Circle of Friends

Our Hosts are at the core of the Circle of Friends tradition of our events and support of our beneficiaries: friends inspiring friends to gather in celebration to benefit community. Hosts provide the funding to produce the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation season of events so that 100 percent of the REAL BAD general admission ticket price is donated to our beneficiary nonprofit organizations. And they truly host our events as the primary source of tickets — creating, through their Circle of Friends, REAL BAD’s uniquely familiar, intimate and playful atmosphere.

Returning Hosts

Hosts will receive an email on May 1st inviting them to purchase their Host Package for REAL BAD 31. This invitation will be sent to the Host’s email on record and will contain a personalized link allowing them to purchase the required Host Package, an option to purchase up to 2 VIP tickets, and request up to 4 GA codes (emailed July 1st).

Please note that the registration link will only be active until 11:59 PM PT on May 7th and failure to purchase your Host Package by the deadline will result in your Host spot being forfeited to a winner of the New Host Lottery. No exceptions.

Host Package

The REAL BAD 31 Host Package includes

  • 1 VIP Ticket
  • 1 Host T-Shirt
  • Separate VIP Entrance
  • Designated VIP Room till Midnight
  • Free VIP Coat Check- In-and-Out Privileges till Midnight
  • 3 Non-Alcoholic Drink Tickets (Includes Red Bull and Gatorade)
  • Free Entry to the Margarita Party June 23rd
  • Ability to Vote for the Tier 3 and Tier 4 Beneficiary Recipients (at the Margarita Party)
  • Special Host Ticket to RITUAL (Includes 2 Non-Alcoholic Drink Tickets)

New Hosts


New Host Lottery information for 2019 will be soon.

Host Communication

Make sure you continue to receive host communication from REAL BAD.

Some Hosts have reported finding communication from REAL BAD, including Host Sign Up instructions in their mail program’s Spam folder.

Please check your spam folder for previous emails and set your mail program’s preferences to recognize info@realbad.org and info@grassrootsgayrights.org as a preferred or VIP senders.