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LGBT2NETWORK to celebrate Long Beach Pride with pool party

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- LGB2NETWORK - a Southern California networking group for the LGBT community and allies - will celebrate Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Weekend with the return of the group’s popular Play@ Maya Pool party at Hotel Maya on Saturday, May 18 from noon to 6 pm.

In 2011, LGB2Network launched a much-anticipated summer pool party series, Play@ Maya, during Long Beach’s Pride weekend. The series was hosted at the completely renovated Hotel Maya in Downtown Long Beach’s south waterfront, which boasts picturesque views of the City.

This year is LGB2Network’s 3rd Annual Play@ Maya Pool Party, which will feature a summer music festival premiering two internationally acclaimed DJs as a special guests, a fantastic show of illusion by a high profile entertainer and a fundraiser benefiting the It Gets Better Project.

LGB2Network is also honored to partner with EqualityTV in presenting Paralympian, Angela Madsen as a Special Guest to attend this event. Madsen, who won the Bronze medal at the Paralympics in London last year and holds seven world records, is embarking upon a historic Veterans Tribute Row in an unprecedented journey from Santa Cruz, CA to Hawaii.

Madsen will row solo and unescorted starting June 8. We’ll have a special meet and greet for Angela and she will film a special ‘It Gets Better’ video at the event.

Like last year’s successful event the pool party takes place from 12-6P pm and will feature DJ George Figares - directly from Miami - who has worked with Latin superstars such as Paulina Rubio, Fanny Lu and Jery and DJ Aaron Elvis, a NYC transplant and one of the most acclaimed DJs in West Hollywood scene.

An exciting and special performance by internationally acclaimed Escape Artist Curtis Lovell II will also take place. The Hotel Maya’s pool will be the main stage for Lovell's performance where he will be cuffed and chained up by two 10 foot steel chains, 4 master locks and shackled to a concrete block.

Lovell has appeared on national and international television networks such as E! Entertainment, USA and SPIKE. CBS News calls him the “Modern Day Houdini” and The LA Citizen Magazine says, “I’m fully convinced, he (Lovell) is the HOUDINI, the premiere escape artist of our time.”

Upbeat dance music, specially priced cocktails, great food catered by the Hotel Maya’s restaurant Fuego, hookah lounge, nail polish bar and an afternoon of fun under the sun are promised to all guests.

Tickets start at $30 per person and are available for advanced purchase while supplies last HERE.