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As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individual, you are faced with many unnecessary challenges. One of which is related to receiving treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. You may not feel comfortable seeking treatment through traditional means, which can have a negative impact on the progress you make.
Drug abuse and addiction continue to present challenges for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. There is not much research available regarding actual statistics and data, but it is believed that the rate of substance abuse is higher within the LGBT community than the general population.
A gay boy, a kickstarter campaign and an idea! Last year Matt Sauve had an idea for an innovative party game for gays and allies that will have you laughing, drinking, and doing random yoga poses.
The Gayme is an innovative party game that consolidates the gay lifestyle and coming-of-age experience into hundreds of stimulating cards. The best part is anyone can play! LGBT or ally, it doesn’t matter.
There are 500 unique cards, each crafted to promote bonding, story-telling, and maybe a bit of intoxication. Unlike traditional games, The Gayme changes each time you play. You can play with 2 players or 20, it’s versatile. You can play in your kitchen, in your bed, at your mom’s house, in a bar: all you need is a surface, drinks, and people!
Created by Matt Sauve ( 3rd guy to the right in picture), 2-20 players can play and a game runs around 60-90 minutes.
- All players have a beverage
- Each player takes a turn picking a card, reading it out loud, & doing what it says
- Most cards are normal All Play without a title, meaning anytime that a card applies to you, you play.
- All Play cards with a title include: Question, Categories, Storytime
- Individual & Rule cards refer to the person reading the card
- Trivia cards are for the person sitting directly across from you
Matt invented The Gayme in 2012 when he discovered a lack of “social lubrication” at a party he was hosting. Originally hand-written on colored notecards, The Gayme’s popularity at college parties encouraged Matt to start his own company. He spends his spare time entertaining his friends and constantly conjuring new Gayme cards. Each card has been carefully crafted to promote bonding, story-telling, and laughter.
It’s clever, cute and fun! ORDER today for $25!
Another delicious winner from Pinnacle vodka!
The only vodka with over 40 playful flavors!
Celebrate LGBTQ PRIDE and the strides that the community has made over the decades (especially the last few years) with a quick, tasty cocktail everyone can enjoy. Perfect for gay pride month! Perfect for a house party punch!
Check out Pinnacle® Pride Punch recipe video here.
Distilled five times for smoothness, this vodka leaves no doubt as to why it’s considered a classic.
Whether in a shot, a simple mixed drink, or a finely crafted cocktail, the original Pinnacle® vodka gives you nothing but the best.
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Most of you may be too young, but in the late 70’s the LGBT Community called for a boycott of Coors, that lasted for years!
While BOTH actor Gary Sinise, and FOX News Anchor Bret Baier,have cancelled, Pete Coors, the Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company along with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and NYC Archbishop Timothy Dolan, are still planning to headlining the annual conference of the Catholic Legatus organization that harbors very hateful views on gays, supports “gay conversion” therapy and calls same-sex attraction a ‘disorder’.
The Coors family still supports extreme right wing anti-gay groups and politicians to this day through their foundations and individual Coors family members who profit from the brewery. Coors wants lesbians and gay men to buy their beer so they can use the profits to fund right wing attacks on our civil rights.
Beneficiaries of the Coors’ largesse include: The Heritage Foundatio. The Center for the Study of Popular Culture, David Horowitz’ far right wing group. Horowitz has written demagogically, blaming gay men for the spread of AIDS and The Council for National Policy, a group of far right wing anti-gay bigots include and have included Pat Robertson, Phyllis Schlaffly, Jerry Falwell, Oliver North, Gary Bauer, Ralph Reed, Ed Meese, Lon Mabon and Sen. Jesse Helms.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – On Tuesday May 13th, restaurateur and reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump (pictured above with husband Ken Todd and “Giggy”) opened the gates of PUMP Restaurant–Bar-Lounge-Garden at an exclusive private opening.
Celebrity guests such as Real Housewives stars Joyce Giraud, Carlton Gebbia, her good friend Lance Bass, Flipping Out star Jenni Pulos along with WeHo socialite Bobby Trendy, TV stars Ross Mathews & Jai Rodriguez and the Mayor of West Hollywood, John D’Amico, were transported to Lisa’s “enchanted garden” where they mingled, enjoyed scrumptious passed hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks like the “Pumptini” all served by PUMP’s stunning staff.
WeHo’s newest hotspot at the very gay corner of Robertson & Santa Monica Blvd is now taking reservations for dinner seating with weekend brunches coming soon.
Call (310) 657-7867 (P-U-M-P)
Open table: http://www.opentable.com/pump-lounge
Address: 8948 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Photos by Phil Lobel/Lobeline Communications –
cool £15,500 GBP (approximately $24,943 USD) on a made-to-order basis.
Furthermore, Jeff Koons has designed limited edition Dom Perignon boxes,
pictured above, to celebrate his collaboration with the champagne
lot of collectors, people who are already involved with my work, will
give these as gifts to their friends.” A bargain when you consider the
recent news that Koons’s Balloon Dog is estimated to sell at auction this November for $35 to $55 million.
STOLI could be in a little hot water. Some LGBT groups are already calling for a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia. Now, Vodka. Gay drink lots of Vodka! But Stoli has also been a supporter of the LGBT community…
Queer Nation has organized a boycott of Russian vodka.
From their statement:
In light of the Putin regime’s attacks on the LGBT community, Queer Nation is calling for a worldwide boycott of Russian vodka.
Do not buy or drink Russian vodka: Brands
include Russian Standard and Stolichnaya. Demand that bar owners do not
buy or serve Russian vodka. Ask your favorite club promoters, DJs, and
entertainers to insist that Russian brands are not served in the venues
in which they perform.
It’s time to target Russia. Dump Russian vodka!
Stoli has shown support to LGBT community in the past – is a boycott the answer, to send a message to Russian Government? At first, I wasn’t sure it was the right choice – but now I do – even though Stoli has shown support to the gay community, the Russian government still shares in Stoli’s profits. We MUST put pressure where we can, so they stop this madness over there!
Dan Savage, columnist, author, and founder of the It Gets Better Project, published an article in Seattle’s independent newspaper The Stranger on Wednesday titled
“Why I’m Boycotting Russian Vodka,” urging gay bars to stop serving the
brand and others like Russian Standard, Shustov, Starka, and Stolnaya.
“[T]here is something we can do right here, right now, in Seattle and
other U.S. cities to show our solidarity with Russian queers and their
allies,” wrote Savage on Wednesday. “And to help to draw international
attention to the persecution of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans
people, and straight allies in Putin’s increasingly fascistic Russia:
DUMP RUSSIAN VODKA.”
The SPI Group, which owns Stolichnaya Vodka, contacted The Advocate
today to release an open letter to the LGBT community. The statement
stressed that Stoli “firmly opposes such attitude and actions” committed
by the Russian government and continues to be a “fervent supporter and
friend” of the community, pointing to past endorsements of Pride events
and LGBT organizations.
The statement claimed that the Luxembourg-based company is not
affiliated with the Russian government, and that the vodka’s production
is divided between Russia and Latvia.
JUST when you think you have heard it all! Wine and your favorite movie snack have joined forces (cue in
celebratory orchestra music) to bring you the perfect drunkie munchie
to sneak into your next movie outing.
This wine-infused popcorn is meant to be paired with the wine it’s made
with, which is probably a hint that you can’t get drunk off the popcorn
Is there such a thing as TOO BIG??
to become the world’s largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive will mark
its official grand opening in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 15, 2013, just
in time for summer vacation season.
has become a ‘must attend’ attraction for members of the LGBT
community, both for locals and those visiting Las Vegas,” said Richard
Brower, director of LGBT marketing for Caesars Entertainment. “Our
commitment to our LGBT employees, guests and neighbors is strong,
including being the only casino company with a 100% on the Human Rights
Campaign Corporate Equality Index for six years running. We are
delighted to partner with Krave to continue bring exemplary LGBT
entertainment experiences to Las Vegas.”
enormous 80,000-square-foot venue will present party-goers with five
themed dance rooms, each marked with its own individual design and
state-of-the-art sound system, LED lighting, high-tech laser equipment,
high output CO2 blasts and huge video walls. Are there enough gay and gay friendly people in Las Vegas to seriously fill a space this big??
will also feature three separate bars, a martini lounge, a members-only
VIP lounge, a gay comedy club, a performing arts theater, a retail
store, a multi-purpose
room, a lesbians-only dance lounge and Guest House Theaters, the
country’s only LGBT movie theater, which will be run by leading film
production and distribution company Guest House Films. Seriously?? I just can’t imagine the size of it all!
like its sister club, Drink & Drag – the country’s first drag queen
bowling alley, which opened last May, Krave Massive is expected to also
become a major draw for downtown Las Vegas and will be opening on the
third level of Neonopolis (450 Fremont St.), neighbored by recent
tenants that include the Heart Attack Grill, Denny’s on Fremont,
Rockstar Tattoo and the recently announced Liberace Museum.
read more at best gay las vegas
HOW DO YOU CURE A HANGOVER?
You PREVENT IT with BYTOX.
HOW GREAT IS THIS?!
Perfect this time of year, when many of us over-indulge.
Be prepared for the biggest drinking time (as in alcoholic consumption) of the year. As you know, New Year’s Eve and holiday parties are a time when we celebrate the past year and look forward to the upcoming one, but most of the time these wonderful parties are mostly just a fog in your memory.
Let me introduce you to Bytox….the ultimate hangover remedy patch which will allow you to wake up the next morning with a clear memory and feeling good.
SO EASY TO USE! As you head out to your party, stick the patch on your body and just leave it on till the next morning.
specially-formulated Bytox hangover remedy patch effectively replenishes the
vital levels of vitamins and nutrients your body loses when you consume
alcohol. By enhancing and restoring these levels, Bytox reduces the physical
side effects of alcohol consumption. Use the patch before during or after your
night out for maximum relief from hangovers. The patch is 100% safe and really
works! I have used it and tested it with great results!
Bytox has zero calories and won’t irritate your stomach, so you
can party in style.
RESPONSIBLE: OBVIOUSLY, THE BYTOX PATCH DOES NOT REVERSE OR PREVENT SENSORY IMPAIRMENT IN
THE OPERATION OF MACHINERY OR VEHICLES AFTER ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.
For more information visit www.bytox.com. Get a package of 5 patches for about $15.00. Look for them on store shelves everywhere – order online.
DO NOT USE
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING, OR IF YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATION AND/OR HAVE A
MEDICAL CONDITION. DON’T
DRINK AND DRIVE. BYTOX IS NOT TO BE USED BY ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21.
What to serve?
Well don’t serve the same old spiked hot chocolate or mixed drink. This season get a new attitude and a new holiday spirit… SMIRNOFF Vodka Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodka. I tried these last night – and YUM! Both are awesome!
The world’s number-one selling and most awarded vodka brand created two decadent new flavors to offer adult consumers a line of premium spirits that are fun, sophisticated, and cleverly wicked. Both SMIRNOFF Whipped Cream and SMIRNOFF Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodkas are available nationwide at local retailers with a suggested retail price of $12.99 per 750mL bottle (prices may vary per market).
Epitomizing the decadent side of sweets, SMIRNOFF Whipped Cream flavored vodka possesses a seductive aroma that compliments its smooth whipped cream taste. SMIRNOFF Fluffed Marshmallow’s refreshing and airy scent is met with the subtle sweetness of confection—qualities that exemplify the innocent side of a favorite indulgent dessert.
Add some WHIPPED to your coffee – with a splash of Kahlua.
Add some Marshmallow to your hot cocoa, for a smooth winter warmer.
Created from SMIRNOFF No. 21™, both SMIRNOFF Whipped Cream and SMIRNOFF Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodkas deliver a smooth, creamy taste and sweet flavor that can be enjoyed as a shot or as the key ingredient in cutting-edge cocktails.
“I can’t decide whether I am more naughty or nice, and maybe that’s why I’m partnering with SMIRNOFF. I may just be a little of both,” said Amber Rose, model, nightlife maven and judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. SMIRNOFF’s new Whipped and Fluffed flavors will no doubt add a little thrill to a night out.”
No matter how you choose to celebrate, SMIRNOFF reminds you to please do so responsibly.
And if you throw summer parties,
YOU NEED THIS!
DUAL WAVE BLENDER
by Hamilton Beach!
I like chocolate…he likes strawberry. We dirty the blender twice and have to wait for each other to finish.
Summertime…making margarittas! Ahhhhhh. but wait, after I pour 4 or 5, I have to make ANOTHER batch!
ENTER the Dual Wave Blender! From top to bottom, the Hamilton Beach® Dual Wave™ Blender is all about versatility and power. Versatility because it’s a blender that’s perfect for making drinks for a crowd and then it’s a personal blender that lets you customize and blend two different drinks at once. Power because it doubles up with two sets of blades and two motors for a variety of blending and serving options.
That means less time blending and more time mingling with guests. With its convenient dispensing spout in place, drinks are served right into glasses, or for traditional pouring, the dishwasher-safe spout can be removed and capped off. When the party’s over and it’s time for one or two servings, the Dual Wave™ blender is ready to make two totally different recipes.
How about a strawberry smoothie for you and a chocolate milkshake for the little one? That’s easy. With two blending stations, each with individual speed dial and blade set, one or two drinks can be blended at a time, exactly the way each needs to be. If all this blending power and versatility isn’t enough, the Dual Wave™ blender is also equipped with a high-performing Dual Wave~Action® system. This ensures that your ingredients are thoroughly blended for smooth results and no ice chunks every time.
Why didn’t they think of this before? About $80 at Amazon.
Hamilton Beach 52145H Dual Wave Versatile Blender, Black
keeps asking what I want for Christmas –
and that I AM SO HARD TO BUY FOR!
Well look no further –
Limited edition DOM PERIGNON bottles created in tribute to the great American artist, Andy Warhol.
Sure, his iconic works may have been signified by more mundane items like Campbell’s soup cans, but that hasn’t stopped this top-tier bubbly from paying homage to Warhol. Upholding their intense focus to detail, the famous Champagne house commissioned the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design to reinterpret their iconic bottle.
The bottle is almost black in color, and the shield-shaped label comes in distinctly pop art red, blue, or yellow, paying homage to Andy’s flare. The box is a work of art unto itself with shadows and reflection taking on vivid color like a tableau of Marilyn Monroes.
The end result is three unique collector bottles that feature bright label colors loved by Warhol in his work.
Supplies will be limited and are expected to arrive at wine shops around the us THIS MONTH! About $199.
we were invited to the
new Chambord Vodka launch party!
The party took place at EPIC restaurant downtown CHICAGO on their rooftop terrace area. Chambord, the world-renowned black raspberry liqueur, introduces a groundbreaking new taste experience in Chambord Flavored Vodka.
The exquisite taste of Chambord Flavored Vodka is the result of fine ingredients and a delicate process that forms a perfect balance of premium quality French vodka and extraordinary black raspberry flavor.
Chambord Flavored Vodka delivers the floral aromatics of the hibiscus flower with notes of vanilla, white chocolate and the distinctive flavor of the original Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, delivering a unique and satisfying taste experience when enjoyed straight or in a wide variety of cocktails.
They sampled a delicious Fleur De Lis ™, made with 2 oz Chambord Flavored Vodka,
3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur, 2 oz Lemonade, 1 oz Cranberry Juice. DELICIOUS!
They also served delicious food accented with the rich raspberry Chambord liqueur! There are LOTS of things you can do with Chambord !
DID YOU KNOW?
According to legend, in 1685 King Louis XIV visited Château Chambord, where he enjoyed a marvelous liqueur made from wild raspberries. This liqueur inspired the spirit that today is known as Chambord Liqueur Royale de France. The rich heritage of the Liqueur Royale is now celebrated in the reintroduction of Chambord, the world-renowned black raspberry liqueur for the modern mixologist.
Check it out Chambord and Chambord Vodka !
And watch for a Chambord party in your city!