Totally Gay 80s LGBTQ Dance Party is Back to Celebrate Pride Month

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Totally Gay 80s LGBTQ Dance party returns to celebrate Pride Month in June. Silver Lake’s very own DJ Paul V. is bringing us all things gay from the 80s, featuring only LGBTQ-identified artists and bands from the decade that–looking back–was pretty gay in an awesome way. The LGBT dance party is happening on Saturday, June 15th, at The Teragram Ballroom. 
LGBTQ-identified artists and bands from the 80s include: 
 
The B-52s, Culture Club, Dead Or Alive, Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys, Freddie Mercury, Joan Jett, George Michael, Erasure, Sylvester, Samantha Fox, Visage, Bronski Beat, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Morrissey, Divine, Michael Stipe (R.E.M), Pete Shelley, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Elton John and more.
“I started my club DJ career in 1981, and all these bold and fearless LGBTQ artists were essential choices for the dance floor,” DJ Paul V said. “Not only were many of them in my age peer-group, I consider them all icons and heroes for choosing to declare their queerness at a time when it was still quite dangerous and potentially career-killing to do so. And even if some of them officially came out later in life, I think people forget just how many LGBTQ artists contributed to the soundtrack of all our lives at the time. So this is my chance to really honor those contributions. And seriously, they gave us some of the greatest and most beloved music of the 80’s to begin with, so it’s totally a no-brainer!”
 
“With with 2019 marking the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall in 1969 and the birth of the modern gay rights movement — and a year that saw a movie like “Bohemian Rhapsody” win Oscars and openly-gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on the cover of Time Magazine with his husband — I feel like we are all standing on the shoulders of these musical pioneers,” he added. “So let’s celebrate them, and let’s dance!”
Totally Gay 80s LGBT Dance party took place at Akbar last year. It was wall-to-wall queer folks and their friends dancing to an 80s beat. You had straight men and some straight original ladies from the 80s bouncing alongside LGBTQ+ people of all races, shapes and sizes. There were hipsters, WeHo boys, bears, the young and the young at heart, bopping, acting goofy and having too much fun to a gay 80s setlist.
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ALL THE DETAILS:
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 15th 2019 (PRIDE MONTH)
DJ Paul V. presents the “TOTALLY GAY 80’s DANCE PARTY”
Special dance performance by Love Connie plus The Glitterati Dancers
The Teragram Ballroom – 1234 W. 7th Street 90017 DTLA
18+ Admitted // $8.00 cover // 9pm till 2am
 
Note that this event is ages 18+ admitted and ALL inclusive:
Gay, straight, bi, trans, queer, nonbinary, or however you choose identify or not identify–ALL ARE WELCOME!
 

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