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s we celebrate ION Arizona’s 21st anniversary this month, we reached another milestone recently. Before the pandemic we spent almost two years developing a one of a kind app. This was a game changer. While we stopped publishing the magazine for 9 months in 2020, the app was alive and growing. In fact, we just hit 4,000 downloads with no end in site. Thank you to everyone who downloaded it and use it often to discover your Arizona LGBTQ+ community. To say summer in Phoenix is hot is an understatement of biblical proportions. Our very first cover 21 years ago was entitled “The Heat is On!” It seems like it keeps been getting hotter and hotter. It’s a perfect time to go to a bar, restaurant, see an exhibit, watch a drag show, enjoy theatre and take in a concert. Check out all of the upcoming events including War on the Catwalk, ATCs How to Make an American Son, the Frida Kahlo immersive experience, “One Night of Queen” at Chandler Center for the Arts and more! Another way to beat the heat is to join a social club like Phoenix Takeover featured in this months cover feature. Other groups highlighted in this issue are BLAEQ, ANDES and Fierce Friends. It’s a great way to meet new friends with similar interests. Next month we’re excited to feature all of the talented contestants for Dancing for one•n•ten coming Sunday, August 21. Enjoy this issue, stay safe and stay cool!

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PHX ATTRACTIONS Drag Attacks!

The House of Destrange and the Gender Outlaws bring three nights of entertainment with four live, singing drag queens plus a kickass band! See “Attack fo the 50 Foot Drag Queens” Sunday, July 17 • “Return of the 50 Foot Drag Queens” Sunday, July 31 • “Revenge of the 50 Foot Drag Queens” Sunday, July 17. Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. All shows at 6 p.m.

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“All of Us” is promoting their program to gather data from one million or more people in the USA to accelerate research. Check out AllofUsAZ.org/LGBTQ for more info. So cool! Join ION for a FREE movie, sodas & popcorn, HIV testing and more! Majestic Theater, 1140 E. Baseline Rd. in Tempe. Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

Snatch Game at Kobalt Some of our local queens take to the stage for a unique game show experience. (We’re guessing that it probably looks a lot like the RuPaul’s Drag Race version which spoofs the classic Match Game.) Guaranteed to be a riot! Park Central Mall, Central Ave. & Earll. Saturday, July 16 at 5 p.m.

War on the Catwalk Hold my earrings, girl, I gots to fight! The gloves come off and the claws are out! The fur flies with this revue! Hosted by Miz Kracker, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Denali, Cornbread, Crystal Methyd, Kylie Sonique Love, Olivia Lux, and Heidi N Closet. Tix at DragFans.com The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren, Phoenix. Thursday, July 31 28

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Phoenix Pride Pageant Prelims Do you have what it takes to win this coveted crown, and earn the respect of some your peers? Preliminaries for Phoenix Pride Pageant coming this October have begun! • Mr. & Miss Charlie’ s: July 30 at 4 p.m. • Mister & Miss Stacy’s @ Melrose: August 7 at 3 p.m. • Mr. & Miss Imperial Court: August 28 For details contact Phoenix Pride at 602-27-PRIDE

B Seen at Charlie’s A fabulous challenge for budding drag queens with less than three years experience in heels. 10 contestants team up with seasoned be-wigged mentors once a month to compete in challenges with monthly cash prizes, plus a grand prize of $2,500 and bragging rights to become a Charlie’s House Queen! Hosted by Claudia B herself! Wednesday, July 27

13th Annual Diamond Crystal Awards

An evening of honoring our men & women of drag, organizations and businesses. Presented by Drag Confidential & B.A.E. Talent Management by Edward Michael. Special guest appearance by Miami’s Elishaly D’witshes. Free and open to the public, 21+. Charlie’s, 727 W. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix. Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

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Who knows how to cha-cha? Can somebody samba? It takes two to tango! Catch the best foxtrotters in town compete while raising money for one•n•ten, serving and assisting LGBTQ youth. The dancing goes down on at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. in Tempe. Tix available soon at OneNTen.org (See ad on p. 21) Sunday, August 21 JUL / AUG 2022

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Takes Off!

“Darling, it wouldn’t be a party without you.” By Deon Brown

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hree years ago a group of gay men looking for something to liven things up started a little club they called, “PhAGS” (Phoenix Association of Gay Socialites). They corralled their friends together for a few drinks together and some dancing now and then. Then their friends told friends. And they told their friends … They re-branded as “PHX Takeover” and they took off. They’re cerebrating one year of PHX Takeover Happy Hour. There’s no application process; it’s the second Friday of every month at various watering holes Valleywide, with no cover. Activities outside of the bars, dance parties with like “Scandal” at BS West, or “Rise” at Kobalt, or even a pop-up party at Boycott. Many of their themed events, like their recent Kaftan Crawl, raises money for charities. 100% of this event’s proceeds benefited Mulligan’s Manor. Founding fun-boy Bradley John Dial’s said his favorite part of the PHX Takeover is “Seeing everyone come together as a community, getting comfortable, and being themselves.” Because, as Madonna once sang (back when we still liked her), “Music makes the people come together.” “PHX Takeover is a group effort shared by seven people,” Bradley John pointed out. “We all do something.” It’s not all about drinking in a bar. Takeover kingpin Keith Effertz said, “We’re unique; we’ve done recreational things, too, like tubing down the Salt River; I like to focus on those events so that we can include more people. We keep our events going by trying out different things. We always welcome others to promote their own events on our social media, too.” “I like to look at the venue during a Takeover and see everyone in their element,” said Carlos Castañeda. “I see the joy, love and affection. It’s a kind of ‘brotherhood’—but we’re inclusive and we don’t exclude anybody. We have women friends and straight allies who are all welcome, too. I love seeing how the Phoenix community has evolved and expanded. It’s very special.” Keith Effertz emphasized simple, singular philosophy of PHX Takeover: “Our main focus is to bring people together.” (See? It all comes full circle. Just like Madonna sang, remember?) Find out more. Search for PHX Takeover on Facebook to join their group. #PHXtakeover 30

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There’s a variety of social groups out there. Feel like getting friendly? There’s a place at the table for you. Here’s a quick guide to just a few of the social groups in Phoenix. Find one for you.

ANDES Arizona Nude Dudes. A non-sexual, diverse group of gay and bisexual men who focus on true nudism while enjoying their bodies in all sizes, shapes and colors. Open to men 21+. Search for them on Google.

BLAEQ Bridging Leadership Alliances for Equality. BLAEQ is driven to help LGBTQ + people of color advance. Find out more BLAEQ.org

Desert Overture Calling all clarinets! Be part of Phoenix’s premier LGBT & ally wind orchestra. More info at DesertOverture.org or find them on Facebook.

Fenders & Friends Four wheels o’ fun! Get your classy chassis & join up with other automobile enthusiasts to talk about cars. Look them up on Facebook.

Fierce Friends of Phoenix A welcoming and safe place for people of the LGBTQ+ community to come together, meet new people, and create friendships. Search for them on Facebook.

Bears of the West Bears, otters, cubs, polar bears, and their admirers. Hirsute is hot! Non-profit, community based support. More info at BearsOfTheWest.org

Lambda Car Club Got a great whip? Talk transmissions and turbo charge with other car lovers. Look ‘em up on Facebook.

Phoenix Gaymers Get ready to Twitch, go in for some Fortnight or choose from gaming activities with other queer nerds. Search Facebook for info.

Phoenix Gay Men’s Chorus Sing out, Louise! (Well, “Louie.”) If you can carry a tune, this is the group for you! Join in the fun! Go to PhxGMC.org

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The Cards Do Not

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David Patterson searches for signs and symbolism through Tarot.

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something I’m tapping into. I try hard not to play into the ‘scary’ part of it as a medium. For me, Tarot is a tool for insight and looking into ourselves. Some people journal, I can tap into parts of myself that may not otherwise be present.” David reads the cards daily and based on feelings, current events, or emotions. “I use it to center myself for the day, it’s almost meditative. It’s been really helpful to focus on the present and clear the interfering ‘chatter’ out. Some people use it as divination or communication tool. It can be very emotional and spiritual,” he said. Wands, cups, coins, swords. “Tarot opens a conversation,” David said—and he’s a master of conversation and human intuition—with or without Tarot. “I get to share these moments with people the I otherwise couldn’t have.” Are you interested in a Tarot card reading for yourself, gathering, or party? Let the cards speak! David Patterson can help. Email him at NAUoldcrow@gmail.com Find him on Instagram @OldCrowGypsyBro See more of Kyle Shields’ photography @OMGheyKyle

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Elements After Dark 10:30p

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KARAOKE 9p $6 Deep Eddy Vodka

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2-4-1 8a-2p Well & Dom HH 2p-8p $3 Bud Products 8p-Cl

Dart Tournament 12p JAZZ 7:30p $1 Bud Light HH ALL DAY

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$1 HH 6p-8p Piper M’Shay 8:30p Sinful Studs 9:30p

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

Sinful Studs 5:30p Pussy LeHoot & Friends 8:30p

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Sunday Funday Drink Specials ALL DAY

HH 4p-8p DRAG7:30-9:30p DJ Lady Staliet & Jimmy Davis 9:30p- Cl

HH 4p-8p DRAG 8p-10p DJ Image 9p- Cl

HH 2p-6p DRAG 8p-10p

Open 4p- 2a HH 4p-7p DRAG every First Friday w/ Pandora

Open 4p- 2a FREE Classic Video Games

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

DRAG BINGO 9p HH $3 off U-Call-It 4p-8p

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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Open 11a-2p, 5p-9p Located inside San Carlos Hotel

Open 11a-2p, 5p-9p Located inside San Carlos Hotel

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HH 4p-8p Taco Tuesday / House DJ

HH 4p-8p Whiskey Flights & Cigars

HH 4p-8p Retro Dance

HH ALL DAY KARAOKE 8p-12a

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

HH 4p-8p Goth Night 9p-Cl

HH 4p-Cl DJ Image 9p- Cl

Open 4p- 2a HH 4p-7p FREE Classic Video Games

Open 4p- 2a HH 4p-7p FREE Classic Video Games

Open 4p- 2a HH 4p-7p FREE Classic Video Games

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SIN Service Industry Night $4 Drink Specials

Chinese, Sushi & Rock n Roll

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First Kill: Season One Celebrate lesbian vampires in this drama in which teenager vampire Juliette must make her first kill to take her place among a powerful vampire family. She sets her sights on a new girl in town, Calliope, who turns out to be a vampire hunter from a celebrated slayer family. Uh oh. Juliette starts having “feelings.”

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Loot SNL alum Maya Rudolph stars as the megabillionaire, Molly Novak, whose life spins out of control after a divorce. She applies herself to work at her own charitable foundation with predictably zany results. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Pose) stars as the charity’s director and Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island) is Molly’s bitchy gay assistant who lend a hand.

Uncoupled Neil Patrick Harris stars as Michael, a happily married New Yorker whose 17-year marriage comes crashing down when his husband blindsides him by walking out the door. Michael suddenly finding himself as a single gay man in his mid-40s in this romantic comedy. (Frankly, getting dumped doesn’t sound romantic or funny to us.)

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The Art of Banksy The largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled with over $35 million of authenticated prints, canvasses, sculptures and more illustrating the incognito artist’s street art and the impact it has on society. When is it coming to Phoenix? And where? We don’t know just yet. It’s as mysterious as Banksy himself. Sign up to find out when at BanksyExhibit,com/Phoenix#

One Night of Queen

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Scaramouch! Scaramouche! Can you do the fandango? Gary Mullen and the Works will take you back to the days when Freddie Mercury’s operatic trills rocked the world. This tribute band performs Friday, July 29 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. Get your tix at ChandlerCtr.org or call 480-782-2680

Lost 80s Live Everybody Wang Chung tonight along with Missing Persons, A Flock of Seagulls, Stacy Q, Dramarama, Musical Youth and more on Monday, September 1 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32 St. Get your tix at CelebrityTheatre.com or call 480-267-1600

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

WEBSITE

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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. Bliss/ReBar

blissrebar.com

901 N. 4th St.

(602) 795-1792

4. Boycott Bar

boycottbarphx.com

4301 N 7th Ave.

(602) 515-3667

5. BS West

bswest.com

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

6. Bunkhouse

bunkhousesaloonphx 4428 N 7th Ave.

(602) 200-9154

7. The Cash

cashnightclub.com

1730 E McDowell Rd.

(602) 253-0689

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. Industry Bar

Closed

607 W Osborn Rd.

(602) 274-1456

15. Karamba

karambanightclub.com 1724 E. McDowell Rd.

(602) 254-0231

16. King Pin Bar/Rest

kingpingrill.com

(602) 795-6007

17 Kobalt

kobaltbarphoenix.com Park Central Mall

(602) 264-5307

18. Mi Patio

mipatioaz.com

3347 N 7th Ave.

(602) 277-4831

19. NuTowne Saloon

nutownebar.com

5002 E Van Buren St.

(602) 267-9959

20. OZ Bar

ozbarphx.com

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

21. Plazma

8925 N 12th St.

1560 E Osborn Rd.

(602) 266-0477

22. Rewined Bar

rewinedphx.square

3308 N 24th St.

(602) 429-9660

23. The Rock

therockdmphoenix

4129 N 7th Ave

(602) 248-8559

24. Sazerac

sazeracphoenix.com

821 N 2nd St.

(602) 334-1626

25. Stacy’s @ Melrose

stacysatmelrose.com

4343 N 7th Ave.

(602) 264-1700

26. Thunderbird Lnge

thunderbirdloungephx 710 W Montecito Ave.

(602) 283-4621

27. Wok n Roll - Phx

woknrollaz.com

2801 N Central Ave.

(602) 230-2960

28. Wok n Roll - Scott

woknrollaz.com

4412 N Miller Rd.

(480) 427-2526

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hat at topsy-turvy time! Mars, the planet of war, squares off against Pluto, the planet of destruction. It can be a little scary, so expect manipulative power plays but don’t pull any triggers that could create a WWIII kind of crisis. Ever onward! Keep your hands clean. ¶ The “wounded healer,” the comet Chiron, goes retrograde through December. This a good time to take a deep breath and resolve any trauma, Mama. ¶ The New Moon in Leo on July 28 brings some magical “bibbidy-bobbidyboo” fairy dust to your world. Time to manifest those goals, Cinderella!

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ARIES Mar. 21 - Apr. 20 Take action about something that needs your attention. (No, it’s not in your pants or up your skirt!) Mindless, endless chatter is overruling your decision making. TAURUS April. 21 - May 20 Some days are all about mad, passionate lovemaking, thanks to Venus and Mars. Some are about doing the dishes. Stay home during the full Moon. You’ll be glad you did. GEMINI May 21 - June 21 Everything you attract is part of a plan. Both, good and bad. It’s all about maintaining “balance.” Even if you have to push a jerk out of your way. Do it when nobody’s watching. CANCER June 22 - July 22 This is the time to show off your sizzle. Birthday Crabs: Mercury passes you a cocktail and makes you the life of the party. The Full Moon turns you into a kinky, sexy bitch. And we love it! LEO July 23 - Aug. 22 The Sun enters Leo on July 22 and then get ready to shine your light on the world! Birthday kitties find lots of extra ambition. People look at you and say, “Whoa!” because you’re extra awesome. 70

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VIRGO Aug. 23 - Sep. 22 You and your partner will go on a trip. If you don’t have a partner, well, sorry, but you’ll probably go grocery shopping at Food Cityt all alone and buy Budget Gourmet dinners. 10 for $10 So be optimistic! LIBRA Sep. 23 - Oct. 22 This is a great jumping off point for something. Not a cliff, however. You face conflict and confrontation. You hate that. This time you can do it silently and slowly. Sneaky, right? SCORPIO Oct. 23 - Nov.23 It’s all about taking action and and the first step is initiative. New information is brought to light when Mars and Pluto square off on the 18th & 19th. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 You are “woke” and you get more “woke.” You’re so “woke” you need some rest. Do something that brings you joy. That doesn’t mean Marie Kondo style housecleaning. CAPRICORN Dec. 23 - Jan. 20 Scheduling and organization is challenging, but not out of control. People are noticing your contributions. Time to grab the spotlight! Don’t share it with anyone. Screw them! AQUARIUS Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 You feel motivated to complete pending tasks. That’s kind of a laugh since you often cherrypick what you like to do. It sure ain’t housework. A trip out of town de-rails that, thank God. PISCES Feb. 20 - Mar. 20 This is a good time to kick bad habits. While you’re out there kicking, I know a few people who need kicked in the ass. Feeling pressured? It’s okay to ask for help. I’m happy to help with the kicking.


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