FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Glittergasm Events, LLC is an event company based in Philadelphia for the LGBTQ+ Community.
Our two reoccurring events are our play parties, Rainbowgasm and Glowgasm (formerly Glittergasm). The events are the same, but the demographics they serve are different. For details, click the "What is Glowgasm?" and "What is Rainbowgasm?" boxes below.
Additionally, Glittergasm Events also hosts other community events as well on occasion. The demographics for these events will always be stated, and "public" events welcome guests who are not members as well.
Please note that for accessibility reasons, ALL our events (indoors & outdoors) have a fragrance-free policy. For further details, please read the "Why is there a fragrance-free/fragrance awareness policy?" FAQ question below.
Glittergasm Events, LLC is run by Rachael Rose (she/they) and Rebecca Jay (they/them).
Rachael is an artist and a Certified Sex & Relationship Coach and Educator. Rebecca Jay is a writer and therapist who loves creating community-oriented events. You can find them working from home with their cats. Order their book here.
Glittergasm Events caters to the whole LGBTQ+ community, and for some public community events we welcome GGE member's families, friends, and other loved ones. If you're questioning whether you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community, then we consider you to be part of it already and welcome you at our events. Our play parties differ in demographics, and you can read more about that under the "What is Glowgasm" and "What is Rainbowgasm" sections below.
We love and support our Glittergasm Events community members. As such, we are tasked with creating a space that is encouraging, and not only feels safe but is safe. We reserve the right to approve, deny, withdraw, and modify membership for all individuals. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family or marital status, or disability.
With this in mind, we do not allow law enforcement as Glittergasm Events members, or to attend events outside of their official and legal capacity as law enforcement. We do not, at this time, foresee a situation where police would be needed in an official capacity, however, we may be bound by local laws or venue requirements with regards to security, and we will make attendees aware of these requirements in advance.
Being a Glittergasm Events member means that you've filled out our vetting form and are eligible to attend events. Membership is completely free and only members will have access to event details and links to purchase tickets.
Once you join Glittergasm Events and fill out our vetting form, you'll be provided a link to join our private Facebook Group, to join our mailing list, or both. You must be part of the facebook group or the mailing list to receive the link to purchase tickets. We encourage folks to join our Facebook Group and be a part of the vibrant Glittergasm Events community.
Glittergasm Events is run by two people who both have multiple other responsibilities and jobs. In order to balance these responsibilities, we go through all the vetting form applications for membership in batches depending on when we have upcoming events, and do not review vetting forms on a rolling basis.
The amount of time it takes to hear back depends on our upcoming events. We go through all applications prior to announcing our next private event, which means if we're on a hiatus and have not been hosting events, it may take some time to get a response.
If we have an upcoming event, expect vetting to take about 7-10 days. We do our best to make sure everyone gets a chance to buy tickets before they sell out, but if you think you might like to attend our events in the future, we strongly encourage you to fill out the vetting form now so you get ticket access when tickets become available.
We stop reviewing incoming vetting forms SEVEN DAYS before our next event. If you fill out the vetting form less than one week before an event, you likely will not receive any information until the following event.
No. Once you're a member, unless you're notified otherwise or request your information be removed, you are still a Glittergasm Events member. In specific situations we may reach out to ask you to fill out the vetting form again, generally because we require updated information.
If you have received a Welcome to Glittergasm Events email, receive ticket links via email, or have access to our private social media (our Facebook Group or Discord), you are already a member and are vetted.
If you are unsure if YOU are vetted, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing your ticket. We do not share information with partners or friends, so you must be the person to reach out and ask.
Depending on what you select on the vetting form, you'll be added to our Facebook Group or our mailing list.
If you have only requested to join the Facebook Group, you will be added to the group where you will have access to our community and links to upcoming events when they're available.
If you've asked to be added to our mailing list, you'll be added to that list, and you'll receive a "Welcome to Glittergasm Events" email with information about the waiver you'll need to sign as well as other important details.
We tend to get a rush of new member requests prior to upcoming events, and often in an effort to make tickets available as quickly as possible, new members sometimes receive emails with our ticket links before they receive the "Welcome to Glittergasm Events" email. If you have received the ticket link from us, either via access to the Facebook Group or from our mailing list, it means you've been approved as a member.
Our members have the option to get access to event details and ticket links in two different ways— through our Facebook Group or our mailing list.
Depending on what you selected when filling out the vetting form, you indicated if you wanted just one of those options or both.
If you want to be in the Facebook group (which we recommend)—you must also join that group manually (you will not be automatically added). You can join our group here.
It will ask for a password, which you were provided at the end of filling out your vetting form. If you've forgotten the password, write that you've filled out the vetting form in the form field when you join the group instead.
To ensure that only folks who have filled out the vetting form are able to attend events, we add new members to the mailing list manually (meaning you're not automatically added to the mailing list). We add names to this list in batches, so depending on when you sign up it may take a bit for you to receive your first email from us.
We ALWAYS add new people more rapidly prior to events to give everyone a chance to get tickets. If you think there's been an error and you never received any emails from us, please reach out and let us know.
NOTE: Everyone who attends an event, even if someone has purchased a ticket on your behalf, MUST also fill out our vetting form—at least 7 days before the event—or they will not be allowed entry.
We're working on setting up a way for people to be able to check their member status for themselves, but in the meantime:
If you received a "Welcome to Glittergasm Events" email, receive ticket links via email, and/or have been accepted to our Facebook Group or Discord server—you are already vetted. You can access ticket links via the email or the GG Events Facebook group.
If you're still unsure, email us at email@example.com and we'll check for you.
Yes, absolutely!!! Our events cater to different demographics (see the "What is Glowgasm" and "What is Rainbowgasm" tabs for details), however as long as someone is a good fit for an event, we'd love to had them.
However, ALL attendees of our private events must be vetted. If you bring a friend they also must fill out the vetting form to be allowed entry, even if you are purchasing their ticket. Please send your guest(s) this link to follow our sign up process, which allows them to attend and will give them access to information about all future events.
For events that state they are "public," you do not need to be vetted to attend.
We recommend filling out our Vetting Form as soon as possible, however, we stop vetting new members SEVEN days before upcoming events. That said, most of our events sell out, and there is no guarantee that any tickets will be available, and if tickets sell out we may stop vetting new members until just before the next event is announced.
If you fill out the vetting form less than one week before an event, you will likely not receive any information until the following event. We go through all the vetting form applications for membership in batches depending on when we have upcoming events, and do not review vetting forms on a rolling basis.
We go through all applications prior to announcing our next private event, which means if we're on a hiatus and have not been hosting events, it may take some time to get a response.
Most of our events are potlucks. It helps us provide food while keeping event costs low and accessible for the community, and we deeply appreciate it when folks bring something to contribute—however, it's not required! The only thing you need to bring is you!
If you do bring food, please bring a list of ingredients to put next to your dish so folks can more easily avoid any foods they may have allergies or sensitivities too!
All of our private events are 18+, and we only use your ID to ensure everyone is of age.
We recognize that many of our attendees have names and genders on their ID that don't match their experience, and that information will never be shared or used outside of confirming your age.
We use a ratings system both to give information about what you an expect at our events, and also to designate what's allowed where during our play parties so that folks can engage in/or even view only the activities they want to.
Accessibility & Safety
The safety and health of our friends and loved ones, especially our more vulnerable community members, are and continue to be our utmost priority. With this in mind, we carefully consider our COVID precautions for each event based on a number of factors.
The specifics for each event will be in the event details on the ticket link page, however, here are some of the strategies we're using to reduce the risk of COVID at our events:
• STAY HOME IF YOU DON'T FEEL WELL: For all events, we ask folks to stay home if they're feeling under the weather or if they've been exposed to COVID-19, and will give a refund (minus the small ticketing fee the platform takes) or save your ticket for a future event for anyone who can not attend due to not feeling well or COVID exposures. Please see our FAQ about refund information for further details.
• COVID VACCINE CARDS: We will also be requiring all attendees have COVID vaccines, and will be checking vaccine cards at ALL events. Please either bring a copy, a photo, or your actual vaccine card to be checked for entry. You will NOT be able to enter without it.
- COVID precautions for outdoor events will be decided by event, based on current COVID infections, wastewater levels, and other metrics. Please see the ticket events for specific information.
- Adequate ventilation, air purifiers, fragrance-free disinfectant on surfaces, and Corsi-Rosenthal boxes.
We will update this moving forward with more information as decisions are made. As the COVID-19 situation is on going, we reserve the right to update our policies at anytime to ensure we can keep our community as safe as possible.
Community care is incredibly important to us, and as such, we have strict COVID-19 policies.
For indoor events, we will be requiring COVID rapid (antigen) tests at the door, and you will not be able to enter until the test is completed. Please plan accordingly for the time it takes for the test to develop, as well as for the current outdoor weather while you wait. We will have Glitterati at the door to help check you in and administer your the tests.
We are including the COVID antigen tests in the cost of your event ticket, so you do not need to bring a test, we will have one for you!
Please note that you will also need to show your COVID vaccine card (you can see further details about vaccine cards in the accordion above this). If someone you arrive with tests positive for COVID, you will not be allowed entry even if you test negative. If anyone is not allowed entry due to a positive COVID test, you can either get a full refund (minus platform fees) or use your ticket towards a future event.
This is a new process for us and we appreciate your patience while we work out any kinks!
Yes, you will need to show us either a photo, a photocopy, or your actual vaccine card for entry to all our events for the foreseeable future. We ask to see it at every event because we do not have HIPAA secure storage and therefore, we cannot hold a copy of your vaccine card in our storage database.
We recognize that the topic of vaccines has become a political talking point, however, we expect all Glittergasm Events members to maintain a level of community care and support.
If you, for medical reasons only, are unable to be vaccinated, please reach out BEFORE purchasing your ticket to alert us to that information so that we can offer you reasonable accommodations. If you do not you will be turned away at the door without a refund.
Please note, vaccine cards must be shown IN ADDITION to the rapid testing at the door.
For individuals who have recently tested positive, we ask that you wait to attend our event until you are 10 days past the date of symptom onset, and then have received two negative rapid tests that were taken 48 hours a part in addition to the negative test at the door.
I'm glad you asked! All of our events, both indoors and out, are fragrance-free.
Although it's not a well-known issues, fragrances, or more accurately the chemicals that are used to create fragrances, can cause severe health issues for many people (studies show about 30% of people) and we aim to make our events as accessible as possible.
Both Rachael and Rebecca, your Glittergasm hosts, are two of the people who's health is severely impacted by fragrances so we take this policy very seriously.
For additional information and tips on what should be avoided, please check out this article, Accessibility: A Beginner’s Guide to Fragrance and Chemical Sensitivities.
If you do wear heavily scented products or use perfume, cologne, axe, etc. you may be sent home to change and shower before returning.
We don't believe money should be a barrier to community, so we have a "pay-what-you-can" option available for our events. Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Our "pay-what-you-can" option is funded in part by generous attendees who contribute to our "Glitter Fund," so if you're able to, please consider contributing!
Yes, please! We ask that everyone bringing a dish brings a list of ingredients so folks with food sensitivities/allergies can determine what they're able to eat!
Since we do not always host our events at the same venue, we post venue-specific accessibility information in each event description.
That said, it's been very difficult for us to find a venue, period. Turns out not everyone is interested in letting us use their venue to host queer play parties, sadly, and most of the venues we've been able to use are not entirely wheelchair accessible.
Having a wheelchair accessible event is important to us and we're actively working to find other venue options. If you know of any, please feel free to contact us.
Given that folks can have a wide variety of accessibility needs, we recognize that accessibility is a goal and that we can always strive to make our events more accessible.
Since we do not always host our events at the same venue, we post venue-specific accessibility information in each event description.
Please feel free to contact us with any accessibility questions, requests, or concerns. We love creating spaces that as as accessible as possible. We prioritize accessibility and continually strive to make our events increasingly accessible to as many people as possible and will do our best to accommodate you.
No, all Glittergasm Events, including our public community events and our non-play party events, are sober spaces. Please do not bring alcohol or recreational drugs to events.
Medications are not subject to this policy and we encourage you to do what you need to in order to take care of yourself, however, we reserve to right to ask individuals to leave events if they appear to be intoxicated or under the influence. If we ask you to leave an event due to intoxication, we will call you a cab or ride share at your expense, or you will need to have someone come and retrieve you from the event.
You do! For your safety, and ours, we ask everyone to sign our Liability Waiver.
Please note that depending on the venues we use, you may also need to sign a separate waiver for the venue as well. We'll have venue specific information available via our ticket links.
We take the safety of our community very seriously.
If you an individual and someone has caused you harm, or if you are a community leader who has received a report, please email us at safety@GlittergasmEvents.com immediately so that we can ensure a safe event for everyone.
OUR PLAY PARTIES
Glittergasm will now be Glowgasm to help avoid confusion between the event we host and our business name, Glittergasm Events. Nothing about the event or it's intended demographic has changed.
Glowgasm (previously called Glittergasm) is one of the events that Glittergasm Events, LLC hosts.
Glowgasm is a party for trans women, cis women, nonbinary folks, and those of marginalized genders who feel comfortable in a femme of center space. This event tends to skew femme of center, however, we welcome our masc of center friends! This event allows individuals to interact with others of that group in a very chill way where physical touch and exploration is allowed in a safe, non-judgmental space at the comfort and speed of the folks involved. Glowgasm is not an event for cisgender men. While we do not police and will not turn away anyone, we do ask that this space is respected. No one under 18 will be permitted to attend.
Glowgasm is a "choose your own adventure" event. There are multiple levels of interaction for individuals to engage at their own comfort and pace with individuals who might be at similar levels of comfort and interaction. Please see the "Can You Tell Me More About What Happens at Events" tab for further details.
Rainbowgasm is one of the events hosted by Glittergasm Events, LLC.
Rainbowgasm is a party for queer and trans folks to interact with others of that group in a very chill way where physical touch and exploration is allowed in a safe, non-judgmental space at the comfort and speed of the folks involved. This event is intentionally designed to center queer and trans folks and while we do not police identity and will not turn anyone away, we ask that this space is respected. We ask that those who are not part of the LGBTQ+ community consider whether or not they are a good fit for this event, however we welcome those who are curious, questioning, and who might not feel they "qualify" as part of the LGBTQ+ community but want to attend. This event is open to the whole LGBTQ+ community, and cisgender men are welcome to attend.
Rainbowgasm is a "choose your own adventure" event which accommodates individuals who want to be a part of the event and energy, but aren’t comfortable with compulsory sexuality. There are multiple levels of interaction for individuals to engage at their own comfort and pace with individuals who might be at similar levels of comfort and interaction. Please see the "Can You Tell Me More About What Happens at Events" tab for further details.
Individuals will be required to sign a liability waiver and show their over 18 ID at the door.
We recognize that gender and identity is complicated, and that the language we have is not necessarily ideal for communicating the whole of the human experience.
Glowgasm is a dedicated space where individuals can feel free of cisgender men and the male gaze. If within your identity, you still feel a deep connection to spaces that center queer non-men, you are welcome to join us at Glowgasm. Otherwise, we welcome you to attend Rainbowgasm, where all of our members are welcome.
Glowgasm (formerly Glittergasm) and Rainbowgasm are choose-your-own-adventure events. There are multiple levels of interaction for individuals to engage at their own comfort and pace with individuals who might be at similar levels of comfort and interaction.
We want people to be comfortable and have a good time in a space where touching is allowed, but not required. There's also a welcome circle at the beginning of each event to go over rules and help make everyone feel more comfortable!
Whatever clothing you feel most comfortable in! Everyone must arrive in clothes that would be considered street legal, and your bottom bits must be covered in the PG and PG-13 rated areas during an event (however nipples are permitted in these spaces).
It's entirely up to you, however here's a few suggestions:
• Safer sex supplies (we try to have some safer sex supplies on hand, but supplies are limited)
• Your preferred lubricant
• Sex toys
• Sexy clothes (if you wish to change when you get here)
• A snack to contribute to our potluck (please label food with all ingredients!)
All of our events center consent and while play is allowed in designated spaces, no one needs to do anything. We've designed our events to center consent and sex positivity, which includes making space for those who do not wish to play. We also believe that voyeurism is participation.
Having a closed door event allows us to create a more comfortable space for our guests.
After the doors close we run through a Welcome Circle where we set the mood and intentions for the evening, as well as address rules, etiquette, and where everything is—which takes around 20 minutes or so, and it's important that everyone be working with the same information.
We find that it can be hard to feel as comfortable with new people coming in and out of play parties, and that our guests enjoy an environment where everyone is a bit more familiar and that attending our welcome circle fosters a sense of community for the evening.
While we do not allow new people to join our events after the "closed door" time, guests are welcome to leave the event whenever they're comfortable and can step outside for air, etc. We want you to be comfortable and to do whatever you need to do to take care of yourselves!
Glitterati are our event volunteers, who help with setup, cleanup, and are additional go-to people if attendees have questions or concerns during the event. These responsibilities may change as the event needs change.
Glitterati Responsibilities Include:
- Glitterati have preferably already attended at least 3 events (or be willing to meet for a short training session in advance of the event).
- Glitterati can attend the event they will be volunteering at for free (including a COVID-19 Rapid Test), or they can choose to pay and the cost of their ticket will be added to our Glitterfund, which helps support our pay-what-you-can tickets.
- Glitterati should:
- Show up 30-60 minutes early to help with set-up.
- Arrive by the time the doors open for guests.
- Plan to stay after the end of the event to assist with clean up (taking down posters, straightening up spaces, etc.).
- During the hour between when the doors open and the Welcome Circle, Glitterati are responsible for the following (roles to be divide among all Glitterati):
- Check guests in at the door, check ID’s and Vaccine cards, and make sure everyone has signed a liability waiver.
- Assist with COVID-19 testing and verification.
- Engage with Glittergasm guests during the event, especially new attendees who might not know anyone yet.
- This does not necessarily mean physically. If you see someone sitting quietly wearing a green or yellow band, please check in on them.
- Glitterati are our event go-to people. You can be interrupted, even during play, at any point during the event if someone requires assistance.
- Glitterati will be expected to do a few laps to check on things between 11pm-2am (you can play, just check on things once in a while)
This is an unpaid volunteer position at this time, and as such we try to make the workload reasonable. Please let us know if there is something that would require more support to navigate for you! If you need accommodations to make being a Glitterati accessible, please contact email@example.com in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate!
We strongly encourage folks to bring their own safer sex supplies to our events, however, in addition to providing chucks we also have a small amount of supplies we provide, including nitrile gloves, lube samples, latex/non-latex condoms, fragrance-free baby wipes, and 70% rubbing alcohol wipes to disinfect surfaces after use.
You may have seen that one of our event rules is to use a "chuck" under and exposed genitals/on fabric surfaces. A "chuck" is basically the same thing as a puppy pee pad, and it's meant to protect surfaces from bodily fluids and keep things clean, and we will provide them for folks to use.
We recognize a lot of our attendees change names or email addresses over time. We're working on a smoother system that will allow people to update their information, but while we're setting that up please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can update it for you.
Yes, you can! Please visit our RedBubble shop to see what's available.
We have some new stuff in the works soon, so stay tuned!
Great! We love feedback! In fact, we love it so much we have a form you can fill out here.
• FULL REFUNDS: Full refunds* are available up to 5 days before the event. After that point refunds are not available, however we may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
• TICKET TRANSFERS: Transfer a ticket to a future event up to 3 days before event. Tickets can ONLY be transferred to vetted Glittergasm Events Members, and must be used at an event within 6 months from the original event date.
• SICK/COVID POLICY: Please reach out if you are sick email@example.com by 12pm the day of the event to manage same-day cancellations in order to transfer your ticket, or your ticket will be forfeit.
• PWYC TICKETS: Individuals who purchase a PWYC ticket and do not contact us to alert us that they are not attending will not be eligible to purchase a PWYC ticket for one year. Continued misuse of the PWYC ticket system will result in a unique generated ticket code for each event. We do not want to do that, so please respect this policy.
• LATE ARRIVALS: We close our doors at a specific time in order to ensure that all attendees receive the same information and energy — however, please note that the "close door" time varies, so please check your ticket information carefully.
If you are running a few minutes late, but will arrive within 15 minutes of the start time, please text one of the phone numbers provided in your ticket information email to let us know. While we handle this on a case-by-case basis, we generally admit entry to folks who are running a few minutes late.
While we can be flexible, if your arrival time is more than 10 minutes past our "door closing" time, whether or not you have reached out, you will be denied entry and forfeit your ticket.
Our cancellation and refund policy is subject to change pending venue rules and restrictions, and may be updated at any time as needed.
*Full refund, minus ticket platform fees
As it turns out, it's pretty challenging to find spaces that will allow us to hold parties where sex is permitted.
Our options are even further diminished by accessibility concerns and cost—many venues would require us charge more than we're comfortable with just to meet the minimum of hosting events in that venue.
That said, we're doing our best to branch stay on top of potential venues in the Philadelphia region and we'll keep everyone updated in our Facebook group when we have information to share. If you'd like more information and aren't on Facebook, or you have a venue suggestion for us, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No worries! Send us a message and we'll get back to you shortly!