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Party With Queerty And Stoli: RSVP Now For Free ‘Stoli Guy’ Cocktails All Summer

GayCities and Stoli are coming to 13 cities this summer to find The Most Original Stoli Guy.

And Queerty is joining the search as the official media partner, which means we get to give our readers a summer filled with pumping parties, hot guys in designer underwear and free Stoli cocktails.

The Stoli Guy event series kicks off tomorrow, July 9 at Micky’s in West Hollywood. RSVP now for guaranteed entry and to enjoy the three-hour hosted bar. Plus you can count on mingling with RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Raja, actress Alexis Arquette, underwear designer Andrew Christian and with a special performance by pop singer Liz Primo.

Don’t live in L.A.? No worries, Stoli Guy is coming to you. Check out the full event series schedule and RSVP now to find out who will be The Most Original Stoli Guy in your hometown.

RSVP Now for Free Stoli Drinks

By:           Oscar Raymundo
On:           Jul 8, 2013
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  • 14 Comments
    • Michael David Barber
      Michael David Barber

      Really? After the Russian President just outlawed our lives, loves, and legal status as human beings you are pushing RUSSIAN VODKA. Way to go.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D P
      D P

      I just want to know who are the two guys in the picture?

      Jul 8, 2013 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oscar Raymundo
      Oscar Raymundo · Queerty Editor

      @Michael David Barber: Stoli has released a statement in support of the LGBT community worldwide and are using this partnership with GayCities/Queerty to put their commitment to action. It’s erroneous and narrow-minded to blame a multinational company (especially one that has supported the gays for years) for the ills of the government where some so their ingredients are made.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      Yeah, I think Russian vodka should come with pictures of murdered Russian gays, especially that guy who was killed with 2 and half vodka bottles up his ass.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      @Oscar Raymundo: That, I actually agree with. However, you should take into account that as of 2002, the Russian Government owns the rights to Stoli, it’s name, and it’s distribution (in the USA it was originally by PepsiCo, now by William Grant & Sons.

      The news of the Government of Russia taking back the rights of Stoli is here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/1794734.stm

      The company that makes Stoli I’m sure are very progressive (just doing this campaign shows this), so that is a good thing. But the money itself gets split between them and their government.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      What’s next to advertise, Queerty? Zimbabwe diamonds?

      Jul 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Gatz
      Scott Gatz · Queerty Editor

      @Jackhoffsky: That court case continues to be in dispute and Stoli moved to Latvia a long while back likely because of all this.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolichnaya

      I asked Stoli for a statement and they reminded me that it’s not a Russian company and is not affiliated or tied to the Russian Government. Here’s their statement:

      Stolichnaya Premium Vodka has and continues to be a fervent supporter and friend of the LGBT community. The brand’s ongoing commitment to the LGBT community currently includes an exclusive national partnership with Gaycities.com & Queerty.com in search of the Most Original Stoli Guy. Previous national initiatives included serving as the official vodka of Miami Gay Pride Week as well as ongoing events with a focus on Pride month. While Stoli is made from Russian ingredients, the brand is not a Russian company and is not affiliated and/or tied to the Russian government. Stoli firmly opposes the beliefs supported by the Russian Government in relation to the LGBT community.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      WHO CARES????

      Jul 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      I don’t want to mingle with any of those people, sounds like a tacky affair.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover
      Kenover

      Queerty and Gay Cities should have NOTHING to do with promoting Russian products until Russia overturns the ban on “promoting” homosexuality and jailing gay activists as they did at the Gay Pride parade. Have you NO ethics or conscience whatsoever? Forget about some PR flack’s assurances…Stolichnaya and every other Russian brand should be boycotted by every gay person of conscience. As should the 2014 Sochi Olympics. ACTIONS MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCES! Shame on you, Queerty!

      Jul 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      @Scott Gatz: I know it’s a mess. I know that dispute seems to be never ending. I honestly feel for SPI Group because they are caught between what they want to do as a global brand and what they are strapped to from their home country (i.e. production with Moscow Distillery Cristall http://eng.kristall.ru/ ).

      Stoli in Russia it is still labeled as a “Russian Vodka”, it’s still in legal dispute over the rights of brand… so until that’s cleared up, the Russian government still has part of their hand in the cookie jar.

      I personally thank EVERY company coming to the support of the LGBT community should be supported, even if it’s pandering a bit… a lot (*ahem* Absolut). And I will never, ever bitch slap someone or a company for trying to do the right thing. So my thanks to SPI Group for their support. I apologize that I just do not see enough distance to part with my money. That is JUST me… I know.

      That being said, it sounds like it will be a fun party with tons of hot guys. I hope everyone has a great time.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      Does that mean I can’t hire Russian escorts?

      Jul 9, 2013 at 6:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      @Harley: Sadly, Harley… if half their money goes to the Russian Government, no. BUT fret not… I happen to know there are MANY Romanian escorts who would be happy to fill whatever position you need (most of them are straight… but that doesn’t seem to matter to them for some reason… LOL).

      Jul 9, 2013 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • azsxdc
      azsxdc

      Shame on Queerty for continuing to sponsor these events! You need to withdraw your support immediately.

      Jul 31, 2013 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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