Sunday, July 17, 2011

I'm Back with a Vengeance!

Here I am!  Over here!  I've been very busy working with to raise funds to help this incredible organization help those infected AND affected by HIV/AIDS.

Here's your chance to help.  Click the link and sign up or just simply donate!  You can also now contact me at  Isn't that exciting?  =)

Welcome me back in style!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Psst. I'm Over Here and I Have Some Answers

Greetings my lil bloggies!

I had decided to take a break so that I could do a little research into one of the charities I suggested in my last blog:

A question had popped up about some controversy surrounding the organization and I wanted to ensure I had the appropriate answer.  According to The Maravi Post, Madonna's foundation is being sued by 8 "sacked" employees after [she] realized that her school, in which Madonna donated $11,000,000 of her own funds to, would only be able to help 500 girls go forward with their education.

Madonna now states that the foundation wants to focus heavily on building schools in communities across the poverty-stricken country....not just one school for 500 girls.

MTV UK also noted in the article that the 8 "sacked" employees had allegedly used over $3,500,000 of that money for their own "good," including cars with drivers, homes, etc.

The "reasoning" behind the lawsuit against Madonna's Raising Malawi organization is that the workers claimed that they were being forced to sign a "discriminatory" form in order to receive their "terminal" or final pay.  According to sources close to Madonna, the form is a simple "confidentiality" form.  If that's the case, that is very typical of all top stars.  It is used commonly with most employees of major stars.

For now, I believe you should NOT donate to Raising Malawi UNTIL this is resolved.  However, don't lose hope on Madonna.  She is a very smart business lady.

There are plenty of charities you can find in your own towns and cities.  I have found a new charity that has created a soft spot in my heart.  Please go to the site and look around.  Make a small donation of $10 to help the organization get off the ground.  I put my money where my mouth is.  I donated to the site first.  Please donate to .

Their heart is in the right place.  They've already done a lot on their own WITHOUT donations.  So, its time to start helping them.  I implore you to visit the site.

Until AFTER my expected fabulous weekend of Kylie and Kevin (Tiny Bubbles, Jean Nate), I look forward to hearing your thoughts.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Looking Forward To Another Tomorrow...

Hello my little advocates!  It's been awhile.  I am so sorry for the delay; but, I've had to take this past week to think about me....remember what I keep telling you to do too?

At this very moment, your blogster is setting plans for forward-moving with life, work and love.  As you all know, I am a driven, ambitious blogster who wishes for all those around him to succeed at everything.  If you don't, nor have I.

What plans are you thinking about?
  1. Volunteering for Aid for AIDS of Nevada (or, if you don't live in Nevada your own AIDS charity)
  2. Going to the gym to get the negativity "worked out" of your body
  3. Sitting there, thinking about all the negatives and getting depressed
I like number 1 and number 2.  I think they are a great fit for YOU....all of YOU.  If it isn't charity for AIDS work, do it for the environment.  Do it for Japan quake victims.  Just do it.

As for the gym, it IS true that when you work out, you are happier, less stressed and more ambitious than ever.

Below I've listed a few websites you might want to look at for more ideas: 

MY new favorite (next to

Those are just a few.  If you need more ideas, let me know.  Comment.  I will respond.  Remember, becoming more involved helps dissolve anxiety issues and depression issues.

Your little blogster,


Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Fair Lady And Living Positively

The rain in Spain happens mostly in the plains....or whatever it is.......

Doesn't this movie make you smile?  It makes me smile and makes me love life.  I also love Priscilla, Queen of the all starts out so sad; but, somewhere in the middle, something great and life.

When you are down, pick up your favorite movie, book, cd.....anything that reminds you good times.  The bad times will subside.  Remember, what goes down must come up at some point.  Don't let the down keep you down.

Love YOUR life and, as my partner said the other day, pretend you are on the airplane and the oxygen masks drop down...."put your mask on so that you may better assist others." 

The perfect metaphor for life, eh?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Day to Celebrate with AFAN!

With Downtown Fremont Street as a backdrop, the AFAN AIDS WALK went off to a great big bang, with over 8,000 people participating to help the 3500+ people living in Las Vegas with HIV/AIDS.  From entertainers like Hal Sparks (Queer As Folk), the Jersey Boys and the Grand Marshals of the AIDS WALK for the 10th consecutive year, Penn & Teller, it was definitely the place to be!

I met Angel Porrino from Holly's World (also Holly's understudy from Peepshow) and I saw Lara Croft from Holly's World.  I was a bit confused by their team tees, which read "TEAM TOILET" but, hey, it was a day to have fun.  Angel, herself, is such a nice person.  Too bad the girls (that no one knew) around her were so rude.  I was confused because of their cast mate, Josh Strickland, had named his team Strickly Strollin'.  One would think Lara and Angel would have been on his team.  Perhaps he wasn't enthused with the Toilet Team motif.  Who knows?

Yours truly had his name called out on stage.  Number 6 fundraiser out of 8,000!  Next year, we shoot for Number 1.  The walk was a bit challenging, with myself, Yitzee, Oscar and Dab the Aids Bear courtesy of and Dab Garner of Wilton Manors, Florida.

Gene, my partner, could not make it as our wonderful friend was hospitalized and Gene needed to be with him.  Thank you all for your thoughts on my facebook page.  Now, on to "Country Strong," which is actually good!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Enjoy the weekend of plenty!

This blogster would like to thank the nearly 50...yes....50 people from ALL OVER THE U.S.A. that donated to my participation in the Las Vegas AIDS WALK!  From my peeps, Stephen and Junko, in California to my family in Missouri to my friends in the U.S. Virgin Islands, all the way to France!

You are family.  You make it easy to be positive. 

You really have made this year's journey meaningful and blissful!

I hope to get some celebrities photos holding Dab the AIDS Bear.  For more information, please see:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Las Vegas AIDS WALK Excitement

Kavin's Donation Page

It's almost here!  Here is what my weekend shall consist of:

Friday, April 15, 2011:  Pre-register for walk at Aid for AIDS of Nevada
            701 Shadow Lane,
            Suite 170
            Las Vegas, NV 89106
            702-382-2326 Phone
            702-366-1609 Fax

Friday, April 15, 2011:  Mumford & Sons Concert with my partner

Saturday, April 16, 2011:  AIDS WALK Pre-Party at TAO

Sunday, April 17, 2011:  THE DAY HAS COME!  I'M SO EXCITED.

     My dogs, Oscar and Yitzee, will be joining me for my walk.  We are all excited!  What better way to enjoy your Sunday than to have fun, hang out with new friends and help people with HIV/AIDS!

     I will also be sporting another friend, Dab the AIDS Bear, courtesy of Dab Garner of

     Please join us and please click the top link to my donation page and donate.  We even like $5!  Thank you all for your support. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Therapy and Remaining Positive in a Stubborn World

(definition courtesy of
–noun, plural -pies.
the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process: speech therapy.
a curative power or quality.
any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.
I went to my therapist today.  A wonderful woman.  She listens and gives me her feedback as to how I can improve my outlook on life, love and work.  I suggest everyone get a therapist to see at least once a month.  You don't have to have a disease.  Perhaps you just need someone outside your box to look at your life from another angle.   She helps me and encourages me to journal.  This blog is my journal.

For all of you that experience the worst of the worst, PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP BEING YOU.  Stay positive.  Stay strong.  You are right.  As Stacia Dickinson said, "Life is good."  As I responded, "Life is always good....its people that make it ugly."

If you need help with issues like this, please email me or comment.  I will help you in any way I know how.  There are resources out there to help you.  

Your little blogster,



When you can't say something positive.........

Get it off your chest and hope you don't get fired. =)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thank you, Stacia, for reminding me....

On facebook recently, my good friend, Stacia, posted:  "Life is good."  My post back to her was:  "Life is always good...its people that make it ugly."

I hope any and all that see this blog see good things.  Please please don't let people bring you down with their attitudes, whether the attitude is snobbish, pretentious, racist, or, just plain "ugly".

It is them.  Not you.  Remember that.  This photo I took last year of a homeless lady.  I asked her if I could take her photo.  She asked, "But, why?"  I told her she was beautiful.  It made her day.  It made my day.  Isn't she beautiful?  Look at the life in her face.  Look at the love in her eyes.  Look at her happiness even in the midst of a terrible situation.  I admire you wherever you are!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sade and John Legend tickets today! Kylie Minogue in May. WOOHOO

Got my Sade tickets today, featuring John Legend.  I've ALWAYS wanted to see Sade in concert!  Now, if only Enya would go on tour.  Wouldn't that be amazing!

Speaking of amazing, I can't wait to see my #2 girl in the world, Kylie Minogue live at Caesars on May 22nd!  I sure hope she doesn't make me vote my #1 girl down (Madonna).  I don't see that happening but's KYLIE!

I'm going to add a poll to this one. VOTE VOTE VOTE

Dab the AIDS Bear Joins Me for Las Vegas AIDS WALK!

Dab the AIDS Bear is on tour and has made his way to LAS VEGAS!  He will be with me at Tao for the pre-party and at the AIDS WALK on Sunday, April 17th.

To find out more information about the AIDS WALK please click this article's TITLE.

To find out more information about Dab, click the link below:

Special thanks to Dab Garner for placing Dab the AIDS Bear in my care.  We won't be able to keep the paparazzi off (and we won't try)!  LOL

Friday, April 8, 2011

Support the Arts in Las Vegas!

Please visit Paco's blog.  It's amazing to say the least.  It focuses solely on the arts in Vegas, which is in dire need for attention to the Arts!

Give him the support her needs.

While at it, visit this link to see what's happening in Vegas with Steve Friess!

Las Vegas Mayoral Candidate Chris Giunchigliani is walking the WALK!

Mayoral Candidate Chris Giunchigliani is walking the AIDS WALK!  She makes me more proud to endorse her every single day.  Keep running the positive campaign, Chris!  So far, so good!  I hope to meet you there and chat a bit.  Perhaps a photo with bear?  Thanks so much for helping to raise awareness!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I can't wait until Friday, April 15th!  Pre-walk sign in for Team Captains for the AFAN Las Vegas AIDS WALK through 6pm.  Then, Saturday, the PRE-PARTY at TAO! 

You still have time to donate!  Click the TITLE of this blog.  It will re-direct you straight to my donation page!

Thank you!  See you all there!



Absinthe advertises itself as a cross between Cirque de Soleil meets Rocky Horror. I'd throw in a huge dose of Moulin Rouge.

The show is going to be a HUGE HIT. I only wish it would become a permanent show in Vegas!

From the skaters to the comedy to the balancing acts to the comedy to the obscenities to the comedy.

Absinthe, you have my recommendation and I will see you again very soon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lady Gaga "Born This Way" Video raises Gay Awareness!

I have to give her this. Lady Gaga raises awareness for LGBT Equality with this video. We must all remember, including Lady Gaga, the icon that started this awareness in 1983....MADONNA. I give this one 2 thumbs up though!

Kavin endorses Chris Giunchigliani for Mayor of Las Vegas!

After the debate of last week and the many "non-answers" from other candidates, I whole-heartedly support Chris Giunchigliani for Mayor of Las Vegas. Chris supports gay issues, which is extremely important in this progressive world we live in today. Now, if we could get Nevada to legalize gay marriage, think of the monetary BOOM Nevada would have! And, we need that $$$, right?


Thank you to Steve Friess for his support of my participation in the AIDS WALK LAS VEGAS. It's April 17, 2011! Yitzee and Oscar (2 of my crazy yorkies) will be with me for entertainment, barking and licking. Please join me. If you can't just donate. Go to and click the link on Steve Friess blog! Thank you!


AFANLV.ORG--->click AIDS WALK 2011 (upper left column)--->click KAVIN BURKHALTER

Thank you in advance!

p.s. I'm eagerly awaiting Dab the AIDS Bear to begin his tour of Las Vegas! Check out my friend, Dab's blog from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It DOES contain ADULT content at times but focuses on living a happy, healthy life with HIV/AIDS.

go to and here is the AIDS BEAR website: