UK: Two Big Gay Events This Weekend

Author: , May 22nd, 2013

There are several big gay events this weekend in the United Kingdom.

Birmingham Gay Pride 2013GAY PRIDE IN BIRMINGHAM THIS WEEKEND

The first event is the gay pride celebration in Birmingham. Gay Star News reports:

Birmingham pride have sold ‘crazy’ numbers of tickets for this year’s event according to their Twitter page. Live acts confirmed for the main stage this weekend (25 – 26 May) include: JLS, Paloma Faith, Lucy Spraggan, Bananarama, Rylan Clark, Misha B, A*M*E and S Club. Gay Star News recently reported on this being the biggest line-up in the city so far. ‘OMG! Crzy ticket sales online for @BirminghamPride – HURRY! GET YOUR DISCOUNTED ADVANCE TICKETS NOW!’ the event organizers tweeted.

“AS ONE IN THE PARK” MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LONDON

Also this weekend, what’s billed as the UK’s biggest gay festival, “As One in the Park”, will kick off at noon on May 26th. Gay Star News reports:

This Bank Holiday Sunday (26 May), pop princess Rita Ora will headline the newest and biggest gay event at Victoria Park in London. The chart-topping singer, famous for her number one hits Hot Right Now, How We Do (Party) and RIP will join special guest Holly Johnson, lead singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood. He once told us all to Relax (Don’t Do it). Organizers, Orange Nation, are aiming to bring the best of London’s gay music scene together on stage with some of the world’s biggest names in modern music. Hitting the As One main stage with Rita Ora will be dub-step and R&B singer Katy B, MTV music award winner Conor Maynard, X Factor contestants Rylan Clark and Union J, the four piece boy band, and Tornado singer Anttix, who’s has been tipped as one of the most exciting breakthrough pop acts of the year.

Gay Days in Orlando 2012

Author: , June 20th, 2012

We recently had the opportunity to visit Orlando, FL for the Gay Days event. Gay Days is a week long event leading up to Saturday, which is the big day, at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This week attracts over 100,000 gay people from all over and is the first Saturday in the month of June.  During the week, different gay bars around the city host event parties to get things going. The Parliament House is a great example. They bring in famous DJ’s and Drag Queens from around the country to perform. This year they even brought in stars like Chaka Khan, Mia, and Sonique. The host hotel is sold out to mostly Gay Days attendees and has afternoon and evening pool parties for both men and women, and there is even a trade show where guests can purchase some fabulous merchandise.

Perhaps the biggest and most sought after party of the week is Riptide, held Friday night at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.  This private event is attended by a sold out crowd of nearly 6,000 gay boys, and some girls, dancing and drinking the night away in some really tight swimwear. Most of the parks attractions are open and heavily used by the partying guests. Drink stations are planted heavily throughout the park for easy access and purchase your favorite adult beverage.  The main stage and giant video screen were placed on the beach of Disney’s largest wave pool so guests can dance to the latest hits with the sand between their toes and Go Go boys gyrating on the stage for everyone to enjoy.

Finally the big day has arrived. It’s Saturday and Disney’s Magic Kingdom is starting to fill with a sea of red. Those attending the park that which to stand out as being there for the Gay Days event wear a red shirt to show their support.  Every ride, every food or merchandise stand was infected with red shirts. It’s a beautiful sight to see. Main Street is lined with red shirts for the three o’clock parade. As the day ends and night time begins we all again try and gather in front of Cinderella’s Castle for the night time firework show. It truly is the best way to end a magical day.

Sunday is the last day of the event and those who have not worn themselves out yet attend Epcot. There are still those who wear their red shirts and most others wear their rainbow mickey head pins that they bought at the park the day before.  It seems that most of the guys head for the rides in the morning and then after lunch they just go where the booze is. Drinking your way around the world at Epcot with new friends is a nice way to end your magical week in Orlando for Gay Days.

 


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Great Gay End-0f-Spring Events

Author: , May 9th, 2012

Summer is almost here but there’s still a slew of great spring events to check out. Here are 10 (in order by date) that cannot be missed.

Boston LGBT Film Festival, Boston

May 3-13- Founded in 1984, The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the longest running Gay media event in New England. This year, more than 100 films from around the world will be screened. The festival will be opening at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston Waterfront.

BeachBear Weekend, Fort Lauderdale

May 10-16- Bears get their bronze on at the beach, then head to the clubs to find cubs at night. Events include a Tea Dance, Under-Bear party and the Bear-BQ Fest. Don’t miss out on the fun, get wet and wild in Fort Lauderdale with the hottest bears from all around the world.

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New Gay Event Search App Launched

Author: , April 8th, 2012

Wsup Now AppJust in time for Easter Weekend, Wsup Now is making it easier to fill your basket with the best gay and lesbian events available. Wsup Co., the company behind WsupNow.com, today announced the release of the first comprehensive gay and lesbian event finder app for the iPhone. Like the website, the Wsup Now app serves as a gay and lesbian event discovery tool, providing locals and tourists instant access to hundreds of LGBT-related events nearby, with just a tap.

“Easter Weekend is a surprisingly big weekend where the gay and lesbian community gets creative in how they celebrate,” said Stuart Leung, founder of Wsup Now. “For example, this is the 33rd year of San Francisco’s infamous Hunky Jesus Contest and the 13th annual Gay Easter Parade that rolls through the French Quarter in New Orleans.

“Easter provides the opportunity for a different spin on what you normally expect with gay events. It was also an opportunity for Wsup Now to announce our new iPhone app, to help our users discover local events and instantly feel as they’ve experienced completely unique.”

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Get the Whasup Ap Here: http://bit.ly/wsupapp

Song Kran 6 biggest gay circuit event in Asia

Author: , January 16th, 2012

gCircuit is proud to present Song Kran 6, which will be held on the 13th-15th of April 2012. This year, the biggest gay circuit event in Asia will feature some of the biggest DJs ever lined up, with DJ Alexander (US), Tony Moran (US) and Alex Acosta (MX) headlining the event. Both DJs Alexander and Alex Acosta will be making their debut in Asia at the SK6 parties and the legendary Tony Moran returns to Thailand to work with gCircuit for the first time. Three of Asia’s finest DJs, DJ Louis T. (MY), DJ Head (TW) and DJ Preeda (TH) will be opening the parties over the long party weekend. The parties will be designed by award winning Paul Marin, so expect nothing less than world class production and lighting. Look out for special performances throughout the event and this year, 5 of the hottest Japanese gogo dancers will be performing at the event. gCircuit promises that in 2012, the biggest gay party event in Asia will be bigger than ever. > Check the Full Post and more at www.thailandgaytravel.wordpress.com

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Gay Travel: Summer’s End’s Top Ten Events

Author: , July 28th, 2011

Saying goodbye is never easy, but these 10 kick-ass events will make parting ways with summer more tolerable.

10. Pride at SIX FLAGS Over Georgia
Atlanta – August 13
Move over Mickey! Cool down in Hotlanta as the gays take over Six Flags Over Georgia! The second annual event welcomes people of all ages to join in on the fun.

9. San Francisco T-Dance by the Bay
San Francisco – August 21
The first of hopefully many, the premiere event will take place right on the waterfront, with DJ James Torres supplying the sounds. Great music, food and an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge, what more could you ask for?

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PA: Three Great Gay Events in Philadelphia This Year

Author: , July 8th, 2011

Gay Travel PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is proud to welcome more than a thousand gay and lesbian visitors to Philadelphia this summer and fall: the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), Amateur Sport Alliance of North America (ASANA) Softball World Series and U.S. Mr. Gay Competition.

The announcement of these acclaimed national events proves that the Philadelphia region is a premier destination where people can “get their history straight and their nightlife gay” — the tagline from the popular gay campaign from the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC). These events will help build weekend business in Center City and showcase Philadelphia and The Countryside(R) as a leisure, convention and sports destination for the gay and lesbian visitor.

1. ASANA Softball World Series, August 23-27 – Coming to Philadelphia for the first time, the ASANA Softball World Series is the largest single sporting event for lesbian women in the U.S. Host hotel DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia Center City will welcome more than 1,000 lesbian women and their friends from across the country for five days of competition throughout the region. Hotel rate: $118 per night with promo code AS2

Full Story from Gay Today

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