accessory for queer SATC devotees, The Q Guide to Sex and the City. Get the details here.

Sunday, June 15: Theater fans, clear your schedule. You have some serious gay matters to attend tonight. The 2008 Tony Awards air on ABC at 8pm EST, celebrating Broadway's biggest and best (and putting on a big, swishy, fabulous show in the process). Check out an Awards performance from last year's Best Musical winner, Spring Awakening, here. 2007 Out 100 honoree Stew has something to get gussied up for as his smash hit Passing Strange is up for Best Musical -- as is his performance in the show. And if you need another queer hero to cheer for, the delightful sleeper hit Xanadu, starring gay thesp Cheyenne Jackson, is up for Best Musical, too. Watch a montage clip here, then see the nominees here.