Get your love on this weekend: Feb. 25-Mar. 1

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Feb. 25-Mar. 2. Winter Beach Party Festival. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force invites you to join more than 10,000 guests from around the world for nightly dance parties, cocktail receptions, art exhibits, an outdoor fashion show, a pool party, and much more at this fabulous annual celebration in Miami Beach, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. All proceeds benefit the LGBT community on the national, state and local levels. South Beach, Miami.

Fri., Feb 27th. [image-1]swimsuit calendar. Strokers 11236 W.Hillsborough Ave Tampa, FL.



Fri.-Sun., Mar. 6-8. Anything But Safe: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender Conference. An interdisciplinary graduate conference discussing sex, sexuality, and gender, and how these cultural constructions are anything but safe. $30. USF campus.

Sat. Mar. 14. [image-2]Factory's medical-themed Fetish Party. Dress code is strictly enforced, so come out in your best dirty doc and naughty nurse outfits. $10 online. $20 at the door. Purgatory Night Club. 1000 W. SR-84 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. [email protected].

[image-3]Wed. Mar. 18. 8 Minute Dating. Date 8 different people at the sheik art lounge NOVA535. Mixed platters of shrimp, vegetables and dips with admission. Nova also offers a full bar, art from around the globe, and hors d'ouevres. Sign up at 7pm NOVA535. 535 Martin Luther King Jr. St. St. Pete 33701.

Fri. Mar. 27. 8 Minute Dating. Come for 8 dates a free drink, and appetizers. Stay for three door prize giveaways: free dinner & a movie for 2, a half priced dinner for 2. Sign up at 7pm. $35. Grille 121. 121 Second Ave. N. St. Pete 33705.


Sat. April 11: [image-4]fetish edge. The Castle in Ybor City.

Thur.-Sat., Feb. 26-28. filmvideo, metal, glass, sculpture, paintings, photography, and more by local and national artists. This exhibit celebrates the human form in all of its shapes and sizes. Proceeds from beverage and art sales benefit The Artery, an organization that promotes breast cancer awareness through art. 6p.m.-midnight. $20. 21 and up, cash only. 1925 E. 2nd Ave 33605, Ybor City.

Fri-Sat., Feb 27th and 28th RuPaul will perform at L'OlivierCentro Ybor at the corner of 7th Ave. &16th St. Tampa, Florida 33605.

Sat-Sun, Feb 28-March 1. Southern Exposure. Billed as "the nation's first all-gay carnival," complete with 68-foot-tall Ferris wheel, midway, live and DJ'd music, and full bar. Guest appearances by RuPaul. Sat. 2p.m.-2a.m., Sun. noon-9:30p.m. Located in Czar's parking lot. 7th Ave. and 14th St. Free.

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