Category Archives: Gay Hawaii
The gayest fun in Hawaii is happening in Honolulu!
And now the hottest funnest bar in Chicago’s Boystown, Scarlet, brings their talents to Honolulu’s Chinatown!
The DJ’s of Scarlet Bar Chicago, Traver Rains, and Lanai Tabura have just opened SCARLET BAR AND DANCE CLUB – Hawaii’s LARGEST night club with an energetic and alluring atmosphere that will get anyones toes tapping. Let us introduce you to the wizards behind the the curtain of our ‘pink’ emerald city…
LANAI TABURA– Hawaii’s very OWN! Lanai boasts being the winner of the GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE on the Food Network and 25 year veteran of Radio & Television appearances. Most notable are: host of Cooking Hawaiian Style, Baywatch Hawaii, Jake & The Fatman, and Anthony Bourdane. Lanai can also be found doing stand up opening for Damon Wayans, Wayne Brady, The Pussycat Dolls and Hall & Oats to name a few.
TRAVER RAINS– Co-Creator/Designer of the clothing line, HEATHERETTE, Traver has shown hundreds of runway collections around the world and been a highlight of NYC fashion week for 10 years. He has dressed the likes of Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Pink, and Mariah Carey, just to name a few. His television appearances include: guest judge on Project Runway & Americas Next Top Model, MTV’s TRL, My Sweet 16 and Made.
THE DJ’S OF SCARLET: For the past 6 years the World renown DJ’s of Scarlet Bar Chicago have been creating an orgasmic experience for party goers in Boystown Chitown. This group of “finger-on-the-pulse” DJ’s was formed by Scarlet Bar proprietor Robbie Baldwin in order to create a customized sound for the Dance Club. And now this sound can now be found nightly in downtown Honolulu! Familiar names including Joey Luna, Scotty T, Katy, Konsept, Vlad, Kirk Dickens… plus a crazy mix of celebs such as CAZWELL, TARYN MANNING, Captains of Industry STONE ROKK, and GRAHAM JUNKE, ZEKE TOMAS, TRENTINO, ROCK CITY will be spinning their fingers off to mix the hottest top 40 beats.
WEEKLY PARTIES: Every night will be a welcoming adventure for gay boys and their girl friends (yes, we are straight friendly). But just to keep you on your toes, Scarlet will be offering a variety of weekly themed parties.
Easily the best nighclub in all of Hawaii. Great music, fun and friendly staff, strong drinks and great party atmosphere!
80 South Pauahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96822
(across from the historic Hawaii Theater in DOWNTOWN HONOLULU)
HOURS: Wed-Sun 8PM-2AM
Check out the fun and pics on facebook! SCARLET HONOLULU
@ScarletHNL -Instagram and Twitter
GAY PRIDE IS COMING! Over the next 6 months, gay prides will be happening coast to coast!
PHOENIX PRIDE April 5-6, 2014
MIAMI PRIDE April 11-13
TOKYO PRIDE April 27rh
SAO PAULO PRIDE May 4th, 2014 – the BIGGEST in the WORLD
NEW JERSEY PRIDE June 1st, 2014
LOS ANGELES PRIDE June 6th-8th
MILWAUKEE WI Pride June 6th-8th
CAPITAL PRIDE DC June 6th-8th
DETROIT PRIDE June 7th-8th
HONOLULU PRIDE June 7th
PHILADELPHIA PRIDE June 8th
BOSTON PRIDE June 8th-16th
KEY WEST PRIDE June 11th-15th 2014
NASHVILLE PRIDE June 12th-14th
SITGES SPAIN PRIDE June 12th-16th
PITTSBURGH PRIDE June 14th-15th
BERLIN PRIDE June 14th-15th
OSLO PRIDE June 20th-29th
HOUSTON GAY PRIDE June 20th-29th
TORONTO PRIDE June 20th-29th – BIGGEST in NORTH AMERICA!
PLUS in 2014, Toronto will actually be WORLD PRIDE with even BIGGER crowds
RHODE ISLAND / PROVIDENCE PRIDE June 21st
NEW YORK CITY PRIDE June 24th-29th
TAMPA FL PRIDE June 27th-29th
PARIS PRIDE June 28th
LONDON PRIDE June 28th
MINNEAPOLIS PRIDE June 28th-29th
CHICAGO PRIDE FEST June 21st – 22nd
(they are trying to fill in the days in between to make a full week of pride)
CHICAGO PRIDE June 29th
SEATTLE GAY PRIDE June 29th
MADRID PRIDE July 2nd-6th
COLOGNE GERMANY PRIDE July 6th
SAN DIEGO PRIDE July 18th-20th
STOCKHOLM PRIDE July 28th – Aug. 2nd
MONTREAL PRIDE July July 28th-Aug. 3rd
AMSTERDAM PRIDE August 1st-3rd – with floats on the canal!
ANTWERP PRIDE August 4th-11th
REYKJAVIK PRIDE August 5th-10th
CHICAGO MARKET DAYS – August 9th-10th (not really pride – but a big party!)
OTTAWA PRIDE August 15th-24th
PRAGUE PRIDE August 11th-17th
COPENHAGEN PRIDE August 26th-31st
ATLANTA PRIDE August 27th-Sept. 1st
SOUTHERN DECADENCE – August 27th-September 1 (not really pride – but a big party)
LAS VEGAS PRIDE September 2nd-8th
AUSTIN TX PRIDE September 20th
DALLAS PRIDE September 21st
MAUI HAWAII October 4th-5th
GAY PRIDE is a time of celebration and with that, usually comes some drinking. MAKE SURE YOU DRINK WATER AS WELL! Keep yourself hydrated! You don’t want to go to the hospital with your boa and go go shorts on! (poor guy!)
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diversity — the island’s uncanny ability to dazzle and soothe almost at
the same time. The second largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Maui
is 48 miles long and 26 miles across with a land area of 729 square
to be yourself. Welcoming all, but catering primarily to the gay and
lesbian traveler, we are the largest gay owned and operated hotel in
Hawaii serving the gay and lesbian market. Maui Sunseeker is the perfect place for gorgeous
Pacific Ocean views, seasonal whale watching and magical Maui Sunsets.
You should really think about booking your room NOW. Rooms will sell out!
If you stay with our friends over at Maui Sunseeker, they will be hosting a rooftop VIP Aloha reception only for their guests on Friday evening, the 5th!
Three days of fun in glorious Maui!
Aloha! It’s not news that the economy is difficult for everyone, particularly for those, like us, who depend upon vacation travel. Vacation travel is one of the first things cut in a tough economy budget. So the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort is working with other LGBT owned businesses to provide special tours at a very attractive price. Group tours are great for three reasons: Hurry Book Now for Bear Break: Maui March 24-31, 2012 10% Discount on All Bookings Made Before 11/15/11 This is a GREAT DEAL for you. Average cost for the entire week’s room booking and all tours/meals listed above is about $950/person, based on double occupancy. (Single occupancy, add about $600 on average) Please visit the Bear Break: Maui page for rates, other details and information on how to book this exciting tour! Or feel free to call us at +1-808-879-1261 REMEMBER BOOK BEFORE NOVEMBER 15 AND GET 10% OFF THE ROOM RATE!!
First up, Bears in Paradise Tours have put together Bear Break: Maui !!
1) Group tours allow the ‘economies of scale’ provide attractive pricing for our guests.
2) They make the trip even more enjoyable for our guests as they can share vacation time with people that have similar interests.
And 3) It removes the stress of vacation planning. Tours make it so easy to have many of the activities already scheduled and booked for you. Plus you’ll make many new friends (or more) along the way!
Bears in Paradise is excited to bring you to: Maui.
The island is known for its lush tropical beauty, while the state of Hawaii is a leading jurisdiction for gay rights. In January 2012, Hawaii will register its first same-sex civil unions. A small but active gay community represented by Both Sides Now organizes social activities throughout the year.
Bear Break: Maui brings you an intimate experience with the destination. Activities are designed to move beyond the standard packed tourist offerings to find the authentic Hawaii.
Stroll miles a brown sugar beaches; explore the historic whaling town of Lahaina; wind your way along the breathtaking Hana Highway through lush tropical rainforest; climb Haleakala crater for a stunning view of neighbouring islands; go snorkelling along the coral reefs and view vividly coloured fish; search out your first – or perhaps twenty-first – Aloha shirt; sample a variety of Hawaiian delicacies, from the working man’s Plate Lunch and Loco Moco, through to locally sourced nouvelle cuisine.
Stay at the newly expanded and renovated Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort, the only property of its kind in all of Hawaii. All rooms boast cooking facilities and California King beds. Rooms vary in size, with the largest sleeping six guests. There are clothing-optional hot tubs, sundeck and swimming pool. Amenities include complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, beach towels, local phone calls and much more.
It’s not news that the economy is difficult for everyone, particularly for those, like us, who depend upon vacation travel. Vacation travel is one of the first things cut in a tough economy budget. So the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort is working with other LGBT owned businesses to provide special tours at a very attractive price.
Group tours are great for three reasons:
Hurry Book Now for
Bear Break: Maui
March 24-31, 2012
10% Discount on All Bookings Made Before 11/15/11
This is a GREAT DEAL for you. Average cost for the entire week’s room booking and all tours/meals listed above is about $950/person, based on double occupancy. (Single occupancy, add about $600 on average)
Please visit the Bear Break: Maui page for rates, other details and information on how to book this exciting tour! Or feel free to call us at +1-808-879-1261
REMEMBER BOOK BEFORE NOVEMBER 15 AND GET 10% OFF THE ROOM RATE!!
Most resort destinations really have two gay communities, and Maui is no different. The local community tends to socialize in their own ‘family’ in private homes, informal groups or a weekly excursion to the beach. Although the local community is typically low-key, there are fundraisers and social events happening often, and visitors are always welcome.
The other gay group on Maui is made up of vacationing singles or couples, many of whom return to the island every year. The scene on Maui isn’t focused so much on high energy or heavy cruising but more on enjoying the incredible beauty found here.
Whichever group you identify with, you’ll find lots of opportunities to have fun, participate in activities and mix with the locals. Information on current local gay activities can be found online at Mauigayinfo.com.
From its heavenly beaches to its scenic natural wonders, there are plenty of reasons why Maui has been voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for more than a dozen years.
The second largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Maui is 48 miles long and 26 miles across with a land area of 729 square miles. But into that space is packed long, sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, rolling green pasture lands, dryland forests, and spectacular rocky cliffs.
Maui’s average temperature is between 75 and 85 degrees. In one day you can huddle at the top of Haleakala Crater watching a sunrise in 40 degree weather, sit on the sand at Kihei enjoying the tradewinds at noon, and watch the sun set in the west in the cooler evenings.
Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort is the place on Maui where you can feel free to be yourself. Welcoming all, but catering primarily to the gay and lesbian traveler, we are the largest gay owned and operated hotel in Hawaii serving the gay and lesbian market.
Located in Kihei, on Maui’s beautiful south shore, Maui Sunseeker is the perfect place for gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, seasonal whale watching and magical Maui Sunsets.
Currently in an expansion plan to grow the resort from 17 guests rooms to 30 rooms during 2011. “We have exciting plans for the two new properties we have acquired that are adjacent to the current resort and one comes complete with a swimming pool.”
Come enjoy the view from your lanai or from their rooftop tanning deck. Take a moonlit stroll or early morning walk along four mile long Mai Poina ‘Oe La’u Beach, just steps from your door at Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort!
IF YOU ARE AROUND THIS WEEKEND…..
They are celebrating the Grand Opening of the New Sugar Beach Building 600! Poolside full suites and more!
Want to convince yourself to get to Maui?
Check out the Maui SunSeeker webcam!
Installed by Bump Networks, the HD technology is amazing. Not only can you control the camera for 2 minutes at a time by clicking on ‘Control’, you can move the tabs at the top to swing the camera left and right.
Find out why readers of Conde Nast Traveler, keep voting MAUI, Best Island, for more than a dozen years!
Film in 2011 is
GOING DOWN IN LA LA LAND!
Director Casper Andreas makes a departure from his previous films with “Going Down in La La Land”. It’s an adaptation of Andy Zeffer’s “slightly autobiographical” novel. Andreas is best known for his comedies “Slutty Summer” and “A Four Letter Word.”
A true New Yorker he captures the spirit of that city. He makes entertaining films that just so happen to be gay. They explore love and relationships with hilarious dialogue and a sense of whimsy and delight without leaning on typical gay tropes like gratuitous nudity and bad acting.
Not only is “Going Down in La La Land” set in Los Angeles but it also veers a little darker than Andreas’ earlier films. Adam (Matthew Ludwinski) is the epitome of “fresh meat.” He moves to LA with no job, headshot or clue. His best friend Candy (Allison Lane) is an aspiring actress who is a little long in the tooth but not lacking in enthusiasm. Unable to keep a job, he is lured into the world of porn by a sweet-talking photographer (Casper Andreas). He soon begins escorting and quickly falls in love with a high profile sitcom star John (Michael Medico). Life get dark fast and quickly slips out of his control.
Despite the somewhat dark themes of escorting and crystal meth abuse, there are some funny and delightful moments of the film. Andreas manages to capture the spirit of living in Los Angeles and its stunning and eccentric inhabitants. There’s hope and pathos in people trying their damndest to make a name for themselves. Like the source material, the film doesn’t give you what you would expect and has surprising and even tender fairy tale moments. There are even a few bitchy soap operatic lines just for good measure.
Ludwinski is realistic as the attractive yet simple goober that is easily led into a world of porn, drugs and prostitution. Andreas shows his acting versatility with his realistic and eerie portrayal of a crystal meth addict. The star of the film is by far Allison Lane who steals every scene as the definitive deluded actress. She’s willing to do anything to pay her rent and to make it in Hollywood except get a job. Embrem Pictures regular Jesse Archer makes a departure from his fun and frisky Luke character to play Adam’s bitchy boss Matthew. However, sadly he is not around half as much as he needed. There are also hilarious cameos by Judy Tenuta, Perez Hilton, Bruce Villanch and Alec Mapa.
WATCH FOR IT IN THE COMING WEEKS –
May 7 The Boston LGBT Film Festival
(Andreas to attend)
May 12 The Rainbow Film Festival in Honolulu
(Star Matthew Ludwinski
& co-star Alec Mapa to attend)
May 25-31 Mix Milano Film Festival, Italy.
June 2-4 QCinema, Fort Worth (Andreas to attend)
More dates announced soon!