Drag Queens Wanted for Lead Roles in Mike White HBO Pilot

Posted on 20 November 2014

Vicky Boone Casting is conducting a regional search in New Orleans, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Miami and all Southern stops in between for Drag Queens to play lead roles in an upcoming HBO pilot. This show, Mamma Dallas, is created by Mike White (Enlightened, Chuck & Buck, School of Rock.) Currently Seeking: LIBERTY BELL (LEAD): Male, […]

The Lesbians Who Are Taking on the Supreme Court

Posted on 20 November 2014

Officially it’s known as a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. But to the layman, the move by petitioners April Deboer and Jayne Rowse as well as their adopted children N.D.-R., R.D.-R., and J.D.-R., is a plea to the Supreme Court of the United States […]

Etheridge, Carter, and a Play Called POZ

Posted on 19 November 2014

11/20 POZ – Fort Lauderdale With such recent breakthroughs in HIV medications (including controversial Truvada), a play revolving around the quest for medication seems more topical than ever. Island City Stage kicks off their season with POZ, a play written by Michael Arman that explores the love affair between a young man dying of Leukemia […]

Media & Software Firm to Buy Owner of Agenda Newspaper, Guy Magazine

Posted on 19 November 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Multimedia Platforms, LLC., a media and publishing company focused on the LGBT market and owner of the weekly newspaper Agenda: Florida and Guy, a men’s lifestyle magazine, is being acquired by  software company Sports Media Entertainment Corp (EAHC). A letter of intent between MMP and EAHC states that MMP must accomplish […]

As I See It

The Lesbians Who Are Taking on the Supreme Court

Posted on 20 November 2014

Officially it’s known as a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. But to the layman, the move by petitioners April Deboer and Jayne Rowse as well as their adopted children N.D.-R., R.D.-R., and J.D.-R., is a plea to the Supreme Court of the United States […]

Ask the Fitness Man

Straight Talk about Testosterone

Posted on 19 November 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 […]

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 […]

Breaking News

Kirk Cameron Accuses Bill Cosby of Rape

Posted on 22 November 2014

AGOURA HILLS, CA–Another rape allegation has surfaced against famed comedian and actor, Bill Cosby. This time it is from another familiar 80s face: Kirk Cameron. Kirk Cameron, actor and Christian-activist, who rose to fame on the hit television sitcom Growing Pains, revealed to TMZ  subsequently circulated by Celebricity.com) that he too had been drugged and […]

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 […]

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

Death of an Icon: Remembering Mark Haines

Posted on 19 November 2014

It is still hard to believe. Mark Haines is dead. The LGBT activist and founder of the popular website, Mark’s List, was struck down in his prime at age 54. Mark was hit by a truck while attempting to cross Highway 1 in Duck Key. He was near mile marker 59, a particularly dark part […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

New HIV Cure Found By French Scientists

Posted on 05 November 2014

PARIS, FR–In what may be the most stunning news for HIV infected individuals and AIDS patients, French scientists said Tuesday they had found the genetic mechanism by which two HIV-infected men may have experienced a “spontaneous cure.” The researchers said the discovery offered a new strategy in the fight against AIDS, according to a report […]

Lifestyle

Reel Recommendations: Screen Savor Goes to the Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Again

Posted on 15 October 2014

The 6th annual Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs from October 16 to 19. Not only has the festival doubled the number of films to be screened, it also expands the total run to seven days. A truly international affair, attendees will hear languages including Spanish, Farsi, German, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, French and, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 Report

Rick Scott Wins Re-Election as Governor; Gary Resnick Returns as Wilton Manors Mayor

Posted on 05 November 2014

After months of campaigning, three debates and millions of dollars spent on campaign advertising, Rick Scott won re-election by the smallest of margins. Scott earned 2,846,127 votes to opponent Charlie Crist’s 2,769,381 (48% to 47% of the vote in very low voter turn-out). Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, conceded Florida’s close gubernatorial race against […]

Sunshine State

Dr. Scout: OUT Magazine Honors LGBT Health Leader

Posted on 20 November 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Thursday night, November 20, 2014, in New York City, OUT Magazine will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its OUT100 list of the most compelling LGBT Americans of 2014 and their contributions to the cultural, social and political life of the United States. To Floridians, one of the most distinguished honorees is […]

The Week

Etheridge, Carter, and a Play Called POZ

Posted on 19 November 2014

11/20 POZ – Fort Lauderdale With such recent breakthroughs in HIV medications (including controversial Truvada), a play revolving around the quest for medication seems more topical than ever. Island City Stage kicks off their season with POZ, a play written by Michael Arman that explores the love affair between a young man dying of Leukemia […]

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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