Long live Lady X
A beautiful soul left us this week, and it should be duly noted.
Toronto’s celebrated performance artist Todd Wonder X was truly a
spirit that was full of light. He loved music and dancing, and it shone
brightly through him as he took to the stage as his alter ego, diva Lady
X. His fans loved the commitment he made to his performances. I was
fortunate enough to meet him when I came to perform “Drop a House”
in 2005 at Toronto Pride. Todd was lovely from the moment we met,
so generous of spirit and full of love and hope. He really wanted to
show his humanity and share his energy in the face of this diffi cult
world. Todd was a superstar in his own right, and those who knew
him really loved him and were touched by his charm, drive and
passion to be a positive infl uence. Life is not easy, people, and I say for
Todd now: please live your life as best you can and spread good energy
far and wide. It does make a huge difference, just as Todd did. We love
you Todd, we honour you, and we miss you. Thank you for being one
of the good ones. Shine on us now and forever.
— Heather Leigh West
Terms of endearment
I wonder why we don’t have a term for the two people in a same-sex
marriage? Not too many years ago, the term “Ms” was coined as the
abbreviation for an unmarried woman or a woman who did not want her marital status known.
I feel uncomfortable calling
my partner “husband” since we
are both husbands in our
relationship. I don’t feel that
“partner” explains the level of
our union. “Partner” can be a
business partner or a relationship
that does not include marriage.
Maybe we should make up
our own title. Does anyone have
— Dave Wickett
Bitter, table for one
“Table for Two?” you use the phrase “the social skills gays are
renowned for.” I would enjoy hearing you elaborate on this
assertion. What would these presumably universal skills be? And
who believes it?
— Vito Cupoli