Let’s be real: For a lot of us, the holidays are much more a time of torture than togetherness. Who needs those judgmental stares from your ultraconservative aunt you see only once a year? Screw her, and screw fake family politeness. This Thanksgiving, why not leave the turkey behind and get turnt with your fellow partiers? The inaugural Gay Days Fort Lauderdale puts the revelry back in the rainbow with pool parties, a free expo with raffle giveaways, and a silent auction, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Pride Center, SunServe, Poverello, and other local nonprofits. This weeklong event lets you dance it up to gay and lesbian DJs while clocking in your holiday good deeds. The good times get started Tuesday and continue through December 1 at W Hotel Fort Lauderdale (401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Gay Days-registered guests at the W will get free admission for up to four people to the Gay Days Pool Parties, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Thursday (November 27). A four-day pool-party pass costs $25, with individual party passes starting at $10. Visit gaydays.com to reserve hotel rooms and check out the full schedule of events.
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014