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On Friday night, Living presented Native Pride as a celebration for Christian (co-owners) birthday. They picked this theme because Christian wanted to kiki in a teepee and that he did (look at pic). I would like to take this opportunity to wish Christian a very happy birthday. I then headed down to South Beach for the official pre-party of Celebrate Orgullo at Bar 721. Dan, his staff, and promoter George Coronado were all extremely attentive. Bar 721 is always a fun place to hang. Afterwards I headed to Twist to hang out with my buddy Steve. I generally am not a stripper kind of guy, but I must say that there were some beautiful specimens in the bungalow at Twist. Hence the reason I didn’t get to bed till 4am! Saturday was the first annual Celebrate Orgullo in Miami Beach which was a coming…

Last Week in Review

lgbt-events-south-florida-1On Friday night, Living presented Native Pride as a celebration for Christian (co-owners) birthday. They picked this theme because Christian wanted to kiki in a teepee and that he did (look at pic). I would like to take this opportunity to wish Christian a very happy birthday. I then headed down to South Beach for the official pre-party of Celebrate Orgullo at Bar 721. Dan, his staff, and promoter George Coronado were all extremely attentive. Bar 721 is always a fun place to hang. Afterwards I headed to Twist to hang out with my buddy Steve. I generally am not a stripper kind of guy, but I must say that there were some beautiful specimens in the bungalow at Twist. Hence the reason I didn’t get to bed till 4am! Saturday was the first annual Celebrate Orgullo in Miami Beach which was a coming together of the community during Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate Latin pride. At press time I was told a bit over 2600 people attended the inaugural year which featured incredible live entertainment, hostess Marytrini, drag performances, folkloric dance, a dance competition, food, drinks and lots of fun. Mark your calendars for next year’s Celebrate Orgullo on Saturday, October 6th.

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LGBT Events for South Florida

Friday, October 7

Broward House presents their annual Spirit of Hope Awards and Gala, with this year’s theme being the Cotton Club. For those of you who have been to the past Gala’s you know Terry and Nikki go over the top with decor and I can’t wait to see this years! The event will be honoring AIDS healthcare, Tuesday’s Angel’s and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and take place at the beautiful Signature Grand in Davie. For tickets and tables go to BrowardHouse.org

lgbt-events-south-florida-7The Boardwalk presents JetSetMen.com Calendar giveaway weekend tonight and tomorrow where the first 50 people after 9 pm will get a free calendar each night.

Saturday, October 8

The Manor invites everyone to discover the world of the Manor on Columbus Day weekend with International DJ Kidd Madonny in the main room. In the Noche Latina Room and Patio they present a pre-party for the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival highlighting the 2 Latin Films “So hard To Forget” (Brazil), “My Last Round” (Chilean and Argentinean). See previews and win movie tickets. The night stars DJ Larry Larr, and special guests Jury Too much and Natasha Danielle Heart. No Cover!

Discotekka in association with Milancita.com present a special Barbie production tonight starring the total package of T.P. Lords with her bending gender dancers. The night will also star DJs Miik and Carlos G with door by Athena Dion.

The Ramrod presents their 2nd annual Kink Dance, which is an official Fort Lauderdale Leather Pride event. There will be kink demonstrations throughout the bar.

lgbt-events-south-florida-8Sunday, October 9

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents Bingo at 2 pm with proceeds to benefit The Smart Ride 8. Bingo will be hosted by Desiree Dubois with special caller Fluffy. The cost is $15 to play 10 games. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. For more info call 954-444-BIKE.

The annual Mr. Ramrod Contest takes place tonight at 10pm. To be a contestant, sign up at the bar!

Monday, October 10

Amy Rivers Productions in association with the Castle Lounge presents the annual Miss South Beach Pageant. The night will feature performances by Chloe Godiva (Miss South Beach 2010), Yessenia Phillips (1st runner up), Amanda West and many more. For more information or to purchase tickets call Amy at 786-515-5142 or Dean at 954-865-6346.

Tuesday, October 11

The monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer will be held at J. Marks from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

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Robert Hofmann, author and humorist, comes to Stonewall National Museum & Archives at 7PM. Robert Hofmann grew up in New Jersey and what a wild, crazy and wonderful life he has had. Between his family and his friends, he guides the reader through many exciting episodes of his life. It is wickedly bitchy and hilarious! Everyone in Robert’s life so far is a participant in his wonderfully funny and provocative stories of his life. In his newest book, we are taken on yet another wild ride into Robert Hofmann’s hilarious world. Hofmann doesn’t mind telling on himself either. He tells tales about himself as well as others. In his latest memoir he devotes one chapter about the loss of his dear mother which we can all relate to. Other chapters are devoted to trailer trash, hot in leather, love and loss and other chapters dealing with parties, friends and “not so close friends,” making fun of others as well as himself and just great reading.   Stonewall National Museum & Archives is located at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale,. This event is FREE and open to the public.  For further information please call 954-763-8565 or visit StonewallNationalMuseum.org

Wednesday, October 12

MDGLCC/GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of most months.  This month’s presenter is MDGLCC/GALLA Member Richard M. Gomez, from the Law Offices of Roland Gomez, whose topic is “Insurance Bad Faith.” The event takes place at Truluck’s Restaurant – 777 Brickell Ave.  Registration is at 11:30 am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:00 pm.

MDGLCC members – $35 per person – Potential Members – $50 per person ($15.00 applied to new membership) which includes seated style lunch and is limited to 20 persons. RSVP requested: 305-673-4440 or mdglcc@bellsouth.net

lgbt-events-south-florida-10Juiceblendz along with Chic Optique invitres you to join them for a benefit for Smart Ride 8 from 4 pm to 8 pm. 15% of all proceeds made from sales at Juiceblendz will go to the Smart Ride 8.

Bravo’s creative competition, “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” returns tonight at 9 pm.  This imaginative series is a creative synergy between the Emmy-winning producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz from the Magical Elves (“Top Chef,” “Top Chef Masters”), Sarah Jessica Parker and Alison Benson from Pretty Matches and producer Eli Holzman. Assembled in New York City under the watchful eye of art world elites, fourteen up-and-coming artists are ready to make their mark on the industry and battle it out for a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000. For more information, visit BravoTV.com

Hot Stuff

lgbt-events-south-florida-11Fans of college football need not wait any longer, because between now and December, Sidelines Sports Bar will show all of the NCAA college football games listed on the gridiron’s schedule. Games typically are played on Saturdays and at Sidelines, you’ll find the diehard alumni fan base dressed in their teams’ colors, chanting their team’s war cries, and high-fiving each other when their team takes it down the field to score that coveted touchdown.

The Pet Project for Pets, Inc. a local 501© (3) nonprofit organization located in Oakland Park, FL, welcomes back Michael Mulheron as the new Associate Director/Resource Development Specialist. Mulheron, who had served previously as Director of Fundraising, will now direct all resource development funding streams such as corporate and individual donations/gifts, fundraising special events, sponsorships, partnerships and grants. In addition, Mulheron will steer the organizations marketing and advertising, special event planning, and act as a liaison to the community. “I’m truly excited to be back with such a great organization such as the Pet Project. As an owner of two dogs myself, I know firsthand how expensive it is to own and maintain an animal, so I can hole heartily get behind and see the value of the Pet Project’s mission to keep pets and their owners together during a health related or financial crisis” said Mulheron.

This is HOTlgbt-events-south-florida-13Do you want to rope a cowboy? Well if you have had this fantasy or a similar one I have got your fix as Logo heads to Dallas with the expansion of its hit, docu-reality “A-List” franchise from the producers of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”  Deep in the heart of Texas, this cast of socialite, scene-making men and woman are out to prove their New York counterparts have not cornered the market on having big dreams and bigger dramas. 

lgbt-events-south-florida-14Dallas has recently surged to the forefront as the next, up-and-coming destination for food, fashion and all things fabulous. Expect this new, now, next locale and its top-tier natives to bring a whole new level of southern decadence to “The A-List.”  The show includes a rodeo star (Levi, 25), a trust fund baby (James, 22), a gay republican (Taylor, 27), a serial dater (Chase, 27), the gossip queen stylist (Phillip, 23) and last but not least the most beautiful fag-hag I have ever seen (Ashley, 25). The 11-episode, one-hour season of “The A-List: Dallas” premieres Monday, October 10th at 10/9c on Logo.

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