A week ago Monday was the annual Miss Alibi Turnabout Pageant which was a benefit for The Wellness Center of South Florida. As usual the boys of Alibi came decked out in your finest drag attire for this always fun event. Congratulations to organizers Scot Newel and Eric Brano and of course owners Jackson and Mark for once again having a successful Alibi Turnabout and of course for giving back to the community! Since this was Stonewall Weekend I stayed in Fort Lauderdale all weekend, but my spy’s tell me Miami was happening as well. Friday night the men of film were all over Fort Lauderdale as Tommy Defendi hosted the sexy man contest with Miss Kitty at Bill’s and Adam Killian and Angelo Marconi were performing live at the Boardwalk
Last Week in Review
A week ago Monday was the annual Miss Alibi Turnabout Pageant which was a benefit for The Wellness Center of South Florida. As usual the boys of Alibi came decked out in your finest drag attire for this always fun event. Congratulations to organizers Scot Newel and Eric Brano and of course owners Jackson and Mark for once again having a successful Alibi Turnabout and of course for giving back to the community!
Since this was Stonewall Weekend I stayed in Fort Lauderdale all weekend, but my spy’s tell me Miami was happening as well. Friday night the men of film were all over Fort Lauderdale as Tommy Defendi hosted the sexy man contest with Miss Kitty at Bill’s and Adam Killian and Angelo Marconi were performing live at the Boardwalk. These sexy men attracted a packed house for both establishments. Saturday afternoon Latinos Salud had a fun and packed pool party at The Aragon Inn. Sexy Latin men in Speedos.you know I am there! Directly afterwards was the first annual Pride Stride, which was a drag race to benefit Broward House. On Saturday night, The Shoppes of Wilton Manors presented Pride Under the Stars with a huge outdoor video screen. Lots of attendees filled the parking lot of the center and the festivities went till 2 am. Afterwards I went over to the Manor which was wall to wall people.
Sunday was the annual Stonewall Street Festival and Parade and with only 3 month to organize this event I must take my hat off to Ellen Wedner and Friends who did an outstanding job.
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, June 23
Tonight starts the grand opening weekend of the much anticipated Johnny’s Miami. For more information see the feature article in this issue.
At 7 pm The Pride Center (6:30 for refreshments) presents Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. James T. Dwyer and BioScript pharmacists Diona Libonati and Daniel Elmore who will give the community an educational presentation examining Hepatitis A, B, & C, Co-infection with HIV and the latest treatments. For more information contact Michael Childers at 954-463-9011 ext 305.
Friday, June 24
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti presents RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag U superstar, and one of this writer’s favorite, the fabulous talents of Raven.
Tonight is the grand opening of a new Friday night party in Miami at Wet Bar starring Marytrini.
Bubble Gum Fridays at The Manor presents 80’s Prom Night where Prom King and Queen will be chosen as well as a $500 in cash and prizes best prom couple contest. There will also be fabulous raffle prizes benefitting Prideline Youth Services.
Filthy Girgeous Fridays at Score presents a party in honor of Katy Perry’s new summer single “Last Friday Night” with performances by Poizon Ivy.
Sidelines Sports Bar is the official host bar party for A Celebration of Friends from 7 to 10 pm.
Saturday, June 25
The Manor presents recording artist, TV personality and reality star Jei live in the main room with DJ Michael Tank spinning. In the Latin Lounge and Patio they will be celebrating the 5th annual Puerto Rican Pride starring DJ Larry Larr and new recording artists Beba Y Reina singing their hot song Sigo Mi Camino. In addition they will be featuring the Hottest Boricua contest with $300 in cash and prizes. 10 pm to 3am with no cover!
The Boardwalk will be featuring an Elite Underwear Fashion Show tonight and tomorrow.
Score presents South Beach Diva Asia’s birthday bash with spectacular performances all night long with fun beats by DJ Alex Infiniti and hosted by the Pennyback Boys, Thomas Barker and Rafa Carvajal.
The Stable presents 190 pounds of pure sex appeal, Rod Stephens, live on the stage, on the bar and on the floor.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Convention Visitor Bureau, and the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), present a ninety-minute guided Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour of South Florida at 5 pm. Tour will depart from the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Dr. and 10th St. Miami Beach and end at Lords South Beach, 1120 Collins Avenue. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at MDGLCC or at MDPL’s Art Deco Welcome Center. FREE to MDPL and MDGLCC members.RSVP to 305-673-4440 or [email protected]
Compass Community Center of the Palm Beaches presents the 10th annual Stonewall Party which this year is a Black and White Party and silent auction at the Harriet Himmel in Cityplace at 8:30 pm. Admission is id=”mce_marker”5 with membership, $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Black and White casual, cocktail and/or costume attire encouraged. For more information call 561-533-9699 or go to CompassGLCC.com
Sunday, June 26
The monthly toe stomping, hip moving, uncontrollable lyp synching Gospel Jubilee takes place at Scandals Saloon starting at 6 pm. This event stars Lady Fancy and the Jubilettes and is filled with the best in old fashioned southern gospel music.
The Manor presents a very special addition to the Cabaret at the Ivy with guest singer Jai Rodriguez (Hotspots cover model 2 weeks ago) who is well know from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and will be starring locally in Summer Shorts and Dirty Little Secrets at the Broward Center from June 30th to July 3. Jai will be singing with Rick Leonard at the piano and Ellen and Lisa singing all your favorite songs.
Monday, June 27
The Stable along with Lady Fancy and the entire staff present a very special benefit at 8 pm for beloved bartender Rambo who is recovering from Major Surgery. All performer and bartender tips will be donated, so please be generous.
Wednesday, June 29
Sidelines Sports Bar invites everyone to come celebrate Debbie and David’s birthday at 9 pm.
Do you have gay parents and want to tell your story? Are you proud of what your parents have taught you and want a platform to share their lessons of diversity and acceptance? Or is it harder for you to blend in and reveal that you have two parents of the same sex? Have any of your parents unexpectedly “come out”, causing you to adapt to a whole new household? Now is the chance for kids across America to hear what you have to say! MTV is looking for vibrant and uncensored kids (appearing to be 14-21) who have been raised by gay parents. Please send photographs, videos, and a brief description of each family member to [email protected]
SunServe is excited to announce that the United Way of Broward County has awarded a grant to SunServe for its SSR Project: Promoting LGBTQ Youth Self-Esteem, Self-Advocacy & Resiliency. This grant is for $222,000 over a three year period. The objective is to minimize the risk of LGBTQ youth suicide while increasing coping and life skills to get through the tough high school years. SunServe currently provides 6 different types of support groups for LGBTQ youth, including one in Plantation. ìNot only are we excited to be able to provide staff and services for Broward County’s LGBTQ youth, we are honored to join the distinguished ranks of United Way funded agenciesî, said Mark Ketcham, Executive Director. SunServe has had an incredible year of stabilization and growth and looks to continue growing and serving the LGBTQ population of Broward County. For more information about SunServe, please call 954-764-5150 or visit our website at SunServe.org
The Boca Raton Museum of Art announces the opening of its summer exhibition on June 29, 60th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, running through September 11. As the state’s oldest annual juried competition, over the years, the Museum’s All Florida has introduced the work of thousands of Florida artists working in all media – emerging, under recognized, and established younger and mid-career artists. The Boca Raton Museum of Art has evolved into one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida achieving international recognition as a world-class visual arts institution, presenting dynamic changing exhibitions internationally- and nationally-acclaimed artists works, as well as an outstanding permanent collection. Some of the Museum’s programs include art films, artist lectures, family programs, the Annual Art Festival and more than 100 classes a week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists’ Guild, Friends Auxiliary and Collectors’ Forum. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit BocaMuseum.org
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