ALEKSA MANILA dot com

drug counselor by day
drag diva by night

aleksa manila is a seattle favorite in lgbtqa activism and fundraising

from club stages to the white house, aleksa manila is the consummate host, motivational speaker and health educator

visit her at aleksamanila.com

#tbt 2004 performing at #missgayfilipino pageant at #filipinocommunitycenter photo by @nackathens #nackathensphoto #missgayseattle #lgbtq #gayseattle #represent #queerapi #queerandasian #prideasia #diversity #pride (at aleksamanila.com)

#hh #french #maximilien #seattle #pikeplace #pikeplacemarket #samelove (at Maximilien Restaurant)

ted:

This is a DNA Vending Machine.

Each of those little vials holds human DNA, with a collectible photo of the person who donated it. You can buy it just like you’d buy a Coke or a bag of chips, and then you can do…whatever. (What do you actually do with a sample of DNA?) 

TED Fellow Gabe Barcia-Colombo created the vending machine as an art installation. He gathered a bunch of his friends on Friday nights and taught them how to extract their own DNA — the weirdest/coolest dinner party idea of all time. (In the photos above, the floating white stuff is the DNA.) Then, with their permission, he sold it. 

Of course, there’s a bigger question behind all this: Who owns your DNA? And what should strangers or scientists be able to do with yours? Gabe wants to push people to think about the ethical and legal questions we’ll have to answer as access to biotechnology increases.   

What do you think, would you be willing to sell your DNA?

Watch the full talk here »

#dna #sciene #ethics #law

sunday funday with the legendary charmian carr who played liesl von trapp in sound of music at pink martini headquarters
#soundofmusic @thevontrapps @pinkmartiniband #portlandia (at aleksamanila.com)

good morning #portland
why we love #portlandia
#voodoodoughnuts #thomasmlauderdale #pinkmartini #genderneutral #lgbtq #progressive #equality #samelove #gayportland (at The Roxy)

#tbt circa 2006 with my drag daughter sienna manila

back when i glued my eyebrows down & pulled my own hair out for hairline realness (literally)

#dragqueen #dragqueenproblems #daytimerealness #werk #werq #iwokeuplikethis #flawless (at aleksamanila.com)

#tbt circa 2005 with #amazingrace season 1 winner & friend #reichenlemhkuhl at #rainbowfestival in #sacramento

i think i sang live for my performance on the mainstage & open for #tiffany & #debbiegibson

oh to be young & blonde…. (at aleksamanila.com)

duh! of course, i’m gonna “share” @cher

#cher #cherforever #godsavecher (at aleksamanila.com)

modelsandstuff:

Lea T for Candy Magazine by Andreas Larsson

#leat #transgender #pride #supermodel #rolemodel #lgbtq

5pmwakeupcall:

Jinkx Monsoon, Jaxen Brown, Aleska Manila, and Anita Goodman, the entire cast of Le Faux as of December 2011 at ElektroPop in Seattle, WA.

#ursulamajor ursulamajordrag

(Source: seattlegayscene.com)

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