Nephew of the Week: Larry Wood
This is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. When he’s not busy working two jobs, you will find Larry in GaYBOR.
You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!
We once purchased an old Italian-style house. The owner was very strange to say the least. She didn’t believe in air conditioning. She said she preferred the natural humid Florida summer weather. In the living room, there was a huge, very ugly dresser that she had covered in fabric and beads. There were three huge mirrors on the back side.
We told a white lie and said that we liked it too. At the closing table, she told us that the dresser and mirrors were ours, since we liked them so much. When we moved them to the curb, there was a surprise for us. She had wallpapered the walls around the dresser and mirror but not behind them! Behind the wallpaper, there was a six-inch hole in the Italian-style wall, plastered and papered over! LOL
You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! (Part Two!)
Have you ever wondered why San Francisco, California was so gay? It all started with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941. America was instantly tossed into a war with Japan. The last American port for many ships was San Francisco. For sailors who had boarded ships at other ports, San Francisco would be their last stop. Many of the gay sailors were outed while serving on their ships. Then they were kicked off the ships and stranded in San Francisco, having been given dishonorable discharges. Not wanting to go home to their families after such disappointing news, they started their lives over again and made San Francisco their new home. Now you know…the rest of the story.
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE
40% off almost everything right now at MC Film! (Excluding counter items, cigarettes, drinks or leather items.) The building has been sold and will be turned into a bar. Cards, magnets, jewelry, rings, gifts, designer underwear, new 2015 swimwear arrivals, shirts, and much much more! MC Film is located on the corner of 8th Avenue and 15th Street in GaYBOR/Ybor City.
Tampa Pride UPDATE
The Tampa Pride street festival and vendor show is sold out this year. Thank you for making this such a success! The Tampa Pride parade only has a few spaces left to fill. Visit tampapride.org to reserve your spot. There are new events being added to the website every day. Thank you for your support!
Tampa Pride Volunteers Needed!
Here’s your chance to meet new people, make new friends and help your community at the same time. Visit tampapride.org to learn how you can submit your application to volunteer at Tampa Pride on March 28!
Metro Wellness Tampa Pride Yacht Cruise
This yacht which will be cruising Tampa Bay will be offering a full menu, drinks and fun and is set to sail off on March 29. This event is filling up fast! Get your tickets today by going to metrotampabay.org and clicking on “T-Dance Harbor Cruise.”
Tampa Pride Beer Gardens
This has been just announced! The official Tampa Pride Beer Gardens will be on two corners of 8th Avenue and 17th Street in Ybor City, on the corners where Cristino’s Italian Restaurant and The Crow Bar buildings are standing. The beer gardens will open at 10 a.m.! Be sure to stop by and say hi!