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Thomas Bistritz

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Full Name  Thomas Bistritz
Role  Journalist
Name  Thomas Bistritz
Years active  2006-present
Other names  Demanda Dahling

Born  March 20, 1983 (age 32) (1983-03-20) St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Occupation  Online journalist, published author, nightlife personality
Notable work  "Don't Miss in My Martini, Please"
Website  GaySocialites.com, demandadahling.com, queerplanet.net
Books  Don't Piss in My Martini, Please!

Thomas Bistritz is an online journalist, published author and New York City nightlife personality. He currently serves as the Editor-In-Chief at GaySocialites.com. He is the author of "Don't Piss in My Martini, Please," and he also makes appearances online and in nightclubs as the hostess and personality, "Demanda Dahling". Bistritz was born and raised in Florida, and he currently lives and works in New York City.

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Life Before New York

Between 2001 and 2004, Bistritz attended the University of Central Florida where he studied acting.

Don't Piss in My Martini Please

Upon moving to New York City in 2004, Thomas Bistritz quickly began to document the madness he witnessed on a daily basis. In 2006, On Point Publishing released a 254-page compilation of his adventures called "Don't Piss In My Martini, Please." The book is structured like a diary with entries on how he struggles to find "happiness, stability and the perfect party" in New York City.

Demanda Dahling

Demanda Dahling was nominated as Best Alternative Artist in the 2010 Glammy Awards, and in 2011 she blogged live from the Glammy Awards Presentation for GaySocialites.com. In 2012, Demanda received another Glammy Award nomination for Best Host while Thomas received a nomination for Best Writer/Blogger, becoming the first person to be nominated as both themselves and their alter ego. Demanda also received Glam Award nominations in 2013 and 2014 for "Scene Queen", an award honoring the life of the party.

Work at GaySocialites.com

In October 2011, Bistritz became the first person to hold the top position at GaySocialites.com other than the website's founder, Charles Winters (journalist), since it started six years earlier.

Since taking the role as Editor-in-Chief, Bistritz has introduced a new look and feel for the website with a bright new backdrop and a variety of new columnists. He also added a twist to the traditional "Editor's Note" penned weekly by her predecessor replacing it with the "Editor-in-Chief's Roundtable" featuring his opinions as both himself and his aforementioned persona, Demanda Dahling, in addition to insights from Charles Winters and three weekly guests.

As editor-in-chief at GaySocialites.com, Bistritz also oversees editorial operations at queerplanet.net by GaySocialites.com.

Prior to taking the role of Editor-in-Chief, Bistritz served as the Chairman of the Editorial Board at GaySocialites.com. In that position, he advised the editorial staff on issues related to values, ethics and integrity in journalism.

References

Thomas Bistritz Wikipedia


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