Aaron Adams Of Hunters

Posted on 22 December 2014

By CLIFF DUNN — I wouldn’t exactly say that seeing Aaron Adams incites your “fight or flight” response (granted, there are probably a few other responses that he incites at first glance, but that’s my business). At first blush, it’s possible to think that the friendly and popular bartender at Hunters Fort Lauderdale nightclub would […]

When the Crazies Came Out in Fayetteville

Posted on 19 December 2014

By RICHARD HACK — So they were celebrating a lot this past week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fayetteville, population 79,000, is home to the University of Arkansas (of Razorbacks fame). But it wasn’t football that caused the recent hoopla. This time it was bathrooms. Voters in Fayetteville came out in droves to defeat a suggested new […]

Judge Grants Florida’s First LGBT Divorce to Broward Couple

Posted on 17 December 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Dale Cohen on Wednesday dissolved the marriage of Heather Brassner and […]

Obama Talks To Castro: Bye-Bye Cuban Embargo

Posted on 17 December 2014

(AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of […]

As I See It

When the Crazies Came Out in Fayetteville

Posted on 19 December 2014

By RICHARD HACK — So they were celebrating a lot this past week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fayetteville, population 79,000, is home to the University of Arkansas (of Razorbacks fame). But it wasn’t football that caused the recent hoopla. This time it was bathrooms. Voters in Fayetteville came out in droves to defeat a suggested new […]

Ask the Fitness Man

HIV, Prep, and the Age of Being “Undetectable”

Posted on 03 December 2014

This is the second in a series of interviews with medical and health professionals in Fort Lauderdale about issues of interest to the LGBTQ community. Dr. Patrick Kenney is a specialist in Infectious Diseases at Midland Medical Center on East Oakland Park Blvd., and specializes in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Kenney completed his Infectious […]

Bartender of the Week

Aaron Adams Of Hunters

Posted on 22 December 2014

By CLIFF DUNN — I wouldn’t exactly say that seeing Aaron Adams incites your “fight or flight” response (granted, there are probably a few other responses that he incites at first glance, but that’s my business). At first blush, it’s possible to think that the friendly and popular bartender at Hunters Fort Lauderdale nightclub would […]

Breaking News

Same-Sex Marriage Given Okay to Begin in Florida January 6

Posted on 03 December 2014

  ATLANTA, GA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has denied a request by the state of Florida to extend a stay blocking a federal judge’s ruling that struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriage.U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in August ruled the Florida gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. But […]

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

Battlelines Drawn for Control of .gay Name

Posted on 18 December 2014

By DANIEL HICKS Throughout history, politically powerful human beings carved up the physical world into nation-states. Almost everybody was assigned citizenship under a particular form of government or constitution. Now, history repeats itself in the virtual world with online domains like .com, .net, .org and .edu, and not everybody is content to play by the […]

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

INTERVIEW: Gym-Now-Pizza & Wings Kingpin Bryan Nosal

Posted on 15 December 2014

By CLIFF DUNN — Riddle me this: How does one of the most-seen guys in the Gayborhood turn into the Invisible Man practically overnight? “Open a restaurant,” Bryan Nosal jokes. The owner of Kingpins Pizza & Wings in Wilton Manors is celebrating one year in business (okay, so it hasn’t been exactly “overnight”), and what […]

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

Exercises and Stretches to Improve Your Posture

Posted on 09 December 2014

By TOM BONANTI — Get out of your slump! Last week I spoke at great length about the importance of maintaining good posture. Reversely, I alluded to the fact that poor posture can result over time in a whole host of un-pleasantries from sciatica and herniated discs to neuritis and even impotence. Fortunately, many of […]

Lifestyle

Judge Grants Florida’s First LGBT Divorce to Broward Couple

Posted on 17 December 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Dale Cohen on Wednesday dissolved the marriage of Heather Brassner 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

Florida Attorney General Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Extend Stay of Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 16 December 2014

By RICHARD HACK / TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — Just weeks after a federal court denied Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request to extend a stay on same-sex marriages in the state, she has tossed what is her final tool in an on-going effort to prevent gay unions from becoming legal in Florida that were set to […]

The Week

A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan and The Nutcracker

Posted on 09 December 2014

Here some things to do this week —   12/11 Kenny G – Fort Lauderdale Kenny G is a grand cultural icon. Even if he has been the butt of many jokes over the years, his fourth album Duotones launched his astonishing career. He has become one of the best-selling artists of all time with […]

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

Vivid Vancouver

Posted on 29 November 2014

It’s not as if anyone needs a reason to stay in Vancouver. The mild winter makes it a perfect place to visit to get in the holiday spirit. It turns out though that in the next few months, there are plenty of reasons to head to Canada’s west coast. When it comes to holiday traditions, […]

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