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Pride Week in Toronto - June 2008

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Whew, what a week... it started with the kick-off Xtra! party last Thursday, over 10 days ago, at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. It was a great way to start Pride Week, as everyone from Toronto was out that night, including all of our friends from the Toronto Pride committee, as well as the folks from Xtra! My friends from the IGLTA (George Carrancho, Richard Brower and Bryan Herb) were all there, as they just had a reception at Ric Tremaine's place over at Gloucester Square Inn for IGLTA members and their friends. Also at the party were Bruce McDonald of TravelGayCanada.com and John Kenyon of ProudFM.com.

The IGLTA gang stayed the weekend (we had board meetings through Saturday evening)... we were entertained with a wonderful dinner at CN Tower, as well as another over-the-top dinner at the nearby Sheraton Centre hosted by Loren Christie. We stayed nearby at the Hilton, host hotel for our 2009 IGLTA Convention in May.



Well, Sunday rolled along and the IGLTA gang departed, leavin…

Pride Idol - Lincoln and Omaha - May 25, 2008

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The PinkBananaWorld.com team drove from Kansas City to Omaha for Memorial Day Weekend, at which point we were greeted with incredibly open arms and warm hearts. This sentiment just continued to grow the entire weekend, as we had a fantastic time with everyone!

Friday night was Pride Idol Lincoln, where we had a great time at Q Club the entire night.

Saturday night was a pre-reception with Thea Austin as our guest. After the reception, we descended on gay Omaha, starting out at a fun country-western bar called DC Saloon and then ended up at The Maxx, a huge nightclub in downtown Omaha, where we proceeded to make new friends every step of the way.

Sunday night was the big Pride Idol Finals, where we were thoroughly entertained the entire night. With acts ranging from "You Spin Me Right Round..." to "I Drove All Night...." performed by some of Nebraska's most talented GLBT performers, we had a great time. Of course the spice added by Omaha's drag personality,…