For this gal, Pride is about friends and drinks, and drinks with friends. I’ll go anywhere for these said drinks with friends, and have spent past Prides in some very interesting places. Last year I made no plans and had not a clue how I was going to spend Pride Sunday. I woke up in a stupor at a stranger’s apartment in Hell’s Kitchen Sunday morning after a wild romp the night before at Vlada. We took a cab to my place so I could change outfits and touch up my face. (Yes, I often need little touch ups.) Our initial plan was to go somewhere and watch the Parade, however, before I knew it, my apartment was full of drag queens and club kids and one King Ralphy who invited us to a Pride party he was hosting at Midtown Loft and Terrace. It’s around the block from my place and on a rooftop on a gorgeous summer day in Manhattan? Sign me up!
(Editor’s Note: Earlier in the year, GaySocialites.com presented the State Of Gay Nightlife address where we determined that nightlife is what you make of it. The Ritz is certainly making its own determination of what nightlife should be, and the GaySocialites team is less than thrilled with their definition.)
I am fond of the drink. This has been and never will be any sort of secret. I, Demanda Dahling, am very fond of the drink. And I’ll drink anything really, as long as it has an alcohol content above that of Nyquil. My go-to drinks though are iced V’s (read: vodka on the rocks), and white wine (read: really cheap white wine, because bitch is on a budget). So, I drink.. heavily. And, like most of us who drink (heavily), I occasionally misbehave. One would think this would welcome in a New York City club–crazy queens, mischief, wild times, and hey, most of those who dress up do it for free! It’s a win-win, right? Apparently not.
The GaySocialites.com team wishes a very happy birthday to our resident Republican Conservative Contributor, and one Fearless Bitch, Shealita BaBay!
You definitely keep us, and everyone who dares to read your musings, on their toes–and we certainly wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Happy Halloween everyone!” exclaimed Sharon Needles after being crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race last night.
In a finale that was more glamorous than the show itself, Ru and her girls reunited and dished out some drama from the season. We finally found out that Willam was disqualified from the show for having some hanky panky with her boyfriend . Latrice Royale was named Miss Congeniality, and it was also announced that she would be the newest professor on spin-off show RuPaul’s Drag U. Jiggly Caliente called off Phi Phi O’Hara for talking behind her back in an teary-eyed confrontation. It was certainly a show!
Now, let the music play, and see Sharon winning the whole race below: