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LGBTQ Venue

LGBT Event Venue in Atlanta, GA

Grand Prize Singles Experience, LLC is a mixed-use facility and event venue for filmmakers and the LGBT community-based in Atlanta, GA. Known as the GPS Experience, movie directors, producers and actors alike can have a single experience in filming different scenes for their project. The facility also serves as a safe space for members of the LGBT community to meet, date, dine and wed! Read further and find what we offer!

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2019 Golden Globe Awards Announced
American Crime Story, Pose, A Star is Born and Boy Erased are up for multiple awards

Golden Globes
Lady Gaga and Darren Criss. | Photo: Instagram / Twitter

Golden Globe nominations came out on December 6th and there are a lot of LGBTI contenders. The awards ceremony celebrates outstanding achievements in film and television and is airing 7 January 2019.

Vying for the coveted Best Motion Picture award are Black Panther, A Star is Born, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and If Beale Street Could Talk.

Bohemian Rhapsody is about the band Queen and the story leans heavily into the life of bisexual frontman Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek, who plays Mercury, is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story tops the list of nominations in the Television Series or Program category, with four in total. 
It features Darren Criss, who plays an openly gay serial killer. It also features Ricky Martin.

A Star is Born features actress Lady Gaga, as well as Drag Race queens Willam and Shangela. Lady Gaga’s up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture and Bradley Cooper for the same in the male category. The pair are nominated for their song Shallow, which features heavily in the film. Cooper’s also up for Best Director in a Motion Picture.

The Favourite, starring Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, is about the Queen’s same-sex relationships with two women. It could take home five awards in total.

Huge list of LGBTI representation

Lucas Hedges is up for his portrayal of a young gay men in gay conversion therapy, in the movie Boy Erased.

The film is also up for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, for the song Revelations by gay singer Troye Sivan.

Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Pose – about the ball scene in New York – is also up for a couple of awards. One of the show’s stars Billy Porter is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. The second nomination is for Best Television Series.

Gay actor Ben Whishaw could take home a Golden Globe for A Very English Scandal.

Killing Eve, which includes a same-sex storyline, is up for Best Television Series, as well as Sandra Oh for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series.

Will & Grace star Debra Messing is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? might take home two awards. The main character Melissa McCarthy plays is a lesbian.

Crazy Rich Asians, which includes a gay Asian character, is up for two Golden Globe Awards.

Charlize Theron is up for an award for Tully, which features a bisexual mom.

Kristen Bell’s character in The Good Place is bisexual – she’s up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. The show’s also up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

In the Best Foreign Language Motion Picture category, Belgium film Girl is about a trans woman trying to become a dancer. The actress who plays the trans woman is cisgender, who got some backlash for the role.

(Source: GSN/GMT/ By James Besanvalle)



Planning a Progressive Dinner Party for the Holidays!

What is a Progressive Dinner Party?

A Progressive Dinner Party is a progression of intimate gatherings among a circle of friends and/or family members where music, food and fun happens in four different locations in one day.

The Party will begin in the morning and culminated in the evening. It starts out at one location, a person(s) home/apartment/clubhouse and proceeds to 3 other locations. Your space needs to be large enough to accommodate X amount of people (i.e. living room, kitchen, basement, family room or combination of spaces)

(A Progressive Dinner Party can be planned between different departments in a company too.)

Dinner Party

Getting started:

Plan how many people you want to attend, it can be as few as eight up to whatever you’re comfortable with to have at the party.

First, get some feedback from people you want to invite. Ask around and see if friends/family would be interested in putting on a Progressive Dinner Party. Also, ask if anyone would be open to have their home (or another facility) be designated as one of the four locations.

Here’s what you tell them:

The party takes place at four locations. It will start out in the morning at one location and culminated in the evening.

1. House – Breakfast (light food items (i.e. crepes, mini quiches) assortment of beverages *
2. House – Lunch (Possible light food items (i.e. salmon, crab cakes, assortment of salads,) assortment of beverages *
3. Home – Dinner (Possible entrées (i.e. baked chicken, casseroles) assortment of beverages *
4. Home – Dessert (assortment) assortment of beverages *

*Each home should have small bottles of miniature water bottles to avoid wasting water.

1. Each home will have a host (not necessarily the owner if he/she chooses not to be the host). The host will be responsible for making everyone stays on track to insure a successful event.
2. Give some possible dates for them to choose from (first choice, second and third choices).
3. Once you have commitments of participants and locations, organize the locations. Choose locations that would be in close proximity of the other locations so guest could travel short distances between locations. You can then set up the time of each house event.
4. Pick a date to have the event, choose a theme and mail out invitations. (Mailing out on-line invitations (i.e. Everbrite) is an easy way to announce the event)

a. Give the name/theme of the event
b. RSVP (Set it up in a way to assure participation) **
c. Asking for anyone open to have their home (or clubhouse) as one of the designated events.
d. In planning the event ask friend/family to sign up to participate in one of the four-part teams (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts).

*When the invitee RSVPS he/she will choose which event they plan to attend so you know how many guests to expect at each event so the menu can be planned for the amount of people. The unique thing about Progressive Dinner Parties is its flexibility. Your guests do not have to attend each planned event. Some guests may not be able to attend each event (i.e. work, not having a baby sitter available, tired.)

Here’s where the fun begins:

Each invitee is asked to participate on a team to plan one of the four events of the Progressive Dinner Party! As part of the invite, once they accept the invitation they must sign up to participate on one of the four teams (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert team). Each home will have a host (not necessarily the owner if he/she chooses not to be the host). The host will be responsible for making everyone stays on track to insure a successful event.

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South Africa passes historic vote to protect civil unions from homophobes
More than half of South Africa's marriage officers are exempted from performing same-sex marriages based on conscious or religious exemption

The lower house of parliament (National Assembly) in South Africa has voted for a historic change to civil union laws.

South Africa has recognized civil unions since 2006 but today’s changes will mean that officials will not be able to refuse to marry same-sex couples on the basis of their ‘conscience, religion [or] belief’.

Cope (Congress Of The People party) MP Deidre Carter introduced the Civil Union Amendment Bill in January with the parliament’s Portfolio Committee passing it in November.

During the debate, Deidre Carter, said LGBTI people suffered greatly during South Africa’s apartheid era. She told the parliament they ‘suffered a particularly harsh fate and were branded as criminals and rejected by society as outcasts’.

‘I received complaints that couples were being turned away from a number of Home Affairs offices as there were no marriage officers that were prepared to solemnise same-sex marriages,’ she said.

‘My investigations revealed that this tendency was in fact more widespread than initially thought. At the time, the Minister advised me that nearly half of its designated marriage officers had been exempted from solemnizing same-sex marriages.’

Carter argued that refusing to marry a same-sex couple was a ‘limitation (that) cannot be justified in an open and democratic society’.

Following today’s vote the National Council of Provinces (upper house) will also vote on the amended bill. Should it be successful in the NCOP, President Cyril Ramaphosa will then sign it into law.


(Source: GSN/GMT/by Shannon Power)


12-year-old whose drag model is instant hit on Instagram

Nes, a 12-year-old boy model in Thailand is an Instagram sensation. He has bedazzled the fashion his impressive makeup skills and the fashionable outfits he dons on Instagram. Nes, is currently in elementary school. He began playing with his mother’s makeup out of curiosity, and soon developed a love of it. With his parents’ full support, Nes shows off his drag looks on Instagram.

It wasn’t long before Nes’s Instagram account took off. He currently has over 300,000 followers.
Additionally, his Instagram-famous status has gotten him invited to major events both in Thailand and abroad, like China. One memorable appearance was when Nes walked the red carpet of an event hosted by Thai entertainment news company, Dara Daily.

Due to his talent and popularity, Nes was able to score promotional deals with various cosmetic brands. With the money made, he was able to buy his family a new home. Check out the video!


Super Drags and Dancing Queens, Two New Netflix Original Series'

Netflix has premiered a LGBTQ-themed superhero show featuring cross-dressers titled "Super Drags".The show will apparently follow the characters as they lead their double life working in a department store by day before transforming into "super drags" at night.

The synopsis reads, "By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest SUPER DRAGS in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world's glitter from the evil villains."

The show is drawing support from LGBTQ activists and sparking outrage from conservatives who threaten to cancel their Netflix subscription.

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Alyssa Edwards is one of the biggest superstars to come from 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' Now Justin Johnson, the man behind the makeup, is the star of his own new reality series.

RuPaul has helped many drag queens get their starts on the original show and All Stars, including Shangela, Eureka, and Aquaria. But Alyssa Edwards has been a fan favorite since she starred in the vh1 show's fifth season. Alyssa, A.K.A. Justin Johnson, took reality television by storm, and now she has her own reality TV show on Netflix, 'Dancing Queen.'

Alyssa has been tongue popping and sharing Alyssa's Secret on World of Wonder, which helped solidify her place in entertainment. The Texas native is an icon in the LGBT community and in today's pop culture. And Justin Johnson, the man behind the makeup, is using his love of dance and experience in RuPauls Drag Race to encourage young kids to be themselves.

Alyssa has so much pride in what she does, and her new Netflix show is giving us a taste of the person 'behind the mask.' You've seen her drag queen transformation, but now you'll get to see her stripped down and raw.

Source: YouTube

Available Now For Streaming on Netflix!

  


Chuck Schumers Daughter

Chuck Schumer’s daughter weds in Brooklyn

The brides wore white — but hazmat suits might have been better.

Alison Schumer, the younger of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s two daughters, married Elizabeth Weiland on Sunday in Brooklyn, with the couple posing for wedding photos on a bridge over the toxic Gowanus Canal.

The white-dress-clad lovebirds, each clutching a mixed bouquet — with Alison Schumer wearing shoes as green as the Superfund site below them — held hands and shared a tender glance on the rust-flecked Union Street Bridge, which has become a popular backdrop for photos.

Starting around 10 a.m., the pair posed for several snaps along the tree-lined bridge before heading inside the nearby Green Building event space to exchange vows in a brief, intimate ceremony around noon.

The party, made up of close friends and family, then trekked across the street to a reception at 501 Union St. that lasted well into the early evening.

Alison Schumer, 29, is a six-figure product marketing manager at Facebook — which has donated about $50,000 to her Democratic Senate minority leader dad, a vocal defender of the social media titan on Capitol Hill.

Weiland, 33, is pursuing an MBA at Columbia Business School and works in the MTA’s strategic initiatives office, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Sen. Schumer showed up for his daughter’s big day wearing a green yarmulke and flanked by security guards as the NYPD closed down the street for his arrival.


On the Red Carpet
Have you ever wanted to walk “The Red Carpet”? The GPS Experience will make it happen for you! From the entrance to the elevator lobby to our spectacular outdoor/indoor atrium, ‘The Red Carpet” has been rolled out, announcing your arrival! Red Carpet Our guests who are attending “Couples Dinner & Show” and those who come to check us out are welcome to trendy shops. We invite you to partake of our Grand Prize Bakery, Florist, Wedding Planning Boutique, and Gift Shop!
Once our shops are up and running smoothly, we have plans to open a men & women spas. Also, there are plans to have a nail shop for women and a Barber and nail shop exclusively for men.

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Grand Prize Singles Experience “Circle of Life”!

Grand Prize Singles Experience

So, what’s the meaning of Circle of life and how does it relate to Grand Prize Singles Experience? The circle of life is a symbolic representation of birth, survival and death. Grand Prize Singles Experience may begin a birth of a relationships, a place to celebrate along the way and feel resolute!


Every human being starts out in the world alone and for most or many have support along the way. Whether it’s family, friends or both, many LGBT seek unconditional love in a relationship. First, you have to meet a person, find the things you have in common and the differences. If what you have in common outweighs what you don’t, you start the process of dating.

Grand Prize Singles Experience is a wonderful safe space to meet people in the LGBT community. Meet & Greets are held 7 days a week with hosts to stimulate the crowds to inter-act with each other no matter if you’re a little bit shy or boldly likes to go where no man or woman wants to go! All you have to do is show up and we will show out by making sure you have a good and healthy experience.

So, what’s the meaning of Circle of life and how does it relate to Grand Prize Singles Experience? The circle of life is a symbolic representation of birth, survival and death. Grand Prize Singles Experience may begin a birth of a relationships, a place to celebrate along the way and feel resolute!

Every human being starts out in the world alone and for most or many have support along the way. Whether it’s family, friends or both, many LGBT seek unconditional love in a relationship. First, you have to meet a person, find the things you have in common and the differences. If what you have in common outweighs what you don’t, you start the process of dating.

Grand Prize Singles Experience is a wonderful safe space to meet people in the LGBT community. Meet & Greets are held 7 days a week with hosts to stimulate the crowds to inter-act with each other no matter if you’re a little bit shy or boldly likes to go where no man or woman wants to go! All you have to do is show up and we will show out by making sure you have a good and healthy experience.

Once you have chosen someone to get to know better then you are on your way to getting to know him or her better on your own time. At some point, you may want to take them on a special date, that’s where Couples, Dinner & show at Grand Prize Singles Experience comes into your plans. You may decide to publicly announce to the world, you’re an item (exclusive), just let us know and we will arrange something special to you. On the otherhand, you might have already declared you being exclusive and just want to celebrate it!

After being in a relationship where you feel comfortable enough to take it to the next level, you may want to plan a wedding. Wedding Bells Blues at Grand Prize Singles Experience can assist you in planning your wedding nuptials. We have an onsite wedding boutique, wedding chapel and ballroom to accommodate your marital bliss!

Over the years, you may choose at Grand Prize Singles Experience
as a place make a wedding proposal to celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, adoptions or whatever event. And, you can just come in to enjoy an intimate dinner & show at Couples!