Show Me Your Amplifier: GLAAD and GayCities Celebrate Gay Advertising


Last week I got to spend some time in New York City! GayCities teamed up with GLAAD to sponsor the silent auction at their annual Amplifier Awards at XL Lounge. I was there to make sure things went according to plan. Above with The Six Pack’s Dave Rubin, GayCities CEO Scott Gatz and Queerty editor Dan Avery. Read the Queerty story for a full list of all them other hoes who were there.

The funnest part of the night is that I got to hang out with my on-the-ground help buddies Alex Goldschmidt, Tom Samph and Jon Cooper. The boys were personally recruited by me to… um, stand there and look pretty.

The GayCities dream boats got to talk to drag queens, Real Housewives and media/advertising homos about why GayCities and Queerty together make a huge impact in our community. Check out the card for the event designed by Kurt Thomas.

Party in the front.

Business in the back.

And then Alex got to go up close and personal with Aviva Drescher! (Whom I had never really heard of until that night, what can I say? I stopped caring post-Bethenny Frankel). Fun fact: If you Google search ANY of the Real Housewives, it auto-suggests “net worth” afterwards, and I’m pretty sure it’s because they’re all anxiously researching each other to see what the wealth hierarchy is going to be in the upcoming season.

Photos: JJ Keyes

BOY TOYS TALK BACK: I’m coming back to New York sooner than you think! And to throw a big event like you wouldn’t believe! Where are some good gay-friendly NY clubs/bars/hotels/venues/event spaces to have a memorable party? Real Housewives appearance fee not included.

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