Friday, October 10, 2008

Florida's Amendment 2 - It's Time to Type Politics

I normally don't discuss or review politics, but with the latest poll stating the 60% of likely voters to Vote For Amendment 2. It is time to take action and talk to friends and family in Florida about this issue.

Amendment 2 basically states:
“Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.”

Today, I saw a blog by someone called The Duke who noted...
Let us present ten principles on why defining marriage as between a man and a woman is critical to the health of our society and stength of our nation as outlined by the Witherspoon Institute:

1. Marriage is a personal union, intended for the whole of life, of husband and wife.
2. Marriage is a profound human good, elevating and perfecting our social and sexual nature.
3. Ordinarily, both men and women who marry are better off as a result.
4. Marriage protects and promotes the well-being of children.
5. Marriage sustains civil society and promotes the common good.
6. Marriage is a wealth-creating institution, increasing human and social capital.
7. When marriage weakens, the equality gap widens, as children suffer from the disadvantages of growing up in homes without committed mothers and fathers.
8. A functioning marriage culture serves to protect political liberty and foster limited government.
9. The laws that govern marriage matter significantly.
10. "Civil marriage" and "religious marriage" cannot be rigidly or completely divorced from one another.

Hmm, do you see what I see!

None of these arguements have anything to do with sex, but have everything to do with a Committed Relationship!!!

What blows my mind is that, for some reason people think that two men or two women can not have the same comittment as a man and a women.

I say it depends on the people.

Amendment 2 should NOT pass in FLORIDA, but in order to make sure it does not pass you and I have to tell people specifically to "Vote NO on Amendment 2"

If you commit to your partner and honor them with a loving relationship, why shouldn't you receive the same benefits as a married couple if something bad were to happen?

It is time to ask your friends and family to support you by Voting No on 2. Talk to them about what it means and share that it is important that this be voted down.

Please note 10 - 20% of the voting population is undecided on this issue and when undecided that tend to go conservative. So start talk about this Amendment now and when you do stay on topic, don't go to presidential politics.

Together we can stop Amendment 2.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

With Mannequins Closing Other Orlando Bars Target Thursday Night Crowd

Last Thursdays last call at Mannequins on Pleasure Island was bittersweet, the crowd was great, the music was rocking, all the bars were open, the revolving floor broke and the crowd had the energy of Gay Days.

And then it was over, but with the chant of one more song the DJ played another record and the crowd went wild. And then a home to many who have found friends and a safe haven to the outside world said good bye. While it was a sad farewell, life continues to move forward and so we must now look at what is next.

House of Blues has signed the Mannequins DJ.
Pulse is having a special Pulse Industry Night on Oct. 2nd
Those visiting Revolution will see a friendly Mannequins bartender

So who is likely to succeed in driving in the Mannequins crowd.

Based solely on location House of Blues has the best chance to become the new Disney cast member watering hole and it is free for Disney cast members. However all other HoB guests have to pay a $10 cover. I can always hope for a season pass, but I am unlikely to make the trip from downtown anymore.

As for Pulse and Revolution, it is hard to say which has the best chance for success. Pulse's Thursday night track record has been poor and Revolution remains very hit or miss. I guess I will need to check out each and report back to you.

No matter where you end up this Thursday, lift you glass and toast the good old days at Mannequins.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mannequins - Pleasure Island Closing

Disney announced that Pleasure Island, PI, nightclubs will be closing on September 27th after 19 years.

We wish everyone the best that we have gotten to know over the years.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gay Days Weather Report Men, Men, Men and Shower?

Well it is true it will be raining men's this weekend at Gay Days however this weekend looks to be a little drier and warmer than last year and after last year's Freeze Ball on Friday night. I am happy for the change.

Forecast:
Thursday Hi 93 Low 76 - slight chance of showers
Friday Hi 95 Low 74 - even less chance of showers (10%)
Saturaday Hi 95 Low 74 - 30 chance of T-storms
Sunday Hi 94 Low 74 - 20% chance of t-storms

Here is to a weekend of pool parties and great memories.

Pleasure Island 5 day Pass Option

Going to Pleasure Island tonight to lick off Gay Days, then here is some information you should be aware of.

1. Cover for a single bar is $10.95 and you must go to the enterance of Pleasure Island to purchase the ticket. You can't pay cash at the door!

Repeat you can NOT pay cash at the door.

2. Club Capacity will be reached and the overflow bar is Motion.

3. If you plan on going to more than one bar Mannequins, Motion, 8 Trax - then get the PI pass for all clubs for $21.95.

4. Last consideer the PI 5 for $25 (ask about it - I think they still have it), if you think you may return to Pleasure Island at some point this weekend or if we get bad weather like last year. this is a back up and can save you cash if you enjoy the island.

No Power, No AC, Yeah I am ready for Gay Days

What a morning, I was awaken by my bf who was about to turn in that he smelled smoke in the house. Shit it is 5:30 am, (he is a nightclub manager so he is up late) so the search for the cause was quickly narrowed down to the circuit breaker box which was hot to the touch.

Another "oh damn moment" well to make this short my place didn't burn but was on it's way I went 4 hours without power and now everything is fixed. Thank you. Even better my bf who works at the big event tonight, was able to sleep even with the lack of AC. I am so grateful.

Well I am more than ready to get this weekend started, hit an expo, get my tickets, a red shirt and go to PI tonight. Gay Days is here and I will keep you posted by taking photos and blogging.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

So You Want to Be a Porn Star!


Well you will have your opportunity to impress some Talent Scouts that will be in Orlando next week for Gay Days.

I just learned that Pulse nightclub is hosting a very hot Thursday night that should also be a ton to compete or hang out.

Here is what is going on next Thursday!
FabScout is coming to town to do a model search and if this is a dream, fantasy or you thought well the hell. I'm young, hung and a stud - then maybe this is for you.

In addition to this event which has a cash prize of $250 and maybe a career on many small screens.

We have learned the there will also be a sexy underwear contest and Drag Queens - Roxxxy Andrews and Blade mathews will be performing.

Here is next Thursday's cover - 21 and up $5, under $8

Good luck and bottom's up to America's Next Top Porn Star!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Gay Days Embarrassingly Gay?

While becoming more educated on Gay Days and the viewpoint and concerns of families and even gays that it has gone too far.

That Gay Days has gone from a Happy Meeting of friends at the Magic Kingdom to a who can be the gayest of them all, lub-a-thon and drug infested mess.

There I typed it, a little painful to write but perception becomes reality and some of the growing number of harsh critics are coming believe it or not from the gay community.

So how will you spend your Gay Days? Will you try and make the most obscene gesture or biggest make out kiss in front of 3, 4 and 5 years old just to place your video or photos on MySpace or YouTube.

Or will you take pride and joy that everyone is enjoying the park and the sense of community. I personally am just happy to be there and want to have a good time, but that doesn’t involve grabbing my boyfriend and making sure that everyone sees me. And yes, I know that not everyone does this, but why can’t we just have mutual respect for everyone gay and straight and not try to push people’s buttons.

Gays Days has also become one of the biggest party weekends in the country with that comes well sex and drugs. Well I hate to think I am old fashion, but I don’t care for drugs and I was actually embarrassed last year carrying a Wet - Premium Lube bag around.

I guess the message it sent me is we are the stereotype, but when you meet most regular guys it is not.

I guess what I am saying, be yourself during Gay Days but don’t go out of your way to make others uncomfortable just by being in your presence. For me Gay Days is a chance to be the best we can be, however I fear that the growing perception is that Gay Days may be gays at their worst. I hope that is not the case this year.

Cirque La Nouba has Performances during Gay Days

For the first time I can remember La Nouba - Cirque de Soleil show will be performing during Gay Days!

In years past this AMAZING show has been on break during Gay Days. I am not sure if it was seen as a poor week for ticket sales or if the cast gets to choose but it was never an option to see it during Gay Days.

Well I wanted to let you know because, no one is sure whether this is a one year test to see whether to see if it is profitable or if the expect to continue with the new schedule.

My Disney resources tell me that this is a test to see if the Gay Days crowd responds to the show being open. While the La Nouba performers enjoy being off durig Gay Days, I have also heard that many are very exciting to perform for friends coming in for the event.

Well if you have never seen La Nouba and only visit Orlando during Gay Days, make room for it on your list of things to do. Take a look at the full Gays Days schedule and see when you can go. It is a truely amazing show and time and time again took my breathe away.

Performances are held Tuesday - Saturday at 6 & 9 pm and there are no performances on Sunday or Monday.

If you really want to see soemthing special this year, check out La Nouba!

To see a full calendar of Gay Days events visit VisitGayOrlando.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Obama looking for Gay Days Volunteers

Senator Obama, our next President, (most likely, sorry Hilary) is looking for volunteers to work Gays Days Expos!

Are you an Obama fan, well now you can make a difference and volunteer to support Obama in 08!

For more information about volunteering and all the details.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Gay Days Misconceptions Remain a Reality

My eyes have been re-opened to the ugliness and confusion that surround Gay Days and gay people in general.

Maybe I have tolerant friends and family or live in a community that is a little more excepting than most, but my heart sinks a lot when people use broad terms to stereotype gay people and Gay Days.

On Yahoo Answers a women feared her children would see sex in the parks. My thoughts: Are you kidding? What a stupid question.

Other comments noted people will be all over each other and flaunting gayness. Hmm, I went last year and why I did see hugs and kisses, nothing was really over the top.

Also why looking at sites I ran across one Disney site that mention that Gays Days was booking well and I was happy to see this. However in reading the follow up comments I was thrown up that people think Disney sponsors the event, gay people have a mental disorder and how evil gay people are.

Well I couldn’t just let that pass without commenting, so I set them straight. Lol

And as I see these injustices on the web I will tackle them one by one and little by little we will reduce the ignorance and replace it with acceptance and understanding.

by GdaysBoi of Visit Gay Orlando

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Is Gay Days a Disney Event?

Is Gay Days a Disney Event?
Every year we hear this question and the answer is...


No Disney does not officially authorize nor promote the weekend.

The weekend which started out as a couple of hundred of local Disney fans together has grown into a major event.

It is similar to when College teams’s come to Orlando for bowl games and decides to have a Florida, Auburn, Michigan or Wisconsin days at a theme park and they tell all their fans to wear school colors. So when you walk around the park you feel connected to them even though you don’t know them.

Why Red?

Red was selected become it is easy to see. So friends attending the first year events, could wave and say hi to fellow gay guest, pretty much knowing that they were aware of the event.

At one point Disney tried to minimize the event and the result was it made the event bigger and stronger. And when it comes down to it, how could you stop the general public from attending your park, you can’t?

While some events occur on Disney property but many Gay Days events occur throughout the Orlando area. The Disney name has just been attached to the event based on past history and because the biggest and most attended event is going to Disney's Magic Kingdom on Saturday.

If you are coming to Gays Days in Orlando then vist my site Visit Gay Orlando for a complete list of events and activities for the weekend.

Visit Gay Orlando Launches with Complete Gay Days Schedule

Visit Gay Orlando launches with Gay Days schedule

After searching the web concerning Gay Days, few places online give you a full list of what events will occur at Gay Days in Orlando, however we have changed that.

You'll find a complete event list for all activities happening at Disney and around the the Orlando area including events by:
GayDays.com
One Mighty Weekend
Girls at GayDays.com
Girls in Wonderland

All in one place on a day by day schedule and a event type schedule, so you can quickly see what is happening at Gay Days and plan for a great weekend.

As we get more events from the local Orlando bars we will ad them to the list. You can view the complete Men's and Women's Gay Days Event Schedule here

We also will build out additional sections of the site in the coming weeks so all Orlando visitors can know where to find great things to do while on vacation.

We hope you enjoy our service and visit us again in the future.