Bebe Sweetbriar

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Bebe Sweetbriar
Born (1962-04-08) April 8, 1962 (age 53)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Singer, Actor, Activist
Website BebeSweetbriar.com

Bebe Sweetbriar is an American drag singer, actor, community activist, and host based in San Francisco, California. She is a recording artist releasing 2 dance records, Save Me and Free to Be Me. Bebe is also host of multiple parties, such as Porno, a quarterly dance party and Play Trivia with Bebe[1] at Harveys, San Francisco. She hosts a weekly webTV talk show, It′s Everything on the Talk Stream Network.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Bebe Sweetbriar was born in raised in Sacramento California by Joan and Ace Junious. His given name is Kevin-Lee Junious. He is the youngest of four siblings, two sisters and 1 brother.[2] He has two daughters, Alessandra and Cydney.[3] Bebe started performing at age 5. He learned how to play the trumpet, trombone, and baritone horn.[4] She stepped away from music and performing until 2006. This is the year Kevin-Lee created Bebe Sweetbriar, his drag persona.[5]

Activism[edit]

Bebe has performed for various fundraisers to benefit many LGBT organizations including, AIDS Housing Alliance, Under One Roof, Larkin Street Youth, Lyric, GLAAD, Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation[6]

Discography[edit]

  • Come Play With Me (Ode to Grace Jones) (2013)
  • Here We Go (2012)
  • Show It Off (2012)
  • Stand Up
  • Save Me (2006)
  • Free to Be Me (2006)

Filmography[edit]

List of theatre, television and film credits
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Under One Sun Regina
2009 Devious, Inc. Lateck’s Twin/Lola
2014 Eternal Post-production

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • 2008, Miss Gay San Francisco[7]
  • 2008, Miss Desperate Diva[8]
  • 2013, Community grand marshal, San Francisco Pride Parade[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play with BeBe - Trivia at Harveys SF". Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  2. ^ Marks, Kippy. “Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar", Bay Times, San Francisco, 4 April 2014. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ Marks, Kippy. “Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar", Bay Times, San Francisco, 4 April 2014. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  4. ^ Marks, Kippy. “Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar", Bay Times, San Francisco, 4 April 2014. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ Moskowitz, Ian. “LGBT superhero uses drag persona to help others", '’The Bay Area Reporter Online, San Francisco, 27 June 2013. Retrieved on 4 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Play with BeBe - Trivia at Harveys SF". Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  7. ^ Moskowitz, Ian. “LGBT superhero uses drag persona to help others", '’The Bay Area Reporter Online, San Francisco, 27 June 2013. Retrieved on 4 April 2013.
  8. ^ Moskowitz, Ian. “LGBT superhero uses drag persona to help others", '’The Bay Area Reporter Online, San Francisco, 27 June 2013. Retrieved on 4 April 2013.
  9. ^ Laird, Cynthia. “Sweetbriar named Pride grand marshal", '’The Bay Area Reporter Online, San Francisco, 17 May 2013. Retrieved on 4 April 2013.