Whistler WinterPRIDE (January 26-Feb 2)
Looking for a new Valentine? There is plenty of eye candy at Whistler WinterPRIDE. There will be an official pink takeover as gays from around the world ascend the mountain for a gay ‘ol time. DJ Buceey Bruce kicks off the week Whistler Style at the Sunday night Welcome Party at Garfinkles. Make eyes with a handsome Canuck while snowboarding on Whistler Mountain and check out his boots and spurs at the Tuesday night Cowboy & Cowgirl Party at Buffalo Billls.
Take in the sprawling views of Cougar, Whistler, Rainbow Mountains and the Soo Valley before heading to see Australian Idol sensation Courtney Act at the Mr. Gay Canada Competition at the Whistler Conference Center. The 2014 host hotel is The Aava Whistler Hotel.
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Hollywood/New York RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six Premiere Party (Feb 17 & 19)
RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Parties are always a blast. RuPaul plus the season six performers are scheduled to attend the premiere party along with celebrity judges, past contestants. Toast new contestants like Bianca del Rio, Laganja Estranja and Vivacious while rubbing elbows with Drag Race superstars Raven, Raja and Latrice Royale. Hollywood’s premiere party will take place on February 17 at Beacher’s Madhouse in Hollywood. The Drag Race gals will fly east after the party and storm Stage 48 for New York City’s premiere party.
If you’re sick of snow angels and hot cocoa, head south for boys, beads, crazy costumes and wild parties. Join the boys from Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro for Rio Carnival, a four-day celebration forty days before Easter. Get into the headlining action by taking in the four different Sambodromo parades, show off at the Gay Ball in Rio Scala and be sure to check out the colorful drag-queens at the neighborhood Banda of Ipanema parade, founded in 1964. Have a caipirinha and get ready to samba with Brazilian guys.
White Party Palm Springs
Jeffrey Sanker presents the White Party Palm Springs, the largest annual gay dance party in the world in Palm Springs. This year, superstar DJs Manny Lehman, ChiChi LaRue, Tony Moran, Wayne G., Chris Cox, Shane Stiel, Dani Toro and Ralphi Rosario are scheduled to set the tone over plenty of pool and wet underwear parties. Be sure to pick up a few ES Collection options for the week and WHITE, of course, for the main event when men fill the Palm Springs Convention Center to get down to Bent Collective (Danny Verde & Steven Redant). Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the White Party by checking into the Renasisance Palm Springs, the host hotel for the White Party.
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