Whatever your mood, they have got an outdoor space for you.
It’s what makes THE OUT NYC a true urban resort.
The Sun Deck: If you want the perfect place to get your tan on or watch an amazing sunset, there’s no need to go outside the city. At The Sun Deck, Fire Island meets Manhattan, where boxwood and stucco surround an ipe wood sunbathing deck. Along one side is a glass reflecting pool with a water room enclosed by cascading curtains of rain.
The Secret Garden: The Secret Garden is tucked inside serene plantings of black bamboo. It’s a quiet place to bring your laptop and a snack. Work or read at our long sturdy tables. It’s also the right place to bring your yoga mat for quiet meditation.
The Great Lawn @ THE OUT. Who needs Central Park? Our Great Lawn offers everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. The grass is green. The beanbag chairs are soft. There’s enough green space on the Great Lawn for outdoor games or events. With a hilled stage at the north end, it’s the perfect place for a wedding ceremony, cocktail party or press junket. And whatever the occasion, Ktchn can be there to cater your every culinary need.
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Chef Josette LeBlond is founder and President of Normandie Pate Inc. In 1985, Normandie started out as the first manufacturer of fine French pates and sausages in Los Angeles.
Today, the Normandie label can be seen not only on pates but on bakery goods for airlines, grocery chains and restaurants in California and Nevada.
Josette’s perseverance and hard-working ethic have brought her key accounts such as Disneyland Hotels, The Biltmore, Macy’s, and grocery chains like Whole Foods, Bristol Farms and Pavillions. Hotel restaurants in the Marriott, Hyatt and Ritz Carlton also enjoy her fine pates and baked goods. Award-winning restaurants, like Joan’s on Third in Los Angeles, utilize Normandie’s baguettes as the star component of their sandwiches.
In 2011, Chef Josette expanded the Normandie brand to Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax. Normandie Farmers Market serves breads, croissants, pastries, cakes and pies. In 2012 Chef Josette opened a restaurant in her Normandie Bakery calling it Josette’s Bistro, and serving authentic French bistro cuisine at affordable prices.
Attacks on gay women and men and homophobic speech spiked last year in the run-up to the French parliament's approval of a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, said a leading gay rights watchdog on Tuesday.
In its annual report, SOS Homophobie said it recorded 1,977 calls on its helpline in 2012, a 27 percent increase over the previous year.
The group's head, Elisabeth Ronzier, said the last few months of 2012 and the start of this year were "intense," with hate speech increasing sharply, especially on the Internet.
She said incidents had doubled in October and November when compared to the previous year, and tripled in December. Read more.
Puerto Vallarta is the most visited gay destination in Mexico. It is especially popular with residents from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Is it safe to travel to Puerto Vallarta?
In a word, the answer is yes, it is safe to travel to Puerto Vallarta. PV is part of the very diverse and large Mexican state of Jalisco. Some news outlets have incorrectly reported that the US State Department is warning against all travel to Jalisco.
Puerto Vallarta's Tourism Board has commissioned a study from the security consulting firm Thomas Dale and Associates (TDA). The firm found that "the number of negative events involving foreigners or non‐foreigners is fractional compared to the large ex‐pat resident population and the millions of visitors that come to vacation each year in Puerto Vallarta."
you can read more at Visit Puerto Vallarta.
Out In The Park at Six Flags Great America
Returns in 2013 with a BANG!
A Spectacular Night of Amusement and Entertainment to Help Benefit Chicago House!
Out In The Park is an annual private LGBTQ Saturday night event featuring unlimited riding of ALL Six Flags Great America's amazing rides and live music!
Top DJ Matthew Harvat, will deliver a complete 4 hour party-celebration dance area, so you can dance, or ride, or do both!
New this year is a laser light show to dance above the crowd and some go-go gods to dance with the crowd.
Plus live musical performance by national recording artists Eli Lieb, Jess Godwin and Isaiah Grass.
In an interview with ChicagoPride.com: "We are very excited to be asked to present this event annually by the executives at Six Flags Great America based on last year’s success and their excitement in allowing us this unique fundraising opportunity at such an awesome private venue inside their park for our community” said Derrick Sorles, owner of BestGayChicago.com. "We are proud to have Chicago House benefiting from this year’s event and we are so excited to have Mini Cooper of Chicago co-presenting with us!"
In 2012, over 3600 people came out to support this event and nearly $12,000 was raised for TPAN. For 2013, over 7000-8000 people are expected to come out and BestGayChicago.com hopes to raise close to $20,000 for Chicago House. It will be a full weekend of fun and LGBT travelers are expected to come in from the 4 surrounding states!
"What's great about the event is that it is closed to the general public, " explains Michael Snell. "The LGBTQ attendees and their friends and family can enjoy the park with little or no lines (no Flash Pass needed) and no hassle's from anyone. It will be like a fall gay pride celebration!"
Last year there were comments from the community that people who did not enjoy rides, had no reason to come. So this year, more entertainment has been added. Singers Eli Lieb, Isaiah Grass and Jess Godwin will play on a stage, separate from the dance area.
The park will once again be serving beer and specialty drinks, at reduced drink prices, just for us! And we will be planning events on Friday night, Saturday daytime, Saturday after the park, and Sunday recovery things to do! We'll be announcing events at Scarlett, Taverna 750, Charlies and Hamburger Marys in Chicago and Milwaukee! Making a whole weekend of fun for everyone.
"The other thing that makes this event is so great, is the fact it is supported by everyone." says Derrick Sorles. "We are so happy and humbled that our peers GRAB Magazine, Chicago Pride.com, and Wisconsin's QUEST Magazine are also involved in helping to make this a huge success and special thanks to our other Community Partners Walgreens and Mini Cooper of Chicago.
Ticket Prices ----Advance ticket price is $38 for this private event. There will be FREE parking! (A $22 savings!) Tickets are available now online at GaySixFlagsChicago.com.
Unfortunately, you can NOT use a smart phone to order tickets.
You will need to use a computer and printer.
Doors open at 9pm promptly. Ride and enjoy music until 1am.
Drinks are served until Midnight.
Hotels ---if you are coming to Chicago for the weekend, we have 3 hotel choices in the heart of boystown! More information below!
Chicago House and Social Service Agency serves individuals and families by providing housing, employment services, medical linkages, HIV prevention services, and other supportive services to those who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity. All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination and are explicitly designed to guide people towards wholeness and self-sufficiency.
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The 2015 GSWS will return to Lou Berliner Park August 14-22. The largest annual gay sporting event in the world annually has over 5,000 participants from 46 cities within 20 states and three Canadian provinces. Columbus hosted the GSWS in August 2010, when the Series brought over $5 million in visitor spending and 4,600 hotel room nights to the city over the course of the nine days of events.
"We are so excited the NAGAAA is returning to Columbus in 2015,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “The Gay Softball World Series was immensely popular with our residents and businesses when it was here in 2010, and we look forward to showcasing how much we’ve improved as a city since then.”
Typically, the selection of the GSWS Host City takes place at the summer meeting just prior to the Series taking place; however, after Executive Director, Dallas Aldridge, gave a brief overview presentation to the delegates which outlined Columbus' initial plans for the 2015 Series, delegates suspended their rules and motioned to award Columbus as the Host City.
More than 50 businesses sponsored the 2010 Series, and more than 500 volunteers from Central Ohio helped produce the GSWS tournament and events, which took place at Lou Berliner Park and throughout Columbus. Berliner Park allowed for alcohol sales, which raised $5,600 in tips that were donated to 15 local non-profit groups. NAGAAA also hosted a talent show with nearly 1,000 people in attendance, which raised $11,000 for Columbus AIDS Task Force and Camp Sunrise and their 12,500-guest closing block party was held in the Short North Arts District. The Championship games were also broadcast live over OutQ on Sirius Satellite Radio providing unique focus and exposure for Columbus and its GLBT community.
In 2011, Experience Columbus recognized the 2010 GSWS by awarding it The Expy Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements by businesses, organizations and events in creating vibrant, distinctive experiences for visitors and residents that have enhanced the image of Columbus regionally, nationally and internationally.
The volunteer Host Committee, which produces the entire Series, is comprised of select members from the Columbus Lesbian and Gay Softball Association (CLGSA), Columbus' gay community and its allies.
"We are thrilled the NAGAAA Council has voted to return to Columbus in 2015,” said Columbus Lesbian and Gay Softball Association Executive Director Dallas Aldridge. “Our partnerships with the Columbus community are stronger than ever, and we look forward to creating an even better experience for all the participants.”
“We are proud to have NAGAAA return to our city in 2015,” said Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan. "This event shines a spotlight on our open and diverse community and Berliner Park, which is a crown jewel for Columbus as the largest softball complex in the United States with 31 diamonds.”
The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau is proud to announce the second annual Laguna Beach Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Fest to be held Saturday, March 9, 2013. The ever popular Laguna Beach Uncorked! features an afternoon of tastings from 20 renowned Laguna Beach restaurants and 30 top wineries from around the world.
Hundreds of food and wine enthusiasts will converge at the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, at a special Early Bird price through Thursday, Jan. 31 of just $75. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County.
Wine lovers may opt for a limited number of VIP Tickets to the morning wine seminar with Michael A. Jordan, MS, CWE, held at 9:30 a.m. Widely known as the “Sommelier for the People,” Jordan is one of only 15 people in the world to hold both the Master Sommelier and the Certified Wine Educator Diplomas. VIP ticket holders will also get early access to the private tasting portion of the event at 11:30 a.m., before the gates open to general admission ticket holders (only 200 VIP tickets will be sold).
Commenting on Laguna Beach Uncorked!, Karyn Philippsen, event chair said, “This is a special event that has been gaining popularity as each year we strive to make it more memorable and fun than the last. At this year’s event, on March 9, guests will enjoy food tastings from twenty world-class Laguna Beach restaurants, wines from 30 wineries globally to include Italy, Spain, New Zealand, and of course the USA, as well as a fun mix of live music and socializing with a friendly crowd of like-minded food and wine aficionados. Devoted and aspiring wine connoisseurs will be able to attend a special morning seminar with Michael A. Jordan, one of the world’s foremost wine experts.”
“The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts grounds is a terrific venue, and we expect a record turnout,” Philippsen added, saying she encourages guests to purchase their tickets early. “In addition to the large selection of gourmet food and wine tastings, our guests’ hearts will be further warmed knowing a portion of ticket sales will benefit the CHOC Children’s Hospital.”
Laguna Beach Uncorked! is the signature event of Laguna Beach A La Carte – a four day wine and food experience filled with special restaurant offers, daily events, cooking demonstrations, prix fixe menus and more. Hotel packages are available at select hotels. Visit www.LagunaBeachAlaCarte.com for details on the four-day celebration.
Laguna Beach Uncorked! Details
What: Second Annual Laguna Beach Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Fest
When: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Where: Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651