Mark your calendars for A.S.A.P.’s Santa Speedo Run Tampa Bay, Dec. 9, 2012. Registration starts at 1PM at Centennial Park in GaYBOR/ Ybor City. Don’t feel like running in the 1 mile fun run…
The Red AIDS Ribbon
30 years after the first cases of HIV – the red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV. The red ribbon was the first ever ribbon symbol, inspiring later versions such as the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.
*Where did the idea come from?
In 1991 – a decade after the emergence of HIV – a group of 12 artists gathered to discuss a new project for Visual Aids; a New York arts organization that raises awareness of HIV. They were photographers, painters, film makers and costume designers, and they sat around in the shared gallery space in New York’s East Village.
After a short brainstorm they had come up with a simple idea that later became one of the most recognized symbols of the decade – the red ribbon, worn to signify awareness and support for people living with HIV.
On the south west corner of 7th Ave and 14th street is the building that is now home to “The Bricks”. Back in the 1970′s the south corner on the 14th streets side was home to Sam’s. Every day Sam would arrive in his beat up old car. Then pull clothing out of his store and lay them FOR SALE on top of the car. Inside the small store was one light bulb hanging on a cord in the middle of the room. Thank You to Diane & Dean James for this photo and for restoring this beautiful building.
The popular star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Miss Latrice Royale WOW’d the sold out standing room only shows at Hamburger Mary’s last Sunday Night. She has more one liners than Henny Youngman. The line for photos stretched from the stage out the front door! It was a bitter sweet night too: It was the farewell performance for local Favorite Diva Miss Desiree DeMornay. She will be returning to Phoenix, AZ.
Santa Speedo Run Ybor
Mark your calendars for A.S.A.P.’s Santa Speedo Run Tampa Bay, Dec. 9, 2012. Registration starts at 1PM at Centennial Park in GaYBOR/ Ybor City. Don’t feel like running in the 1 mile fun run? That’s OK too. Please make a donation and go to https://www.facebook.com/events/162940337183257/?fref=ts and tell all your friends too.
BTW Hot Red Speedos and red running shorts are available at MC FILM in GaYBOR.
Niece of the Week
There are just some people in your life that you are truly Happy to have meet. Desiree is one of those people. A graduate of USF she brings happiness to everyone she meets!