Gay Ft. Lauderdale: The Latest

5 Questions with Justin Bell, Justin Bell, Chair of Winter Party
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

5 Questions with Justin Bell, Justin Bell, Chair of Winter Party

NIGHTLIFE | By ian Maloney | Feb 25
Winter Party was founded in 1994, as a one-time party on the beach but over the past 23 years, the party has grown into a series of events that take place throughout Miami and Miami Beach.

DEKKOO: Streaming Gay Culture

DEKKOO: Streaming Gay Culture

ENTERTAINMENT | By Joel Martens | Feb 26
The act of producing a film or television series, once only the purview of large studios, has evolved far beyond the giants who once controlled what we saw and who was portrayed. DEKKOO, a new gay streaming service, looks to change that idea.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence :: Promulgating Universal Joy; Expiating Stigmatic Guilt

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence :: Promulgating Universal Joy; Expiating Stigmatic Guilt

ENTERTAINMENT | By Joel Martens | Feb 26
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have taken on a powerful global mission, and it is something members of the order take most seriously.

BARchive: The Golden Age of Hustlers

BARchive: The Golden Age of Hustlers

ARTS & CULTURE | By Michael Flanagan | Feb 26
Male prostitution is probably as old as the city itself. Edward Prime-Stevenson wrote in 1908 that soldiers in the Presidio were for rent during the Spanish-American War. It is certainly as old as the homophile organizations.

SF Pride GM Noms Announced

SF Pride GM Noms Announced

NEWS | By Charlie Wagner | Feb 26
An award-winning author, a black songstylist, a trans dance company founder, and a gay nightlife impresario are among the 10 individuals who have been nominated for San Francisco Pride community grand marshal.

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26
For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. Yet the city also reported double-digit increases in both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

Liberal Activists, New DNC Chief Face a Trump-Era Reckoning

Liberal Activists, New DNC Chief Face a Trump-Era Reckoning

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | Feb 26
When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman.

Academy Revokes '13 Hours' Sound Mixer's Oscar Nomination

Academy Revokes '13 Hours' Sound Mixer's Oscar Nomination

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 26
One day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."

Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring

Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring

NEWS | Feb 26
President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner - sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

Arizona Recruit to be First Openly Gay Scholarship Player

Arizona Recruit to be First Openly Gay Scholarship Player

NEWS | Feb 26
University of Arizona recruit My-King Johnson is set to become the first active openly gay scholarship player in major-college football history.

Transgender Boy Wins Controversial Girls State Title

Transgender Boy Wins Controversial Girls State Title

NEWS | By Kristie Rieken | Feb 25
A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism.


News

Democrats Elect Perez Party Chairman on Second Ballot

Democrats Elect Perez Party Chairman on Second Ballot

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow | Feb 25
Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures.


Entertainment

 Review :: The Little Mermaid
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Review :: The Little Mermaid

THEATRE | By Erin Dahlgren | Feb 24
Disney's stage adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" runs through March 5th at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale.

'Moonlight' Sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck Wins Best Actor

'Moonlight' Sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck Wins Best Actor

MOVIES | Feb 25
Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight."


Business

St. Louis Ordinance Seeks to Pre-Empt Missouri Abortion Laws

St. Louis Ordinance Seeks to Pre-Empt Missouri Abortion Laws

LEGAL | By Katie Kull | Feb 26
A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through Missouri's Republican-controlled Legislature.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Cars

GMC Cuts Size and Cost of Acadia Mid-Size SUV for 2017

GMC Cuts Size and Cost of Acadia Mid-Size SUV for 2017

AUTO NEWS | By Ann M. Job | Feb 25
GMC has given the Acadia the biggest makeover in its 10-year history, shrinking the size and the price of its best-selling SUV while making it more fuel efficient and giving it new technology.


Style

Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas

Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26
Casa Velas, a luxury, all-inclusive boutique hotel and ocean club in Marina Vallarta, takes dining to new heights.


Travel

Photo Essay: Discovering South Africa

Photo Essay: Discovering South Africa

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26
Over two decades of political change and a burgeoning LGBT scene make South Africa a must for the adventurous queer traveler.


Nightlife

What's HOT South Florida :: Feb. 23 - 26
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

What's HOT South Florida :: Feb. 23 - 26

LOCAL EVENTS | By Scott Holland | Feb 23
We got some HOT Stuff, all y'all, including Kings... Queens... and In-Betweens... the movie! Check it out -- check it ALL out!

Tony Moran's 'Moodswings'

Tony Moran's 'Moodswings'

MUSIC | By JC Alvarez | Feb 25
Renowned DJ, remixer and producer releases epic CD that's rhythmically and emotionally all over the musical map.