The Very Best of Special and Upcoming Events

GLAAD OutAuction, Gay Life Expo and more…

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On Nov 23 GLAAD is hosting it’s annual GLAAD OutAuction at the Metropolitan Pavilion. This year’s pieces include a beautiful black and white photograph by Herb Ritts, a painting by Marc Chagall and a Picasso drawing. The festivities are sponsored in part by GO and you can count on the night being full of interesting people from all across the spectrum of the rainbow.

Over at the Jacob Javits Center on Dec 15 & 16 is the Gay Life Expo, which is one of the largest congregations of gay everything that you could possibly imagine. Come and see just how gay the world really is and be entertained by the exciting lineup of performances, including comedians, drag queens, Broadway casts, and all sorts of other fabulous queers. And don’t forget to come say hello to us at our GO Magazine table!

Just when you thought we had enough going on, GO will be at yet another amazing event! Dec 5 at Exit Art is Stonewall Honors 2008, honoring three amazing women. The night will be hosted by comedic provocateur, Reno, and your dancing feet will be moved by the skills of DJ Susan Morabito. Proceeds benefit the Stonewall Foundation.

Babeland is honoring women in their own special way (no, not that way) with their Women Come First benefit for the New Space for Women’s Health, which will open as NYC’s only independent women’s birth and health center next year. The event takes place at Babeland SoHo and is hosted by Ricki Lake.


Some big things are coming up for next month, and we don’t just mean your credit card bills! With the tree in Rockefeller Center being lit on Dec 3 and the Rockettes kicking off towards the end of this month, New York is going to be fully into the holiday rush very soon. (As if the Christmas decorations going up in the streets on Halloween wasn’t rush enough!) There will be tons to see, like the high-budget window displays in the big department stores, a thousand takes on The Nutcracker (ok, maybe not a thousand), and four million tourists with big, wide-eyes standing in your way. Good times! Fear not, friends, amongst the holiday madness is Murray Hill’s A Murray Little Christmas, something that’s bound to bring joy to all.

The highly anticipated film Milk, which is of course, the story of the political struggles and triumphs of gay activist Harvey Milk, comes out nationwide in December. In the title role, Sean Penn gives a performance that’s bound to garner some attention from Oscar.

And don’t forget to program your television for the final season of the L Word, which premieres in January. We can’t wait to see how the show wraps up and what will become of our favorite characters. Look for coverage next month in GO for an inside scoop!

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