I only wanted something else to do but hang around…

I still have Pet Shop Boys songs in my head ofter their recent concert.  I often say that living in Kitsap County we have to make our own fun.  Red Star is the third version of a gay night in Bremerton that I have been involved with over the years that I’ve lived here.  The first was Paragon and it was held at the Eagles.  Started when a couple had a commitment ceremony reception and thought they should do it more often.  The next was NightOut which was started to build community and provide opportunities to do HIV prevention work.  Red Star was started to provide a quality club night.  Originally on Callow until G-Style Knights abruptly closed and it too moved to the Eagles.  Our first night had 80 people attend.   Last month at our first ever White Party we had 200 – it was our second busiest night ever.  Second only to this year’s Pride Party. Oh, and be sure to check out the White Party pictures on our Facebook page.   I couldn’t be happier with the support that the community has for this event.  It’s alot of hard work from volunteers.  We work hard to do right by you.  We have given thousands of dollars back to the community.  Thanks to all of you. I only wanted something else to do but hang around…

Come make some fun with us.  We’re at the Bremerton Eagles this Friday night at 9pm.  Come early – the Eagles serves Steak dinners downstairs and it’s open to the public.  Don’t forget that if it’s too crowded or noisy upstairs you can sneak downstairs for a bit.

See you then – Michael

Red Star…

  • First Fridays at 9 PM to close
  • Eagles in Bremerton – Upstairs
  • Corner of 6th and Washington
  • $5 cover – supports local lgbt organizations
  • Plenty of Parking Nearby. Do Not Use Eagle’s Lot

For regular updates to your cell phone TEXT redstarparty to 69302.

Ref. 71 Community Meetings

Join us as we kick off the campaign to Preserve the Domestic Partnership Law at one of three Kitsap locations.

We want people to vote to APPROVE Referendum 71! We also want to encourage them to spread the word to their families and friends, and to get them more involved in the campaign as a volunteer.

The goal of these community meetings will be to:

– Very specifically educate activists as to what is going on

– What is needed of them

– What the challenges are

– What must happen to win

The campaign – Washington Families Standing Together – will provide the program and materials, in addition to assisting with turn out from their lists and the lists of coalition partners endorsing the campaign. When activists leave the meeting, each should know exactly what they need to do in the days and weeks left in the campaign.

For more information or to RSVP please contact the organizers at volunteer@wafst.org or by calling 206.324.2570

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AIDS Walk benefits from White Party

Red Star’s first white party was a hit!  We had 200 people come out and party on Labor Day weekend.  Red Star was able to donate $200 from the door and $170 from donations made for special White Party t-shirts to AIDS Walk Kitsap.  The walk was Saturday, September 12th – but it’s not too late to give.  They are still trying to make their goal.

The party was a blast.  Lot’s of sexy dancers shaking it all night long.  There are some great pics on our Facebook page.

See you next month on the First Friday – October 2, 2009.