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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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Over 100 LGBTI people won in yesterday's US midterm elections

The rainbow wave really happened

Katie Hill
Katie Hill was one of the many victors | Photo: Facebook/Katie Hill for Congress

Numerous historic firsts happened yesterday in the United States’ midterm elections, including the highly anticipated ‘rainbow wave’. But just how big was the wave?

According to reports tallying up the winners from yesterday, voters elected over 100 LGBTI people to public office. This is more than ever before, helped by the fact that more LGBTI people also ran for office than ever before.

GLAAD counted LGBTI people winning eight federal seats, 86 state office seats, and 34 seats at the local level, for a total of 128 wins.

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

Several of these wins were massive, such as Jared Polis becoming the first openly gay man elected governor. Another was Sharice Davids, becoming the first LGBTI Native American elected to Congress.
‘The new House of Representatives is a critical check against the Trump Administration’s continued abuse of power and a strong signal that acceptance and inclusion are core American values,’ said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD.

With all the wins yesterday, Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives.

Several wins made national headlines. With over 100 victories, however, there are smaller wins worthy of attention too.

In California, for example, multiple LGBTI people made big impressions in their communities. Ahmad Zahra became the first openly LGBTI Muslim elected to public office. He won his seat in the Fullerton City Council’s 5th district.

Previously, experts considered the seat a Republican stronghold. Hillary Clinton, then, won the district in the 2016 presidential election, and Hill followed suit last night.

In New Hampshire, meanwhile, people elected two transgender women, Lisa Bunker and Geri Cannon, to the state House of Representatives.

Key West, Florida also elected their first lesbian mayor in Teri Johnson.

Several races still remain undecided, allowing for at least one more major LGBTI victory.
In Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate race against Martha McSally is still too close to call. If Sinema ultimately defeats her Republican opponent, she will become the first openly bisexual person in the US Senate.

According to AZ Central, the race may not be decided for days. Even then, there could be a recount or legal challenges to the outcome.

With 99% of precincts reporting, McSally leads Sinema my less than a single percentage point — 49.3% to 48.4%.

Overall, there were many victories to celebrate in this year’s midterm elections.

(Reprint from GayStarNews/Anya Crittenton)



Congratulations Ahmad!

Ahmad Zahra became the first openly LGBTI Muslim elected to public office. He won the District 5 Fullerton City Council. Ahmad is a film producer, small business owner and a community enthusiast

See his story.


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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R.I.P. Madea

After 20 years of introducing the character Madea to stages and screens, director, producer, writer, actor Tyler Perry will retire the gun-toting grandmother profane matriarch forever. Madea will make a final cameo in a farewell stage tour and in 2019's "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral.

In a recent interview Mr. Perry stated his reason for saying goodbye to the iconic character, stating "I just don’t want to be her age, playing her." Perry has portrayed Madea since 1999, debuting the infamous character onstage during, "I Can Do Bad All by Myself." The Madea character – based on his own mother, aunt and Eddie Murphy’s performance in “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” – has grossed more than $500 million worldwide at the box office from 10 films.

Here’s a preview of "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral"
Opening nationwide on March 1, 2019!


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.

 


  
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

  


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!


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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Love Requires Hard Work You Can’t Just Leave When Things Get Tough.

Love should have a sweet, sugary flavor. Not a bitter, rotten taste. It should make your life beautiful. It should help you experience things you’ve never felt before. Reach heights you never knew even existed. Fall into a divine sensation of ecstasy.

Love should bring out the best of you, help you grow. It should motivate you to open up and start seeing the world through your heart’s lenses. But, love also requires effort. It requires a lot of sacrifices.

Good relationships don’t just happen overnight.

When you love someone, you fight with all of your being to protect what you have. You put up with things that you personally don’t find enjoying. You accept compromises for the sake of the relationship. You embrace changes because it is the only way to go forward.

You don’t just leave whenever you experience a bit of drama. 

You can’t pretend to love someone, and then run for the hills whenever you have a little fight. It doesn’t work like that. You are either there, through thick and thin, holding hands and fearlessly walking through the hailstorm, or you don’t get attached at all.

I’m sorry but, love will never be only pink skies, warm hugs, careless mornings and cozy nights. There will be pain, there will be sorrow, anger, tears, drama, fights. And if you truly love the person besides you, you will do anything to get through those tough times.

Because when you truly love someone, you don’t give up at the first sign of inconvenience. You don’t throw everything away over on stupid disagreement. You don’t let your relationship fall apart over a silly argument.

When you truly love someone, you sit down and talk until everything is settled.

You fight, you scream, you cry, but you never give up. You give them a change to explain themselves. You share your opinions. You suggest a compromise. You think of everything you two could do to improve your relationship. You discuss until the sun comes up and night falls again.

But, whatever happens, you don’t give up without a fight.

Not if you really care about them.

Because when you love someone, and I mean really love them from the very depths of your heart, you stick with them. You don’t show up only when it feels convenient for you. You don’t hold their hand when they’re fine and then abandon them when they are at their most miserable. You don’t disappear when they need you and reappear when you need them.

When you really love someone, you don’t let them go through life alone. Whether it’s pain or happiness they experience, you are always there to hold their hand and let them know that it will all be well. You don’t let them suffer through it alone. You are in it together.

Because when you truly love someone, you believe that whatever it is that you’re experiencing, as long as you stick together and hold each other’s hand, you can survive it.
(Reprint from Stephanie Reeds on The Power of Silence website)