Bartender of the Week: Sal DeFalco

Posted on 31 October 2014

A bartender for more than 40 years at iconic New York City hangouts such as “The Saint”, “Stonewall” and “Studio 54”, Sal DeFalco of Wilton Manors personifies the rise and evolution of HIV in America. But while he’s been able to beat the scourge for 35 years, his face has vanished from behind the bar at […]

Allegation of Corruption Ends a Bad Week for Pam Bondi and Gives George Sheldon Momentum

Posted on 31 October 2014

When Attorney General Pam Bondi did not show up after being invited to appear on Facing South Florida, a Sunday morning news program on CBS, host Jim DeFede was prompted to note that the AG has not made an appearance in South Florida during the campaign. “I thought she was the attorney general for the […]

Edith Windsor’s Open Letter to Governor Rick Scott

Posted on 31 October 2014

Edie Windsor successfully challenged the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that banned same-sex marriage at the federal level. She got the Supreme Court to rule in her favor and this is her message to Rick Scott, courtesy of Equality Florida:

Julia Roberts Receives GLSEN Humanitarian Award

Posted on 30 October 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, CA—Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder were given the Humanitarian Award by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) last week at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Roberts and Moder, who are raising three children, worked on HBO’s Emmy-winning AIDS drama The Normal Heart. Roberts apologized to […]

Record Crowds Attend Volusia Pride

Posted on 30 October 2014

NEW SMYRNA BEACH—It what was being billed as a record turnout, hundreds of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders and their families and supporters celebrated diversity and acceptance las Saturday at the third annual Volusia Pride Festival in New Smyrna Beach’s Old Fort Park, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal Daytona Beach residents Debra Hamblin and Tonya […]

Florida Requiring HIV Patients on State Health Coverage to Switch to Affordable Care Act Policies

Posted on 30 October 2014

MIAMI—HIV patients who rely on state-run health programs for their lifesaving medications have been informed that they must switch to federally run insurance exchange or the state will state paying for drugs. “The landscape of healthcare has changed, and with the passage of the Affordable Care Act we have the opportunity to access and enroll […]

CEO of Apple Announces He Is Gay

Posted on 30 October 2014

In a statement to Bloomsberg Business Week, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple announced that he is gay. Cook said: “Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made […]

Wicked Manors, Meeting of the Minds, and Sweeney Todd

Posted on 30 October 2014

10/30 23rd Annual Meeting of the Minds – Key West Parrot heads worship at the feet of Jimmy Buffet. With over 200 clubs across the United States, they have become a strong network of devoted fans whose main mission is to enjoy life, Buffet, and margaritas. Since Key West is the island inspiring many of […]

Bill Clinton Speaks at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Posted on 30 October 2014

WASHINGTON, DC—Last Saturday, former President Bill Clinton fired up the guests attending the Human Rights Campaign’s national dinner at Washington, D.C.’s convention center,  offering encouragement while reminding the crowd of his wife Hillary Clinton’s support for gay rights when she served as secretary of state. According to Politico, the former president noted his wife’s support […]

Bondi Defeated in Attempt to Push Same-Sex Marriage Directly to Florida Supreme Court

Posted on 29 October 2014

MIAMI— The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Miami indicated that it was still considering the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and refused to allow state attorney general Pam Bondi to take the matter directly to the Florida Supreme Court for adjudication. Bondi cited “great public interest in the stability” of the state’s marriage law until […]

Straight Talk about Testosterone

Posted on 26 October 2014

This is the first in a series of interviews with medical professionals in Fort Lauderdale about health issues of interest to the LGBTQ community. Dr. Don Fisher, D.O., is the Medical Director at The Best Program in Fort Lauderdale and is an expert in the field of Age Management Medicine and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement. We […]

Pam Bondi Makes her Move Before the Witching Hour

Posted on 24 October 2014

Just hours short of her deadline, Pam Bondi has in fact formally objected to lifting Judge Robert L. Hinkle’s stay on his ruling that would have effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the Sunshine State. As Halloween Week looms upon us, Attorney General Pam Bondi had until 11:59 tonight to object to federal Judge Robert L. […]

J. Mark’s Restaurant: Lick Your Lips Prime Rib

Posted on 24 October 2014

I entered through one of the glass wood-framed doors, and within a few steps, I’m prepared to be impressed. The host stand is a friendly place, with a Floor Manager usually standing nearby. The room is cleverly designed with a comfortable, edgy, contemporary, clean atmosphere. There’s lots of soft wood tones shedding just the right amount […]

A Thank You from the Founder on Turning 50

Posted on 24 October 2014

Agenda founder Bobby Blair turns 50 this week, and we celebrate his birthday along with friends, family and the LGBT community. But in typical Bobby Blair fashion, he turns the spotlight away from himself, giving thanks to those who have made his life the wonderful adventure it is. As I start this week, my last […]

Florida Mayoral Candidate’s Felony Jury Trial Set for November 10

Posted on 23 October 2014

WILTON MANORS—Boyd Corbin, a candidate for mayor of Wilton Manors, FL will face a six-member jury trial on November 10, 2014, six days after the general election.  Corbin is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a bamboo tiki torch, during an outdoor 2012 Halloween costume contest hosted by Michael Walters a professional […]

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 2017 World Outgames Miami (Video)

Posted on 23 October 2014

MIAMI BEACH–World OutGames Miami has launched a global crowdfunding campaign in anticipation of the sports, human rights and cultural event taking place in Miami and Miami Beach May 26 to June 4, 2017. “The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is $200,000,” said Bruce Townsend, chair of the World OutGames host committee, the Miami Beach-Miami Sports […]

Alaska Becomes 30th State to Grant Same-Sex Marriages

Posted on 23 October 2014

JUNEAU, AK—U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess rules in favor of same-sex marriages in the state. The decision paved the way for same-sex couples to marry in Alaska for the first time, last Sunday. The state announced that it would appeal the ruling, despite recent higher court rulings striking down similar bans around the country, […]

The Week: Annie, Festival Miami and Enrique Iglesias

Posted on 23 October 2014

10/23 Capital Cities – Tampa Indie pop duo Capital Cities is best known for their top ten single “Safe and Sound.” That song not only charted at #1 on the US Alternative Songs chart, but it also has been used in a wide range of commercials, including one for a German Vodafone and one for […]

Old Fashioned Louisiana Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Posted on 21 October 2014

• Serves 4 to 6  • Bread Pudding: • 1/4 cup bourbon  • 1/2 cup raisins  • 4 cups (about 1/2 baguette) • 1-inch cubes of day-old baguette  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk  • 1/2 cup heavy cream  • 2 large eggs  • 3/4 cup sugar  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract  • 1/8 teaspoon salt  • […]

Seven Ways to Shed Body Fat

Posted on 20 October 2014

Got body fat? Today I have seven simple and effective ways for you to shed that unwanted body fat. While fat loss can be quite frustrating, these seven strategies are proven to help you slim down fast.   1. Drink a Gallon of Water Water is always a crucial element for proper bodily functions, and […]

Huntsman/Jones Are Fantasy Fest Grand Marshals

Posted on 20 October 2014

KEY WEST—Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones have been selected as Grand Marshals of Key West’s Fantasy Fest Parade. Huntsman and Jones made headlines last July when Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled that the two men could legally wed in Monroe County, of which Key West is a part. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately […]

New Poll Shows Broad Support for Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 17 October 2014

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to effectively let stand lower courts rulings to strike down same-sex marriage bans in several states. The result of the decision was that same-sex marriage became legal in a majority of states. According to the poll, Americans agree with this decision […]

GOP Manipulating Voters in Gay Rights

Posted on 17 October 2014

Dear Editor: Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee wants Broward’s LGBT voters to support GOP candidates. The Republican Party has a long history of getting citizens to vote against their own interests. One of the main issues the Republican Party has cynically used to manipulate voters is LGBT rights. Over the past three […]

GOP Thank You

Posted on 17 October 2014

Dear Editor, While I have been critical of the Agenda‘s emotional enslavement to anti-American Far Left ideologies and proliferating exaggerated images of suffocating GOP homophobia; I am compelled to tip my hat to you, Sir, for publishing the Matt Chen’s illuminating commentary on the Gay-friendly Broward and Dade GOP and endorsing Governor Rick Scott. Your […]

Vegas Stealing Ft. Lauderdale’s Thunder

Posted on 16 October 2014

A few weeks ago, the Agenda cover story, by Richard Hack, reported that Fort Lauderdale had been named “Destination of the Year” by ManAboutWorld, recognizing the very best in travel. The article also pointed out that the Florida destination had the most gay guesthouses in the country and has been a favorite of the gay crowd since […]

Understanding the “Q” in LGBTQ

Posted on 16 October 2014

Aiden Powell is program coordinator at Purdue University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center. He received his B.A. in history and anthropology from Texas A&M University in 2012 and is currently completing his M.S. in anthropology with a focus on LGBTQ student health. We asked him to explain the origins of the expanded acronym.  […]

The History of LGBT History Month

Posted on 16 October 2014

October is LGBT History Month and profiles of famous gay and lesbian writers, actors, athletes and politicians have been appearing in various media for the past several weeks. Even as we pay homage to the trailblazers, we pause to reveal the fascinating background behind LGBT History Month itself. While the celebration is now firmly ingrained […]

AGENDA EXCLUSIVE

Allegation of Corruption Ends a Bad Week for Pam Bondi and Gives George Sheldon Momentum

Posted on 31 October 2014

When Attorney General Pam Bondi did not show up after being invited to appear on Facing South Florida, a Sunday morning news program on CBS, host Jim DeFede was prompted to note that the AG has not made an appearance in South Florida during the campaign. “I thought she was the attorney general for the […]

ALERT!

Florida Requiring HIV Patients on State Health Coverage to Switch to Affordable Care Act Policies

Posted on 30 October 2014

MIAMI—HIV patients who rely on state-run health programs for their lifesaving medications have been informed that they must switch to federally run insurance exchange or the state will state paying for drugs. “The landscape of healthcare has changed, and with the passage of the Affordable Care Act we have the opportunity to access and enroll […]

ALL-STAR WOMEN OF WILTON MANORS

Karen Carroll and Julie Slater: Chic Optique

Posted on 16 October 2013

Chic Optique is not your typical eyewear retail outlet. Yes they have many styles and price points available, but the real bread-winner is their friendly disposition. “It’s very important for us to give good customer service,” says co-owner Julie Slater. “We do adjustments and repairs for everyone that comes in for free, all the time. […]

As I See It

A Thank You from the Founder on Turning 50

Posted on 24 October 2014

Agenda founder Bobby Blair turns 50 this week, and we celebrate his birthday along with friends, family and the LGBT community. But in typical Bobby Blair fashion, he turns the spotlight away from himself, giving thanks to those who have made his life the wonderful adventure it is. As I start this week, my last […]

ASK THE FITNESS MAN

Straight Talk about Testosterone

Posted on 26 October 2014

This is the first in a series of interviews with medical professionals in Fort Lauderdale about health issues of interest to the LGBTQ community. Dr. Don Fisher, D.O., is the Medical Director at The Best Program in Fort Lauderdale and is an expert in the field of Age Management Medicine and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement. We […]

Bar Guide

FLORIDA BAR GUIDE

Posted on 31 July 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE/WILTON MANORS ALIBI 2266 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Gayborhood tradition since 1997. Comfortable, inviting atmosphere with indoor video bars, outdoor drinking and dining. Drink specials all week, with mammoth 22-ounce Long Island Iced Teas for $3 on Thursdays. BILL’S FILLING STATION 2209 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Videos, pool tables, dart boards, dance floor, happy […]

Bartender of the Week

Bartender of the Week: Sal DeFalco

Posted on 31 October 2014

A bartender for more than 40 years at iconic New York City hangouts such as “The Saint”, “Stonewall” and “Studio 54”, Sal DeFalco of Wilton Manors personifies the rise and evolution of HIV in America. But while he’s been able to beat the scourge for 35 years, his face has vanished from behind the bar at […]

Business Directory

Meet the Intense Fitness Team

Posted on 05 June 2013

If your traditional gym just isn’t cutting it anymore, Intense Fitness might be just what your body is looking for. Located in Oakland Park, the private personal training establishment uses non-conventional equipment to give you a workout like never before. The facility offers up a variety of workout plans, covering weight loss, muscle growth or […]

Commentary

Letter from the Founder

Posted on 24 May 2014

I am thrilled to be able to announce the appointment of award-winning writer Richard Hack to the position of Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Agenda as well as editor-in-chief at Guy Magazine. I have known Richard for nearly a decade, and for much of that time, he has been a consultant to Multimedia Platforms LLC […]

Community Services

Bullying Problem? “Wishaphants” to the Rescue

Posted on 14 November 2012

The national bullying epidemic knows no age boundaries, with stories of its tragic consequences reported in the halls of higher learning (as witnessed by the Rutgers’ bullying/suicide) as well as on the playground. One man who has made a local commitment to bring the crusade against bullying to a younger segment is Norman Rea, the […]

Cover Story

Towels Can Give You AIDS and Other Observations from Pat Robertson

Posted on 29 October 2014

He’s the son of a U.S. Senator (A. Willis Robertson), a reformed Baptist, a highly successful business mogul, and a Republican. He founded the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) and is the host of the phenomenally successful 700 Club broadcast live daily on the ABC Family Network. That’s the good news and the bad news. People […]

Dining

J. Mark’s Restaurant: Lick Your Lips Prime Rib

Posted on 24 October 2014

I entered through one of the glass wood-framed doors, and within a few steps, I’m prepared to be impressed. The host stand is a friendly place, with a Floor Manager usually standing nearby. The room is cleverly designed with a comfortable, edgy, contemporary, clean atmosphere. There’s lots of soft wood tones shedding just the right amount […]

Editorial Archive

Gigi Unchained

Posted on 24 July 2013

For some time now, two movie musicals gave me comfort and, simultaneously, a sense of horror. The musicals are “Gigi” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” What gives me comfort is obvious— the creativity, the beautiful melodies, etc. What horrified me were the plots and lyrics in a modern world context. I mean, if an […]

Entertainment

Wildlife Fair at the Keys this Weekend

Posted on 26 September 2014

Starting Saturday, September 27, the Florida Keys celebrate the peak of the fall birding season with a weeklong Birding and Wildlife Festival. Today’s Wildlife Festival is the premiere event, taking place at Curry Hammock State Park. Over 20 booths will celebrate the exciting wildlife a part of the Florida Keys. There will be a scavenger […]

Featured Business

CEO of Apple Announces He Is Gay

Posted on 30 October 2014

In a statement to Bloomsberg Business Week, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple announced that he is gay. Cook said: “Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made […]

Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Two Screenings in Advance of Fort Lauderdale Gay And Lesbian Film Festival

Posted on 28 August 2014

As a prelude to the 6th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FGLFF) opening on October 10, organizers have announced two hilarious films to be shown at the Classic Gateway Theatre as part of the Festival’s GLOW series.  The films, “Such Good People” and “Cupcakes” will be screened at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway […]

FOUNDER'S TALK SHOW

Thriving in South Florida: Laurie Whittaker and Jennifer Morales

Posted on 24 October 2013

  “Thriving In South Florida With Bobby Blair” is designed to empower and inspire readers. In each interview, I will be featuring members of our community who share their real stories of bravery, tenacity and a strong will to survive. Their dilemmas and hardships are ones to which we can all relate. Yet, in the […]

Guest Editorial

The Kiss Seen ‘Round the World

Posted on 20 May 2014

Michael Sam, the 6’ 2”, 255-pound defensive lineman from the University of Missouri, made National Football League history by becoming the first openly gay athlete to be drafted by the NFL several weeks back. As if that weren’t enough to get our attention, the African American celebrated the moment by kissing his white boyfriend, former […]

Guilty Pleasures

The Ladies of ‘Lips’ Celebrate 5 Years

Posted on 06 November 2012

It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole five years since Lips Cabaret opened its doors in Oakland Park (1421 E Oakland Park Blvd).  Yvonne Lamé, the creator and founder of Lips, enjoys spilling the “skinny” on how it all began. “We started in New York City 16 years ago, and our concept […]

HEALTH

15 Fat Fighting Strategies for Fall

Posted on 03 October 2014

Although experts and regular people alike know more about fitness and nutrition than ever, body fat levels are escalating throughout the Western world. The problem is that the best eating plan won’t do you a bit of good if you aren’t willing to follow it. And it boils down to this, when you eat more […]

HOW TO Issue - 2013

HOW TO…Get the Most—and Save the Most Money—from the Home Buying Process

Posted on 27 February 2013

By CARL MARZOLA, CIPS, CRS, CBR, Master Broker There’s a reason that buying a home is one of the most important elements comprising the “American Dream” (even for people who live in other countries). For many people, this exciting event is a hallmark of having “arrived,” of reaching a major one of life’s cornerstone. There’s […]

jean's kitchen

Artichauts à la Barigoule

Posted on 28 August 2014

Artichauts à la Barigoule or Artichoke Hearts Stewed in Olive Oil is a typical Provençal dish and this recipe comes from Vero’s Aunt Lilian, who would buy her veggies from the local market in “Bormes-les-Mimosas,” the most beautiful small Provençal village in the south of France. Drink an ice cold dry Rosé wine with this […]

Love Jones

Precious Pumpkins and Devilish Gifts: The Story of a Boy Named Jack

Posted on 24 October 2012

Hey there! I’m going to hollow out a piece of fruit, carve a face into it, shove some fire inside it, and name it after you. Gather ’round, kiddies, and let me tell you a story about a boy named Jack who had this very thing happen to him. Before we begin our story, let’s […]

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

People Who Need People: An Interview with Filmmaker Mikael Buch

Posted on 24 April 2013

In Finnish and French with English subtitles, the modern, campy farce “Let My People Go!” (Zeitgeist) follows  a young gay couple, Ruben (the elastic Nicolas Maury) and Teemu (Jarkko Niemi), as their relationship is threatened by a variety of outside influences. The first and greatest is that postman Ruben unwittingly finds himself in possession of about 200,000 Euros. This […]

OPINION

GOP Manipulating Voters in Gay Rights

Posted on 17 October 2014

Dear Editor: Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee wants Broward’s LGBT voters to support GOP candidates. The Republican Party has a long history of getting citizens to vote against their own interests. One of the main issues the Republican Party has cynically used to manipulate voters is LGBT rights. Over the past three […]

Passages

In Memory of John Thomas Fuller

Posted on 12 February 2014

John Thomas Fuller, born December 22, 1970, passed away on Monday morning due to a massive heart attack. Originally from Chicago, Mr. Fuller worked at The Field Museum, Macy’s, and Robin’s Chiropractic Center to name a few. The youngest of six, Mr. Fuller was one the faces of the community in Wilton Manors. He frequented […]

Passages

Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Posted on 04 September 2014

Popular comedian Joan Rivers has died. Her daughter Melissa has posted the following statement: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount […]

Personal Coaching

Relationships: Can’t Live with them, Can’t Live Without Them

Posted on 19 March 2013

In the 1972 musical “Company,” Stephen Sondheim wrote “Isn’t Warm? Isn’t Rosy? Side by side/Ports in a storm, comfy and cozy/Side by side.” To this, I add: Not! Relationships: Whether we like it or “not,” we are the product of them, born into them and our lives defined by them. The word almost sounds soothing […]

Political Desk

Could LGBT Political Success Imperil Marriage Equality Ruling?

Posted on 29 March 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — With the justices of the Supreme Court considering how they will rule in the pair of separate cases concerning the question of gay marriage, a word of caution has been raised in some activist quarters that support marriage equality, counseling caution in trying to predict which way the high court will rule. […]

Puzzle

Answers to 9/24/14 Puzzle

Posted on 26 September 2014

Q&A

Grand Stand: Steve Grand Talks About His Massive Kickstarter Success

Posted on 22 April 2014

Once in a great while, I get the opportunity to talk to someone who is at the beginning of their career and on the path towards a meteoric rise. Gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand is one of those people. I was fortunate enough to speak with him in July 2013 as he was making national headlines […]

Q-Point

New Fence at ‘Shoppes of Wilton Manors’ Doesn’t Equate to Good Neighbor Policy

Posted on 05 April 2013

Editor’s Note: On April 4, 2013, Doug Blevins, a Wilton Manors resident and former President of Wilton Manors Main Street (now the Wilton Manors Development Alliance) sent the following email to Mike Durham, who manages the Shoppes of Wilton Manors for the owner, Rivercrest Properties, concerning the new fence that has been installed around the […]

Real Estate

Is This a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market?

Posted on 26 March 2013

It appears that right now in South Florida, we have both a buyer’s and seller’s real estate market at the same time, although record low levels of inventory will eventually lead us more towards a stronger seller’s market.  Real estate, like any market, is driven by supply and demand, and “supply” in real estate is […]

SEXCAPADES

Sex Happens: An Interview with Dr. Leight

Posted on 13 November 2013

Before I met with Dr. Arlen Leight, I didn’t know much about sexologists. I’ve read some advice columns from sexologists, but that was as far as I got. The dentist-turned-sexologist known as Dr. Leight has just released a book for “any gay men at a crossroads in their relationships,” titled Sex Happens. Dr. Leight sat […]

SPECIAL EDITIONS

Gifts for Travelers

Posted on 19 December 2013

Anyone who’s flown on a plane with a screaming kid (is there ever a flight without one?) will recognize the value of Bose QuietComfort 20i noise cancelling headphones. Priced at $300, its noise cancelling rivals full-sized headphones and it takes up almost no room. There’s an in-line mic/remote for music and call functions and “aware” […]

Special Events

Gay Film Festival Film Features Local Drag Stars

Posted on 09 October 2014

“South Beach on Heels,” a new film by Dmitry Zhiov, will be screened at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on Sunday, October 12th at 9:30 p.m. The 80 minute documentary features drag stars of South Florida that many of us are familiar with, in interviews and stories of their lives and their […]

Special Feature

Gays Not Getting Tested for HIV

Posted on 01 October 2014

MENLO PARK, CA – More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one […]

Special Report

Shuttle Service Between Fort Lauderale and Wilton Manors Starts this Weekend

Posted on 09 January 2014

On Monday, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce announced a free shuttle service that will run Friday and Saturday nights between Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Beginning Friday, January 10, a complimentary shuttle (provided by FAB2GO) will change the lives of tourists (and those living near the beach) forever. The […]

Sunshine State

Record Crowds Attend Volusia Pride

Posted on 30 October 2014

NEW SMYRNA BEACH—It what was being billed as a record turnout, hundreds of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders and their families and supporters celebrated diversity and acceptance las Saturday at the third annual Volusia Pride Festival in New Smyrna Beach’s Old Fort Park, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal Daytona Beach residents Debra Hamblin and Tonya […]

THE WEEK

Wicked Manors, Meeting of the Minds, and Sweeney Todd

Posted on 30 October 2014

10/30 23rd Annual Meeting of the Minds – Key West Parrot heads worship at the feet of Jimmy Buffet. With over 200 clubs across the United States, they have become a strong network of devoted fans whose main mission is to enjoy life, Buffet, and margaritas. Since Key West is the island inspiring many of […]

Theater

“Body Awareness” Will Blow You Away

Posted on 13 March 2013

“Body Awareness” Empire Stage 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Ft. Lauderdale (954) 678-1496 islandcitystage.org, empirestage.com smarttix.com Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 5:00pm, through April 7. $30.00 It’s been a long time since I was blown away by an evening of theater. Empire Stage’s production of the 2009 Drama Desk Award-winning “Body Awareness” is a […]

TRAVEL

Vegas Stealing Ft. Lauderdale’s Thunder

Posted on 16 October 2014

A few weeks ago, the Agenda cover story, by Richard Hack, reported that Fort Lauderdale had been named “Destination of the Year” by ManAboutWorld, recognizing the very best in travel. The article also pointed out that the Florida destination had the most gay guesthouses in the country and has been a favorite of the gay crowd since […]

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