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Last Week Wrapped Up

Saturday morning the much anticipated move of the Pride Factory to their new location on 13th street happened. They moved their popular store to an even better location, and the place looks fabulous. When you get a chance stop by and see all the wonderful things they sell. Congrats to Rocky (GM) and the entire staff on this new adventure!!! 

Last Saturday night Score's new One World Party started off with a bang. If you've ever been in Score on any of their packed nights, you already know how much fun it can be and the One World Party definitely got off to a great start. DJ Bruno rocked the house and Celada made an appearance singing club hits, “Dirty Filthy”, “Music is the Answer” and “The Underground.” Lynee Bove's Siren, upstairs at Score, was also over the top busy. What's One World about? Everyone…..Trannies, straight, gay, lesbian, bi, the whole world is welcome. The crowd was mostly LGBT, but the straight people that wandered in were definitely treated to the good times that can only be found in a gay bar. Congrats to the staff at Score for taking a risk and pulling it off, big time! 

A benefit for Palm Beach's Compass GLCC was held at Halo last Saturday night and the place was packed wall to wall for the event. On hand were hundreds of hot boys and beautiful girls supporting a very worthwhile charity. A fundraising raffle included gifts from Papi underwear. The music was top notch as you would expect when DJ Oren Nizri is at the helm. Sponsoring the benfit were George Maiko Coronado and Arnold Matteson of Give Me A Beat Productions. By the way, try a blueberry mojito and tell them the guys at Mark's List recommended it. 

I then headed back to Fort Lauderdale for the first annual G.I.R.L. AID 2007 which was a thirty two hour party showcase eleven spectacular DJ's at, Uncle's Night Club - 1000 State Road 84. The event was simulcast live on Gay Internet Radio Live. While I was there I got to see sexy DJ Eddie Baez, and hear his fabulous music, as well as see performances by artists, Ceevox, and Michael M.

The Tequesta Drum Circle Fall Equinox Gathering

Moon Path Circle presents The Tequesta Drum Circle Fall Equinox Gathering, 2007 on Sunday, September 23; Light and Dark in Balance  from 7PM – Midnight. Admission is $5 per person pays for necessary park fees (event insurance/staffing). Kids under 10 Free (must be accompanied by an adult or guardian). The event takes place at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (3109 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale). For more info call 954.655.7182 or look at their website at moonpathcircle.org. This is a primitive camp setting, so come picnic style. Bring your DRUMS, Percussion Instruments, Belly Dancing gear, Fall Celebration Clothing, altar items for the collective altar to be charged – and always a creative fun part to see how it shifts each season. Please remember to bring your Smiles and Good Intentions to share in this fun-filled, spiritual community gathering. Fire spinners are welcome (with your own proof of insurance – there will be an area designated for fire spinners). In regards to photography, please respect people. Do not take photos indiscriminately.

22nd Annual Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

Calling all Movie Buffs and Star Gazers … The 22nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF 2007) will host the Martinis & Movie Madness Membership Party at Blue Martini (Galleria Mall, East Sunrise Blvd), on October 2, from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.  Attendees will catch a sneak peak at some of the festival films, events and celebrity guests to attend before the 26 day-long cinematic event begins.   Annual FLIFF memberships provide discounts and free screenings at FLIFF’s year-round art theatre, Cinema Paradiso.  Memberships begin at $70. Admission to the party is $10 and includes beer, wine, or premium drink and hors d'oeuvres. $7 Martini Happy hour prices will be extended through 8pm for all FLIFF guests.  And, if you become a member at the party, you’ll receive passes to the 22nd Annual Film Festival and the party admission fee will be deducted from your membership cost.  For a complete list of membership levels and perks visit  www.FLIFF.com or call 954-525-3456. The 22nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will be held October 15 – November 11 with the official opener on October 19.  The long established and highly anticipated annual event reels out over 200 top new indie films from the U.S. and around the globe, and brings in over 100 special guests. Celebrity sightings create an aura of excitement around the month-long fest. Film Premieres and exclusive screenings, as well as parties and receptions aboard yachts and at some of Fort Lauderdale’s trendiest clubs and restaurants, offer opportunities to meet both moviemakers and actors alike. FLIFF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to bringing independent films, unique cultural events, outdoor movies, benefit film premieres, special advance screenings and special guests to Broward County at their year-round art-house Cinema Paradiso and at other venues throughout the year. Film Premieres and exclusive screenings, as well as parties and receptions aboard yachts and at some of Fort Lauderdale’s trendiest clubs and restaurants, offer opportunities to meet both moviemakers and actors alike.

 

Gay Bowling Social

Friday, September 21st, is the next Wilton Manors Gay Bowling Social at Manor Lanes. The event begins at 9:30 and cost is $20 to bowl all night, but shoes are extra. The event benefits Shadowood II and offers you something to do outside of the bar scene, a chance to meet new friends and hang out with old friends. At the last event, they had close to 60 bowlers and 20 or so bystanders who bought raffle tickets for great prizes and rooted the bowlers on.  There is a bar at the bowling alley, so no fear for those of you who like a cocktail on Friday night!  It is great to see people routing each other on and seeing people who have never bowled before enjoying something new benefiting a great cause. Shadowood II, Inc was established in 1994, exclusively providing an answer to the ongoing need for the homeless and/or indigent people living with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues in our community. There are limited spaces available for this event. Please let them know if you will be attending along with anyone who may be joining you by either emailing  TommyDL@aol.com or calling 954.547.8400. 

Art Beyond Translation “The South American Artists Exhibition”

Art Beyond Translation “The South American Artists Exhibition” takes place from October 6th – November 3rd with the Artists Gala Reception on Saturday, October 6th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Art Expressions Gallery. Art Expressions is dedicated to bringing the passion of our local talent to the public. Latin American artists have always captivated them and found resonance in their lives. There is particular passion unique to Latin American Art, a spirit that has been celebrated by artists such as Bravo, Tamayo, Rivera, Obaldia and Botero. Art Beyond Translation is a chance to explore some of the most compelling and thought provoking works of Latin American artists living and working in South Florida today. Experience the undiscovered treasures, and nuances of fine art by South American artists Juan Carlos Soto, Vicky Burke, Carmen Sasiega, Carmem Gusmao, Rocio Magasrevy and Roberto Paramo. As they bring these six artists to the forefront of the local art scene, they invite you to enjoy their passions as they do… not merely with the eyes, but the heart. Art Beyond Translation “The South American Artists Exhibition” at Art Expressions Gallery is the first of what they hope will become an important yearly event. Admission is free.

The Center for Positive Connections' Inaugural Awards Dinner Gala

The Center for Positive Connections' Inaugural Awards Dinner Gala will take place on October 18 from 6:00 - 10:00 P.M. Silent Auction 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.; Cocktail Reception 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.; Dinner & Awards 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. at the Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores. Tickets are $125.00 per person; and $1,250.00 per table with Sponsorships still available. Reserve your space now at www.blacktie-southflorida/rsvp and enter Event Code: tcpcgala07 or call 305-992-4478.  Admission includes Dinner, Auction, open bar, entertainment and complimentary valet parking. All proceeds benefit The Center for Positive Connections. Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.   Their Mission is to provide educational, emotional, social and holistic support to those infected and affected by chronic illness, with a special emphasis on HIV and AIDS

Evening with Barbara Cook Kicks Off 22nd Season of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus

Season tickets are now on sale for the spectacular 2007-08 season of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus. Now entering its 22nd season, the Chorus is proud to be recognized as one of the premier performing arts organizations in South Florida, and the longest-running gay performing arts group in the state. Fresh off a 2006-07 season featuring sold-out performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Chorus looks forward to its most ambitious lineup yet. With every performance expected to sell out, the best way to guarantee great seats is through a season-ticket package. Season-ticket subscribers enjoy a discount of 10% off the single-ticket price for the following shows:

  • The season kicks off with the Chorus' presentation of "An Evening With Barbara Cook" Monday, Oct. 22, in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center. Tickets for this very special evening with one of Broadway's greatest treasures range from $20 to $150 and are on sale through the AutoNation Box Office, online at www.browardcenter.org or www.ftlgmc.org.
  • The season continues with "Holiday Treasures," Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Amaturo Theatre. The evening is filled with humor, dancing and gorgeous choral music. Seasonal favorites are presented with the signature joy and exuberance that makes this concert an annual sold-out favorite of the Chorus and its audiences.
  • On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus presents the Sixth Annual South Florida Choral Festival at the Amaturo Theatre. The Chorus is joined by a full orchestra as they perform David Conte's landmark symphony "EOS," and Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs," and Eric Helmuth's "The Trumpeter."
  • The season concludes with "Rockin' With The Rhythm," June 21 and 22 at the Amaturo Theatre. From high-energy production numbers to beautiful ballads, "Rockin' With the Rhythm" celebrates the diversity of music and culture in each of us.

The Chorus is under the direction of Todd Wiley, now in his seventh season. He is an accomplished musician and conductor who has performed with Roger Williams, the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Boys Choir and at the United Nations and has worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is funded in part by Broward Cultural Division. The Chorus is composed of more than 80 performers of all ages and from highly diverse professional, ethnic and economic backgrounds. While many members have previously performed professionally, the Chorus is a volunteer organization that thrives on the continued hard work, dedication and loyalty of its members and numerous supporters. Learn more at www.ftlgmc.com.

 

Bonnaroo Music Festival

 

This year James Blood Ulmer has been an exposed to a whole new generation through his first-ever appearance at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival. He has been repeatedly recognized as a true icon in the music industry, including receiving Downbeat Magazine’s “Blues Album of the Year” for his previous CD. His most recent work, a moving take on the Katrina catastrophe, has made James Blood Ulmer’s voice and searing guitar more relevant than ever. This one-night only concert is presented by the non-profit Tigertail Productions, a 28-year old South Florida leader in innovative cultural work. Says Tigertail Executive Director Mary Luft, “We’ve always showcased the best of jazz and leading-edge musical forms, and James Blood Ulmer, who is a genre-bridging mix of Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, P-Funk and Mississippi Fred McDowell, fits right in with all of the great jazz artists Tigertail has brought to Miami.Tickets are $35 for general admission, $25 for seniors and students with a valid I.D., or $50 for VIP tickets with priority entrance and best seating.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.tigertail.org and by phoning 305 545 8546, through Ticketmaster at 305 358 5885, or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office. The 2007/2008 season begins with a Kick-Off Party at the Albion Hotel, 1650 James Avenue at Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, on Thursday October 11 from 7 to 9 pm. This evening, free and open to the general public, includes complementary light fare and drinks, along with video and music previews of the upcoming season. Tigertail’s 07-08 season continues in January with transgendered performer Scott Turner Schofield at the Carnival Center; the Diana Szeinblum Dance Company from Argentina, at the Byron Carlyle Theater in February; award-winning choreographer Susan Marshall’s dance company at the Colony Theatre in March; a multi-media musical evening showcasing Haiti’s Jan Sebon and Curacao’s Chin Behilia in April at the Colony; and much more.  For more information about Tigertail and full season details visit them on the web at www.tigertail.org or call 305 324 4337.

 
Gay Games VII Chicago 2006 Photo Book Published

The excitement and joy of the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago are captured in a new 208-page 4-color glossy photo book available online from the Web site lulu.com. The book features more than 1,000 images of the sports, culture and ceremonies of Gay Games VII, which were held July 15-22, 2006. Several dozen professional photographers donated their services to cover the Gay Games, contributing more than 60,000 images to the Gay Games photo archives. These images were then culled to 11,000 and were made available in 2006 as downloads on the Gay Games Web site. Now, the best of those images are included in the book "Gay Games VII: Where the World Meets." The book is written by Gay Games VII Co Vice-Chair Tracy Baim, who is publisher of Windy City Media Group in Chicago. WCMG and its weekly newspaper, Windy City Times, coordinated the Gay Games photo project, and WCMG Art Director Kirk Williamson designed the book. "We are very excited to support the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and its ongoing mission," said Baim. "All proceeds from the sale will go to the important work of the FGG. We wanted a book to show off the amazing contributions of thousands of athletes, cultural participants, volunteers, board, staff, sponsors, donors and more. It is an added bonus that it can benefit the FGG." The featured photographers in "Gay Games VII: Where the World Meets" are Steve Becker, Kat Fitzgerald, Amy Moseley and Patsy Lynch, who took the majority of the images. There are dozens of other professional and amateur photographers included, with images from all 31 sports and dozens of cultural events and ceremonies of Gay Games VII. "Gay Games VII" is a perfect gift for anyone who has ever attended a Gay Games, or for those who want to see more about events that have impacted hundreds of thousands of people. The book has an overview of the past seven Gay Games, including images of the first event in 1982 with co-founder Dr. Tom Waddell. There are also special photos taken by internationally renowned photographer Victor Skrebneski of amateur and professional Gay Games athletes. These include Esera Tuaolo, Leigh-Ann Naidoo and Matthew Cusick. Some photos were taken in conjunction with the April 2006 100 Champions weekend, which honored well-known LGBT sports figures and allies. Steve Becker also took special photos during the 100 Champions weekend, including of sports legend Greg Louganis. Especially memorable are images from the Opening and Closing ceremonies at Soldier Field and Wrigley Field. There are photos of the featured performers and speakers, including Mayor Richard M. Daley, Cyndi Lauper, Megan Mullally, Margaret Cho, Andy Bell, Heather Small, Jody Watley, ANT, Showtime's ‘The L Word' cast members, Ari Gold, and many more. The Gay Games decided to go with an online publishing format to allow for more creativity and flexibility. In using lulu.com, the process is similar to ordering any book online, and takes just a few days. The book is available for $49 plus shipping, or as a PDF download for $19.

Featured Events

 

Cupids Gay Bar Nightclub GoGo Boys Male Strippers West Palm Beach FloridaOne of my favorite people and good friend, Brandy (Cupids Queen B) will be re-opening the Cupids West Palm Beach location and calling it Cupids Sports Bar. The club will be opened Sunday through Thursday from 4pm to 2am, and Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 5am. On Fridays and Saturdays they will feature the Cupids dancers, who will dance for your viewing pleasure, either from one of many intimate stages or for a Lap dance. They also wll offer 2 private bottle rooms. Brandy has done some major renovations including new TV’s, Lights, Sound System, and Pool Tables. The Grand Opening with NO COVER takes place this Friday September 21st with the doors opening at 10pm. Brandy is a straight women who has always supported and been there for the gay Latino Boys Magazine Pool Party at Cheston House Resort Fort Lauderdale Beach FLcommunity, so I urge you all to support her back by attending the Grand Opening of Palm Beaches newest Hotspots, Cupids Sports Bar.

Latino Boys Magazine presents a Latino pool party on Sunday September 23 from 12noon to 5pm at Cheston House (520 North Birch Road). There is a $5 cover which will be completely donated to GALANES (Gay Latinos No Estas Solo). The party features Open bar, and every paid admission gets a FREE DRINK at Noche Latina Sunday T at Voodoo Lounge. This event is being sponsored by Noche Latina Fridays, Azucar, GLCCSF, Bilatnmen.com, Boca Raton.com, 411 Magazine, Mark's List and Voodoo Lounge.

Upcoming Events

Steel Gay Nightclub Dance Fort Lauderdale FLWednesday September 19th Steel and Bar Poker Pro’s presents Poker Night with no cover in the main room. They are moving Porn Bingo with Misty Eyez and David to Thursdays starting the 20th.

 

Kate Clinton 25th Anniversary Tour: The Documentary Film is being shown on September 19th, at the  Byron-Carlyle Theater 500 71st Street Miami Beach.  In 2006, to mark her silver anniversary as a performer, Kate Clinton embarked on a 50-city “It’s Come to This!” tour, sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Her hilarious performances are interspersed with a variety of personal moments along the tour route, including backstage banter with her partner of 18-years Urvashi Vaid, a public reading from her

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new book What the L?, and cameos from Lily Tomlin, Melissa Etheridge, Billie Jean King, Marga Gomez, Vickie Shaw and other lesbian comics. For a woman who has successfully changed people’s lives and minds through her smart style of lesbian humor, it’s a tribute well earned. For tickets go to: http://www.mglff.com.

 

MDGLCC Monthly Business Networker at Chamber Member Victor Hotel on Ocean Drive (1144 Ocean Dr. Miami Beach, FL) on Thursday, September 20th, beginning at 7 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages. There is limited valet parking available for a fee. Other parking is available Ocean Dr. and the 12th Street municipal parking facility. For more information contact: (305) 573-4000. Free for Chamber Members; potential members $10.00; plan to stay for dinner at Vix...they have a wonderful menu and are serving up Miami Spice!!!

The new roving women’s Thursday party is back this week Sept 20,  and this venue is so sexy, that you are going to want to bring that special someone with you! Join them at the ultra chic, Vino-Miami Wine Bar & Boutique and experience international wines, champagne, beer and the Golden Globe nominated film, French Twist, starring the delectable, Victoria AbrilSaucy suburban housewife Loli is furious when she discovers her playboy husband is a wild womanizer who has been cheating on her left and right for years! But things take an unusually funny turn when the van of a tough-talking, tender-hearted woman named Marijo breaks down in front of Loli’s house! From then on, expect the hilariously unexpected as Marijo and Loli’s relationship develops into much more than just a friendship ... and between the two of them, they devise the perfect revenge! Film begins at 8:45pm Vino also has a great menu for light fare. Check out the menu and the space at www.vinomiami.com. There is also PLENTY of parking right across the street.Doors open at 8pm Vino-Miami 1601 Washington Ave (between Washington & Collins Ave). For more info go to www.icandeeproductions.com

Score Gay Lesbian Nightclub Miami Beach SoBe FloridaOn Friday September 21, Evolution at Score presents DJ and producer Abel in the main room, and DJ Ruben in the Crème Lounge.
 

On Saturday September 22nd the Coliseum presents Circuit DJ David Knapp along with Coliseum Gay Lesbian Nightclub Fort Lauderdale FL College Night DJ Dance Clubacperformances by Erika Norell and TP Lords.

Steel Nightclub presents a Joystick party on Saturday September 22 starring DJ Larry Monteleone, with a special guest appearance by Rod Stephens.

 

The next all Gay “Glass Bottom Boat Party Cruise” takes place on Sunday, September 23rd. This is exclusively for gay men, and sails from 5:30 – 8:30 from Bahia Mar, Ft Lauderdale and costs $40 in advance, and $45 day of cruise. Parking is $5 behind south side Bahia Mar Hotel. Sailing to one of South Florida’s most popular coral reefs where you can view tropical fish from glass bottom, swim, and snorkel free (They have equipment) or just party with Great music, Free Vodka drinks, 2 free wine or beer, BYOB OK (mixers, setups & snacks included). BYO Snacks OK. Space is limited. Call Peter for more info at 954-649- 1107.  View recent cruise pix at: www.MySpace.com/TeaCruise Click profile. Scroll down to see slide show.

 

Georgie's Alibi Wilton Manors Fort Lauderdale Gay Lesbian Bar AdsOn Wednesday September 26, at 11pm, Georgie’s Alibi in conjunction with Bary Browder and Fly Life presents the CD Release party for Chaka Khan’s first new album in 10 years, entitled “Funk This.”

 

On Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 28, 29 & 30, the Boardwalk presents Latin Video Icon Ricky Martinez live and in person!! They will also have movie give-a-ways all night long, and the availability of VIP tickets for a meet and greet with Ricky.

 

On Saturday September 29th Lynn Bove of icandee invites everyone to their 4 Year Anniversary party with a special performance by the sexy burlesque group “Knockouts.” The night will also star DJ Dezrock, Meesh and Miss Flava with the doors opening at 10pm. Icandee Saturdays takes place at Score in the Crème Lounge.

Gay Tea Cruise Fort Lauderdale Florida Intracoastal WaterwayOktoberfest “Tea Cruise” takes place on Sunday, October 7th. Tickets are 2-4-1 with reservation by Wednesday, September 5th. Call Peter at 954-649-1107. Peter would like to thank  all of you sailors for making last Sunday’s “Tea Cruise” a huge success!  

The Stonewall Library and Archives’ Book Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m.  Moderator Jesse Monteagudo (“The Book Nook”) will lead a discussion of “Man in the Middle,” former NBA star John Amaechi’s provocative and inspiring autobiography.  Membership in the Stonewall Library Book Club is free and Club meetings are open to the public.  The Stonewall Library and Archives is located at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida, 1717 North Andrews Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale.  For more information phone SLA at (954) 763-8565.

Queer Riot!" at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

 

On Saturday October 13th at 8pm, Edison Farrow presents "Queer Riot!" - a night of outrageous comedy starring Bruce Villanch, Judy Tenuta and Lady Bunny. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 8th at 10am on Ticketmaster.com. Bruce Villanch is of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry, Bruce Vilanch has become a recognizable face in his own right, thanks to the feature-length documentary "Get Bruce!" (1999) and his one-time stint as a regular on "Hollywood Squares" for which he also served as head writer. In Los Angeles he wrote for variety shows like the original "Donny and Marie" and "The Brady Bunch Hour" and provided material for Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers. He has maintained his connection with Midler through the years, working on such projects as the feature "Divine Madness" and the TV special "Bette Midler - Diva Las Vegas", as well as writing for her short-lived but lively sitcom, "Bette!". Vilanch began contributing to Academy Awards telecasts in 1989, collaborating with the likes of Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and David Letterman, and graduated to head writer in 2000. He has roasted celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and President Clinton. The Whoopi connection led to his providing the notorious material Ted Danson performed in blackface at a certain 1993 Friars Club roast of his then-girlfriend Goldberg, but his resume also includes "You Made Me Watch You", the touching Emmy-winning valedictory Midler crooned as a send-off to Johnny Carson. He scripted most of the Academy Awards telecasts over the last decade, two of which won Emmys, including the one featuring Billy Crystal's Hannibal Lecter entrance. Mr. Vilanch has also written for The Tony's, The Grammy's, The Emmy's, and just about every other award show to brighten your television screen. He also participates and volunteers at almost every charity function, especially those dealing with GLBT issues. Mr. Vilanch recently wrote Bette Midler's Tour, toured in the Broadway hit, "Hairspray", and appeared on Celerity Fit ClubJudy Tenuta is the most famous person that ever lived. If you don't believe it just ask her! The stand-up comic/actress who describes herself as a "multi-media Bondage Goddess" and "the Aphrodite of the Accordion", is actually a caring nurturer who wakes up at 8PM to verbally abuse countless herds of mortal swine (her audience) and converts them to her signature religion "Judyism". Her fans ranging from fetuses to fossils, gays to geishas, all beg to chew her gum and kiss her feet because she is the only fun-feminist who preaches that all women should be worshipped as "Love Goddesses", and all men have an equal opportunity to become her furniture. It could happen! Judy has starred in her own HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime Specials and has been seen on every major talk show. Most recently she was a special correspondent for "American Journal", and "Entertainment Tonight," where she conducted interviews with such celebrated public figures as Donald Trump and Reverend Jesse Jackson. Judy has also had two smash comedy CD's and has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards for her "Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians", and "In Goddess We Trust". She is also the author of "The Power of Judyism" (Harper-Collins). Lady Bunny with glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs, and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass even Tammy Faye Bakker, this multi-talented drag artiste would turn heads even if looking glamorous was his only talent. But this isn't just another man in a dress. Lady Bunny is a successful comedienne, emcee, singer, songwriter, actress, DJ, and, most famously, the founder, organizer, and hostess of Wigstock, the outrageous festival of drag and music that had been delighting over 40,000 New Yorkers and tourists visiting New York for the event, every Labor Day for over 20 years. The feature film, Wigstock, The Movie, which chronicled the event from preparation to performance day, was produced specifically about this popular event and Lady Bunny, and has just recently been re-released on DVD. Bunny tours constantly, bringing down the house from Cincinnati to Tel Aviv with her bawdy, Dusty Springfield-meets-Don-Rickles mix of potty-mouthed humor, Southern charm, zany "Laugh-In"-style skits, and X-rated pop song parodies. Bunny has emceed events around the world ranging from Van Cleef Arpels corporate parties to Gay Pride Parades and has shared the stage with the likes of Pamela Anderson, Margaret Cho, Dennis Rodman, Cyndi Lauper, k.d. Lang, and the B-52's, just to name a few. As a journalist, Bunny keeps a high profile with her weekly "Star Style Report" for Star Magazine. Bunny also writes regularly for various other publications such as Visionaire, Paper, Instinct, Genre, V, Interview and Time Out New York. Frequent TV and Film appearances also bring Bunny's name to the worldwide masses. As a talking head for TV networks like E! and VH1 and with appearances on Comedy Central's "Pam Anderson Roast," HBO's "Sex and the City"; Britney Spears' MTV special "In the Zone & Up All Night," as well as feature films such as Not Another Gay Movie 2, Dragtime, Party Girl, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Lady Bunny is no stranger to the various demographic pools. Bunny's even been consistently mentioned on the international hit show "Will & Grace," cementing her status as an icon.

Out of the Closet Art Sale

ArtsUnited will host it's second annual "Out of the Closet Art Sale" on Saturday, September 29, from 1 to 4 PM in the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 1717 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Admission is free and open to the public. The Starving Artists Sale is an opportunity for the public to buy original artwork at bargain prices. Dozens of local artists will be selling their paintings, prints, and photographs at this one day only event for $200 or less. ArtsUnited President, Chuck Williams explains, "Many people come to our exhibitions and admire a particular artist, but can not afford to spend a thousand dollars for a painting. At the same time, many artists have dozens of paintings just sitting in their studio that they are anxious to sell. The Out of the Closet Sale helps out both the artists and aspiring collectors." Artist Robert Felthaus agrees, "I'm glad to sell any piece of work. I hope to establish a rapport with my buyers so they'll buy more from me in the future." There are still a few spaces left. Artists interested in participating can still obtain an application at the Stonewall Library or Broward Art Guild, or download it from www.artsunitedonline.org. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. All purchases must be taken that day. Please contact Keith Clark at Keithclark@aol.com or at 954 568-1154 for additional information

Lambda Chorale to Present 'The Stars We Love' Sept. 22 at Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

With a new artistic director on the podium, South Florida Lambda Chorale will present its fifth annual “Up Close and Personal” concert Saturday, September 22, at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art by paying homage to “The Stars We Love.” A montage of songs made famous by such stars as The Beatles, Duke Ellington, Diana Krall, and Bill Haley, the program will feature selections by the full 30-person chorus as well as solos and small group performances. “Lambda Chorale is an incredibly diverse group of people, including gay, lesbian, and straight members from a wide variety of backgrounds, but one element that draws us together is our love of music,”  who will make his debut as Lambda’s artistic director at the concert. “Wonderful music and the stars who made it have added immeasurably to our lives, entertaining us, expressing our emotions, and helping us connect with each other.   This concert will be a homage to them and thanks for the joy they have given us. It’s going to be an evening of great music and great fun.” “The Stars We Love” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, One E. Las Olas Blvd.  A cash cocktail and dessert bar will be open from 6:30 p.m., when the doors open.   Tickets are $20 if bought in advance--through a chorale member or by calling 1-866-WE Sing 4 U (1-866-937-4644)—or $25 if purchased at the door.  Funding for South Florida Lambda Chorale is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, by Pride South Florida, Inc., and by private donors. The chorale practices Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW Ninth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.  New members—both singers and support members—are welcome.  Please call 1-866-WE Sing 4 U for information.

Snack Food Items Available at Naked Grape Wine Company

The Naked Grape Wine Company is pleased to inform us that they now have snack food items available for purchase to accompany your wine and beer selections. If you are seeking an appetizer before heading out for dinner, or just enjoy nibbling a little something as you quaff your favorite vintage, they have something to please your palate. A selection of individual cheese’s highlight their snack menu: English cheddar, truffle gouda, or brie. These are just a few of the fine offerings you may select. Accompany your cheese selection with crackers, or select savory rosemary flatbread. Not in the mood for cheese? Then try some Forty Spice or Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Stacy's Simply Naked baked pita chips are the perfect choice for dipping into either hummus. These selections are just the beginning of our attempt to make your evening out at The Naked Grape Wine Bar relaxing and enjoyable. Stop in for a glass of wine or a microbrewed beer soon and check out their nifty new snacks.

Tigertail So Cool, It’s Hot Season Kick-Off Party

Tigertail So Cool, It’s Hot Season Kick-Off Party October 11

Jazz and blues legend James Blood Ulmer, with an electrifying trio that includes himself, Mark Peterson and Aubrey Dayle, opens Tigertail Productions’ 2007-2008 season when he performs a rare area concert on Saturday, October 20, at 8:30 pm, at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, on Miami Beach. Ulmer, who earlier in his career played with pioneering jazz-great Ornette Coleman, is an iconoclastic genius who mixes it up with the raw power of the blues, R & B and funk to create an indelible and unique sound.
We Don’t Need Permission: A Proposal for Homosexual Emancipation

Author Pat Glaros argues that it’s time for gay Americans to stop asking for rights and start making their own decisions in her new book, We Don’t Need Permission: A Proposal for Homosexual Emancipation (published by AuthorHouse). Using the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and prominent Supreme Court cases as a guide, Glaros makes a case for homosexuals in America to take their lives into their own hands by seceding from the union. “This government and its citizens cannot have it both ways,” she says. “Either we are part of this society deserving the same tax breaks as heterosexual couples and our participation in the military is as respected, or we are not. If not, then we must separate from this union and take our tax base with us.” Through this proposal, Glaros hopes to raise awareness about gay rights, facilitate dialogue on the topic and set the stage for a long overdue revolution. “Our brothers and sisters at Stonewall stood up united and stopped the constant harassment by police officers,” she writes. “We need to learn from that example and honor their heroic stand by taking our life condition to the next level: freedom from being a political election bargaining chip.” She argues that heterosexuals already treat homosexuals as outsiders. Therefore, this community has the right to break away. “Since we are not treated as equal members of this society, we have every right to form our own union and take our tax base with us. We can decide which foreign and domestic policies to support. Many scientists out there could use our dollars to search for an AIDS cure, for example. What do you say; are we adult enough or do we need religiously controlled government permission?” she says. Glaros has worked as a freelance reporter and photographer for 15 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications media. Inspired by the presence of racism in America, she began her quest to change the world at a young age. Since coming out, she has been an advocate for the gay community. We Don’t Need Permission is her first book.

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