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The Parliament House Gay Resort & Nightclub in Orlando on Mark's List

The Parliament House Gay Resort & Nightclub in Orlando, FL

Author & Curator: 
Troy Maillis
The Parliament House is the premiere all-gay resort in the entire Southeastern United States and is known throughout the world. The hotel includes 130 hotel rooms with many of them overlooking beautiful Rock Lake in downtown Orlando, Florida. Featuring the best female impersonation shows in the South, The Parliament House offers 6 clubs and bars and a full-service restaurant. Add volleyball, a lakeside beach, a pool and a luxurious courtyard and it all adds up to a premiere gay resort destination. And it's just minutes from downtown Orlando and all your favorite theme park attractions.

If you've never before enjoyed their hospitality, expect the Parliament House to become your favored destination in the Orlando / Central Florida area for accommodations, bars, entertainment and nightlife for years to come! Visit the Parliament House for a cocktail with friends and make some new ones, catch a female impersonator review, dance to the hot tunes of one of the areas best DJ's, watch the sun set on the beach or take a refreshingly cool dip in our pool. Grab a drink and a bite to eat for lunch, or come out for dinner and a night out with friends and loved ones. Let them entertain you with world-famous female impersonator shows, sing your favorite tunes in the Piano Bar, go country in their Western Bar... before long, you'll come to realize the possibilities really are endless at The Parliament House! And don't forget they've also got gift shops and other stores where you can buy a treasure to commemorate your visit to the World's Largest Gay Resort and Entertainment Complex.

You won't believe what we have in store for the future, so stay tuned! In the meantime, we'll see you at happy hour.
Andy Bell at Parliament House
The Parliament House in Orlando is a very popular resort and well-known nightclub. During Gay Days, they hosted Erasure singer Andy Bell who performed and did a Meet & Greet after the show.

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Alibi hosts Samuel Adams' "Cheers to 30 Years" Anniversary Celebration from Thursday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20. Starting on Thursday, April 17, join Alibi for the "Blast Event" with Sam Adams sampling from 4 to 6 pm. Catch College Night on Friday, April 18 where you can buy a Sam Adams draft and keep the glass (after 9 pm).  Top off the weekend with "Angryosa Brunch" on Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20.  Enjoy Sam Adams "Angryosa's" for just $3 until 4 pm. More information about Alibi after the Jump: Alibi Hosts Samuel Adams' "Cheers to 30 Years" Anniversary Celebration

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Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors Changes to One Day Event for 2014

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Here's the Harvey Wallbanger recipe:
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You can find the location and get lots more information on Mark's List right here: Z-Roc Dermatology Now Open in Fort Lauderdale

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You can find out more about Ybor City on Mark's List here: Tampa's GaYbor Gay & Lesbian Entertainment District

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You can find the location info on Mark's List here: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour Comes to BB&T Center

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Stop by or give the folks at Milo's a call and begin your journey with a friend who loves you unconditionally. You can find Milo's on Mark's List here: Milo's Dog Rescue in Pompano Beach

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