This past weekend I attended the Gay Appreciation Awards @ Mags 940, and there seems to be a few people in the community that appear to have something negative to say about not only who was putting on the event, but the event itself. For some reason they like to call people out without possibly knowing all the facts.
These people really have nothing better to do than bitch and complain. Most of them have nothing going for them other than their sad existence in the gay social scene. The same people who hide behind a computer screen or their phones, you’ll never see them confront anyone, or repeat what they have to say to a person’s face.
So let’s look at a few inconsistencies about their reasoning.
1. Since the GAA’s was not incorporated there wasn’t an EIN number assigned, which means no banking account. So in effect it wasn’t a standalone business.
2. Which account did donations go into? A personal banking account or the account of Ambush Magazine.
3. It was suggest that the GAA’s was sold to Rip, how can you sell something that isn’t tangible?
4. I read on Facebook that some people wouldn’t honor any awards this year because the “legitimate board” wasn’t involved. Did I miss something, how can you have a board if you don’t have business?
5. If, the GAA’s were apart of Ambush Magazine wouldn’t that be between the new owners and the organizers since Ambush it was sold?
Maybe it would have been better if some people contributed to the LGBT community instead of bitching about an event that is meant to celebrate people in the LGBT community. I found it interesting that only certain people were the target of degrading language.
Somehow going to support the GAA’s you automatically were showing disrespect to an individual. What the fuck is that all about? I went to support the LGBT community hoping to keep a tradition alive.
The GAA’s this year were in my opinion a success. It was well planned and executed, the entertainment was out of this world. I found it refreshing that this event didn’t last for 6 hours as most of these events tend to do. The MC’s were funny and both had outstanding voices, and did their job with professionalism. To those who were there to accept their award (or nominated) I applaud your courage for not bowing to the pressure of a few in the community. To those who couldn’t make it or decided to boycott the event you missed a great event. I look forward to next year’s GAA’s and the celebration of our community.
Patrick, well said. I agree on everything you wrote. Except these aren’t birches, their cunts.
All that noise they made and for what? So, they can make themselves feel important. I couldn’t be their because of work, but I heard it was a great event.
It’s a shame we can’t celebrate the GAA’s. Bravo to whoever put the event on.
You can’t fix stupid or correct stupidity. To those who have this high opinion of themselves, there are some who just don’t give a damn.
What a great event, I loved it. To everyone who won, congratulations.
I have to agree, wish I could have been there.
Thanks to everyone, especially Jeff Mallon, he did a great job and Mag's as always was proud to support the gay community. Ed, as always, a well written opinion. Thanks
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