Last Week Wrapped-Up
On Monday February 20th was the annual Miss
O’Zone Pageant. My friend Amanda West was stepping down from a
fabulous year at the helm, and we all went down to support her. They had 8 good
contestants and a fabulous crowd and in the end the new Miss O’Zone is
Tatiana Braxton. Pictured is Amanda with her opening production cast.
of O’Zone, Marty Reagan who was the General Manager at O’Zone for
10 years recently gave his notice to concentrate on his other business and
Monday was his last night. I was very sad to see Marty leave as we have had many
long conversations in his office, and I will deeply miss him. However I am happy
to say that Assistant Manager Ejean has taken over as the General
Manager, so suffice it to say Marty has left the club in good hands!!
Brokeback T at
Last Sunday Gary Santis presented Brokeback T at Voodoo Lounge.
The night featured GoGo men supplied by Boardwalk decked out in cowboy attire.
The night also featured Scott Holland's Noche Latina T. After Brokeback T, the
weekly show "life's a Drag" kicked in with a lively show emceed by Daisy
Deadpetals. Click here to view photos of Brokeback
Mr. Elements Contest
A lively crowd turned out to witness the second annual "Mr. Elements Leather"
contest at Elements on Sunday, February 26th. From a field of four
strong contestants, Richard "Rico" Steinert, a choreographer from
Hartford, CT, was named "Mr. Elements Leather 2006", with Jerry Jensen
the first runner up and Travis Hensley the second runner up. Head Judge
James Sands, Mr. Elements Leather 2005 presented the winner with his
medallion. Other judges were Mr. Gay Naturists International 2005 Mark
Bivings (Odom), IML 2004 Jason Hendrix and Florida LeatherSir/Leatherboy
Producer Travis Smith. Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 1996, Mauro Montoya,
co-emceed the proceedings with South Florida's sweetheart, Misty Eyez.
Todd Smith, coordinated a fundraiser, which netted $564 for Kritter
Kare, a 501(c)3 no-kill animal rescue organization in South Florida. Bar
owner Toni Barone conducted the auction. Richard Steinert, Mr.
Elements Leather 2006, will visit Fort Lauderdale monthly to fulfill his title
duties, and plans to compete next at IML this year.
Please Assist the Following GLCC Family Member!
employed by the GLCC as an Operations Assistant after volunteering at the
center for several months. In October George had a heart attack that resulted in
triple bypass surgery and numerous follow up surgeries due to collapsed
arteries. George had health insurance through the GLCC and has now transitioned
to costly Cobra coverage. The premium is over $500 a month with copays for
medication exceeding $300 a month. George has applied for state assistance,
which is pending. If you would like to assist George please call Al Small
at 954-786- 1089. Al, a GLCC volunteer, has taken George into his home
and is helping him get back on his feet.
Broward County Commission Libraries Division Announces
Citizenship Classes Offered at Northwest Regional and Tamarac Libraries.
Classes will be offered free of charge at Northwest Regional Library, 3151
University Drive, Coral Springs, and at Tamarac Branch, 8701 W. Commercial
Blvd., Tamarac by Broward County Library Outreach Services. Classes will be held
on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Northwest Regional Library on March 13, April 10 and May
8. Classes will be offered on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tamarac Branch on March
16, April 20, and May 18. These programs are sponsored by American Express
and First Data/Western Union through the Broward Public Library
Foundation Newcomers/New Americans Program Series. For more information on these
classes or other Newcomers programs, please call 954-357-7328
St Doggie’s Day
Felix De Bruin (Executive
Director) of the Pet Project is pleased to announce a major fundraising
event. Mayor Scott Newton is expected to officially proclaim
Doggie’s Day March 19 Events take place from
5pm and will be
held in two locations. Events kick off with an Irish Band, Food, and Fun at
Neiman-Barkus “The House of Doggy Style”. Pet photographs will be provided
by Tina Valant of
Generous donations for silent auctions from across the country have
been made (more will be gladly accepted, tax receipts available) and various
rescue groups and vendors will have booths at Neiman Barkus. (Limited Booth
Space Still Available) The fun and games continue in the parking lot at
Georgie’s Alibi at
3pm with a Greenest Dog Contest, more adoptable dogs
and the soon to be infamous K9 Fashion Show Babes, Hunks and Hounds
at 4pm sponsored by Maria Contessa from
Zoo14 and Sebastian Toulouse for the hanks and babes. “This
will be the K9 fashion event of the spring, the best designers, the very latest
in fun and fashion for all size dogs” says Neiman Barkus owner Bill
Thomson. The Pet Project is a charitable organization whose dedicated goal
is to promote, preserve and enable persons with life threatening or severely
disabling diseases to keep the bond with their beloved pets by offering
essential and practical support to pet owners. Persons with serious illnesses
have a better quality of life with the love and friendship of their pets who
offer them companionship, love, diversion and a reason to get up each morning.
For more information please go to
www.PetProjectforPets or call the office at
Library's Out Boys Movie Night
Stonewall Library's Out Boys Movie Night
March 10, @
7:00 pm with a suggested Donation of $2.00 and a discussion
following Movie (time permitting). This is modern German film
about street crime, family relations, and gay/str8/bi love. A
sex comedy. After several years of couple Zobel and Karl living
happily in a trailer with Zobel's daughter Lizzi. The three
operated successfully as pickpockets and scam artists. However
when Karl is killed by a car, the father-daughter team needs to
find a new partner. Here comes Rudolph, whose sexual ambiguity
leads to a complex new reality. Lizzie recruits Rudolf, a sexy
and attractive young bisexual to whom both Lizzie and her father
are attracted. Then both Lizzie and her father try seducing
Rudolf, ensuring that these three will not be a TRIO for much
longer. This film is in German with English subtitles.
Stonewall Library & Archives, Inc.
1717 N. Andrews Ave. For more info call
Lesbian Happy Hour
at Coconut Grove Playhouse
Gay & Lesbian Happy Hour at Coconut Grove Playhouse (3500 Main Highway,
Coconut Grove) on Thursday, March 16, beginning at
6:30 PM, performance begins at
8:00 PM. Enjoy free drinks and nibbles while hobnobbing
with fellow Gay & Lesbian Theater lovers, followed by the performance of "About
Time" by Tom Cole at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Tickets are only $15, and
include the happy hour and the performance. RSVP Required at
http://www.cgplayhouse.org. Faced with the reality of aging, a long-time
married couple spends a humorous and sentimental day from breakfast to lunch to
dinner to a late night snack, talking about everything under the sun. As the day
goes by, the couple bickers over everything from meal preparations, their
absent-adult children, and their ever-diminishing sex life, revealing in the
process a love that is both complex and extraordinary. A refreshing comedy, Tom
Cole's About Time is a true celebration of love. About the star: Theodore
Bikel is an Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor with more than 100
stage, film and television credits.
This week's Featured Events
Winter Party Festival
Winter Party which officially starts this week is a celebration of
social and cultural events (including art, dance, music, food/wine)
benefiting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
community. The week of events culminates with The Beach Party,
a world-class dance party attended by over 4,500 visitors in the
hottest destination in the
United States – South Beach. Approximately 10,000 participants from
all over the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and
Australia attend the 5-day celebration. The events are a celebration
and tribute to the LGBT community and unique culture. The
celebration is non-discriminatory and includes men and women of all
Festival events are held at several of the hottest
nightclubs and venues in town, and at some of the most popular
hotels and restaurants in
Beach, making the event an attractive destination for all
participants. As a result of this annual fundraising event, well
over $1 million has been granted to LGBT organizations serving
Miami-Dade. Two-thirds of the net proceeds from Winter Party will be
distributed to the Miami-Dade LGBT community through a granting
program administered by the Dade Community Foundation. The remaining
one-third of the proceeds will benefit the
National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force.
For a full list of
all the events
The Sleazy Awards
annual sleazy awards will be held this Monday night March 6,
at Elements bar. The event is a fundraiser to benefit local
charities and has been able to donate over $5000.00 in the past 2
years. The Sleazy’s are a fun award show honoring such people as
best top in town, sleaziest bar owner & butchiest lesbian to name a
few. The charities that have been chosen this year are Lulu’s
foundation which is a pet rescue group and other local AIDS
charities. The Sleazy’s are a fun way to get bar owners, bar staff,
and bar patrons together for a night of fun and sleaze. Tickets for
this event are $2.33 (it’s for charity, so cough up a little more).
If you want a table, you have to bring your own. The hosts of this
year’s show will be Russell from Ramrod and the ever
amazing Daisy Deadpetals. Other awards given out that night
are the best table award and the Rimmer’s Fred Diekmann
Humanitarian Award. The post party will be held at Torpedo’s.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at
Pridefest 2006 is next weekend March 11th and 12th.
Next weeks column will have a full list of all the events, but if you can’t wait
Other Upcoming Events
and MGLFF present Movie Under the Stars featuring a
favorite from the 7th annual MGLFF (Guys and Balls) on
Wednesday, March 1st at
8:00PM at the Surfcomber Hotel (1717 Collins Avenue).
If “misfit gay sports comedies” can be called a whole new genre of film, then
Guys and Balls takes that genre to a whole new level of hilarity. It’s got a
double-entendre title (this is a soccer flick), lots of goofy sports stunts and
revealing locker room scenes, a cute lovelorn hero, and a team full of every
possible wacky homo - from studly nurse and femmy Turk to a horny leather-bear
threesome. Throughout, the humor lurches in fresh new directions, with
laugh-out-loud sight gags and a wry send-up of silly sports machismo. In a rural
German town where soccer is everything, Ecki’s the champion goalie who just lost
the game. As if that’s not bad enough, the other players discover he’s gay and
banish him from the team. Vowing revenge, Ecki sets off to a nearby city to
start his own all-gay squad and challenge the homophobic heteros. It’s an uphill
battle, taking wide-eyed Ecki from a hospital delivery room (enter studly nurse)
to the slings of an S/M sex-club (enter leather-bears). Meanwhile, back at home,
Ecki’s weary parents endure homophobic gossip and a nonstop barrage of anal-sex
jokes from a cranky old man. If Ecki’s team can ever get their game together and
take on the hometown squad, we’re in for a raucous culture clash. Guys and
Balls never takes its' coming-out tale too seriously, thank goodness and it
keeps the romance light and sexy. After all, it’s only a game! (In German with
English Subtitles) Ticket Prices are $15 in advance (at
WinterParty.com) and $20 at the
On Friday March 3rd, Noche Latina
Fridays in conjunction with DJ Wizzz Music Pool and Promotions and
WXDJ EL-Sol 95.7 fm presents the “Top 40 Latin Countdown of
2005.” The night will star Champagne Bordeaux, Hot Latin Go-Go Papi’s
and Special guests Wendy Williams and Lewis Nicholson (Mr. Noche
Latina) performing the #1 hit of the year. As Always, NLF features FREE
9-11pm (well & Dom) and DJ George Valdez spinning the best
mix of Latin Hits.
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Also on Friday March 3rd Cathode Ray
along with Red Ball Events presents the Bon Voyage party for the
RSVP Gay cruise.
“Beware The Eyes Of Mars’ a musical about Alienation will be
playing at the Broward Library Theatre from March 3-12. The
Eastsider says it’s “Star Wars meets 1960’s Hairspray, in a fun “Broadway
Styled” musical adventure!” Profits from the show go to Kids In Distress.
To hear music from the show or to buy tickets go to
Saturday, March 4th, the New Moon Bar will be celebrating
their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. “What can I say? We would not have been here without every one
of you. And now is our chance to throw you one massive party. Specials from
Jagermeister and Cielo Tequila, a few surprises that you'll have to see for
yourself as well as live music from Bev and then DJ Rae Rae will
spin it on home” say Carol Moran, owner.
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On Saturday March 4th from
2pm Mike Mazer
presents the 7th annual Winter Revelation starring DJ Tracy
young at Crobar. The party will also feature a live performance by
Jason and Demarco. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the National Gay
& Lesbian Task Force.
Also on Saturday March 4th the Coliseum
invites you to join 2000 men from around the country as they present Atlantis
City which is a Bon Voyage party for Atlantis 15th anniversary
cruise. This is also Centaur’s Global Groove tour and will star DJ’s
David Knapp and Chad Jack with design by the RKM futureboys.
next T-Cruise is Sunday March 5th. For more info or to
reserve tickets call Peter 305-962-1356.
Sunday March 5th Babylon T and Noche Latina T at Voodoo
Lounge presents a special Oscar T in celebration of the annual Oscar
awards. Watch the Oscars live on their Huge Patio Screen. Starring DJ Herbie
James in the main room, DJ Miik on the Patio and DJ Nena
spinning the Hottest Latin tunes in the beautiful Envy room as well as shows by
Vegas Dion. Don’t forget they feature FREE DRINKS from 5-7pm.
Sunday March 5th, Cathode Ray goes Country as they
celebrate the Oscars and
with everyone receiving a free cowboy cocksucker shot for every award won by
Brokeback Mountain as well as ½ price Mount Gay Rum drinks.
in Dade City Florida will host it annual Arts and Crafts Fair from
March 7-9. They are currently looking for talented artists to attend the
fair. Vendor boot space is FREE this year so your cost to display your art and
or craft is FREE!
Email FlSawmill@aol.com for more information or call 352-583-0664 for
Conjunction with CoralGaybles.com presents: THE FULL MONTY on
Thursday March 9th.
This event includes a private pre show social from
P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
$20.00 and include admission to the play PLUS a complimentary drink
voucher and free hors d'oeuvres. All reservations must be made through
group sales and paid in full prior to show date. The special $20.00 price will
not be available at the box office. Please redeem all free drink vouchers before
CALL 305 444 9293 EXT 613
makes his South Florida Pride Debut at Boardwalk Bar on Friday
Night March 10th. Brad will be on hand at the club with some of his
movies to give away and some other surprises. Brad will be there for 2 shows on
Friday and at the Boardwalk Booth at Pridefest Saturday and Sunday the
performing again Sunday Night at Boardwalk Bar for 2 more shows. Look for Brad
in his upcoming films from Massive Studio, Titan Media, Mustang/Falcon
films and Lucas Entertainment. Come and help welcome Brad to his South
Florida Pride event. Booking is through FabScout Entertainment.
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Beginning Monday, March 13th, and continuing on the
second Monday of the Month until July, Arts United and Stonewall
Library and Archives will present a workshop for GLBT writers. The four
sessions will include theme, character development, and publishing techniques.
At the end of the four week session, the proposals and writing samples will be
given to a publisher for review. The programs begin at
The meetings will be held at the Stonewall Library and Archives. There is no
charge for the program, but you must make a reservation thru email: media
The next G.L.H.B.O.A. event will be on Thursday, March 16,
at Hollywood Vine
Street Hollywood, from
6:00 - 8:00 pm. Guest Speaker will be Mayor Mara Giulianti,
of the City of
to win the door prize with every dollar bill donated. Wine & Cheese will be
Friday and Saturday March 17th and 18th
Cupids Cabaret presents their next feature when Video star Michael
Lucas of Lucas films appear live for 2 shows nightly at 11pm and 1am.
a spiritual home in South Florida for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered
Jews and their friends, will be observing its 32nd Anniversary with an
Evening of Celebration on Saturday, April 1, at the Airport Sheraton
Hotel off I-95 and
This year's honorees are Joyce Edelson, president of the Cong. Etz Chaim
Sisterhood, and Dr. Murray Lichtenstein, the Synagogue's Education
Director. The evening festivities begin with a 7 p.m. reception in the Special
Lounge and then move to the Banquet Hall for a sumptuous dinner, dancing to a
jazzy beat, and then the pleasures of a Viennese Dessert Table. Tickets to the
Gala are $95 for CEC members and $100 for guests. For more information, ticket
reservations, and Journal ads phone the Synagogue at (954) 564-9232.