Category Archives: Activist

A very incomplete list of Calpernia’s work with activist, charitable and fundraiser events and organizations, including VDay, The Task Force, GLAAD, APLA, PFLAG, Lavender Law and many more.

Sassy Prom 2009 – Photos and Writeup

Sassy Prom 2009 by Andrea James
Wow, Sassy Prom 2009 was great! There was a huge turnout, strong drinks and lots of hot hot hot boys! Check out these photos by Andrea James! The event benefitted GLAAD, among other organizations, and raised some good money for them thanks to the generous attendees.

There were several of my fave photographers there in addition to Andrea, including ipartypix.com. Check out the gallery below for all the rest of the photos!

Calpernia’s Photo for the NOH8 Campaign in Support of Marriage

Calpernia by Adam Bouska for NOH8
Calpernia by Adam Bouska for NOH8

I had the great fortune to be included in the NOH8 Campaign in support of marriage for gay and lesbian people this week. The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project and silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in response to the passage of Proposition 8.

The shoot was really fun! I went between Miss Universe 1997 (and Cal-pal) Brook Lee and Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler, which would normally make it difficult for me to feel any kind of pretty at all, but luckily I knew Brook from real life and Shanna was incredibly nice so I wasn’t even thinking about being intimidated by their beauty. Much. I also got to watch comedy star Amy Hill and her awesome daughter (also Cal-pals) do their shoot and PSA taping, and Brook did hers with her darling little son, so it was lotsa fun.

There will be a gallery show of some of the photos April 29th, 2009 at the Hamilton Selway Fine Art Gallery.

Calpernia's Photo for the NOH8 Campaign in Support of Marriage

Calpernia by Adam Bouska for NOH8
Calpernia by Adam Bouska for NOH8

I had the great fortune to be included in the NOH8 Campaign in support of marriage for gay and lesbian people this week. The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project and silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in response to the passage of Proposition 8.

The shoot was really fun! I went between Miss Universe 1997 (and Cal-pal) Brook Lee and Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler, which would normally make it difficult for me to feel any kind of pretty at all, but luckily I knew Brook from real life and Shanna was incredibly nice so I wasn’t even thinking about being intimidated by their beauty. Much. I also got to watch comedy star Amy Hill and her awesome daughter (also Cal-pals) do their shoot and PSA taping, and Brook did hers with her darling little son, so it was lotsa fun.

There will be a gallery show of some of the photos April 29th, 2009 at the Hamilton Selway Fine Art Gallery.

APA protest of "gender identity disorder" Today in San Francisco

apa-protest
Protest of American Psychiatric Association's classification of GID

This is a repost from Andrea James’ TSRoadmap.com/notes blog. She will be at the protest in San Francisco tonight, please go and support if you’re in the area. Basically, we want transsexualism to NOT be considered a mental illness:

The American Psychiatric Association is holding its annual meeting next week. On the agenda will be how they plan to diagnose gender-variant people for the next decade. The trans community and allies will be holding a protest on the same day community leaders are scheduled to speak on APA panels on Monday, May 18, 2009. Join us at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and please help spread the word about this historically significant event! The futures of our community and especially our children are at stake!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187297865362

http://www.gidreformnow.com

Also, check out Jayna Pavlin’s terrific protest poster art!

APA protest of “gender identity disorder” Today in San Francisco

apa-protest
Protest of American Psychiatric Association's classification of GID

This is a repost from Andrea James’ TSRoadmap.com/notes blog. She will be at the protest in San Francisco tonight, please go and support if you’re in the area. Basically, we want transsexualism to NOT be considered a mental illness:

The American Psychiatric Association is holding its annual meeting next week. On the agenda will be how they plan to diagnose gender-variant people for the next decade. The trans community and allies will be holding a protest on the same day community leaders are scheduled to speak on APA panels on Monday, May 18, 2009. Join us at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and please help spread the word about this historically significant event! The futures of our community and especially our children are at stake!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187297865362

http://www.gidreformnow.com

Also, check out Jayna Pavlin’s terrific protest poster art!