Photos of the Week 6-18-17

Dishing with Mark and Carrie…St. Pete Pride 2017

Tea Cup performing on stills St. Pete PRIDE 2002



A lot of planned events are scheduled Saturday, June 24th for St Pete Pride with NEW parade location, downtown waterfront St Pete starting from Vinoy Park on Bayshore Drive to Al Whitted Park. Night Parade starts at 6:30pm. Fireworks, another first, is set after the parade. An anticipated 150,000+ attendees

Sunday, June 25th is the St Pete Pride Street Festival in the Grand Central District  on Central Ave beginning from 9am – 4pm with Vendors, Musical Entertainment, and Food Shops.

Stop by and say “HI” to us along the Vendor Trail at TAMPA PRIDE Booth!


On Facebook

Locals Nick & Kurt photo on facebook has gone world wide. Taken at the

LGBT marches on Washington 1993 & 2017. So far  25,000+ shares on facebook.

Congratulations guys!!!


Construction Tip

As many of you know we are busy remolding and restoring a new home. Our electrical sub contractor gave us a very good tip. After everything is done in the walls and before the insulation and drywall. Take 100’s of photos of the walls. Later when you want to hang anything you will know what’s behind the walls. This came helpful when our drywall people covers over outlets and a/c ducts. What a great tip. We have copped the photos to a thumb drive for the next home owners too.


New Doggie park Opens

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Grand Opening and Dedication of the Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park on June 24th. The Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park located at 705 Raymond Street, Tampa, FL 33606 underneath the Selmon Expressway behind the Bell Channelside Apartments.



Picker Place Ybor

Only open one weekend per month. mark your plans to check this out July 6-9.


President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), 6 Members Resign

“We have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a ‘president who simply does not care” was the comments left by 6 members of President Trumps advisory council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Some say more resignations are forth coming!

   Furthermore, the President and White House officials have refused any meetings with HIV/AIDS officials, sources say.

   What is this saying about our nations healthcare?.


Top 25 Cities with the Highest HIV Rates…

`US Census has released the Top 25 cities in the US (2016) with the highest HIV rates.

Florida have 6 in the top 25 nations cities. Tampa Bay is #16 behind Miami #1, Jacksonville #3, Orlando #8, Lakeland #13. Behind Tampa is Ft Myers at # 24!

Alarmingly High HIV Rate In D.C. On The Decline (UPDATED)



(The first number is the number of people per 100,000 with HIV.

and the second is the cumulative number of cases)


1 Miami, FL 37.2 64,573

2 Baton Rouge, LA 30.6 4,565

3 Jacksonville, FL 29.1 7,292

4 New York, NY-NJ-PA 27 223,508

5 Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV 26.6 37,916

6 Columbia, SC 23.5 3,949

7 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 23.3 6,018

8 Orlando, FL 23.3 10,457

9 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 23 9,941

10 Baltimore-Towson, MD 22.8 23,875

11 Jackson, MS 22.2 2,881

12 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR 20 24,126

13 Lakeland, FL 18.9 2,210

14 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 18.7 27,313

15 San Francisco, CA 18.3 44,422

16 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 17.4 13,135

17 San Antonio, TX 12.3 5,892 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 16 14,723

18 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 15.7 4,123

19 Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 15.1 29,556

20 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 14.4 2,423

21 Raleigh-Cary, NC 14.3 2,632

22 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 13.7 4,570

23 Fresno, CA 13.5 1,829

24 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 13.2 2,034

25 Columbus, OH 12.9 3,966


Another year and greater recognition as Polk Pride had a great year with super weather, variety of vendors, super talent and doubling the 2016 attendees in the Lakeland’s Munn Park Festival. More people from around the Tampa bay area attended the daytime event.

Working together the Pride organizers worked well with the City of Lakeland and Polk County officials.for the annual Pride celebration.

For those missing out put on the 3rd Saturday of June 2018, Polk Pride!

Many pics of the event.

Photos of the Week 6-14-17

Photos of the Week
Having  Fun @ Bradley’s

Happy Birthday Glenn
Bill @ Carne’s

City Side
Bradley’s on 7th
Hamburger Mary’s
Hamburger Mary’s Pub House
Steam @ The Honey Pot
Tea Cup  
Ybor Wine Bar
GaYBOR-Ybor City