ISSUE # 10 | 05.09.19 DISPLAY UNTIL 05.22.19
TOP TRAX: MARINA'S LOVE & FEAR
PRIDE AROUND THE WORLD
OUT & ABOUT: THE PLATINUM GALA 20TH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS CELEBRATION
SIZZLE MIAMI 2019 HEATS UP SOUTH BEACH
TABLE OF CONTENTS: 8. OUT & ABOUT: THE PLATINUM GALA
Preview the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's 20th Anniversary Annual Awards Celebration â€“ The Platinum Gala.
14. COVER STORY: PRIDE AROUND THE WORLD
We preview 18 Prides around the world, celebrating the great milestones we've achieved as a community, and the many more we are yet to accomplish in the fight for full equality.
22. TOP TRAX: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARINA
According to DJ FR8-O, Love proves that Marina still has more to teach us besides how to break hearts. Fortunately, our next lesson, Fear, dropped on April 26.
24. FEATURE: SIZZLE MIAMI 2019
Sizzle Miami 2019 will be held in Miami Beach May 23-27, so we preview this very popular urban gay event by interviewing Dwight Powell, its founder and creator.
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PUBLISHER'S CORNER ENJOY PRIDE AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE SPIRIT OF STONEWALL As millions of us celebrate Pride around the world in such beautiful cities as Berlin, London, Montreal, New York, Paris, Rome, Washington D.C., and many other great destinations, let’s pause to thank our LGBTQ brothers and sisters who had the courage to stand up for their rights – and our rights – during the Stonewall Riots almost 50 years ago in New York City. The world we live in is drastically better for LGBTQ people in many parts of the globe because five decades ago members of our community got fed up with discrimination and abuse, protested loudly and fought back, giving birth to the modern gay liberation movement. Many of their dreams have become a reality today, but much remains to be fought for in the pursuit of full LGBTQ equality around the world. "Despite significant progress toward greater equality for LGBTQ Americans, too many members of the LGBTQ community still face discrimination at home, at work, at school, and in public places,” said David Stacy, Human Rights Campaign Government Aﬀairs Director. “Until every LGBTQ American has equal opportunity to pursue the American Dream, we must continue to promote social, legal and institutional change.” Furthermore, in several countries around the world gay people literally face the risk of death for coming out or living their lives in the open. Just last month, Brunei announced that it would impose death by stoning for people convicted of gay sex. It’s billionaire Sultan literally thought that such a brutal punishment would be justified. After global condemnation and backlash, this past Sunday, Brunei’s ruler was forced to give a nationally televised speech stating that his country will not impose the death penalty on people convicted of having gay sex, will extend a moratorium on capital punishment and ratify the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
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My friends, the galant fight started during the Stonewall Riots is far from over. We and our friends and allies must remain determined, vigilant and vocal in the pursuit of full equality. All threats against LGBTQ rights, whether in the United States or around the world, must be faced head on with the same determination and courage as that of our Stonewall brothers and sisters who paved the way for us to come together for so many Pride festivities. Yes, let’s rejoice and celebrate Pride around the world, but let’s also remain resolute in standing up to discrimination, hate and violence against gay people. Check out this week’s issue of Wire Magazine to learn about 18 of the many Pride celebrations taking place around the world, including WorldPride NYC 2019 and Stonewall 50, which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Happy Pride! Cheers,
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"THE SPIRIT THAT EMERGED OUTSIDE A MAFIA-RUN BAR IN 1969 BECAME THE PULSE OF THE GAY COMMUNITY AND INSPIRED NOT JUST AN ANNUAL PARADE BUT WAYS TO EXPRESS GAY PRIDE IN INDIVIDUAL LIVES. STONEWALL HAPPENS EVERY DAY." 6 WIREMAG.COM #10 2019
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MIAMI-DADE GAY & LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATION he Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites everyone to the 20th Anniversary Annual Awards Celebration, The Platinum Gala at the Hilton Miami Downtown on Saturday, May 18, 6-11 p.m. The Gala, once again sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a celebration that honors community leaders for their longterm commitment to the LGBTQ community in South Florida. This anticipated event is a great opportunity for attendees to network with members of our community every year. Tickets are $220 per person, and tables of 10 are $2,200. Visit gaybizmiami.com to purchase tickets and see the full list of 2019 honorees.
Michael Bustamante: Tell our readers about this year's Gala and why it is going to be a night to remember. Jorge Richa: This annual Gala is one of the most-anticipated events of the year for the LGBTQ and allied communities. While at its core this Gala is all about networking, the social and camaraderie aspects of the event are undeniable. The evening will have many surprises to make it a fun and a memorable night. As the voice of the LGBTQ business community in Miami-Dade, the MDGLCC is especially proud to have such an accomplished and extraordinary group to recognize this year, such as the AT&T Business of the Year Award going to NBC 6 South Florida; the Regions Business Persons of the Year Award going to Bertha Galindo-Crucet and Kevin Walsh; and the Morgan Stanley Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award going to Michael Bath. We are also proud of the continuous support of Wells Fargo that once again serves as our main event sponsor. 8 WIREMAG.COM #10 2019
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Wire Magazine sat down with MDGLCC's Director of Marketing and Programming Jorge Richa to find out more about this year's The Platinum Gala.
MB: What is the symbolism of the "platinum" in Platinum Gala? JR: This year, the MDGLCC is celebrating its 20th anniversary of business excellence in our community. Platinum is the color associated with the milestone. In addition to that, the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is proud to recognize the MDGLCC as the 2019 NGLCC Chamber of the Year. The Chamber of the Year is seen as a role model for other chambers and raises the bar for impacting the LGBTQ business community where they live and work. We are beyond excited to be recognized for our work and accomplishments as we pride ourselves for being the voice of the LGBTQ and allied businesses in the Miami-Dade market. This validates our eďŹ€orts and our constant drive to work for the betterment of our members and their businesses. From our educational programming making business tools available for our members to thrive, to networking opportunities providing exposure, connectivity, awareness, visibility, and referrals to both sponsors and attendees. All of these translating into business growth for our members.
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MB: How many people are you anticipating to attend the Gala and how have attendance numbers trended in recent years? JR: Over 500 guests are expected to be in attendance to pay tribute to the honorees selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their eďŹ€orts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida. We have seen steady growth across the years in particular with more corporate representation and participation both LGBTQ and allied. MB: Why is the Gala important to our community? JR: This Gala is the MDGLCC's principal fundraiser of the year, which helps sustain operations and expand the ever-increasing demand for member programming. As the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for LGBTQ businesses, we continue to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for its members, and to provide outreach from the LGBTQ community to other organizations. MB: What part of the evening are you most looking forward to? JR: The event is architectured in a way that encourages people to network and meet each other. From the cocktail reception, (bars courtesy of Bacardi), the interactive pop-ups, silent auction, buďŹ€et dinner, awards ceremony, moonlight networking, and even the kids play zone (sponsored by Jackson Health System), there is ample opportunity to socialize and mingle.
MB: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? JR: First and foremost, we want to thank Wire Magazine for being an oďŹƒcial media partner of the event. We welcome your readers to join the celebration on May 18 at The Platinum Gala by having some fun, engaging with new people, and hopefully doing some business in between.
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PRIDE AROUND THE WORLD: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1969 STONEWALL UPRISING By Michael Bustamante & Rafa Carvajal
ride parades, events, and festivals are taking place around the world, celebrating the great milestones we've made as a community, and reminding us the many more we are yet to accomplish in the fight for full equality. Most of the celebrations take place in June, and will be honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in NYC – the oﬃcial host of WorldPride 2019. "In a world where LGBTQIA+ people continue to experience profound oppression, the NYC Pride March is a beacon of hope and community. This June 30, that beacon will shine the brightest it ever has when POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project and Monica Helms lead 115,000 marchers in the largest display of LGBTQIA+ pride the world has ever seen," said NYC Pride March Director Julian Sanjivan. This year, we have included 18 celebrations in our annual Pride Around The World issue of Wire Magazine, so mark your calendars and visit some of these amazing LGBTQ friendly cities to celebrate with friends the world over. Photo by Marcel Lennartz
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July 27 - August 4 pride.amsterdam This year, the theme of Pride Amsterdam is "Remember the past, create the future." According to Director Lucien Spee of Amsterdam Gay Pride, "This year we are commemorating the Stonewall riots, which broke out in New York 50 years ago and form a decisive moment in the history of the LGBTQ-movement." Enjoy street parties all weekend long, August 2-4, with circuit parties, and the highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride on August 3 – the Canal Parade.
August 7-11 antwerppride.eu Antwerp Pride attracts thousands of people every year to commemorate and celebrate the long journey towards acceptance and equality the LGBTQ community has made. The celebration gives the community a voice to educate and bring awareness to the general public. The centerpiece of Antwerp Pride is the Pride Parade on Sunday. 14 WIREMAG.COM #10 2019
July 27 csd-berlin.de The 41st CSD Berlin (Christopher Street Day) will be July 27, 2019, and will begin at 12 p.m. through Berlin. This year, the motto will be "Stonewall 50 â€“ Every Uprising Begins with Your Voice," as it was determined in four rounds of voting out of 242 proposals. Join in and march in support of the LGBTQ community.
August 2-4 brighton-pride.org
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An amazing display of inclusivity, the Brighton & Hove Pride Festival in Preston Park welcomes over 300,000 partygoers every year and is known as the country's biggest Pride celebration. Preston Park transforms into a fun playground with performance and dance tents, plus great performance stages. Icon Kylie Minogue will headline the festival this year alongside Jessie J, Clean Bandit, and Grace Jones.
CAPITAL PRIDE IN WASHINGTON D.C. June 8 capitalpride.org
Celebrate Pride in our nation's capital on June 8. According to Ryan Bos, Executive Director of the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA), "We are thrilled and excited for a year of events and community collaboration celebrating our theme, 'shhhOUT: Past, Present & Proud' in the National Capital Region." More than 200 organizations will join the parade, which will travel 1.5 miles with floats, vehicles, signs, banners, and entertainment, all supporting the LGBTQ community in D.C. The Pride Festival will have three stages of national and local talent, and will host 300 exhibitors including local community groups and businesses, food vendors, and organizations.
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June 5-9 gaykeywestfl.com/pride Join in to celebrate Key West Pride on a tropical island that is known for its open and accepting atmosphere. The parade takes place June 9, at 5 p.m., and it is definitely one to see. Celebrate with one of the most integrated and unique communities in the world – Key West. According to Dan Skahen, executive director of the guild that has served LGBTQ visitors for four decades, "We're making Pride island-wide and all-inclusive by staging plays, movies, wine tastings, all-welcome pool parties and special concerts including one by singer-songwriter Steve Grand."
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July 6 prideinlondon.org Known for delivering what has become a world-class celebration, Pride in London is run entirely by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. This year's theme will be #PrideJubilee, marking 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising. For Pride in London 2019, the Festival will provide a platform to showcase the very best from across the London LGBTQ community including theatre, cabaret shows, tours, exhibitions, conferences, museum events and much more.
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May 31 - June 9 lapride.org Gear up for an amazing 2019 Pride celebration, LA Pride's mission is to "create safe and inclusive spaces for self-expression, inspire an authentic sense of activism in the continued fight for equality, and celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of Los Angeles' LGBTQ community and its allies." This year's theme is #JustUnite – to set aside our diﬀerences and celebrate what truly unites us. The 2019 LA Pride festival headliners will be Meghan Trainor on June 8, and Years & Years on June 9.
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July 3-7 madridorgullo.com Every year, Madrid welcomes Mado â€“ the great LGBTQ Pride party held in Chueca, Madrid's gay neighborhood. Enjoy free concerts, parties, art, culture, and sports all around Madrid's gay neighborhood in the center of the capital. The main event, as with most Pride celebrations, will be the LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, July 6. In conjunction with Mado, Madrid also welcomes the WE Pride Festival with the sexiest, most intense parties at the most famous venues in Madrid: Sala But, Teatro Kapital, Fabrik, and La Riviera. This year, for its 9th edition, the Festival will last 5 days with 6 diďŹ€erent parties. #AlwaysWePride
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August 8-20 fiertemtl.com Pride Montreal, founded back in 2007, is the largest gathering of its kind across the Francophonie. The Montreal Pride Festival supports and promotes communities of sexual diversity and the plurality of local genres, while serving as a beacon of hope for communities living in injustice around the world. It attracts more than 2.7 million entries locally and internationally for eleven days of activities that include free shows, panels, the community day and the parade. The parade will take place on Sunday, August 18, welcoming over 300,000 people to the beautiful city.
June 7-9 togetherwenola.com Celebrate diversity at the largest Pride Festival to ever take place in Louisiana, New Orleans Pride, as it fully embraces the message of 'One Community.' "New Orleans Pride's objectives are to create an atmosphere where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity." Last year, more than 35 events took place over a three-day weekend, bringing in more than 82,000 participants, 3,000 of which were in the New Orleans Pride Parade. Head to togetherwenola.com for more information on this year's Pride festivities.
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NEW YORK CITY
June 1-30 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org NYC Pride is the oﬃcial host of WorldPride NYC 2019 and Stonewall 50. The Pride March will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The parade will begin at noon on Sunday, June 30, and according to NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, "As we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, it is fitting that we will march down Fifth Avenue, past the Stonewall Inn and through the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and Chelsea, cradles of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. I want to thank Mayor de Blasio, the NYPD, NYC Pride, and all their partners for their hard work in planning WorldPride NYC 2019, a tremendous logistical feat." The cast of POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project, and Monica Helms will lead this year's celebration, along with 115,000 marchers.
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June 29, 2019 gaypride.fr Paris Pride, also known as Marche des Fiertés is held in Paris annually. This year, Paris Pride will take place on June 29, celebrating the LGBTQ community and their allies. The parade will begin at Tour Montparnasse and end at Place de la Bastille. The celebration starts early in the afternoon, with over 50 floats for a beautiful parade lasting around four hours.
June 8, 2019 romapride.it The Roma Pride Parade, organized by the Mario Mieli Homosexual Culture Circle, will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Rome Pride's theme will be to "Take down the wall!" and will be celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising. Photo credit: © depositphotos.com | wjarek
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SAN FRANCISCO June 29-30 sfpride.org
San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Celebration Committee's mission is "to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people." San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade are the largest in the nation with over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than 20 community-run stages and venues. The parade, which takes place the Sunday morning, begins on Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Photo credit: © depositphotos.com | kobbydagan
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June 1-10 gaysitgespride.com Celebrate with the entire town of Sitges and lots of very sexy men on June 10 for the 10th anniversary of Sitges Pride. Sitges will host a series of parties and events the entire week. For more details and the full schedule, visit gaysitgespride.com.
June 9-14 telaviv-pride.com
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One of the hottest gay spots in the world, Tel Aviv commemorates Pride with a week-long series of events that celebrate Israel's LGBTQ community. The extravagant Pride Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on June 14, 2019, with the hottest men from all around the world. The parade floats will make their way from Tel Aviv's Reading station through Retsif Herbert Samuel Street.
June 21-23 pridetoronto.com Pride Toronto is an annual event in June that draws more than 1.2 million spectators and participants annually. Toronto is one of North America's leading gay destinations and its Pride Parade draws more than 1.2 million spectators and participants every year. Most events during the weekend take place at the Gay Village in the City's Church Street area, around the intersection with Wellesley Street. #10 2019 WIREMAG.COM 19
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The former "Primadonna" girl signaled her evolution last year when she tweeted, "It took me well over a year to figure out that a lot of my identity was tied up in who I was as an artist... and there wasn't much left of who I was." It wasn't long after that the new Marina began to emerge from her cocoon, starting with an epic collaboration with the music collective Clean Bandit on their soaring dance single "Disconnect." Now that she's gotten our attention, what's her next move? Well, a new album of course! However, Marina isn't about to give it all away so quickly. She's divided here latest project into two parts: Love and Fear. The first part of Marina's new journey features eight tracks about the most addictive, mysterious, and complicated human emotion, Love. Through these stories, Marina explores self-love,
romantic love and loving the moment. Right from the haunting opener, "Handmade Heaven," it's immediately clear that this is not the same Marina who once taught us "How to be a Heartbreaker." Instead, she has surrendered to her emotions and revels in its bliss. She continues her lover's praises on "Superstar," only this time her vocal acrobatics are backed up by a thumping backbeat worthy of some serious dance floor grinding. "Orange Trees" and "Enjoy Your Life" are the wake-up calls to take a minute to appreciate your surroundings and love where you are. Wedged in between those tracks is another Clean Bandit collaboration, "Baby," featuring the delicious Luis Fonsi. With its Spanish guitar, addictive hook and of course Fonsi's cameo, this is by far my favorite stop on this ride. "True" is Marina's selflove battle cry set to a thumping dance beat that's just begging for a remix to elevate it to Pride anthem status. Sadly, the final numbers, "To Be Human" and "End of the Earth," take a somber turn, bringing down the mood when it should leave you thirsty for more. Somber ending aside, Love proves that Marina still has more to teach us besides how to break hearts. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait too long for our next lesson, Fear, which dropped on April 26.
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hey say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but Marina Diamandis might beg to diďŹ€er. Formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, the singer/songwriter/producer has dropped the bejeweled half of her alias, going simply by Marina now. Like her old namesake, gone away is the bubblegum princess of the early 2000s. In her place is a bold new diva who is finally about to take her place among pop's precious gems.
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SIZZLE MIAMI 2019 ON SOUTH BEACH
Wire Magazine sat down with Dwight Powell, Sizzle's creator and founder, to preview what's in store for Sizzle Miami 2019. Rafa Carvajal: Tell our readers about Sizzle Miami 2019. Dwight Powell: Since our start in 2002, Sizzle Miami has always been about oﬀering the best, dopest experience possible for our attendees. It's about having fun – lots and lots of it. This Memorial Day Weekend, our attendees can expect nothing short of the same. 24 WIREMAG.COM #10 2019
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izzle, deemed as America's most celebrated and anticipated urban gay event, will be held in Miami Beach during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-27, 2019. For the first time since its inception back in 2002, Sizzle Miami is moving its entire roster of events from Downtown Miami to the National Hotel on South Beach – the event's oﬃcial host hotel. The entire hotel has been bought out for the weekend just for Sizzle Miami 2019, and it is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Sizzle welcomes everyone to party with all the sexy attendees and outstanding talent at one of the most scenic resorts in South Beach. To view all the events and purchase tickets, visit sizzlemiami.com. RC: What is new for this year's Sizzle festival? DP: This year's Sizzle will be drastically diﬀerent from all our amazing events over the years. Although we've had an amazing run, we felt that a major change was needed. So, we've shaken things up quite a bit, and the feedback has been huge. For starters, we decided to move the entire event from Downtown Miami to the National Hotel on South Beach. What's particularly great about this move is that we've got a total buyout of the entire resort just for our Sizzle guests. The National is a beachfront resort just steps from the beach, which is something our attendees have been wanting for years. Everyone already knows that South Beach is high energy and filled with tons of fun and excitement. Now imagine adding Sizzle Miami to the mix. Yup, our thoughts exactly. This event is going to be epic!
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RC: How has Sizzle Miami evolved over the years? DP: As with most events like ours, having the ability to evolve with the times, norms and social changes is crucial. People are always looking for something new, different and exciting. Over the years, we've learned that in order to remain relevant and top of mind, change is essential. That's why the move to South Beach, as well as adding new events and venues, were important enhancements for the Sizzle brand this year. RC: Why did you decide to create Sizzle Miami? DP: Sizzle initially grew out of a need for more upscale events targeting the urban gay market. Back then, while there were a few other urban events, they were all centered around gay Pride and HIV awareness. While those were and still are important, I wanted to create something diﬀerent. An event or party where we could showcase our community in a much more positive way beyond the stigma of HIV/AIDS and traditional Pride celebrations. RC: What events do you think attendees are looking forward to the most this year, and why? DP: Hands down, without a doubt, it's the Soak Him Pool Party. The pool at the National Hotel was the deciding factor for the selection of this property as our host hotel. It's a fact that the properties in Miami Beach are known for their pools and grounds, but few can rival the pool and grounds at the National Hotel – it's huge. The atmosphere is breathtaking, and I can't wait to show it oﬀ at this year's event. So, I hope all South Florida, residents and tourists alike come out. It's going to be that special. RC: Who are the headlining DJs and performers? DP: When it comes to showcasing the sexiest, most amazing talent, no one does it better than our team here at Sizzle Miami. A major treat and highlight of the event each year has consistently been our stunning, friendly models and go-go dancers. Along with our national circuit and pride events DJs and emcees, they all keep the party electrifying with high pitched energy and excitement. As for our headlining performers, we've decided to make that a secret until the event. Luckily for us, with all we have going on, it's refreshing to know that performer announcements aren't needed to get people to come through our doors.
RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? DP: We want to stress to all of your readers that Sizzle isn't just for out of towners. Also, it's not just for urban men of color. Sizzle is for everyone; local residents of all races and demographics. We want everyone to experience Sizzle as a giant melting pot of our fantastic, loving LGBTQ community.
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RC: Describe Sizzle 2019 in three words. DP: Party to remember.
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