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SUNSHINE STATE Gay Seniors Lose Home in Fire WILTON MANORS — A house fire on Thursday, January 31 has left two gay men displaced from their home, with most of their possessions lost in the conflagration. Barry Feinstein and David Gilmore were at home watching television when a fire broke out that quickly spread to the carport of their Northwest 28 Court house. A car that was parked in the structure also caught fire, causing a loud explosion which alerted the couple to the blaze, which also struck a nearby tree and fence. Feinstein, 63, and Gilmore, 60—a couple for more than three decades— were awaiting the arrival of out-of-town friends when the fire started at around 12:50 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation, with the findings expected in up to several weeks.

ing, as set forth in the Code of Ethics, would not legally apply to members of the City Commission.” Ezrol based his opinion on a 2012 change to Wilton Manors’ city charter, which the city attorney says allows officials to abide by the state’s less restrictive regulations governing the conduct of elected and appointed politicians. Resnick supported the city charter change. The Broward County Inspector General, John Scott, suggested in a statement that his office may use the county’s charter to trump changes to local charters. “Soon the [Office of Inspector General] will be conducting a countywide compliance review of outside employment disclosures, including lobbying by elected officials. Once we determine the results, we will proceed accordingly,” the inspector general wrote.

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City Announces Drive Closures for Island City Wilton Manors Mayor Art Walk and HeARTS Fights Ban on Officials’ on the Drive Lobbying WILTON MANORS — Mayor Gary Resnick is drawing criticism from Broward County officials for his plans to become the county’s first elected official to take on work as a lobbyist, despite a Code of Ethics ban that prohibits such efforts. Resnick, an attorney and partner (shareholder) with the law firm of GrayRobinson, PA, a mega-practice with offices in 10 Florida cities, is seeking to lobby the Broward County School Board on behalf of a client, Community Education Partner, Inc., despite a voter-approved change to the county charter that “regulates the conduct of elected officials, appointed officials, and public employees through an enacted Code of Ethics.” The mayor was given permission by Wilton Manors City Attorney Kerry Ezrol, who submitted a letter to Resnick on December 12, 2012 that advised, “The restriction on lobby-

WILTON MANORS — Wilton Manors officials have announced the closure of Wilton Drive to vehicular traffic for the February 15 Island City Art Walk (ICAW) and the city’s “HeARTS on the Drive” event. At a meeting last week in the City Commission chambers, Community Development Services Director Heidi Shafran and Economic Development Coordinator Randy Welker met with business and community leaders to discuss the planned closure of Wilton Drive, and its potential impact to the street’s businesses. Shafran told the Agenda that the input of the Drive merchants was crucial to ensuring the evening, which commemorates both the Art Walk, which will host artists at participating business along the Drive, as well as a chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day for one more night. “We’re excited about the Drive being closed for Art Walk,” said Anthony

LoGrande, co-owner of ICAW. “It’s going to be a fun evening, with artists on the Drive, music and each business doing their own thing and spilling out into the street.” LoGrande and business partner Krishan Manners have hired strolling musicians to entertain visitors to the Drive. The Art Walk, which takes place every third Friday of the month, from November to April, is now in its seventh year. Over 35 businesses sponsor the Art Walk, which features representations from a wide range of mediums and genres, including sculpture, paintings, and handcrafted jewelry. The idea of combining a Valentine’s Day event with the Art Walk came from the city’s Shafran, who wanted to offer the business community the opportunity to utilize the Drive’s pedestrianfriendly environment to create what is hoped will become an annual event. Parking for the dual event will be available at the municipal lot behind City Hall, via access from Dixie Highway to Northeast 21st Court and from Wilton Drive on the south to Northeast 20th Street. “This event is classic Wilton Manors,” said Manners, who also serves as CEO and President of the Wilton Manors Development Alliance. “Love and art come in every form – why not celebrate both?”

Island City Fitness Officially Changes Hands WILTON MANORS — On February 1, Reece Darham, Managing Director and previous owner of Island City Health and Fitness (ICHF) announced that he has sold his remaining interest in the gym and fitness club to Ken Hunt, the owner of New York City-based Steel

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Gym, who had purchased an ownership stake in the popular facility last year. According to an email from Darham, “Effective immediately, Steel Gym Fort Lauderdale will be the sole property of Ken Hunt, complimenting Steel Gym Miami and Steel Gym NYC.” “It has been so wonderful to be part of this vibrant community both as a business owner and community leader,” said Darham, a South Africa native who ran the health club under its ICHF brand for more than four years. “The gym and the [Rainbow Business Coalition, of which he served as founding Co-Chair] have been such a significant part of my life the past few years, however, it is time for me to pursue other business interests that need my full attention,” Darham explained. “I am proud to leave Steel Gym Fort Lauderdale in very good hands.”

Florida Renaissance Festival Opens in Deerfield DEERFIELD BEACH — The Florida Renaissance Festival—an annual tradition now in its twenty-first year— returns to Quiet Waters Park (401 S Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach), on Saturday, February 9. The event, produced by Bobby Rodriguez Productions, features entertainment from hundreds of performers on 12 stages, mounted performers jousting on horseback, sword fighters, minstrels, magicians, wenches, and over 100 merchants and artisans demonstrating and selling their wares, including blown glass, hammered pewter, wooden toys, unique pottery, and clothing. H


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WILTON MANORS — A Wilton Manors man is charged with lewd and lascivious battery and lewd and lascivious conduct after luring a middle school-aged boy into his car while the teenager walked home from school. Investigators say that Tyrone Holmes, 31, offered the boy money and engaged in sexual acts with him in a Fort Lauderdalearea parking lot. On January 31, Holmes had his initial court appearance before Broward County Judge John Hurley. In court, Judge Hurley read the police report, and noted that the alleged victim is 15-years-old. The report indicated that the acts occurred on January 23 when Holmes,

a cosmetologist, drove up to the teen in the 2000 block of Northwest 9th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, and offered him a ride. The teen, wearing a middle school uniform shirt, entered the vehicle after Holmes reportedly gave him $500 and told him that he would be safe. Investigators say that when the teen entered Holmes’ vehicle, the man started discussing sexual acts, and convinced the alleged victim to perform a sexual act with him, pulling into a parking lot to do so. After Holmes allegedly tried coercing the teen to do more, he reportedly gave the money back to Holmes and fled from the vehicle. As read in open court by Judge Hurley, the report indicates that Holmes said that “he gives a lot of boys rides home.” The teen reportedly told his mother about the alleged sex after he ran away from Holmes, and she reported the matter to police, who found surveillance video from the parking lot where the alleged sex act occurred. “It does seem like he’s preying on children,” said Judge Hurley. “He’s willing to get them in the car, take them to what appears to be remote locations.” The judge ordered that Holmes be held on $100,000 bail.H

donations for those in his condition and circumstances. “I was admitted for eight days until we found out I was lied to and became ‘self-pay;’ they practically kicked me out with no treatment.” Calhoun says that although he had been tested yearly using an oral swab test, those tests apparently aren’t 100 percent accurate, and that he is living proof; he was told that doctors estimate he contracted the virus between seven and nine years ago. Discharged from the hospital within hours of the insurance denial, Calhoun is now bedridden. He is working with the Ryan White Foundation for help with his disability eligibility, doctor visits, and treatment, but says he is buried in hospital bills and a large debt to his family. On his donation page (which can be found at giveforward.com/ hivaidstreatmentforvalyn), Calhoun reports, “I have been unable to work for so long, and my parents have been doing everything in their power to support me. We are selling everything of value so I may have a chance for quality care. Savings have been depleted and I’m scared this will financially ruin my parents. I’ve never been the kind of person to ask for money or even help for that matter—I’m just terrified that I won’t get on the right meds in time to raise my t-cells over 200, [and] my current viral load is over four million. “ANY help would be greatly appreciated. I am a fighter and know I can get through this. I just need some help right now. I put up a picture of my body. It may scare some but this is something I see every day.” Calhoun says that he is trying to remain upbeat, and look to the future. “I’m really just looking forward to the day when I will have the energy to work on my art and photography again,” he explains. “I want to be able to help the community by showing that you can come back from the brink and still live a happy life.” H

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Insurance Malpractice? Valyn Calhoun (L) then and (R) now

ORT LAUDERDALE — An online fundraising effort has been launched to benefit local artist and photographer Valyn Calhoun, who was recently diagnosed with HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B. The life-threatening experience of Calhoun, 29, began when he was molested by a staff member when he was in pre-school, an incident that Calhoun says had a lasting impact upon him and his life. “I was a sex addict, plain and simple,” Calhoun admits. “Multiple different partners a day.” Calhoun—who was the subject of a cover feature last year in our sister publication, Guy Magazine (May 17, 2012: “The Art of Valyn”)—says that memories of his childhood molestation returned to him like a blow from a hammer. “One day while I was driving, I passed by a house that was familiar,” he recalls. “I realized it was my old pre-school, and that it has since been turned into a house. From there, things started to come back to me. The memories of my molestation had been repressed for so long.” Calhoun says that when he discovered and understood the cause for his addiction, he immediately began to practice celibacy. But it was too late. His health began to decline, and Calhoun started to exhibit symptoms including hair loss, skin rashes, vomiting, and hallucinations. In the throes of alarming weight loss, the 95-pound Calhoun checked into a hospital. He says that the representative from his insurance carrier assured him that the eight-day hospital stay would be covered, but that somewhere between the hospital’s diagnosis of HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B, that decision quickly changed. “I was told by my insurance rep that I was covered for hospital stays,” Calhoun wrote online, at a website dedicated to soliciting


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EDITOR’S DESK ARTHUR MILLER, ANGRY NEIGHBORS, AND POSSESSING THE SKILLS OF A MOUNTAIN GOAT

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his morning, I was subjected to an ass-chewing—and not the good kind—from one of my neighbors, concerning a news story I wrote last week. It was an experience that reminded me how important are the words we use to tell the stories of people’s lives, and that, no matter how well-meant a reporting, the possibility is real that someone is bound to take offense. Often times in the course of writing for and editing a weekly journal that caters to the LGBT community, one finds that it requires the skills of a mountain goat, navigating treacherous paths and risking disaster at many turns. There is a story about the playwright (and Marilyn Monroe ex-husband) Arthur Miller, whose Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play “Death of a Salesman” had just opened on Broadway. Miller was walking around his old Brooklyn neighborhood, when he ran into a hotdog vendor with whom he had attended high school. The vendor asked him, “Artie, how you doing? What you been up to?” Miller told him, “Well, you know, I’m a playwright.” And the hotdog vendor said, “Playwriting, huh? I should’ve gone into that.” Because, you know, it’s just that easy. Every writer who possesses an ounce of ethics and integrity (and a healthy fear of a just God) knows that each word he puts to page has power, and—in this day and age of online perpetuity—a very real and eternal life of a sort. (Take that, Dracula.) I had occasion recently to meet a reader at a popular local watering hole. During our conversation, he told me that he had read (and thought well- and fairly-written) coverage in this journal on the ongoing story about Sidelines Sports Bar’s ownership litigation, and plans to move

or expand to a second location (January 2, 2013 Agenda). He had also read a story about complaints from some Smart Ride participants who felt they had been bullied—intentionally or otherwise—by members of a competing team (November 21, 2012 Agenda). In both of these cases, it was understood that some member (or an “angry member,” as the gentlemen who verbally accosted me this morning identified himself ) or members of our community would wish that the story hadn’t been written, or may be unhappy with the way in which it was reported. Fair enough. (Full Disclosure: A former employer of mine “enjoys” the dubious distinction of having his name included on the Forbes list of Longest-Serving White-Collar Prison Sentences; I’m sure there’s a great story waiting to be written that could include my name in the telling of it, were one ignorant of all the facts and context.) There is not a single one of us, no matter how “good,” or “bad” he may be thought of by his fellows, who doesn’t roll his eyes when his name is spoken out loud or written about in a way that could be construed by someone as unflattering or disrespectful to them, or to their memory. Several years ago, when I worked at South Florida Gay News, publisher Norm Kent oversaw the investigation of a local man who was presenting himself around town as the owner of a new local magazine, but whose list of unfulfilled promises was almost as long as the man’s list of unpaid employees. That cover story, “Dirty Larry,” was a hallmark of local journalistic investigation and writing, and it was written with a mandate to learn the truth, in this case because—as the publisher’s editorial pointed out—the story’s subject was

potentially or actually hurting people in our community. We’ve always had free press in the U.S., and many of us who are privileged to write for our meager livings have learned to take it for granted. I know and appreciate that not everyone will find value in a story that casts a friend or loved one in a light that could be viewed by the uninformed or meanspirited as negative. It is when a writer reports on stories that risk such a reaction that he most wishes he was penning wedding announcements or greeting card niceties, trust me. At this publication, we are never interested in bringing ridicule upon defenseless persons, nor in reporting about someone’s failures or missteps (except in the case of those accused of defrauding the helpless in our community, in giving an accounting of those accusations: Agenda, April 12, 2012, “Federal Authorities Detail Complaint against Oakland Park man charged in $11 Million Ponzi Scheme: ‘Rainmaker’ alleged to have Bilked Million$ from Wilton Manors Residents;” Agenda, November 14, 2012, “SEC Files Fraud Complaint Against Jim Ellis: Wilton Manors Man Charged with Defrauding Gay Investors”). You won’t see reported here the failing grades of a business or community leader’s 12-year-old son or about “small” things that don’t even rate as journalism. In this pluralistic society of ours, we have people, on cable TV and on the Internet, who display no appreciation for that kind of finesse, who play fast and loose with the ethics of reporting for-therecord, to say nothing of an appreciation for common human decency. May such a thing never be true of this journal, or of its editor.H

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BY GEORGE DAUPHIN EDITOR’S NOTE: Edward Irving “Ed” Koch died on February 1, 2013. The politician, political commentator, and reality TV judge served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977, and, in three terms from 1978 to 1989, as Mayor of New York City.

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remember the first time I met Ed Koch. It was during his first campaign for Mayor of New York City. He came to a Democratic club in Queens. I was a member, even though I wasn’t old enough to vote. I remember Koch being nervous. He fiddled with a button on his worn, rumpled gray jacket. He looked shabby. He lost that election. But then came the “make-over” in 1977, via Bess Myerson, a former Miss America. Suddenly, Congressman Koch was looking dapper in Pierre Cardin suits and Bess on his arm. This turned out to be a winning combination. It was assumed—at least on Koch’s part—that the reason for his victory was his “beard,” Bess. At first, when asked why he was

still a bachelor at his age, Koch would answer that he had always wanted to get married in the mayoral residence, Gracie Mansion, feeding speculation that he and Bess would eventually tie the knot while he was mayor. However, as his career pro-gressed and Myerson pursued her own political ambitions and ultimate romantic tragedy, it became clear that voters didn’t care whether Koch was gay or not. It seemed that, in his mind, the fact that they didn’t care also meant that it didn’t matter. Mr. Koch lived with that assumption to the end of his life, refusing to answer questions about his sexual preference, insisting to the bitter end that the press had no right to ask and he had no obligation to talk about it. In 1986, Mayor Koch signed an LGBT equal rights ordinance. However,

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his own policy of closing down gay bathhouses while keeping hetero-sex clubs open violated that very ordinance. Eventually, he was forced to close down all such clubs in an effort to stem the tide of the AIDS epidemic. It turned out to be Koch’s only (reluctant) contribution to the fight against AIDS. His tacit support of Ronald Reagan, the man who said that AIDS was God’s punishment of gays, was well noted. For the most part, Ed Koch sat on his hands while our friends died, one by one.

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Larry Kramer is reported to have said, “[Koch] was an active participant in helping us to die, in murdering us. Call it what you will, that is what Edward Koch was, a murderer of his very own people.” The few who knew Koch well would speak in hushed tones of a long-term relationship with his chauffeur. But Koch would go to the movies, to the museum, to the theatre—alone. What kind of a relationship could it have been with this secret lover who couldn’t be seen in public? He would often go to gay-related events, such as gay film festivals—alone. We all saw him at these events, but we pretended not to see. We were expected to do our parts in the complicity of silence. Koch’s great shame of being a gay man was like a pile of shit he had stepped in, and needed to wipe off on the rest of us. George Dauphin, a New York City native, is the Creative Director for Guy Magazine and the Florida Agenda.H

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and will take a long time (if ever) to recover financially, those are still the results of a “past” problem. There are many opportunities now. For homeowners still trapped by the low value of their property and a mortgage, there are more options and support from the government and banking institutions than ever before. If you or someone you know needs help, it is recommended they consult a Realtor with “short sale” experience and a CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) designation. Even for these “short sellers” (people whose properties are worth less than what they owe), the market is recovering quickly. Or, you can refinance while interests rates are at all time lows. No matter what, do something.

If you owe more than your property is worth and are not taking action, it could be a mistake you will later regret. It is recommended to seek advice before you continue to pay month after month without considering and weighing your options. Currently there are short sale programs with incentives from lenders that provide cash “moving expenses.” Meanwhile, lending guidelines are changing so fast that even if you sell your property right now in a short sale you may qualify to buy a new home again very soon. If you know you want to short sell and buy again, there is more urgency. For those who want to stay in their homes and are not completely “upside down,” you have refinancing opportunities that are incredible.

Some people have issues that go well beyond property ownership. If you have financial problems which are more serious than one or more properties, you may want to consult an attorney for other options, including different types of bankruptcy and ways to start over. In spite of the stigmas that may exist, I personally believe we all deserve a second chance, and that forgiveness of others is as important as giving yourself permission to accept help and a fresh start. Rick Gibson is a Realtor and Team Leader with Re/Max Preferred. A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Investment Agent Specialist (CIAS), he is Principal of Gibson Group Property Management, LLC. H

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e’re experiencing a time in our local real estate market when there is a lot of good news, and when the overall market is extremely positive. It could be said there is “something for everybody.” Some remain skeptical, but that is understandable, since we were hit pretty hard by the past downturn in our market, and many are still affected by it. That dramatic plunge in values during past years left some us financially damaged. However, the bottom of that particular market plunge was now over a year ago. It is in our past. Reports from December 2012 show us at least 12 consecutive months of price increases in South Florida. Although it leaves a lingering impact,


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SEATTLE, WA — Golden Age of TV star Jim Nabors—who played the lovable but innocent marine in “Gomer Pyle: USMC” during the 1960s—has tied the knot with his longtime partner, Stan Cadwallader. Nabors, 82, flew with Cadwallader, 64, a macadamia nut farmer from Hawaii and his partner of 38 years, to Seattle (where gay marriage is legal, as in the rest of Washington State) for a ceremony presided over by a friend of Nabors who serves as a judge. Nabors and Cadwallader, whom the actor calls his “best friend,” own a macadamia farm that is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden on the Hawaiian island of Maui. There is an urban legend which maintains that Nabors and actor Rock Hudson were married in the 1970s, but the two were never more than friends. As Hudson himself recounted during a 1985 interview (the actor died in October of that year, the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness), the Nabors marriage myth originated with a group of Huntington Beach, California gays whose annual parties included joke invitations. “There appears to be a couple of elderly or middle-aged homosexuals who live in Huntingdon Beach, which is just down the coast from Los Angeles, who every year give a party, a big party, 500 people or so,” Hudson explained.

HEALTH AGENDA “And they invite everyone they know. It’s an engraved invitation, and to make it amusing they will say ‘You’re cordially invited to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in Huntingdon Beach.’ One year the invitation was, ‘You are cordially invited to the wedding reception of Rock Hudson and Jim Nabors,’” with the punch line being that Hudson would take the surname of Nabors’ character, Gomer Pyle, becoming “Rock Pyle.” Those who didn’t get the joke spread the rumor. “It went all over the country,” Hudson said, even though Nabors was dating Cadwallader, whom he married last month. Both Nabors and Hudson were closeted at that time, and because of the fear they might be outed, they never spoke to each other again.

on life support at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where his family made the decision to terminate life-sustaining procedures after tests indicated a lack of brain activity.

Rutgers Announces Memorial for Gay Student who Committed Suicide

RUTGERS, NJ — Rutgers University has announced plans to build a campus building named after Tyler Clementi, the gay student who killed committed suicide in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him kissing another man. Officials say the Tyler Clementi Center will provide valuable resources to enable students to transition into college, offering seminars and training on bullying, youth suicide, and informed use of social media. Clementi, 18, jumped from the George LA GRANDE, OR — An openly-gay teenager died on Sunday, February 3, Washington Bridge three days after the after living for nearly two weeks on life webcam viewing, on Sept. 22, 2010— support following an attempted suicide. barely three weeks into his freshman year. His roommate, Dharun Ravi—who Jadin Bell, 15, hanged himself on January 19 in the playground at Central Elemen- was 18 years old at the time—set up a web camera on September 19, 2010, tary School in La Grande, Oregon. Bell, a sophomore at La Grande High after Clementi requested privacy in School, had complained to a school coun- their room for several hours that night. selor that he was being bullied just days Unbeknownst to Clementi, Ravi and a female friend had watched the encounbefore his suicide attempt. According to police reports, Bell was ter. Ravi then posted on Twitter: “Roomthe victim of both in-person- and cyber- mate asked for the room till midnight. bullying, resulting from his out status. I went into molly’s room and turned Investigators say that Bell was placed on my webcam. I saw him making out with another dude. Yay [sic].” On March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County, NJ jury convicted Ravi of all 15 counts against him, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy, which is considered a sex crime in New Jersey. H Just Friends: Hudson and Nabors Bullied to Death: Jadin Bell

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STUDY: HETEROSEXUAL MEN SUFFER HIGHER LEVELS OF STRESS, DEPRESSION THAN GAYS

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relationship between anxiety and sexual identity reveals that straight men are more likely to suffer from depression and elevated levels of stress than either gay or bisexual men. The study, conducted by researchers at McGill University, was done in order to determine how gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals reacted to the stresses of “coming out,” and if that experience led to a reduction in the levels of anxiety. The study authors—whose findings were published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine—say they expected to learn that gays who had come out to family, friends, and co-workers exhibited fewer instances of depression that those who were still closeted. What surprised them was the finding that heterosexual men exhibit elevated allostatic loads, or overall systemic stress, at levels higher than all other groups. On the index of allostatic load levels, straight men were found to have levels of a third higher than gay or bi men. “Contrary to our hypothesis, gay and bisexual men had significantly lower depressive symptoms and allostatic load levels than heterosexual men,” the study’s lead author, Robert-Paul Juster, wrote.H


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Andrea Bocelli: The Voice of the Angels The world’s most popular Italian and classical singer, famed tenor Andrea Bocelli returns to the BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic) for an exclusive South Florida performance to support his newest studio album. The sightless operatic singer (who lost his vision at age 12) blends classic opera with pop for an unforgettable experience that appeals to virtually everyone. His newest effort, “Passione,” is comprised of love duets, and features guest vocals from Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. At 8 p.m., in the BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise).

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THE WEEK

Sister says, “Life is a Cabaret” This “one nun” musical comedy show features “Sister Robert Anne” teaching Cabaret Class. Using a blackboard, chalk, and the audience as her class, Sister Robert Anne explains— through hilarious sketches and musical numbers, featuring audience participation—everything you need to know to throw a successful cabaret production. This kiki is marvelous, and it would be a sin to miss it. At 8 p.m., in the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188 St., Aventura).

The Week 2/7/2013 to 2/13/2013 BY GRANT JAMES Making Whoopi, at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

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Willie Nelson: “Stone” Cold Serious Magic is Real (Sort of)! Willie Nelson may be 79, but he tours like a wee lad still working on his first “j.” The longtime supporter of marijuana decriminalization comes off like a party animal, but he still possesses a very serious degree of artistic integrity. Nelson tours regularly (almost yearly), and although he had to cancel tour dates after being diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, he continued writing music during his recovery. He even does his part to give back to Mother Earth with his own biodiesel company, Bio-Willie. Catch the Red-Headed Stranger at 7 p.m., at Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood).

Like Robin Williams in “Patch Adams,” the “Healing of Magic” workshop explains how therapeutic magic tricks can be beneficial for motor, cognitive, psychosocial, and sensory processing skills. Lead by expert Kevin Spencer, the progressive workshop combines art with healthcare to create a unique therapeutic modality, one approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association. At 9 a.m., in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale).

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SATURDAY, 2/9

Be King or Queen for a Day at the Florida Renaissance Festival An annual tradition now in its 21st year, step back into the 15th Century with over 100 merchants and artisans demonstrating and selling their wares, including blown glass, hammered pewter, wooden toys, unique pottery, clothing, and a wealth of other riches. Enjoy entertainment from hundreds of performers on 12 stages, sword fighters, minstrels, magicians, wenches, and more. Featuring a mounted joust by horsed knights, a royal feast, and more fun than you can shake a sword at. Through March 17, at Quiet Waters Park (401 S Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach).

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have a Daddy Complex. Ramrod is hosting a DILF Levi Leather Cruise Night, so now’s your opportunity to meet the daddy of your dreams. Leather is requested but not required, and a $5 cover enters you in a raffle for a chance to win $1,000. With sounds by DJ Herbie James. At 9 p.m., at Ramrod (1508 NE 4 Ave./ Wilton Dr., Fort Lauderdale).

Carnival in Rio Drag performer Olga Dantelly, the “Brazilian Bombshell,” and other special guests star in The Manor’s production of “Carnival in Rio,” as part of the entertainment complex’s weekly Noche Latina Saturday series. With $5 Rainbow pitchers and Latino/Latina drag shows, this spicy party is the perfect celebration for those looking to mix some salsa into their Sabado. At 10 p.m., at The Manor nightclub (2345 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors).

SUNDAY, 2/10

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MONDAY, 2/11

“Proposition 8” Comes to South Florida Fort Lauderdale-based Dan Clancy’s play about a gay couple’s decision to initiate California’s Proposition 8 legal challenge will have a workshop production as part of Lynn University and the Jan McArt Theater’s series of New Play Readings. Directed by Stuart Meltzer, “Proposition 8” follows Will and Ned, a Los Angeles gay couple and their decision to become plaintiffs in the historic court case, as well as their own journey to define the word “commitment.” The play will challenge your understanding of marriage and commitment, at a time before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on this groundbreaking case. At 7:30 p.m., in Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center (3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton).

TUESDAY, 2/12

Hola, Spain The beauty of España comes alive through history and music with “A Salute to Great Music and Dance Performances of Spain.” Rare video footage captures folkloric dance performances, featuring everything from the Paso Double to the Flamenco. With performances from

Carmen Amaya, Diego Cortes, The Gypsy Kings, and a short act from the ballet “Don Quixote.” At 1:30 p.m., in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach).

Dig In French film star Daniel Auteuil makes his writing/directing debut with a remake of the 1940s classic, “The Well Digger’s Daughter.” The film (in French with English subtitles) takes place in pre-World War II France, and has already received a good amount of buzz from “the critics.” The performance features a discussion after the film. At 7 p.m., in the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188 St., Aventura).

WEDNESDAY, 2/13

The Fella Who Sings Ella Known as “the male Ella Fitzgerald,” Scott Coulter has a vocal range that is nothing short of amazing. The multi-award-winning vocalist pays tribute to Fitzgerald in a flattering and unforgettable fashion, featuring such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Embraceable You,” and many more. At 7:30 p.m., in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach).

Drag makes Dreams Come True If you were deprived in your childhood of competing in a beauty pageant, you’re not alone; every gay man possessing an inner diva feels likewise. For those with an urge have that missing piece of your childhood made whole, there’s the 14th Annual Carolina’s Continental, a competition featuring fully-grown drag queens strutting their stuff for the chance to be crowned “Miss Continental

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida presents the 42nd Annual Seminole Tribal Fair brings the fantastic art and culture of Florida’s indigenous native tribe to a wider audience (and about time, too). Augmented by live music, a dance troupe, clothing contests, and deep water alligator shows (hells to the YES!), the Fair entertains while providing a

Presented by Florida Grand Opera, Mozart’s operatic fairy tale, “The Magic Flute,” tells a tale as old as time, of good vs. evil, with humorous, slapstick accents. The story of an evil queen opposing a young prince—which kinda sounds like most days in the Gayborhood—comes complete with serpents and other Masonic elements, and is told through both spoken dialogue and song. Wolfie’s two act fable has remained a classic since its premiere in 1791. At 2 p.m., in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami).

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FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY ELECTS OPENLYGAY VICE CHAIR By MICHAEL D’OLIVEIRA

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lan Clendenin remembers when Anita Bryant hawked orange juice and bigotry in the late 1970s. And as the newly-elected Vice Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP), he wants to work to ensure the existence of a state party dedicated to defending all of its ideals, including LGBT rights. Clendenin, 53, who serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee, lost his bid for state party chairmanship last month to fellow FDP member Allison Tant of Tallahassee by a vote of 587 to 507. He says his focus now is to further the party’s objectives in his new position. In his race for the chairmanship, Clendenin received the endorsements of both the Florida Democratic Black Caucus and the Democratic Hispanic Caucus. The newly-installed vice chair remembers when Anita Bryant, a former Miss America contestant who was serving as national spokesperson for Florida’s citrus industry at the time, led a successful 1977 campaign to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in Miami-Dade County. With her vocal opposition, voters repealed the law 69 to 31 percent. Clendenin said the city, like much of America at the time, wasn’t a place where gays and lesbians could openly reveal their sexual orientation. “It was not a warm and welcoming place,” he recalls, adding that he and others in the gay community felt isolated. But Bryant’s anti-gay crusade made things even worse. “She was a household figure. She was someone whom everyone connected to: mom and America and apple pie. And when she took this stand, it validated the hatred [for gays and lesbians] around the state. It provided fuel to those flickering flames.” Times may have changed, but as William Faulkner wrote, the past isn’t the past, and Clendenin says another

Anita Bryant is always just around the corner. He notes one of the most recent was Rhonda Storms, a former Republican state senator who lost her campaign for Hillsboro County Property Appraiser. “She would have been a force our community had to battle for years. She was just a woman filled with hate,” said Clendenin. In 2005, Storms led her fellow Hillsboro County commissioners to pass an ordinance that prohibited the county from promoting or recognizing LGBT pride events. “These people still exist in every community across our state. [Anita Bryant] could happen tomorrow. Our voices [have to be] heard louder than [their voices].” Clendenin is proud of the progress made so far in the Sunshine State, and he’s optimistic about the future. “I can see an openly gay governor of Florida [being elected one day.] There’s been a generational shift. The world has changed and equality is now accepted by the majority of the population as the right path.” But while Clendenin says that acceptance of gays and lesbians has moved beyond just “Will & Grace” and into wider pop culture, not enough people are ready yet. He sees the ultimate LGBT rights issue, the legalization of same-sex marriage, being approved by the courts before it’s approved by a majority of voters. In 2008, 61 percent of Florida voters approved

of a Constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage. “We actually have to rely on the courts to strike it down. The Constitution should be never be used to take rights away,” Clendenin argues. He also partly blames the leadership in the Florida Democratic Party for not doing enough to oppose the amendment, something he attributes to their

fear that supporting LGBT rights too strongly could have cause them to lose voters on other issues. “So many people who should have been our allies [but] the Florida Democratic Party was silent. It was a wake up call to me [and] one of the motivating factors [of why I decided to run for chair.] You have to stand for something.” H

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efore you even think of saying a word, we know that 7-ELEVEN is not a restaurant. It’s a convenience store that sells everything from cough drops to condoms, doughnuts to dog leases, we know, we know.That said, it just happens to also be the place that thousands (and we do mean thousands) of living, breathing adults pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner in both pre-packaged and prepared-instore fast foods. Wrap yourselves around these numbers: 2,300 sandwiches—per hour; and 100 million hotdogs per year. It may not be a restaurant, but when you want fast grub, this is the place. Locally, those of us in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors get to visit a signature franchise of the national chain, a store owned by Lisa and Eddie Pein, who can usually be found working the joint from counter to freezer and all points between. Because of the high traffic of this particular 7-ELEVEN, count on every item being fresh.Yet, like most restaura—er, convenience stores, not all selections are top rated. For breakfast, you can go the cheap route with a Sausage Muffin Sandwich for $1, but the taste treat is saved for the Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Croissant ($2.69), a pre-packaged sandwich found in the refrigerated section, and ready to roll after 30 seconds in the microwave. It’s got a just-spicy-enough patty of sausage coupled with a fried egg round and cheddar cheese on a sorta-flaky croissant with a pop-in-your mouth flavor that’s good when you need a quickie the first thing in the morning.

Fresh-Brewed Coffee here is top shelf as well. Fresh pots all days long, available in four flavors plus decaf with prices that’ll make Starbucks blush: $1.49 to $1.99, from 8 ounces to 16 ounces with refills going for 99 cents all day long, so save your cup. And how’s this for a news flash. “Don’t see your favorite coffee? We’ll brew it fresh for you!” says the sign, and they mean it. Across the country, the company serves one million cups of coffee a day.That’s 10,000 pots per hour, so you know the stuff is good. Slices of a fairly passable pizza are just $1 each—either cheese or pepperoni, and while we’re not talking fire-oven hand-made pizzeria quality, they will bake an entire 16-inch pie for you in 90 seconds. Price: $5.99. Gravitate toward the hot foods case and discover Spicy Beef or Chipotle Chicken Mini-Tacos (4 for $1.00). The corn shells aren’t really crispy, but they were tasty enough to test better than any new product 7-ELEVEN has introduced in its 85-year history.The beef is the winner here, with the chipotle in the chicken minis leaving an unfortunate aftertaste of sweat socks. Ewwww. While we’re talking chicken, the store sells a selection of Chicken Wings at five for $3.29 or 10 for $5.99.The flavors are listed as Smokey BBQ, Asian Dragon, Spicy Wing Zing, and Buffalo. Of these, the latter is the best, dipped in some blue cheese sauce. Giant portioned Fried ChickenTenders ($1.29 each or two for $2.22) steal the show from anything offered at Burger King, Wendy’s or McDonald’s. It’s here that you’ll also discover the famous 7-ELEVEN Big Bite Hotdogs. The chain sells more hotdogs than any other retailer in America.The clear winner in this case is the 4.7 ounce Spicy Bite ($2.19). It’s a thrill ride in a bun. Stop by and say “Hi” to Lisa and Eddie, and be sure to tell them Agenda sent you.H

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LGBT CRUISES SAIL AHEAD By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON

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n 2012, the cruise industry not only hit its high-water mark, it exceeded it, with estimates by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) suggesting that 17 million passengers were aboard a passenger ship last year, an increase of four percent over 2011. While the LGBT market is a small slice of that total, it is easily the fastest rising segment, given the growing number of all gay and lesbian cruises chartered from the industry leaders: Atlantis Events, RSVP Vacations, and Source Events. “Last year was a fantastic year for us,” Craig Smith, president of Source Events, told Guy Magazine. “We were celebrating our 10th year in the business, and it has been successful beyond my wildest dreams.” Smith honed his organizational skills on large special events like the Winter Party in South Beach. “But there was something missing for me personally,” he said. “The events I had structured were mostly built around nightlight and parties, as opposed to places and people. To explore my dream, I met the folks at Windjammer who had been doing gay cruises on their own. Source Events came about when I decided to charter a boat and allow our guests to connect with their source— themselves, adventure, and spirit.”

Smith understands the importance of freeing his guests to have fun— not always as simple as it sounds for those who have spent most of their lives putting up fronts and creating illusions. “What I also learned is that travel takes a lot more time and money than buying a single ticket to a single event. It’s a lot easier to get 5,000 gays to buy a ticket to a beach party than it is to get 75 of them to commit a week or more of their lives and thousands of dollars on something new and different. None of us really knew what to expect, but that was part of the excitement,” he said. A decade later, Source Events is reaping the bounty of its own initiative with sailings booked for Costa Rica and the Panama Canal aboard the Wind Star (February 23-March 2), the Miami Pride Cruise (April 15-19) aboard the Norwegian Sky, a full moon Lisbon to Barcelona Cruise (September 15-23) on the luxurious Wind Surf, and a train adventure to Peru and the Lost City of Machu Picchu aboard the Hiram Bingham Orient Express (November 2-8). “In the future, it looks like Wind Star will be headed back to Tahaiti in 2014, which I’m exploring,” Smith said. “And it looks like we’re going to be cruising the Black Sea,” which

separates Eastern Europe and Western Asia, two areas that aren’t particularly gay friendly. “There are a lot of places that are openly courting gay travelers because they’re known to be big tippers, big buyers, and enjoyable guests. Even countries where the laws might not be gay friendly, the resorts and the people that we meet are,” according to Smith. There are a few exceptions to that rule. “We were originally planning on going to Marrakesh and Morocco,” Smith said. “There was an RSVP cruise

for 2,500 that was scheduled for last year and there had been some reports that there could be some danger there. There were mixed signals from the tourism officials, and I do think that you have to pay attention to the politics involved. In each of these places there are gay people and gay businesses that could use our support. At the same time, by travelling we can open minds and hearts—which is something we are actively aware that we do in each port.” Images courtesy Source Events. H

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ou’ve probably spent enough time in the gym to realize that there are real tangible results that come from pumping iron and churning out seemingly endless hours of cardio. A stronger heart and lungs, bulging biceps, a sexy cut six-pack are but a few of the results of all your sweaty hard labor. But did you also know that exercise can relieve stress and pressure at work, help you think like a creative whiz kid on your feet, and generally make you feel rejuvenated and invincible? Yes, exercise improves the mind as well as the body. Studies have proved that regular cardio work can enhance the ability of neurotransmitters in the brain to work faster. This higher ability won’t replace a good education or being generally street-smart, but it can help you to think clearer, quicker, and more creatively. As a trainer, I find that clients who

are anxious and stressed, overworked, or generally depressed and tired, report feeling energized and upbeat after early morning exercise. As a result, they are more relaxed and confident all day at work, and seem to think more clearly and creatively on the job. While a lot of people cannot realistically work out before work, those clients who do regular cardio and weight training throughout their busy week report basically the same increase in energy, confidence, and creativity. Do you come home from work and crash in exhaustion? Does your heart race when you’re stuck in traffic or before a big presentation or meeting? You have the power to change this misery. Start doing cardio, or alter your present cardio routine, and don’t forget to pump some iron while you are at it! You might think these activities would add to your overall fatigue, but

you would be wrong. Psychologists say that a key element behind failing under pressure is physical fatigue. Regular cardio (running, biking, or swimming) actually energizes you and charges up your brain and body for tough situations – like your ball-busting boss, or that do nothing co-worker who frays your last nerve. Throwing the weights around helps you to alleviate frustration and pent-up aggression as you build a gorgeous toned body in the process. If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Instead of groping for another sleeping pill, reach for the treadmill instead. Regular cardio exercise lowers your resting pulse rate, can lower blood pressure, revs up your metabolism, improves digestion, and biologically assists your brain in producing feel-good endorphins. Endorphins are your body’s naturally-produced pain-killers that

help you to feel more relaxed and even elated in the face of stress and strain. Regular exercise will help you to produce these substances as you function better during the day and rest easier at night. How excellent is that? So the next time you hit the gym to tighten and tone that body, remember the good you’re doing for your mind and spirit as well! For more information on the mind/ body connection and exercise, contact trainerTomB@aol.com now!H

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CHILI CON CARNE By JEAN DOHERTY

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hili con carne (usually known simply as chili) is a spicy stew.The name of the dish derives from the Spanish phrase which means “chili pepper with meat.” Traditional versions are made at a minimum from chili peppers, garlic, onions, and cumin, along with chopped or ground beef. Beans and tomatoes are frequently included. Variations, both geographic and personal, may involve different types of meat, as well as a variety of other ingredients. It can be found worldwide in local variations and also in certain American-style fast food restaurants. I got this recipe from a chef and customer in the “West Saloon,” ourTex-Mex restaurant in Vienne, France. Ingredients • 2 cans (15 oz each) of red kidney beans, drained • 1 tablespoon of good olive oil • 1 large onion, quartered, sliced • 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, and chopped • 1 lb of ground beef • 1 can (14.5 oz) of tomatoes • 1 can (8 oz) of tomato sauce • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper

• 1 tablespoon of cumin • ½ bottle of full bodied red wine (this gives a fantastic “earthy” flavor) • 1 small can of corn (optional, but I think it adds nice color) • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt • 1 bay leaf In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and brown the onion, then add the ground beef. Cook for a few minutes, and add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, peppers, the wine and seasonings. Simmer for one to two hours, checking and stirring frequently. Add the canned beans and corn and heat through. I usually serve with white rice and garnish with parsley, but you are the chef! (This dish is on special this week at Le Patio.)H Although born in Dublin, Ireland, Chef Jean Doherty spent most of her life in Lyon, France, the gastronomical capital of the world. Together with Vero, her partner of 25 years, Jean has owned and run multiple restaurants including Fort Lauderdale’s Le Patio.


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