Thanks to SCOTUS all marriages are now created equal, but not all months. July is the time when even locals need to a quick sojourn out of the zip code, but that doesn't make it any less gayer. Independence day bashes, fundraisers, and more are packed-in so you'll have plenty to choose from.
Ultimate Fourth of July House Party at House Nightclub, July 4
While not officially a gay bar, every Saturday House Nightclub turns into a gender queer utopia. This weekend they're planning a special blowout to celebrate America's independence without the streamers, hotdogs and fireworks. According to them if you're offended by spanking, vibrators, dildos, grandmas, babies, feathers, sheep, tickling, and being tied up please do not attend this nontraditional blowout. What better way to celebrate 4th of July than by a mild S&M scene at one of Miami's hottest nightclubs? If you'd like to attend be sure to dress up in "creative couture," that means leave the tank tops and sneakers at home, and put on something ridiculously chic. RSVP at 855-MY-HOUZE or here.
DineOUT with World OutGames at City Hall The Restaurant, July 8, 6:30 p.m.
As some of you might know Miami is the host city for the 2017 World OutGames, the worlds largest LGBT friendly cultural event combining athletes and artists from around the world. The last games were held in Antwerp and featured 36 events and over 30,000 participants from around the world. So to support this massive undertaking organizers are planning a fundraiser this month at local favorite City Hall. the menu will feature seared salmon, chicken limon, and their famous meatloaf, all served family style. Tickets are $75 per person and includes a welcome cocktail, coffee service, and it's all for a great cause. Buy your tickets ahead of time through Paypal.
Miami Beach Bruthaz at Congress Hotel South Beach, July 16 through 20
The ninth installment of MBB is coming back to South Beach with even more Speedo-filled madness. Despite its name, MBB maintains that it's an inclusive event open to all people regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or nationality. The four day festival features various events from pool parties at Congress Hotel, clothing optional hangouts at Haulover Beach, Andrew Christian underwear fashion shows, and more. Apart from the festivities there will be a Bruthaz Speak Out event hosted by the World Erotic Art Museum to discuss critical issues impacting the gay black community. You can buy day or group passes here. When you're getting ready for MBB, just remember less is always more.
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Miami Equality Connection at Via Verdi, July 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
Now that marriage equality is the proverbial law of the land, find out what the minutia of the SCOTUS decision means for Florida. Liz Schwartz, a expert in LGBT family law, will breakdown the ruling and draw out implications for those seeking marriage licenses. Schwartz was also apart for the legal team that brought marriage equality to Miami- Dade on January 5th. There will be tasty bites, and a full cash bar to take advantage of as you mix and mingle with other South Florida equality supporters. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP beforehand.