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Public TV Station Teams with Anti-Gay North Miami Pastor to Halt Gay Strip Club
By CLIFF DUNN
NORTH MIAMI - The City of North Miami Council voted last evening on the fate of a proposed all-nude male strip club, to the backdrop of loud cries of homophobia and anti-LGBT hysteria against Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate WPBTChannel 2. The furor concerns the proposed location for gay strip bar “Beach Cabaret,” which is to be built on property on Northeast 151st Street that abuts the city’s actual “Sesame Street,” or Northeast 20th Avenue, which is home to the station’s business and operations offices. North Miami LGBT advocates—including City Councilman Scott Galvin—are expressing a range of reactions from disappointed to outraged, because WPBT2 has partnered with Miami-Dade pastor Jack Hakimian in order to keep officials from permitting the club to serve alcohol. “WPBT2 has aligned themselves with a pastor who has repeatedly preached anti-gay sermons and posted discriminatory statements,” says Galvin. Hakimian, pastor of Impact Miami Church and a former Los Angeles gang-banger who was born in Liberia, West Africa, has a history of homophobic statements. He has preached that Members of Congress should disavow the U.S. Constitution when its provisions for equal protections contradict “Christian ethics,” and compared LGBT rights to granting rights to pedophiles. He has posted on Facebook, “I want to make clear that I disagree based on the scriptures that you can actively be gay and still call yourself a Christian.” The five members of the North Miami City Council voted on May 22 to consider a motion to lift the city’s prohibition on selling alcohol at bars that feature full nudity. That proposed lifting of the ban coincided with plans by a business group that once operated Thee Dollhouse strip club in Sunny Isles to open a new club at 2050 Northeast 151st Street. WPBT2 immediately announced its
opposition to changing the zoning regulations, and helped finance collateral materials to distribute to residents. The fliers, which carried the station’s logo, also carried the logo for Impact Miami Church. In addition, Hakimian set up a Web site, nostripclub.org, and he called for residents to “take action” against the proposed club. “We have important national, state, and local people in and out of this building all the time,” Rick Schneider, President and CEO of WPBT, told TV station Local 10 WPLG. “We have a major national newscast that comes out
Pastor Jack Hakimian of here. We have school groups and kids that come here. In that sense, we are concerned about the aesthetics of the neighborhood. We don’t think it’s appropriate.” “I’ve spoken to Rick Schneider. He believes that the fact they have aligned themselves with Pastor Jack on this issue does not mean they support his other teachings. I disagree,” said City Councilman Galvin, who supports the club, which he points out is located in an industrial, not residential, area. According to Galvin, “For WPBT2—our public, community resource—to put their logo alongside this church is irresponsible. At best, it’s sloppy politics. At worst, they’ve helped give Pastor Jack a wider audience by
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presenting his church and his views.” Galvin demanded an apology from WPBT2 and its CEO, Rick Schneider, before Tuesday’s council meeting. The councilman is also demanding to know why the station aligned with someone who preaches a gospel of hate. “Mr. Schneider told me they did not screen Pastor Jack in any way before they joined forces with him,” Galvin says. “That they did not is no excuse and they should immediately apologize to the [LGBT] community, their donors, and the viewers for lending their name to messengers of hate and bigotry.” In an email obtained by the Florida Agenda, WPBT’s Schneider disavowed any intention to promote or support anti-gay sentiments or activities. “WPBT2 does not condone, endorse, or give a platform to any of the views cited as examples by Councilman Galvin,” Schneider wrote, adding, “WPBT2 has a strong history of championing diversity, tolerance, and free speech in our programming and practices.” Schneider attempted to explain his “strange bedfellows” relationship with Hakimian. “We were looking for allies in opposing the ordinance change. The pastor spoke at a city council meeting in opposition to the change. We talked about how to raise public awareness, we worked together to produce a flyer, and WPBT2 paid part of the cost to print and mail the flyer.” Galvin says station officials are missing the point. “I totally understand WPBT2’s position on the zoning issue, and stand-by their right to oppose it. I even support Pastor Jack’s right to preach whatever he chooses. But WPBT2 has a deeper obligation to choose their political allies more carefully. “Public television holds an important place in our society. They also have a responsibility to use their good name, and public donations, in a more-balanced manner,” Galvin added.H
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Stonewall Summer Pride Lights Up Rainy Gayborhood Sunday WILTON MANORS – A heavy morning downpour did nothing to dampen the festivities on Sunday, as Stonewall Summer Pride heralded the first weekend of Summer 2012 into the gay village of Wilton Manors. The street festival—named to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, which marked the dawn of the modern LGBT rights movement—gave tribute to both the past achievements of LGBT advocates, and to more recent accomplishments, such as the repeal of the Pentagon’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, and the recognition of marriage equality in places across the U.S. A Who’s Who list of business and community leaders, and worldclass performers participated in Stonewall Summer Pride, which kicked off at noon, in spite of heavy rains and the appearance of Tropical Storm Debby, which drenched most of the Sunshine State on Sunday. The event featured entertainers including Tony Award®-winning singer Jennifer Holliday, entertainer Jonny McGovern (the “Gay Pimp”), performer Tiffany Arieagus, and headlining entertainer Andy Bell, the lead singer for 80s British pop duo Erasure. The Twilight Parade, which capped off the day, kicked off shortly after 7 p.m. It included 70 floats, a pink Broward Sheriff ’s Office (BSO) cruiser, 30 BSO horses, a mile-long rainbow flag sponsored by Jackson Padgett, Mark Negrete, and the staff of Georgie’s Alibi, and Emmy Award®-winning writer Bruce Vilanch, who served as Grand Marshal. Officials closed Wilton Drive from Dairy Queen at the south end to Wells Fargo Bank at Five Points, and attendees lined both sides of the Drive to observe the spectacle.
The evening’s events ended around 11 p.m., with live performances from Bell and others at the main stage near Wilton’s Bier Garden, at the corner of Northeast 6th Avenue. Al Cicotte, President of American Tax and Insurance Services, who attended Stonewall Summer Pride with his partner of 25 years, Kevin Palombo, said that—rain or shine—the event was a huge success, and made a larger point. “Rain or not—thinks are looking very sunny for gay rights,” said Cicotte. “Kevin and I have been coming to these for years all over the country, and hands down, we had the best time today.”
Swinging Richards Sues City of North Miami Beach NORTH MIAMI BEACH All-nude male strip club Swinging Richards is suing the City of North Miami Beach for anti-gay discrimination. Citing relaxed regulations that have permitted female dancers to dance nude at establishments that serve alcohol for years, Swinging Richards owner C.B. Jones has come out swinging himself, claiming that city officials are selectively-enforcing a local ordinance that prevents establishments from displaying total nudity when they serve licensed alcohol, simply because of the bar patrons’ lifestyle. Since 1994, total nudity has been banned in North Miami Beach at clubs which sell liquor, but the ordinance wasn’t enforced until Swinging Richards opened in October. In the past, the club’s physical location featured nude female dancers for over 20 years, and there are at least two other clubs in North Miami Beach that feature total female nudity. The city is also threatening these bars with enforcement of the regulations. North Miami Beach City Attorney Darcee Siegel has 20 days to respond in court to the lawsuit.
Black Pastors Oppose Jacksonville Gay Rights Ordinance JACKSONVILLE – Plans to introduce a measure banning discrimination in the workplace based upon sexual orientation have foundered, thanks to opposition from Jacksonville’s black Baptist pastors. Reverend R.L. Gundy, vice president of Jacksonville’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, told Jacksonville.com, “I told them that this was wrong on the first day they were considering it.” In May, Jacksonville City Councilman Warren Jones, who is African American, introduced a measure to end discrimination in employment, housing, or access to public accommodations, based on a person’s sexual orientation. The proposal is supported by former Jacksonville elected officials and city business leaders. Although councilors planned to vote on the measure this month, disputes over the language have stalled it until sometime next month. In 2009, a Pew Research Center survey found that 40 percent of African-Americans identify themselves as Baptist, a Christian denomination that is known for its
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literal Biblical interpretations. And 46 percent said homosexuality should be discouraged. In her 1999 book “Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective,” author and religion professor Kelly Brown Douglas argued that because black churches have
historically ignored sexual issues, it created an intolerance of homosexuality within the African-American community, and also contributed to that community’s slow response to the nation’s AIDS epidemic.
Vilanch and Batt Take Broward Center Stage FORT LAUDERDALE – Former “Mad Men” regular Bryan Batt joined Stonewall Summer Pride Grand Marshal Bruce Vilanch last week as members of the South Florida cast for the premiere of “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.”
Bryan Batt, Standing on Ceremony
Its four-day run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Amaturo Theater ended Sunday, June 24. According to the producers, “From the potential spouses, to the impact vows have on friends, family, and colleagues, ‘Standing On Ceremony’ presents all perspectives and points of view. Witty, warm and occasionally wacky, these plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships and the often hilarious power of love.” Among the writers whose works were featured are Obie Award winner Mo Gaffney, Heideman Award winner Jordan Harrison, Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman, Emmy and WGA Award winner Joe Keenan, Tony Award nominee Neil LaBute, Sundance Jury Prize winner Wendy MacLeod, Obie Award winner José Rivera, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Paul Rudnick, and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright. A portion of proceeds from the performances will benefit Equality Florida.H
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The Summer of Love JUNE 27, 2012 • ISSUE 131
CLIFF DUNN, EDITOR
fter the dust settled from last weekend’s Stonewall Summer Pride, I had a few minutes to think about what the next three months is likely to hold for the LGBT rights movement. My publisher—and my boyfriend, too—would probably disagree, but I prefer to err on the side of caution, at least insofar as making broad political or policy predictions. But several factors—much like the systems that come together to form a tropical cyclone, or what we here down south call a hurricane—have begun to form around one another, in a way that has the potential to change the political calculus, relevant to the future of LGBT rights, that will be pleasing to progressives (although Democrats may find themselves sucking on the fuzzy end of the lollipop when it’s all over). The first factor—much like the low-pressure system in the center of a tropical storm—was President Obama’s announcement last month, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” For pessimistic liberals and cranky conservatives who think that Obama’s words were simply political hot air—red meat thrown to a highdollar-donating constituency, which has been pretty vocal thus far in their disappointment with what they see as the chief executive lip service—this sort of endorsement from a sitting POTUS during a general election year all but guarantees that a plank supporting marriage equality for LGBT Americans will be added to the party platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. At the end of summer, by the way.
Unlike, say, Bill Clinton’s 1996 State of the Union address, in which he had Limbaugh and Hannity pleasuring themselves after he announced that “the era of big government is over,” this is more than a nod to the gay rights lobby. Long-term, this will likely have the same paradigm-shifting impact of President Truman’s 1948 signing of Executive Order 9981, which abolished racial segregation in the armed forces. For most of the last six weeks, the news cycle has been dominated by same sex marriage: the chattering class has a way of sensing a coming storm. Incidentally, I don’t want to give short shrift to the importance of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I think it is a sign of the times—and another weather front moving into our political perfect storm system—that the vast majority of Americans (bigots included) think that an over-deployed military only stands to gain from an influx of fresh recruits, no matter whom they love, by chance or choice. I am not naïve enough to believe that the mighty ship of service that is our armed armed forces can be turned around 180 degrees in either culture or mindset, but the journey of a thousand miles, and all that, requires a starting point, and Obama defined that. In less than a decade, this will be a yawner. (And John McCain should hang his head: His legitimate record of military and public service will be remembered only second to his loutish complaining about the president’s repeal of the loathsome DADT policy—a move he actually supported when Obama was still just a community organizer. Shame on you, Senator.) The third “storm front” is Marco Rubio’s recent political legerdemain, in which he proudly flouted his traditionalist credentials while giving a tender wink to the LGBT voters who occassionally break Republican.
Speaking to Christianity Today, the potential running mate to Mitt Romney disavowed both the notion that he— and by extension, Romney and the rest of the GOP—want to discriminate against anybody, or that “his way” was the only way. Sounding more like Clarence Darrow than Clarence Thomas, Florida’s junior U.S. Senator used the same sentence to provide comfort to both the left and right (“I believe marriage is a unique and specific institution that is the result of thousands of years of wisdom, which concluded that the ideal—not the only way but certainly the ideal—situation to raise children to become productive and healthy humans is in a home with a father and mother married to each other.”), before he once again let gays— particularly those in close-race states like North Carolina, Ohio, and his own Florida—know that he wants to be “America’s first gay vice president.” (“Does that mean people who are not in that circumstance cannot be successful? Of course not. It’s not a discriminatory thing.”) Rubio knows, as well as Obama does, that demographics are destiny, and the young generally could care less who you marry. By 2032 (by which time Rubio will have likely made his own run for the White House), marriage equality will be a fait accompli. I realize that 20 years is a long time, and there are Supreme Court decisions still to come. But the final factor—the one that forms all these elements into the perfect political storm—is the will of the American people, who are jumping on the “gay rights is civil rights” bandwagon in droves, which means that in spite of the ill will of Mitt Romney and the conservative base whose anger he is attempting to harness, this promises to be a most interesting political season for all the Boys of Summer. H
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Aussie Salvation Army Apologizes After Official Says LGBT People Should Die MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – The Salvation Army of Australia has issued an apology after an official told a radio interviewer that he agrees with Biblical punishments against homosexuality, including the death penalty. On Thursday, Major Andrew Craibe appeared on a Melbourne gay radio station to encourage donations for the organization’s charitable works. The appearance was scheduled after Darren Hayes, the lead singer of pop band Savage Garden, called for a boycott because of the charity’s views on homosexuality. Hayes is openly gay, and in a civil partnership with his British partner. When the interviewer asked Craibe to defend the section of the organization’s “Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine” which cites the declaration in Romans 1:18-32 that homosexuals deserve death, Craibe responded, “That’s a part of our belief system.” “We have an alignment to the scriptures,” he said, adding, “That is part of our Christian doctrine and that’s our understanding of that.” Under Salvation Army rules, practicing homosexuals are prohibited from becoming full members. About homosexuality, the Biblical Book of Romans states that “those who do such things deserve death.” Craibe noted that homosexuals can choose to be celibate if they wish to become full members, something he compared to his choice to abstain from alcohol. “The Salvation Army sincerely apologizes to all members of the [LGBT] community and to all
Darren Hayes, lead singer of Savage Garden
our clients, employees, volunteers, and those who are part of our faith communities for the offence caused by this miscommunication,” the Salvation Army’s Communications and Public Relations Secretary for the Eastern Territory of Victoria wrote in a statement.
750K Attend Berlin PRIDE BERLIN,FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY – With an agenda that included equal measures of partying and political activism, approximately 750,000 people attended Berlin’s annual Christopher
Street Day festival, the city’s famous gay pride event. The event included 50 floats and a recreated Berlin Wall (completely with faux-Checkpoint Charlie), as well as protests designed to draw attention to the homophobic laws of Russia. Brandishing signs that depicted Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, activists marched to the Russian embassy, where they heard speeches from Russian LGBT rights activists. “[The Russian authorities] think the rainbow flag can make someone gay. We laugh at them,” said one. “We laugh at Putin. That’s why we are here. We are together with all of you from different countries. I hope one day we will have the same pride in Russia, and thousands of gays and lesbians will celebrate together.” At the manufactured Checkpoint Charlie, signs warned attendees that they were “entering the Russian sector” where “homo propaganda” and “free speech” are banned.H
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20-Day Jail Term Ends for Ex-Rutgers Student Convicted in Hate Crime NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY - The former Rutgers University student convicted of using his Web cam to spy on his roommate having sex with another man, left jail last week, less than three weeks after he began a 30-day jail sentence. Dharun Ravi, 20, became something of a national antiposter boy for bullying not long after beginning his freshman year at Rutgers in fall 2010. Just a few weeks after school began, the freshman set up a Web cam to spy on Tyler Clementi, his roommate, who requesting their shared room so he could host a date. Clementi, 19, killed himself days later, after learning that Ravi had invited others to watch the two men engaging in sex. Ravi was convicted in March of 15 criminal charges, some of which carried penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment. Because Ravi was not charged in Clementi’s death, Judge Glenn Berman of Superior Court sentenced him to 30 days in jail, three years of probation, 300 hours of community service, and fined him $10,000, which is to be paid to a fund that helps victims of bias crimes. Last week, federal immigration officials announced they will not seek to deport Ravi to his native country, India.
Major Foe of Marriage Equality Recants His Position NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – One of the most influential figures in the national movement to oppose gay marriage has had a change of heart, announcing last week that “the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do.” David Blankenhorn, the founder and President of the Institute for American Values, said Friday in an interview on National Public Radio (NPR) that, in
spite of his personal misgivings about expanding traditional marriage, “the time for denigrating or stigmatizing same sex relationships is over.” “I opposed gay marriage believing that children have the right, insofar as society makes it possible, to know and to be cared for by the two parents who brought them into this world,” Blankenhorn, 57, wrote in an opinion piece that ran, also Friday, in The New York Times. In 2007, he authored “The Future of Marriage” in support of the institution’s traditional definition, and was presented as an expert witness in Perry v. Schwarzenegger by the supporters of California’s Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that banned marriage for same sex couples. In the Times piece, Blankenhorn noted, “Whatever one’s definition of marriage, legally recognizing gay and lesbian couples and their children is a victory for basic fairness.”
Penn State Football Coach Guilty of Abusing Boys B E L L E F O N T E , PENNSYLVANIA —On Friday, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys—all of them children reared in disadvantaged homes whom Sandusky, 68, befriended and then repeatedly molested. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for two days on 48 counts against him. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of them, including multiple charges of rape and sodomy. It is likely that he will spend the rest of his life in prison. During the two week trial, prosecutors said that Sandusky, who served as the university’s defensive coordinator from 1969 to 1999, used a charity he founded to scout for potential abuse victims, whom he showered with gifts and money, and invitations to Penn State football games. Sandusky also showered with the victims—some as young as 10 years old—and slept with
them in hotel rooms. Testimony was heard from eight victims, who offered graphic accounts of repeated abuse by Sandusky, including in places on the Penn State campus and in the basement of his home. One of Sandusky’s own adopted children, Matt, came forward with his own horrifying account of sexual assault by the coach.
Roman Catholic Monsignor Guilty of Child Endangerment in Abuse Case P H I L A D E L P H I A , PENNSYLVANIA — On Friday, Monsignor William Lynn became the first senior Roman Catholic official in the U.S. to be convicted of concealing sexual abuses by priests under his supervision. Lynn, 61, from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was found guilty of endangering children, a conviction hailed by victims’ advocates, who have called for accountability on the part of senior church officials who covered up misdeeds, and transferred predatory priests to unsuspecting parishes. Lynn faces a prison term of three-and-a-half to seven years when he is sentenced on August 13. Lynn served the 1.5 million-member
GUILTY: Monsignor William Lynn
archdiocese from 1992 to 2004, where he recommended priest assignments and investigated abuse complaints. Prosecutors showed that Lynn neither kept suspected molesters away from children, nor reported sexual assaults to authorities.
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Dick Cheney’s Daughter Marries Her Longtime Girlfriend WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mary Cheney, the second daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner, Heather Poe, last week in the nation’s capital. On her Facebook page, Cheney posted, “Very happy to announce that as of this morning, Heather and I are legally married (at least in DC), 20 years to the day after our first date.” According to a statement from the Cheney family, the former vice president and his wife, Lynne, are “delighted” by the marriage.
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“Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that relationship recognized,” the statement read. “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.” Poe and Mary Cheney have two children, a son and daughter, both born to Cheney. They reside n Virginia.H
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By Joe Harris
La Raza Delivers “La Endorsement” for Marriage Equality WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization endorsed marriage equality for all Americans. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) announced in a story in the Washington Blade that the organization’s national board of directors has voted unanimously to support same sex marriage. Eric Rodriquez, Vice President of Public Policy for NCLR, said, “There was discussion for that period of time, but everyone really strongly felt that supporting what we had already put out there in terms of our statement was the right thing to do.”
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR
The organization, founded in 1968, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio,
and San Juan, Puerto Rico. NCLR is funded by philanthropic organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ford Foundation, as well as corporate benefactors, which number among them Citigroup and Walmart. La Raza’s endorsement follows that of the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which voted last month to support marriage equality at its national meeting in Miami. Janet Murguía, the President and Chief Executive Officer of NCLR, said of La Endorsement, “NCLR has taken a strong stand on marriage equality and our Board of Directors wanted to affirm and support that decision, which I very much appreciate. That unanimous vote recognizes that marriage equality and LGBT issues are, and need to be, part of NCLR’s core civil rights agenda.” The endorsement of NCLR—and the earlier one by the NAACP— reflects a growing movement among minority leaders to reevaluate traditional attitudes toward LGBT rights. That momentum in the Hispanic community has previously taken the form of endorsements for same sex marriage by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund and the Texas Chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens. These changes also reflect a shift in the demographic support for gay marriage, with recent polls showing that as much as 54 percent of Hispanics now support some form of legal recognition for same sex unions. In 2008, 67 percent of U.S. Hispanics
Obama: Change is “bueno”
voted for President Obama, something that U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) thinks is important to remember. “Most Latinos favor broader civil rights protections and inclusion in U.S. society, and the issue of same-sex marriage is no exception,” Gutierrez told The Huffington Post. “A majority of Latino voters favor legalizing same-sex marriage, as a recent NCLR study showed,” he added. And Pedro Julio Serrano, spokesperson for the National Gay
and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) says that another factor contributes to growing Latino support for gay marriage: A strong sense of family. “We know what ‘familia’ is,” Serrano said. “When we see same sex couples in loving and committed relationships, when we see that more that 40 percent are raising children, we want them to have the same rights and protections as the opposite sex couples have. In any case, if it has an effect, it will be a positive one."H
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Cinema | Fitness | Nutrition | Travel | Dining | Bar Guide | Recipe | Classifieds
he “Boys of Summer” were out in full force last weekend for the Gayborhood’s
Stonewall Summer Pride, and we have no
THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII
plans to lose the momentum now that the season of sunshine is here, with lots to do in South Florida and beyond. Find out about all the happenings, OUT In Florida. Globetrotter Robert Elias Deaton returns this week to the Aloha State, with Part III of his Hawaiian Islands grand tour, and he has an up-close look at the BIG Island, in Travel. I’m a big fan of the old Sergio Leone “spaghetti westerns” (taste has NOTHING
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to do with appetite, friends): In addition to putting Clint Eastwood on the map, they whetted Americans’ palates for the scrumptious cuisine South of the Border. Our resident foodie, Richard David Chamberlain, saddles up this week, and treats us to the
TIJUANA FLATS: THE BEST OF THE “BORDER”
delights awaiting at Tijuana Flats—food that would make Lee van Cleef and Eli Wallach pay “a fistful of dollars” again and again. It’s inside, this week in Dining. The BEAR necessities apparently don’t include dragging pounds and pounds of fat around your midsection, and our own Nutrition expert, Andy “The Core” Kress has the real “skinny” on abdominal fat. Speaking of “spaghetti westerns,” Justin Jones is a sucker for a cowboy—who isn’t?— and he lays down the law of the range—The Cowboy Maxim—in a new Love Jones, and there’s lots more. Next stop: Fourth of July! CD
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The Big Island Hawaii’s Largest Treasure
By ROBERT ELIAS DEATON
othing on earth quite matches the stunning spectacle of an erupting volcano. All power, heat, and lava-unleashed in a formidable display of Mother Nature so incredible that even witnessing the act fails to convince the viewer that there is an authority so almighty that it is capable of producing such a show. Yet here, on the Big Island of Hawaii, it is a daily performance, hurled skyward by Pele, goddess of fire, lightning, and wind, who makes her home in the caldera of the 4,190-foot Kilauea volcano. In a constant state of active eruption since 1983, this Hawaiian hot spot is the most active volcano in the world. Lava leaving the volcano is so hot (calculated to be over 2,000 degrees F) that the Hawaii Volcano National Park has closed previously open access to the active lava flow area. Currently, the best way to view this unbelievable spectacle of nature is via plane. Big Island Air (808-329-4868) provides an hour-and-a-half tour that leaves from Kona International Airport, five times a day including the incredible sunset
tour, when the lava of Kilauea flames brilliance even against the incredible Hawaiian sunset. While many gravitate to helicopters and Paradise Helicopters (808-969-7392) provides an excellent service, Big Island Air is less expensive, provides first class all-window seats, and a longer tour, so the choice is yours, but do not miss the opportunity to see this wonder of nature. The Big Island may not be as sophisticated as Maui with its grand homes and lavish golf courses, or as gay intense as Oahu with its clubs, bars and bath houses, but Hawaii’s largest island has its own special charm of undeveloped rain forests, hiking trails, waterfalls, and some of the loveliest beaches in the world. Hotels on the island range from the ultra-extravagant Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu (fourseasons.com/hualalai) and Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast (fairmont.com/orchid) to the budget based Marriott Courtyard King Kamehameha (marriott.com/
Native Hawaiin Forest, as seen on hawaii forest and trail
hotels/travel/koacy-courtyard-kingon kamehamehas-kona-beach-hotel) the beach at Kona. There’s also a variety of bed-and-breakfast accommodations throughout the island, many in off-thegrid exotic locales. Since there is no such thing as avoiding the sun in this cow-paddy of paradise in the Pacific, you might as well head to the most delicious of beaches on the Big Island. Local sun worshipper and palm expert Donald Sanders (Uncle Don, to you) assures us that Magic Sands Beach Park, a smidge past the Four Mile Marker on Alii Drive in Kona on the West side of the island is a prime spot close to many of the major hotels. Personally, we’ve always had a fondness for Kua Bay, officially known as Manini’owali Beach Park since they’ve pave the entrance road (directly across the Veteran’s Cemetery at Mile Marker 19) and added paved free parking. The pale blue water luxuriates against the white sand, with lots of muscled boogie boarders to keep you amused and
spellbound. For the more ecological among us, we can’t rave enough about Big Island Eco Adventures (808-889-5111). They operate nine zip lines across the jungle treetops and waterfalls. The cost is currently $176.04, and worth every single penny. It’s so much fun, you may double dip and go back for more, or try Hawaii Forest and Trail (808-331-8505) with their own zip lines and hiking tours, including an evening volcano summit tour. Next week, we’ll get more tips from Donald Sanders, the ultimate in Big Island savvy, who will talk food and trips to the wet East side. Check on Donald’s latest book: “Farrah Fawcett—A Photo Essay” (mixbook.com/photo-books/ stories/farrah-fawcett-a-photo-essaycopy-7453041). Priceless.H Robert Elias Deaton is a world-traveling epicure who enjoys the finer things in life.
Abdominal Fat: Bearly essential
By Andy kress
besity concentrated at the waist has been linked as a precursor to many other health related diseases. The biggest concern for excess visceral and central fat is its link to type 2 diabetes, both correlated well with each other and with the waist circumference. Cardiovascular disease is not far behind as the one of the top related symptoms.
The bear community compounds their by problem by cultivating the look, while achieving this debilitating disease. Abdominal fat is no joke when it comes to your overall health and look. The proud “beer belly” that is sported by this group will in turn be the death of them. CUBS and BEARS are now warned: abdominal fat is bearly essential. Body fat comes in quite a few different forms. Visceral fat--the one that is targeted in this article--is also known as organ fat or intra-abdominal fat. This is located at the peritoneal cavity packed in between the internal organs and the torso. Subcutaneous fat is found underneath the skin and tends to pocket itself in specific areas. Intramuscular fat is dispersed throughout the skeletal muscle, like marbling in a piece of red meat. Of all the fats listed, visceral fat is the most detrimental to your health. The “pot belly” or “beer belly” are cute nicknames for excess visceral fat, where the abdomen protrudes excessively. There is one easy way to tell if you have
too much visceral fat--use a tape measure around your waist. No need for a body mass index (BMI) test, your waist size alone will tell you if you have too much visceral fat and are putting yourself at risk to a slow, early grave. Waist size over 38 inches is not a fashion statement, regardless of your height. If your stomach is sticking out past your chest and you can’t see your crotch, it is time to do something about it. Visceral fat can be easily avoided by eating a proper diet. Variety is the spice of life, and that is true for your diet too. Eat a wide variety of carbohydrates, proteins, dairy products and healthy fats for a complete diet. Portion control is also another easy way to prevent and fight abdominal fat. Eating smaller meals throughout the day or “grazing” is the way a human is supposed to eat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the three main times of day for eating by tradition, but eating five or six small meals a day is much easier for the body to burn the energy consumed.
Large meals are like throwing large logs in a fire place to burn. It takes a long time to break down and burn up that energy. But if we eat smaller portions, just like kindling, it takes less time to burn, leaving less unused energy to be stored as fat. Less stored fat means less visceral fat, leaving a leaner, healthier you. Exercise always helps to burn calories and helps prevent fat storage production. Light weights and resistance are all that is required when eating smaller portions, meaning less strenuous exercise and more ultimate results. There is no need to do 500 crunches a day either, twisting the torso is the best way to achieve an all around tapered look around the mid-section, shaping the sides, as well as the front. The moral of this article, your belly of today will be your health problem of tomorrow. Eat wisely. Bear are fun to hug, but not to lift in a coffin.
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Agenda Bartender of the Month
Making a SPLASH: SCOT NEWELL
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By Dale Madison
By Rory Barbarosa Dancer: Casper Smart Is Gay, Using Jennifer Lopez
OLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – A rival dancer has been trying to “out” the 25-year-old boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez, claiming in online posts that Casper Smart is gay, and only using Lopez to acquire fame and wealth. Joshua Lee Ayers, who worked in the 2010 dance film “Step Up 3D” with Smart, has been using his Twitter account to call into question the former J-Lo backup dancer’s sexual orientation.
Ayers, a dancer at Hollywood nightclub Boulevard3, began his online harassment in March, after Twitter fans asked Smart about his choreography techniques. Ayers responded that “He stealz them off of other choreographers...” He then began accusing Smart of denying his homosexuality, tweeting, “LOL @jessyterrero check out Ur Gay Homie @caspersmart. Know as a low key homo in hollywood!!! http://yfrog.com/ h477mcaj.” Lopez, 42, started dating Smart, who is 17 years her junior, in November 2011, after she announced her split from husband Marc Anthony.
Gay Couple Marries in Big Apple Comic Book Store NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – Taking a cue from comic heroes Northstar and Kyle Jinadu—characters in the fictional Marvel Comics universe who tied the knot this month—two gay men from Ohio took their own leap “in a single bound,” and married in a ceremony at a New York City comic book shop. Self-described “comic book geeks” Jason Walker and Scott Everhart were married at Midtown Comics, in a ceremony timed to coincide with the release date of the gay wedding issue of Astonishing X-men #51, the superhero group to which Northstar and Janadu are affiliated. The couple—die-hard comic book fans—opted to form their dynamic duo in the Big Apple, because Ohio prohibits same sex marriage. Among those
attending their ceremony was New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Gay Porn Star’s Death Sparks Vicious Online Attacks NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – The death of gay porn star Erik Rhodes on June 14 has mobilized both fans and those critical of the late actor’s openly gay lifestyle to post their commendations—and condemnations—of the late star online. Rhodes—whose real name was James Elliot Naughtin—died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep, in an incident that may have been related to his well known use of steroids. Rhodes, 30, was well-regarded in the gay community. Falcon Studios CEO Adam Q. Robinson tweeted last week that the actor was “a man of steel on the outside, but all teddy bear on the inside.” Producer and author Jack Shamama relayed his shock. “I still can’t believe @ Erik_Rhodes is no longer with us,” Shamama tweeted. “He was a gentle giant. Anyone who says otherwise didn’t know him.” Rhodes’ heavy use of club drugs and steroids were well known, as were his battles with depression. While messages of support and condolences filled cyberspace last week, there were also postings from those who took the opportunity to assail Rhodes’ memory. On Queerty.com, an article about Rhodes’ death prompted this comment from a user named Cynthia, who criticized Rhodes and the LGBT community. “This story has brought me to tears and is a clear example that the wages of sin is death,” she wrote. “The fact that the gay community loves pornography and celebrates the pornographic industry is a tragedy.”
George Takei Sports Old (Boy Scouts) Uniform for NYC PRIDE NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – “Star Trek” actor and LGBT rights activist George Takei—who played Lieutenant Sulu on the iconic 1960s television series— rode in the official Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) car this weekend during New York City’s 43rd Annual LGBT Pride March in New York City, a vehicle driven by Ohio mom and former Boy Scout leader Jennifer Tyrrell, who was ousted as a Scout leader because she is gay. “I’m saddened and shocked by the policy the Boy Scouts have,” said Takei, 75, who is openly gay. Tyrrell and Takei, each be accompanied by their respective spouses, donned matching Boy Scout uniforms to protest Tyrrell’s removal as leader for her 7-year-old son’s Boy Scout troop in Bridgeport, Ohio. In April, Scouting officials asked her to step down as Scout leader, because her sexual orientation “did not meet the high standards” of conduct of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). After being forced to resign, Tyrrell’s son, Cruz, was deactivated from his Scout troop. In true Scout fashion, the mother of four was prepared, and launched a Change.org petition that has netted over 300,000 signatures, as well as the support of A-Listers like actors Julianne Moore, Benecio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson of “The Hunger Games,” Diana Agron of “Glee,” and singer Ricky Martin. “She personifies all the best qualities of scouting,” said Takei of Tyrrell.H
The road to being an “award-winning bartender” has been a long and winding one for Georgie’s Alibi bartender Scot Newell. For example, Newell laughingly notes that he got into bartending through “necessity.” “I was working in New York as a lighting designer, and it certainly helped to propel me into the creative area that I am now in, but it just wasn’t paying the bills,” he recalls. “Anyone who has ever lived in New York knows what the bills are like. One day, I was offered a job doing lighting at Caroline’s Comedy Club. They explained that there were not too manyw hours available for lighting and stage management, but they could offer me a few shifts bartending.” His first leg on that road had begun. “I was at Caroline’s for several years, before I decided I really wanted to get out of New York,” Newell remembers. “I had an offer to go to Provincetown to redo a retail store. I moved to do the job, and there I got another offer to redo the Post Office Café. I really never planned to stay in P-town, but I ended up there for eight years. After finishing the decorating projects, I really didn’t know what I was going to do. I was at the A House—which is a very well known bar in P-Town—for eight years. During the summer months, it was great. People called it ‘Little Bar Scot.’ “The winter months weren’t so pleasant,” Newell says. “It was cold, rainy, snowy, and there was not a lot to do. So after eight years, I decided to winter one season in Florida. I had met George Kessinger—the creator of Georgie’s Alibi—in P-Town, and had known of the reputation of the man and the bar. I applied for work while I was down here, but like a lot of other people, I didn’t hear a word.” Newell laughs. “But I wouldn’t quit trying! I kept bugging Georgie to the point that it had become a joke. It was either ‘I was going to get a job,’ or there would be a restraining order issued,” he half-jokes.
After getting his job at Alibi, Newell again decided to pursue his creative side, and in 2002, he presented his design portfolio to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He enrolled that day, and completed the four year program in just three years, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. In 2004, he incorporated his Great Scot Enterprises brand. In 2010, Newell got a call from his former employer, George Kessinger, who was living in Palm Springs, California. Kessinger had previously sold the Wilton Manors Alibi, and moved to the desert, opening Azule and the Palm Springs Alibi. In partnership with the Tourism Board of Palm Springs, Stoli Liquors, and LoGo TV, they created the Palm Springs Stoli Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge, events held across the U.S. and Canada at the top LGBT bars and nightclubs, with favorite local bartenders competing against one another to stir up the best signature cocktails, and win a trip to Palm Springs for Two for the finals, which was precisely what Scot did. After winning the regional competition, held in Fort Lauderdale, he captured the national first prize. Today, Newell holds court at the original Georgie’s Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors every Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m., and he can be found there throughout the week, as well. Here is the recipe for his award winning cocktail: 3 oz. of Absolut Citron 1 oz. of pomegranate liqueur A splash of each of the following: sour mix, cranberry juice, and 7UP. Garnish with a lemon wheel and Pomegranate seeds. Do you have what it takes to be our “Bartender of the Month?” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers! H
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HOLLYWOOD SECOND ANNUAL SEMINOLE HARD ROCK ROCK N’ ROLL BEER*B*QUE Saturday, June 30, 2012 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Showcasing the best BBQ, live music, and entertainment (and featuring unlimited beer!). Tickets are on sale now, $35 in advance, $45 the day of the event, $70 VIP includes early admission at 3 p.m. plus spirits and food in the VIP tent all night. 21+ to attend, rain or shine. For more information, visit seminoleparadise.com/beerbcue.
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The Cowboy Maxim By Justin Jones
THE HOT DOG FEST Sunday, July 1, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at ArtsPark in Young Circle (Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood). Come out to Hollywood’s Arts Park at Young Circle to enjoy this nostalgic, AllAmerican Comfort Food festival, which includes Craft Beers, Kid’s Play Area with splash zone, live music, a DJ, and, of course, the Hot Dog Eating Contest. Best of all, admission is FREE. For more information, visit thehotdogfest. com.
FORT LAUDERDALE NIGHT OWL MARKET AT FLAGLER VILLAGE Saturday, June 30, 5 p.m. to Sunday, July 1, at 12 a.m., at C&I Studios (541 Northwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale). Join us at the Fat Village ARTwalk for the FIRST annual Night Owl Market, featuring independent local vendors, music, food, art, drinks, gypsies, unicorns, FREE Admission, FREE Craft Beers, Wine and Cocktails ALL NIGHT! (Can you believe it?) Liquor up and shop till you drop with 50+ local artisans selling handcrafted (and vintage) goods! All for a good cause! DJ Mikey Ramirez of Radio-Active Records will spin live throughout the event. Food trucks will line the surrounding streets, so come hungry. All proceeds from the Night Owl Market event will go directly to funding Flagler Village—contributing to building a community garden and monument sign to add identity to and improve the thriving neighborhood. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! ARTwalk will have new exhibits and events in the surrounding warehouse district. Hop from venue to venue ALL NIGHT! For more information, visit c-istudios.com.
My ex was cruel. And hot. And masculine. And mean. And [insert any positive adjective here]. And [insert any negative adjective here]. He possessed a blend of the most wonderful—as well as the most tragic— qualities one might imagine an ex having: Enough good in him to fall in love with, and keep me hooked, and enough bad in him to cry over (and keep me hooked). Above anything else, though, he was smart. He wasn’t an intellectual by any stretch, but his common sense and chessstrategist-like thinking was impressive. He knew, for example, how to disarm me in any argument. I called it his “Cowboy Maxim.” “Who is that?” I question him in bed one morning. He’s leaning off the edge and texting someone. Silence. “WHO are you texting?!” I ask, more forcefully. I suspect he’s cheating on me. The notion calls for sleepless nights, but my distrust isn’t enough for me to break up with him. I am in love, after all. He doesn’t respond, and still he texts. I grab his shoulder and lightly smack his arm. “BRADLEY! Are you texting that boy I saw you with?” He turns toward me and kisses my lips. He tickles my neck with his scruff. I’m pissed, of course, but I can’t help but laugh. I resort to
punching his arm to get him off me (an act that he thinks is cute, which further infuriates me). He suddenly jumps off the bed and runs into his walk-in closet. I’m left by myself, my sides hurting from laughing. I sit up, frustrated, and suddenly very weary. I’m insanely jealous now, and whether it’s the boy with whom he’s cheating on me, or his mother, he knows his silence as to the question of whom he was texting pisses me off. “BRADLEY!” I yell. “Please tell me you weren’t texting that boy.” “I wasn’t texting that boy,” he says happily from his closet. This angers me even more. “No, tell me the truth! Were you texting him or not?” There is a silence, and then from the closet he emerges wearing only underwear, cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat: a combination that, for whatever reason, never ceases to cure my peeve. He smiles at me as he walks over to the bed. “Why, hello there, young man,” he says in an exaggerated western accent. He puts one leg up on the bed. The shift in weight emphasizes his muscular thighs. UGH. Why does he have to do this? Can’t he see that I’m mad and that I wanna stay mad?! He does this all the time, sometimes with flowers in hand. I can’t pinpoint what it is about him in this moment. He’s still the man who pissed me off moments ago. But the scene is too seductive. I fall for it every time. He kneels on the bed, and the scene gets graphic. An hour later, he’ll be holding me. I will have forgotten that I was ever mad. And he will continue to be him, the man with the Cowboy Maxim. Justin Jones, 25, is a writer based in Minneapolis. In addition to his column lovejones, Justin pens Through These Eyes, a bi-weekly column for Lavender Magazine. He writes about things like being alive, being in love, and drinking too much.
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MIAMI TOTALLY FREE DOGGIE PHOTOBOOTH & FRIENDS Saturday, June 30, 2012 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at David T. Kennedy Park (2600 South Bayshore Drive, Miami). Chocolate Milk photography invites you to come out to Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove for the TOTALLY FREE DOGGIE PHOTOBOOTH! Yes, it’s FREE, no catch! If you’ve been to one you already know it is, so pass it on! This one is more “vibefully” special, because we’ve teamed up with Grove Naturals and Dogzy, for treat samples that your four legged hunk of love will absolutely adore—we do and we’re human! It will be an awesomely FREE DOGGIE PHOTOBOOTH. Even if you don’t have a pup, hang out with us! Bring a chair, a blanket, some snacks and frolic with us. For more information, visit chocolatemilk.me. “THE DONKEY SHOW”/THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER Described by The New York Times as “Passion. Sex. A Rollicking Cool Party,” “The Donkey Show” opens on Friday, July 13, at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. The celebrated smash hit is described as “the ultimate night fever—a crazy fun house of disco mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, enchanted by an ever-solight sprinkling of Shakespearean magic.” MIAMI BEACH BRUTHAZ Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. Founded in July 2006 as an annual summer lifestyle event for gay men and women from around the world, Miami Beach Bruthaz includes a series of social, educational, and personalized activities that promote unity, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging. The event is focused around central themes of Knowledge, Culture, and Fashion
KEY WEST WOMENFEST The 20th Annual Womenfest will be held in Key West from September 4 through 9. Parties, dancing, film festival and outings for women. For more information: womenfest.com.
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FORT LAUDERDALE/WILTON MANORS ALIBI 2266 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Gayborhood tradition since 1997. Comfortable, inviting atmosphere with indoor video bars, outdoor drinking and dining. Drink specials all week, with mammoth 22-ounce Long Island Iced Teas for $3 on Thursdays. BILL’S FILLING STATION 2209 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Videos, pool tables, dart boards, dance floor, happy hour, live shows, Tuesday and Thursday karaoke – and great burgers, to boot. Fun and friendly truck-stop-themed bar. BOARDWALK 1721 N Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale Over 100 of the sexiest men from all over the world. Go-go dancers, cages, billiards, 2-4-1 Happy Hours. Drag emcees and did we mention the Boys? BOOM 2232 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors The bar with two names features a dance club and Gayborhood bar. Drag Bingo on Mondays, karaoke Mondays and Tuesdays, dance music Fridays and Saturdays, and (indoor) Sunday T-Dance. CORNER PUB 1915 N Andrews Ave., Wilton Manors Friendly atmosphere, unpretentious clientele and staff. Next to Island City Pizza (so you can get your drink AND your slice on). CUBBY HOLE 823 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale Butch bar and grill with a rockin’ daytime crowd (and a fun nighttime one, too). Fifty cent pool, 2-for-1 drinks all day every day, video games, hot movies on HDTV and DirecTV. Thursdays it’s Bare Bear Chest Night, and every Friday and Saturday the fur flies with Hot Bears on Poles (where their Grizzlies Grind)! DEPOT CABANA BAR AND GRILL 2935 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale Adjacent to the America’s Best Inn and Suites. Pool open daily – No Cover or Day Pass. Great food, daily happy hour, Sunday afternoon T-Dance Poolside. Karaoke and live music. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. DUDES 3270 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale Men dancing for men. Hot go-go boys in an upscale atmosphere, piano lounge for more quiet interludes. Steamy shower shows. JOHNNY’S 1116 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Club, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Sunday amateur strip contest (and karaoke!). LIPS 1421 E Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park The Ultimate in Drag Dining. Dinner and shows six nights a week. Sunday Gospel Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins. THE MANOR 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors WeHo vibe (think: LA’s The Abbey) in the heart of the Gayborhood. Dine, drink, dance, play, mingle. Theme rooms (salsa and merengue every weekend in the Latin Quarter!). Live dancing and dining. MATTY’S ON THE DRIVE 2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Drink specials, billiards, and a chill gayborhood vibe. 75 Cent drinks on Wednesdays. No Drama, No Smoking. MONKEY BUSINESS 2740 N Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale Cozy neighborhood bar. Karaoke, drag shows, Patio Bar – and open at 9 a.m. daily. MONA’S 502 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Cocktail Lounge in the heart of Searstown. Fun customers, fun bartenders and fun proprietor (the Legendary Jerry). Outside patio. Wednesday karaoke, Thursday Speedball Tournament. NAKED GRAPE 2163 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Relaxing, friendly, hip, unique. The alternative gathering place on Wilton Dr. Now serving tapas nightly. Social Hour features $5 house wine glasses, $1 Barcelona Bites, and In The Biz all the time.
PJ’S CORNER POCKET 924 N Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale Friendly neighborhood interracial bar with drinks specials every night of the week including, “In the Biz Mondays” at 9 p.m. with 2-4-1 drinks and $3 Cosmos and Apple Martinis, “Splash Friday’s” wet underwear contest, and Sunday’s pool tournament, both with a $50 cash prize! RAMROD 1508 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale Voted World’s Favorite Leather Bar. Pig Dance first Saturday of the month – South Florida’s Busiest, Craziest Monthly Party (with caged hunks at Midnight on Saturdays – is there a downside to this?). ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2449 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors Nexus of the A-Gay List. Be Seen in the Scene (without making one). Food, folks, libations, and a killer Sunday Funday. SCANDALS SALOON 3073 NE 6th Ave., Wilton Manors A line-dancin’, tight blue jeans-wearin’ good time. Country and western music, two-steppin’, three-steppin’, pool tables, and themed events year ‘round. Cowboys and Indians was never this much fun, Pilgrim. SIDELINES 2031 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Where Sports come first. Nationally known destination sports bar with TVs streaming NFL, MLB, NBA and college games. Pool tables, dart boards and large indoor (and now smoke-free) facility. Outdoor patio features area for smokers. Mixed crowd of gay men and women (who would have thought?). Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and recommended by LOGO. STABLE 205 E Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Levis-and-leather neighborhood bar, where the bears line dance and the cowboys are VERY friendly. SMARTY PANTS 2400 E Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Cozy neighborhood bar with daily happy hour, and regular patrons. Show night Thursdays at 9 p.m. Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights, and with matinee on Sunday afternoon. TORPEDO 2829 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Dance, shoot pool, drink til 4 a.m., 7 nights a week. Doors open at Midnight; dance til Dawn. WHISKEY BLUE 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale In the W Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, downstairs it’s the elegant Whiskey Blue, upstairs the luxe Living Room: hot dance and social settings in a distinctive atmosphere with signature cocktails and upscale patrons. Indoor and outdoor lounges. WILTON’S BIER GARDEN 2245 Wilton DriveWilton Manors German cuisine meets Der Gayborhood, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Upstairs dining, downstairs outdoor patio and bar, DJ music, and a fun staff make one of Wilton Manors’ newest venues a good time to be had by all. MIAMI/MIAMI BEACH CLUB BOI 777 NE 79 St., Miami With an urban vibe on the weekends, a diverse crowd and a diverse musical format, including Hip Hop, R&B, House, Reggae, Soca, Latin and Old School. Go-go bois and drink specials. CLUB SUGAR 2301 SW 32nd Ave., Miami Gay Latin scene, with Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and House music always playing. DISCOTEKKA 950 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Hot music, hot scene, hot bartenders, and hot patrons in the hot heart of Downtown Miami. JOHNNY’S MIAMI 62 NE 14th Street, Downtown Miami Club, bar and lounge. Johnny’s Miami boasts the best sound system in town! Plenty of safe, secured parking. Open 5pm to 5am daily. Hot male dancers and daily drink specials.
MOVA LOUNGE 1625 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach On Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road, never a cover. Drink specials all week long, live DJs, high energy music and a fun crowd getting their dance on til late.
Azalea Lounge 1502 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL Exposed brick, cold beverages and friendly staff are the mainstays of the recently bloomed Florida Avenue flower! Neighborhood bar, pool tables.
PALACE BAR 1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach This bar and restaurant in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Mouth-watering burgers, boys (and girls!). Weekend cabaret shows Thursday through Sunday.
Baxter’s Lounge 1519 S Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL Tampa Happy Hour Tradition. Serving up some of the hottest dancers Wednesday thru Saturday nights at 10PM.
SCORE 727 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach Dance, drink, party all night on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road. Tons of events throughout the year, including fundraisers for Winter Party, White Party, and Miami Beach Gay Pride. SPACE 34 NE 11th St., Miami Mingle and mix with gays and str8s in the heart of Downtown Miami. Indoor dance floors and outdoor rooftop bar, spectacular light show. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Great music, friendly staff, hot tourists and locals. Never a cover, always a groove. Bungalow Bar = Hot Men. In SoBe’s Art Deco District. ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA Hanks 5026 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL Friendly local bar with a cruisy attitude. One of Orlando’s oldest and friendliest Gay bars. Beer and Wine. Pool Tables, Video Games and a Large Patio area. Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grill 110 W Church St., Orlando, FL Eat, Drink & Be Mary! Tuesday BINGO with Miss Sammy & Carol Lee, Wednesday Trivia with Doug Bouser and Leigh Shannon’s Cabaret Dinner Show is every Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Parliament House 410 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL All gay entertainment complex with 130 newly-remodeled hotel rooms. Cruisy Hotel, Nightclub, Pool Bar, Bear/Leather Bar. New Phoenix 7124 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL Winter Park’s ONLY Gay & Lesbian Bar. Been There Forever! Karaoke every Tuesday and Friday at 9 p.m. Drag shows every Saturday night. Home of the $1 Jello shots. Pulse 1912 S Orange Ave., Orlando, FL Orlando’s Premier Gay Bar & Nightclub with Ultra Lounge, Jewel Box Dance Floor, and Adonis Dancers. Twisted Tuesdays with $10 All-U-Can Drink, College Wednesdays (18+) and 2-4-1 every Friday for Happy Hour. Savoy Orlando 1913 N Orange Ave., Orlando, FL “The hottest” gay bar and nightclub in Orlando. The MEN OF SAVOY Dancers from 6 p.m. til 2 a.m. every night in the main bar! Video Bar, Pool Tables. Wylde’s 3557 S Orange Ave., Orlando, FL Neighborhood bar South of Downtown Orlando. Jukebox, Video Games, Pool Tables and Dancers. Paradise Orlando 1300 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL Orlando’s casual Gay & Lesbian bar and nightclub. Patio, Tiki Bar and Pool Tables. Happy Hour 4 til 9 p.m. and drink specials every day til 9 p.m. Bar Codes (Formerly Bear Bar) 4453 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL Friendly Bar, Real Men and Bears... Oh My! Beer and Wine. Tends to attract the after work Happy Hour crowd. TAMPA BAY 2606 2606 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL Tampa’s favorite Levi/leather bar has two floors (dimly lit), with the upstairs being the more cruisy. There’s Hog House shop on-premises, and the 2606 is home to the Tampa Leather Club. Monday is Underwear Night, Tuesdays are $1 drinks and on Wednesdays, Longnecks are just $1.50.
Flirt Nightclub & Showbar 1909 N 15th St., Tampa, FL (Ybor City) Get that hometown feeling. Amazing lazer shows, big headliners and has been around for 6 years. City Side 3703 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL Tampa Bay’s “Best Happy Hour” til Midnight every night of the week. GBar 1401 E 7th Ave., Tampa (Ybor City), FL Dance Club & Video Bar. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. til 3 a.m. No cover before 10 p.m., $5 after with ID. Valentines Nightclub 7522 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL Voted #1 Nightclub in Tampa. Open 7 days a week 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday, Latin Night, Tuesdays are Boys Night Out, Wednesdays are Karaoke Night, Thursdays, No Cover Dance Party, Fridays feature Hot Go-Go Girls, Saturdays are Latino Night “Uncut” and Sundays are Hip Hop Night. Ki Ki Ki III 1908 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL One of The Oldest Bars (beer and wine). A plain bar without pretention with its share of young regulars. Rainbow Room 421 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL A mix between a neighborhood bar and a community center. Main bar with pool, darts, jukebox. Outdoor Tiki patio has a full volleyball court and live bands. Beer & Wine. ST. PETERSBURG Georgies Alibi 3100 3rd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL One of the most popular gay bars in St. Pete. It’s always busy! Great VJ’s play Top 40 music. Mondays are Drag BINGO and Talent contest, Pool tourney Wednesdays, and the legendary Long Island Iced Tea nights on Thursdays. Ages 21 and over, never a cover! Flamingo Resort 4601 34th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL Florida’s “largest, luxury all gay resort.” Non-stop entertainment, great menu, and drinks served poolside at the Cabana. Weekly events and 2-4-1 Happy Hour daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday Happy Hour ($1 off) 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Gemini Lounge 2315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL Gemini Lounge aims to serve a variety of tastes; music, karaoke, Internet access, poetry readings and sports on TV. Oar House Bar & Liquor Store 4807 22nd Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL Fun, friendly, laid-back atmosphere where you can get great drinks at cheap prices! Drama free! Happy Hour daily from 2 p.m. til 9 p.m. Haymarket Pub 8308 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL More of a Men’s bar. Showing hot videos, beer specials, Saturday Underwear Night, and different events each week. Hideaway 8302 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL The oldest Womyn’s bar in the country. Where music is always the main entree! Coldest selection of beer in town. Detour 2612 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL The hottest club in St. Pete. Daily specials, karaoke nights and gogo boys from Rico’s Men. Noted for it’s Saturday Drag shows and Karaoke nights. Full liquor bar. MELBOURNE/COCOA Cold Keg NightClub 4060 W New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL Largest Gay Club in Melbourne Florida and the Premier Gay Bar & Nightclub in Brevard County.
Ultra Lounge 407 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL Nestled in Cocoa Village, this bar has a full coffee bar,
serving espresso, lattes, cappuccinos as well as draft beers & wine. JACKSONVILLE
2929 Plum St., Jacksonville, FL The Metro Entertainment Complex has been serving the GLBT community for 17 years. Features a total of 7 different venues under one roof to choose from. Lesbo-A-GoGo, monthly Tea Dances, special quest performers, female impersonators and live musicians.
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4751 Lenox Ave., Jacksonville, FL Your Neighborhood Gay Bar - the place for men. Cold beer, music and a warm and cozy atmosphere. Hot men and cheap beer... We all know where that leads! AJ’s Bar & Grill 10244 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL Annie and Janie invite you to stop by and see some old friends and meet some new ones! Great food, awesome service, delicious mixed drinks and live entertainment. Park Place Lounge 931 King St., Jacksonville, FL A fun and comfortable gay bar that’s accommodating to both gays and non-gays. A great place to watch your favorite game, or enjoy playing Wii while the liquor flows! The Norm 2952 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, FL A neighborhood bar. Everyone is welcome, but remember it is a girls bar! Beer and Wine only. 616 Bar 616 Park St., Jacksonville, FL A warm and friendly atmosphere with a Patio bar. Karaoke on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Thursdays the Jax Bears are here for happy hour. Fridays and Saturdays enjoy the “Beer Blast.” Three Layers Cafe 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville, FL The name Three Layers comes from their large variety of delicious three layer cakes. An inviting loft style cafe located in Springfield. Enjoy a bistro style lunch or just stop in for your morning coffee.
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Bo’s Coral Reef 201 5th Ave. North, Jacksonville Beach, FL There are great shows Thursday through Sunday with the best of female impersonators. Pool tables, video games, and a large outdoor patio. The only gay bar on the beach! Incahoots 711 Edison Ave., Jacksonville, FL This club offers good crowds every night. Recently remodeled with three bars and a friendly staff. Everyday is a different special. A fun place anytime. Full Liquor bar. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except for special events. Kickbacks Gastropub 910 King St., Jacksonville, FL This is a top class venue serving over 600 different bottled beers, 84 beers on tap, breakfast, lunch and dinner 20hrs a day 7 days a week! PENSACOLA The Roundup 560 E Heinberg St, Pensacola, FL A neighborhood gay men’s bar... Pensacola’s Cowboy Bar. Open 2 p.m. til 3 p.m. daily. Cabaret 101 S Jefferson St. #E, Pensacola, FL Not strictly a gay bar, the charming and friendly Cabaret is very much a fixture in Pensacola’s GLBT community, drawing a mixed bunch each evening for happy hour, karaoke, videos, comedy shows, live music, and all-around hobnobbing and socializing. KEY WEST Bourbon Street Pub 724 Duval St., Key West, FL Opened in October of 1995 and has continued to grow ever since, it is now part of the larger collection of gay action in The Bourbon St. Pub Complex. Hot Go-Go boy dancers and a busy crowd. “Where the boys are!” 801 Bourbon Bar 801 Duval St., Key West, FL Cabaret shows upstairs with nightly performances by famed performers Sushi, Kylie, RV Beaumont, Margo, and others. This legendary establishment has been around for over 30 years, and host Happy Hour specials daily from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aqua Nightclub 711 Duval St., Key West, FL Aqua features the “Reality is a Drag” show six days a week,
followed by dancing. Monday is karaoke night and don’t miss the great happy hour specials from 3 to 8 p.m. daily. KWest 705 Duval St., Key West, FL Daily Happy Hour from 3 to 8 p.m., and a piano sing-along every Wednesday night. Men dancing for men after 10 p.m. Weekly drink specials and “Wet Jockey” contests on Fridays. Saloon One 801 Duval St., Key West, FL (Behind 801 Bar) This is the only gay leather bar in Key West. Conveniently located behind 801 Bourbon Bar. La Te Da 1125 Duval St., Key West, FL An upscale hotel complex with 3 bars, cabaret and restaurant. Pearl’s Patio Bar for Women 525 United St., Key West, FL Tropical themed women’s bar for gay women and gayfriendly women alike. Patio bar with a full bar featuring drinks like “Cosmopearlitans” and “Pearl’s Passion”. Bobby’s Monkey Bar 900 Simonton St., Key West, FL The gay Cheers style neighborhood bar of Key West. Happy Hour from Noon to 7pm, Karaoke on Sunday nights, pool tournaments on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Free Wi-Fi access. Garden of Eden 224 Duval St., Key West, FL A Rooftop Bar with the BEST VIEWS in the city & “BEST Long Island Ice Teas made by Melinda!” Gay, straight, fat, or skinny... Doesn’t matter! Clothing optional - gay friendly! WEST PALM BEACH H G Roosters 823 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach, FL Dark bar that attracts a fun party crowd. Camp is in at H.G.’s, where drag shows and bingo nights pack in crowds looking for laughs and fun. The Lounge 517 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL Sushi, tropical views and tasty cocktails are accompanied by acclaimed resident DJ Daisy DeadPetals. Fort Dix Bar & Club 6205 Georgia Ave., West Palm Beach, FL
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Mostly local crowd looking to mingle and relax. The bar is a bit on the dark and dingy side, but who knows--that could be a plus. FORT MYERS Office Pub 3704 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL Oldest gay bar in South West Florida with a festive attitude. This bear-friendly Office likes to have fun with underwear parties, drag shows, Wii bowling! Check out their country and western music night on Saturdays. Tubby’s 4350 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL Where men come to compete (in tournaments). “Never a cover... always a smile” Tubby’s is a no-frills video bar with a total of 10 TVs and two projection screens available for patrons to use as they wish. Add a six-hour 2-4-1 Happy Hour during the Wii tournaments on the big screen! The Bottom Line 3090 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL This gay entertainment complex is one of the longest running clubs in southwest Florida at over 20 years, The Bottom Line features 7 bars, pool tables, drag shows and occasional guest appearances by porno stars. VENICE TOTI: Tavern on the Island in Venice 127 Tampa Ave. East, Venice, FL This South Beach inspired gay bar, boasts a dance floor and a game room with pool tables and dart boards. It’s clean, the music is mixed and the staff are friendly. A mixed crowd can be found most nights... younger, older (duh, this is Venice), gay and straight. Did you know that in the Caribbean, TOTI is slang for a beloved male appendage? How apropos. GAINESVILLE Spikes 4130 NW 6th St., Gainesville, FL It is a laid-back kind of place, with friendly bar staff. The crowds vary depending on the night. The bar has a nice open air patio area that is rarely used, but would be nice if it was. University Club 18 E University Ave., Gainesville, FL This is a fairly average small college town gay bar. It is usually busy and crowded on Thursday nights.
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THERE IS NO PROBLEM A BURRITO CAN’T SOLVE By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN
tijuana flat’s delicious blackened chicken burrito
ijuana Flats on Sunrise Boulevard is a one-room joint of the placeyour-order and-wait-for-themagic-to-happen type. Around 7 p.m. on any night, the place is a chatty, crazy kind of fun where it’s likely you’ll end up becoming best friends with the folks at the next table. Everyone, from the wait staff who cashier your order, to the kitchen staff who prepare it, to the manager who may just end up serving it, likes to talk. It’s this slap-yaon-the-back sort of camaraderie that is as intriguing as the food. We’ve eaten at Tijuana Flats maybe ten times over the past two years, so we know this menu well. It breaks down rather easily, as most things Mexican do, into burritos, chimichangas, tacos, nachos, flautas, tosdadas, enchildadas, and quesadillas. At TF’s, you not only
get to choose your meal, you get to choose the size of your meal—as in the quantity of food on your plate. Burritos, for instance, come in three sizes: the Regular—about the size of Rhode Island; the Tijuana—about the size of Pennsylvania; and the Megajuana—think Texas. Our favorite is the Blackened Chicken Burrito Tijuana Size at $6.19. For that price you get a whole-wheat tortilla, filled with the aforementioned chicken (done delightfully moist), tomatoes, lettuce, onions, jalapenos, and sour cream—with your selection of 15 different hot sauces from the “pump your own” serving bar. Hot sauces are a specialty here, with Tijuana Flats serving their own “Smack My Ass & Call Me Sally” brand in varying intensities from mild to fivealarm fire. And regardless of where on the menu you may wander, you’ll eventually end up back on the sauce, so to speak. Tuesday nights is Taco Tuesdaze where for $4.99 you can get two large
crispy tacos, with lettuce, chopped tomatoes, onions, jalepenos, plus chips and a drink—and yes, hot sauce. A deal that packs the place. On Thursday night, think Throwback Thursdaze during which $5.99 gets you a regular burrito, chips and a drink. Same fillers, same sauces. The bargain remains in your pocketbook. Lighten your potbelly with the Norrito Bowl, a burrito without the tortilla, served in a bowl and topped with a light salsa-based rice, black beans, pico de gallo sauce, fresh guacamole and green onions. All for only $6.19. If calories are no object, then rush right over and order a Chimichanga, which are stuffed full of cheese, chicken or beef, all the toppings and lightly fried. The Megajuana Carnitas Chimichangas go for $8.59. The chain was started just up the road in Winter Park, Florida back in 1995 by Brian Wheeler, and Brian is still at the wheel along with his pop Chester who’s CFO, and industry
insider Camp Fitch (ya gotta love the name) who’s co-partner and chairman. The restaurant now numbers some seventy plus eateries, spread over several states, with Florida getting the lion’s share. From the murals on the wall, to the funky drawings on the menus, nothing is taken too seriously at Tijauna Flats-except the food, which is consistently great, fast, and plentiful. The company gives back to the community through its Just in Queso Foundation that to date has donated $670,000 to those in need. Check out the action any night of the week. The restaurant is snuggled next to the Trek Bicycle Shop, so expect to see plenty of spandex in the vicinity. And, as always, tell them Florida Agenda sent you.
TIJUANA FLATS 1619 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-463-3480
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Cleaning Services Clean It Rite Residential & Commercial Cleaning - Best Cleaning for your buck. Reliable & Affordable. Ten years in business. 1 BR, $50.00, 2 BR $60.00, & 3 BR $70.00 Manny (954) 560-4443 Professional Cleaning to take care of your home and office. Excellent rates and references. Serving the community for over 5 years. Call Gerardo @ (954)2245769 or (954)441-5770
Home Improvement Derek’s 24-Hr Handyman Service - Introducing our new cabinet shop! For all your custom made cabinetrycountertops laminates. You must see our work, just ask our clients. All electrical to code, ANY & ALL plumbing work, Drywall finish work / repair. Crown/ baseboard proinstall, interior/ exterior painting, demo work, Pressure washing, Decor tile install, Complete home up-dates. For large jobs, 4-man crew available. WE CAN HANDLE IT ALL! Instant call back, direct service response. No job is ever too small. Excellent references. Derek (954) 825-5598 PLACE TO PALACE - Home Improvement and handyman services. Best rates, and smart solutions. Drywall, Painting, Tile, Doors, Wood Decks, Masonry, Purgolas, and Ceiling Fans. Turn windows into doors! Truck available for yard clean-up or apartment maintenance and moves. FREE estimates! Lic. & Ins. CC#11-FC-16297-X Cert. Ctrl#11-18694. Call Ben (954) 5659674
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Wilton Manors - Large 1 BD Apt. Located on quiet cul-de-sac one block from Shoppes of Wilton Manors. CAG, ceiling fans, tile floors, fireplace, lots of storage. 12 ft. sliding glass doors lead to screened pool and patio. W/D on premises. Rent, which includes electric, water & propane is $975/mo. Sorry no pets. (954)563-4442.
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RENT / LEASE HOUSE FOR RENT$2000.00 per month 3/2 w/Free Standing Eff. Newer kitchen, Hardwood floors, S.S. Appliances, Granite Wine Chiller, and so much more! Call Chris @ 954.219.6919 Fort Lauderdale/Imperial Point Well-maintained, quiet 1-bedroom apartment in Georgian complex on NE 62nd Street. Convenient to downtown, beach and Wilton Manors. Nice grounds and pool. Credit check required, $700/mo. Call owner: (917)334-1146 2 Bed, 1 Bath Apt. All Tile, Crown MLDG, Laundry, very clean avail Now. $ 850 731 nw 1st Ave. Gay Complex. 954.805.1195 1/1 close to all major expys. Airport & Downtown. Private Deck, 1st last & security. $695 James 305-213-3473 N.E. Ft. Lauderdale- Wilton Manors Area Large Efficiency, Quiet Comlex, Tile Floor, New A/C and Refrigerator, Private Patio, Cable Ready, Pest Control included, No Pets Please. $585 By Appoitment (954)592-3772 Riverland close to Downtown 2/1 House with large Pool. New Kitchen, Screened in Porch, Large Back Yard, New A/C Unit also a 1/1 Efficiency apt w/Utilities included. Call Butch 954-632-6639 Fort Lauderdale - Condo Quality 2/1 - Walk in shower, Designer bath, Open Granite Kitchen, Smooth-top Range, DW, Icemaker, very spacious unit, CAG. $1250/ mo. 1 yr Lease, F/S. Call 954-448-9811
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PERFECT RELOCATION RENTALS 3-6 MONTHS From $325/week & $1300/month. Beautiful Studio, 1 & 2 BR Apts. Turn-key, fully furnished & equipped, clothing optional pool, laundry, parking. Close to Gay & Nude Beaches. Pets Welcome. Incl. utilities, cable, tel., Wi-Fi Internet. (954) 9270090 or visit www.LibertySuites.com
Roommate Wanted Dania Beach. Share a charming home and lamai. Lush tropical setting. Lakeside, quiet and safe comm. Furnished Room includes: Utilities, Direct TV, W/D. $500/ mo Non-smoker/drugs Call Ron (954)965 7759 or (315) 857-7759.
Spirituality The Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare 101 NE 3rd Street - Just North of Broward Blvd. and E. of Andrews Ave. Mass Times: Sat @ 5 PM; Sun @10:30
AM ; WED@7PM. Where we Welcome & Appreciate Diversity - a Progressive Community in the Catholic Tradition. (954)731-8173 - StsFrancisAndClare.org
Church of the Holy Spirit song Welcomes you to come and worship with us every Sunday Morning at 10AM and every Wednesday Night at 8PM. We meet at the SpiritSong Worship Center at 2040B North Dixie Highway Suite 3 in Wilton Manors (Building B on Equality Park Campus behind the Pride Center.) God Loves You Just The Way He Made You. Come discover His purpose for you. For more info: (954)418-8372 We are here for you…DIVINE MERCY CHAPEL- The American New Catholic Church 2749 N.E. 10th Ave., Wilton Manors, FL, 33334 (954)567-1930 www.newdivinemercy.org Sunday Mass 10:30AM, Friday Holy Hour 7:00PM WIG WILD INSPIRATIONAL & GATHERINGS Calling all Queens, Bears, Twinks, Guppies, Trannies, Fairies, Spiritualists, Yoga Folks, LGBTQ’s, Poets, Dancers, Actors and all our Straight Allies. WIG the Gay Empowerment/Spiritual Revival awaits you every Wed. 8PM at The Manor Complex, $10 Donation Call 754-444-1944 Miami Herald, “The next generation’s spiritual Stonewall.”
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