People Are Talking
– The General manager of St. Pete’s Georgie’s Alibi is leaving to move to Wilton Manors. Ed Gonzalez, who has been the manager for over a dozen years, will be the GM at the famous Bill’s Filling Station in Wilton Manors. A major redo of the club is in the works. Good luck, Ed. You have done a lot for the community.
– College Weekend at Disney is in full swing. It’s coinciding with the big Gay Days in Orlando
Weekend May 31st thru June 4th. The boys at Florida Entertainment Group are the backers of this super fun weekend party. Over 250,000 GLBT tourists from around the world go to the annual pilgrimage.
St. Pete Pride Executive Director Moving On
The very successful 10 year old St Pete Pride organization will be looking for a new head honcho. Chris Rudisill is leaving St. Pete Pride after 6 years and will be heading over the Metro Wellness and Community Centers in the three county area to become GLBT Events Project Director. The new change which will not take effect until July 15th after the Pride events.
GaYBOR Days 2012
GaYBOR Days 2012 has been changed from July 4th to Memorial Day Weekend. There was a crossover with events for St. Pete Pride so the GaYBOR Board changed this years dates. A large number of party and events are planned. The 5th Annual GaYBOR Days is about bringing people to the historic District and to the newly formed GLBT District in historic Ybor City. Events planned include dirty dancing, super Sunday Gaybor brunches at Hamburger Mary’s and Gaspar’s Grotto, afternoon T- Dances Sunday at Barbarellla’s, Liquid Tampa, and a rooftop bounce party at RISE at Tabu. Also Sunday night is the annual classy benefit White Party at Honey Pot. Monday is the GaYBOR/ TIGLFF movie at Muvico 20 in Ybor City at 6:30 with special entertainment and featured movie about famed iconic actor Divine’s mother Francis. The annual GaYBOR Health Fair is going to be set for late July.
Pride & Passion
Pride & Passion, the official kick-off event to St. Pete Pride, will take place on May 19 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Each year raises funds to support the exhibition program at the Tampa Museum of Art. Join over 800 friends at the Museum for a dazzling night of art, entertainment, food and drinks. Tickets for the event are $75 for individuals and $150 for two. This price includes an annual membership to the Museum*, plus food by Timpano Italian Chophouse;
wine, beer, and specialty cocktails, and entertainment by DJ Michael Terrance and New Century Dance Company.