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Broadway Meets Anaheim - Nov 5, 2011

APAC Foundation Presents “Broadway Rocks Anaheim 2011”
at The Heritage Forum

Star-Studded Cast Includes Shirley Jones, Lea Thompson,
Valarie Pettiford, Vicki Lewis and Ace Young

The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation (APACF) announced today that it will host an evening of singing and dancing to continue raising money for the capital campaign for the building of a new performing arts center in Anaheim.  The production, Broadway Rocks Anaheim 2011 will feature some of Broadway’s brightest stars. 
 “We are very excited about this performance and very appreciative of the generosity of the artists donating their talents and time to support our dream of bringing an arts complex to Anaheim and north county residents”, stated Linda Knohl, President and one of the founders of the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation.
 The event will take place on November 5 at 8:00 pm at the Heritage Forum in Anaheim.  Tickets range from $30-$250.  Patrons will be offered the following ticket option…

The Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel

by Richard Brower

In the middle of Manhattan, there is a gorgeous, sophisticated building that celebrates art. It’s not one of the many museums you might be thinking of, it’s the Kimpton Hotel Eventi. Located on 6th Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets, just walking into the lobby envelops you in sophisticated art without the pretense. Just steps from Herald Square, Penn Station and Madison Square Park, you really are in the center of New York at the Eventi.

The lobby of the hotel is sophisticated and playful at the same time. A painting of the sky is mounted to the ceiling above the sitting area to encourage loungers to lay down as if they’re relaxing in a field on a warm summer’s day. Art peeks at you from behind curtains and doors, as if the Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to play hide and seek.

The staff at the Eventi are what you would expect from a Kimpton property, superb and friendly, making sure you feel like they’re your friends rather than service employees. Many larger …

LA Premier Makes Its Debut in West Hollywood

Imagine a traditional, Victorian style mirror in a frame of cobalt blue instead of gilt, and ottomans and chairs in classic shapes, re-imagined with unorthodox fabrics and finishes. Above, a crystal chandelier has been given a humorously macabre make-over with a thick coat of melting black rubber that drips like stalactites.

These are just a few of the surprising sights and delights a visitor will find when they enter LA Premier. The brainchild of two young designers, Jay Michael and Joe Balanzar, LA Premier opened on August 21, 2011 as a showcase for the dynamic duo’s unique and sometimes challenging design vision.

Everything in the showroom demands a second look. Blending elements of cyberpunk, Japanese anime, re-imagined Victorian, and the urban brutalism of designers like Frank Gehry with the colorful spirit of Modernist Kelly Wearstler, Joe Balanzar and Jay Michael have created and curated a collection of furniture that expresses their irreverent artistic vision.

Balanzar and Mi…

Southern Decadence and the new New Orleans LGBT Travel Guide

Are you coming to Southern Decadence this Labor Day weekend?  If so, first of all, there are some incredible parties happening that are MUST ATTENDS for all of you wild bunch out there.  First, if you're arriving on Thursday, be sure to come by and see us all at Harrah's Southern Decadence Welcome Block Party.  As they say on their Facebook event page, "GET READY TO PARTY. We are turning the corner of Canal St. & South Peters into the hottest outdoor dancefloor you've ever seen. Hit sensation DJ Hector Fonseca will bring the beats and our outdoor bar will keep the drink specials coming so you can keep your cool!"

Second, besides all of the out of control craziness happening outside of Bourbon Pub and Oz, be sure to check out some of the parties being held at Bourbon Orleans Hotel... dubbed Envy: Southern Decadence VIP Party, from their website "Party with a purpose this Southern Decadence at Envy, a we…

Caesars Entertainment Hosts September Events Inviting the LGBT Community to Come Out

New Orleans, Las Vegas and Atlantic City Resorts Celebrate Pride with Variety of Entertainment Experiences It seems that everywhere we turn nowadays, Las Vegas is showing up as high on the radar for the gay & lesbian community, first for travel and now for conferences and conventions as well.  Starting with Community Marketing's annual survey of LGBT travel habits, Las Vegas surprised a number of people when it appears as a top LGBT destination for travelers worldwide.  Since the gay life in Las Vegas when it comes to bars, restaurants and the like has been rather minimal over the years, it has taken folks a while to realize gays & lesbians travel for other reasons other than to find just another watering hole from which to hang out and meet other guys and girls... it's the shows, the entertainment, the fun, and of course, let's not forget, the gambling!!!!!

And speaking of gambling, it's not just Las Vegas which has this incredible convergence of gay & les…

Positive Young People Foundation Partners With Nick Alexander Imports

Join PYP’s 365 Campaign for only $3.65 Per Month for One Year and Enter a Chance to Win a Mini Cooper + Gas for One Year, Iphone, Ipad2, Trips and More
Logan Voxx, CEO of Positive Young People Foundation (PYP), announced todaythat those who sign up for their 365 Campaign ( will have an opportunity to win a Mini Cooper and a year supply of gasoline. Once the campaign has enrolled 10,000 supporters, a name will be drawn and a car from Nick Alexander Imports of Los Angeles will be delivered to the lucky winner. The money generated from the campaign will fund the handful of services and campaigns of the non-profit organization.
“I am thrilled that we can offer such an amazing incentive for our advocates, especially now with the economically challenging times many face today. For as little as $44 a year, who would not want to: one, support a worthy cause and organization and two, have a chance to not only win an incredible car from Nick Alexander Imports but … Announces Their "Fly Me Anywhere in the Big Gay World" Campaign

As part of an overall promotion to get more gay & lesbian travelers aware of their new Gay Travel & Social Networking site, the folks at have put together one heck of an incentive for gay & lesbian travelers worldwide to join, create their profiles, discover new gay destinations and meet one another as well.

The lucky winner will receive:
Two Airline Tickets - One for You - and One for a FriendTo AnywhereFrom AnywhereOn any commercial airlineAny Itinerary you wantAs many stopovers as you wantUp to US$5,000 total value!Now that's what we call a promotion worth signing up for!
In addition, a new member can increase their chances of winning simply by earning extra entries when they update their profile information under the "My QGuide" tab, or by contributing Tips or Reviews about the favourite places in their local area or simply writing (Blogging) about great discoveries they've made while they were travelling.
Last month's "Fav…

Civil Unions Will Be Legal In Illinois on June 1, 2011. EnGAYged Weddings Announces Opening Day Civil Union Wedding Celebration

Image in association with, Connextions Magazine, Pink Banana Media, The Event Gallery & Stan Mansion, just announced plans for the Opening Day Civil Union Celebration and Reception at the Stan Mansion in Chicago, IL.

Just announced! is now offering our couples to sign up for our “True Love Story” Contest.  The winner will win a 7 Day trip Kauai, Hawaii.

Also Each Couple Who signs up Before May 1, 2011 will receive a Four Pack of Tickets to the Brookfield Zoo.

Join us as we celebrate a giant mile stone and a historic event for the LGBT Community. On Thursday June 2, 2011 we will “Wed Together” and rejoice in the most anticipated victory of legalizing Civil Unions in Illinois.  

Our “Birds of a Feather, Wed Together” all inclusive Civil Union Wedding Packages will take care of all your needs from start to finish.

All of our Wedding professionals ar… launches nationwide ‘Why I Like’ campaign

On April 1st, will launch the ‘Why I Like’ campaign. For two weeks contestants can post their best local New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Long Beach and San Francisco tips. The creator of the most popular tip (the tip with the most “hearts”- the site’s measure of a tip’s popularity) will win a trip to that city.

Prizes will include a weekend stay at a luxury Loews Hotel, Hotel CURRENT (in Long Beach) or The Opal (in San Francisco) and a free dinner for two. Each hotel room will be stocked with a deluxe gift basket.

Contestants can create listings for local tips, a bar or club, restaurants or things to do. To win, contestants need to have a member profile on

Site visitors can vote for tips on, and Twitter @gaytravel.

The winners of the contest will be named on April 22nd. Contestants will only be eligible to win one prize. has provided the LGBT community with expert recomme…

Harrah's New Orleans Becomes One of the First in the Gaming Industry to Hire Director of LGBT and Ethnic Marketing

Harrah’s New Orleans is pleased to announce the hiring of the newest member of its leadership team.
Richard Brower has been appointed Director of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and Ethnic Marketing. Harrah’s New Orleans is one of the first in the gaming industry to offer this position.

Brower most recently served as Strategic Development & Marketing Director for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. A specialist in new technology, Brower will provide consulting and expertise in Internet marketing and social media to market to various diverse groups.

“The LGBT and ethnic communities make up so much of our customer base,” said LuAnn Pappas, Vice President of Marketing at Harrah’s New Orleans. “New Orleans is regarded as a gay-friendly tourist town so it is important we have someone in this position to make sure we are welcoming to all groups, no matter their sexual orientation or race.”

Brower attended George Washington University School of Business …

Positive Young People Founder Logan Voxx to Roll-out “Think Positive” Benefit Series, Starting in Palm Springs April 7th

Logan Voxx isn’t like most 22-year-olds — growing up in rural South Carolina and Florida and spending time at a school for at risk youth, he’d witnessed drug use, poverty, neglect and friends ravaged by HIV before most teens get a driver's license. But unlike the many who might get knocked down by the hand life’s dealt them, Voxx managed to get out, and now, he’s hoping to give back.

In 2009, Voxx founded the Positive Young People Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to reducing the rate of HIV infection among 18-30 year-olds through education and awareness campaigns aimed at getting young people to talk about “HIV” and “AIDS.” Voxx says he believes HIV prevention begins with visibility, and in rural communities where the nearest free testing facility might be two hours away by car, the more people are talking about HIV, the better.

“Where I’m from, they don’t have the access to care that people in Los Angeles do,” Voxx says. “In L.A., there are billboards and awareness campaigns an…