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This past week there were so many events I think I have to check myself into Betty Ford for exhaustion…LOL! It Started on Monday with the miss South Beach Pageant at Discotekka. There were 4 contestants but in the end Hotspots Magazine & Miami Gay Blog would like to congratulate our friends Noel Leon, the new Miss South Beach 2012 & Poizon Ivy, the new Miss South Beach Honorary. Tuesday night was the monthly Mack Mixer at…

v2734 01This past week there were so many events I think I have to check myself into Betty Ford for exhaustion…LOL! It Started on Monday with the miss South Beach Pageant at Discotekka. There were 4 contestants but in the end Hotspots Magazine & Miami Gay Blog would like to congratulate our friends Noel Leon, the new Miss South Beach 2012 & Poizon Ivy, the new Miss South Beach Honorary. Tuesday night was the monthly Mack Mixer at the Ritz Carleton. Wednesday was a double event night as it was the Stonewall Summer Pride appreciation party at Richardson Park followed by the Pride Centers monthly Founders reception at the beautiful Daouds Jewelers. Friday night was the 3rd annual Broward Bares it, a benefit for Broward House at the v2734 02Seminole Hardrock Casino and as usual it was a packed house. Saturday I made a Miami romp with Anthony Vericco and Josue Santiago which started the Pridelines Youth Services Celebrating 30 Years of Service and then went over to the 14th anniversary of Score, which was incredibly packed with lines down the block for hours. Congrats to Billy, Luis and the entire management and staff at Score for another successful year and wishing them many more to come! After Score I headed to Discotekka to hear DJ Theresa and see Madame LaQueer from RuPaul’s Drag Race perform. We then headed over to Solare Coliseum to see Marytrini and special guests perform as well as say hello to my friend Stephen who is always so nice at the door!

Thursday, August 23

v2734 03Starting tonight and going through Sunday is Matty’s 4 year anniversary celebration featuring a money machine and Lady Kier from the group Deee-Lite. For more information see the feature in this week’s magazine or go to MattysOnTheDrive.com.

Boom once again presents their big ass star, Latrice Royale, of RuPaul’s Drag Race with No cover!

Pop Fever at Score invites the community to meet International model and DNA Man of the Year Todd Sanfield who will be taking photos with his fans and signing copies of his book “Motel/Hotel.” The night features DJ Daisy D, with Chyna Girl as the door and hosted by Danny Ferro with no cover.

The Pride Center’s CRCS Program in a collaborative partnership with the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention is pleased to announce an educational presentation for the greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT community: TO BE OR NOT TO BE:  Turning on the light in the darkest hour. Understanding and Recognizing the Signs of Suicide in those we care about.  In Building A in the John C. Graves Community Room (Main Hall) from 6-9 pm. To RSVP please call the Andres Santofimio 954.830.5103 or email Charles Dickey cdickey@pridecenterflorida.org“>cdickey@pridecenterflorida.org

Friday, August 24

v2734 04Tonight and tomorrow the Boardwalk in association with Fabscout.com presents what I believe is one of the hottest men in the video business, Gunner Pierce with 2 shows each night!

Sideline’s presents the “Get Out The Votekickoff party at 6 pm with a proclamation by Wilton Manor’s Mayor Gary Resnick.

Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor features Pink, the Tribute with performances by Erika Norell, T.P. Lords and Estephania St. Lords and starring DJs JPS and Daisy D.

Saturday, August 25

v2734 05The Kinsey Sicks, America’s dragapella quartet will be performing their new show, “Electile Dysfunction” at the Broward Center for one night only. To purchase tickets go to BrowardCenter.org. Their pre and post show party will be at Rosie’s. Fab2Go will take you to and from Rosie’s for only $10…what a bargain!

Mona’s invites the entire community to celebrate the life of one of the most loved bartenders Fort Lauderdale ever had, John “Mary” Lyons, on what would have been his 63 birthday. In honor of this occasion they will have a hot diggity dog cook-out starting at 2 pm and feature 63 minutes of open bar in 5 intervals throughout the day.

Boom presents “Heatwave” with DJ Frank Corr. The night will also include a fashion show by GayMartUSA.

Bigger Saturdays at Score features DJ Hector Fonseca with a warm up set by DJ Paul De Leon.

v2734 06The Manor presents the anniversary tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Erika Norell and special guest as Frank-N-Furter Harry Demasiado. The night will feature DJ Oren Nizri. In the Latin Lounge and patio DJ Larry Larr spins the some of the hottest Latin tunes with special guests Yuri Too Much and Amanda West. 10:30 pm with No cover!

Sunday, August 26

Today is the Wilton Manors “Get Out The Vote bar crawl starting at 2 pm at Sidelines.

Scandals presents Lady Fancy’s monthly Gospel Jubilee featuring the Gospel Jubilettes starting at  6pm and don’t forget Sun-T on the patio from 4-9pm every Sunday with DJ Katastrophy and Lil P.

The Depot Cabana Bar and Grill presents their monthly Leather Rubber Men and boys T-Dance with DJ Billy Hallquist starting at 2 pm.

Dudes Bar presents their monthly Leather vs. Bear charity event with DJ Jeffrey J spinning and no cover.

v2734 07Tuesday, August 28

Compass invites everyone to sign up for Dance Classes, which will take place from 7pm-8:15pm. Learn some basic couple dance moves so you can get closer to someone without stepping on one another’s toes.  Take a one-night class on HUSTLE moves since this beat doesn’t go out of style. Change partners and learn about dance frame and expectations in partner dancing, as well as a few sequences to get you started. Grace Greenberg has been teaching social dance classes in Palm Beach County for 14 years.  Join in and see if you would like to do this more regularly.  Meet some nice people as you change partners to practice your lead and follow techniques. Class:  Admission is $12, but please RSVP to will@compassglcc.com” target=”_blank”>will@compassglcc.com.  Males and females of any age group are welcome.

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Congratulation to David Richardson who was elected to the State Legislature to represent District 113. This marks a tremendous victory for the LGBT community not only in Miami-Dade County but also throughout the State of Florida. Florida’s journey to total equality, including marriage equality, is far from over, but David’s victory is a big step forward in the right direction!

Equality Forum, a national and international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization reported that a record 477 (95.4%) of the 2012 FORTUNE 500 Companies voluntarily include sexual orientation in their employment non-discrimination policies. (In 2004, there were 323 (64.6%) of the FORTUNE 500 Companies that provided sexual orientation workplace protection).

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