Photo courtesy of John Torres
Boys, speedos and free cocktails on Thursday, March 29
By Jose Cassola
The Gay Vista Social Club is holding their second annual fashion show called FUSS-The Fashion Underwear Swim Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29 to premiere the new looks of the Creative Male Spring Collections — just in time for Miami Beach Gay Pride.
The night will kick off with complimentary themed vodka cocktails such as “What the FUSS?” And “Shut the FUSS Up,” provided by Creative Male at its store at 3227 NE Second Ave. in Midtown. Then, GVSC models will strut their stuff through the store, showcasing the latest Spring trends ready to wear at Pride, presented in three categories: Fashion, Underwear and Swimwear. The event serves as both a GVSC Logo Apparel and Membership Community Partner support shopping event. When customers spend $100 or more, they will receive a free pair of logo swim shorts or a sleeveless shirt tank. Quantities are limited to first come, first serve.
Gay Vista Social Club started out as a group of gay 20-somethings looking to interact with other people in their age bracket that didn’t involve the nightclub or bar life scene. The club has more than 800 members and has grown to serve all age groups as a newly-recognized 501c7 nonprofit organization consisting of a board, leadership council, a chapter and an interest group.
Jonathan Barrio, former executive director of GVSC, founded GVSC to build a safe and fun space for the LGBTQ community. The vision of the club is to establish a social environment through programming and service “built on the premise of promoting an inclusive, empowered and respectful brotherhood.”
“The Gay Vista Social Club builds friendships throughout South Florida,” says Erin Atwood, current executive director. “By providing programs and supporting other local LGBTQ organizations, GVSC strives in creating a sense of community, forging meaningful relationships and developing social interaction among gay, bisexual and queer men.”
Admission to Thursday’s FUSS fashion show event at Creative Male is free and open to the first 50 registrants. RSVP at https://WhatTheFUSS.eventbrite.com/.