Mycroft Masada is a queer trans faith leader who moved to the Washington DC area of Maryland’s Montgomery County from their lifelong home of Boston in 2014. Mycroft co-chairs the MoCo Pride Center, is a TransFaith National Council member, a TransEpiscopal Steering Committee member and former Congregation Am Tikva board member. Mycroft is particularly called to pursue justice at the intersections of LGBTQI+ and fat communities, and is an advocate, organizer, consultant, educator, trainer, writer and artist. They are partnered with Julia McCrossin, the massculine fatshion blogger, and with her co-parents a dogter. Their central online home is MasadArts.blogspot.com.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Open Door Metropolitan Community Church’s Tasha’s Follies

Julia and I had such a good time at our first and Open Door Metropolitan Community Church’s 19th Tasha’s Follies – Open Door’s almost-annual fundraising variety show with raffle to benefit WUMCO Help! Thanks, everyone!! 

We went tonight; it is, unbelievably, tomorrow night too. This year’s theme was Country Vs. Rock & Roll. They brought new meaning to ‘being a fool for the Lord’, and I truly do mean that in a wonderful way. To some extent, of course, ‘you had to be there’ – and I’m particularly sorry that some of you couldn’t be. But here are some of my highlights:

  • Maxie Pearl as the Narrator
  • Marie Osmond being played by a fat person, and wearing a sandwich board that had weight loss ads on the front and a “healthy is not a size” poster on the back; and returning to play the “little sister” during Billy Idol’s White Wedding
  • Jerry Lee Lewis throwing rainbow pom-poms into the audience during Great Balls Of Fire
  • Dolly Parton pulling all of her props out of her bra
  • June Carter Cash being played by a blow-up doll
  • Elton John changing his glasses several times
  • Ozzie Osbourne biting the heads off of Peeps
  • The Oakridge Boys’ Elvira including Elvira Mistress Of The Dark
  • Garth Brooks’ Friends In Low Places including a limbo contest and a crew of miners
  • Wynonna Judd losing it – and she was singing, not lip synching – because among other things Naomi was being too funny during their duet Rockin’ With The Rhythm Of The Rain
  • A version of Tina and Ike Turner doing Proud Mary that has actually, amazingly, ruined me for the original
  • The blow-up guitar used in a few of the performances having “Lucille” written on it 

Also:

  • Marie was joined by Donny
  • Tammy Wynette did Stand By Your Man
  • Dolly did 9 To 5 and Jolene
  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards did Satisfaction
  • June was joined by Johnny for Jackson
  • Joan Jett did I Love Rock And Roll
  • The Beatles and others did Yellow Submarine and A Little Help From My Friends
  • American Idol with Simon Cowell, J. Lo, Randy Jackson; Justin Timberlake, Dolly, Elton, Ozzie, Elvis 
  • The cast did Miley Cyrus’ Party In The USA (a guilty pleasure of mine as well)
  • Family Feud with Richard Dawson, and Garth, Patsy and Dolly vs. Elton, Elvis and Ozzie
  • An Everly Brother did Wake Up Little Susie
  • Patsy Cline did Crazy
  • Elvis did Blue Suede Shoes – or rather, Green Neon Shoes, as in the sneakers zie was wearing
Plus tasty treats during intermission, and a number of extras that are hard to describe. Here is the flyer.  And, we made Julia’s outfit into her latest Massculine Fatshion post; though I was so into that that I forgot to get photos of my own outfit, oy.