The Very Best Of NYC Special and Upcoming Events

Sage’s Winter Blast, Gloria Steinem, Sandra Bernhard, HRC Gala and more!


SAGE is returning to the dancefloor once again with their Winter Blast on Jan 20. The Fall Frolic was a great success and these gals are ready to do it all over again, so if you missed it last season, now’s your chance to get down to a variety of musical genres and a great range of women. To make sure you’re nice and warm, these ladies have arranged a special Latin dance performance by Rhythm Locura.

At the Brooklyn Museum on Dec 13 Gloria Steinem will moderate a panel discussion on sex trafficking. Joining the acclaimed activist and writer will be Taina Bein-Aime, Executive Director of Equality Now, Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS, and others who are involved in the fight against sexual exploitation and violence against women and girls.

Returning again to the Javits Center is the 28th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show, taking place Jan 16–18. On display for your perusal are brand new models from BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, KYMCO, Star and Yamaha, as well as representatives from hundreds of other companies to talk you through your motorcycle needs, whether beginner or expert. The show features the all-electric, zero-emission Vectrix scooter, as well as bikes that get 50 miles to the gallon. On top of all that turbo-charged excitement, there will be plenty of entertainment throughout the expo for adults and children alike.

For a cheap way to cross some book lovers off your holiday shopping list, check out the Books Plus Sale at The Lesbian Herstory Archives taking place on Dec 14. They’re selling tons of books as well as LPs, cassettes and vintage tees, all for a dollar or less! Of course, all proceeds benefit the Archives, which strives to document lesbian history.

And if you haven’t heard by now, The L Word will be premiering its sixth and final season on Jan 18. Human Rights Campaign and GO Magazine will be teaming up again this year with Showtime to celebrate the show and all its drama at Pacha. See The Scene on page 50 for more details.


If you’re interested in attending the Garden State Equality Legends Dinner on Feb 28 you should start planning now, since last year’s event sold out in record time. The event will feature open bar, cocktail hour, silent auction, five-star dinner and dancing. Scheduled to appear at the event are such legends as Fran Drescher, Judy Gold, Michelle Clunie and Speaker Christine Quinn. For more information and to purchase tickets, see

Another dinner worth considering is the HRC Greater New York Gala Dinner at the Hilton New York on Feb 7. Last year’s event featured a silent auction with tons of great offerings, and the event has been hailed as one of the best of 2008. This year is sure to be equally exciting, as it honors Keith Olbermann as an Ally for Equality for his work on Prop 8.

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