Welcome to “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” GO Magazine’s brand new interview series that profiles a different queer lady each day, by asking her seven unique (and sometimes random) questions. Get to know the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of the groundbreaking, fierce forces-of-nature in the queer community.
The first time I met the queer-force-of-nature that is the enigmatic CB Glasser was at Hot Rabbit, a weekly LGBTQ+ party in Manhattan. Obviously, because we’re both gay AF and live in New York City (though she’s now “bi-coastal”) we naturally were Facebook friends, even though we had never met in real life (Oh, Millennials!).
To be honest; I was wildly intimidated by Glasser’s social media presence. She seemed so driven, so ambitious, so damn stylish! She was always rocking these amazing gold vintage necklaces and stylish leather jackets—very Manhattan lesbian power-babe chic.
Who was this girl that seemed to spearhead every badass event in town, all while draped in the most drool-worthy jewelry I had ever laid my hazel eyes upon?
When we finally met in person, I quickly realized that although Glasser truly is one of the coolest entities I’ve ever met, she’s also one of the sweetest (check her out in this super sweet “How I Came Out” video, produced by our girl, Sierra Jiminez).
There is a reason everyone wants Glasser to host their events; she’s got that unique combination of charm and work-ethic, baby.
So lez get to know the fierce woman behind the fierce events and the fierce fashion. Enjoy seven minutes in heaven with the one and only CB Glasser.
GO Magazine: Who are you and what do you do?
CB Glasser: I’m CB Glasser, partner at Hot Rabbit LLC and independent consultant working with many different brands and entities on reaching strategic goals.
GO: What was the genesis of Hot Rabbit?
CB: Hot Rabbit was the creation of my business partner Emily Hall Maresca, she built the Hot Rabbit format and community from nothing. Since then we have worked together to continue the growth and expansion to new markets—hoping to celebrate queers and provide platforms for queer artists wherever we go.
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GO: Do you have any queer lady role models?
CB: My queer lady role models are Lisa and Minnie from Henrietta Hudson—they have been such incredible resources for me both personally and professionally. There work and longevity in the LGBTQ community is outstanding and I love to learn from them, reminisce with them and overall banter about everything LGBTQ centric.
GO: Describe yourself in three words.
CB: If I had to describe myself in three words it would be—enthusiastic, inclusive and open-minded.
GO: Why do you think it’s so important to have queer-centric events and spaces?
CB: Queer centric spaces are so important to me because in a world where the normative isn’t necessarily always Queer inclusive these spaces provide sanctuary and facilitate long standing relationships and community foundations. It is always nice to be with like minded individuals, participating in having a good time and building one another up. I always say community over competition because I believe we can never have TOO many LGBTQ events and spaces. The more the merrier, literally! If we continue to build these entities up there will be more opportunity for all of us and the next generations. If we want to promote inclusion and camaraderie it needs to set as the standard by the existing producers.
GO: If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CB: I want potatoes made every single way possible for the rest of my life and it’s how I currently live and can’t imagine my diet changing in the future
GO: Where can people find you?
CB: People can find me in both NYC and LA! Fridays in West Village and twice a month in Brooklyn at Hot Rabbit’s Bad Habit. Additionally, our LA night will be 2nd Fridays in Hollywood (except for September 15th). If you can’t find me in person feel free to connect with me on Instagram: @Cbglasser or Facebook: Facebook.com/cbglasser.