Pride on 7th, Sawmill Campground & Nephew of the Week
|Written by Mark And Carrie on May 12 2011|
Pride on 7th
Congratulations to the "Pride on 7th" event organizers Jorge Alvarado, The Umbrella Management Group, volunteers and show cast members on your very successful 2nd year! Est 7,000 to 8,000 were in attendance. Starting out with the Stop the Bullying March through Ybor City and ending up at Centro Ybor. Hundreds participated. Proclamation for Stop the Bullying March & Pride on 7th was given by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner. Many people enjoyed the vendor show and the onstage entertainment and drag show MCed by Miss Stephanie Shippae. The main act was famous New York rapper and entertainer, DJ Cazwell! Everyone made their ways into the restaurants, clubs and shopping throughout GaYBOR! There were record crowds reported at many GaYBOR business all day.
"It's not just about the LGBT community; it's about the entire community." said Alvarado. Charities benefitting included Francis House, Metro Wellness & Equality Florida.
Sawmill Campground- First Gay Co-Op In America
Below is from Al Ferguson:
"BREAKING NEWS: Sawmill Campground Becomes America's FIRST Gay Community! It's official, Thursday, April 28 the document signing takes place where the 50,000 members and residents become the owners of the 120 acre Sawmill Resort. This will make Sawmill the FIRST Gay Co Op in America. Shareholders have purchased Sawmill from a straight business owner for $4.2 million. Sawmill owns two full liquor bars, food outlets, 106 permanent home sites, more than 270 accommodation offerings including Cabins, RV sites and electric and primative tenting.
Sawmill is now and will become one of Florida's largest Gay Charity supporters as not for profit. Sawmill also has a full SAWMILL CHARITIES 501c3 and combined in total efforts raises more than $100,000 a year for Charity!
AMERICA'S first gay community is a reality...no one profits...everyone wins! It is a historic and monumental step forward for the entire gay community."
Mark & Carrie's Nephew of the Week: Benjamin Quinn
Ben can be found all over GaYBOR where he is the life of all parties. On Thursdays his favorite place to hang out at is The Liquid Lounge with Tea Cup!!! Gotta love that! Become his Facebook Friend today.