Weenies & Martinis fundraiser tonight at Jack’s Backyard

These weiners don’t tweet
We’re not sure what culinary masters would think of this pairing, but Weenies & Martinis sounds just fine to us. The Lone Star Ride fundraiser features a weiner roast (jokes welcome), s’mores and all the ingredients for a grown-up campfire. The best part is that 100 percent of the proceeds go to LSR Fighting AIDS.

DEETS: Jack’s Backyard, 2303 Pittman St. 7:30 p.m. $20. Search the event on Facebook.com

—  Rich Lopez

Jon Stewart: CPAC Was a Roast

JON STEWART CSNAP X390From Mitch McConnell to Michelle Bachmann to Ann Coulter, Jon Stewart
counts down the most comedic moments of this year’s CPAC convention,
saying this year’s central theme was a comedic roast a la Comedy Central
or the Friars Club.
Advocate.com: Daily News

—  David Taffet

GLAAD Celebrates 25 Years With A 1-Second Roast Of John McCain

OH SNAP — Chaz Bono attends GLAAD's 25th anniversary party in Los Angeles on Friday night, where guests "hissed at mentions of Anita Bryant, Laura Schlessinger, John McCain and Mel Gibson."


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A friend in need: Roast at The Brick/Joe’s to benefit longtime bartender Peggy Drury


Benefit Sunday at Joe's/The BRick
Peggy Drury

There are a lot of things to like about the LGBT community in North Texas. But the one thing I love the most is the way this community is always willing to step up and help when somebody needs it.

That’s what is happening Sunday afternoon, June 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Brick/Joe’s: Friends are coming together to stage a “roast”  benefiting longtime Joe’s bartender Peggy Drury.

Peg collapsed while working the bar earlier this month and had to be taken to the hospital. She’s home now, but she does have some ongoing health problems and her friends want to raise some money to help pay her medical bills and help her buy groceries and so on until she is back on her feet.

Organizers of the event say they are looking for donations of cash, gift cards and food. You can read about it here on Facebook.

On a personal note, I have known Peg for years and years, and oh, the stories I could tell. Like the one about the Saturday afternoon when she was driving from Dallas to her home out near Lake Tawakoni and suddenly discovered she had become an entry in the Christmas parade in one of the small towns between here and there. Or the time she was trying to impress her (at that time) future wife and ended up super-gluing her upper lip to the tip of her nose. Or the time …. Well, I could go on and on.

But the most important story to remember about Peggy Drury is that anytime a friend needed her, she has always been there. Even if it meant getting dressed up in “drag” to do the “If you’re good to Mama” song from “Chicago” in a benefit show.

And now, it’s definitely time to “be good to Mama” who has always been good to us. So head on over to The Brick/Joe’s on Sunday and be a friend indeed.

—  Dallasvoice