Pink magazine and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBT Historical Society) will host a prominent gay Valentine‚Äôs party, ‚ÄúCupid‚Äôs Back,‚ÄĚ on Feb. 10. The extravaganza will take place from 8pm ‚Äď 2am in a private home at 296 Liberty Street in the Castro district. Tickets are $25. All proceeds will benefit the Northern California GLBT Historical Society. With the venue accommodating up to 300 guests, tickets are available at the door and unable to be purchased in advance.
This party will raise funds to support the GLBT Historical Society‚Äôs world-class archives of queer history and its celebrated exhibits of GLBT history and culture. Valentine‚Äôs Day represents the openness, freedom, and spirit of San Francisco‚Äôs heritage as a worldwide homeland for GLBT people. Since the GLBT Historical Society has captured so much of this story as the home for our community‚Äôs history, it is excited to co-promote this party with Pink magazine.
The party will include an open bar with drinks sponsorship by Bulldog Gin and Peroni Beer. Food sponsorship is by Pasta Pomodoro. Hosts will be wearing pink Ginch Gonch underwear. Life Coach Clint Griess (JuiceJointCoaching.com) will give tips on romance and personal relationships. Griess is most recently known as the life coach on TV‚Äôs Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
‚ÄúThis is the classic ‚Äėyour-cake-and-eat-it-too‚Äô event. On one hand, you will have exposure to a great institution like the GLBT Historical Society and what it has to offer our community,‚ÄĚ says co-organizer Larry Lindsey. ‚ÄúOn the other hand, you‚Äôll be enjoying great food, beverages, and the company of so many awesome people while doing so. Win-win situation for everyone, and Mark Rhoades of Pink magazine has done a great job bringing it all together.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI‚Äôm really buzzed to be hosting the event,‚ÄĚ says house host Marc Boreham. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs not often that you get to justify outright debauchery by doing it for a good cause!‚ÄĚ He adds with humor, ‚ÄúThe focus of the party will be liquor, lick him, lick me. In no particular order.‚ÄĚ Suggested but not mandatory dress code is pink and red colors.
‚ÄúThe party‚Äôs going to be crazy fun,‚ÄĚ says GLBT Historical Society Board Co-chair Don Romesburg. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs also a great way to introduce a new crowd to the vital work that the GLBT Historical Society does as the home for our history.‚ÄĚ He adds with sincerity, ‚ÄúBoys, booze, and cultural activism. What could be better?‚ÄĚ
The mission of the GLBT Historical Society is to increase public understanding, appreciation, and affirmation of the history and culture of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual minority individuals and communities.