Hotspots! Central FL July 2016

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by mike halterman

Parliament House Orlando A rundown of turns 41! the week's events plus a chat with owner


Parliament House Orlando has been an iconic LGBT destination in the Sunshine State ever since it began operating as a safe and welcoming resort for ourcommunitybackin1975. With every passing year, Parliament House's anniversary celebrations grow larger and more impressive, and this year's parties are no exception. Let me give you a summation of the week's events so you know what you need to see and do while celebrating the venerable resort's41stanniversary. Go to to learn more about the resort or to book a room for the anniversaryweek.

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Monday, July 18: The first night of celebrations includes a Parliament House "Legends" show in the Footlight Theatre, beginning at 8 p.m. The "Legends" show brings together the current Footlight Players cast with entertainers from the past, and both of them putting on a fabulous show! It's an unforgettablewaytokickofftheanniversaryweek.

Tuesday, July 19: Hip Hop Tuesdays, a popular staple of the Parliament House weekly lineup, is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary with a special night of musicandfun. HostedbyDarcelStevens.

Wednesday, July 20: One of the hallmarks of Parliament House's anniversary week is the annualemployeeturnaboutperformance,whichthisyearwillberaising funds and collecting donations for the food pantry at Joy Metropolitan Community Church in Orlando. To learn more about how you can donate,