PRIDE: It is a verb meaning to be especially proud. As a noun it means a feeling of pleasure from oneís own achievements. The definition of PRIDE is something that ALL of us should be aware of and something we should wear on our sleeves each and every day. For those of you attending Saint Pete Pride, remember the days of Stonewall and what our brothers and sisters had to go through in order for us to have a pride celebration today. As always, until next week… much love to you all! Peace out, Scott
Last Week in Review
PRIDE: It is a verb meaning to be especially proud. As a noun it means a feeling of pleasure from oneís own achievements. The definition of PRIDE is something that ALL of us should be aware of and something we should wear on our sleeves each and every day. For those of you attending Saint Pete Pride, remember the days of Stonewall and what our brothers and sisters had to go through in order for us to have a pride celebration today. As always, until next week… much love to you all! Peace out, Scott.
LGBT Events in Central Florida
Thursday, June 23rd
Mister Sisters in Orlando presents their new Thursday night event, Entourage! This is your chance to show off what you do best so come out, step up to the stage and show off your talents. Come out with your “entourage” and prove how many fans you have. DJ Skinner will be spinning the best of the ’80s and ’90s music and videos. There is no cover for this event. Mister Sisters is located at 5310 East Colonial Drive.
Join the crowd at Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando tonight for The Nearlywed Game! This is the game show where couples who THINK they know each other find out if they really do. Jeff Jones and Carol Lee host the event and ask some of the most inappropriate questions imaginable and will keep you in stitches all night long. The show starts at 8 p.m. and reservations are suggested. To be a contestant, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 24th
Tonight, Georgie’s Alibi Saint Petersburg is hosting their annual pre-pride party with RuPaul Drag Race stars Shangela and Alexis Mateo, who will be performing live along side Lady Bunny. The show starts at 10 p.m. If Friday doesn’t work for you, don’t worry, Georgie’s is having another show Saturday night (June 25th) as well, with Miss Yara Sofia joining the above mentioned cast. The Saturday show starts at 6:30 p.m., following Saint Pete Pride. There is never a cover at Georgie’s and the fun is always plentiful!
The Flamingo, Florida’s largest GLBT Resort, kicks off their weekend long celebration of Pride with Flamingo Pride Kick-Off Party. Tomorrow, Saturday June 25th, is Florida’s largest pool party so come take a dip in their pool directly following the Saint Pete Pride parade and street festival and on Sunday, June 26, they will be hosting a jazz brunch and their famous Sunday T-Dance. Come out and show your pride this weekend at The Flaming Resort Complex. Flamingofla.com
Saturday, June 25th
Today is the day for one of the largest pride celebrations in the entire country. Yes, I’m talking about Saint Pete Pride. Pride is about equality, and one day it will be a reality. This is why we march. This year marks the 9th year for Saint Pete Pride in the Historic Grand Central District of Saint Petersburg, FL. An estimated 80,000 plus people are expected to celebrate at this annual street festival. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. and the route is from Georgie’s Alibi, through Kenwood and along Central Avenue. Directly following the parade, the street festival begins which takes place in The Grand Central District Central Avenue between 21st street and 28th street. Vendors from across the state, including Hotspots, will line Central Avenue to celebrate their commitment to diversity.
G. Bar presents their annual Pride event and this one is called Pride and Porn! Tonight, there will be the biggest gathering of porn stars from FabScout, Bait Bus and Suite 703, in G Bar’s history! They will be giving away free porn, lube and t-shirts all night long! Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit yborclubs.com
Sunday, June 26th
It’s T-dance time at Mister Sisters in Orlando today! Start off your Sunday with a fabulous brunch on the water with all sorts of specials to keep your taste buds busy from 11 a.m. ñ 3 p.m., but the fun isn’t over there, it’s just starting. At 3 p.m., DJ Joanie starts spinning the best in Sunday T-Dance music until 3 a.m.
Tuesday, June 28th
Revolution Nightclub in Orlando celebrates Taken Back Tuesdays tonight. This is your chance to unwind and escape from the loud thumping music of most other nights. DJ Irene Pardo spins the best in Old School, ’80s, Indie, Funk and Rock. They have a drag show and a strip contest with cash prizes. Head over to Revolution to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones!