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Last Monday, April 4th Alyson Thomas (Mama Bear) presented the 12th annual North and South Carolina Continental Pageant (official preliminaries to Miss Continental) at Mekka Nightclub in downtown Miami. With a great turnout the pageant had 4 contests and in the end The winners were Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington (Miss North Carolina Continental), Athena Dion (Miss South Carolina Continental), Tionna Love (Miss North Continental Plus), Ciarra Douglas (Miss North Carolina Continental Elite) and Kyle Haggerty (Mr. North Carolina Continental). On Thursday, I finally got over to Johnny’s new night featuring the world’s tiniest dancers. The theme was “The Renaissance” and the dancers …

Last Week in Review

lgbt-events-south-florida-1Last Monday, April 4th Alyson Thomas (Mama Bear) presented the 12th annual North and South Carolina Continental Pageant (official preliminaries to Miss Continental) at Mekka Nightclub in downtown Miami. With a great turnout the pageant had 4 contests and in the end The winners were Alexis Gabrielle Sherrington (Miss North Carolina Continental), Athena Dion (Miss South Carolina Continental), Tionna Love (Miss North Continental Plus), Ciarra Douglas (Miss North Carolina Continental Elite) and Kyle Haggerty (Mr. North Carolina Continental).

lgbt-events-south-florida-2On Thursday, I finally got over to Johnny’s new night featuring the world’s tiniest dancers. The theme was “The Renaissance” and the dancers were dressed as court jesters. If you haven’t been yet, it’s a whole lot of fun.

lgbt-events-south-florida-3Yee haw… last weekend was the gay rodeo weekend and once again the Florida Gay Rodeo Association (FGRA) did an unbelievable job in producing and organizing events at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds and at the VIP Ranch at Scandals.

lgbt-events-south-florida-4Scandal’s was packed all weekend long in the club, on the patio and in the VIP area. There were just cowboys and their admirers everywhere. Congratulations to Ken, Lloyd, Howard, Craig and the entire Scandals staff as well as the entire FGRA staff and volunteers on putting together the 6th annual rodeo and I for one can’t wait for next year’s!

LGBT Events in South Florida

 

Thursday, April 14

Score presents a gay pride weekend Crème & Sugar featuring DJ Cazwell with a warm up set by resident DJ Pride.

The Pride Factory invites everyone to dress with Pride as they are featuring 15% off all regular priced clothing until April 20th.

Friday, April 15

Living Room presents Mariah from Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 3.

The Ramrod presents Prince William’s Bachelor Party Man Dance where they invite you to wear tour sleaziest royal attire: kilts, goth, uniforms, codpieces, crowns, chainmail, etc.

lgbt-events-south-florida-5Saturday, April 16

The third annual Miami Beach Gay Pride takes place today on Ocean Drive from 12 noon to 8 pm. The Parade starts at 12 noon sharp. For more information see the feature in this week’s magazine or go to MiamiBeachGayPride.com

Discotekka celebrates their 4th anniversary with a return to China Town. This will be a full themed party event with decorations over the top and Asian themed productions starring house diva’s Vegas Dion, TP Lords, and Gina D’Angelo along with special guests Athena Dion, Sasha Lords and Poizon Ivy. Congratulations to Wendy, Joe, Danny, Vegas, Milancita, Seth and the entire staff on 4 fabulous years!

The official 2011 Miami Beach Gay Pride Closing Party is entitled URGE and is brought to you by Score Productions and Hilton Wolman and stars DJs Abel and Paulo on the main floor and on the patio DJs J. Felix and Alex Infiniti. Urge takes place at Ice Palace Studios West (formerly Kary & Y) 71 NW 14th Street and the doors open form 10 pm to 7am. The night will be hosted by The Pennyback boys and Sookie Stacks who will be celebrating her 24th birthday. They are also featuring a FREE shuttle bus from Lincoln Road. To purchase tickets go to ShowClix.com and for more information go to UrgeMiami.com

lgbt-events-south-florida-6Logo announced today it acquired the complete, five-season series of the camp, cult-hit “Absolutely Fabulous.” To kick off the Logo premiere, “Absolutely Fabulous” will launch with a weekend-long marathon beginning today at 2 p.m. The series will move to its permanent timeslot with episodes airing every Thursday at 10 p.m.. “Absolutely Fabulous” takes an outrageous journey into the world of fad-obsessed friends where nothing is sacred and no one is spared in their quest for fame and style. The series’ outlandish characters, its award-winning acting and hard-hitting humor quickly made this series an international television favorite. “When it comes to ‘OMFG’ television, ‘Ab Fab’ sets the bar with its notorious, hard-partying duo Patsy and Edina,” says Marc Leonard, SVP of Multiplatform Programming, Logo.

lgbt-events-south-florida-7The Manor presents a Theme party entitled “Pump Up The Volume” starring DJ Sensation Kidd Madonny. In the Latin Room and Patio they will celebrating the huge success of Enrique Iglesias “Euphoria” Cd with free CD singles and signed posters. The Latin room will star DJ Larry Larr and special guests Amanda West and Francina Holiday. In the Windsor Room they will feature the Latin Band Tropical Dreams. Saturdays nights at The Manor are from 10 pm to 3am with No Cover.

Sunday, April 17

Bill’s Filling Station presents their monthly Full Moon Party this month starring Misty Eyez and the cast of Trannie Palace starting at 10 pm.

Tuesday, April 19

Treasure Island Media hosts Undie Night at Ramrod where they invite you to meet Austin Shadow and Lito Cruz plus additional stars from the X rated video “What I Can’t See 3” wearing their Treasure Island Jocks. There will also be drawings and giveaways to help send Mr. Ramrod, Rich Rodriguez, to International Mr. Leather.

lgbt-events-south-florida-8Hot Stuff

I am very excited to announce that U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz was nominatied by President Obama to be the next Chair of Democratic National Committee. Congresswoman Wasserman Shultz has been unwavering in her support of LGBT equality and civil rights for all Floridians.

Last year an estimated one million GLBT travelers visited Greater Fort Lauderdale, spending $1.2 billion, making it Florida’s number one GLBT destination and one of the top 10 GLBT destinations in the United States. For more information about GLBT Greater Fort Lauderdale, visit Sunny.org/Rainbow

lgbt-events-south-florida-9After only one week in office, Mayor Jeri Muoio heralded action taken by the city commission ensuring that West Palm Beach would retain its reputation as Florida’s most gay-friendly public workplace. “As mayor, I am proud that our lesbian and gay municipal employees are entitled to every family benefit offered by the City of West Palm Beach,” said Muoio. By a unanimous vote of the West Palm Beach City Commission, city policy was amended to allow employees with domestic partners the right to use family and medical leave to care for their domestic partners in the same manner as married employees can use it to care for their spouses.

Congratulations to Carlos Thomas, the winner from the Hotspots Lady GaGa ticket giveaway contest. Carlos stopped by Hotspots on Friday to pick up his 2 tickets to this week’s concert. Don’t forget to visit the Hotspots display at all the Pride events statewide to win more fabulous prizes!

This is HOT

lgbt-events-south-florida-11Warner Bros. Records/Jack Records comedian Lisa Lampanelli is known for her off-the-cuff humor and harshly brilliant quips at other’s expense. In celebration of her recent marriage, Lampanelli shows that she is giving love a chance in her new CD and DVD release, Tough Love, available everywhere now. Leave it to the Queen of Mean to take the joys out of romance and “I Love You’s” and twist it into an opportunity of in-your-face insults and hilariously inappropriate stories. Lampanelli once again delivers in Tough Love, which is complete with her signature one-two punch liners and mean-spirited insults. Even her husband isn’t immune from Lampanelli’s wrath, as she affectionately refers to him as “Jimmy Big Balls.” Tough Love wraps-up with Lampanelli’s first ever “The Roast of the Worthless Americans,” an appropriate kick-you-where-it-hurts roast at pop culture’s favorite love-to-hate celebrities which include Kate Gosselin, Paris Hilton, the cast of Jersey Show and many more. Tough Love is available on CD and DVD, with the DVD including over 10 minutes of bonus content (with one of the funniest jokes I have ever heard).

lgbt-events-south-florida-12Lisa Lampanelli made her mark on the comedy scene in 2002 when she was the only female comedian to roast Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Roast on Comedy Central. From there, she built her reputation as the “Queen of the Roast,” going on to challenge the egos of such names as Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, William Shatner and Donald Trump, to name a few. In 2005, Lampanelli’s one-hour special, “Take It Like a Man,” was a hit on Comedy Central and the CD and DVD of the show reached number six on the comedy charts. Her second one-hour special, “Dirty Girl”, debuted on Comedy Central and Warner Bros. Records and was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007 Best Comedy Album of the Year. In 2009, she starred in her first HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen” and released her first autobiography, Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks. In addition to stand up, Lampanelli is also a regular on the talk show circuit, including “The Tonight Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel” and “Chelsea Lately.” She is also a frequent guest and guest host on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows. Her big screen credentials also include roles in the “The Aristocrats” and Steven Brill’s “Drillbit Taylor.” Lisa has also recently been cast in “The Twylight Zones”, a film directed by The Sopranos creator David Chase. She is one of my favorites and after watching “Tough Love” I am sure she will be one of yours as well!

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