Archive for the “NYC” Category

Blast from the past

Here’s a couple of pictures from my scrapbook! Mother being naughty backstage! Bilboa, Spain.   Carmen Xtravaganza,Sophia Lamar and Amanda Lapore. N.Y.C. 1998, at Club Life.

How it all began

Xtravagnaza starts with me in the summer of 1982 in New York City at that time I lived in Harlem. It was quite a difficult time for a transgender person, so to the outside world I kept my gender a secret. That summer I went to a ball as Carmen St Laurent, my first house. […]

Arriving in New York

In those days, Washington DC, was no place for two young beauties, bit we did the best we could. Our parents didn’t understand our ways so we hit the streets and let me tell you it was very dangerous and a great risk we took, I had been robbed, raped and almost killed at gun […]

The late 70’s

When we both got to New York and settled down and met the main people to know, where to go and where not to go, we started our journey through our New York life. We met a few of the other girls who told us to meet the main man of the time, Mr Jimmy […]