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White Hot Leather Ball

Wednesday November 21

Welcome Center Opens at Surfcomber Hotel (1717 Collins Avenue Miami Beach) from 12:00 pm - 10:00pm.The White Party Welcome Center, located inside the host hotel, is known among its visiting guests for providing a comfortable place to pick up tickets and gift bags, purchase merchandise, relax and make new friends. Guests can sun themselves by the pool and enjoy refreshing cocktails during their visit. Telephone and Fax Numbers are operational during Welcome Center Hours Only Main Telephone 305-673-5282  Fax 305-673-5283.

Victory Party at Ink Nightclub takes place from 10:00pm till 5:00am.  Kick off the week in style at INK Nightclub with South Florida's eclectic mix of locals and visitors alike. Offering 2-4-1 drinks till Midnight and Vodka specials all night long. This party features DJ Pride & DJ JFelix and Produced by Pennyback Productions.

White Hot Leather Ball from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - VIP Reception 9:00 pm - 2:00 am is General Admission. The White Hot Leather Ball, produced in conjunction with Hardcore Leather Productions returns to give the White Party week of events in Fort Lauderdale a blistering kickoff. Demonstrations, spectacular decorations, and their "white hot" DJ's will make this major leather event the talk of the town once again this year! Buy a VIP Ticket and enjoy a special reception including open bar and hors d'ourves from 7:00pm till 9:00pm. The party takes place at Steel / Jackhammer Nightclub, 1951 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Featuring DJ’s Randy Bettis & Larry Monteleone.

Dolce, A Women's Event, takes place from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. Start the week of festivities off with this sexy party featuring a perfect blend of funky disco, dance and hip-hop sounds at one of the trendiest spots in Miami Beach. Enjoy tongue pleasing cocktails, mingle or shake your bon bons to the sounds of a special guest DJ. They didn’t forget the eye candy… Some of South Beach’s sexiest go-go dancers will be gracing the bars for your viewing pleasure. This party takes place at Touch 910 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

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Thursday November 22

White Gold takes place from 8:00 pm - 2:00am. This Fort Lauderdale "retro" party during White Party Week is guaranteed fun for locals and visitors alike.  Held at Uncles Nightclub (1000 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale), this venue boasts several bars including an outdoor garden bar and volleyball court. Come for the fun and stay for the music. There will be special guest performances by Gioia Bruno and JoJo Infiniti with DJ’s Bugie & Marc Scott. Suggested donation: $5.00 receive admission and 1 complimentary drink

White Journey from 10:00pm till 5:00am. Kicking off the week in style, the White Journey event debuts this year in an exciting new downtown venue, Discotekka (950 NE 2nd Avenue). This is your chance to dance the night away with the hottest bodies in Miami.  This part is 18 and up and features DJ Oren Nizri.

Friday November 23

Cirque Blanc 8, The Women's White Party, takes place from 9:00 pm - 4:00 am. With over 1500 women shaking to the hot grooves, all donning white this will be the event of the season. This event has become an annual culmination of diversity, music and all for a wonderful cause. Cirque Blanc 8 takes place at Nikki Beach Club, 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach and features DJ’s Alyson Calagna & DJ Pat Pat

Hilton Wolman presents White Dreams from 10:00 pm - 10:00 am. This will be a party to remember and not for the faint of heart; the event draws thousands of the hottest people to what is definitely known as the biggest and best party of them all. VIP Room opens 10pm - 4am. All alcohol sales end at 5:00 AM.  The party takes place at Karu & Y, 71 Northwest 14th Street, and features DJ’s Manny Lehman & ABEL.

White Party at Vizcaya

Saturday November 24

Heatwave Pool Party "The Mirage" from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Get your tan on and hang out with some of the hottest people on the planet at the host hotel, the Surfcomber Hotel (1717 Collins Avenue). Special Live Performance by Shelina, with decor by RKM Futureboys, and music by DJ Wendy Hunt

The 23rd Annual White Party "Heaven on Earth" from 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Avenue. The Crown Jewel of HIV/AIDS fundraisers, where the eclectic crowd is as much the show as anything else. Thousands dressed in white dance under the Miami moon with one of the countries top DJ's, Warren Gluck,  special performances by Cyndi Lauper, Nicole Henry, and Darren Hayes, a food court filled with some of Miami's hottest restaurants, Macy's Cloud Nine Casino and ten acres of the most breathtaking renaissance gardens in the country. Shuttle service available from the host hotel. VIP's may access VIP Bar and Casino Bar with wristband. This event is hosted by Elaine Lancaster and the Decor is by RKM Futureboys.

A Night of ComedyA Women's Event,  at Yuca Cabaret Room, 501 Lincoln Road, from 8:00pm - 10:00pm and starring Poppy Champlin, as seen on VH-1, A&E, Oprah Winfrey and Joan Rivers to her newest gig on Atlantis cruises, Poppy has earned a reputation of being one of the fastest witted female comediennes on either coast. Poppy currently can be seen performing on HBO and at her own popular comedy show; “Cocktails and Comedy” at the infamous GirlBar in West Hollywood..

FRESCA, A Women's Event, at Yuca Nightclub, 501 Lincoln Road,  from 10:00 pm - 4:00 am. This exclusive after party will carry all necessary ingredients for a HOT recipe. Two floors of dancing with a variety of Latin sounds by DJ Alex H [Aqua Girl, Bongos] on the top floor, and rock, dance and hip hop on the bottom floor by DJ Pat Pat. Salacious shows, sexy go-go dancers, and a special performance by Adora. This luxurious spot will also be the stage for some very shall we say "caliente" surprise appearances.

White Starz from 10:00 pm - 8:00 am takes place at the grand opening of Stereo Miami (30 NE 11th Street).. Directly following the White Party at Vizcaya, White Starz is guaranteed to keep you dancing the night away. This stellar HIV/AIDS fundraiser delivers you to yet another dimension in sight, sound, and fantasy with special performances by Alan T, Gina and SpinFinity. DJ Miik opens for DJ Joe Gauthreaux & DJ Peter Rauhofer.

Muscle Beach Party

Sunday November 25th

Flamingo Luncheon,  A Women's Event, takes place at Creek 28, 2727 Indian Creek Drive,  from 1- 4:00 pm. The ladies take over this quaint poolside garden terrace featuring a delicious menu prepared by Executive Chef Kira Volz (Abbey Dining Room). Mingle in luxury and enjoy the scrumptious fare and complimentary Bloody Mary's. Entrance to this event also includes entrance to the Sunset Tea Dance.

Johnny Chisholm presents Muscle Beach "The Land Before Time" from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 12th Street Beach, Miami Beach. A crowd favorite during White Party Week;  Join thousands as they come to dance under the sun just steps from the Atlantic Ocean while the rest of Miami Beach looks on and wishes they were inside. This party always sells out, so make sure to get your tickets very early. There will be a Special Guest Performance by Don Phillip,  Decor by RKM Futureboys, and DJ Herbie James opens for DJ Roland Belmares.

Sunset Tea Dance, A Women's Event, takes place at Creek 28, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Get your groove on with the girls poolside with cocktails and dancing with a Miami flair. Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the pool and mingle with DJ Meesh spinning.

Noche Blanca takes place at Cameo Nightclub (formerly Crobar at 1445 Washington Avenue). from 10:00pm - 5:00am. This huge dance event is a mixture of passion, energy and pulsating music that is sure to bring you to a sweat. Featuring DJ’s Tony Moran & Michael Tank

Monday November 26th

White Horizons at Studio A, 60 NE 11th Street, takes place from from 5:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is a true dance event that provides the absolute best in sound, lights, and music with three unique DJ performances. With no lack of energy or spirit in the crowd, this event is a must for true dance music enthusiasts. Special Performance by Power Infinity and DJ Power Infiniti  opens for DJ Paulo & DJ Alyson Calagna 

Swan Song takes place at Twist Nightclub (1057 Washington Avenue) from 7:00 pm - 5:00 am. The last chance to see all the people you met and partied with during White Party Week this party offers the proper send off and thank you from Care Resource and  features No Cover and the fabulous sounds of DJ Bill Hallquist

 

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Upcoming Gay and Lesbian Events

Boardwalk Fort Lauderdale

On Thanksgiving week from Wednesday Nov 21 to Sunday November 25 the Boardwalk Fort Lauderdale presents BelAmi superstar Sebastian Bonnet with 2 shows nightly. 

Georgie’s Alibi Wilton Manors presents Tina Turners Birthday bash starring Tiffany Arieagus on Wednesday Nov 21 at 9:45pm. Then on Friday November 23, RuCo Pictures and Georgie’s invites you to celebrate the DVD release of Starrbooty, the movie starring RuPaul, Lahoma Van Zandt, Candis Cayne, Michael Lucas, Lady Bunny, Owen Hawk, with Ari Gold, and Gus Mattox. The will also features T-Shirts, DVD’s, and other give-a-ways. 

Torpedo presents Aftershock on Wednesday, November 21 from midnight until 4:00am. DJ Just Oliver will be spinning his signature beats to a crowd of up-for-it clubbers.  This is the only mid-week after hours party and should not be missed and features free admission. On Thursday, November 22 work off that Thanksgiving dinner on the D.L. with T-Pro in the mix serving up Hip Hop, R & B and all things in between to have you bumping and grinding till the wee morning hours.  Join the city’s fiercest boys and girls in this see and be-seen Thursday night extravaganza.  Doors open @ Midnight. Beef presents its One Year Anniversary Party, WOOF!, on Friday November 23 from Midnight until ??? The official Wooffest After Hours Party this event is sure to be full of the hunkiest men in South Florida.  Do you like your men big and beefy? Properly reared? Well-aged or young and tender?  Whatever your tastes…everyone is welcome at BEEF.  DJ Lee Majors serves up the most delicious, beefiest tunes around.  Men in Leather receive free Jägermeister shots.  BEEF VIP Card Giveaways. Come to Sweat at Torpedo on Saturday, November 24 with DJ Just Oliver ruling the sound system with a soundtrack of tribal tunes that will have you gagging for more.  Muscle daddies, drag queens and twinks converge on the hot and sweaty dance floor.  This is classic Torpedo after hours! Doors open at Midnight and the party rocks till early Sunday morning.

Score Nightclub Miami Beach

On Wednesday Nov 21st Score Nightclub Miami Beach presents “Glam” with DJ Mike Perez. On Thursday November 22nd they present “Swet” with pulsating beats from DJ Pride in the main room and Retro sounds by DJ Jeni Foxx in the upstairs lounge. In addition they invite you to meet and greet Andrew Christian in the Crème Lounge. Then on Friday Nov 23rd they present their “Miami Vice Party” starring superstar DJ Tracy Young in the main room and Electroclash on the second level. The night is hosted by Adriano Artena. One World Saturdays celebrates the DVD release of Scissor Sisters in Hurrah on Saturday Nov 24th with DJ’s Bruno & Mike Perez.

On Friday November 23th, Noche Latina Fridays presents the premiere of their new DJ Juan Carlos (Azucar, Ozone, etc) in the main room. The Show will star Erika Norell, Alyssa Kartiar, and Special guest Latrice Royale. In the Main Room DJ Juan Carlos  will be spinning the hottest mix of Salsa, Merengue, Raggaeton and Latin sounds and in the video lounge DJ Oliver will be spinning Brazilian favorites accompanied by his famous videos. Doors open at 9pm, and they feature FREE DRINKS from 9 till 11pm, FREE Parking for over 500 cars and the Hottest Latin Go Go Papi’s from 11pm till close. Noche Latina Fridays is now held at Steel / Jackhammer Nightclub.

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The Villa Venice Resort presents a Thanksgiving party on Saturday November 24 from 4-7pm. The party will star Rod Stephens poolside.  

On Saturday Nov 24th Danceteria Saturdays at Steel / Jackhammer Nightclub presents a Joystick Party with no light man starring DJ Larry Monteleone.

On Sunday November 25,  Gary Santis in association with Babylon T Dance and Noche Latina T Dance presents “Porno-Mania T Dance” starring the empress of Porn ChiChi LaRue spinning in the main room with the Rascal Boys of South Florida, DJ AD spinning Disco on the patio and DJ Roque spinning your Latin favorites in the Envy room. They will also feature free drinks from 4-6pm, a Fabscout Porn Model Search, Swiss Navy Lube give-a-ways and Vegas Dion in the Latin room along with the now famous Best Butt Contest. Admission is only $7 for member and $10 for non members.

Gay Intracoastal "Holiday Lights Cruise" aboard the 42 Ft. "SeaExperience" takes place on Sunday, November 25th from 5:30 - 8:30 P.M. This is the season to experience all the holiday lights on the Venice of Ft Lauderdale. Admission is $45 P.P. and features great music, free vodka drinks and snacks with beer & wine available, and BYOB ok. Sailing from Bahia Mar. A1A 1/4 Mile south of Las Olas in Ft Lauderdale with parking ($5) at Bahia Mar Hotel. Space is limited to 40. For reservations call Peter at 954-649-1107.

Click at Dek23

Omar Gonzalez, and Dustin Reffca in association with Jerome Farley presents Click Pearl at Dek23 at Starring DJ Junior Vasquez in the main room and DJ’s Kidd Madonny & T-Pro on the patio on Sunday November 25. The door will be hosted by Alan T and Michael Stanley and there will be shows by Adora, Elaine Lancaster, Chyna Girl and Misty Eyez. 

SAVE will be hosting a reception on the evening of Wednesday November 28, at Northern Trust Bank of Florida (700 Brickell Ave, Downtown Miami) from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in honor of the historic actions of the Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Miami Beach who approved legislation: (i) establishing a Domestic Partnership Registry for residents of the City ; (ii) offering protections for the transgender community and (iii) requiring City contractors to provide equal benefits for Domestic Partners.

Holiday Party "Gay Tea Cruise" will take place on Sunday, December 2nd starring Joe Posa as Joan Rivers. The cruise will also star DJ Marcio and the hot boys. This is the season to see all the fabulous holiday lights on the intracoastal aboard the "Tea Cruise". Bon Voyage! To make the reservation call Peter at 954-649-1107.

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Grand Opening of Revolution

Revolution Nightclub Orlando

Orlando’s newest Hotspot, Revolution Nightclub Orlando along with its Majestic Theatre opened last weekend. Paul, Craig and Dan did not disappoint at all as the club looked beautiful, the energy by DJ Miik were amazing, the shows were spectacular, and the boys were HOT!! The club was packed all night long and there was a line to get in for hours. Congrats on a Fab grand opening!! 

Upcoming Events

G Bar is celebrating Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov 21, with a special themed event entitled "HARVEST BOYS"!  Superstar guest DJ MIKE CRUZ direct from his world tour will be spinning along with giveaways of his latest Centaur Records release "Global Groove: Live 2".  VJ Greg Anderson will be playing your favorite videos in the lounge! On Fridays they feature lesbian night and on Nov 23 the present the CD Release of Emily King’sEast Side Story” featuring the songs “Walk in my Shoes” and “Colorblind”.  The night stars DJ Lex in the main room and VJ Greg Anderson in the video lounge. G- Bar is 18 and over with proper Id.  

Georgie’s Alibi St Petersburg
Georgie’s Alibi St Petersburg

On Thursday Nov 22nd, Georgie’s Alibi St Petersburg reminds you that after you finish your turkey they feature their famous $3 Long Island Iced Teas from 9pm till 2am along with Natasha Richards doing Hot Spots. Then on Friday November 23, RuCo Pictures and Georgie’s Alibi St Petersburg invites you to celebrate the DVD release of Starrbooty, the movie starring RuPaul, Lahoma Van Zandt, Candis Cayne, Michael Lucas, Lady Bunny, Owen Hawk, with Ari Gold, and Gus Mattox. The will also features T-Shirts, DVD’s, and other give-a-ways. 

Waterside Landing

Waterside Landing presents “Queen of the Movie Musicals” on Saturday November 24th with a show at 11pm starring Alexis Collins, Joey Brooks, and Sandra Dee Luxe

Georgie’s Alibi St Petersburg presents a special event called “Taking Care of our Own” on Monday Nov 26th at 7pm. The event is to benefit bartender Michael’s mother in her battle with cancer. Join them for raffles, and live performances featuring Natasha Richards, Detox, DJ, Shane, John (the Alibi triple threat) and many more.  

On Saturday December 1st the Parliament House Orlando presents the “Winter Party” where they will light up the courtyard. They will also feature the Hope & Help charity fashion show at 7pm and the VarieTEASE: XXXmas Spectacular at 8pm. They will also feature the Mistletones Chorus and photos with Santa at 11pm, and the popular Footlight Players holiday shows at 10 and midnight. 

On Sunday December 9th at 9pm is the Miss Gay Ocala Pageant at The Night Zone (9360 S US Highway 441, Ocala). The theme will be “Beautiful in Blue” and star the current reigning Miss Gay Ocala Tiffany McRae, along with Coco Montrese, Daphne Ferraro, and Kori Stevens. Categories include Presentation, Talent, Evening Gown and Q&A. For more information contact Kori at koristevens@aim.com.

Mark's List Florida Gay Lesbian Nightclubs Hotels Dining Retail Fort Lauderdale Set to Host Gay Softball Players During Thanksgiving Weekend

Let’s face it; when an occasion comes around to catch a glimpse of good-looking, athletic jocks playing hard and looking for a fun time in Fort Lauderdale, one can not pass up on welcoming them with open arms! This month’s most heralded competition; the South Florida Amateur Athletic Association’s 13th Annual Hurricane Showdown comes to Fort Lauderdale again with nearly 75 teams converging to compete in this well-renowned gay softball tournament. The event draws players, coaches, and fans from both coasts and everywhere in between. It is anticipated that over 1,500 gay men and women representing cities such as Atlanta, Orlando, Boston, and London will be flocking to Greater Fort Lauderdale to compete for awards, honor and accolades. The Hurricane Showdown takes place from November 22 – 25.  During the Thanksgiving Day weekend, there are many parties, games, socializing, and friendly competition planned for the well-attended tournament. The event kicks off with a High Heel Race at 5pm on Thursday with a cash prize of $250.00 going to the winner. Their traditional Thanksgiving Day Orphans Dinner will be served ....then stick around and enjoy the fun at the annual Miss Hurricane Pageant, all at Georgie’s Alibi in Wilton Manors. The games begin on Friday, November 23rd at Mills Pond Park at 3pm and culminate with a taste of high-stepping, knee slapping country western entertainment at our Host Bar Party at Scandals Saloon.  Saturday’s games continue at 8am at Mills Pond Park and Brian Piccolo Park finishing the day off with all the excitement sports can bring at their Host Bar Party, sponsored by the popular Sidelines Sports Bar. On Sunday, the games continue at Mills Pond Park with teams vying for Championship honors and the year’s bragging rights. The closing banquet begins at 5pm with the awards presentation at 7pm followed by, the Hurricane Extravaganza, all at Georgie’s Alibi. Once again, the host hotel is the Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale on 17th Street. And again their corporate sponsors are Bud Light and Eastern Financial. If you’d like more information about the Hurricane Showdown, you can visit them online at www.hurricaneshowdown.com  or send an e-mail to Randy Gillund at HShow2006@aol.com.

Mark's List Florida Gay Lesbian Nightclubs Hotels Dining Retail Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Patrons Invited to ‘Adopt a Musician’ for the ‘Holiday Treasures’ Concerts
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The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus invites its patrons to participate in the popular “Adopt-a-Musician” program. Now in its third year, the program allows the Chorus to add the excitement of live orchestral music to its Holiday Treasures” concerts at 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 at the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s goal is to underwrite the expense of up to 25 live musicians for the two “Holiday Treasures” concerts and to acknowledge the special role these musicians play in enhancing the live performances of the Chorus. The cost to participate in the Adopt-a-Musician program is $250 for each musician sponsored. Participants will be recognized in the concerts’ printed programs and in a special display in the lobby; and will receive a $250 tax-deductible receipt. “Live concerts are among the most expensive of all forms of entertainment to produce,” says Todd Wiley, Artistic Director for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus. “Ticket prices cover less than half the cost of staging the concert, and the cost of musicians is a significant part of our concerts. Often we are able to use some of the best young musical talent in the area from the New World Symphony and local colleges and universities. This gives these budding professional musicians the opportunity to hone their skills and work in the professional theater, while rewarding our audience with the thrill of live music.” The Dec. 19 performance of “Holiday Treasures” is already sold out. The Chorus has added a second performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 20. Tickets for the Dec. 20 show are $20, $30 and $40 and are on sale now through the Chorus' web site, www.FTLGMC.org, or at the AutoNation box office at the Broward Center. To participate in the Adopt-a-Musician program, leave a voice mail message at (954) 832-0060; email a request for information to info@FTLGMC.org; or visit the website, www.FTLGMC.org. The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It 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.org.

Mark's List Florida Gay Lesbian Nightclubs Hotels Dining Retail Black Banana Auditions Draw Huge Turnout
The Black Banana

With the anticipation of The Black Banana Gay Hip Hop Club Fort Lauderdale came a huge turnout at the auditions which were held last Wednesday night at the club.  Though still under construction, the large group of singers, dancers, bartenders and DJ's were impressed by the design of the club, and can't wait to see the plasma dance floor. Those auditioning and observing were thrilled and excited over its concept.  AJ Cross, has a vision for The Black Banana that is more than a hip hop and R&B night club. The talent that arrived to audition for positions blew the judges away and one of the singers from New York city was so beautiful and talented and made the special trip because she believes so strongly in the vision of The Black Banana.  She sang LISTEN from the motion picture film Dreamgirls and she gave everyone chills.  Another singer would give strong competition to Mary J. Blige and it went on and on for two hours. Everyone was so amazing and so fun to watch that even the contractors who were working on the A/C system stayed 45 minutes after they were finished working and left with their jaws dropped. AJ stated in his greeting speech that "this will be an opportunity to create employment opportunities for gay minorities in S. Florida, but more importantly educational advancement for patrons and employees of The Black Banana as 12% of the clubs annual proceeds will be used to give educational grants" This is a huge step in a philanthropic approach to night club ownership.  Already there is interest in this club and huge endorsements and the doors have not even opened yet. Nova Southeastern University is endorsing the club and all of the events by the Gay Student Association will be held at The Black Banana starting with a World Aids Day fundraising event on Saturday, December 1, 2007 with an anticipated 300-400 gay young college students. FLAVA Magazine will be having monthly shows at the urban club. They will feature fun promotions like "Electric Boogaloo" which is a flash back to 80's style hip hop, TAG (graphiti competition), break dancing competition and LA style KRUMP. Lesbians not forgotten, AJ has brought on amazing Lesbian owned Promotions company Sweet Hustle Productions to kick up a sickening Thursday night event which will be called "Grown & Sexy" Thursdays. Jessica Alvarez of Javi Productions inc will be managing the Latin crowd with Latin billboard artists such as Shelina, performing live. If you want Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Blues, amazing light and show sound, opportunities to get money for school and an experience like nothing that S. Florida has ever seen you MUST make sure to plan on the GRAND OPENING of The Black Banana.  I asked AJ when it was scheduled to open and currently they are waiting on final permits, but as soon as that happens look for ad's in the New Buzz Magazine, 411 and Hotspots, as well as www.jumponmarkslist.com.

 

Mark's List Florida Gay Lesbian Nightclubs Hotels Dining Retail Palm Beach County Board of Comissioners votes to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners voted today to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on gender identity or expression. "Equal opportunity should apply to everyone living and working in Palm Beach County," said Jeff Koons, Vice Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Koons initiated the proposal to amend the County's Equal Employment Ordinance and Fair Housing Ordinance at the request of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. The Council is a local nonprofit organization which is dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. In late May, Council President Rand Hoch requested that Koons take the lead in urging the County Commissioners to amend the two nondiscrimination ordinances. "No one should be fired, harassed, or denied promotion simply because they don't fit the stereotypes for masculinity or femininity," Hoch told Koons. Koons, a longtime advocate of equal rights, initially raised the issue to the County Commissioner at a meeting held on September 11. The Commissioners formally voted to direct staff to amend the two ordinances to include "gender identity or expression" at their October 2 meeting.  In the weeks that followed, Assistant County Attorney Tammy Fields, with input from the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, drafted the amendments which were adopted at today's meeting. "For the third time this year, elected officials in Palm Beach County have acted promptly to bring an end to legal discrimination," said Hoch. Earlier this year the cities of Lake Worth and West Palm Beach amended municipal ordinances to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression. "Today's vote by the County Commissioners will help ensure that all Palm Beach County residents are judged on the quality of their work and given an equal chance to succeed," said Hoch.  "No longer will an employer be able to fire an employee solely because she is a woman with a masculine walk or he is a man with an effeminate voice." The ordinance covers public and private employers with fifteen or more employees. "Employers will still be able to enforce reasonable dress and grooming standards in the work place," said Hoch. "However, the Palm Beach County Equal Employment Ordinance will provide assurances that other aspects of a person's gender identity or expression can not be used as the basis for employment discrimination." County Commissioners must ratify today's vote on December 18 before the law goes into effect on January 1. With almost 1.3 million people, Palm Beach County will become one of the nation's largest jurisdictions to prohibit discrimination against transgender persons. "Based on estimates from the National Center for Transgender Equality, between five and ten thousand people in Palm Beach County are living as members of the opposite gender," said Heather Wright, who transitioned from male to female seven years ago. Wright, who works for a Fortune 500 company, is the facilitator of a gender support group that meets regularly at COMPASS, Palm Beach County's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community center. Once the Palm Beach County laws take effect, close to 40% of the US population will live in jurisdictions where it is illegal to discriminate based on gender identity or expression. Last month, at the request of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, Representative Kelly Skidmore (D-Boca Raton) introduced legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and on gender identity or expression throughout Florida. More than ten percent of the members of the Florida House of Representatives -- including local state representatives Mary Brandenburg, Susan Bucher, Richard Machek, Maria Sachs, Priscilla Taylor and Shelley Vana -- have already signed on as cosponsors of Representative Skidmore's anti-discrimination bill. "Palm Beach County's elected officials continue to lead the way to ensure equal rights for all people living and working in Florida." said Hoch. Thirteen states (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington) and the District of Columbia have enacted laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression. In addition similar laws exist in more than 90 cities and counties across America. In Florida, the cities of Gulfport, Key West, Lake Worth, Miami Beach and West Palm Beach, as well as Monroe County prohibit both public and private employers from discriminating based on gender identity or expression. The cities of Largo and Oakland Park, and the Village of Tequesta protect their municipal employees from discrimination based on gender identity or expression. The Gainesville City Commission is expected to adopt an ordinance early next year which will prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on gender identity or expression. Civil rights activists are also working in both Broward and Pinellas Counties to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

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Featured Events

Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner at Sawmill Camp Grounds

Thanksgiving at the Sawmill Camp Grounds is one of the best holidays to be with your friends and family and also gives you a chance to meet new friends. Sawmill will host its annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck dinner on Thanksgiving Day, They supply the ham and turkey, you supply the sides and/ or desserts. This is a fun weekend giving everyone the chance to sample the many food delights of their residents and guests. Join DJ Rob on Friday and Saturday spinning his hot hits inside Woody’s and try their country crock pot of music outside. If they have your song, they will play it. Join the twisted divas comedy troop on Sunday as they make your Thanksgiving weekend complete with laughter and surprise.


Johnny Castle at Cupids West Palm Beach

On Friday Nov 23 and Saturday Nov 24 (Thanksgiving Weekend) Cupids presents Johnny Castle performing live, with three shows nightly at 10pm, 1130pm and 1am


Coliseum Nightclub Fort Lauderdale 8th Anniversary

Paul Hugo, Brett Tanenbaum, and Gary Santis present Coliseum's 8th Anniversary event, “Double Platinum VIII” on Saturday November 24th starring recording artist Jennifer C, and DJ Chad Jack with performances by Erika Norell, TP Lords and cast. They also feature a complimentary champagne toast and in the White Lounge they feature Stand Up Drag hosted by Mizz Cori.


Steve Cruz and Sebastian Bonnet at Pride Factory Fort Lauderdale

On Saturday November 24th the Pride Factory features Raging Stallion exclusive Steve Cruz live from 11am till 1pm signing autographs and taking pics. Then on Sunday November 25 they present BelAmi’s Sebastian Bonnet from 1pm till 3pm signing autographs and taking pics.


Trojan Sundays at Gem Nightclub Miami Beach Grand Opening

On Sunday November 25th AlFred Productions and Vela Productions presents the Grand Opening of Trojan Sundays at Gem Nightclub (671 Washington Avenue, South Beach) with the party “Caligula’s Lair” starring sexy DJ/Producer Eddie Baez, and hosted by and performing live the Lady Bunny. They will also feature an outrageous wig contest with $100 prize. Doors open at 10pm till 4am.

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  Bill's Sexy Fridays
  Bill's Mighty "T"
  Click Sundays
 Debutante
  Evolution Fridays
  Flash Saturdays
 Heaven, a Julie G Event
  Hump at JetSet
  Icandee Productions
  Ka
  Life's A Drag
  Martini Tuesdays
 Noche Latina Fridays
  Noche Latina T Dance
  OAG Parties
  Room 727
 Pandora Events
  Planeta Macho
  Simple Life Thursdays
  Siren Saturdays
  South Beach Social Club
 Steam Fridays New to Mark's List!
  Trannie Palace
  Vixen  New!
 
The following bars and nightclubs support Mark's List and keep it free for you. We hope you will return the favor and support them above all others.
  Aero Bar
  Bill's Filling Station
  Boardwalk
 Boom
 Buck 15 (Thursdays)
 Chelsea Nightclub  New to Mark's List!
 Coffee District
 Creme Lounge
  Discotekka
 Dolche
 G. Bar New to Mark's List!
 Georgie's Alibi (St Pete)
 Georgie's Alibi (WilMa)
  Halo (Miami)
  Halo (Washington, DC)
 Honey Pot New to Mark's List!
  Jackhammer
  JetSet
  Johnny's 
  Lips 
  Living Room Nightclub
 Mansion
 Matty's On the Drive
 Naked Grape Wine Bar
 New Moon
 The Palace New to Mark's List!
 Purgatory
  Revolution
  Rosie's
  Sawmill Camping Resort
  Scandals
  Score
  Sea Monster Now Open!
  Sidelines Sports Bar
  The Stable
  Stilettos
  Steel
  Tea Cruise
  The Lounge
  Torpedo
  Twist New to Mark's List!
  Voodoo Lounge
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Mark's List Florida Gay Lesbian Nightclubs Hotels Dining Retail Woofest Fort Lauderdale Schedule of Events
On Wednesday - Nov. 21, from 7pm - 11pm they present the Pre - Woof Fest Welcome Party at Humpys Pizza (2244 Wilton Dr) for all the early arrivals and local friends, make sure to come out for a bite and a fun time. Then later that night they present the Best Butt Contest at Ramrod bar from 11 pm - 2 am and help them pick out the hottest buns in town. Then on Thursday - Nov. 22, they present Splash! Pool Party & Thanksgiving Dinner from 2 pm - 6 pm at the The Schubert Resort (855 NE 20 Ave ) with Music provided by DJ Sol with a cover of $15.  Then the night ends at Ramrod from 11pm to 2am with a Woof ! Bulge contest. This is sure to be a HARD competition so make sure to come and cheer on your favorite bulge. Then on Friday Nov 23, from 1 pm - 5 pm they present Shine! Pool Party at the Schubert Gay Resort Fort Lauderdale for a day full of Sun, Music and testosterone with DJ Lee Majors. Admission is $20.00. Then Friday night Bound South presents "The Leather Masked ball 2" from 8pm to 3am with music provided by renowned DJs such as DJ DeMarko of New York and DJ Lydia Prim of Ft. Lauderdale, as well as a performance by singer Brian Kent. Proceeds will evenly benefit The Stonewall Library & Archives in Fort Lauderdale, and the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago. There will be a VIP pre-cocktail reception beginning at 8PM, silent auctions and music. The event will take place at Uncles. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $35 for VIP in advance, and $45 for VIP at the door. Reserved Tickets will be held on a "WILL CALL" basis on 11/23/07 at UNCLE'S, or on sale at Leatherwerks (1226 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304, 954-761-1236) prior to the event. Then on Saturday Nov. 24, from Noon - 5 pm they present Wet Woof! Pool Party at the Schubert Resort. Refreshing pool and sexy men set the ambiance for a sizzling fun afternoon with Music by the amazing talents of DJ SOL. Admission is $20.00. Then Saturday night they present a Dance Party from 11pm till 3am with the DJ and Location to be announced. Then on Sunday November 25, from 1 pm - 5 pm is The Club Day at The Club Ft. Lauderdale. The Club in Ft. Lauderdale and its state of the art facility is once again opening up their doors for all of us to have a wild, sizzling afternoon. No membership needed for this special event. Buffet will be served at 2 pm and lockers are  $17.00. Rooms will be available on a first come first serve basis for a separate rate.

 

Mark's List Florida Gay Lesbian Nightclubs Hotels Dining Retail World AIDS Day Open Mic

In Honor of World AIDS Day, Lavender Writes and Tuesday's Angels are hosting an Open Mic Reading to highlight the writing of people with HIV/AIDS and others whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS.  All people are welcome to share their fiction, poetry or prose at this free event.  Lavender Writes President Mauro Montoya will MC.  The event will be held at Borders Books and Music, 2240 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m. 2007 is the 20th Year of World AIDS Day, an international campaign to raise awareness on issues pertaining to HIV and AIDS.  In the Lavender Writes tradition, they expect themes and tones of the readings to span the spectrum from thoughtful to angry to humorous to heart-warming to sarcastic.  All writers, published and unpublished, are invited to read their work.  Writers should sign-up at LWrites@mindspring.com.  Audience members can just show up.  Writers and audience members gather in the Borders Cafe after the reading for coffee, snacks and conversation. This event is part of The Next Generation, a series of free fiction writing workshops and public readings for gay and lesbian writers. Non-gay writers and readers are also welcome to participate. The Next Generation is a collaborative project of Lavender Writes, the Broward County Libraries Division, Borders Books and Music and author Karen Dale Wolman. Funding for this program is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.  Lavender Writes, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides service and support to lesbian and gay writers by sponsoring writing workshops, developing public forums for writers to present their work and offering assistance with publication. Joining us in presenting this World AIDS Day event is Tuesday’s Angels, which provides emergency financial assistance to needy clients who qualify with HIV/AIDS in Broward County.

 

Mark's List Florida Gay Lesbian Nightclubs Hotels Dining Retail Calling all Filmmmakers! Chance to win $10,000
The PlanetOut Short Movie Awards, sponsored by Scion and hosted by the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, is the largest online awards honoring film and video shorts by, about, and of interest to LGBT audiences.  This acclaimed international platform for top gay and lesbian filmmakers, is inviting you to join the ranks of previous winners and submit your film for consideration. Up to 20 finalists will be selected from all eligible submissions. Judging will be based on an equally weighted criteria consisting of the following: cleverness and originality; quality of writing, acting, and production values; innovative use of the medium; relevance of subject matter; and entertainment value. Winners will be announced in January 2008 at PlanetOut's annual event during the Sundance Film Festival, and the Grand Prize Winner and four runners-up will be screened at a special ceremony and program in Miami as part of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Sunday, April 27, 2008. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and will be exhibited on PlanetOut.com and Gay.com, along with the runners up, who will each receive cash prizes ranging from $1,500 to $500. The final date to submit entries to the PlanetOut Short Movie Awards is Dec. 7, 2007, for a $25 entry fee. There is no entry fee for international submissions. An official submission form and detailed guidelines are available online at www.mglff.com or by contacting the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 1521 Alton Road, #147, Miami Beach, FL 33139, by phone at (305) 534-9924, by fax at (305) 535-2377, or by e-mail at kareem@mglff.com.  Rules and regulations are available online at: http://movieawards.planetout.com. Questions on rules, regulations & eligibility should be directed to: jenny.stewart@planetoutinc.com
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Nine Ball Tournament to Begin at Sidelines 

Back by popular demand, Sidelines Sports Bar will once again offer nine ball pool tournaments on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tuesdays’ games will start at 8:00 PM on November 27, and Saturdays’ matches begin at 3 PM on December 1. Players can register at Sidelines on the day of play. Prizes and Bar Tabs will be awarded to the winners. For more information, please contact Christopher Knapp at Sidelines Sports Bar at 954.563.8001.


Nationwide Contest for DJ's Across America

GLBT Radio Network and Gay Days, Inc. announced today a nationwide contest for DJ's across America to compete for a chance to spin their very own pool party at the host hotel, Royal Plaza, during Gay Days 2008. Under the terms of the exclusive partnership, popular dance radio station GayInternetRadioLive.com will produce seven pool parties sponsored by Bud Light for the 18th annual Gay Days celebration in Orlando. GayInternetRadioLive.com features some of the nations most recognizable names on the DJ circuit such as Eddie Baez, Joe Gauthreaux, Reed McGowan, Herbie James, Randy Bettis, and many more. “We are very excited about Gay Days 2008.  This contest is unprecedented and could turn out to be a Cinderella story for the winners.  We're looking for DJ's from big towns, small towns, Palm Springs to New York, from everywhere across America,” said Christopher Leonard, President and CEO of GLBT Radio Network.  Entries will be accepted through December 24, 2007 and limited to 24 participants. Three winners will be chosen from the competitors.  The contest is set to begin January 2, 2008 and run for three months, ending March 31, 2008.  Each week, listeners will vote for their favorites until the final three are selected. Chris Alexander-Manley, V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Gay Days, Inc. adds, “G.I.R.L.  has become a valuable part of our team as evidenced in this partnership.  This contest presents an opportunity and platform of a lifetime for DJ's to showcase their talent. Some of the best talent in the country is on GayInternetRadioLive.com and we believe Gay Days 2008  will be bigger and better than ever.” Returning favorites to the Bud Light pool parties include G.I.R.L. DJ's RonnyBoy, Jason Jensen, Randy Bettis, and much more. Complete contest rules and registration information will be posted at GayInternetRadioLive.com on December 1.


HGTV Design Star 3

Are you a great designer? Do you have what it takes to host your own show on HGTV? Are you ready to be HGTV’s newest Star? Then HGTV Design Star 3 is looking for you! Season 3 of Design Star is here. In HGTV’s top-rated competition show, designers will compete for an opportunity of a lifetime: their own show on HGTV! They are looking for 10 designers who have what it takes to host their own design series on HGTV. Whether you are a: trained design professional or architect, self-taught aspiring designer, builder with a flair for decorating, artist with a passion for design. To apply please send them an application available at HGTV Application along with a home video. The video should be at least 5 minutes long and showcase your design skills as well as your personality. Remember let your personality shine through. They are looking for not only a great designer, but also a new television host. Design Star Applicants must: have dynamic personalities, be over the age of 18, be a legal U.S. resident, and not be affiliated with HGTV, so don’t miss this opportunity. They are searching for designers who will bring the world of design and decorating to life in their very own passionate and unique way. HGTV Design Star is an on-air competition to name the network's next star. In each of the nine episodes, approximately 10 finalists will compete in design-based challenges with one to two designers being eliminated each week. The contestants will be narrowed to the final two and the winner will be chosen by the viewers and announced in the final episode of the series. Completed applications, videos, photographs and copies of portfolio pages and/or website links must be postmarked by November 30, 2007. Before applying, please read the official rules and eligibility requirements and read and sign the release and waiver at: HGTV Waiver


Centaur's New White Party Benefit CD to be Released Worldwide on itunes

Centaur Entertainment, New York's premiere dance music record label, announces the upcoming release of "Party Groove: White Party 8," the Official benefit CD for White Party Week held in Miami from November 21-26.  Centaur veteran DJs Warren Gluck and Wendy Hunt have mixed the new White Party CD which will be available exclusively in Miami during White Party Week, and nationwide November 27. "This year's White Party CD sets a precedent as the first White Party CD to be made available in CD format as well as digitally on iTunes worldwide," says Centaur's Chief Operating Officer Jamie Baxter.  "Providing digital availability of the new "Party Groove: White Party 8" is an added incentive for today's music consumer and it also opens up sales in foreign markets where physical CD distribution is not easily attainable or cost effective." Since 1998 Centaur has been producing benefit dance albums to help raise money for some of the most worthwhile causes in the gay and lesbian community.  The White Party CDs, which benefit Care Resource, are among Centaur's first, boasting critical acclaim for the mixes by DJs David Knapp and Tracy Young.  To date Centaur has contributed over $135,000 to Care Resource in cash from White Party CD sales alone. This year's White Party CD is best described as an uplifting, energetic vocal celebration of songs that lyrically bring a smile to the dance floor.  Included are songs from #1 artists Viola Wills, Georgie Porgie, Stonebridge, Brian Kent, ATFC and Peyton.  Also featured are the current Billboard dance hits "Party (For The Weekend)," "Be Free" and "It's Got To Be Love", along with a dance remake of Paul McCartney's classic hit "Goodnight Tonight."   Both veteran DJs on the Centaur label, Warren and Wendy mixed the new White Party CD in tandem, sharing a deep reverence for the power of uplifting music, and an ambition to provide a journey to leave everyone with a smile, and a glow of happiness in their hearts. The official release date for "Party Groove: White Party 8" is set for November 27, and will be available in stores nationwide including Virgin, Best Buy, FYE and SPEC*s, as well as iTunes and online at www.centaurmusic.com.

 
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