Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!

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Rarely is a TSA employee hot enough to warrant packing dozens of toiletries in a carryon to increase the odds of a private screening (though don’t put it past us). Rarely is the already-two hours (and growing) check-in time at airports worth checking baggage, even if it means we’ll have access to our entire grooming collection while visiting Mykonos.

Suite Arrival – a delivery service that stocks your hotel room with a wide variety of toiletries before you arrive – has landed with the hopes of decreasing the worry wrinkles that packing the boring stuff (grooming supplies) elicits thanks to modern day travel precautions.

Here at Gay List Daily we review plenty of packages (wink), but we’ve found that Suite Arrival offers the biggest and widest selection of sundries we’ve touched upon thus far.

While we’re on top bottom of the phallic innuendo it might be a good time to mention that even though Suite Arrival keeps makes a selection of condoms available in their e-store, its website’s shelves are tragically absent Magnums!

What’s a jet-setting size queen who used their last one on the plane ride over and is expecting another hotel-room “delivery” as soon as they check in to do?

Once one has figured out the answer to that riddle, the other nifty toiletries and items offered by Suite Arrival (everything from deodorants to lube) provide for us a final deep breath of reassurance before boarding the airplane and sucking in circulated, stale air (the only thing left these days that kicks in our gag reflex).

A la carte product prices vary
Pre-arranged “His Arrival” Kits from $1.50 – $17.50
Suite Arrival needs two days of notice and a hotel room number
www.suitearrival.com

“Before Night Falls” World Premiere
Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Jorge Martín’s “Before Night Falls,” presented by the Fort Worth Opera and based on the memoir of Cuban dissident and author, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990).

It’s a heavy, moving story that you don’t want to miss – as Reinaldo Arenas lies dying of AIDS in New York City, he remembers his beloved homeland before and after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba. Born in extreme poverty, Arenas joins Castro’s rebellion as a teen. As he matures, he realizes that Castro is not interested in a free Cuba after all. A rising poet and writer, he defies Castro when a manuscript is smuggled out of the country and published in France.

Embarrassed by the bad publicity, the regime imprisons Arenas for being a homosexual. After imprisonment and torture, he agrees to stop writing as a condition of his release, but can not handle his “silence” for long. He escapes to the U.S. in the Mariel exodus, but during his newfound freedom outside of Cuba he contracts HIV/AIDS. He rushes to complete his memoir before he commits suicide to end his suffering.

“Before Night Falls” world premiere
Presented by the Fort Worth Opera
Tickets: $17 – $149
Saturday, May 29, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 6, 2:00 p.m.
Bass Performance Hall, Downtown Fort Worth
(817) 731-0726
www.fwopera.org