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Circuit queens vow revenge after being “outed” for attending potential superspreader party in Mexico

A crowd at the 2007 Winter Party
A crowd at the 2007 Winter Party Photo: Elvert Barnes/via Flickr

A group of circuit queens who attended a banned dance party in Mexico are buzzing with anger after being “outed” on social media as dangerously selfish covidiots by the Instagram account @GaysOverCOVID. One of the angry party boys is reportedly a nurse who caught the virus at a different circuit party superspreader event at the beginning of the pandemic and raised tens of thousands of dollars for his recovery on GoFundMe.

Organizing under the hashtag #GaysOverKarens, the men offered a $500 “incentive” to expose the account’s owner with the ominous warning, “Let it be known we are coming for them.”

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“For so long they have been hiding behind the screen, trying to out fellow gays, making our community as divisive as ever,” party protector Lan Vu screeched on Facebook. “Seeing how they like to put everybody under pressure, let’s see how they feel like now that the target is on them.”

The Instagram account has been taken down after the men repeatedly flagged it as abusive for posting screenshots from photos and videos posted to social media by attendees. The screenshots included the names and social media accounts of the men pictured and predated the party in Puerto Vallarta. The posts also noted if the person is a medical professional.

Multiple new accounts quickly sprang up to replace the old one as other users vowed to continue the campaign to shame the men willing to gamble other people’s lives so they can do drugs and have sex to the beat of dance music. The original account was restored after a few hours.

Mike Schultz, the nurse who made national headlines after spending almost two months in the hospital after catching the virus at the Winter Party circuit party in Miami earlier this year, has joined forces with the covidiots apparently, as screenshots show the coronavirus survivor egging the queens on.

Schultz posted photos of his dramatic weight loss after being hospitalized for weeks on a ventilator and raised over $20,000 toward his recovery from generous supporters online.

“I wanted to show everyone how badly being sedated for six weeks on a ventilator or intubated can be,” Schultz posted on Instagram along with shocking before-and-after photos of the toll the virus took on his body. “Amongst other things, covid19 reduced my lung capacity with pneumonia. Over eight weeks I’ve been away from family and friends Getting stronger every day and working to increase my lung capacity.”

RN Mike Schultz posted the dramatic before-and-after photos from his fight with COVID-19
RN Mike Schultz posted the dramatic before-and-after photos from his fight with COVID-19 Screenshot

Screenshots show Schultz’s account responding to Van’s post seeking info on the GaysOverCOVID account owner and sharing another user’s content decrying the inevitable blowback from the community.

“You fucking bitter queens… always tearing down other gays! Get out of your little gay bubble!” was written over a photo of Puerto Vallarta that Schultz shared. “At this point… survival of the fittest. It’s life. Sorry.”

While he had posted previous content saying he was looking forward to attending the party in Mexico, he reportedly denied that he actually attended.

A party cruise that was part of the event sank earlier in the week and the maskless queens had to be rescued from the water by nearby boaters.

At least three men died after possibly contracting the coronavirus at Winter Party.

Other massive gatherings like the one organized in Mexico, despite pandemic prevention measures that banned the event, have spread the virus in waves across the country. Weddings, parties, and church services have been cited as superspreader events recently as hospitals nationwide start to buckle under the sheer number of patients seeking medical care.


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