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Photos: Wells Fargo and 7x7's "Empower U" Pride Party at 111 Minna

On June 21, 7x7 and Wells Fargo hosted the “Empower U” Pride Party at 111 Minna Gallery to raise attention for the nationwide anti-bullying program Make it Better Project (locally overseen by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network), w

7x7 and Wells Fargo's "Empower U" Pride Party at 111 Minna

























Hey, we're throwing a Pride party with Wells Fargo and we want you to come. Head out to 111 Minna on Tuesday, June 21 from 7-8:30 pm to get your Pride on with a few cocktails, tasty light bites courtesy of Small Potatoes Catering and beats by DJ Dylan Mahoney. Marke Bieschke,  local writer and author of the new book Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide For Teens, will also be in the house. The whole soiree's our kick-off to Pride weekend and also a benefit for the nationwide anti-bullying program Make it Better, whose mission is to raise gay teens' self-esteem and confidence. 

Come have a cocktail, get your groove on and support a great cause.

One Taste Book Launch at 111 Minna

Photo Credits: Yia Vang


On May 25, OneTaste founder Nicole Daedone celebrated the publication of her first book, Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm, with a sexy soiree at 111 Minna Gallery.

Benefit Gala for the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation

On May 12, Bimbo’s 365 Club hosted the foundation gala for St. Mary’s Medical Center, the oldest operating hospital in San Francisco. The festive bash raged all night with cocktails and a gourmet dinner catered by Paula LeDuc. Music was provided by Pride and Joy, while television personality and restaurateur Chef Guy Fieri regaled the guests with teasing jests and comical anecdotes. The fundraiser collected a record breaking amount topping $275,000, which will fund both the new CHW Cancer Center and the soon-to-be-opened Vascular Suite in their fight against cancer and heart disease.

Cal Academy's Big Bang: Party After Dark

On May 5, explorers, acrobats, and supporters packed the California Academy of Sciences for the 25th annual Big Bang Gala. DJs Solomon and Claude Von Stroke spun records all night while acrobatic dance troop Project Bandaloop dazzled guests by swinging, bouncing, and deftly maneuvering from the walls to the ceiling.

Photo Gallery: Clift Hotel's 10th Anniversary Celebration

On July 14, the Clift Hotel held their ten year anniversary party in the renowned Redwood and Velvet Rooms, attracting a vibrant, celebratory and energetic atmosphere. Attendees ranged in age from their early twenties to mid fifties, creating a diverse and hip flow to the evening. The burlesque themed night featured go go dancers around the venue, tray passed hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar courtesy of Absolut. The party was a smashing success with a line around the corner until closing! 

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