Dear Ambush Nation,
Holiday Season is upon us and we at Ambush are so excited for all of the holiday parties and events that are coming up in the next few weeks. If you’re looking for something fun to do during the holidays, be sure to check out our “Hot Happening” section! During the holidays, there is always something fun to do in New Orleans and along the Gulf South.
This is a great time of year to celebrate with friends and family. It’s also an opportunity to reach out to members in our community who many not have family in town or who live alone. If you know someone who fits that description, please reach out to them and invite them to be part of your celebration.
Even if you’re not hosting a party of your own, there are several bars in the French Quarter, Marigny and Bywater who host holiday parties that are open to the public. This is a great way to support local LGBTQ establishments and make new friends. We should always remember, but even more so during the holidays, that a small act of kindness goes a long way. From all of us at Ambush, Happy Holidays!
KING CAKE QUEEN XXVI
Every year for the last 25 years, a King Cake Queen (KCQ) has been chosen to lead the festivities of the Krewe of Queenateenas during Mardi Gras Day with the annual bead toss. The King Cake Queen of Gay Mardi Gras is announced each year in December. The new queen is introduced to society on the Tuesday before Mardi Gras at the Official KCQ Coronation bash and is joined by other members of the KCQ Royalty Club. Last year, Tiffany Alexander was crowned KCQ XXV, the Silver Anniversary Queen. We at Ambush are proud to continue the tradition of the King Cake Queen and the Krewe of Queenateenas! Who will be KCQ XXVI? Be sure to check out the next issue of Ambush to find out!
MR RAWHIDE LEATHER 2020 COMPETITION
Over the next several months, Rawhide will be hosting its Mr. Rawhide Leather 2020 Competition. The winner receives primary sponsorship to International Mr. Leather 2020 along with an all expenses-paid trip for two to Chicago. Preliminary competitions will be held on December 12, January 9 and February 13. The final competition will be held on March 12, 2020. Contestants are welcome from across the entire Gulf Coast Region and only need to enter one of the three preliminary competitions. The 3 preliminary winners will compete in the Final Competition in March. For more information visit Rawhide2010.com and for information on the International Mr. Leather competition, visit imrl.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
NOAGE will host its December coffee talk on Saturday, December 14, from 10 am to 11:30 am. This will be both a coffee talk and holiday celebration. At this coffee talk they will discuss strategies for handling holiday stress. The event takes place in the 2nd floor conference room at CrescentCare located at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave. For more information about NOAGE and their programs, please visit NoageNola.org.
Stonewall Sports will host its 2019 Holiday Talent Show on Saturday, December 14, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Bourbon Pub and Parade. The talent show is designed to celebrate community members and raise much-needed funds for local organizations who support the LGBTQ community. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to organizations that support the LGBTQ community and align with the mission of Stonewall Sports.
Yvie Oddly and Silky N. Ganache from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 will be performing at B-Bob’s in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, December 28. Admission is $20 which includes the performance and a meet and greet after the show! B-Bob’s is located at 213 Conti Street in Mobile Alabama. For more information follow B-Bob’s on Facebook!