Nephew of the Week: Jamie Lawry

As you can tell in his photos, Jamie is full of personality! Check out his new facebook page to see his wonderful art. Coverage includes Tampa Pride and more.

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

This is what NOT to say to your bartender. A couple walked up to the bar and both appeared to have been drinking. The woman started to make vulgar remarks about a neighboring bar. I asked, “What happened? Why were they so mean to you?” She actually said, “Those MF’ers actually told me to leave. Just because I threw up all over their bathroom! NOW, give me a MFing strong drink, NOW!” Hmm…they both got ice water.

Tampa Pride Launch Party

Last week was the very successful Tampa Pride Launch Party at City Side. Over 300 well wishers passed through City Side that night. Still excited from the success of the launch party, Tampa Pride attended their first big planning meeting with the City of Tampa this week!  Visit for more details.

Goodbye, Georgie’s Alibi

This past week, we all said a sad goodbye to Georgie’s Alibi in St. Petersburg. Open for 15 years, this establishment was the hub of the St. Petersburg LGBT community. It will be very much missed.

New T-Dance Opening

The District 3 Arts & Events center will begin to host Sunday T-Dances. The preview reception will be on October 4th, with the grand opening on October 11th.  Many of us remember this location for the gay bars that were here in the past, including The Parthenon, The Garage and The Factory. On our private tour, we found that everything inside is new, featuring the latest in technology and fun! Congratulations to Gary and the staff.

Ybor City Ghost Tour

The Ybor City Ghost Tour was just ranked #6 in the country by USA Today in the list of the top ten “Best Ghost Tours in America.” Congratulations to the guides in both worlds! To read more, visit

From the MC Film News Bag

We’re getting ready for “Beer and Hymns” time again! On Tuesday, October 6 at 6 p.m., join us once again at Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater for another entertaining and exciting adventure with great food and drink, amazing fellowship, and the chance to sing your favorite hymns and songs in a fun environment!

Hamburger Mary’s has a full menu featuring signature and world-famous hamburgers, Dish-3039_copy1appetizers, dinner entrees, snacks and sides, and a full liquor bar serving up your favorite cocktails, wines, and beer. There are three great specials on Tuesday nights at Hamburger Mary’s: BOGO Burgers, special drink pricing, and free Tuesday Team Trivia. All the signature Mary’s hamburgers on the menu on Tuesday nights are “buy one, get one free!” What a deal! Also…it’s trivia night, which begins at approximately 7:15 p.m. We hope our people will stay and play this fun trivia game. Think ahead…form your trivia teams now…come up with a name and be prepared to play the free trivia game with your fun and entertaining trivia host Gabe!

Save the date…mark your calendars…tell your friends…share this post…and we’ll see you on Tuesday, October 6 at 6 p.m.! (Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater, 28910 U.S. Highway 19 North, Clearwater).