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10/19/2012: 20 Questions About Love & Sex

A new season of Logo TV’s 1 Girl 5 Gays has started, which means it’s time for us to play our favorite Canadian gay boys and girl and host Gay District’s own round of 20 questions about love and sex.

This Friday we will probe deep down into our gay psyches to talk about foreplay, Instagram and what it means to break up with a friend.

The questions and answers will continue after over dinner and drinks. The show starts at the usual time of 8:30 pm at St. Margaret’s. See you all soon!

Jay

05/04/2012 “Decadence and Downfall” or “What Doth a Diva Make?!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hola Boys! 

You have the power and vote to help shape this Friday’s discussion!  All you have to do to vote is simply speak your mind! Reply to me via E-mail with your vote, post on our FB page which topic you prefer, or even get the ball rolling by sharing your feelings on either topic to round up others into camp….

Decadence and Downfall  or What Doth a Diva Make?! 

Decadence and Downfall

In the world today we are taught that the perfection isn’t just an idea but an attainable tangible goal. That fame, fortune and immortality can all depend on how many likes you get on a Facebook status update or how many times your picture appears in Metro Weekly. There is no one that understands this more than the gay man. From spending hours in the gym to sculpt , tone and maintain our bodies to the hyper-vigilance of “healthy” eating. From the all night party bus benders to the 6 pack of Redbull just to get to the office after a wild weekend. But what is the cost? Does this pressure for an unattainable idea lead to self destruction? Men in The LGBT community have some of the highest propensity towards aaddiction and substance abuse. Is there a correlation? Does the pressure we take on to remain immortal in appearance in fact shorten our lives? Does is really matter how bright your light shines if you’re really just burning the candle at both ends? 

What doth a Diva make 

From Dorthy Dandridge to Halle Berry. From Audrey Hepburn to Michelle Pfiefer. We as gay men have adored the hyper femininity of our leading ladies just as much as we lust after the hyper masculine in their co-stars. But what in fact does a Diva make?! Is it the troubled past and personal pitfalls that lead to Academy notoriety? The no holds barred bitch bravado that accentuates her every action? The tragic romantic antics that make any script look pale in comparison?   Is there subtext in the filmography or personal story of these leading ladies that speak directly to us? Or do we just enjoy a good Bitch regardless of her talent? How has camp, drama, or even comedy help to shape our appreciation of these GORGEOUS creatures?

As usual discussion will be followed by dinner at a local establishment and whatever trouble we can find ourselves in! 

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1/27/2012: Thank you for being a friend!

Hi boys,

This Friday will will discuss friendships in our gay lives. Is your best friend another gay boy, a fag hag, a straight boy or even (surprise!) a lesbian? Do you compartmentalize your gay and straight friends and share only certain topics with each one? Do you and your friends act more like characters from the Golden Girls, Friends, Will & Grace or Queer As Folk? (To get a glimpse of which characters other guys identify with, check out the TV polls on our Facebook page.)

We will talk about this and all of the other things that make our friends special to us (both as gay men and people). Plus, who knows? You may expand your circle of friends with new ones you meet on Friday!

After dinner we will navigate the city for food! As Always, discussion will be held at St. Margaret’s Episcopalian Church, 1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW Discussions starts at 8:30 PM. Can’t wait to see you all Friday!

Jay

12/16: Bah humbug. Are the holidays over yet?

We’re already half-way through December, so the holidays and its parties and fun are well underway. While the holidays are great to partake in, it’s also nice to take a break from them.

On Friday, we will take a breather from Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and return to talking about what all interests us: love & sex. Join us for 20 questions about love & sex, as hosted on Logo’s “1 Girl, 5 Gays.” There will be rapid questions (of course with your responses!) about relationships, guys, family, friends, etc. The questions are always fun and interesting!

See you Friday. Same place. Same time.

Jay

Ho, Ho, Homosexuals

A Very Gay Christmas
A Very Gay Christmas, indeed

It’s that time of the year, gents: the halls are decked, Obama has the tree lit, and every retail outlet is playing the same twenty Christmas tunes recorded in the mid-1900s on repeat. “The Holidays are here,” as we non-exclusively put it, and bring with them joy, stress, a season of giving, a season of debt collection, togetherness with loved ones, burning hatred of loved ones, and so on.

Come discuss your plans this year, anxieties, and memories of previous bipolar-as-a-Joan-Crawford-character holidays. Going out of town? Changing your travel plans or long-standing traditions due to finances? Trying to decide with your partner whose family to visit or avoid, or perhaps whether your relationship is “there” yet, with regards to joint family visits? We’ll touch on all this and much more, so come say hi!

As always, we’ll be meeting at 8:30 pm on Friday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal, 1830 Connecticut Ave NW, via the Parish Entrance buzzer by the bus stop. Afterwards we’ll nosh somewhere nearby (ladies’ choice this week), and break off into holiday de-stressing bar groups and descend on the local bar scene like wise men on a sale display of frankincense and myrrh.