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South Pacific Gone Wild

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Party history was made: First time ever a Medieval Castle was turned into a WWII battleship

Pop-dance recording artist Sir Ivan closed out the summer this year with yet another giant bash at his Hamptons Castle with his Sailors and Sinners Soiree. Men wore all white and sailor hats, and the women were dressed in burlesque outfits with feathered boas. TMZ favorite Dina Lohan, George Wayne of Vanity Fair and CBS’s Bart Scott (a former NY Jet) were among the 500+ guests in attendance. Global DJ, songwriter and remixer Sin Morera, who recently headlined at Vienna’s Life Ball, the largest AIDS fundraiser in all of Europe, kept the crowd dancing all night.

Party history was made when, for one night only, Sir Ivan’s entire medieval-style Castle was transformed into a WWII battleship, the U.S.S. Sir Ivan’s Castle. The entire three-story structure was draped in grey muslin fabric. A large American flag flew above at the prow of the ship and an enormous golden anchor was at the stern. Giant lif…

Next Evolution in the Gay Dating / Social App “Bent” GIVES GUYS A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE!

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Whether you are in your own city or traveling, Bent offers what guys are looking for… MORE GUYS & PLACES TO BE!

This NEXT EVOLUTION, HYBRID app for gay men has launched through the Apple ITunes Store, taking dating apps to a whole new level.  Bent has combined the best aspects of apps currently on the market with upgraded technology, simplicity and functionality.

What sets Bent apart from the rest?

Bent will be entirely FREE!No Profile Upgrade Fees for Additional FunctionalityNo Annoying Banner AdsNo Pop Up MessagesKey Word Profile SearchBy Date Events Calendar“Message Boost” Feature for Message BroadcastingSocial Integration with Local Gay Events, Clubs, Restaurants & Businesses
Bent is not only a dating app for guys around the world, but a “Social” app as well.  Bent will allow gay businesses (clubs, hotels, restaurants, etc.) to enjoy the same geo-location profiles as guys in the area.  These profiles (based on location) will be merged into the grid of profiles of guys closes…

Cult British Film Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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DRESSED AS A GIRL
High Hopes, High Heels, High Drama

The extraordinary true story of seven legendary alternative drag performance artists from East London as they take on the world.


After four years filming comedy musical documentary 'Dressed as a Girl' (D.R.A.G) is nearing the end of principal filming. A mammoth shoot that has seen boob-a-thons, hospital wards, discos, emotional reunions, messed up make-up, passed out drag queens, ambulances and more sparkle than a Liberace movie.

The film-makers are seeking funds for post production and have launched an online Kickstarter campaign to raise £10,000 to guarantee completion of 'Dressed as a Girl' to a point they can then sell it to distributors around the world.

To donate money towards the Dressed As A Girl Kickstarter campaign visit http://www.dressedasagirl.com/


DRESSED AS A GIRL KICKSTARTER LAUNCH 
You are invited to be a part of film making history and support the Dressed As Girl Kickstarter launch on Friday 15th Nove…

Sir Ivan Featured in Premiere Issue of Super Model Magazine

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Sir Ivan, one of Billboard's Top 10 recording artists of 2013, has been featured in the premiere issue of Super Model Magazine. Sir Ivan, a banker–turned–singer, reality TV celebrity, philanthropist and activist, has led a life that movies and dreams are made of... in the LGBT community, he has taken a lead role in the fight against bullying, putting his money where his mouth is and providing much needed support to organizations including the Trevor Project.

Featuring Sir Ivan's castle in the Hamptons, along with snapshots of recent events and parties, the feature article points out the life that Sir Ivan has taken on, keeping his father's spirit alive through The Peaceman Foundation, established in support of charities dedicated to fighting hatred, violence and bullying.

For more information on Sir Ivan, go to www.SirIvan.com.


To read more about Sir Ivan and other articles in the premiere issue of Super Model Magazine, go to www.SuperModelInc.com


“Olympic Dance” performed by Alina Artts celebrates the Olympic Torch Relay on its’ journey to “Sochi 2014”

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Hit The Red Light (Chris Cox Mix) on SoundCloud.com:https://soundcloud.com/alinaartts/hittheredlightchriscox

Olympic Dance Performance in Red Square
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nZR0SfL7IBs#t=14

The “Olympic Dance”, the official song of the Olympic Torch Relay, will be performed by Russian recording artist Alina Artts as she accompanies the Olympic Torch on its’ journey through Russia to “Sochi 2014”. The “Olympic Dance” will unite more than 2900 towns and millions of fans as the torch arrives and is met with a live music and dance celebration in each town. Official partners of the Olympic Torch Relay include the Coca-Cola company, ОСАО «Ингосстрах» and ОАО «РЖД».

Torchbearers in each region will join the celebration after they’ve carried and passed on the Olympic Flame. They will be greeted by fans in each town at a vibrant flash-mob displaying the Olympic scarves with a choreographed dance to the “Olympic Dance” performed by Alina Artts.



“I think it’s so …

Europe's First LGBT Active Retirement Village in France

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The Villages Group - Rainbow is the first gay “active living” community for over 50s in France & Europe!
*Rise in demand for "gay and gray" housing projects



The gay community are the newest group to fuel the booming retirement housing market, which already offers developments catering to art enthusiasts, musicians, military veterans and university alumni.

Gay baby boomers are the first generation to come of age after the “gay rights” movements in the 1970s and with the gay marriage law recently passed in many countries making many in the LGBT community to feel more open positive about their sexual orientation than previous generations.

Indeed, over the last decade, as attitudes have relaxed and more people live openly gay, there has been a wave of housing projects popping up across the globe to serve the "gay and gray" population but the idea of building such communities in Europe had not progressed much beyond talk until now.

The Villages Group - Rainbow, a 7 h…

LGBT Real Estate Investing Opportunity - Retirement Village in South of France

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Learn about a unique real estate investment opportunity ideal for retirement, vacation or investment. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in an exclusive retirement property known as Le Village Canal du Midi, nestled between vineyards and olive groves in the ideal climate in the South of France.

Attend the informative presentation by Danny Silver that will benefit both investors and prospective buyers who are looking for a retirement or vacation home in an extraordinary location with above average amenities.

There are several ways you can invest in the retirement village:

Buy the property for Retirement Buy the property to Rent out long term Use part of the year as 'Vacation Rental' and rent it out the rest of the year 

Demand exceeds opportunities for retirement and vacation housing. This private gated oasis spread over 17 acres offers 107 single story Eco-friendly, and energy efficient homes. Amenities to mention a few will include a dedicated English speaking…

Naomi Wilzig, Founder of the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach, Awarded Pink Flamingo Award

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Anybody who’s been to Miami Beach knows it is a gorgeous paradise that throws open its arms to art and diversity (among other things). There is so much to experience here that LGBT tourists may have trouble prioritizing agendas. Recently, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce honored city favorites with the first-ever Pink Flamingo awards, which provides a great starting point to any must-do list on the beach.

One of the more unique winners (best tourist attraction) is the World Erotic Art Museum. This Museum is host to a collection of over 4,000 pieces, which you can see at their Washington Avenue location, right at the corner of 12th Street.

Naomi Wilzig is a prominent member of the Miami Beach community and Founder of the Museum. When asked how she started collecting erotic art, she mentions her son. “I first searched for erotic art at the request of my son, Sir Ivan (Billboard Top 10 recording artist). He was moving into a new apartment and asked me to find him som…

New Anti-Bullying Trainings Tap Educators to Support At-Risk LGBTQ Youth

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The Trevor Project, Campus Pride and Kognito Interactive Release Trio of Safety-Net Programs for Secondary and Higher Education

LGBTQ youth champions The Trevor Project and Campus Pride partner with award-winning developer of online training simulations, Kognito Interactive to create a trio of online safety net programs to support pre-teens through college age youth.

As schools focus on bullying prevention in October, The Trevor Project, Campus Pride and Kognito Interactive today launch three new online training simulations about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. These three important trainings for secondary and higher education staff and students build skills to support at-risk youth in the years when peer pressure, harassment and bullying can have the most devastating results. To view live demos of these trainings go to: www.kognito.com/lgbtq or www.kognito.com/stepin.



“Step in, Speak Up, and the LGBTQ on Campus trainings allow The Trevor Project to e…

Go Out Loud to Crown Inaugural 'Scream Queen' Title to Cult Icon Sharon Needles

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Halloween Headliner to Receive Special Proclamation from Salem Mayor, Local Politicians and Community Leaders

Promotional events platform, Go Out Loud, today announced that #ScreamOutLoud headliner and winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Sharon Needles, will receive the first-ever “Official Scream Queen” title granted from Go Out Loud with blessings from local political leaders, including US Representative John Tierney, Governor’s Council Eileen Duff, State Senator Joan Lovely, State Representative John Kennan, Salem City Council, Gary ‘Gigi - Queen of Salem’ Gill, and proclamation address from Mayor Kim Driscoll, in an event to be held the day after the Halloween experience at #ScreamOutLoud on Friday, November 1st at 11:30 AM at the Salem Common entrance located across from the Hawthorne Hotel.

“We’re thrilled to welcome and honor Halloween icon Sharon Needles as Salem’s inaugural recipient and fierce advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth,” said Kevin Letourneau, Go …

Make LGBTQ History: Share and Leave a Lasting Impression

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AT&T’s “Love, Making History” Project Supports 
Suicide Prevention Leader, The Trevor Project

Share Films Co-Directed by Lance Bass and Pauley Perrette to Join the Cause

A rare chance to join a movement and make history kicks off today with the AT&T* “Love, Making History” project. It’s an opportunity to share personal stories and two online films that show how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) love is making history every day. Individuals are encouraged to share two  films, co-directed by Lance Bass and Pauley Perrette, as well as their own unique stories of a “Love, Making History” moment on at www.lovemakinghistory.com. In return, AT&T will contribute a minimum of $25,000 and up to $100,000 to The Trevor Project, the nation’s leading non-profit providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.



The online films co-directed by celebrities and activists Lance Bass and Pauley Perrette will show how LGBTQ love is making his…

Rounderwear's Rounderbum Lift Trunk and Padded Boxers

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We've just had the opportunity here at PinkBananaWorld.com and PinkieB.com to test out Rounderwear's latest in men's underwear, the Rounderbum Lift Trunk and Padded Boxer.



The Lift Trunk, designed to give our butts a little lift while we wear them, performs as promised.  It took everything and perked it up just enough to feel sexy again.  On top of that, they were incredibly comfortable as well.



We then gave the Padded Boxer a try and talk about a seamless fit!  Offering a little extra padding along with the lift, it gave our team an equally impressive enhancement to our figure all around.  Everyone here at PinkBananaWorld.com and PinkieB.com have a new addition to our favorite underwear list!

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Global Network of Black Pride, LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent & Harlem Pride are hosting the second Many Faces, One Dream Networking Mixer

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Global Network of Black Pride, LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent & Harlem Pride are hosting the second Many Faces, One Dream Networking Mixer during the Harlem Pride Monthly Mixer on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the ALOFT Harlem Hotel, 2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027.

Please save the date and join us as we welcome SHARON LETTMAN-HICKS, Executive Director of National Black Justice Coalition to Harlem during the 'Meet & Greet'.  She will discuss the program and announce our official New York City Community Outreach Partners.

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks has brought vision, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, political savvy, and strategic thinking to every endeavor she has attempted. She has the ability to bring talented people together to form cohesive leadership teams within organizations and build collaborative advocacy coalitions among very diverse stakeholders. A nationally-recognized leader, Sharon thrives on challenges and …

New Ballet Girls Celebrate As They Join West End Production Of Billy Elliott The Musical

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WIN A WALK ON PART TO PERFORM LIVE ON STAGE WITH THE CAST AT THE VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE 

This week thirty young dancers will take to the stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre as Ballet Girlsin the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Earlier this month the show announced the release of over new 570,000 tickets taking booking to 16 May 2015 during which time the internationally award-winning production will celebrate 10 years in the West End.
From this week, the ballet girls will be played by Niamh Ashley, Niamh Bennett, Macy Dyason, Morgan Hartley, Lauren Henson, Lydia Kalian, Darcey Littlefield, Natasha Pye, Caitlin Rosendale and Sophie Smart; Samantha Allison, Holly-Marie Davenport , Holly Duke, Ella Forman, Summer Jones, Eliza Love, Kiara-Jaide Mandoza, Emily Miles, Georgia Prentice, Lily Sitzia; and Chorlène Biron-Monnier, Samantha Delaney, Sophie Green, Esa Halil, Taila Halil, Allanah Martin Judge, Ellie Munden, Ellis O'Neill, Charlotte Ross-Gower and Brooke Wolpert.

“Standing on Ceremony - The Gay Marriage Plays” returns to the Annenberg Theater during Palm Springs Pride Weekend

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Nominated for 8 Desert Theatre League Awards including Best Production, Best Director, and Best Actor!

Two little words - “I do” - and suddenly your whole world changes. Don't miss this evening of new short plays conceived by Brian Shnipper and written by an A-list lineup of writers with 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 4 Obies, 1 Emmy® and 3 Tony® nominations, including Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moises Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, Jose Rivera, Paul Rudnick and Doug Wright. Be there as they offer their unique take on the moments before, during and after "I do." Witty, warm and occasionally wacky, these plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships and the often-hilarious power of love.

Standing on Ceremony, The Gay Marriage Plays returns to the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum for two performances only on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM.  The production has received eight Desert Theatre Leag…

Over 6,000 Expected at Out on the Mountain @ Magic Mountain Friday, September 20th

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Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual “Out on the Mountain” Gay Night returns this year on Friday, September 20, 2013.  The entire park goes gay for the night, which provides an safe and inclusive environment of fun for the LGBT community, with rides, dance party, and performers.

Out on the Mountain is the creation of Six Flags Magic Mountain and DJ Ray Rhodes started in 2008.  Over 6,000 people are expected to attended this sixth annual Southern California event of thrill rides and private gay party, while raising funds for local gay charities and organizations.  The entire park is closed to the general public for this private GLBT party from 6pm-1am.

"This is an exciting event to put on each year, where LGBT of all ages can enjoy an evening together with music, rides, and great fun," says DJ Ray Rhodes.  "While I've been a DJ all over North America as well as a club promoter for many years, this event still holds a special place in my heart because of how it helps al…

Incredible Story Finds A 'Placed Called Home' on the Big Screen

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ONE homeless LGBTQ (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Questioning) teen dies every FOUR hours on the street. SIX will die today! 

"A Place Called Home" by Burning Daylight Productions, Los Angeles, California is a hard hitting drama which is bound to 'set the world on fire'.  

"A Place Called Home" is a riveting film inspired by the over 600,000 currently homeless LGBTQ teens and former homeless LGBTQ teens who are part of the more than 9 million 'LGBTQ' adults in America alone and the struggles they endure - sometimes to the point of death -- because of their sexuality.  "Each story is as heartbreaking as the next" explained Sherry Kelly, the film's producer.  "Six homeless LGBTQ teens die on the street every day while politicians and religious groups debate their points of view and justify their appalling decisions. This is the story of anyone who has been discriminated against and hated because of who they are".

Set in pres…