Leather Pride comes to Fort Lauderdale Oct 10-13th, 2013

Get your leather out!  The Fourth annual Fort Lauderdale Leather Pride weekend kicks off on October 10. 

The theme this year is  a celebration of the past, present and future. Author Guy Baldwin is this year’s guest of honor.

Baldwin has been both participant and observer of the American leather scene since the mid-1960s. An acclaimed speaker, he is perhaps best known for his essays in Drummer magazine, many of which were collected in his 1993 book, “Ties That Bind.” His 2002 book SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude–Principles, Skills and Tools
now in its fourth printing, offers a compelling and controversial look at the inner dynamics of erotic servitude in the Master/slave dynamic.
Weekend run bags are available for $40. Run bags will be filled with discounts with area businesses and will also include a Fort Lauderdale Leather Pride commemorative dog tag as your admission ticket to the Guy Baldwin interview discussion on “History Speaks” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 12at Bill’s Filling Station.
Then at 10 p.m. the mood changes from the past to the future when the after party begins! DJ Herbie James sets the mood for debauchery as he spins some deep sexual sounds and grinding bass.
Other festivities include a dungeon/play party, clothing-optional beach fun, a Sir/Slave auction, cocktail parties, pool parties and much more!
For more information, please visit FTLleatherpride.com/ 
or visit the Leatherwerks store.     (954) 761-1236

1226 NE 4TH Avenue    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

10 AM – 8 PM Mon – Thu
10 AM – 9 PM Fri – Sat
12 PM – 6 PM Sun

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Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival are October 10 -13, 2013

 A film festival wouldn’t be a festival if it weren’t for the visiting actors, filmmakers and the festivities surrounding the screenings. True to form, the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FLGLFF) promises an exciting variety of personalities and parties in conjunction with its fifth annual event, October 10 -13, at the newly remodeled Classic Gateway Theater in Ft. Lauderdale.

 

“The
heart of the film festival is, of course, what’s shown on the silver
screen. But afterward, the festival is all about being seen,” said Mark
Gilbert, chair of the FLGLFF board of directors. 


Following the Opening Night screening of G.B.F., lead actor Michael J. Willett,
whom the “Huffington Post” has called the “next break-out star” for his
performance in the film, will be the special guest for the G.B.F. Opening Night Party. An evening of
cocktails, burlesque and beats hosted at Stache, a “1920s Drinking Den” in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Master mixologists will be on hand to serve uniquely crafted cocktails and beer courtesy of Bud Light.  Sultry, sexy burlesque star Aurora Natrix will tantalize guests with her provocative show and then after her show, Stache’s popular resident DJ will provide the beats.

 

The party begins at 9:30 p.m. with the burlesque performance at 10 p.m.
sharp. Stache is located within Revolution Live at 109 SW 2nd Avenue,
Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets are $15 for the opening night film; $30 for the
film and after party; $20 for the after party only and include two drink
tickets and hors d’oeuvres by Chef Elisa Catering. Tickets are
available now at
www.flglff.com.

 PLUS LOTS MORE STARS AND EVENTS AT THE MAIN SITE!


The 5th
Annual FLGLFF features a dynamic lineup of feature films, documentaries
and short films and includes 37 films from 10 countries, many of which
are South Florida premieres. All film screenings will be held at the
Classic Gateway Theater at
1820 East Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. The entire festival schedule and ticket purchase links are at www.flglff.com.  

 

A
new film festival app is also available from the Apple Store for
iPhones and iPads and from Google Play for Android mobile devices. The
FLGLFF is endorsed by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &
Visitors Bureau, Office of Film & Entertainment.

 

The
mission of the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is to
produce events and programs that bring the LGBT community together
through film.  Coming into its fifth year as a stand-alone festival, the
2013 FLGLFF will feature films by, about, and for the lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender community.  Dates for the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale
Gay and Lesbian Film Festival are October 10 -13, 2013.  For more information, visit
www.flglff.com, or call 305-751-6305.

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Gay Fort Lauderdale Couple gets Immigration Benefits APPROVED!

Julian Marsh, left, poses with his husband Traian Popov, a Bulgarian graduate student, and their Yorkshire Terriers, Rosie, left, 4, and Phoebe, 4, at their home Monday in Fort Lauderdale. 

They are the first gay couple in the nation to have their application for immigration benefits approved after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, their lawyer says.
A Bulgarian graduate student and his American husband who live in Fort
Lauderdale are the first gay couple in the nation to have their
application for immigration benefits approved after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages, their lawyer said.  READ MORE  
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CODY EDWARD DIORIO, 22, MISSING in Florida

CODY
EDWARD DIORIO, 22, MISSING From LANARK VILLIAGE, FLORIDA Since
04/01/2013: The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance
with locating Cody Edward Diorio. Mr. Diorio was last seen in Lanark
Village on April 1st, at approximately 11:30 pm. His vehicle was found
on April 2nd, a short distance from his home.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigations at (850) 670-8500 or submit an online tip at this link: http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/viewMissingPerson-118071984.a

Please share Cody’s flyer with your friends. A online flyer is a excellent way to get the word out about a missing person. 

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South Florida Pridelines LGBT Youth Services “10 in 10” March 11 – March 21, 2013.

Pridelines Youth Services today announced its fourth annual “10 in 10” fundraising campaign that seeks to raise $10,000 in donations in 10 days between March 11 and March 21, 2013. Donations secured during the “10 in 10” campaign will help South Florida’s oldest LGBT youth serving agency expand its drop-in center services to meet the emerging needs of the local community.

“This year, the success of this campaign is essential to our success as an organization. We face an alarming rise in the youth we serve who are homeless or victims of bullying,” said Victor Diaz-Herman, executive director of Pridelines. “We are currently the de facto emergency shelter for LGBTQ youth in the county and we must expand our space to be able
to provide them with beds and support in a safe, nurturing environment.”  
 

In addition to housing, the money raised during the “10 in 10” campaign will allow the organization to provide daily hot meals to youth and emergency services for at-risk youth such as HIV/STI testing, suicide prevention and career services.

Pridelines youth activities also include special events such as CampOUT, Gay Disney, GSA Picnics, the annual same-sex “Youth Prom” and marching in the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade. 

There are several ways to donate to Pridelines “10 in 10” fundraising campaign. 

Donate online at www.pridelines.org; email a pledge to Victor@pridelines.org; mail a donation check to P.O. Box 014340, Miami, Florida 33101; or call the Pridelines office to make arrangements at (305) 571-9601.

 

 

Pridelines
Youth Services is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
created by gay youth for gay youth and their allies in the wake of Anita
Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign.  Pridelines’ mission is
to support, educate and empower South Florida’s LGBTQ youth in a safe
and diverse environment as well as to foster dialogue and cultivate
social change.  Pridelines provides safe space, social support, skills
building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health
care and support services for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies
between the ages of 14 and 24. 

Located
in Miami Shores at 9526 NE 2nd Avenue, #104, Pridelines is located off
of two bus routes and is near I-95.  For LGBTQ youth unable to get to
Pridelines, the center offers satellite programs throughout Miami-Dade
County.  For more
information about Pridelines, call (305) 571-9601, or visit Pridelines.org.

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PrideFest Pride South Florida March 7-10th 2013

PrideFest / Pride South Florida gets bigger and bigger every year!
  March 9 and 10 in 2013 – Taste of Pride , Pride Comedy night and 2 days of Pride Fest!

 Pridefest (Pride South Florida) remains as the largest Pride Festival
in the state of Florida with thousands of  attendees and up to 250
vendors.

Pride South Florida is a 100% volunteer organization and all proceeds are donated to other local charities.  Pride South Florida

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Winter Party Volunteers Needed

WINTER PARTY  March 6-11 in Miami!
 
A lot of dedicated volunteers have been
working very hard to help make this year’s festival one of the best that we have seen.  But we require a group of 500 dedicated volunteers to fill over 750 shifts throughout the week.   The Festival would not be a
success without our volunteers!!!
 
I wanted to let you know that we have just launched the Volunteer Application page for 2013 on the Winter Party website, and I wanted to give you the opportunity to sign up for shifts now, before the rush in February.
 
If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s Festival, go to the Winter Party website:
 
Click the “apply” link and from this page you
will be able to choose specific times and shifts for the various events during the Festival.
  Complete and submit
the online application, and a member of the Festival
Committee will be in touch with you.

Remember, if you volunteer for at least two shifts, you will receive a FREE ticket to the annual Beach
Party and admission to our first dance event at Score!
 
Hope to see you at the Festival! 
 
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Small Dog Adoptions June 9

Small dogs in need of homes!
June 9th    !!  ph. 954-777-DOGS

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Bear Week in Fort Lauderdale May 10-14


BeachBear Weekend will hit the sands of Fort Lauderdale, May 10-14 2012,
bringing hot men from around the world to experience all the top gay men’s destination has to offer. Long the muscle bear capital of the east coast, Fort Lauderdale is like a gay cruise that doesn’t leave port. From world-class beaches to wild nightlife, the bears and their friends will find their sunny. The host hotel and its beautiful pool bar, overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach will be the sexy center of activity for the men who want to bask in the sun and cruise the sea of beefy muscle. 

 

BeachBear Weekend has been created to showcase the healthy outdoor lifestyle enjoyed in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The events over the course of the week will focus on the beach, surf, exercise, and of course some of the hottest parties anywhere.

 

Proceeds from this event will benefit Sunserve- a 501 (3) (c) corporation.  Their mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on the economically disadvantaged, marginalized youths, and senior adults in Greater Fort Lauderdale.  Additionally designated is Abandoned Pet Rescue, Broward’s largest no kill animal shelter.

 

The bars and events for the weekend will include Ramrod, Boom, The Manor, Wilton Bier Garden, The Depot Cabaña Bar and Grill, and Scandals. In addition to the muscle packed pool parties and bar nights, there will be alternative activities as well, including sunrise meditations on the beach, personal trainers leading fitness classes, and watersports.  Also planned are boat excursions for the more adventurous, a vendor fair, and meeting space set aside for Friends of Bill W. 

 

BeachBear Weekend was created by Chad Bush, Bob Young and Shannon Spotts.  Young was a founder of the successful LazyBear Weekend at the Russian River in Northern California. The organizers hope BeachBear Weekend will have significant economic impact for Greater Fort Lauderdale. 

 

For more information log onto: Beachbearweekend.com  

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