Tonight’s Mixer at Sissy McGinty’s and the coming Weekend!

As you all know we’ve got our new board elected and we’ll all be getting together on Sunday evening to hash out the officers and committee chairs – so stay tuned, next week we’ll post on our website who’s in charge of what and how you can get in touch with them if you have any questions or suggestions!


25-67 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY – 718-545-4286

Out Astoria is starting 2011 off right by throwing a new kind of mixer for the gayborhood!

Come to Sissy McGinty’s (on Friday, January 21st! Your $5 cover at the door gets you an hour (8-9pm) of FREE well rum and vodka cocktails as well as a selection of draft beers!

There will be drink specials after 9pm and the fun will continue until late in the night with your karaoke master and Out Astoria member Chris Blair as he brings us a very special Friday night edition of “Beyond Karaoke.”

During the hour open bar – Chris will be entertaining with the hottest music videos and at 9:30 PM the Karaoke-thon begins! You’ll sound great on the all-digital system with four wireless mics and top of the line speakers.

Get your slips in early, it’s going to be a wild night!  On-line song list at:

To celebrate the newly elected Out Astoria Steering Committee, this mixer will be free to all Sponsor Members! If you’re not a sponsor member yet you can register here:

For non-members the cover is only $5 from 8-9pm!

Also this weekend, a very big night for our sister organization QLGPC:


25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, NY – 718-228-7599

The Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee are hosting the annual Winter Pride dinner and dance to recognize and thank those who have contributed to the LGBT movement in Queens.  This year’s honorees are:

Fran Rolan of Heritage of Pride

Pedro Julio Serrano of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The evening starts out with cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres followed by a formal dinner, dessert, and dancing till 12:00 AM!  Your $95 ($100 at the door) entrance fee covers everything including the rather extensive open bar they arrange for this party every year! If you’re interested in purchasing a table of 10 seats that will set you back $900.

Purchase your tickets here or download the mail-in form here.

If you have any questions about the event or are interesting in becoming a sponsor or want to purchase ad space in the event program just contact QLGPC at 718-228-7599.

It’s been an honor serving as your Secretary with the most-est this brief while – I’ll be back on Monday in some other role for the coming year!

–Jonathan Blue

Secretary, Out Astoria

Out Astoria 2011 Election Results!

2011 Out Astoria Steering Committee Election Results
Rank Candidate Votes Term Length
1 Jonathan Blue 67 3-year term, expires January 2014
2 Michael Murphy 64 3-year term, expires January 2014
3 Brent Gallenberger 56 3-year term, expires January 2014
4 Ben Rubinstein 54 3-year term, expires January 2014
5 Courtney Joseph 53 2-year term, expires January 2013
6 Rian Brooks 47 2-year term, expires January 2013
6 Paul Nichols 47 2-year term, expires January 2013
8 Michael Mallon 44 2-year term, expires January 2013
9 John Paul Detty 43 2-year term, expires January 2013
10 Ryan Brack 38 1-year term, expires January 2012
10 Dan Fingerman 38 1-year term, expires January 2012
12 Jaremie Babin 37 1-year term, expires January 2012
12 Chap James Day 37 1-year term, expires January 2012
Scott Emrich 36
Eddie Jones 35
Michael Minardi 32
Rob Zukowski 31
Mitchell Nisonoff 28
Richard Karty 24
Paul Gosselin 18
Dustin Suri 10