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dishing2St. Pete Pride 2012 is in full swing and there are tons of fun events planned. To see them all visit StPetePride.com . The out on the street promenade and super inviting Street Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, June 30th. The Parade starts at 9 am so plan on being there by 7-8am. You can get your breakfast at the Pancake Breakfast Benefit by Una Voce at MCC King of Peace or other breakfast goodies at Georgie’s Alibi! From a person with a float in many parades… this is also the most overwhelming parade of all the parades. This is always an awesome Gold Star event for Tampa Bay and all of Florida. An anticipated record breaking attendees coming from all over the country will be here. It takes a full years planning with lots of time, energy, volunteers and management team to put such an extraordinary Blue Ribbon Festival in place.

dising1St. Pete Pride Around the Corner

St. Pete Pride 2012 is in full swing and there are tons of fun events planned. To see them all visit StPetePride.com . The out on the street promenade and super inviting Street Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, June 30th. The Parade starts at 9 am so plan on being there by 7-8am. You can get your breakfast at the Pancake Breakfast Benefit by Una Voce at MCC King of Peace or other breakfast goodies at Georgie’s Alibi! From a person with a float in many parades… this is also the most overwhelming parade of all the parades. This is always an awesome Gold Star event for Tampa Bay and all of Florida. An anticipated record breaking attendees coming from all over the country will be here. It takes a full years planning with lots of time, energy, volunteers and management team to put such an extraordinary Blue Ribbon Festival in place.

With all that being said… did you know Mark & Carrie were at the very first St. Pete Pride organizational meeting with 14 others at Grand Central Station? Together with Judy B Goode & Paul Thomas, Mark & Carrie hosted the very first St. Pete Pride fundraiser too. We have been in all the Pride Parades in the past & plan on continuing that for the foreseeable future. Happy St. Pete Pride Everybody!!!

dising2Over 100,000 people are expected at this year’s St. Pete Pride. Many of the guest & vendors all stay in GaYBOR! Making a mini vacation out of the weekend, most arrive a day or two early & stay over a couple days. For a listing of all the GaYBOR Hotels visit GaYBOR.com. Over the top theme events are planned at many of the 9 LGBT Clubs in GaYBOR District. Restaurant, hotels, shopping all located on one of the top ten main streets in the USA, 7th Ave in GaYBOR/Ybor City! Arrive early and stay late or better yet don’t leave. GaYBOR/Ybor City has something to suit everybody’s taste. Viva La GaYBOR!

You Just Can Not Make this Stuff Up…The names have been changed to protect the innocent!

Several years ago Steve Donahue of G-BAR was telling us that we had to come out on a Sunday Night to hear this new singer. That night she gave a great performance. We remember her over the top costume, but sadly not too many were at her meet & great after her performance. Last year I was going thru a stack of music CD’s on my desk. I opened the CD and to our astonishment it was signed to us! We had totally forgotten it was signed. The person was Lady GaGa…you just cannot make this stuff up!

dising3GaYBOR Member of the Week

The Italian Club is a founding member of the GaYBOR District Coalition. Every Friday night you will find a truly authentic Italian Mom’s dinner there. Don’t believe us? Then take a look in the kitchen! The Italian club is perfect for any of your parties from small to large elaborate events. Recently Equality Florida hosted an event there. Give them a call today for more details at (813) 248-3316

dising4Mark & Carrie’s Nephew/Niece of the Week – Ray

Ray is a very interesting person as he grew up on a French Island in Central America. Today you can find Ray at his Fun Part-time job as a bartender at Bradley’s on 7th Ave. Hint…if you would like to win points with Ray treat him to a good Ybor Cigar!!!

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