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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 […]


Kevin Whitt: The Man Behind the Drag

Posted on 19 December 2013

Kevin Whitt is a diverse individual. Part drag performer, part hair stylist, Kevin has the best of both worlds. And by both worlds, we mean the boy and the girl world. Born in Arkansas and raised in Texas, the recent South Florida transplant is eager to make his mark in a completely new environment (he […]


Popular South Florida Graphic Designer Passes

Posted on 25 September 2013

Long-time graphic designer and photographer Warren Conway died last week after a long battle with liver cancer. Conway passed away, last Tuesday, in a Miami hospice facility at the age of 64. Conway, originally born in Hunington, New York, was a 50 year resident of South Florida, living in the Riverside area of Fort Lauderdale. […]


SF Trans Activist Jazzie Collins Dies

Posted on 19 July 2013

San Francisco, CA – Jazzie Collins was a well-known transgender activist involved in social justice cases, particularly in the San Francisco area. Collins died July 12 at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Fran, at the age of 54. Collins was HIV-positive, and while the San Francisco Chronicle reports that friends claim her health had deteriorated within […]


Man of the People: Dean Trantalis

Posted on 06 December 2012

By MICHAEL D’OLIVEIRA Dean Trantalis isn’t running in the Fort Lauderdale Commission race solely to represent the LGBT community, but he is running, in part, to give it representation on the commission. Trantalis, who served as a Fort Lauderdale commissioner from 2003 to 2006 and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2009, is trying to get […]


Jan Carpenter (1949 to 2012): Farewell to a larger than life friend

Posted on 12 October 2012

By Cliff Dunn Greater Fort Lauderdale lost a friend last week, as Jan D. Carpenter, respected business and community leader and loving partner of Dale Russell, passed away October 2. Carpenter, born January 17, 1949 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota (“Go Bears!”), attended Bemidji State University before accepting a management position with Target Corporation, a […]

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COMMUNITY SERVICES PROFILE Kathleen Cannon: UNITING with Others to Make a Difference

Posted on 31 July 2012

By Dale Madison For more than 70 years, United Way of Broward County has acted like a kind of community glue for local non-profit and service organizations, uniting resources, donors, and volunteers to identify the community’s most pressing needs, and creating the building blocks that lead to measurable results. Some of the efforts United Way […]

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COMMUNITY SERVICES PROFILE: PYP Foundation: cocktails for a cause

Posted on 24 July 2012

By: Dale Madison   Canadian-born R&B singer/ songwriter and actress Deborah Cox left rehearsals for the national tour of “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical,” and flew from Manhattan to Fort Lauderdale last week as the special guest of the Break the Silence Campaign. The non-profit organization, founded by Logan Voxx’s Positive Young People (PYP) Foundation, […]

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Posted on 18 July 2012

By Dale Madison Although Ken Fontaine’s name may not leap out at you, as the Executive Director of Shadowood II—one of the specialized HIV/AIDS service organizations in Broward County—he is a man who leaps into action to help those in need. As its Web site notes, Shadowood II is a structured group home for homeless […]

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Snapshot: Dale Russell and team Remembering the “Real” in Real Estate

Posted on 31 May 2012

By Dale Madison When was the last time you heard a Realtor tell you, “It’s an amazing time in the real estate market”? Dale Russell— the man behind the Dale Russell Realty Network and the “face” of the Five Points intersection billboard— is “bullish” about local real estate, noting that lower inventory around town translates […]

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