Mo’ Fun. Mo’ Flags. Six Flags. Popular Theme Park Courts Gays in Montreal Quebec
Six Flags, the world’s largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada is launching its own gay adventure in six of its fun-tastic parks this summer.
Dubbed “Out in the Parks”, the international LGBT tour kicks its high heels off on August 16 in Louisville, followed by stops in DC, Baltimore, Montreal, San Francisco, and New Jersey. The tour wraps in Los Angeles on September 25th in conjunction w/ Logo & Tom Whitman Productions. “Out in the Parks” started six years ago at New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure. “It was a hit from year one”, says co-founder Mark Nelson, a New York-based LGBT events planner and producer. “Last year was our biggest with over 8,300 gays, lesbians, transsexuals and their families enjoying the endless thrills of Six Flags. We decided now was the year to expand to additional parks.” In the weakened economy, gay men like Seth Barbaro of Maryland like the idea of gay stay-cation. “Six Flags is a more affordable alternative to Disney’s Gay Days. I don’t have it in my budget to pay for a roundtrip flight to Orlando and hotel stay this year.” “Out in the Parks promises a great night outdoors with rides, music and special entertainment,” adds event co-founder Gage Kristofer. The “Out in the Parks” party in Montreal Quebec is from 6pm-3am followed by an after-party at Parking Nightclub. The events are private, allowing LGBT attendees the freedom to enjoy the open-air thrill rides and water attractions without fear of harassment. Of course, what’s a gay party without DJs and divas? Talent scheduled to appear at “Out in the Parks” events include DJs Seth Gold, Corey Craig, Justin Ryan, The Perry Twins, and dance artists Ultra Nate, Paradiso Girls, LMFAO, Morningwood, The Daisy Spurs, Sylvia Tosun and Colton Ford. A portion of the proceeds will be remitted to the BBCM Foundation of Montreal, a non-profit organization supporting HIV-AIDS groups as well as gay community groups in Canada. “Out in the Parks” @ Six Flags hosted by Kat Coric & Tom Orlando Events takes place in Montreal Quebec on Friday Sept 4th from 6pm-3am featuring DJ’s Justin Ryan and Corey Craig with special performance by Ultra Nate and Sylvia Tosun. Featuring The Le Drugstore Troupe with Choreography by David Poulin. The official after-party will follow at Parking Nightclub (included w/ tix to Six Flags)
For tickets and additional information,visit www.outinevents.com
By Michael Dexter