Last weekend was the annual IGLTA annual conference which Florida was lucky enough to have held this year in Fort Lauderdale. The delegates started coming in on Tuesday and made Fort Lauderdale an even more fun place to be all week through and including Sunday. Thursday night was the start of the 5th anniversary weekend celebration of Sidelines Sports Bar and it was a whole bunch of fun with all the sports aficionados and their fans coming out to wish Laurie, Marty, Jennifer and the staff much congrats on 5 great years. Friday evening was the IGLTA Consumer Expo and the RBC free live concert at Hagen Park. The event was a HUGE success with thousands in attendance. The night starred Billboard recording artist Kristine W, who was sponsored by Bill’s and Alibi, along with Tony Cruz and Charlotte McKinnon and was …
Last Week in Review
Last weekend was the annual IGLTA annual conference which Florida was lucky enough to have held this year in Fort Lauderdale. The delegates started coming in on Tuesday and made Fort Lauderdale an even more fun place to be all week through and including Sunday.
Thursday night was the start of the 5th anniversary weekend celebration of Sidelines Sports Bar and it was a whole bunch of fun with all the sports aficionados and their fans coming out to wish Laurie, Marty, Jennifer and the staff much congrats on 5 great years.
Friday evening was the IGLTA Consumer Expo and the RBC free live concert at Hagen Park. The event was a HUGE success with thousands in attendance. The night starred Billboard recording artist Kristine W, who was sponsored by Bill’s and Alibi, along with Tony Cruz and Charlotte McKinnon and was hosted by Nikki Adams and Ted Scouten. Congratulations to the IGLTA and the RBC for a fabulous event in the heart of Wilton Manors. At the concert I found out the Alibi won the Burger Battle by the Riverwalk Trust for the 2nd year in a row. Kudos to Jackson, Mark, Chef Ron and the entire Alibi family!
Friday night was also my friend, Howard Marr’s(of Fabscout fame) 50th birthday at the Boardwalk. Needless to say the Boardwalk was filled with well wishers and lots of Howards boys. Do I really need to say I had fun… LOL! On Saturday early evening Dennis Dean Galleries presented the artist reception from 7 to 10 pm of “The Art of Capturing Alluring Images” featuring photography by Gio where lots of fans and well wishers showed up to meet the artist. Later on that night The IGLTA 2011 Annual Gala Dinner took place at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center Ballroom starring Crystal Waters and a special recognition of Father Bill Collins and the Poverello Center, where a $5,000 check (which was then upped to $10,000) was given to Poverello from the IGLTA. On Sunday, As part of Aqua girl weekend the Aqua Foundation presented Aqualicious Tea Dance, a sizzling afternoon of dancing, cocktails and unity for a cause. The Tea Dance took place at the Surfcomber hotel and starred DJ Theresa with the opening set by DJ Kidd Madonny. Congratulations go out to the Aqua Foundation for another fabulous year!
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, May 19
Crème and Sugar Thursdays at Score presents a CD giveaway party; Sessions Volume 2 with the sweet sounds of DJ Pride. Crème and Sugar is hosted by Michael Stanley and there is no cover.
The Pride Factory presents their clearance sale from today until May 25th where they are offering 15% off some of their already discounted merchandise.
Friday, May 20
Living Room Nightclub presents the 3rd annual Silver Party hosted by the legendary Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson and featuring designer extraordinaire Richie Rich. The night will also be Mark’s 103rd birthday party (damn, he looks good).
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti present, back by popular demand, Nina Flowers from RuPaul Drag Race Season 1.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents Beach Bash with a $500 (cash and prizes) sexy swimsuit contest and they introduce the Risgay Lounge with continuous dancers starting at 11 pm and a drag cabaret at midnight and 2 am starring Kitty Meow, Estephania St Lords, Alandra Mathews and T-Lo Ivy.
The Stable presents a Disco Party at 8 pm entitled “Turn The Beat Around” hosted by Miss CowPatty. Wear your best disco attire and you could win $25 bar tab.
Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score is giving away tickets to the Rihanna, The Loud Tour (taking place on July 14th at the Bank Atlantic Center). The night features shows by Sasha Iman Phillips, DJ Mac and as always is hosted by the Penny Back Boyz.
The Ramrod presents their monthly Muscle Bear Man Dance starring DJ Herbie James.
The Boardwalk presents internet video star Hunter Vance live with 2 shows tonight and tomorrow night.
Saturday, May 21
Noche Latina Florida will be celebrating their 13th anniversary at Noche Latina Saturdays at The Manor tonight in the Ivy Lounge & Patio and in the Windsor room. The night will star Latin recording artist Tony Swing, Latin Band Tropical Dreams, Viva Mirage (Miss Noche Latina 20110, and Josue Santiago (Mr. Noche Latina 2007). They will also be giving away over $1300 worth of cash and prizes. For more information go to NocheLatinaFlorida.com
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents an Angles Car Wash from 11 am to 4 pm in order to raise money for the Alibi Angels.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents a Fierceness Party featuring recording artist Alan T with DJ/producer Drew Tribe and hosted by Chyna Girl.
Bill’s Filling Station presents the 3rd annual Lets Go Play/Gay Day Orlando Pre-party with special performances by the evil queens and the fairy princesses starring Nikki Adams, Miss Kitty, Nikkay Waters, and Nicole Hallowell. They will also be featuring a swimsuit fashion show, a 50/50 raffle benefitting Broward House, Vickie Bennett in the Mustang Lounge and they will be selling advance tickets for Riptide at Typhoon Lagoon and Drink Around the World & Retro T-Dance at Epcot. The night will also star Gay Day Orlando VJ Andy Ajar.
The Ramrod presents Beat Down, a night of 5 DJs: Roke Cabrera, John Alvarado, Daniel Kristopherre, Jeffrey Jacobs and Herbie James.
Discotekka presents springtime celebrating the 4 year anniversary of Milancita promoting at Discotekka.
Scandals Saloon asks everyone to help them send Cowboy David H to the Iggle Wiggle Country Dance Competition in Philadelphia. David will be performing his routine tonight and they will be having raffles with great prizes with all proceeds going directly to David to help him bring home the trophy.
Sunday, May 22
Queen Sundays at Gryphon presents Tribal Fierceness with DJs Power Infiniti and Bryan Reyes hosted by Milancita, Alex Prieto, Michael M. and Ryan Work. Cover is $5 before 11 pm and $10 thereafter.
The Manor and Gary Santis present White Hot T Dance at 7 pm an official pre White Fort Lauderdale event starring DJ Chris Cox. The event which features no cover will also be giving away 20 VIP tickets to the 13th annual White Fort Lauderdale event.
Tuesday, May 24
Planeta Macho at Score presents a Dance Sessions CD giveaway party mixed by DJ Carlos G with Latin beats in the main room by DJ George Ferrero and performances by the queen of comedy Mariloly and Erika Norell.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, lauded a decision by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to open ordination to gay and lesbian candidates. The Presbyterian Church (USA) joins a host of other Protestant churches that have voted to accept gay and lesbian clergy and church leaders. Among them are the United Church of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church.
Summer school has never been this glamorous with the return of Logo’s hit series “RuPaul’s Drag U.” RuPaul and his drag queen faculty help a new batch of biological women unleash their inner diva through the power of drag., new guest choreographers, more iconic celebrity guest judges and gallons of glitter! The new one-hour, 10-episode season of “RuPaul’s Drag U” premieres Monday, June 20 at 9/8c on Logo. The faculty of fabulous include: Bebe Zahara Benet, Carmen Carrera, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, Mariah, Morgan McMichaels, Ongina, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Shannel, and Tyra Sanchez. In addition, “Dean of Drag” and permanent judge Lady Bunny undertakes a more hands-on role by offering a vital “lady lesson” to the diva-drained students each week. “RuPaul’s Drag U” also welcomes an expanded group of guest choreographers to take on the role of “Dean of Dance” including Toni Basil, Candis Cayne, Andre Fuentes, Tricia Miranda and Jamal Sims. This season of “RuPaul’s Drag U” will also feature a new batch of visiting celebrity professors including Molly Ringwald, Lynda Carter, Dot Jones, Shirley Jones, Carnie Wilson, Raven Simone, Charo, Beverly Johnson, Ana Ortiz and Alec Mapa. In addition, 1980s pop culture icons Stacy Q, Downtown Julie Brown and Jane Weidlin enroll as students in the season finale.
here! TV, the world’s leading premium gay television network, is pleased to announce that rap performance artist Cazwell will host the new original music video series Boombox. Boombox debuts this June exclusively on here! TV and here! Online, here! TV’s premium online subscription video player found at HereTV.com
The film Undertow has received over 40 awards including the Sundance Audience Award Winner. It takes place in a tiny Peruvian seaside village, where traditions run deep, Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret. He’s in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), a painter, who is ostracized by the town because he’s gay.
After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela—and the entire village. Written and directed by Javier Fuentes-León, and featuring a sizzling international cast, Undertow (Contracorriente) is rich in the details of legend, tradition, and locale; and it is in these details that the truth lies. Strikingly photographed to accentuate the majestic Peruvian coastline, this sexy, haunting love story transcends place and time. Available on June 1st for only $19.95 (DVD) or $24.95 (Blu-ray) and can be purchased at WolfeVideo.com