At the end of May, right before Michelle Obama will likely head off to Ireland for her pre-vacation vacation, the Democratic National Committee is holding the LGBT Leadership Council 2013 gala on Park Avenue in New York City. Bravo TV network executive, the man behind The Real Housewives, former go-go dancer, and author of the memoir Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture, Andy Cohen, will host the fundraiser.
Not only will Andy be among a few thousand of his closest friends, he’ll also get to introduce the realest housewife of Washington DC and headliner for the event, part-time “single mom” and full-time first lady, Michelle Obama.
In order to reach out to the full spectrum of all the colors of the rainbow that will be represented at the affair, Michelle should either wrap herself in the gay pride flag or pull out a Priscilla, Queen of the Desert outfit she probably has stashed somewhere in the closet, oops … in her section of her husband’s wardrobe. At least with the boys, Michelle coming to the celebration dressed as the “Queen of Park Avenue” would be a real hit.
Many of the New York Observer’s “NYC’s Top 50 Power Gays” will likely attend. The glittering evening is bound to feature one-percenters from every corner of the LGBT community: artists, playwrights, journalists, stage and screen actors, politicians, lawyers, and famous fashion designers.
Therefore, Michelle should just forget the Priscilla outfit and wear something by “power gay” designers Michael Kors or Marc Jacobs.
But regardless of what Mrs. Obama decides to wear, make no mistake about it – this is a big-ticket event. Very few, if any, LGBT couples and singles from the 99 percent will be seated in the ballroom at 583 Park Avenue.
For $32,000 a “power gay” couple will be recognized as LGBT co-chairs; they will sit in the preferred viewing section and get to have a picture taken with Michelle Obama which, to be fair, unless she has something she’d like to share, is really a LGBTH (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Heterosexual) photo.