Welcome to the Halloween Issue of the Florida Agenda. We are proud to welcome—and serve as an Official Media Sponsor for—Wicked Wilton 2012: Fairy Tales, which will take place on, in, and around Wilton Drive next Wednesday, October 31, and is presented in part by the Rainbow Business Coalition (RBC) of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Inside, you will find a guide for much that there will be to see, do, and—well, you know—on that Sinful Eve of All Hallows.
The Gayborhood’s unofficial main “drag”—which runs from Wilton Drive north(ish) through Five Points, before becoming North Dixie Highway—has seen two recent combatants in the “Yogurt Wars,” as our gourmand, Richard David Chamberlain, has dubbed it. Like Dr. Livingstone before him, he trekked into these unchartered places—in this case, Nuts About Yogurt on Wilton Drive, and Menchie’s on North Dixie. See what just what all the fuss is about Wilton “Cultures,” in a new Dining column.
There’s anecdotal evidence that a substantial number of America’s historic, literary, and cultural giants—Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, and possibly even the Great Emancipator himself, Abraham Lincoln—sported rainbow handkerchiefs in their “knickers.” Writer Robert Elias Deaton takes us to the nation’s capital—as its Capitol—for a gay old look at the Arsenal of Freedom, Washington, D.C., this week in Travel.
Leaving the tricks to you, we also add to your Halloween treats with writer Adam Strong, from our sister publication GUY Magazine, with some excellent tips on how to “Host a Fabulous(ly Scary!) Halloween Party.” Talk about scary: Fitness expert and trainer Tom Bonanti will make you sweat ’til you can’t sweat no (any) more. And Justin Jones presents an All Hallows love story—with a “germy” twist—in an all new Love Jones.