BY Brandon Voss
February 11 2011 1:30 PM ET
4. EVENT: Fortitude Weekend
Kicking off February 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, this first annual LGBT Presidents' Day weekend celebration benefits amFAR AIDS Research, the Pride Center at Equality Park, and Fort Lauderdale-Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals. In addition to out headliners Judy Gold and Alec Mapa, DJs like Randy Bettis and Chus + Ceballos will set the tone for performances by Martha Wash, Taylor Dayne, Ari Gold, Julie Goldman, and more.
3. FILM: The Eagle
Based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s book Eagle of the Ninth and fittingly renamed after gay leather bars across the globe, this popcorn flick might contain mainstream cinema’s most homoerotic display of eye candy since White Squall. Ex-stripper Channing Tatum stars as a Roman centurion and Billy Elliot’s Jamie Bell stars as his hot slave, but — as with any good S&M role-playing — the studs must flip-flop their master-slave status to survive. Denis O'Hare costars.
2. TV: The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
Album of the Year nominee Lady Gaga is set to perform her new pro-gay anthem “Born This Way” when the music industry ceremony airs February 13 on CBS, but there’s a lot more gayness to get behind: Elton John, Adam Lambert, Vampire Weekend — which features out member Rostam Batmanglij — and even the Glee gang are up for top prizes. Meanwhile, Margaret Cho and Kathy Griffin will battle it out for Best Comedy Album.
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