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Tuesday, 22 April 2014




PALM SPRINGS, CA - There are no words to describe the 2014 Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend. Pulling all the stops, the event was not only massive  but was also, and most importantly, pure magic. The Dinah 2014 was filled with special moments, unforgettable firsts, and significant milestones.

Thousands of women from all over the world gathered in Palm Springs over this past weekend to attend the 24th anniversary of the biggest lesbian event of its kind on the planet, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend - the original Dinah Shore Weekend. 

The Dinah 2014 was all about celebration, living out loud and transforming lives. 

The legendary annual 5-day event not only provided a life changing experience to all attendees offering them the freedom to be who they truly are and gain a tremendous amount of self worth, but also to its epic slate of Top Ten Billboard headliners that made up one hell of a line up - one of the greatest in The Dinah's history.

Tegan and Sara’s sold out concert marked the first time the lesbian cult favorites performed at an all lesbian event. The Canadian twin sisters gave an emotionally heartfelt speech on stage about how they’ve always dreamed of attending The Dinah. 

Rap titan EVE, who drew massive crowds, enjoyed her Dinah experience so much that she joined the crowd on the dance floor after her electrifying show. Mary Lambert, the voice behind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ VMA award-winning pro-equality “Same Love”, brought the crowd to tears at the Sunday Pool Party with a live performance that can only be described as stunningly divine. Meanwhile Grammy Award-Winning R&B diva, Evelyn "Champagne" King raised the roof with her multi-million selling classic old-school smashes  “Shame” and ”Love Come Down”. 

Also, hip-hop’s biggest revelation, Iggy Azalea, whose brand new single “Fancy” is currently sitting at #1 on several music charts around the world, gave a killer performance during the White Party delivering her spellbinding rap songs with effortless repartee and leaving Dinah audiences in complete awe. Having played an integral part in catapulting the careers of international superstars in the likes of Lady Gaga, Kesha, Katy Perry and The Pussycat Dolls - all Dinah alumnae - the Aussie blonde bombshell is certifiably already on her way to follow the footsteps of her predecessors. 

Another smash hit at this year’s monumental Dinah Shore Weekend was the L Word Pool Party hosted in association with Showtime. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the event had to be extended (at the last minute) to Sunday as well due to overwhelming response.  

The L Word reunion was a Dinah exclusive with the series icons, Laurel Holloman selling her abstract art poolside, and Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig hosting a meet-and-greet that wrapped around the side of the entire pool area of the Hilton hotel.

As 2014 marked the 10th Anniversary of the official television debut of The L Word, Club Skirts and SHOWTIME proudly commemorated the nostalgia of a memorable era in lesbian culture that celebrated out loud our “girls in tight dresses who drag with mustaches”.

All in all, The Dinah 2014 was beyond EPIC - significantly the largest Dinah EVER. 

The legendary Palm Springs’ signature event broke all records on so many different levels and proved to be an unprecedented massive success.

A cultural phenomenon that has over these past 24 years reached stratospheric proportions,The Dinah has certifiably come to represent an ever-growing movement that has crossed over to mainstream bringing more and more visibility to the lesbian community - one that had never existed before.

As The Dinah 2014 came to a close, we all departed Palm Springs with profound nostalgia for a one-of-a-kind weekend that gifted our hearts with unforgettable memories and changed our lives forever. 

We can now all look forward to next year as the Dinah turns 25, April 1-5, 2015.
Club Skirts founder and producer, Mariah Hanson, is already planning for the milestone Silver Jubilee’s Anniversary, which promises to be like nothing we've ever seen before. 

(Photo Credit: The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend 2014).

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

COMPETITION: WIN "Chandelier" - New Single by SIA!

Win a copy of "Chandelier" from Sia! 

"CHANDELIER": the brand-new single from multi-platinum hit maker


You heard correctly! We have 5 copies in total to give away - you've got nothing to lose!

All you have to do is send your name and address to to be in with a chance to win!*

Competition closes April 28th 2014.

*US-Residents only

Friday, 18 April 2014

Hot Salt Beef: The NEW Community/Dating Site for the Jewish LGBT Community!

HotSaltBeef, an exclusive and completely inclusive social networking site for Jewish LGBT (JLGBT) people, was launched on Sunday 6th April 2014.

After noticing a gap in the market for a networking site that integrates the social, cultural and community aspects of Jewish life specifically aimed at JLGBT people, Founder Allan Davis took a leap of faith and created HotSaltBeef — a social networking platform for JLGBT people where they can celebrate the things that connect them at their core, build a local and global online community, make business connections and perhaps even find love.

Hot Salt Beef is woven into the fabric of being Jewish. Who doesn’t like a Hot Salt Beef Sandwich? It’s something every Jewish person instantly associates with — it brings back memories of comfort, familiarity, belonging… and well, food.

Food forms a big part of Jewish culture. All the major Jewish festival revolve around the family sitting together for a big meal… It’s what brings us together.

And therein lays the philosophy behind HotSaltBeef: Family, safety, connection, community, conversation, comfort, love and belonging.

Being an exclusive social networking site for JLGBT people may seem like a shortcoming at first, but the truth is there are certain things that are so uniquely Jewish that we need a space where we can connect and converse comfortably without having to provide a ‘backstory’… We sometimes want to 'kibbitz' (gossip) in a chat room and 'kvetch' (complain) about the rising house prices, without feeling the need to explain what we are actually doing.

Apart from that, because of our displacement throughout history, Jewish people have an almost genetic urge to build communities and find a ‘place called home’.

HotSaltBeef has the potential to provide that sense of togetherness and 'home-coming' online… And that’s why HotSaltBeef is ‘keeping kosher’.

Instead of having a single focus — being a dating site only — HotSaltBeef is more like the bakery in a Jewish neighborhood… a place where you get your bagels, perhaps bump into your lawyer or doctor and if you like, flirt with the 'Shaineh maidel' (beautiful young lady) behind the counter. The dating element is still there but the focus is much more on community building — it is not about ‘sex’ or about posting photos of your tuchas (or any other revealing bits) for the world to see.

‘HotSaltBeef and Mustard’ is the newsletter and blog section, bringing news and views from around the world. The aim is to involve members from across the globe to contribute with their reviews, travel tips, fresh and relevant news events and historical insights to strengthen the fabric of our online community.

In terms of future developments, HotSaltBeef will soon include a Business Directory for members to promote their own business or to recommend a business that may interest the community, and also host a classifieds section to sell anything from rare Barbara Streisand CDs to advertising holidays.

While the site is still in its teething-phase, membership is limited to ‘invitation only’ and the first 500 members who sign up will receive a FREE membership.

For more information about signing up, visit

For more information contact Allan Davis:


Allan Davis, the Founder and creator of HotSaltBeef has been an out and proud Jewish gay man for over 30 years. His Gay and Jewish bits come in equal parts. Born in London in the 1960’s Allan had a very Jewish upbringing and education. He ‘came out’ in 1983, when the world was a very different place for LGBT people: being Out & Proud still raised eyebrows and marriage and having children wasn’t even an option. Thirty years later and the world is… well, almost as good as a Hot Salt Beef Sandwich. Allan’s only worry now is to convince his father to pay for a big wedding!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


That's right: we have another AMAZING give away for you gays!

We've all listened to the Indigo Girls at some point during our lesbian career - remember when The L Word gals sang along to it on their way to Dinah?!

So this is something YOU CAN'T MISS.

Better still, this time they will be joined by living folk legend Joan Baez! (If you're one of the younger readers and have never heard Ms. Baez in all her glory, I suggest you check her out right now. She's truly one of the last living folk legends.)


It's easy! All you have to do is email your name and address to - it's that simple!

And the best thing is, you get to take a friend with you!

The concert is not until July 3, but ENTER NOW to be in with a chance to win.

Please note that this concert will be at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles. So make sure you can attend first! See the bottom of this post for full venue details.

What's more is, our very own Bo Sellers will be at the concert too. So if you see her, say hi! I'm sure she'll take care of you ;)


Monday, 14 April 2014

COMPETITION: WIN "Chandelier" - New Single by SIA!

Win a copy of "Chandelier" from Sia! 

"CHANDELIER": the brand-new single from multi-platinum hit maker


You heard correctly! We have 5 copies in total to give away - you've got nothing to lose!

All you have to do is send your name and address to to be in with a chance to win!*

Competition closes April 28th 2014.

*US-Residents only

Saturday, 12 April 2014


You don't want to miss this.

The L Word's Leisha Hailey (Alice), Kate Moennig (Shane) and Laurel Holloman (Tina) made it to the Dinah Shore Weekend this year to meet all of you!

But in case you couldn't make it, here's what they got up to.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

COMPETITION: WIN "Chandelier" - New Single by SIA!

Win a copy of "Chandelier" from Sia! 

"CHANDELIER": the brand-new single from multi-platinum hit maker


You heard correctly! We have 5 copies in total to give away - you've got nothing to lose!

All you have to do is send your name and address to to be in with a chance to win!*

Competition closes April 28th 2014.

*US-Residents only