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October 19, 2017

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Feature | BeWell MedSpa


What’s Hot | Scott Holland’s Guide to Events Happening in Sofla


Hot Talk | The Best Chatter on Facebook This Week


Feature | Key West Headdress Ball


The Hot List | Top 10 Happenings in South Florida this Week


Outlook | Pompano Bill’s Top 5 Pics


Feature | LGBT History Month


Photo Feature | On Your Feet! Premiere Night


Restaurants | Fort Lauderdale’s Favorite Restaurants


Hot Bodies | Quick Stalling and Grow!


Creep of the Week | Jeff Sessions


Newswatch | Stuff in the News You Should Know About


Discover Gay Florida | Orlando


Cartoon | Couple of Guys


Need Wood | Gender Roles? How Quant!





Hunters • Jokker • Oktoberfest • Ramrod • Task Force Gala

Exclusive Interview with



HOTshots of the week

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u The OUTShine Film Festival opened their Fort Lauderdale season at the NSU Art Museum.


u Broward House’s Stacy Hyde & Rob Bullock finish up at their Smart Ride Car Wash at Dick’s Service Station.


u Jokkers Nightclub in Miami’s

Grand Opening Party.


u The LGBTQ Task Force held their annual

Miami Gala at the Fontainebleau and Gala Chair Josue Santiago & fiancee Matt Dzwonkiewicz welcomes Andréa Burns & Gloria Estefan.


u Andrea welcomes her Scandals boys

to the 2017 Funky Buddah Oktoberfest.


u Check out newbie Gabriel at Progress.


u Jeff Delmay, Russell Roybal,

& Jeff Oliverio have a great time at the Task Force Miami Gala.




u Actor and star of “13 Reasons Why”,

Tommy Dorfman, received the Lavender Award at the OUTShine Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.


u Arts United recently hosted their monthly mixer at Mediate Wilton Manors.

u Congratulations go out to the new Mr. Ramrod Scot Blumstein!

Wrabel "10 Feet Tall"

Art-A-Porter by Susanne Bartsch

Dance Performance by Boyz On The Floor

"Shorts Gone Wild" by Island City Stage

Art of Romero Britto

Host & Emcee Shawn Palacious




Order tickets at A portion of the night’s proceeds benefit:

Scott Holland



rom the moment you walk into BeWell MedSpa you feel very Zen, from the beautiful paintings that are hung to the one of a kind plant wall behind the reception desk to the warm welcome you get when you walk through the doors. It's as if you step in, and you immediately relax and all your problems slip away. Owners and life partners Oren and Michal, specialize in medical aesthetics and functional medicine applying the best in effective, innovative, and safe treatment modalities that have been proven to show great results. They work around the clock to ensure you receive attention, care, and dedication beyond expectations. It was a pleasure to sit down with Oren for this exclusive Hotspots Interview: What is your mission here at BeWell MedSpa? To be the choice for clients who desire advanced medical aesthetic and functional medicine treatments and protocols.

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Confidence, beauty, and personal performance and vitality is our focus and bringing great results keeps us excited each and every day. We want to give our clients the look and youthful feeling they desire and customize solutions for each individual. What services do you offer? Aesthetics and functional medicine treatments are our core area of offerings. Ranging from Botox and dermal fillers that treat fine line, deeper wrinkles, sagging skin and hollowness in the cheek area are just a few of the services. Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments are a cornerstone of our medspa services as well, ranging from hair loss treatments, to skin rejuvenation and sexual enhancement. As well as microneedling that revitalizes skin to a beautiful glow and complexion and also treats acne scars. We also offer Kybella for getting rid of a double-chin, a range of lip enhancing treatments, as well as body contouring and skin tightening, laser hair removal, facials and

chemical peels. And, treatments with IPL (Intense Pulse Light) which are painless and very fast and remove brown spots, vascular lesions, and evens skin tone. Functional medicine treatments include bioidentical hormones for testosterone therapy, micronutritional evaluations, allergy testing and DNA testing which dive much, much deeper than your

“We love great results and we love the autonomy of entrepeunurship. For these reasons and so much more we opened BeWell MedSpa.�

customary blood panel and enable us to develop customized protocols to help with workouts, metabolism, and an array of your body's functioning to ensure your body functions at peak performance. What made you and Michal open BeWell MedSpa? We love to work with people. We love great results and we love the autonomy of entrepeunurship. For these reasons and so much more we opened BeWell MedSpa. With a background in healthcare administration and healthcare marketing, combined with Michal's medical background we launched together BeWell MedSpa in 2016. My partner Michal is a master injector,

aesthetics artist and functional medicine expert, as she has been injecting since the age of 18 having been a medic in the Israeli Defense Forces. Michal is a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and has spent more than 20 years practicing medicine beginning with her service in the Israeli Defense Forces. Following her military service, Michal attended nursing school at the Hebrew University, Hadasa Hospital in Israel. Soon after, she moved to New York City and completed her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree and a 2 year residency with New York University Medical. Focusing the last fifteen years in the areas of medical aesthetics, functional and integrative medicine, age management and pain she is able to apply a unique and wide range of expertise. Michal is experienced in an array of age management, aesthetic and regenerative medicine techniques providing her with a remarkable ability for comprehensive patient support. Michal's hands-on experience, depth of expertise and proven results show her to be one of the best injector's and a true medical aesthetic artist.

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Michal loves to see every patient smile wider and brighter after receiving her specialized care and attention; and that is what drives her to be the very best. At BeWell MedSpa we also have a team of medical aestheticians who perform facials, chemical peels, laser hair removal and body contouring treatments. And a spa manager whose role altogether are to ensure everyone's expectations are always exceeded. Beginning with outstanding hospitality upon entrance from treatment to finishing, clients are offered an array of treats to enjoy while on-site and to take home. Our amazing team has worked with individual clients and hosted corporate events at the medical spa and always strives for excellence and proven results. How do you make sure each client is getting what's best for them? Once scheduling an appointment, clients meet for a free consultation to discuss their goals and from that moment a customized treatment plan is developed with the clients. Induction and maintenance treatments are always planned to ensure desired goals are met and maintained; just like going to the gym it is important to follow-up and stay on your path to your goals -- whether sporadic or more orthodox in your approach, we work

with each client on an individual level. We are also continuously training in order to provide our patients with the most current and effective treatments and credible information that will enable optimum care and results. From lectures, to conferences and new product training Michal and the team are always optimizing proven and predictable treatments, as well as incorporating cutting edge technologies. Michal is also invited to many master class courses within the profession that are exclusive and enable BeWell to truly exceed expectations with a high-level of craftsmanship. What sets you apart from other Anti-Aging businesses? With outstanding service, and good value pricing, we are committed to the ultimate luxury of concierge services by providing ondemand medical skincare experts for our patients age management needs in the Wilton Manors area of Fort Lauderdale. Make an appointment online, call or email and we will see you soon, when it's most convenient for you, this is our service commitment. Our very own Vice President, Peter Jackson, went there to partake in their services and when I asked him about his experience, he said:

“Any fear I had of getting Botox for the first time melted away when I opened the door to this beautiful space and was greeted by Oren, who put me at ease immediately. But it was the big hug from Michal and her warm personality that turned me into butter. She understood my issue and clearly explained the cosmetic options and solutions. We chose Botox to erase some lines in my forehead. Here's the best part: Michal is a master injector; she is so skilled with injections that I honestly didn't feel a thing. How she accomplishes that is something that demands phenomenal skill and experience. BeWell Med Spa has earned its reputation as one of the very best in Wilton manors, Fort Lauderdale. I love this place!�

BeWell MedSpa is located in Wilton Manors at 1881 NE 26th St, Suite 40. Their hours of operation are Monday- Wednesday:9 a.m.-5p.m.; Thursday 9am - 5pm; Friday: 9a.m.-2p.m.; Saturday &Sunday: by appt only. Call 954-530-5203 or email them at or you can just walk-in to schedule your free consultation.

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OCT 27 - NOV 19, 2017

A VACATION FROM ORDINARY FILM Over 160 Films from 48 Countries Special Guests Parties & Special Events


Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of Broward County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funded in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.



at Jaco Pastorius Park

Photos: Stephen R. Lang


By Scott Holland

What’s HOT

South Florida


ast Monday, The Pub started their weeklong celebration of their 5th Anniversary with a show from Electra

which featured many characters with her changing right on stage and a celebratory cake with owners Alex and Mike. On Saturday our brothers and sisters in Central Florida celebrated “Come Out With Pride Orlando” As usual, the event had over a 100,000 people and the Hotspots staff members that were there told me it was once again amazing.

Starting on Thursday and going through Sunday evening was the second and

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final weekend of the 9th annual OUTShine Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. Once again it was an amazing 10 days of film, and a big congrats goes out to Victor, Mark, Alexis and the entire staff.

All week long Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar celebrated their 20th anniversary, but on Saturday they presented the major event, the Fireman's Ball with DJ AJ Reddy and an actual fire truck in the parking lot! They also had 20th anniversary Tshirt giveaways. Congrats to owners Johnny, David, Rick and the entire staff and wishing them many more years of success!

After Alibi we headed over to Manor to the Latin dance room and Patio as Noche Latina Saturdays presented the final appearances of Shantell D’Marco and Jose Vega as Miss (F.I.) and Mr.

Florida. As usual the Latin Dance room and patio were packed and Shantell’s

performance was just breathtaking (see pic)!

On Sunday early evening, Latinos Salud presented their 6th annual Hispanic Heritage Food Bazaar at Artserve celebrating National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day and Hispanic Heritage Month. Sunday evening was the first annual Mr. Florida Male Entertainer Pageant. The night honored the Mr. Florida Male Entertainer Emeritus, Jose Vega. Congrats goes out to Fort Lauderdale’s own, Antonio Edwards for taking the title! In addition we would like to congratulate 1st alternate Bobby Iman from the

Everything you need to plan your week Parliament House and Tonny Moralez (Mr. Noche Latina) from Miami.


Stonewall National Museum - Wilton Manors Gallery presents Forever Hard: The Story of the Everhard Baths from 7- 8:30 p.m. Author, actor and activist Ed Sparan conducts a presentation about the Everhard Baths Fire, which killed 9 gay men in New York City in 1977. During this pivotal time in gay history, just after the Stonewall Riots, the gay community came together to better establish cleaner and safer places for gay men. When the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s, bathhouses were shut down and sex turned back into the backrooms of bars by the 1990s. Ed will also talk about the play "Forever

hard" which tells the story of what happened that tragic night in May 1977

The Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Group presents their monthly mixer at Hunters from 6-8p.m. They will feature free appetizers. The event is generously sponsored by Strategic Alliance Members: Edward Jones, Ken Can Help Network at RE/MAX Experience, and Seacoast Bank.

The Young Professional Network (YPN) is a collaboration between the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) and the Gay Vista Social Club (GVSC) for LGBT professionals between the ages of 18-39. Join them from 7-9p.m. at Atton Brickell Miami (1500 SW 1st Avenue, Miami) as they KickOff the YPN. Enjoy free cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, drawing, DJ, & networking opportunities.

Featuring Ian Houghton (, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and business strategist. Admission: $10 (online) / $20 (at door) and is limited to 150. RSVP at, or 305-673-4440.


The Broward Democratic Party is coordinating a voter's registration event tonight at Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar from 710p.m. They will also be updating address changes and enrolling voters in Vote By Mail.

Southern Nights Ft Lauderdale presents their monthly NeighBEARhood Takeover BEAR DANCE circuit party starring DJ JB Burgos and featuring a 1am strip contest. u SATURDAY OCT 21

Southern Nights Ft Lauderdale presents “TRICKS and TREATS” a Spooktacular dancers Drag show with Fantasia Royale Gaga, Nicole Halliwell, Noel Leon and Nicole T Phillips at 12am.

The Club Fort Lauderdale features their Bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Staurday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10 p.m. This is always a sold-out event so get there early! u SUNDAY OCT 22

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with doors opening at 8pm and a show with Rubberchild, Lisa Limbaugh, and Dominique Taylor.


W Fort Lauderdale presents Popp'in Paws Doggie Brunch. This firstever waterfront brunch is set to take place from Noon to 2 p.m. in honor of 'National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month,' where a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to man's best friend at the Humane Society of Broward County. Featuring an indulgent brunch by Stephen Starr, complimentary doggie caricatures and a silent auction. Pups can show off their best wardrobe and steal the scene during the event's fashionable doggie costume contests for 'Best Dressed Doggie,' 'Best Doggie Hairstyle' and 'Best Bark.' Tickets cost $45

dollars and include brunch, welcome mimosa, valet, and doggie caricature.

The Miracle Theater (280 Miracle Mile) presents “A Night of a Thousand Stars,” which is the kick-off party celebrating the Actors Playhouse's 30th Anniversary season. The night will feature a preview performance from the Evita cast, Mayor of Coral Gables Raul Valdes-Fauli, BAC Florida Bank President Julio Rojas and much more. Admission is a $30 donation with all proceeds benefitting Hurricane Relief through the American Red Cross. For tickets call 305444-9293 or u MONDAY OCT 23

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Following his second consecutive Emmy Award win for Outstanding Host for a RealityCompetition Program, RuPaul is jump-starting the third season of “RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars” with an hour-long televised eleganza extravaganza on Friday, October 20th at 8p.m. on VH1. The drag-tastic special will reveal the queens who are set to make the ultimate clapback, and comeback, in this fierce season of “All Stars.” Additionally, the iconic Chaka Kahn will join RuPaul for an exclusive interview as he reveals the new cast. 26 | Hotspots.LGBT

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Drive Is Alive! Come out to Lauderdale presents Lauderdale presents The The Drive Is Alive! Come out to Shop + Play Wilton Adore Delano Tour-Live Shop + Play Wilton Adore Delano Tour-Live (starting today and going Concert with doors opening Concert with doors opening (starting today and going through October 30), at 7p.m. and show time at through October 30), at 7p.m. and show time at a 5-day community 8:30p.m. Purchase tickets in a 5-day community 8:30p.m. Purchase tickets in initiative intended to advance at initiative intended to advance at celebrate the nightlife, or you celebrate the nightlife, or you shopping, restaurants and can buy them at the door. shopping, restaurants and can buy them at the door. businesses on Wilton Drive businesses on Wilton Drive and Dixie Village with hot and Dixie Village with hot u TUESDAY u TUESDAY OCT 24OCT 24 deals, food, drink and deals, food, drink and Dine for Stonewall at special events. Check out special events. Check out Dine for Stonewall at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza the Saturday Sidewalk Sale. the Saturday Sidewalk Sale. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (1580 North Federal Go to (1580 North Federal Go to Highway, Fort Lauderdale) for the latest info! for the latest info! Highway, Fort Lauderdale) from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds City Theater presents City Theater presents will donate 20% of proceeds from lunch, dinner and take “Scary Short” at the from lunch, dinner and take “Scary Short” at the Café Café out to Stonewall National at Books & Books at the at Books & Books at the out to Stonewall National Museum & Archives. When Adrienne Arsht Center Adrienne Arsht Center Museum & Archives. When Carnival Tower at 7p.m.. you pay for your meal tell Carnival Tower at 7p.m.. you pay for your meal tell This will include 4 new your server you are dining This will include 4 new your server you are dining scary short play as part of the Stonewall scary short play as part of the Stonewall (performance 30-45 fundraiser. (performance 30-45 fundraiser. minutes) and is free minutes) and is free and open to the public. and open to the public. u WEDNESDAY u WEDNESDAY OCT 25OCT 25



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“Millions of fans have their favorite queens “Millions of fans have their favorite queens that they THINK should be on All Stars 3” said that they THINK should be on All Stars 3” said executive producer and host RuPaul. “But the executive producer and host RuPaul. “But the final decision is mine to make. Prepare to be final decision is mine to make. Prepare to be gagged." gagged." The elite group of queens given a shot at The elite group of queens given a shot at redemption this season will battle it out to see redemption this season will battle it out to see if they have what it takes to win their spot in if they have what it takes to win their spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” and the title of the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” and the title of “America's Next Drag Superstar.” The bar has “America's Next Drag Superstar.” The bar has been raised for the third season of “All Stars,” been raised for the third season of “All Stars,” and with so many unexpected twists and turns and with so many unexpected twists and turns around every corner, the only option for the around every corner, the only option for the competing queens is to rise to the occasion or competing queens is to rise to the occasion or to sashay away. to sashay away. To celebrate the new season of “All Stars,” To celebrate the new season of “All Stars,” Logo will air a “RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars” Logo will air a “RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars” full season two marathon beginning on Sunday, full season two marathon beginning on Sunday, October 22nd at 12 p.m. October 22nd at 12 p.m. For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" and up-to-date news, go to All Stars" and up-to-date news, go to

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Shame on US! I was proud to lead U.S. efforts at UN to protect LGBTQ people, back in the day when America stood for human rights for all.” “The appeal to populism and nationalism is a siren song, a way for charlatans to aggrandize their power, raise themselves up, break down those mechanisms that are designed within our Constitution and internationally to limit the abuse of power and destabilize the world.”

SUSAN RICE, former national security advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on Twitter, following the USA’s vote against a United Nations resolution that included a provision condemning the death penalty as a punishment for consensual same-sex relationships.

“The fight is far from over and we stand with advocates in Mississippi who simply want to be treated equal to their coworkers, friends and neighbors.”

Former Vice President JOE BIDEN in a speech that lambasted President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

“I am at that point where I realize I can use my experience to tell my truths and help others just like me.” ETTA NG, movie star Jackie Chan’s daughter, as she came out as a lesbian wither girlfriend on Instagram.


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SARAH KATE ELLIS, president and CEO of GLAAD, referring to a law which went into effect in Mississippi on Oct. 10 that makes it legal for religious people to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals. Mississippians can now use “religious exemptions” to deny everything from employment and housing to marriage licenses, and even business and medical services, to anyone suspected of being LGBTQ.

“Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against, and if you can’t decide who you like more and your split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you. F*ck you.”

Detroit rapper EMINEM, in a freestyle that slammed President Donald Trump at the Hip-Hop Music Awards.

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The 35th Annual

Headdress Ball key west • october


he Key West Business Guild th presents the 35 annual Headdress Ball, the premier gay and lesbian event of the Fantasy Fest celebration, which proudly opens the brand new Key West Amphitheater at the Truman Waterfront Park on Thursday, October 26 (Rain date is Friday, October 27). This area was undamaged by Hurricane Irma. The invite you to experience your favorite Fantasy Fest event in a new waterside setting and help Key West celebrate a beautiful expanded park system. Mayor Craig Cates will open the ceremonies and famed Key West Musician Howard Livingston will perform a special song he wrote for the occasion. The colors will be presented by the military, and the Rainbow Flag by the Lofeislove Foundation. Tom Luna returns as the outrageous Emcee, and Rudegirl will again do the sound. Randy Roberts opens the show and is joined by the best of Key West local talent, including Christopher

Peterson, Sushi, Inga, and Elle Taylor throughout the contest. Queen of Fantasy Fest contender Destiny Montgomery will render a special vocal performance. Contestants will parade their Headdress creations on the amphitheater stage to vie for the $3,000 first prize, $1500 second place prize, and $500 third place award sponsored by Centennial Bank. The show starts at 8p.m., with the gates opening at 6:30 p.m. The Guild has retained its traditional four top table seating and expanded general admission area with last year's pricing. Bar service by the Aqua Night Club and SideBar featuring Stoli products. Blossoms Cajun Kitchen will have a food booth. This popular event always sells out so book your tickets early on line at General Admission tickets are $30/person, with reserved tables for four people starting at $250. The Key West Business Guild, one of the oldest LGBT Business organizations in the U.S., has produced the ball since its inception. The event serves as a major annual fundraiser for the organization.

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Come out to Shop + Play Wilton (Oct. 25-30), a 5-day community initiative intended to celebrate the nightlife, shopping, restaurants and businesses on Wilton Drive and Dixie Village with hot deals, food, drink and special events. Check out the Saturday Sidewalk Sale. Go to for the latest info.


is presented by Broward Center and Slow Burn Theatre Co. from October 19 through November 5. Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure about a boy raised by gorillas, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience. Tickets range from $47-$60. COMEDIAN - WHITNEY CUMMINGS

presents her I’m Fine...And Other Lies Tour at the Parker Playhouse on October 21. Get the best of Whitney Cummings – the stories she’ll share on stage, and the ones she normally won’t – during her I’m Fine… and Other Lies Book Tour this fall. Expect plentiful oversharing and laughs as Whitney dissects the adventures and struggles recounted in her upcoming book, I’M FINE… AND OTHER LIES. Nothing’s off limits as Whitney tackles codependence, addiction, workaholism, dating narcissists and a host of other mortifying situations with her signature edge and irresistible charm. Tickets are $46.50. MOVIES - TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN

Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed. This comedy horror movie hits theaters on Friday October 27, is rated PG-13 and stars Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely, Brock O’Hurn, and Lexy Panterra.


comes to The Wick Theater and Costume Museum from October 19 through November 12. The five-time Tony winner is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one song-and-dance number after another. Set in 1928, crazy antics ensue when a wealthy widow hosts a society wedding. Tickets range from $68-$85.






The world’s biggest festival of hip-hop dance theater includes dance workshops, graffiti, DJs and freestyle sessions. Hosted by UK hip-hop pioneer Jonzi D, the international performers hail from the UK, France and South Africa, as well as the U.S.The convention takes place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday October 20 and 21. Tickets range from $25-$60.


The Honduran-born comedian, writer and actor is best known as the host of the former Comedy Central show “Mind of Mencia,” which aired for four seasons. His comedy is often political and involves race, culture, criminal justice and social class. He brings his unique stand up to the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for one night only on Friday October 20 at 8p.m. Tickets ranger form $40 to $80.


Enjoy music from the haunting “Phantom of the Opera,” Broadway’s longest-running musical, and the poignant “Les Misérables.” The Curtain Call Playhouse cast performs “Music of the Night,” “Think of Me,” “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” “On My Own,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home.” The show runs Fri Oct 20, Sat Oct 21, Sun Oct 22, Friday Oct 27 and Sat Oct 28 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Tickets range from $10 to $40.


Is a documentary/biography about Sixty-two year old Richard Turner who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic’s greatest hidden treasures. The movie which is 85 minutes long stars Richard along with Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, and Armando Lucero.



Celebrate the strength and diversity of the Miami dance scene with a showcase of 11 dance companies and choreographers, from Miami’s longest established company to its newest fledgling member. Karen Peterson & Dancers will kick off their season with an excerpt from the “Buoyant Dreams” duet, choreographed by Peterson and combining underwater video images by visual artist Maria Lino with live performance. The event takes place at the New World School of the Arts Dance Theater on Saturday, October 21 at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $25.


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he last time we spoke to Alaska was right after she was crowned the winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars 2. Since then she has been recording, traveling the world and filmed a reality TV show called, “Scared Famous,” which will premiere on VH1 on Monday, October 23rd at 9p.m. Legendary rapper Redman is the Master of Scare-a-Monies for 10 of the biggest reality stars as they try to endure gruesome challenges and terrifying scares that pay homage to recent horror hits. Over 2 weeks, these celebrities will move into an eerie estate in Savannah, Georgia, one of America’s 42 | Hotspots.LGBT

most haunted cities, and test their limits for a chance to donate $100,000 to his or her favorite charity. They must rely on alliances, strategy and friendships, but supernatural forces beyond their control may be their true undoing. In addition to Alaska, the Celebrity Reality show contestants include: Don Benjamin, “America’s Next Top Model”; Drita D’Avanzo, “Mob Wives”; Erica Mena, “Love & Hip Hop: New York”; Eva Marcille, “America’s Next Top Model”; Miss Nikki Baby “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”; Safaree, “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”; Sky, “Black Ink Crew: New York”; Tiffany “New York” Pollard, “I Love NY”; and Yung Joc, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”

I thought this would be a good time to sit down with Alaska and catch up.

What did you do with the $100,000 (or $50,000 after taxes)? I have been spending it $1 at a time at the 99 cents store. Plastic table clothes, hefty bags, etc. And I am also spending it on Starbucks as we speak.

How is your recording career going? And is that something you see doing a lot of in the future? It’s going very well. I do feel like I will do it for a while as I just really like it. I love the act of getting in to a studio. It’s like an uncertain shaky scary feeling, because you don’t know what it’s going to be or how it’s going to turn out.

How did the AAA Girls "Access All

Areas" come about and how has the tour been? It all happened a few years ago when American Apparel approached 2 models about doing a campaign: Courtney and Willam. They rethought the idea and decided to add a third girl. I was the third girl...yay! They put us on T shirts and they sold out in a couple weeks. We then went in to do a song, a video, Christmas songs, and now we are doing a tour…It’s been fantastic, I am so grateful.

How did you get cast in “Scared Famous” and tell me about the experience? Honestly, they called me and asked me if I wanted to do it. They didn’t tell me who was going to be in the house or who was hosting. But I like getting scared so I said sure why not. I’m super excited about the show and to see how people respond to it, I think it’s going to be fun to watch.

Did you stay friendly with any of the cast members and who are you the closest with? I would definitely say I am the closest with Eva and Drita who are both very strong amazing women. I am very happy I got to know them.

Who are you closest with from Drag Race? I would probably say Jinkx and Sharon. I always love seeing them whenever we are out.

What are you most thankful for in this world? I am grateful for the people who are there for me when the mask isn’t on. When it’s not about the show or the lights. The people who are there for the squishy awkward person that lives behind Alaska.

What’s ahead for Alaska? Music, the movie, the book, and the mini-series on lifetime. For more information on Alaska, visit Alaskathunderf*

“I'm super excited about the show and to see how people respond to it...”

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Stork’s - Linda, Peter, Pasqual and Brad.

Mike, Electra and Alex - Celebrating The Pub’s 5th Anniversary

Fran and Scott - Years and years of friendship. Bill - Endless Love

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Tim - “Clothes make the man”



B. JULY 12, 1976


yrsten Sinema is the first openly bisexual person elected to the U.S. Congress. Sinema was born to a Morman family in Tucson, Arizona. Her parents divorced and her mother remarried. When her stepfather lost his job, the family moved into an abandoned gas station without running water or electricity. D e s p i t e m a n y hardships, Sinema graduated at 16 as valedictorian of her high school. By 18 Kyrsten Sinema is the she had earned a first openly bisexual bachelor's degree person elected to from Brigham Young the U.S. Congress. University on a full s c h o l a r s h i p . S h e s u b s e q u e n t l y earned a master's degree, a law degree and a doctorate— all from Arizona State University. From 1995 to 2002, Sinema was employed as a school social worker, helping struggling families. In 2000 she lobbied at the state capitol against budget cuts in her school district. The visit inspired her interest in politics. Running as an Independent, her first bid for the State Legislature was unsuccessful. Sinema subsequently registered as a Democrat. In 2005 she was elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives, where she served for a year as the assistant minority leader for the Democratic Caucus.

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“How often can you say a kid who was homeless is going to Congress?” She was elected to the Arizona State Senate i n 2 0 1 0 a n d t o t h e U . S . H o u s e o f Representatives in 2012. In office, Sinema worked for the adoption of the Dream Act, a proposal that gives illegal immigrants conditional residency, and actively campaigned against two voter referenda that sought to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Arizona. In 2013 she co-sponsored the bipartisan LIBERT-E Act, which sought to prevent the NSA's mass collection of electronic information from innocent Americans. Sinema was named Legislator of the Year by the Stonewall Democrats, the Arizona Public Health Association and the National Association of Social Workers. She received Planned Parenthood's CHOICE Award, and in 2010 was named to TIME magazine's list of 40 Under 40. In addition to politics, Sinema has served as an adjunct instructor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. In 2013 she completed an Ironman Triathlon and summited Mount Kilimanjaro.



B. JULY 2, 1968


ominated by President President Barack Barack Obama, Obama, Eric Fanning served served as as the the 22nd 22nd Secretary of the Army, the largest branch Secretary of the Army, the largest branch of the U.S. military. The The confirmation confirmation made him the first openly openly gay gay man man to to lead a U.S. military department and the highestlead a U.S. military department and the highestranking openly gay official ever at the Pentagon. ranking openly gay official ever at the Pentagon. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michigan, Fanning Fanning a tt tt ee nn dd ee dd tt hh e e p rr ee ss tt ii gg ii oo uu s s Cranbrook Cranbrook School. School. In 1990 he earned a In 1990 he earned a B.A. B.A. in in history history from from Eric Fanning is the Dartmouth Dartmouth College. College. first openly gay man At Dartmouth he got At Dartmouth he got to serve as involved involved in in a a New New Secretary of the Army. Hampshire Hampshire primary primary e ll ee cc tt ii oo nn — — aa n n e xxppeerriieennccee tthhaat t c ee m m ee nn tt ee dd hh ii s s i nn tt ee rr ee ss tt ii n n government and politics. After college Fanning held held various various political political jobs in Washington, D.C. He served as a research jobs in Washington, D.C. He served as a research assistant with the House House Armed Armed Services Services Committee, as a special special assistant assistant in in the the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense and Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense and as associate director of political political affairs affairs for for the the White House. In 1997 he took took a a job job with with CBS CBS National News in New York, working on national National News in New York, working on national and foreign assignments. He He went went on on to to hold hold Business Executives Executives executive positions at the Business for National Security, a Washington think tank, for National Security, a Washington think tank, and at a strategic communications firm in New and at a strategic communications firm in New York, before becoming becoming director director of of the the Commission on the Prevention Prevention of of Weapons Weapons of of

“I feel a responsibility … “I feel a responsibility … not just because not just because of the historical nature of of the historical nature of the appointment … the appointment … because I'm gay.” because I'm gay.”

Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. Although Although he he never never served served in in the the military, military, Fanning Fanning held held high-ranking high-ranking posts, posts, including including under secretary and chief management officer under secretary and chief management officer of of the the Air Air Force Force and and under under secretary secretary of of the the He Navy/deputy Navy/deputy chief chief management management officer. officer. He served as chief of staff to Secretary of Defense served as chief of staff to Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter. Ashton B. Carter. After After the the U.S. U.S. Senate Senate Armed Armed Services Services Committee confirmed him as Secretary of the Committee confirmed him as Secretary of the Army Army in in March March 2016, 2016, Fanning Fanning publicly publicly thanked his boyfriend Ben Masri-Cohen. thanked his boyfriend Ben Masri-Cohen. Throughout his career, Fanning has been a Throughout his career, Fanning has been a vocal vocal supporter supporter of of LGBT LGBT service service members. members. While serving on the board of directors of the While serving on the board of directors of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, he supported the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, he supported the right of openly transgender people to serve in right of openly transgender people to serve in the military. the military.

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hether it's knowing the already-established history of her sexuality or recalling that time a man had a very visible erection on stage as she performed, Demi Lovato appreciates Demi-schooled journalists. “Thanks for doing your research,” the 25year-old singer-actress tells me. “I really appreciate and respect that.” Her warm send-off caps our frank exploration of queer topics, including the Disney alum's desire to maintain an air of mystery regarding her own sexual orientation. While promoting her sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me, Lovato talked artists who pander to the LGBT community, daddy issues and Mariah Carey, meanwhile thoroughly explaining her mindful decision to remain tight-lipped to the press about the gender of the person she's dating.

penis, when you said yours is bigger than his. It was a joke that I was thinking about saying before I went on because I know that everyone in the audience was totally daydreaming about Nick. Was it even more special to have Nick present the award to you?

It definitely meant something that it was being presented by somebody who has been very, very close to me for almost 10 years of my life, but also, it felt really amazing that I was being awarded by a whole community of people. I wasn't seeking an award. I was just doing what is right. And people should be accepting of the LGBT community. It's a no-brainer for me. So, defending and standing up for the LGBT community is something that I've always been fearless to do because it's just the right thing to do.

You've headlined many Prides and you even filmed your video for 2013's “Really Don't Care” at LA


Because many people will likely not have the opportunity to experience this, what is it like to perform at an NYC gay bar with gay porn playing and a man gyrating on a pole who very clearly has an erection?

(Laughs) You know what, it was very interesting. I wasn't paying much attention to what was going on behind me, but it was definitely a first-time experience... and it will probably be the last. Actually, who knows. It might not be the last!

You weren't paying attention to it? And by “it,” you know what I mean.

I definitely noticed it, but I was trying to perform!

It was being called one of the most cringeworthy stage invasions ever.

Yeah, it was pretty cringeworthy.

While we're on the topic of wangs, tell me how the first thing out of your mouth while accepting the GLAAD Vanguard Award last year ended up being about Nick Jonas'

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Pride. What has been your most proud Pride moment?

I think my most proud Pride moment would be getting the Vanguard Award. It was just amazing. It was just a really good feeling and I was so honored to get that award.

When in your career were you first aware that you had an LGBT following?

I was aware at the very beginning because I came out with a song called “This Is Me” for a movie called Camp Rock (in 2008) and I had gay guys tell me, “This song helped me come out to my family because this song represents who I am.” That was when I was 15, and that was really beautiful to me and really unbelievable and powerful.

You have become a staunch advocate for the gay community. I bet your late, gay grandfather would be really proud of your LGBT activism. I love what you

said about him in 2014 on Trailblazers, a Logo TV special honoring LGBT civil rights pioneers. How did he influence the way you grappled with your own sexuality?

He definitely influenced me a lot. I actually would not like to talk about it just because I feel like – I think I outed him, actually, to some relatives, so it's kind of a sensitive subject.

You didn't know he wasn't out?

No, I had no idea.

How about other queer trailblazers that you've looked up to?

No – you know, I love who I love and I feel like I look at everybody who is outspoken about who they are as an inspiration and that's it.

Your sexuality has been thoroughly dissected by the Internet after you alluded to being open to both genders. I want to give you the opportunity to speak on it as directly as you'd like.

Thank you for the opportunity, but I think I'm gonna pass.

“Cool for the Summer” became an anthem for people in the LGBT community, but AfterEllen, a lesbian pop-culture website, got the impression you were suggesting that same-sex intimacy has to be a secret. Was that message your intent and how would you respond to their feedback?

My intention with the song was just fun and bicuriosity. I think people look at song lyrics – they look too into it. I wish I could tell that website to “chill the fuck out” and “take a break,” because it's just a song. I think we live in a world today where no matter what you do, you're doing something wrong, whether it's cultural appropriation or it's being insensitive to

“I actually would not like to talk about it just because I feel like – I think I outed him, actually, to some relatives, so it's kind of a sensitive subject.”

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certain groups of people. We just live in that age where everything we do is wrong and, unfortunately, everyone's looking for a reason to have their voices heard, and sometimes it's not always in the most positive way.

As someone who is an LGBT advocate, is there a reason you choose not to speak openly about your sexuality?

I just feel like everyone's always looking for a headline and they always want their magazine or TV show or whatever to be the one to break what my sexuality is. I feel like it's irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite. Watch my documentary. Oh? I have a documentary coming out on October 12 (on YouTube called Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated) and I answer a lot of questions in my documentary.

About your sexuality?

Yeah, some about that. Because if ever I want to talk about it, I want it to be on my own terms.

Then can we talk about how the drag queens are about to be practicing every song from this album for their routines? Because you guest judged RuPaul's Drag Race. You know drag. What performance advice do you have for a drag queen who wants to do your new song “Daddy Issues”?

Ohh, I was thinking that would be a fun song for drag! I think a lot of people can relate to the lyrics, so just relate to it and then pour your heart and soul out into it.

Is it important to have daddies on stage?

“...I never want my music to be for anyone. I want my music to stand up for them. ”

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No, no, no. It's actually coming from the point of view where it's like, “I have daddy issues,” so you don't have to dress as a daddy. I mean, you can if you want! (Laughs)

Do you have a desire to be a gay icon?

If it happens, amazing. I think sometimes people can abuse that opportunity by trying to win over the gay community. It's something that if it happens, amazing, and I'm more than willing to be that for people.

But I don't go out trying to win over a certain community just so I can say that I have that fanbase.

Have some singers tarnished the “gay icon” label?

No. Nobody has tarnished the label, but I've heard people say with certain people they are kind of using the fanbase just to get to that demographic. I never want my music to be for anyone. I want my music to stand up for them.

You don't want to pander is what it seems you're saying.

Yeah. I'll never do that. If the gay community loves my music because they love it, then awesome.

When it comes to gay icons, the Chers, Madonnas and Gagas of the world, which do you most want to share the stage with?

I would love to share the stage with Gaga and Cher. I'd love to share the stage with RuPaul as well! I kind of did, but I want to perform with him.

How about Mariah?

(Laughs) You're funny.

Even though you called her “nasty” for her J. Lo shade and her response when asked about you was “I don't know her,” you both have GLAAD awards and I want to see you two kiss and make up and record a song together.

I think she's got an incredible voice and, you know, yeah, I'd love to share the stage with her.

As someone who has overcome obstacles to be the sober, confident and empowered woman you are now, what would you tell a young, struggling LGBT person also trying to triumph over similar substance-abuse hurdles and body-image issues?

I think a lot of people drinking and using in the LGBTQ community has to do with finding their identity. The most important thing to know is that you are never going to find your identity through drugs and alcohol, so don't even go there. You are not going to find the answers through drugs and alcohol.

uAs editor of Q Syndicate, the international LGBT wire service, Chris Azzopardi has interviewed a multitude of superstars, including Meryl Streep, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. Reach him via his website at and on Twitter (@chrisazzopardi).

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Jokker Nightclub

Grand Opening Party

Photos: Juan Saco Mironoff







& Kave Digital


Chairman and radio personality Enrique Santos celebrates the opening night of On Your Feet! with his mom.

Mauricio Martinez and Christie Prades, lead cast members of On Your Feet!

Gloria and Emilio Estefan with grandson Sasha Estefan.

Maria Celeste

Arrarás, host of Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo.” On Your Feet! Broadway cast member Ektor Rivera and Olympian Danell Leyva.

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Sergio Trujillo & Jack Noseworthy. Sergio is the choreographer for OYF!

The Real Housewives of Miami Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria.

Lourdes Portela Gimenez and MiamiDade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

Emilio & CNN’s Ana Navarro.

$75,000 check presented to the Arsht Foundation & Estefan Foundation on opening night.

Lobby overhead.

Il Volo - Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and

Standing ovation for the cast of On Your Feet! at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Emily Estefan.

Univision’s Raúl de Molina & wife Millie.

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RESTAURANTS ASIA BAY 1111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-848-9900 Elegant riverfront dining with a menu of Japanese and Thai dishes including creative sushi rolls. BEEFCAKES (at Boardwalk) 1721 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 954-463-6969 Open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The best burgers and chicken wings in town. BONA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2468 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors 954-565-7222 Under new ownership! Fresh made Italian food. Signature dishes include Fazzoletti, (pasta purses with fontina cheese, cream sauce, peas/bacon), Chicken Cyriac or traditional Eggplant Parmigiana. CEVICHE BY THE SEA 2823 E. Oakland Park Blvd. 954-999-0751 Intimate seafood and Peruvian cuisine. Recommended as a “truly remarkable dining experience.” Reservations

recommended. Open for lunch. Happy Hour M-F, 5-7 p.m. EAT 2150 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-626-0722 Menu offers everything from salmon to Chef Rosario’s meatloaf. Great $10 specialty drink menu. FLIP FLOPS DOCKSIDE EATERY 3051 NE 32nd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 954-567-1672 Relax on the dock while sipping a specialty cocktail or eating a fresh, made-to-order item from the menu. GEORGIE’S ALIBI & MONKEY BAR 266 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors 954-565-2526 Relaxed patio atmosphere with a full menu offering awardwinning burgers, wings, hot & cold sandwiches, sliders, flat bread, pizzas and fresh fish, shrimp and chicken entrees. Full bar. Check web site for weekend brunch entertainment schedules. KALUZ

954-772-2209 Modern American dining with spectacular waterfront views from an elegant dining room or from a more casual patio and outdoor bar. LIPS 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park 954-567-0987 A restaurant/cabaret that “dresses up” to entertain its guests! Fabulous drag and tons of fun! MIND YOUR MANORS 2045 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 754-223-2172 A fun, relaxing garden pub and wine bar serving comfort food and hospitality. Enjoy a wide range of creative cocktails, craft beers and a very unique wine list. NABU AMERICAN FUSION BUFFET 3485 N. Federal Hwy. 954-568-2208 This place offers it all: Japanese, American, Italian and Chinese. Incredible buffet. Q BAR 2362 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale



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EATING OUT 954-565-2229 Live jazz & blues acts perform at this gastropub serving gourmet burgers & Creole-type dishes. ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2449 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors rosiesbarandgrill 954-563-0123 A Wilton Drive favorite, this place is known for its non-stop party every “Sunday Funday” with live DJs spinning great music. Great burgers, fresh seafood and amazing Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. RUMORS BAR “PALATE PARTY” 2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton

Manors 954-565-8851 Full bar, restaurant and entertainment venue serving fresh, local ingredients in delicious dishes by awardwinning Cutthroat Kitchen chef Robyn Almodovar. SAGE 2378 N. Federal Highway 954-565-2229 Chic, intimate bistro delivering French country cooking in a romantic locale with patio seating. SHOOTERS WATERFRONT 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 954-566-2855

Popular, spacious dining with a comprehensive menu and dining right on the Intracoastal. TEE JAY’S SUSHI 2254 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-537-7774 Casual locale for Thai & Japanese eats with Asian decorative touches and some traditional low tables. THAI SPICE 1514 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park 954-771-4535 Voted the “Best Thai Restaurant in South Florida 2015” by the Sun-Sentinel, this gem dishes up Thai classics and specials by


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EATING OUT owner/chef Michael Tatton on a huge menu that includes Pan-Asian fare & steaks in a soothing space. Happy Hour with half-off appetizers and drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. ZUCKERELLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 3017 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-776-4282 Familiar Italian pastas and flavorful mainstays (plus early-bird specials) are offered up in this warm, inviting restaurant.

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Quit Stalling...

and GROW!


by Tom Bonanti


he main reason most guys hit the gym is because they want to get strong. During the first year or so of training you will gain strength and size and these noticeable results will keep you psyched and coming back for more and bigger gains. The stress you place upon your body, the hormonal changes that occur and the rush you get from working out will keep you motivated. But inevitably your body will adapt to the increased activity until you reach what is known as a plateau. It happens to every athlete, bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast. Here are a few things you can do to overcome those frustrating stalling periods.

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First, have a plan. Going to the gym can be fun, at first. But like every serious activity in life, you must have a blueprint, a plan for your fitness training if you're going to succeed and secure gains. Discern which days you're going to work out and schedule gym time into your day like conference calls, business meetings and doctor's appointments. Research and study workout programs on line. Keep a journal of your workouts. Take measurements- body fat%, BMI, and girth measurements- initially and every 2-3 months to chart progress. Take an honest look at your body and lifestyle and set goals for yourself. Train to achieve those goals, great goals, your goals!

Second, make sure to include important multi-joint movements in your training sessions. Here I'm referring to squats, deadlifts, military presses and flat bench presses. Performing these or some variation of these exercises safely and with a challenging weight, you can stimulate muscle growth, increase firing rate of muscles, and increase testosterone and growth hormone in your body. More than likely you'll cut some extra body fat as well!

Third, make sure to work at the things you're not fond of and you'll set yourself apart from the crowd. Ever notice those big guys who strut around on pencil legs with super developed upper bodies? Don't be one of them. Make sure and work out each muscle group of the body using exercises, movements, and stretches that will help you achieve a strong, symmetrical physique. Don't be afraid to train a little harder and a little extra those muscle groups that lag behind. Fourth, don't forget to rest. Muscles grow bigger and stronger not when you're pounding them in the gym, but when you give them time to rest and recover. Don't be afraid to take a day or two off from the gym each week! Fifth, be mindful of your nutrition, especially your protein intake if you want to grow and get stronger. Whether you're building muscle, cutting fat, or both, you need the proper nutrition to help reshape, grow and sculpt your body.


uContact with all your training questions. Set up a free consultation with Tom (954) 557-1119 and checkout

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By D’Anne Witkowski

h, religious freedom. That call to arms for conservative Christians who believe that they live in some Bizzaro Land version of America where they are persecuted for their beliefs. And so, in the name of religious freedom, Jeff Sessions has issued guidance that says ladies ain’t get no free birth control anymore. Because if you do a survey of American women almost all of them are going to say, “I hate birth control and want to get pregnant as many times as my lawfully wedded husband wants to climb on top of me, thank you very much.” After all, only whores use birth control. And so employers who religiously object to their female employees havin’ whore sex don’t have to include birth control coverage. Also in the name of religious freedom, the the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) guidance memo tells federal agencies about how to reign in those LGBTQ sinner types. Especially if some lesbos want you to bake a cake for their wedding you can shout with confidence, “I only frost for Jesus!” According to Buzz Feed, “The policy does not create new law, but rather interprets how the government should construe the Constitution and existing federal law.” In other words, the policy basically erases LGBTQ people from federal protections. Keep in mind that LGBTQ people are not protected from discrimination by law in many states. So this is a particularly low blow. The memo outlines 20 principles of religious liberty. One of my favorites is #12: “RFRA does not permit the federal government to second-guess the reasonableness of a religious belief. RFRA applies to all sincerely held religious beliefs, whether or not central to, or mandated by, a particular religious organization or tradition.” In other words, you can literally just say, “Because Jesus” as your excuse for any discrimination you want to get away with. “The Trump-Pence administration launched an all-out assault on LGBTQ people, women, and other minority communities

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JEFF SESSIONS by unleashing a sweeping license to discriminate,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. I often feel like I’m in a LGBTQ rights video game and every time I advance a level I save my game. But whenever I turn it back on again all of my saved data is gone and I find myself yelling, “Damn it, I already finished this level!” The Sessions memo comes as the Supreme Court is getting ready to hear a case about a baker refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple. Sessions has filed a brief with the court in favor of the anti-gay baker, just in case there was any confusion about what side he’s on. Bringing that case is the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is a rabidly antiLGBTQ group. No doubt the Sessions memo was as much a love letter to ADF as it was a f*ck you to LGBTQ people. Sessions also declared that transgender people are not covered by antidiscrimination protections under Title VII. The Obama administration had declared the opposite. Make no mistake that dismantling any and all gains made under Obama is the number one goal of Sessions and the rest of the Trump Pence administration. D’Anne Witkowski is a poet, writer and comedian living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been writing about LGBT politics for over a decade. Follow her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.


Mr. Ramrod Contest

Photos: Stephen R. Lang


By Peter Jackson

Trump isn’t calling you, Caitlyn. Ever. Caitlyn Jenner, the world’s most famous transgender woman and a huge vocal supporter of the Republican party, has now declared the Trump administration “the worst ever” for LGBT rights. This follows her public outcry about the banning of transgender service members serving in the military and President address last week to a gathering organized by the Family Research Council, a prominent anti-LGBT group. “I was hoping for a lot better than this,” Jenner told Los Angeles TV station KABC. “And I was somewhat optimistic and I thought this guy is going to be okay. He has totally, totally disappointed me.” Earlier this year Jenner famously used Twitter to send a message to President Trump to “call me.” NO CALL: Former Trump advocate Caitlyn Jenner. Trump did not call her.



resident Donald Trump last week became the first sitting president to address a prominent anti-LGBT group of evangelical conservatives considered a hate group by some organizations. Trump declared before the gathering of the Values Voter Summit, organized by the Family Research Council, that he was “honored and thrilled” to address them. Attendees were handed tote bags that included a flyer promoting an “important new book” entitled The Hazards of Homosexuality. “The sexual revolution and mainstreaming of homosexuality have created a public health crisis affecting us all,” the flyer read, alleging this is a “disproportionate incidence of disease in the GLB community.”

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THAT WAS THEN... On the campaign trail, then candidate Trump promised to be “the best ever” for LGBT rights.

Mississippi school yanks Pulitzer prize novel that addresses racism “It makes people uncomfortable” The late Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, which depicts racism in an Alabama town, has been yanked from the curriculum in a Mississippi school district because “it makes people uncomfortable,” according to Kenny Holloway, the vice principal of the school board. The novel, published in 1960, contains the famous lines, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” The novel became a screenplay starring Gregory Peck who played the role of Atticus Finch, a white lawyer who defends a black man in court. The novel serves to impart lessons of empathy.

Get married like a Celebrity!

Now same-sex couples, too, can be legally married at sea

M Celebrity Cruises, long recognized as a supporter of LGBT rights, is the first major cruise line to offer same-sex weddings.

iami-based cruise line Celebrity Cruises is now performing legal same-sex marriages at sea – thanks to landmark legislation in Malta, where the line’s fleet is registered. Malta’s parliament amended (with a vote of 66 to 1) the declaration in civil ceremonies, replacing “you are now husband and wife” to “you are now spouses.” That means the cruise line’s captains can now legally officiate same-sex marriages in international waters. Hotspots.LGBT | 89


Pride Factory’s Cell Block 13 Fashion Show

Photos: Stephen R. Lang

Gay Florida

By Ian Maloney

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rlando is one of the top tourist destinations in the US. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the city welcomed over 113 million tourists in 2016. Of course, for the LGBT Community, last summer was one of the saddest ever, but the city has banned together and has proven to the world that terror will not win in the Sunshine State. While visiting Orlando, you would be remiss to skip the theme parks, but be prepared for long lines, even in the summer when temps swell to near 100 degrees. From water

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parks to thrill rides, Gay Days to One Magical Weekend, Orlando is definitely worth a visit for any gay tourist.

websites. If you have a car, save a bundle by staying a bit further away from the parks, but don't rule out staying on property. Often times you get a bit extra for your money if you do. For Where to Stay instance stay at one of the Orlando actually has the select properties at Universal second highest number of and you will get free hotel rooms of any city in Express Passes for all the US, only Vegas has more. registered guests, even on This means that you can the day you check out. find a place to stay for any That's a value of $89 per budget, and there are person, so it could be a big always great rooms savings. At Disney, guests available on the discount staying on property often have extra magic hours where they get access to the parks that non-hotel guests don't get. Also if you stay on property at Disney, your Lake Eola onsite parking

for the hotel includes parking at any of the parks. Not a bad deal. If you are looking to stay “gay” try the

Parliament House Resort (410 N. Orange Blossom Trl.).

bars; when the night is over, you can stay in the motor inn or in The Gardens condominiums.

Southern Nights Orlando (375 S. Bumby Ave.), upon its opening in 2014, brought back the iconic “Southern Nights” name to Orlando after a decade-long absence. SAVOY

Parliament House Sometimes you want to be right in the middle of the city's gay nightlife. Those are the times you (1913 N. Orange Ave.) want to stay at the is a great place to Parliament House meet locals. With Resort. Where indoor and else can you sleep B Hotel outdoor bar in, lounge around settings, SAVOY the pool in the offers something afternoon, grab for everyone, something to eat from male in the cafe, and dancers to drag party at various shows to football nightclubs during the fall. throughout the night, all without Stonewall Bar Southern Nights Orlando having to go away Orlando (741 W. from the Church St.) has neighborhood of vacation property? The value and been recently remodeled so homes features places that experience cannot be beat. check out this watering can accommodate even very For more info or to book a hole that is popular large families. (Last year, I room, visit them online at hangout with the bear stayed here with my community. Check out the husband's family of 17 for a Sky Bar, a unique open-air Other options include the week and it was great to B Hotel (1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., balcony with amazing have them all together.) Lake Buena Vista), which is views of the Orlando There are many different located just up the street skyline. You won't get a types of houses you can get from Disney Springs, or more authentic local gay but even the big places with what used to be called bar experience than Hank's a private pool go for around (5026 Edgewater Dr.), where Downtown Disney. This $200/night! You read that Hotel is surely gay friendly, darts, pool, and cold beers right, it is a really cheap way it has played host to One are king. Hank's has been in to see Orlando and feel like Magical Weekend for the the same location for more you are in your own home. past two years. Or you might than 30 years, making it want to stay at the Doubletree almost as old as Hotspots! BarCodes (4453 Edgewater Dr.) is by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld Where to Play (10100 International Dr.) which is tucked away from the Orlando has quite a few the host hotel for Gay Days action of the city, but its gay nightlife options for many years. lively crowd, friendly scattered throughout the bartenders and fun theme If you are looking for city. The aforementioned nights make it a hub of something a little more like Parliament House (410 N. Orange action all on its own. Be home, try The Aviana Resort. Blossom Trl.) is a large sure to visit The Store @ Located south of Orlando nightclub complex with BarCodes, located inside proper in the town of multiple dancefloors and the bar, featuring clothing, Davenport, this

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gay pride flags, and other novelties. If you're looking for a Sunday brunch spot that guarantees you will be seen in the community, you must go to Ember (42 W. Central Blvd.).

Hamburger Mary's (110 W. Church St.) also has a fun and delicious brunch, consisting of your Broadway faves performed by The Minx, Nicky Monet, with the Broadway Brunch Bunch dancers. Leigh Shannon's Cabaret Dinner Show on Saturdays is so wildly popular that it has sold out the restaurant nearly every week for years.

Mango's Tropical Café (8126 International Dr.) is one of the hottest places to dance to some tropical music. Stop in for celebrity impersonators check out the sexy staff members who are always dressed in leopard print uniforms. They have dinner shows, VIP bottle service,

and the hottest Latin music and dancers around.

Where to go If you regularly go to Orlando, then you have probably already caught all of the new(ish) attractions at the Disney Parks. Since purchasing the Star Wars franchise, Disney has begun to make Hollywood Studios their Star Wars hub. The Star Tours ride is an awesome 3D experience that is way better than the average 3D ride. I asked one of the workers about it when I was there a few weeks ago and she told me that the ride's film is broken up into 3 segments and each segment has 3 options. Each ride is randomly assigned different segments making the experience different each time. In July, Disney announced more than $1 Billion in upgrades to Walt Disney World in Orlando,

Volcano Bay

including much anticipated re-imagining of Epcot as well as a Star Wars Hotel where each guest will be assigned a character in the Star Wars universe. Universal opened their new water park Volcano Bay earlier this summer, introducing their new no wait technology that allows park attendees to book times for rides to allow a better guest experience. With recent additions like the Hogwarts Express train and Diagon Alley area of Universal Studios and Skull Island Reign of Kong is a 3D spectacular that the company describes as “the multi-sensory, multidimensional ride for your life”, Universal is doing their level best to match the magic that Disney brings to Orlando. Check them out online at for special Florida resident

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much slower pace. Visit the Orlando Outlets if you are searching for bargains, from sunglasses to fresh new duds, the outlets have it all.

discounts as well as hotel/park packages that can't be beat. If theme parks aren't your thing, there is still plenty to do in Orlando.

The Amway Center (, home to the NBA's Orlando Magic, has a great summer/fall line up including Ed Sheeran, Pit Bull and Enrique Iglesias and Ricardo Arjona. There are a bunch of other shows slated for late summer and early fall. The Dr.

When To Go One Magical Weekend

Orlando Museum of Art

Phillips Center (445 S Magnolia Ave) is a performing arts venue that also has a ton of events planned for the Gay Days summer including Paramore in concert on September 9 and will kick off their 2017/2018 Broadway season with “The King and I� later in September. Tickets are available now for all of those events. ( If you are an art lover, The

Orlando Museum of Art (2416 N. Mills Ave.) is a must while you

Orlando's Gay Pride ( m) takes place at around Orlando including a theme park shuttle express. Also, you won't be able to miss the Coca Cola Orlando Eye at I Drive 360, Orlando's answer to the London Eye. This 400-foot observation wheel is the latest incarnation of the Ferris wheel but with enclosed cabins, AC, and moving at a

are in town. They have several special exhibitions and a really extensive collection of Ancient American art that includes over 900 pieces from PreColumbian North, Central, and South America. They are open daily except Mondays. ( Other interesting things to do include the double decker bus tour with City

Sightseeing (, which includes 22 stops

Throughout the year there are tons of special events that add extra magic to this wonderful city. Epcot's world famous Food and Wine Festival kicks off in midSeptember and continues through November.

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Lake Eola each year in early October. This year the Come Out With Pride festival and parade will take place on th Saturday, October 14 , but there will be events all week long leading up to the main events. Gay Days ( and

One Magical Weekend (, which we refer to collectively as Gay Disney Week happen the first weekend in June. Next year, in 2018, the festivities will get started on Thursday May 31 and run through Sunday June 3. It is never too early to book for next year. This is one of the biggest gay parties of the year in the Sunshine State and continues to grow year after year.

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ey Woody! I’ve always been the raging top and my boyfriend the insatiable bottom. But lately he’s been bugging me to reverse our banging sessions. He wants to bury the bone for a change and I don’t blame him. But here’s the thing. I like my guys a little on the nelly side (I have this dominance thing, what can I say?). It’s not like a purse drops out of my boyfriend’s mouth when he talks but he’s not exactly butch. The thing is I don’t want to be f--ked by someone who isn’t completely masculine. The idea of getting topped by a bottom shuts me down completely. How do I get over this? I know I’m not being fair to my boyfriend. — Topped out

y Dear Topped: Be honest. Sit him down, hold his hand, look him in the eye and say, *“You’re not butch enough to f--k me, dear.”* Next Question. Seriously, you’re buying into all the ugly stereotypes of getting penetrated. You’re not alone; most people do, and the reason stretches back thousands of years. As much as man-on-man sex was accepted in ancient Greece and Rome there were strict rules about anal sex. Namely, that boys, not men, received it. And when they did, it was something to be endured, not enjoyed. Getting f--ked was a rite of passage. Once you became an adult, you were supposed to switch roles and become the penetrator. The Romans even had a word for it: *vir,* a man who could

shtup, but not be shtupped. So while Greeks and Romans celebrated manon-man sex (or more accurately, man-on-boy sex), they only celebrated it if you were a “top.” There was only scorn and social ostracism for “bottoms.” We still live out these ancient and patently false ideas of sex. When was the last time you heard something derogatory about being a “top?” But you always hear disparaging things about being a “bottom” (*“Oh, there’s nothing in this town but bottoms,” “He’s nothing but a big bottom).”* You don’t believe you can get f--ked and be the man society expects you to be? Talk to my friend who loves to get f--ked; it’s really all he does in bed. Know what he does for a living? He’s a professional boxer. Go ahead, dismiss him as “just another bottom,” and see how easily your facial features can be re-arranged. So call me a freak, I don’t believe that “bottoms” are sissies and that getting f--ked by someone less masculine makes you less masculine. Unless they’re dating me, I never advise people to perform sexual acts against their will. But at the same time, it strikes me as unfair that you’re not willing to do for your boyfriend what he’s doing for you. You’ve got two competing values here: Your right not to do anything you feel uncomfortable doing and your obligation to keep your partner sexually satisfied. You can do both. Here’s how: Your current interpretation is that you’re going to be topped by a bottom. A better one might be, “I have the opportunity to know the man I love in an entirely new way.” Ask yourself what needs to happen to make it acceptable. Like, tell your boyfriend you have a fantasy about a leather-clad cowboy dominating you. In other words, butch him up without hurting his feelings. Now, go, get f--ked. You big nelly bottom.

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