Archive for September, 2009

GOING OUT: Hard Candy One-Year Anniversary and G3 Soiree

September 30, 2009

What happens when two big, fabulous events collide? KABAAM! More fabulousness!

Hotel Nightclub and G3 Illustrated are joining forces to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Hard Candy, Hotel’s gay entertainment night aimed at the GLBTQ community and G3’s monthly soiree, which has had a steady following.

This event is going to be BIG. Why? Well, for one Onch Movement is going to be there, along with Stephen Hampton from MTV’s Paris Hilton’s My New BFF. And then DJ Syimone and the Ladykillers are also going to be DJing, so the music will be off the chain. Oh, and did I mention that the event has NO cover?

Bring your friends and dress to impress, red carpet style! If you want to reserve a table, call Daniel Cole at (502) 548.4082 or send him an email. This will surely be a gay night!

WHEN:
Tomorrow, October 1
8 PM – 4 AM

WHERE:
Hotel Nightclub
410 S. Fourth Street

HOW MUCH:
Free

The University of Lousiville’s PRIDE Week and more!

September 23, 2009

I definitely take the blame for not blogging about this earlier, but the University of Louisville’s Pride Week is this week, with LOTS of great events.

It’s not too late to get involved. A complete schedule is listed, but the keynote event will be an address by transgenders activist Calpernia Adams and Andrea James on Thursday, 7-9 PM in the Humanities building, room 100, with an after party immediately following at Starbase Q.

Check out the Facebook events and the full schedule below!

Monday, September 21
11:30 AM-2 PM
Pride Kickoff Cookout with music, LGBT vendors, free Pride shirts, and more!
West Lawn, Red Barn

Tuesday, September 22
12 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Why Gender Neutral Restrooms Matter
Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice
Ekstrom Library

7-9 PM
Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales
Starring E. Patrick Johnson
Strickler 101

Wednesday, September 23
11:30 AM
International Tea/Lunch
LGBT Issues Abroad
Cultural Center

3 PM
Women’s and Gender Studies Fall Lecture Series
Dr. Yaba A. Blay
“Rude gon Batty: The Paradox in Dancehall Masculinity”
Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

7-9 PM
CommonGround Parents Night with PFLAG
Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room

Thursday, September 24
5-7 PM
LGBT Alumni Reception
University Club
Hosted by Kentucky Fairness Alliance and Mark England

7 -9 PM
Pride Keynote Address by Calpernia Addams and Andrea James
Humanities 100

9 PM
After Party for Calpernia and Andrea
Hosted by Sienna
Starbase Q (21 and over)

Friday, September 25
12-1 PM
Pride Interfaith Service
Interfaith Center

2 PM
Women’s and Gender Studies Maddox Prize Lecture
“Contemplatively (Re)Visioning the Transsexual Self: Gender as Transformative Exercise in Calpernia Addams”
Brice Nordquist
Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

9-11:30 PM
Pride Wrap Up Dance Party
Red Barn

Sunday, September 27
11 PM
Pride Service
Community Empowerment Center
1036 Euclid Avenue

Tuesday, September 29
12 PM
Keys to the Door: ENDA, Transgender Identity, and Community
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law
Hosted by the Law School Diversity Committee and the Lambda Law Caucus

TONIGHT: Concert for Fairness at the Metropolitan Community Church

September 19, 2009

If you’ve got no plans tonight, the Metropolitan Community Church is throwing a concert. In celebration of the Fairness Ordinance’s 10th anniversary, MCC is hosting an awesome night of music for the Fairness Campaign.

Whether you’re into contemporary to smooth jazz, the concert will be a lot of fun and is open to all. The event is free, so come out for a night of celebration and show support for our faith-based allies!

WHEN:
Tonight, 8-11 PM

WHERE:
Metropolitan Community Church
1432 Highland Ave

GOING OUT: Tonight – A Walk to Remember at HOTEL

September 10, 2009

HOTEL Nightclub will be hosting a special Hard Candy event tonight for the Louisville AIDS Walk, which takes place on Sunday. While the events are normally free, all attendees are expected to donate a minimum of $5, to help benefit the AIDS Walk. If you have been reading the blog, the Walk has suffered from a huge drop in sponsorships, so they need all the help they can get.

AIDS Walk representatives will be there if you want to sign up (it’s not too late  to donate or register either, please visit the Web site to do so). DJ Syimone will also be spinning and $4 Absolut Vodka specials are on the cocktail list, so come on out and support a good cause!

WHEN:
Tonight, September 10
11 PM – 4 AM

WHERE:
HOTEL Nightclub
410 South 4th St

HOW MUCH:
$5 (suggested donation)

UPCOMING: Fairness Campaign endorses National Equality March, October 10-11, 2009

September 9, 2009

Fairness Campaign has endorsed the National Equality March, set to take place on October 11th, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The march, sparked by the long-time activist and Harvey Milk confidant Cleve Jones, is set to be one of the biggest events this year targeting gay and lesbian rights.

The march will be one of a kind, with various groups and progressive organizations from legislative districts around the country joining together to demand equal protection in every area of civil law. The event will deal with a wide range of issues, from the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, adoption rights, Hate Crimes legislation and more. The march is being put together by Equality Across America, a new community organizing group focused on GLBTQ rights. The goal: declaring equal rights for all.

You can be a part of this once in a lifetime event! Fairness is offering travel and hotel packages, all aimed at making it affordable for you to go. Details are listed below. Folks of all ages and all backgrounds are will be there, as the event will truly be a monumental and inspiring one.

PRICE:
Bus + Four People per Room = $121
Bus + Three People per Room = $128
Bus + Two People per Room = $140
Bus + One Person per Room = $225
Bus Fare ONLY (NO hotel accommodations) = $75

HOTEL LOCATION:
Washington Plaza Hotel
Ten Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005

*Bus reservations established upon receipt of $75 by check, cash or credit card. Hotel fees and charges paid upon checkout at hotel. Charges can be split among attendees.

The deadline to reserve your seat is September 18 at 5 PM. Please email Kyle Riggs or call (502) 893-0788.

Also, if you do need help paying for the trip, Fairness is offering grants up to $50 to help you out. But you better hurry, grants are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Supporters can also donate $150, $250 and $500 to become official sponsors of the event.

For more info, please visit Fairness’s Facebook event or the Equality Across America Web site.

GOING OUT: Tonight – Mokha Madness at Starbase Q

September 3, 2009

Get your weekend off to a head start and head downtown! The mesmerizing  Mokha Montrese, one of Louisville’s dazzling drag performers, is putting on a show tonight at Starbase Q, along with a line up of performers from around the area. All proceeds go to benefit Ms. Mokha in the upcoming Miss Continental 2010, a regional contest for the state’s best drag stars.

Don’t know what to expect? Check this diva out!

WHEN:
Tonight, 11:30 PM – 4 AM

WHERE:
Starbase Q
921 W Main St (Free parking on Main and 10th St)

HOW MUCH:
$3 (21+ only)