Jamie Lee Curtis says she supports outing closeted anti-gay lawmakers

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Jamie Lee Curtis, photo via Curtis’ Facebook page.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has told an interviewer she supports the outing of closeted lawmakers who advocate for anti-LGBTQ causes.

During an interview in support of her knew film, “Knives Out,” the longtime LGBTQ ally told Chris Azzopardi of Pride Source that she normally views sexuality as a private matter, saying, ““I don’t think it’s anybody’s business what people’s sexuality is, to be perfectly honest.”

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PHOTOS: Halloween was scary, good fun at Parliament House

By : Danny Garcia
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ORLANDO | Even with Halloween being on a Thursday this year, crowds packed into the Parliament House in Orlando Oct. 31 to show off their costumes, as well as participate in the club’s weekly Latin Night party and Bearoke in the Bear Den.

The main pool stage was the location for the night’s $3,000 grand prize costume contest. The final two consisted of Saturday night’s costume contest runner-up, Maleficent — with an impressive wingspan — and “Game of Thrones” villain White Walker riding a dragon who breathed actual fire.

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Filmmaker Jaymes Thompson checks into ‘The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror’

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Whether your personal nightmare is a right-wing religious bigot with a knife, a mongoloid mutant slug-spawn in overalls or a low thread count, independent filmmaker Jaymes Thompson has the perfect B-movie for you. Assuming you like comedic horror.

Thompson is the writer, director and producer of MoDean Pictures’ 2007 cult classic “The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror,” in which he also co-stars. His independent production company exists to make films by, for and about the LGBTQ community in all genres, from comedic romances to science fiction.

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Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Ruth George and Liz Lopez

By : Tiffany Razzano
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For Liz Lopez, networking is a way of life. The Keystone Mastermind Alliance co-founder and CEO loves to connect with new people.

That’s why when Arizona native Ruth George moved to St. Petersburg in Sept. 2011 and joined the Good Old Girl Network, a meet-up group geared toward professional lesbians, she was the first to reach out to her. “Naturally, I’m the welcome wagon,” Lopez says.

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SPOOKY & GAY: a solo halloween show

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A queerly comedic Halloween show featuring songs, original stories and traditions all performed by award winning playwright / actor Bruce Ryan Costella.

St. Pete Equality Connection

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Join Equality Florida in the La Florida Ballroom at Red Mesa Cantina for a chance to mix, mingle, and introduce people to the work of Equality Florida. This is a great opportunity for our members, supporters of equality, and the St. Pete community to learn about the work of securing LGBTQ equality in Florida.

We will be highlighting and providing an update on the work we are doing through our Safe & Healthy Schools and Equality Means Business programs in addition to a very exciting drag performance!

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and festive Halloween décor! There will also be a raffle with fabulous prizes and specialty cocktail for purchase with proceeds going toward Equality Florida. There is no charge for this event, so please bring a friend!

PHOTOS: Costumed pups (and their two-legged friends) attend the Central Florida grand opening of A Ruff Day Bark Club

By : Danny Garcia
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ORLANDO | A Ruff Day Bark Club is the newest business in the Lake Nona area. Their grand opening open house was held Oct. 26 and welcomed pets, and their owners, to check out the amazing new digs.

After the official ribbon cutting took place, all four- and two-legged friends were invited to see the amenities the new business offers to pamper your pets, including luxury staycation suites, self dog-wash services and an observation lounge where pet parents can watch their pups have fun with their friends while partaking in a refreshing glass of wine or an ice cold beer.

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PHOTOS: Parliament House celebrates Halloween early with huge costume party

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ORLANDO | It was a dark and stormy night, well it was earlier in the evening, but once the clouds parted and the rain went away the Halloween revelers crowded Parliament House Orlando for a night of dancing, drinking and all around good scares Oct. 26.

Parliament House’s annual Halloween Costume Contest is notorious for bringing out some of Central Florida’s most creative people all itching to win the grand prize — $5,000 cold hard cash!

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Halloween 2019 events in Central Florida and Tampa Bay

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Whether you are looking for a spooktacular family-friendly outing or scares intended for adults, we have got you covered.

We gathered LGBTQ community and friendly events throughout Central Florida and Tampa Bay. We also took the liberty of listing costume contests throughout each area for those of you who are crafty and looking to earn a little cold hard cash and/or a few Halloween prizes.

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Halloween couple costume ideas for you and your pets

By : Jeremy Williams
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Every year we see romantic couples and groups of friends in their matching Halloween costumes, hitting the parties to show off. Wouldn’t we all rather couple up our costumes with our best friend in the world—our pet?

Pet costumes give you an excuse to hang out with your furry little friends on a night when all your other friends insist that you go out. Plus those outfits make your cute little pet even more adorable.

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Matthew McGee, Nick Smith revisit classic Halloween films

By : Jeremy Williams
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Do you remember the first time you watched your favorite Halloween movie? Maybe your first paranormal cinema experience was 1984’s “Ghostbusters.” Perhaps you feel better connected to the campy goodness of 1993’s “Hocus Pocus.”

Films like these, seen through our youthful eyes, seem like they should be placed on pedestals and cherished forever, but do they hold up as adults? We asked the “Gate Keeper” Matthew McGee and “Key Master” Nick Smith to review classic films from last century to find out.

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Entertainers Daphne Ferraro, Chi Chi Lalique and Kathryn Nevets put a spell on Tampa Bay

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It hasn’t been 300 years, but scream queens Daphne Ferraro, Chi Chi Lalique and Kathryn Nevets have been bewitching audiences for decades. The trio has respectively performed for 20, 27 and 28 years throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

They’ve done so as Mary, Sarah and Winifred Sanderson—the witchy Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”—for nearly a decade of that. First brought to life on screen by iconic LGBTQ allies Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler, the 1993 classic has cast a spell on Halloween fans ever since.

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