Pulse parties for animals
by Angela Thomas
Mar 20, 2014 | 529 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pulse Events will fuse partying with philanthropy next month.

Pulse Party “for the” Animals will be held 9 p.m.-1 a.m. April 5 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.

Admission is $8 and all proceeds will go to HumanePA, a statewide animal-rights organization. This is the third and last in a series of Pulse parties benefiting the agency.

The night will include special guest Rose Garcia from season one of “The Real L Word,” with music by DJ KAsh and Trish Silvestri.

Pulse organizers Karina McIntyre and Gerry Rementer were inspired to get involved with HumanePA because a friend of theirs, Tara Loller, works for the national organization.

“If you are around Tara, you are familiar with the organization,” Rementer said. “She is passionate about her job and gets her friends involved.”

Pulse parties often have a fundraising component, Rementer said, and HumanePA seemed like a natural fit.

“We give 100 percent of the money we raise to different charities and we try to keep them gay-friendly,” he said. “The only thing lesbians like more than their counterparts are their pets. This is a very pet-friendly community.”

Organizers are hoping to raise up to $4,500 for HumanePA. While Pulse parties usually draw about 250 people, Rementer expects up to 350 for next month’s event, as it is the last benefit for HumanePA, and owing to Garcia’s large fan following.

“[Garcia] was in season one of ‘The Real L Word’ and she has a broad appeal to a lot of girls across the country,” he said. “She still does appearances and sponsors parties throughout the country.”

Representatives from Fireball Whiskey will be present for giveaways and there will also be a 50/50 raffle benefiting HumanePA. T-shirts for the event are also available at http://bit.ly/pulsetshirts.

While the party’s philanthropic impact will be wide, Rementer said Pulse organizers try to maintain a community feel at the events.

“We have a lot of leaders and people from the LGBT community come to the parties,” he said. “We try to do things like having Fran from Sisters Nightclub working the door to reach out to the community. Since the void of Sisters, we feel it is good to have a party for the girls that they can go to and everybody feels comfortable.”

Pulse Party “for the” Animals will include drink specials from 9-11 p.m. including $4 domestic beers and well drinks and $1 Tecate beer.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/682903338428767.

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