It's Okay, You Can Touch Their Junk
By Jocelyn Geboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 5, 2006 6:35PM
If you missed the global sports extravaganza that was the Gay Games this summer (see, we've already *had* an Olympics, people!), you can still get in on a part of the action. To wrap things up and to clean out the closet, the organizers are having a mega garage sale.
What might you find at this garage sale, you ask? "Items available for sale will include country and state banners used in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at Soldier and Wrigley Field; street pole banners that flew throughout the City; directional signage and banners that hung at sports and cultural venues; unsold t-shirts, posters, pins, music CDs, photo DVDs and other commemorative merchandise; sponsor-donated, but unused, products like Gatorade water coolers; and miscellaneous other furniture, signage and product used for the 2006 Gay Games."
Personally, we think having a country banner sounds pretty interesting. But if not that, who doesn't need a Gatorade water cooler? Put some Cocaine up in that baby, and you're ready to roll up on Halsted Street all night.
But if that's not enough of a reason to check out the sale, here's a really good one: profits from the sale go to benefit Howard Brown Health Center. They're the place where the LGBT community can go to get hooked up with comprehensive health services. This is a cause that can always use support.
The warehouse sale will take place from October 21-22 from 11 am to 6 pm at the Lakeview (3651 N. Halsted Street) and Andersonville (5404 N. Clark Street) Brown Elephant locations.
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