Tag Archives: Winter Party

Live Video From The Winter Party

I’m down in Miami Beach for my favorite event of the year, the 24th annual Winter Party, which launched when I still lived here. I’ll be live-streaming this weekend during the daytime events over at the JMG Facebook page, so starting at 3PM click over throughout the afternoon at the top of hour to watch the festivities. The entirely volunteer-run ...

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Morning View – Ocean Drive

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Afternoon View – Jerry’s Deli

Jerry’s Deli, as I may have mentioned here one hundred times in the past, operates in the building that once was the Warsaw Ballroom, the single greatest gay nightclub in the history of the world. And I am unanimous in that.

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Winter Party 2013: March 6-11

The 20th annual Winter Party hits South Beach in just a few weeks. I was at the very first one and have only missed four or five in the last two decades. Sure, I no longer have the energy (or desire, really) to attend the giant til-the-break-of-dawn megaclub events that Winter Party is rightfully famous for, but I do so ...

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SLIDESHOW: Winter Party 2012

I finally sat down and whittled my hundreds of Winter Party 2012 photos down into the below manageable slideshow. Within you’ll find lots of handsome hotties, scruffy bears, smiley cubs, lovely ladies, muscle marys and pretty much every age group, niche and subset of the LGBT world. (Plus you’ll see some JMG regulars!) Kudos once again to the NGLTF for ...

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VIDEO: Under One Sun

Father Tony compiled the below footage at Saturday’s pool party thrown by the Task Force. I’m still sorting through the hundreds of photos I took at yesterday’s main Winter Party event and will have that posted later today.

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Winter Party: Under One Sun

Yesterday Father Tony and I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Winter Party’s Under One Sun pool event at Miami Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel. This is the 19th annual Winter Party and I think I’ve only missed handful since 1993. Hit the play button for lots of happy people raising money for South Florida LGBT and AIDS causes. The ...

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Morning View – Miami Beach Deco Bike

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Winter Party 2011

Yesterday Father Tony and I were joined by my dear Orlando friend Thomas for the 16th annual Winter Party on South Beach. This (I think) was my 11th time attending and once again the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and their volunteer staff delivered a flawless event. Huge kudos to Task Force head Rea Carey, Winter Party event chair ...

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SLIDESHOW: Under One Sun

Yesterday Father Tony and I spent the afternoon at the Winter Party Festival’s Under One Sun event at Miami Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel. As you can see, it was quite the festive mob scene, so I spent much of the party comfortably removed in one of the poolside balcony cabanas. And I still got sunburned. SLIDESHOW: Many hotties within. Full-screen images ...

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Morning View – South Beach Loews

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

I’ll be in Fort Lauderdale for the next five days to hang with Father Tony and do some oceanside blogging from his high-rise balcony in between trips to South Beach for Winter Party events. Tough life.

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Father Tony At The Winter Party

Father Tony had the grueling assignment of covering this weekend’s Winter Party for The Bilerico Project. I don’t imagine you’d care to look at a slideshow of hotties in Speedos, so definitely don’t click here. The Winter Party is an all-volunteer annual fundraiser by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force which provides a boatload of money to local South ...

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Winter Party 2009: Spend Your Money Where It Does Our Community Good

About twenty years ago, gay pride in major cities and the circuit party scene began to explode from single-day events to a stamina-testing series of parties stretched over long weekends, as glinty-eyed promoters swooped in to take advantage of a captive and restless audience. While the unprecedented successes of these events offered attendees a long menu of party destinations on ...

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Winter Party Generates Record Donation

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s Winter Party Festival (which took place in March) generated a record donation of $180,000 to Miami’s Dade Community Foundation GLBT Community Projects Fund. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced at a Coconut Grove reception last night that $200,000 from the 11th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner and the 2008 Winter Party Festival ...

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Winter Party 2008 Slideshow

Father Tony has created a cute little video slideshow of our weekend at the Winter Party, in which I only look slightly hammered most of the time. Good editing. There’s some bare butts in this thing, so it’s possibly NSFW. Featured are our visits to Surfcomber’s pool party, the Aussiebum fashion show on Lincoln Road, the leather dance at Fort ...

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Winter Party 2008

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Under One Sun

Yesterday we attended the pool party at the Surfcomber, the Winter Party’s host hotel, where at the welcome center my gift bag was handed to me by a genial Colton Ford. Even the porn stars volunteer for Winter Party. DJ Alyson Calagna (second photo down) did a wonderful job spinning out the happy vocals and Father Tony and I lounged ...

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale

Ah, Fort Lauderdale. This is the view from Father Tony’s 17th-floor pied-a-terre overlooking the ocean and the Intracoastal. I’m posting from Java Boys in Wilton Manor’s all-gay shopping center, where the neighboring tenants are Gay Mart, Tops-N-Bottoms, and half a dozen gay bars. Blogging will be light today, obviously. Later this afternoon, I’ll head down to South Beach for the ...

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