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The Youngest One in Curls

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’m writing this after returning to my roots in Detroit. I got to see family and friends that I left 24 years ago and nothing has changed except my hair. Detroit is a lot like Phoenix. It was devoid of businesses and residents for decades and now everyone wants to be part of the renaissance, the rebirth. We are excited to be a part of the energy and growth in Phoenix.

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Print is not dead!

While you can pick up ION at over 200 locations, the easiest way to view it is to get the digital version. ION is available on our website, Facebook, e-mail blast, Issuu, our APP and now on an international magazine platform called Magzter. For a small fee, you have access to over 7,500 publications from all over the world. Check it out at Magzter.com and search LGBTQ.

White men can’t dance!

I wish I could dance. I dance like a wavy, wacky, inflatable tube man. It ain’t pretty. That is why I appreciate people who can dance and who love it. This month we feature Dancing for one•n•ten on Sunday, August 21. Here, some community members pair up with a professional dance instructor and create a routine to help raise money for one n ten. Donate to your favorite dance couple and get your tickets today! It’s a great event for a great cause.

Get this monkey off my back!

Just as COVID-19 pandemic fades into the sunset, we are now facing another crisis. Monkey Pox is spreading faster than anyone predicted. Fortunately, there is a vaccine so please get your vaccine at Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Vaccine doses are limited. Find out more and sign up at Maricopa.gov/5825/Monkeypox Enjoy this Dancing for one•n•ten issue, get out, have some fun, and play safe! Jack M. Tesorero Two Left Feet 20

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PHX ATTRACTIONS

PHX Takeover - RISE: Splash Disco PHX Takeover is inviting you to help them takeover … one totally tubular party at a time. They’ll take you to Funkytown while they spin disco hits in the Melrose District at the Thunderbird Lounge, 710 W. Montecito Ave. in Phoenix. Shake your bootie from 3-9 p.m. for free! Sunday, August 14

Stop Light Party at BS West Cruise on into that better than ever street for a Stop Light Party! Green? Let’s go! Red? Sorry. Yellow? C’mon! Go go dancers, drink specials, and a DJ. No cover! 7125 E. Fifth Ave. in Scottsdale. (See ad on p 10) Saturday, August 20

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Los Chicos del 512: The Selena Experience Get your “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” on with the music of the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla. This popular tribute band will take you back to 1995. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. ChandlerCenter.org or 480-782-2680 Saturday, August 27

Labor Day Parties

Three day weekend? Hell, yes! Time to party! Charlie’s: It’s legendary! A shrimp boil, Claudia B’s Beach Party, a water slide, Pussy LeHoot’s show, and more! September 3-5 (See ad on pp. 36-37) Bunkhouse: Get your weenies! (And hot dogs, too.) The famous buffet is back! Plus go-go boys and a DJ. natch! September 5 (See ad on p. 25) 28

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Duran Duran Durannies Unite! Duran Duran has been “Hungry Like the Wolf” since 1980 and they’re still hungry. They’re bringing their “Future Past” world tour to Phoenix on. Oh. And Simon LeBon will always be the hot one. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St. at 7 p.m. Get your tickets at Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 Wednesday, September 7

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werk the World Tour Gottmik, Jaida Essance Hall, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki and season 14 finalists on a journey through history in hope of finding their way back to 2022. Trippy! Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington in Phoenix. Tix at Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-8000 Sunday, September 18

Pitbull Hip hop, reggaeton, pop rap, Latino pop, regular pop, crunk … there’s nothing Pit Bull hasn’t done. Now he’s a rapper, and he’s bringing his tour to the Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave. in Phoenix. Get your tix at Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 Sunday, September 18

Mamma Mia Drag Brunch What goes better with Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys than a drag show? Espressa Grande, Kim Etiquette, Aubrey O’Knight, Sasha Cassadine serve up bacon, eggs and ABBA realness for you. CB Live, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. at Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix. Tix at CB Live.com September 24 & 25 AUG / SEPT 2022

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ne of the most popular, crowd-pleasing events is back after a hiatus thanks to the pandemic. It’s “Dancing for one·n·ten” is back! Several of the Valley’s favorites team up with professional dance instructors to raise dollars for one·n·ten, the non-profit serving the Phoenix metro LGBTQ+ youth and providing them with tools to improve self-esteem and acceptance of who they are. “I’m thrilled about the return of Dancing for one·n·ten!” said Clayton Davenport, Director of Development and Marketing. “This year’s theme is ‘Identity.’ We have nine fantastic contestants whose identities reflect the diversity that creates our community.” Contestant Ben Whitneybell, a.k.a. drag entertainer “Ben Addiction” enthused, “I’m experiencing a lot of emotions. With great excitement also comes big nerves! The universe placed this chance in front of me because I can handle it; this is exactly what I need to do to grow as an individual and as a leader.” Contestant Aaron Carter is ready to go. “Having danced professionally when I was much younger in New York City, this is a full-circle moment. To be able to share my passion to benefit this incredible 30

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organization means the world to me. It’s a way for me to give back to the community, to our youth and to inspire. I’m grateful that God was in my life, as He provided me a safe haven and focus. To dance to save a youth—or hopefully many—is a full-circle moment for me.” Past contest winner and now the Chief Executive Officer Nathan Rhoton said, “Dancing for one•n•ten provides funding for critical programs supporting LGBTQ youth and young adults. However, the event is so much more,” Nathan continued. “Through dance we shine a spotlight on our community. Visibility is showcased to the greater community when our own leaders share their talents in a call to all we will not go back in the closet. Our contestants let Arizona see firsthand how important each of us is through their fundraising and dancing. We are so grateful to each and every contestant.

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GBTQ films engage and unite audiences by providing a way for the stories of queer characters to exist on film as well as an outlet for expression and understandings of gender and sexuality. It’s liberating to see queer representation in motion pictures. It opens up a safe space and the audience is able to connect through just that one powerful characteristic through stories about queer people being told on film. The Desperado LGBTQ+ Film Festival is dedicated to devoting a weekend screening movies from all over the world about the queer experience. Expand your horizons and spend a weekend watching our stories told by queer filmmakers unfold on screen.

All Man: The International Male Story USA 2022 / Directed and Produced by Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed Entrepreneur Gene Burkard, a small-town dreamer and military veteran with a big idea created the International Male menswear fashion catalog. Reaching its zenith in the 1980s and early 90s, the stylish catalog took boring menswear and elevated it to affordable (admittedly, often flashy. Like, really flashy.) men’s fashion. The sexy mag was especially a staple for gay men across the nation with its hunky, humpy models, changing the way men would look at themselves, at each other, and how the world would look at them. Narrated by Matt Bomer with commentary featuring former IM models and pop culture celebrities, including fashion commentator Simon Doonan, Frank DeCaro, Carson Kressley, and others. This fascinating documentary is the festival’s opening film. Featuring and introduced by former IM employee, Phoenix’s own Deon Brown, editor of ION Arizona. Friday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. with Q&A after 42

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Mama Bears USA 2022 / Directed by Daresha Kyi Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, over 30,000 mothers in America—many from conservative, Christian backgrounds—fully accept their LGBTQ+ children. And they call themselves “mama bears” because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people. Mama Bears explores the journeys of two “mama bears” and a young lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance exemplifies why the Mama Bears movement is vitally important.

Maybe Someday USA 2022 / Written, Directed, and Produced by Michelle Ehlen In the midst of separating from her wife, Jay a non-binary photographer in her 40s battling a mixture of denial and depression, attempts to move across the country to start her life over again. Along the way, she takes a detour to stay with her high school best friend who she was secretly in love with before she came out as a lesbian, and befriends a charismatic but complicated gay man who has long given up on love. Struggling to move forward with the next chapter of her life, memories of the past resurface as Jay grapples with the inevitable cycles of love, loss, and letting go.

In From The Side UK 2022 / Directed & co-written by Matt Carter When an injured player from the A-team is selected to play with the Bs during his recovery, tensions are already high. Suspicion turns to physical lust for two of the team members and personal loyalties are stretched as they try to conceal the affair, not only from their own partners but also their teammates. Hard drinking and macho antics are par for the course amongst the team, but these bulky athletes soon reveal their vulnerabilities. You’ll be drawn into the drama of these young men. Prepare yourself for a muddy, sweat-drenched emotional thrill ride. Oh, and there’s full frontal nudity, too. AUG / SEPT 2022

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Short Films

Here are a selection of just a few of the short films scheduled

Foster – 2021/Netherlands A testament to how love can take on many different shapes, each of them beautiful, each of them real.

The Interview – 2022/USA Gay newlyweds Danny and Luke prepare for an interview that can change the course of their relationship, for better or worse.

Kiss Me – 2022/Mexico A mischievous teen explores an empty beach house unaware of the video cameras watching his every move.

Escamas – 2020/Spain Alicia works designing and making women’s clothing, but she hides the secret of her own body; the nuisance and disconformity that she feels with it after having breast cancer. After the accidental flooding of her apartment, she meets Lucia, a transsexual woman who is her new neighbor. For the first time since the pandemic, the Desperado LGBTQ+ Film Festival will be an in-person event at the Paradise Valley Community College Center for Performing Arts September 23-25, 2022. This is their 14th annual event and ticket sales benefit the college’s LGBTQ+ student scholarships.

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$1 HH 6p-8p Line Dancing 6p Saturday Stars 9:30p

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T-Girl Revue 10:30p HH $3 off U-Call-It 4p-8p

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2-4-1 ALL DAY Weekend Wednesday 10:30p

Fuego Latin Night 10:30p

2-4-1 8a-2p Well & Dom HH 2p-8p

2-4-1 8a-2p Well & Dom HH 2p-8p

2-4-1 8a-2p HH 2p-8p $5 Long Island 8p-Cl

2-4-1 8a-2p HH 2p-8p $1 off w/ Pants off or Gear 8p-Cl

$3 Dom Pitchers $4 Limeade Cocktails KARAOKE 8p

2-4-1 ALL DAY DRAG BINGO 8p Sinful Studs 10:30p

$3 Corona Bottles $4 Pitchers Claudia & Co. 8:30p

2-4-1 ALL DAY Line Dancing 6p Pipin’ Hot w/ Piper M’Shay 8:30p

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HH 4p-8p KARAOKE First Tues 8p-10p

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Anything’s Possible Everybody loves coming of age rom-coms with precocious teens trying to figure shit out. Billy Porter directs his debut feature film about a trans girl in Pittsburgh who falls for a boy. Yes, there’s a villain. Porter’s lecturing voice, of course, is apparent. Uneven, but likable.

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Joel Kim Booster: PsychoSexual The writer and star of this summer’s rom-com Hulu hit Fire Island, and co-star of the Apple+ TV Loot, the enthusiastic Booster expounds on being Asian, gay, adopted, sex, drugs, threesomes, and bomb masturbation techniques in this live, three set act. A lot to take in, and it wobbles here and there, but fun nonetheless.

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race As if the first season weren’t bad enough, money hungry Mama Ru is bringing it back. The new season will offer a ‘Masked Singer’-style switch-up in the format, with nine unidentified no doubt groan worthy D-List contestants vying for the top prize. But you might like it. Who knows? August 12

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THE WEEKND

Immersive Monet & the Impressionists

Catch this exploration of colors including Manet, Renoir, Degas and others on a giant scale. From Monet’s dreamlike water lilies to Degas’s dancers and more, step inside the living paintings for a dazzling experience. It happens in the Lighthouse Art Space at the old Galleria in Scottsdale, 4301 N.Scottsdale Rd. at 5th Ave. Get tickets at LighthouseImmersive.com July 29-September 18

FOUND:RE Wine Festival

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The Weeknd It’s always “After Hours ’Til Dawn” when you’re groovin’ to the jams of this versatile, award-winning artist, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. His soulful music explores escapism, romance, and melancholia. You’ll be “Blinded By The Lights.” State Farm Stadium 1 Cardinal Way in Glendale. TicketMaster.com or call 800-745-3000 Tuesday, August 30 54

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The Time to Act is NOW! MARICOPA COUNTY HEALTH

1645 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-506-6767 Maricopa.gov/monkeypox

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s I sit in the parking lot of an LGBTQ+ physician, I think, what is happening? A nurse practicioner walks up and says, “We need to check for COVID and Monkeypox. There have been a few cases that are showing both.” I explained I had COVID in June for the first time and he said it didn’t matter. I knew the sores were Monkeypox. As the leader of an HIV organization, I was both embarassed and ashamed. How could I let this happen? How could I let this happen after I had done interviews about the risk of Monkeypox? But I stepped back and thought, “Okay, Scarlett O’Hara. It is what it is.” I have Monkeypox. It feels like glass is grinding into my skin, my lymph nodes are so swollen they’re choking me on occasion, and I don’t really want to move unless there’s ice cream involved. Basically, it sucks. Fortunately, the death rate for Monkeypox in the United States is 0%. Am I uncomfortable? Absolutely. Beyond uncomfortable. I also accept that if I can deal with Mariah Carey’s Christmas songs for four weeks each year, I can survive two to four weeks of pain and annoyance. Your health is all you have in life. If you feel you might have Monkeypox, report it to your primary care physician or a medical provider you trust. And most importantly, isolate until you are feeling better. Do I trust the chaos that is going on these days? Not necessarily. But I know that I can only do my part by taking care of myself and respecting others. Jimmy Thomason Aunt Rita’s Executive Director 62

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NAVIGATION Use the ION ARIZONA APP for Google Maps turn-by-turn directions with links to UBER & LYFT!

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Friendly bars, clubs & restaurants: INSIDE THIS ISSUE PHOENIX METRO

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1. Anvil

anvilbaraz.com

2424 E. Thomas Rd.

(602) 334-1462

2. Bar 1

bar1bar.com

3702 N. 16th St.

(602) 266-9001

3. Boycott Bar

boycottbarphx.com

4301 N. 7th Ave.

(602) 515-3667

4. BS West

bswest.com

7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale (480) 945-9028

5. Bunkhouse

bunkhousesaloonphx 4428 N. 7th Ave.

6. The Cash

cashnightclub.com

1730 E. McDowell Rd.

7. Centrico

centricophx.com

202 N. Central Ave.

(602) 254-8226

8. Charlie’s

charliesphoenix.com

727 W. Camelback Rd.

(602) 265-0224

9. Cruisin’ 7th

cruisin7th.com

3702 N. 7th St.

(602) 212-9888

10. Dick’s Cabaret

dickscabaret.com

3432 E. Illini Rd.

(602) 274-DICK

11. FEZ

fezoncentral.com

105 W. Portland St.

(602) 287-8700

12. Flex Spas

flexspas.com

1517 S. Black Canyon Hwy.

(602) 271-9011

13. Hula’s

hulasmoderntiki.com

5114 N. 7th St.

(602) 265-8454

14. Karamba

karambanightclub.com 1724 E. McDowell Rd.

(602) 254-0231

15. King Pin Bar/Rest

kingpingrill.com

(602) 795-6007

16 Kobalt

kobaltbarphoenix.com 3110 N. Central Ave. Ste 175 (602) 264-5307

17. Mi Patio

mipatioaz.com

3347 N. 7th Ave.

(602) 277-4831

18. NuTowne Saloon

nutownebar.com

5002 E. Van Buren St.

(602) 267-9959

19. OZ Bar

ozbarphx.com

1804 W. Bethany Home Rd. (602) 242-5114

20. Plazma

8925 N. 12th St.

(602) 200-9154 (602) 253-0689

1560 E. Osborn Rd.

(602) 266-0477

21. Rewined Bar

rewinedphx.square

3308 N. 24th St.

(602) 429-9660

22. The Rock

therockdmphoenix

4129 N. 7th Ave.

(602) 248-8559

23. Sazerac

sazeracphoenix.com

821 N. 2nd St.

(602) 334-1626

24. Stacy’s @ Melrose

stacysatmelrose.com

4343 N. 7th Ave.

(602) 264-1700

25. Thunderbird Lnge

thunderbirdloungephx 710 W. Montecito Ave.

(602) 283-4621

26. Wok n Roll - Phx

woknrollaz.com

2801 N. Central Ave.

(602) 230-2960

27. Wok n Roll - Scott

woknrollaz.com

4412 N. Miller Rd.

(480) 427-2526

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ION HOMOSCOPES

ercury in Virgo forms a trine with Uranus in Taurus on August 16. This gives you enhanced clarity and you’ll come up with ideas that some people will think are genius. (Well, almost. But your creative instincts will come alive.) ¶ Whoa! Venus, Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, and even a couple of asteroids are all in retrograde and that’s significant. Retrograde panic? That’s so last old fashioned, darling! Think of this an opportunity to readjust the situations in your life that planets rule and revise the way we’re going after things. It’s just a paradigm shift. Look at these celestial activities as cosmic opportunities to enhance what’s going on in your life. Go ahead! Take that chance!

VIRGO Aug. 23 - Sep. 22 Health and wellness is a priority. It’s all about balancing time with productivity. Your birthday opens up a new chapter in a book about “you” that you’ve never read before. The cosmos say, “Take a step into the unknown!” Scared? Don’t be. It’s spectacular! LIBRA Sep. 23 - Oct. 22 The Sun in Leo sees you socializing, rekindling friendships, plus passion that makes you feel alive. Focus on what you love. You want that extra piece of cake? Go for it! Everything is yours! SCORPIO Oct. 23 - Nov.23 You’re going to have to work harder to achieve your goals to get where you want to be. And you know where you want to be, don’t you? Prove what you can do. Don’t let those so called “authority figures” get pissy with you.

ARIES Mar. 21 - Apr. 20 Everything’s going great guns (but we don’t advocate gun use) for you. Be careful! Money’s burning a hole in SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 your pocket, thanks to Mars. Lay off Jupiter in retrograde sends you on the shopping sprees, spendthrift. a spiritual journey and shakes up a few friendships. Expect exciting TAURUS April. 21 - May 20 new energy to start boiling with new Shaking things up is exactly what you do best despite being a creature relationships. You learn something new. Maybe, like, how to sew, or even of habit. You’ll come up with some underwater welding. Who knows? wacky ideas that are the perfect solution to wacky problems. CAPRICORN Dec. 23 - Jan. 20 Mars is controlling Venus for you this GEMINI May 21 - June 21 month. These two planets love to get it Get ready for one of the most on. This is all about romance, sex and eventful months of the year. Expect creativity. Get it if you need it. It’s okay a few wildcards here and there, but to indulge and experiment. Shame? these are golden opportunities for a transformation. You decide into what. Forget that crap. it will not serve you. CANCER June 22 - July 22 Take your power into your own hands. Looking for a pat on the back every time you make a win? Forget it. You really don’t need validation. Why? You’re fabulous already. LEO July 23 - Aug. 22 Celebrate your success. Brag about them. This is the time to promote your image. Birthday Lions find themselves in the spotlight as Venus adds allure and magnetism to your already shining personality. 70

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AQUARIUS Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Expect some unsettling news. This is going to lead to a revelation, trust. you’ll be better off when you hear it. The New Moon on August 27 is an emotional fresh start. Your story is worth telling. No matter how weird it is. PISCES Feb. 20 - Mar. 20 Mars is in Taurus and that improves your communication. And that doesn’t mean starting an argument. Secrets and mysterious “stuff” will be revealed at the Full Moon. Be prepared. It’s wild.


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