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Cruise Winner Jimmy Burnett and Brian Van Wey. Photo by Hubert Bonnet

Cruise Winner Jimmy Burnett and Brian Van Wey. Photo by Hubert Bonnet

Summer of Pride Brand G Vacations Winners
As the Summer of Pride comes to a close, congratulations to Jimmy Burnett, the winner of the Summer of Pride drawing for a Mekong River cruise from Brand G Vacations. Presenting Jimmy Burnett (left) his prize is Brand G’s Brian Van Wey.


HT3! presented by Toxique Events
October 5 • 10pm – 3am
The Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave., MInneapolis

Ready for Round 2? Toxique Events is at it again with HT3! They’re bringing back the hardcore, bangin’ beats from Sir Phil “Da Beatz” and saucing y’all up with Ms. Dida Ritz and Ms. Debbie Fox on the mic for the night. They are sending summer out with a bang, so throw those high tops and tank tops and show off some muscle! Search “Toxique Events” on Facebook for more info.


Make Your Own Kind of Music – Cabaret & Auction
October 6 • 4:30pm – 9:30pm
The Metropolitan • 5418 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis

One Voice Mixed Chorus’ annual Cabaret features top Twin Cities talent, great silent auction prizes, and a fabulous dinner. All proceeds from this event support the One Voice mission: Building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song! The evening will be emceed by Greta Grosch, and features some exciting Twin Cities performers. Tickets are $65 and $95. More info is available at at


National Coming Out Day Luncheon
October 11 • 11am – 1pm
Marriott City Center • 30 S. 7th St., Minneapolis

Join Quorum for the 20th Annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon. This inspirational community luncheon gives voice to the power of living openly, honestly and with authenticity at work, in our families and in our communities of faith. The featured speakers include: Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, Bill Hudson, former President of Totino Grace; Judge Victoria Kolakowski, First elected Transgender Trial Judge in US; Jacob Frey, Founder of The Big Gay Race and GLBT ally. Tickets are available at or email [email protected].


The Kinky Zombie Pub Crawl
October 12 • 9pm – 2am
Gay 90’s • 408 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Head down to the Gay 90’s for the ReelOUT Short Film Competition kickoff party. The evening includes dancing, a costume contest with a $100 first prize, and the premiere of the ReelOUT Short Film Competition promo video and Indie-GoGo campaign video. There will also be a “Flesh Party” in the Gay 90’s back room. Search “Kinky Zombie Pub Crawl” on Facebook for more info.


OutFront Minnesota Annual Gala
October 19 • 5pm
Walker Art Center • 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Let’s celebrate the historic achievements made here in Minnesota, and get inspired to continue the momentum in 2014 and beyond!
This year’s theme is MOMENTUM >> Movement. People. Power. The evening features a cocktail reception, stage program hosted by Jason Matheson, and an after party with DJ Shannon Blowtorch. The stage program will honor three leaders who are advancing equality for LGBT people across the state. Visit or tickets and more information.


Bingo A Go Go
October 19 • 5:30pm
Hyatt Minneapolis • 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Do you love Halloween and dressing up as much as Miss Richfield 1981? Well, your chance is coming! Once again, it’s time to get out the daubers and get together for an evening of bingo, raffles, and great entertainment. This year’s theme is Monster Bingo, and I can only imagine what Miss Richfield 1981, Shannon Regan from Park House, and Jeff Heine from the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will be wearing. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and benefit Park House and Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus. Visit for more details and to purchase your tickets.

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