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T B G L A Day In a d i r o l F h t u So


On November 30, 2019, SFGN assigned its photographers to capture one day in the life of South Florida’s LGBT community. We also asked our readers to submit their own photos. Too often in the news we read about the famous, the politicians, or the celebrities. Rarely do we hear about the people that actually make up the LGBT community – from the bartenders, waiters and hairdressers to the retirees and drag queens. That’s why this issue celebrates the lives of the everyday LGBT person. These photos are a reminder that the

LGBT community is numerous and diverse. We like to play softball, walk our dogs, raise funds for charities, shop, work, eat and play. These photos show the normality of being LGBT. We are the same. All of us. We do the same thing. We live and enjoy the same lives as our straight counterparts. We all have more in common than we do apart. We are a part of each other. Additional photos are available online at

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1:30 a.m. - Chris and Eli welcoming everyone into Johnsons in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: J.R. Davis.

Special Thanks to the Photographers Carina Mask Steven Shires

J.R. Davis Stephen Lang

Charlie Fredrickson ... and all of YOU!

12:30 a.m. Victor and A lbert out for th eir Saturday Wilton Manor night walk do s. Photo cred wn the Drive it: J.R. Davis. in

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Greet the day.

7:12 a.m. - Front Runners Sal Anaya Lopez hugs Patrick Daly before starting their stretches and warm up at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

11:49 a.m. - Antonio Dumas poses with a Giant Haribo bear and lollipop at To the Moon in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask.



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11:42 a.m. - Dale Lee, Joey, Wasabi, Lucy and Antonio Brito go for an afternoon stroll in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask.


Rise and grind!

10:24 a.m. - Dana Merrill and Steve Martin drinking their coffees at Java Boys in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

10 a.m. - Joe Sayer relaxes and browses the SFGN web site for news, while by the pool of the Devonshire Condominium in Victoria Park. Photo credit: Chuck LaChance.

Rudy Galindo and Avion Goordeen at Java Boys sharing a cup of coffee. They traveled from West Palm Beach to join the Front Runners on their weekly Saturday morning run in Wilton Manors. Rudy and Avion are members of the Night Runners, the LGBT running group in West Palm Beach. Submitted photo.

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8:55 a.m. - Orlando Voltage and Fort Lauderdale Noize give each other high fives after the game. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

8:30 a.m. - Charles Dunn of Primetime Elite from Atlanta settles right up to the plate to hit a homerun. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

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Make the Most of Today!

11:08 a.m. - Arianna Lint and her mother sitting next to each other at home. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

Associate Publisher Jason Parsley's cat, Juno, waking up from a late morning nap with her daddy. Photo credit: Jason Parsley.



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9:29 a.m. - Theo launches his canoe into the Middle River on Saturday mornings. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

8:45 a.m. - Ray Struble, Lincoln and Brian McNaught having a lazy Saturday morning in their home in Wilton Manors. Submitted photo.

On the mOve!


Front Runners and Walkers Fort Lauderdale. The LGBT running group meets Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. For more info visit Submitted photo.

9:17 a.m. - Julie Carson poses next to her bike near Colohatchee Park. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

7:42 a.m. - The Front runners start off their 6 mile run on Saturday morning at the Pride Center. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

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Jenni Martin gives great service to Michael Stockert. Photo credit: Steven Shires.

11:52 a.m. - Dennis St. Jean is shopping for gifts for his friends and family at To the Moon. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

9:32 a.m. - Lulu and her human dad go for morning strolls near Colohatchee Park in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

9:43 a.m. - A Wilton Manors resident, David Popov about to leave his home to take his sister out to lunch. Photo credit: Carina Mask.



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10:36 a.m. - Kyle Chavez at Ocean Liquor & Fine Wine in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

11 a.m. - Arianna Lint after a long day doing a garage sale to raise money for Arianna’s Center. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

11:35 a.m. - Julio washes his truck on a leisurely Saturday morning. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

10:33 a.m. - Timothy Christopher poses with a beach ball under his arm at Ball Sportswear in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask. 10:26 a.m. - James Beaudet is opening up Mix Menswear and prepares for Small Business Saturday sales, an annual shopping day held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to patronize businesses that are small and local. Photo credit: Carina Mask.



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2:23 p.m. - Lisa, long time barista at Storks in Wilton Manors is brewing up a mean cappuccino. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

Noon - Dennis Manning strums his guitar and sings songs from "Now and Then," a musical he and Ronnie Larsen, a local actor-director-playwright-producer, created. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

3:56 p.m. - Chip eats ice cream from Dairy Queen. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

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4:28 p.m. - Aspen Roberts strikes a pose at Hush Spa and Barber in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Carina Mask.


4:21 p.m. - Debbi Burke is preparing for a busy Small Business Saturday following the holidays. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

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Embrace the Wild

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4 p.m. - Carina Mask – captured! – stalking the Drive while looking for her own images for A Day in LGBT South Florida! Photo credit: Steven Shires.

Kelly Anderson & Ericha Lichter pop in Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar in Wilton Manors for a quick cocktail. Photo credit: Stephen Lang.

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Within Yourself

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4:00 p.m. - Coco Alarcon Acosta walks around the parks in Wilton Manors looking for inspiration. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

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"Special moment with my youngest, Charley, at home. Nothing but chores later." – Steven Rule. Submitted photo.



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Having a...

... Pawesome day!


3:45 p.m. - Adrienne Foland with her wife Amy Waxman and their dog Luna at home in Wilton Manors enjoying their outdoor living room. Submitted photo.

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No ocean too deep...

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"On the Rio Negro in the Amazon on our last day of vacation having a beach BBQ of fresh fish." – Michael Fowler with his partner, David Mittleman. Submitted photo.



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No mountain too high.


4 p.m. - DJs Rick Braile and Paulo Fragoso spin the Matinee Pool Party in Miami.

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3:30 p.m. Thomas and J. Michael H eider getting Circuit Miam ready to ente i Pool Party. r the Photo credit: J.R. Davis.

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Lake Worth Cultural Plaza. Back, left to right: Joe Cotler, Marisa Helton-Cotler, Chris Griffin, Robin Cotler. Front, left to right: Lee Keever, Julie Seaver, Kyle Whittaker, Dan Koenig. Submitted photo.

Ryan Meehan and Scott Velozo celebrating a birthday in West Palm Beach. Submitted photo.

Partners DĂźnny Potter and Mike Nemerof in New York City for Thanksgiving weekend. "We pause to wonder at our first time together at Times Square, bracing the cold arm in arm, warmed by the sight of so many lights and by the fire in our hearts." Submitted photo.



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8 p.m. - Fort Lauderdale Artwalk, hosted by MASS District. The monthly event takes place on the last Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Photo credit: Steven Shires. 8:30 p.m. - Seen! Bonney and Peter Dekaj of Storks Bakery roaming and enjoying the evening. Photo credit: Steven Shires.

Daddy Danny (Larrimore) welcoming people in style at the 2019 Leather Masked Ball at Scandals in Wilton Manors. Photo credit: Stephen Lang. Patrick O'Connor & Joey White have fun on Wilton Drive barhopping. Photo credit: Stephen Lang.



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... true colors!


9:15 p.m. - Accomplished and popular artist Eric Estrada working on a new piece for a client at the Fort Lauderdale Artwalk. Photo credit: Steven Shires.

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12:05 a.m. – Tony D’Amico and little Daisy enjoy a night at the Mad Hatter Lounge in Lake Worth. Photo credit: Charlie Fredrickson.

Aydin Koymen and SFGN Associate Publisher Jason Parsley enjoying dinner with friends at Texas Roadhouse in Boynton Beach. Photo credit: Jason Parsley.

9:44 p.m. - Brendon Lies ends the night with a light treat at the Dairy Queen in Pompano Beach. Photo credit: Brendon Lies.

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8 p.m. - Julie Seaver and Penny Johnson at the Christmas Tree Lighting at the downtown Lake Worth Beach Cultural Plaza. Submitted photo.

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Raise your glasses.

Derek Dodge and Chris Dillon in their driveway in Middle River Terrace getting ready to go out for date night. Submitted photo.

8 p.m. - Fort Lauderdale Artwalk, hosted by MASS District. Photo credit: Steven Shires.

11 p.m. - Nick, Tad and Tim at the 14th Leather Masked Ball. Photo credit: J.R. Davis.



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Above: 10:15 p.m. New York City Husbands Wayne Pawlowski (left) and Ted Heath of Wilton Manors get out of part 2 of the Inheritance on Broadway...after seeing part 1 in the afternoon. Submitted photo.


10:30 p.m. Wes t Palm Beach - Ro y Rodriguez celeb rates his 50th bir thday! Submitted photo.

Ira Katz, Ben Sunshine, Jeff Wolmietz, Aydin Koymen and Jason Parsley, eating dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Boynton Beach. Photo credit: Jason Parsley.

Scot Blumbstein and partner Randy Lee have fun with their friends at the 2019 Leather Masked Ball at Scandals. Photo credit: Stephen Lang. ll at Scandals Leather Masked Ba tch Woring at the Ha ren ar W . vis an . Da L. John and barm s. Photo credit: J.R in Wilton Manor

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. . . T h G i n

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Thanks for joining us this year for our feature of just a normal day in LGBT life! There is no one experience that defines our daily lives. No one face represents us, and nothing holds us back. With 2020 on the way, many are looking forward to a fresh new start in the decade to come. But these photos are here to remind us that

when you face the world one day at a time, there's always bound to be victory. As we look forward to whatever 2020 will bring, may we all remember the good times spent together as well as look forward to the many everyday adventures ahead! Don't forget to check out the rest online at

1:40 a.m. – Bartenders Rolf Florexil and Mark Duarte in between slinging drinks at HG Roosters, West Palm Beach. Photo credit: Charlie Fredrickson.

1:20 a.m. – Kataleya Davenport Dupree, Miss Palm Beach Pride 2019, takes part in weekly Lip Sync challenge at HG Roosters, West Palm Beach. Photo credit: Charlie Fredrickson.

Midnight - Johan Crixus and Glenn finish the night at the Leather Masked Ball. Photo credit: J.R. Davis.


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