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HOW HALLOWEEN BECAME A GAY HOLIDAY PART 3   Leave a comment

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COME ON DOWN AND JOIN US–PARTY TIME

MANY EVENTS HAPPENING IN SOUTH FLORIDA!

MORE THAN YOU CAN GET TO IN ONE NIGHT!

http://www.clubzone.com/halloween1/miami-halloween-parties

 

FOR THE BIGGEST PARTY OF ALL

http://www.jumponmarkslist.com/us/fl/fll/events/wicked-wilton-manors-gay-halloween.php

Wicked Manors 2013 in Wilton Manors, FL

Author:
Carrie Fowler
Curator:
Michael Newlin
Join the gang from Mark’s List when South Florida’s favorite LGBT Halloween event returns to Wilton Drive on October 31, 2013. Don’t worry, you’ll find your zombie prince – This years theme is “Walking Dead on the Drive”! So many options, so little time. Whether you want to be a zombie princess or a ghostly ghoul, start planning your Wicked Manors Halloween costume today. The event will be bigger and better than ever with Halloween Costume contests and entertainment throughout Wilton Manors. As in past years Wilton Drive will be closed during the event. This year’s event is being brought to you by the City of Wilton Manors and The Pride CenteratEquality Park . The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will benefit the vital programs and services of The Pride Center. The always-entertaining Miss Misty Eyez will serve as hostess on the main stage throughout the evening. The event has been called Wicked Wilton and Manors Masquerade in recent years and returns to its Wicked Manors name this year.

This year’s Walking Dead on the Drive event includes 8 Costume Contests throughout the evening on the Main Stage. There will also be costume contest in the individual bars and nightclubs along the drive.
7:00 pm – Kid’s Costume
7:30 pm – Pet Costume
8:00 pm – Dead Celebrity Lookalike
8:30 pm – Best Sex Appeal
9:00 pm – Best Drag/Crossdressing
9:30 pm – Most Unique or Outrageous
10:00 pm – Best Group Costume
10:30 pm – Walking Dead Theme Costume Grand Prize
You may enter the contests by showing up to the Mainstage Contestant Area 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time listed above.
There will be a Contest Coordinator who will determine if your costume meets the criteria for the contest category you would like to enter. Winner of each contest will be determined by crowd applause level as deemed by the emcee.

Thriller Flash Mob

Be part of Wicked Manors history this year as a performer in the First Annual Wicked Manors THRILLER FLASH MOB! REGISTER USING THIS LINK to perform on the street at the Mainstage of Wicked Manors for thousands of costumed revelers!! We will be holding open rehearsals starting Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Pride Center at Equality Park. Please review the entire rehearsal schedule as we highly encourage you attend all of the rehearsals to get yourself prepared for this truly amazing experience! The THRILLER FLASH MOB will be performing at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm at the Mainstage surrounded by literally thousands of costumed Halloween revelers! Other performances may be scheduled throughout the night so be prepared to SPONTANEOUSLY BURST INTO DANCE when you hear that classic MJ Halloween Hit!

Posted October 31, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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HOW HALLOWEEN BECAME A GAY HOLIDAY PART 2   Leave a comment

HALLOWEEN IS A NATIONAL GAY HOLIDAY!!!

(APROPOS OF THE HOLIDAY I HAD A SPIDER BITE MY RIGHT ELBOW AND MY ARM HURT SO BADLY I HAD TO GET TO THE DOCTOR!!)

THE FIRST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SOULS AT THE RIVERFRONT IN FORT LAUDERDALE– COME ON DOWN AND PARTY!

THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF THE HOLIDAY WILL TAKE PLACE IN WILTON MANOR ‘NEXT DOOR’ TO FORT LAUDERDALE–ALL ABOUT IT TOMORROW–NOT TOO LATE FOR YOU TO GET DOWN HERE AND JOIN THE FESTIVITIES!

 

And, oh my, looked what they added for the holiday–I am going to have treats all week! Some witch must love me!

Carrot Crème Cake Or Fresh Made Carrot Bar Cake
7 count carrot cake truffles Save up to $2.00
$4.99 with Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card
 
Carrot Cake
Cake of the Month 8 inch, double layer Save up to $4.00
$9.99 with Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card


 
 Count Jumbo Carrot Cupcakes
two-bite mini carrot cupcakes or carrot cake roll Save up to $2.00
$2.99 with Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card

 

Count Jumbo Carrot Cupcakes

two-bite mini carrot cupcakes or carrot cake roll Save up to $2.00
$2.99 with Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card
   
   

THE FOLLOWING WILL TELL YOU ABOUT HALLOWEEN BEING A GAY HOLIDAY

http://whitecrane.typepad.com/gaywisdom/2007/10/halloween-the-g.html

 OR/AND

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irene-monroe/halloween-americas-gay-holiday_b_1034013.html

OR/AND

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/11/03/halloween-our-american-gay-holiday/

Just go to the above URLs and find out all about it!!

 

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Posted October 30, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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HOW HALLOWEEN BECAME A GAY HOLIDAY! PART 1   Leave a comment

There is a distinct difference between cross dressers, drag queens and the neighbors who put a lamp shade on their head for Halloween. And neither catagory necessarily means the person is gay or has a sexual identity problem. I don’t profess to be an expert on any of these subjects though I have enjoyed Jim Bailey as Barbra Streisand in his one man show in Las Vegas. I am not a fan of ‘Dame Edna’ but I loved Charles Pierce and who didn’t laugh at Flip Wilson as Geraldine?

Since ancient days men have gone on stage dressed as women and the Shakespearean era was known for not allowing women on stage. There is an excellent movie starring Billy Crudup and Claire Danes with the latter playing female figures such as Desdemona on stage until the king decrees that women can do stage roles . There was also “Shakespeare in Love” where Gwyneth Paltrow had to play a young man auditioning for the role of Romeo. Who hasn’t laughed at Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag in “Some Like It Hot” or enjoyed Dustin Hoffman as “Tootsie”?

What does all this have to do with Halloween being a Gay holiday? What follows is MY experience and what I observed over the years. Now I haven’t been into a gay bar in years so I don’t know if this Halloween we will still see hundreds of Judy Garlands and Nuns but at one time both were a symbol of the holiday.

In the 1950s and 1960s many States had laws on the books–and some probably still do–that a man could not dress as a woman or he could be arrested. In fact I went to a number of bars, called the Bird Circuit, in New York where men where not allowed to touch each other. Some had dancing in a back room and if a bartender thought a customer looked suspicious, like a plainclothesman, he would flick the lights in the backroom from a switch under the bar and the men would immediately stop dancing.

Back then there were infamous drag balls in Harlem that were known far and wide attended by many socialites. The costumes were outrageous, each one more glamorous than the next one and though illegal it went on without a hitch. Dressing up in costume for Halloween became high art and some of the grandest balls were held that night.

I vaguely remember being in the Faision D’Or bar one Halloween sort of surprised by all the women who were in there–hey I was young back then–only to slowly became aware it was men. Living in New York drag shows were nothing new and in fact there was a nightclub that catered to tourists where the cast was all men dressed as women except for one woman dressed as a man. Yes even back then drag was an accepted form of entertainment.

I don’t remember the name of the bar on Miami Beach that was off LIncoln Road on Alton Road that in the early 1960s did drag revues and a few blocks south was the famous Jewel Box Revue that traveled all over the USA and would be nodded to by the character Paul in “A Chorus Line” in 1975.

There being drag in New York and Florida really didn’t surprise me but I was surprised to find a drag bar–don’t remember the name–in Memphis, Tennessee, when I moved there in 1969. I, also, remember the high caliber , finely polished drag show I saw in Sidney, Australia, a few years later where it was all live music including the singing but that’s another blog.

Halloween as a big gay holiday hit home to me when I moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1979 and went to The Sandpiper nightclub that October 31. At that time we had 4 different gay magazines/bar guides/newspapers and the ‘Best Costume’ events were being held in every bar–gay or nongay–but the biggest awards/ prizes were in the gay bars. That was the night I thought the whole world was made up of Judy Garland!

(TO BE CONTINUED)

Posted October 29, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN & FOR AN EXTRA BOO WATCH THE VIDEO!!!   Leave a comment

and for something really scary imagine this woman voting!

http://tinyurl.com/8qxp84e

Posted October 31, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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