The Gay Soirée: An Invitation


It will be, quite simply, the hottest social event of the winter season, and you are cordially invited to attend.

Decadent, delightful, and nothing-short-of-divine, prepare for an evening of wild fashion, beautifully-blurred gender, and over-the-top eros – where everyone is welcome and no one is alone. As Norma Desmond once proclaimed over flaming red satin, “Let’s make it gay!” And so we shall… This will be The Gay Soirée.

One month from tonight ~ Saturday, February 8, 2014 ~ at a fabulous venue – The State Room – located at 142 State Street, Albany, NY ~ from 7 to 10 PM, we will return to the deliciously debauched world of the 1930’s, when cabarets spilled over with beautiful bohemians, sexy clientele, and to-die-for fashion. The music was hot, the cocktails were cool, and the guests were glitteringly gay (in any sense of the word).

That same magic will be conjured for The Gay Soirée. Ambiance and atmosphere provided by 1930’s cabaret music from Sonny & Perley, with dance music by DJ Robb Penders. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 518-462-6138, and are $45 in advance, or $65 on the night of the event. There are also VIP tickets available at $75 which includes a 6 PM VIP Reception (during which complimentary wine will be on hand). All proceeds go directly to The Pride Center of the Capital Region, so you can feel good about feeling good.

Even if I wasn’t the Honorary Chair for this event, this is a party I would most certainly attend. (Since I am, you should see what I’m going to wear.) Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out!

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