This past weekend I was lucky enough (through the generosity of a friend whose name I will not mention until I get permission from him) to be taken along with 7 other friends (9 all together) on the Atlantis 20th anniversary cruise on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, the Allure. For those of you who don’t know, Allure is the largest ship in the world and boasts some of the most unbelievable entertainment along with a promenade that looks like a shopping mall, a Central Park, Rock Climbing wall, Flow rider, Zip Line and much more. As this was my first gay cruise ever, I was a little intimidated but Malcolm Neitzey (Atlantis Cruise Director) and his amazing staff (including the oh so cute Tony…YUM!) made the cruise so much fun it was impossible to not just have a great time! Check out the feature and pictures of the cruise …
Last Week in Review
This past weekend I was lucky enough (through the generosity of a friend whose name I will not mention until I get permission from him) to be taken along with 7 other friends (9 all together) on the Atlantis 20th anniversary cruise on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, the Allure. For those of you who don’t know, Allure is the largest ship in the world and boasts some of the most unbelievable entertainment along with a promenade that looks like a shopping mall, a Central Park, Rock Climbing wall, Flow rider, Zip Line and much more. As this was my first gay cruise ever, I was a little intimidated but Malcolm Neitzey (Atlantis Cruise Director) and his amazing staff (including the oh so cute Tony…YUM!) made the cruise so much fun it was impossible to not just have a great time! Check out the feature and pictures of the cruise within the next few weeks.
I got home Sunday morning, took a nap, came to work for 5 hours and then it was off to the Mr. and Miss State of Florida Continental Pageant at the Walt Lawrence and Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts at the Sunshine Cathedral. There were 4 boy and 4 female impersonator contestants and in the end the 1st alternates were Tariq Luv Dupree and Taliyah Cassadine and the New Mr. and Miss State of Florida are John Marieh and Tatiana Braxton. Congrats to Corrie Boyd, Lewis Nicholson, Phillip Alexander and the entire team that once again put on a fabulous pageant! A special hello to Jim Flint, owner of the Continental Pageantry system and The Baton Show Lounge, who came in to support the preliminary. It’s always nice to see Jim in Florida! Afterwards I went to The Manor to hear Grammy winner Peter Rauhofer spin live. As usual, Peter kept the energy high and boys on the dance floor.
As you can imagine, after the cruise and a long day, I was wiped out and was on my way home but decided to make a quick stop in at Trannie Palace to see my friend Misty Eyez and her talented cast at Bill’s Filling Station as this is always a fun place to be on Sundays.
LGBT Events in South Florida
Thursday, February 17
The Pride Factory continues its month long 15 year celebration with 15% off al jewelry (including Android watches) until Feb 23rd, 15% off all underwear until March 2nd, 15% off all Wet Lube until Feb 28th and 15 prizes every Thursday all month long.
Starting tonight and going all weekend long the Boardwalk bartenders will be performing the Ice Cream Truck with 2 shows nightly at 11 pm and 1 am.
Friday, February 18
Club Sugar in association with Alex Infiniti brings you direct from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2, Jujubee live on stage.
Growl Fridays at Bill’s Filling Station presents a full moon and bear appreciation party with special guest sexy Girth Brooks and as always the sexy man contest at midnight.
Actors Community Theatre of Davie presents Herb Gardner’s hilarious and touching comedy “A Thousand Clowns”, directed by Jerry Jensen. “A Thousand Clowns” focuses on the relationship between eccentric comedy writer Murray Burns and his precocious nephew, Nick. Performances at the Pine Island Multi Purpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Rd., run from today through Feb. 27, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday performances at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance, and $12 at the box office. To order tickets, or for more information, please call 954-767-5637 or 305-823-5330, or e-mail [email protected]
Saturday, February 19
The ClubHouse II is celebrating their 35th anniversary starting at 8 pm. They will feature great giveaways and door prizes all night long. For more information or to reserve (I suggest you do it early as rooms will sell out) call 954-566-6750.
Johnny’s presents 2 of the hottest video stars in the world, Pierre Fitch and Ralph Woods, live and in the flesh tonight and tomorrow. Pierre and Ralph will be performing together 2 shows nightly (11:30 pm and 1:30 am on Saturday and 11 pm and 12 am on Sunday).
Bill’s Filling Station presents the Sunshine Cup Host Party featuring a tight end contest hosted by Girth Brooks at 11:30 pm, Jeff Hess and Cashetta in the Mustang Lounge from 6 pm to midnight and lots of other specials.
The Stable presents their newest boy, Alan, direct from the Los Angeles Eagle Bar. He starts at 9 pm and you will love to run your fingers through his sexy hairy chest!
Sunday, February 20
The Alibi Wilton Manors presents their weekend brunch from 11 am till 2 pm with Tracey Blue on stage from noon to 3 pm and the Sunshine Cup Banquet and Awards Show at 7 pm.
The monthly Market Bazaar (3rd Sunday of every month) takes place at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors from 9 am to 3 pm. Check out the bargains, food and fun!
The Ramrod presents another E.D.C (enforced dress code) party where you have to wear leather or fetish gear to enter the Skull & Bones Patio between 10 pm and 1 am. This event is hosted by the Florida LeatherSir/Leatherboy organization.
DJ Bill Bennett’s new track featuring Matt Zarley is a fundraising single for The Trevor Project and is on sale now at iTunes.
Jesse Merced, executive assistant to the GM (Ivan) at Palace on South Beach, is a finalist for “Inferno Puerto Rico Model.” To vote for him go to http://bit.ly/gRd1x5 and select #71!
Wilton Manors Main Street held its annual meeting at the end of January and elected new members to its Board of Directors. Six members were not up for re-election, as they are completing their two-year term. Standing directors are: Tom Tabor, Kevin Knorr, William Woeppel, Chuck Poole, Brett Nein and permanent member, the City Manager of Wilton Manors, Joseph Gallegos. Re-elected to the Board are Diane Cline and Fred Reissner. New additions are Mary Nolan, Anthony LoGrande and Krishan Manners. Congrats to all!
Sidelines Sports Bar in Wilton Manors, Florida is proud to welcome hundreds gay sports athletes and their fans on President’s Day Weekend for what will surely be a sports bonanza weekend! The weekend’s lineup of sporting events includes the Clay Court Classic Tennis Tournament, which will hold their Official Registration Party at Sidelines on Thursday, February 17th from 7 pm to 9 pm. The Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance hosts the annual tennis tournament from February 18 – 20. Next, gay flag football fans can come to Sidelines on Sunday, February 20, at 10 pm as they host the 1st Annual Florida Sunshine Cup’s Closing Party. Sidelines’ owners, Laurie Whittaker and Marty Kildea are both delighted and proud to welcome the many gay athletes visiting South Florida.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today announced it will honor Grammy Award-winning singer Ricky Martin and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth (LOVE HER) at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by RÖKK Vodka. Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award at the New York award ceremony on Saturday, March, 19, and Chenoweth, will receive the Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles event on Sunday, April 10. GLAAD also announced that Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming and host of Watch What Happens: Live will host the New York event. Additional honorees and special guests will be announced soon. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
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