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What’s Next for Gay Rights? 8

Poverello’s Bowlathon 12

Gay Images of America 18

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Campbell Foundation Tackles AIDS in New Ways 10 //


Special Section: Finance After DOMA 22



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Glee’s Cory Monteith Dies of Drug Overdose


Monteith served as the show’s resident hunk with a heart of gold “Glee” actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner’s office said on July 16. “There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most tragic accident,” the office said in a statement. The 31-year-old was found dead in his Vancouver, British

Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, after he didn’t check out on time. He was believed to be alone when he died. Police said Monteith had been out with people earlier, but video and electronic records from the hotel indicated he returned to his room by himself early Saturday. Monteith’s death recalled the

lives of Heath Ledger, Corey Haim and River Phoenix – actors who battled substance abuse and died in their 20s and 30s. Monteith had talked bluntly about struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, calling it a serious problem and telling Parade magazine in 2011 he was “lucky to be alive.”

NY Comptroller Pushes to Recognize Marriages

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in federal government, meaning that gay marriages that take place in New York would be recognized even in states that do not permit them. It could be a big push in DiNapoli’s effort to get major companies that do business with the state pension fund to adopt anti-discrimination measures when providing benefits for gay couples.z

The U.S. Supreme Court last month struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that muddled the rights of gay couples married in New York who move to or work in states where gay marriage isn’t legal. DiNapoli sent his plea to Obama in a letter released on July 19.

Mexico Elects First Openly Gay Mayor

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acknowledges that he was the target of a malicious phonecalling campaign in which his political rivals “tried to smear me, as if being gay were a crime.” Zacatecas is a largely rural state with a reputation for cowboy hats and macho swagger, one of last places in Mexico that seemed likely to elect a gay mayor.

“I am going to be mayor of a township (roughly equivalent to a U.S. county) where there are 258 villages full of tough country people, who don’t necessarily have much information on what’s happening elsewhere, and have even less of an automatic sympathy with their gay mayor,” Medrano said.

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The politician is set to take office in a drug-ridden part of Zacatecas state

(AP) Benjamin Medrano, a 47-year-old singer and gay barowner, says he is proud to be openly gay and rights groups say his victory in the city of Fresnillo’s July 7 election marks a significant point in the fight for gay rights. They add that it is too early yet to declare victory and Medrano, who takes office in September,

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DiNapoli said discrimination hurts a company’s ability to retain top employees

(AP) New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is using the power of the state’s $160 billion pension system to urge President Barack Obama to order federal agencies and programs around the country to recognize gay marriages performed in New York. DiNapoli’s idea is to adopt a “place of celebration” standard

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Three More Quickies to Wake You Up

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Federal Judge Recuses From Arkansas Gay Marriage Suit Judge Leon Holmes ordered that the lawsuit challenging the ban be assigned to another judge Equality Florida, ACLU Target Overturning Amendment 2 Activists are pondering filing a lawsuit challenging Florida’s gay marriage ban. Louisiana Flag Ban Most Likely Will Not Fly Three members of the Lafayette City-Parish Council say they won’t support it.

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Prominent Gay Rights Activist Killed in Cameroon Associated Press A rights group says a prominent gay rights activist in Cameroon has been tortured and killed just weeks after issuing a public warning about the threat posed by “antigay thugs.” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that friends discovered the body of Eric Ohena Lembembe at his home in the capital, Yaounde, on Monday evening after he was unreachable for two days. One friend said Lembembe’s neck and feet looked broken and that he had been burned with an iron. Lembembe was executive director of CAMFAIDS, a human rights organization. In a July 1 statement, he condemned recent break-ins by “anti-gay thugs” at the offices of groups advocating for gay rights. The precise motive for Lembembe’s killing was unclear Tuesday. HRW urged officials to launch a thorough investigation. From the Associated Press

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+Arrested! Former Porn/Reality Star for Sexual Battery (EDGE) -- The handsome housemate from the 2011 season of MTV’s popular reality show “The Real World, Las Vegas,” and a former gay porn actor, was arrested for sexual battery Saturday night in Lafayette, La., according to TMZ. Dustin Zito was arrested outside a bar and cops say the reality/gay-forpay porn actor allegedly tried to reach up a woman’s skirt and touch her inappropriately. The woman reported Zito to the police.

When the authorities came to the scene, Zito violently resisted the arrest, forcing cops to use pepper spray on him in order to take him into custody. Zito was charged with sexual battery and resisting an officer violently. His court date is scheduled for July 16. In 2011, it was revealed that Zito was an adult model for Fratmen.TV and FratPad, which streams videos of handsome young men living together in Los Angeles, who also happen to

have gay sex with each other. Zito went under the name “Spencer” and apparently was involved with the sites for four years. “He once lived in the house featured on Fratpad, a live webcam site in which he and other men engage in sexual activities with one another, though he stresses that he is straight and did this purely for a living, and he hopes to put that past behind him,” Wikipedia writes about Zito.

+ Majority Favor Gay Marriage in Virginia

(CNN) -- A new poll indicates half of voters in Virginia support same-sex marriage, which was banned in the commonwealth by constitutional amendment in 2006. Results from a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday showed exactly 50 percent of registered voters in the commonwealth saying they support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Forty-three percent oppose such marriages. Sharp differences in support persist among different political affiliations – 68 percent of Democrats support same-sex marriage while 68 percent of Republicans oppose it. Women, white voters, and those with college degrees are also more likely to say they approve of allowing same sex couples to marry. The Virginia constitution was amended in 2006 to define marriage as between a man and a woman. At the time 57 percent of Virginia voters backed the change. With June’s Supreme Court decisions striking down a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, as well as a ruling allowing same-sex marriages to go forward in California, challenges are expected against individual state bans preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying. In this year’s battle for Virginia governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has retained his advantage over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli, according to the poll. The Quinnipiac survey showed McAuliffe,


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On the his season of “The Real World” Zito shared his gay-for-pay past and explained, “High school was over and I was like, all of the people were going to college, I don’t know what I wanted to do, so I did a webcam thing.” He added that “none of the models are gay; it was a job for me, that’s strictly a job.” And added, “For me, it’s such a big deal for me to be judged; I’m scared at this point to open up.”

change in the “sexual orientation or gender identity” of anyone under 18. Any licensed professional violating the ban would be subject to discipline that could include the suspension or revocation of their license to practice. The ban, sponsored by Medford Democratic state Rep. Carl Sciortino, would apply to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other mental health and human services professionals.

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the former head of the Democratic National Committee, at 43 percent among Virginia registered voters, while Cuccinelli, the state attorney general, stood at 39 percent, with 16 percent undecided. Those results were virtually unchanged from a May Quinnipiac poll, and the margin between the two candidates was within the sampling error. soflagaynews //

Would Ban Sex Orientation +Bill Therapy for Minors

(AP) -- Gay rights activists are planning to gather at the Statehouse in support of a bill that would ban therapy on minors that seeks to change their sexual orientation. The bill would prohibit any licensed professional in Massachusetts from engaging in any practice that seeks impose a


( AP) -- Britain on July 17 legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval, clearing the way for the first same-sex weddings next summer. Lawmakers cheered as House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said royal assent had been given — one day after the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales cleared Parliament. The queen’s approval was a formality and is the last step necessary for a bill to become law. The law enables gay couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies in England and Wales, although the Church of England is barred from conducting same-sex unions. It also will allow couples who had previously entered into civil partnerships — which carry similar rights and responsibilities to marriage — to convert their relationships to marriage. The British government introduced the bill in January. Prime Minister David Cameron had backed it, but it divided his Conservative Party and touched off strident debates in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

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‘Fuck Smarter’ ACT UP shakes it up during NYC Pride with its provocative message Jacob Long Unhampered by political obligations or fears of losing funding, ACT UP New York can do things like start an AIDS education campaign whose official message is to “Fuck Smarter! Fight Harder! FIGHT AIDS!” Since 1987, ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) has been completely volunteer-driven and private — an effort to stand up against the seeming indifference to AIDS that the federal government and big pharma were displaying then. On Sunday, July 1, the 26-year-old organization marched the streets of New York City and handed out Fuck Smarter Toolkit, complete with lube, stickers and informative flyers. In all, about 5,000 packets were handed out. “In 30+ years of the AIDS epidemic, LGBT people have seen our communities ravaged by HIV. Today, we have prevention tools like Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP), but we have to take more responsibility for our sexual health as a community,” said longtime ACT UP member Jim Eigo in a statement. “We cannot surrender half of a new generation to the virus that stole so many from the last.” If the offensive language is disagreeable with anyone, it likely won’t affect the goings on at ACT UP, where a separation from sponsors gives it an edge that non-profits lack — full sovereignty. “One of the advantages to having an org that is staffed by volunteers and doesn’t have governmental contract is that there’s no leash on the work,” Eric Sawyer told SFGN. He’s one of the co-founders of ACT UP and has been a member since its inception. “There’s no fear of losing funding or jobs — all the money is private and comes in through donations or fundraising. It allows us to speak truth to power without any filters or muzzles.” Sawyer, whose day job is working for UN AIDS, explained that ACT UP has been responsible for making waves all over the country by putting pressure on pharmaceutical companies to release AIDS medications in a more efficient and a faster way. What used to take over a decade, he said,


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now take two or three years. Specifically, he pointed out as an example of ACT UP’s efforts — which have been covered in documentaries like “How to Survive a Plague,” which streams on Netflix — any person in New York who makes less than $42,000 a year is eligible for free medication. “The AIDS crisis had been going on for a few years in New York, and the mayor and president weren’t talking about it,” said Brandon Cuicchi, ACT UP’s secretary. “A largely LGBT population started the group to protest the lack of response.” And their recent demonstration was on par with the rest. “We did what we set out to do. We wanted to hand out thousands of flyers, stickers and lube packets. I think we got the message across,” Cuicchi told SFGN. “We were happy to embrace slang and talk about sex in the way that everyday LGBT people talk about sex. We were glad to use the word ‘fuck.’” According to ACT UP and the reason they held their recent demonstration: New statistics released by the CDC confirm that more than half of young gay men or MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender women may be HIV-positive by age 50. In response to this clear threat to the queer community, ACT UP demands an end to the denial that has allowed nationwide HIV prevention budgets to be slashed for years. Even locally, the NY Department of Health has been cutting prevention funding where it is needed most. New HIV statistics show that an African-American MSM is 6 times more likely to become infected with HIV than a white MSM. “We see local AIDS service organizations, like Gay Men of African Descent, that help underserved communities are having their budgets slashed by the city,” said member Annette Gaudino. “This lack of funding and an institutional denial about the realities of how LGBT people have sex are putting this new generation at risk.” To learn more about ACT UP, go to ActUpNY. com or check them out on Facebook. soflagaynews //

Brandon Cuicchi, secretary for ACT UP New York, which held its ‘fuck smarter’ demonstration in New York City on July 1. Photo courtesy of ACT UP New York

Volunteer members of ACT UP New York marched the streets of the city Sunday, July 1, handing out lube packets, stickers and educational pamphlets about AIDS. Photo courtesy of ACT UP New York


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Some Gay-Rights Activists Not Happy With Focus On Marriage Critics say HIV and transgender rights have been ignored Associated Press

Even as it celebrates victories in the push for same-sex marriage, America’s gay-rights movement is experiencing self-criticism and internal divisions over its approach to other thorny issues. Some activists say the nationwide marriage campaign, while worthwhile, has diverted energy and resources from causes that may be harder to market — such as rights for transgender people and advocacy to combat HIV and AIDS. “I wish we were spending a little more time working on these other issues and not just making marriage the centerpiece,” said Terry Stone of CenterLink, a nationwide coalition of more than 200 community centers that serve lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. Stone said the latest survey of the community centers’ patrons found that their top concerns were anti-gay bullying at schools, transgender rights, HIV and AIDS issues, and the need for more laws against anti-gay discrimination in employment, housing and health care. Legal recognition for same-sex couples was fifth on the list, Stone said. Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, voiced similar concerns. “I am big fan of the work of the LGBT movement, but I’m really cynical about the prioritization within it,” she said. “I worry about a movement that has so disproportionately prioritized marriage. … It’s been a good tool for educating the rest of the public, but that’s the problem — it’s educating everyone else that marriage is all we care about.” Same-sex marriage has indeed dominated the gay-rights agenda in the past few years, generating intensive news coverage, gaining steadily in public support, and proving to be a catalyst for successful fundraising drives. Within a span of a few weeks in May and June, the number of states with legal samesex marriage grew from nine to 13, and the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that barred the federal government from recognizing such marriages. Yet during the same period, leaders of many LGBT advocacy groups were conferring candidly on the need to re-energize the fight against AIDS and HIV, the virus that causes it. A joint open letter issued in June, signed by 35 of the leaders, said that gay and


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bisexual men, while comprising only about 2 percent of the U.S. population, accounted for more than 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. It said the rate is particularly high for young black gay men. “Despite these alarming statistics, which have galvanized our community in the past, the HIV epidemic has seemed to fall by the wayside,” the letter said. “Many in our community have simply stopped talking about the issue. This must change.” Among the groups signing the letter was Lambda Legal, which pursues litigation on a wide range of LGBT issues. The director of Lambda’s HIV Project, Scott Schoettes, said AIDS at one point had been a unifying issue for the gay community and now was a source of division — between those with good access to health care and those without it, and between those who are HIV-positive and those who aren’t. “People don’t want to talk about disease, about death, about racial or socio-economic inequalities,” Schoettes said. “HIV is sometimes an inconvenient reminder of all those things. We need to press to make sure it continues to be a part of the agenda.” Peter Staley, an activist in New York City, suggested in a June 28 column for the Washington Post that the gay-rights movement had become “so caught up in the giddiness of the marriage-equality movement that we’ve abandoned the collective fight against HIV and AIDS.” He suggested that major gay-rights organizations should reallocate their budgets so that 10 percent went to combating HIV and AIDS. “No one is asking to give up the fight for marriage equality,” Staley said in an interview. “We are a strong community. We are capable of doing more than one thing at a time.” Among grass-roots activists, a periodic target for criticism is the Human Rights Campaign — the largest and best-funded national gay-rights group, with an agenda that attempts to tackle a wide range of issues. Marriage is the HRC’s foremost priority at moment, as made clear in a new memo titled “What’s Next for the LGBT Civil Rights Movement,” and the group’s leaders are aware that this focus is not welcomed by some activists. “No one thinks we spend enough time on their issues,” said Fred Sainz, an HRC vice president. “Oftentimes there will be soflagaynews //

Over the past decade gay marriage lawsuits and legislation have dominated the media, and captured the attention of gay rights organizations, in turn, other issues like HIV and transgender rights have fallen by the wayside angering some gay rights activists. Photo courtesy of Cary Bass

constituencies that don’t feel satisfied, and that’s completely legitimate. We can and should do better for them.” Regarding HIV and AIDS, he said the advocacy on this issue had lost some effectiveness in recent years and suggested there was a need to develop new, positive messages about the cause. As for transgender rights, he said the HRC was committed to incorporating this into all of its programs and initiatives. In one sign of that commitment, the HRC was quick to issue a public apology in March after a transgender activist was asked to remove a transgender-rights flag from behind the podium at a gay-marriage rally at the U.S. Supreme Court. Maya Rupert, policy director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, noted that many transgender people in the past felt that major gay-rights groups were reluctant to fully embrace them as constituents. “It would be unrealistic to say all of the problems that marginalized transgender issues have just disappeared,” Rupert said. “But there’s been a conscious effort to make sure the movement is really focusing on the needs of transgender people.” In one example of this, Lambda Legal recently announced the creation of a Transgender Rights Project. Also, the organization formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation officially changed its name to GLAAD, saying it did not want a name that suggested any exclusion of transgender people. The change was accompanied by pledges to work harder on behalf of


transgender people, particularly in trying to raise public awareness about their lives. Wilson Cruz, a GLAAD spokesman, said the organization also was ready to expand work on HIV and AIDS initiatives. “We are very aware there seems to be a lack of focus on the issue,” he said. Beyond HIV/AIDS, transgender rights and the continuing fight for same-sex marriage, several other challenging issues are on the gay-rights agenda. Some activists are monitoring congressional debate on immigration reform, hoping that any changes will be fair to the many LGBT people who are in the U.S. illegally. There also is keen interest in the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a proposed federal bill which would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill passed the 22-member Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee earlier this month with support from all the Democrats and three Republicans. However, it’s not clear whether GOP leaders in the House would allow the bill to come to a vote there. Jon Davidson, legal director of Lambda Legal, said the fact that this bill remains in limbo illustrates the need for gay-rights groups to engage in broad-based advocacy that goes beyond same-sex marriage. “It doesn’t help you so much if you can get married and then get fired because of that,” he said. From the Associated Press

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Funding Tomorrow: From ‘Scientific Curiosity’ to Reality Campbell Foundation focuses on ‘ground floor’ research projects that no else will touch Gideon Grudo

While it may now be a new diet phenomenon according to a June Yahoo article, Five On Two Off (or FOTO) actually peeked its head as one answer to the complications of taking AIDS meds so frequently. “The weekends off felt like a good thing to identify in research since the patients wanted it, the drugs looked like they could handle it, and ultimately it might flex what we can do in terms of the comfort of treatment,” says Dr. Calvin Cohen. He’s the director of research at Boston’s Community Research Initiative (CRI). CRI did its research with partners across the country (including Miami’s Care Resource) to look into the possible drug “forgiveness” they were trying to eschew. And it worked. And all of that research couldn’t have happened without a grant from Fort Lauderdale’s own Campbell Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to funding research

Campbell Foundation Trustee Bill Venuti (left) and Program Director Ken Rapkin (right) during a 2012 fundraising event. Photo courtesy of Doug Blevins

that can have a real effect on AIDS patients (specifically within five to seven years). Ken Rapkin, program officer at Campbell, told SFGN that FOTO had an immense effect by showing researchers across the globe that constant medication isn’t always the answer. “The whole notion and the wisdom of the time said you could never go off medication or you might die,” he said. “It was pretty groundbreaking. It was a huge feather in the cone for everyone.” But Campbell Foundation has done much more than fund FOTO. The organization is named after Richard Campbell Zahn, the chemist who brought you Herpecin-L lip balm. He incorporated Campbell Labs to sell the balm. But something was bothering him. “He was so mad when he was alive that the government was ignoring AIDS,” said Bill Venuti, now the trustee at Campbell. Venuti explained that Campbell had set aside money in 1986 for the very foundation that acts today, but the money couldn’t be touched until the chemist passed in 1995 from AIDS complications. “When he died, we knew we had to fund these scientists. It’s not sexy, but somebody has to start on those basic ideas. The parades are fun, but that’s


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more applicable when you’re able to do that — we have to stick to the donor’s vision.” And so, the foundation stepped up to the plate. Since 1995, the foundation has funded 126 sets of studies around the world. Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), for, example, ranked Campbell in the top 20th percentile for private philanthropic groups that focus on AIDS. The 25-year-old FCAA aims to “mobilize” philanthropic groups like Campbell by initiating them into action (and ranking them). “We’ve given away over $9 million — to ideas that no one wanted to be a part of,” Ken Rapking told SFGN. “Women’s studies, children’s studies. Many times the government was too afraid to touch the more risky medications.” Past grantee Alan Landay said that Campbell is necessary to support research that will dry up otherwise. “[The Campbell Foundation provides] the important seed funding … for ideas that will not be funded by the larger agencies,” said the chair of the department of immunology and microbiology at Chicago’s Rush University. And from Poverello to Broward House


to Tuesday’s Angels, Campbell also sends funds to local organizations. Almost $2 million was given to organizations supplying direct services. “Young researchers are leaving the field. Everyone’s fighting over the same federal bone,“ Rapking said. “A lot of the stuff we fund does go on to get federal funding. We’re very ‘ground floor.’” For example, in 2012, a group in Israel working for Ben Gurion University invented a technology that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Originally for Parkinson’s, the team wanted to find a way to get HIV meds in there, too. Campbell gave them over $86,000. Getting past the barrier allowed the team to find a way to send micro-medicine (put simply) directly into the brain (for more, check out this article from the Jerusalem Post). “No drug company would have touched that,” Rapking said. “This is something that can change the make-up of drug delivery forever. We fund scientific curiosity” To learn more about the Campbell Foundation, check out this video or go to For any questions, including how to donate to the foundation, email

amfAR gets some cash and hits gold In 2011, Campbell Foundation gave $50,000 to amfAR’s ARCHE program. This is the email that AmFAR sent Campbell when the organization had some success with ARCHE: Dear Mr. Rapkin, I am thrilled to share some exciting breaking news today in the search for a cure for HIV/ AIDS. Dr. Timothy Henrich, an amfAR grantee, has two patients who may have been cured of HIV. Dr. Henrich’s patients had been on long-term antiretroviral therapy for HIV when they developed lymphoma. To treat the cancer and possibly cure their HIV, they underwent risky stem-cell transplants. This treatment was similar to the one given to the “Berlin Patient,” Timothy Brown, who was the first man cured of HIV. Brown’s stem-cell donors had a genetic mutation called “CCR5 delta32” that renders a person virtually resistant to HIV infection. However, these new cases differ significantly from Brown’s: their donor cells lacked this mutation, and were therefore not resistant to HIV. Since the transplants, Dr. Henrich has been unable to find any evidence of HIV infection in his patients. While stem-cell transplants cannot be widely used as a cure for the 34 million people living with HIV, this development is an important step that could lead to a new pathway to a cure. Further details on these cases and their implications are on amfAR’s website, as well as in today’s New York Times article on the patients. We are so grateful for the Campbell Foundation’s support of ARCHE, which helped make this study possible.

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So What Exactly does Campbell Fund?

Here are some examples of what Campbell’s funded with almost $9 million since 1995. • Pediatric studies to prevent the transference of HIV from nursing mothers to newborn children • Studies to Understand how human enzymes that are encoded with a particular gene may have a role in anti-viral immunity. • The treatment of a stigmatizing rash contracted by AIDS patients • Clinical trials to test medications • Studies that tested the effects of steroids, nutrition and exercise on HIV-positive males • Studies that tested the use of herbs to reduce the viral load in patients • Studies that tested the use of acupuncture for pain relief in HIV patients • Studies that tested the various novel anti-HIV medication therapies soflagaynews //

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New Name, Same Fight

Poverello’s 23rd annual bowlathon now bowling to fight hunger Dori Zinn

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Poverello is gearing up for its 23rd annual bowathon. Last year the event raised more than $30,000. Photo courtesy of Lucas Sartoni

Poverello’s annual bowlathon is the organization’s longest-running charity event. After 23 years, the event name got an update, but the core principle is still there. “One of our key missions moving forward is to communicate Poverello’s impact more clearly,” said Nathan Earl, Poverello’s Director of Development. “In essence, all participants are literally bowling to fight hunger in our community.” On Saturday, Aug. 3, join Poverello and an estimated 300 bowlers for the 23rd annual event at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac. “This is the most we’ve ever had,” Earl said. To date, the event has raised more than $1 million. The bowlathon moved last year from their previous spot, Manor Lanes in Wilton Manors, to accommodate all the participants. Sawgrass has 56 lanes – the same amount of teams registered this year. Poverello’s core mission is to provide hunger relief to those in need. The organization is first and foremost a food pantry that predominantly serves HIV/AIDS families at or below the poverty level. Basic living essentials are also provided along with nutrition. Poverello also provides youth development programs, a jobs program, and a thrift store at their Wilton Manors headquarters. For $25, each registrant gets three games of bowling, shoes, and transportation to and from Sawgrass Lanes on the “Hunger Fighter Tanks” – or the party buses.


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Grand prize for the team captain that raises the most amount of money is a 3-day/2-night stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. There are also prizes for highest-scoring female, male and team. For those who can’t make it Aug. 3 they can still be a “virtual bowler” – an option for Poverello supporters that embrace the cause. Virtual bowlers get the same benefits as the physical bowlers, including a personal profile to help raise funds and eligibility to participate for the same prizes. Supporters can still donate any time at SFGN is the presenting media sponsor of Poverello’s bowlathon and will be represented with two teams at the event.


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Million Dollar Makeover

news local Miami Beach convention center and Jackie Gleason Theatre to unundergo $600 million redesign

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After debating into the wee hours of the night on July 17, the Miami Beach City Commission chose South Beach ACE to redesign the 52-acre Miami Beach Convention Center, including the historic Jackie Gleason Theatre. The $600 million price tag will be funded by public money from a county bond, an increased local hotel tax, and an extension of a special taxing district in South Beach, according to the Miami Herald. Residents will have the final say with a vote in November. The design team wanted to return the theater to its former glory days of the 1950s, when it was used to film the Jackie Gleason Show and hosted major acts like The Dick Clark Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. This put them in favor to local theater lovers, which took to Facebook to encourage the commission to choose South Beach ACE over Portman CMC. The latter firm is partnered with multiple

performance companies, including Cirque du Soleil, and wanted to incorporate the act into the future of the theater. Opponents feared it would take over the theater and do away with smaller, indie acts performing. Originally, Portman CMC was going to completely demolish the theater and start from scratch. The plan proposed by Portman CMC would have been less expensive, according to the Herald. “We have long believed that a renovated convention center, adjacent hotel, and reimagined convention center campus are critical to Miami Beach’s ability to maintain and grow its desirability as a tourism and convention destination,” Dan Tishman, a principal at South Beach ACE, said in a press release. “We now look forward to working with the City and the community to bring this project to fruition.”

A rendering of the Jackie Gleason Theater in the complete overhaul of the Miami Beach Convention Center area. Photo courtesy of South Beach ACE

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Beyond the Rainbow

A fundraiser for Palm Beach County Human Rights Council

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The Theatre at Arts Garage is dedicating its August 2nd performance of William Randall Beard’s play, Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall as a benefit performance for the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC) in honor of their 25th anniversary of advocacy for LGBT rights in Palm Beach County. A portion of the proceeds from the Friday night performance will benefit PBCHRC. The play starts at 7:30. A post performance wine and cheese reception with the cast and the staff of PBCHRC will cap the evening. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by phone or online (see below). “We are truly honored,” said Judge Rand Hoch (Ret.), founder and president of PBCHRC. “Lou Tyrell has been an ally of the Council from the beginning. This is a perfect production for our supporters.” “Rand and the Human Rights Council have done incredible work in the county and have made the county a better place for all of us to live,” said Tyrell, Artistic Director of The Theatre at Arts Garage. “We


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are pleased to be able to recognize those contributions and help out with some fundraising for the group.” As founder of the Human Rights Council, Hoch recalled the early days of the organization that he created to give a non-partisan voice to the efforts to achieve equality for LGB people in Palm Beach County. “We needed bipartisan support,” said Hoch. “So I founded the Council in 1988 to do just that. In 1990 we led the effort to amend Palm Beach County’s Fair Housing Ordinance to protect LGB residents from discrimination in housing. That was the first and is the oldest gay rights law in the state.” Transgender people were added to the list of protected categories in December 2007. The play, according to Tyrell, is the work of The History Theatre in St. Paul Minnesota whose cast is performing at the Arts Garage. “They create theater pieces that recognize famous Minnesotans, and Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids,” Tyrell said. “She was a super star and shared her life: the ups; the downs; the sorrows; the comebacks. She

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resonated with her gay fans and she still does in this production.” The Theatre at Arts Garage shares the unique space and seating arrangement that has become a hallmark of the venue. Cabaret tables offer group seating for people who want to bring food and beverages and be close to the stage; traditional audience seating complements the arrangement. A wide-open space allows good visibility throughout the house. “The actors from St. Paul were enchanted with the seating arrangement,” Tyrell said. “They have included some of the tables in their staging with actors performing from the audience. It’s very effective and a lot of fun.” “There are two Judys,” Tyrell said. “There’s the child actor and the adult artist and they talk to one another which gives a unique perspective. And they perform 24 of Garland’s greatest hits including Get Happy, That’s Entertainment, The Trolley Song, and, of course, Over the Rainbow. “Seats for early performances of the Edith and Martin Stein production have been


selling fast so early purchase for benefit seats is strongly recommended”, said Hoch. Tickets are available by phone – 561-4506357 – or online - The theatre is located at 180 NE 1st Street in Delray Beach.

Jody Briskey stars as Judy Garland in Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall, now playing at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Photo courtesy of History Theatre

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Equality Florida talks to SFGN about the future of gay marriage in Florida

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got and go from here. One thing is certain. We want to be sure that we send the message that we’re not content for marriage equality to trickle down and we will prioritize it in our list of programs. What does that look like? Well, take a look at www. We’re inviting everyone who cares about us to get engaged in the fight for marriage equality. We have all kinds of people sharing their stories about marriage and equality and we need more. We cannot stand alone. We must engage others to help us. Currently 54 percent of Americans support marriage equality. The rate of acceptance has been accelerating and perhaps in a few more years we’ll have the 60 percent needed to overturn the current laws and constitutional amendment but not right now.”

Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director of Equality Florida Submitted Photo

As everyone knows by now, the United States Supreme Court made two historic rulings last month on same-sex marriages: one on the legitimacy of California’s Proposition 8 which was sent back to the lower courts where it had already been overturned; the second on the issue of federal recognition of same-sex marriages performed by the states. Although both cases are important to the LGBT equality movement, the second is of more immediate impact to same-sex couples living in Florida and the majority of other states that do not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. South Florida Gay News caught up with Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director of Equality Florida who shared the following information with us. So what’s the scoop now that the court has spoken? “Everyone was predicting the decision that we got so we weren’t surprised. We all hoped for more but we’ll take what we

So you don’t think the new group, Equal Marriage Florida [Efforts by SFGN to contact Equal Marriage Florida were unsuccessful by publication time], has much hope to raise the million signatures needed to get on the 2014 ballot? Shooting for a million signatures in time for the 2014 elections seems unrealistic. Ballot measures generally take years before they’re presented to the voters. It would be surprising. What about your new program to find volunteer plaintiffs to sue the state for their rights? There are currently at least eight lawsuits moving through various states any one of which could make it to the Supreme Court. There are many people in Florida who would welcome the chance to file suit against the state for denying our rights. In fact the first week after we put up the application form for volunteer plaintiffs we received more than 500 submissions. We’re working with Lamda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). We’ve got a network of Florida attorneys to review the stories we receive and help determine the correct strategy for Florida.

Florida has one of the most unfavorable appeals courts in the country. The 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta is deeply conservative. You may recall that they upheld the ban on adoption some years ago. So we probably don’t want Florida to be the first to the courts. We need victories in favorable circuit courts before we approach the eleventh. So what does this mean to married couples in Florida? Well, we can get some of the rights but not all of them. The NCLR has created a list of the rights we know about. For example, an LGBT American can now sponsor a spouse for entry into the country. But what does it take to get Social Security benefits? An act of Congress? An executive order from the White House? These are all things we need to know so we know where to make our appeals.”


So what else is Equality Florida doing? Well, your readers may be interested in what’s happening in Jacksonville. The city turned down an inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance last year by a single vote but it looks like it will pass this year. The major corporations in the city have come together to support equality because it makes it easier for them to attract and retain quality talent. It’s something we’ve known for years but they’re just getting the message in Jacksonville. Then there’s Hillsboro County. Nadine [Smith, executive director of Equality Florida] was there when the county council unanimously approved the repeal of earlier anti-gay ordinances. And it looks as if Miami-Dade County is going to approve the addition of gender identity and expression to their existing nondiscrimination policy.

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Pride South Florida Announces Grant Recipients SFGN Staff Pride South Florida officially announced the recipients of this year’s grants at an event at Sidelines Sports Bar in Wilton Manors over the weekend. The list includes Poverello, South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, Gildas Club, Arrow, Florida Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf, Island City Stage, Brian Neal Fitness and Health Foundation, and Names Project South Florida Chapter. Each organization will receive $1,000. “ARROW Inc. is honored and delighted to be a recipient of a PRIDE South Florida grant for the second year in a row,” said Nan Van Den Bergh, Founder and President, ARROW Inc. “We are funded to expand our social media messaging about LBT women’s health and wellness topics. As the only nonprofit organization

in Florida with an explicit mission to advocate for access to quality health care for LBT females, receiving this grant is a huge help to the success of our mission.” Nathan Earl, director of development for Poverello, said they’ll be using the grant “for training materials and communications for our Transgender Workforce Empowerment Project.” For more information on PSF visit

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My HIV Diary Food for Thought

Each week Ryan Dixon shares his story of taking HIV medication. Photo courtesy of CyndyH photography

Ryan Dixon (a.k.a former porn star Kameron Scott) has started taking HIV medication. He’s keeping a diary of his experience. Being in my mid-20’s isn’t easy, add HIV on top of that and we have one hell of a complicated life. I’m making the best out of the hand life has dealt me and the decisions I’ve made along the way. Writing helps free my mind. Hopefully these words will help you understand the plight of others like myself, and inspire you to live each and every day in the moment.

Week 46

(July 12 – July 18) I could not be happier to be where I am in my life right now. Living these last five years in South Florida has taught me a lot about where to go and where to turn to in times of need. I don’t know how I’d be managing my HIV status living in other parts of this country. The resources and healthcare systems in the Tri-County area are unmatched when it comes to taking care of people living with HIV and AIDS. Case in point: I’ve been having some terrible stomach issues the last week. To spare the details we’ll just say my symptoms

were not so pleasant. I’ve been getting back to a healthier diet thanks to friends constantly having me for dinner. I’ve talked to my medicine study doctor and my infectious disease doctor about what I’ve been feeling and the changes I’ve made to what I’m eating and how I’m taking my meds. I have an appointment scheduled at the beginning of August to go have tests done to see if in actually suffering from food allergies. Wheat, diary and tomatoes are all on a list of possible culprits. Allergies are sometimes heightened when another ailment is attacking the body, such as my HIV. I’ve most likely been allergic to one or more food items for my entire life, but when an affliction that primarily takes place in your digestive system develops, it can complicate an already existent problem. I’m not expecting to leave the appointment in a plastic bubble, but I do expect to have to yet again make changes to my life to accommodate my HIV status. If cutting my intake of tomatoes is what has to be done, then fine by me. If only this could have happened when my mother would force feed me Brussels sprouts as a kid.

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Gay Images of America

Arcadia Publishing (, established in 1993, “is the leading local history publisher in the United States, with a catalog of more than 8,500 titles in print and hundreds of new titles released every year.” Arcadia’s “Images of America” series of photographic histories “celebrates the history

of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.”

Each Image of America is a 128-paperback, full of black and white photos along with accompanying text and a Foreword. These books are not comprehensive, scholarly histories of their communities; nor are they warts-and-all critical studies. Rather, they are “selective histories,” which accentuate the positive. Most Images of America books are sold in museums or in gift shops, to proud locals or tourists who seek souvenirs of their travels. Six volumes in the Images of America series deal with local LGBT history, not counting the ones about famous gayborhoods like Fire Island, Key West or San Francisco’s Castro. They are:


Gay and Lesbian Philadelphia by Thom Nickels

2. Gay and Lesbian Washington, D.C. by Frank Muzzy 3. Gay and Lesbian San Francisco by Dr.

William Lipsky, Foreword by then-San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano

4. Gay and Lesbian Atlanta by Wesley Chenault & Stacy Braukman, Atlanta History Center 5. Gay and Lesbian Richmond by Beth Marschak & Alex Lorch 6. Lavender Los Angeles by Roots of Equality: Tom De Simone, Teresa Wang, Melissa Lopez, Diem Tran, Andy Sacher, Kersu Dalal, Justin Emerick, Foreword by Lillian Faderman, author (with Stuart Timmons) of Gay L.A. Volumes in the series are $19.99 each except for Lavender Los Angeles, which is $21.99. They are written by experts in their field: Gay and Lesbian Philadelphia was authored by well-known Philadelphia author Nickels (Walking on Water & After All This) and Gay and Lesbian San Francisco was authored by San Francisco historian, Dr. William Lipsky. Gay and Lesbian Atlanta is an offshoot of an Atlanta History Center exhibition, “The Unspoken Past: Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History, 1940-1970. Most of the images in the book and the exhibit come from the collections of the James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History


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Center, where coauthor Chenault serves as the archivist. Lavender Los Angeles was produced by Roots of Equality, “a grassroots LGBT organization founded by” Dalal, De Simone, Emerick, Lopez, Sacher, Tran and Wang. Like the Atlanta book, Lavender Los Angeles was based on an exhibit, produced by Roots of Equality, which “uncovered many littleknown histories of the LGBT community in Los Angeles. Most of the images in both book and exhibit come from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives (, the oldest (1952) active LGBT organization in the United States and the largest repository of LGBT materials in the world. With such a pedigree, one expects Lavender Los Angeles to deliver, and it does. Though Lavender Los Angeles will never take the place of Faderman and Timmons’s masterly Gay L.A., it is a wonderful collection of photographs of Los Angeles’s LGBT past, both the struggles and the triumphs. As a reader and book collector, I own 35 titles in the Images of America Series, including all six LGBT volumes, along with two Arcadia titles not in the series: Golden Memories of the San Francisco Bay Area and Florida In the Civil War. Other than the LGBT titles, I tend to collect volumes about the places that I have lived in or traveled to, and thus I look forward to buying more titles as I visit more places or as more LGBTrelated books are published.

opinion publisher’s editorial Norm Kent

Freedom of the Press is Real National Security Did he really aid the enemy or assist you as a free citizen with a right to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Today we celebrate Martin Luther King’s letter from a Birmingham Jail. Will society so salute Bradley Manning one day? He should not face life in jail for daring to make information accessible to the American public that the government should not have been hiding. Is the empire falling, or are our trains still running on time? His trial is a travesty of justice, with the secret lawbreakers trying to protect their secret making. The fact is we have over classified too much and declassified too little. We have Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency. Do you trust all these entities with the Truth? These are the people that have brought you the disgrace we call Guantanamo Bay, the internment camps of the 21st century. The buildings that fell on September 11, 2001 in New York City took down more than steel and concrete, and stripped us of more than 3,000 lives. The attack on the World Trade Center was a precursor to a government assault on our civil liberties. From airport scanners and metal detectors, to cameras taking your picture- as you drive innocently through an intersection to go to the dry cleaners- we have become the Surveillance States of America. No matter where we go and what we do, someone somewhere is now watching us. We have subjugated ourselves to powerful forces that can’t be trusted. Worse than all of the invasive intrusions into our privacy, government now seems to sanction secrecy for those who are in charge and in power. Every overreaching step that law enforcement takes is justified and defended by the need for ‘national security.’ Think about it. If you oppose a law called the ‘Patriot Act,’ what does that make you? Fighting for your freedoms makes you seem traitorous. Outrageous. It is no secret to us that our government deploys spies, or conducts clandestine operations. But what if the lawmakers become the lawbreakers? If someone working at an agency doing spying exposes the agency for doing things illegally, who is really violating the law? Who is the hero and who is the villain? Daniel Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the

These are the people secretly spying on you, maybe with drones over your shoulder, and taps on your phones, collecting your emails and monitoring your Facebook account. A free press has a duty and an obligation to report the truth, uncover the lies, and expose secrets. One congressman has gone as far as suggesting that Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who published Edward Snowden’s story, should himself face jail. No, the truth is that a congressman who suggests such a thing should himself face expulsion from the house. The truth is that our country is strong enough to withstand revealing tears in the emperor’s clothes, and our fabric is strong enough to expose the lies, sew together the wounds and heal the divisions. As the Billy Joel song noted, ‘we are still standing.’ We will not only survive these purported and hypedup alleged breaches and leaks of national security; we will become stronger because of them.

Pentagon Papers a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War to the media. We forget that Ellsberg was prosecuted, smeared, and harassed. There is a 2009 documentary about the story, which led to lawsuits by the NY Times, when then attorney general John Mitchell went to court to try to stop publication of the documents. The Supreme Court eventually upheld the right of the NY Times to publish the Pentagon Papers. It is a pillar of first amendment law. Flash forward to a Moscow airport in 2013. Why is Edward Snowden fighting for his freedom after revealing to a reporter the United States has been illegally spying on our citizens? Shouldn’t we be giving this guy a medal? Has he really put soldiers at risk? Or has he gone to a reporter and revealed systemic and institutionalized corruption which is compromising your rights as an American citizen? Transparency is healthy for our government. There is a reason freedom of the press is in the first amendment. It is the most important. Cover-ups are unacceptable breaches of the public trust, and we cannot stand for them at any level. Whistleblowers play a critical constitutional role in our system of government, particularly in the area of national security. We reward people for their courage in standing up to the system, not take away their rights. So why is Bradley Manning, a gay man in jail for providing documents to Wiki-Leaks? soflagaynews //

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Bartenders, Boxers & Briefs Bill’s Filing Station’s annual Bartenders, Boxers and Briefs took place Monday and raised close to $10,000 for Tuesday’s Angels, a local non-profit that provides assistance to financially needy individuals with HIV/AIDS. A few hundred people showed to attend the annual event where bartenders from local bars came out to model clothing items and then auction them off to raise money. Some of the bars that sent bartenders include Rosie’s, Alibi, Ramrod, Monkey Business, Bill’s Filing Station, Scandals, Sidelines Sports Bar, Rumors, and Boardwalk. Pride Factory provided the apparel for the bartenders. “The most important thing about this event, is the camaraderie, which brings most of the bars in our community together for one event,” said Vice President of Tuesday’s Angels Chuck Nichols. “It’s not often that an event occurs in Fort Lauderdale where you have so many participating businesses. This is a win-win situation, all of the money they collected goes to Tuesday’s Angels. Every dollar we get goes to our clients, there is absolutely no overhead.” Visit for more information.


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How Does DOMA Affect Floridians? Three local attorneys weigh in Donald Cavanaugh

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS) laid new groundwork for same sex couples’ equality in California and the rest of the United States. In California, the Proposition 8-ball bounced back to the lower courts where it had been adjudicated unconstitutional. The Ninth District Court of Appeals allowed marriages to commence immediately although opponents have vowed to appeal and continue their efforts to deny gay Californians their rights. The same day, the SCOTUS overturned Section III of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which essentially stated that the federal government of the United States recognized only marriages between one man and one woman. This, said the Court, is unconstitutional because it takes away rights from a class of people without demonstrable cause.

The Court did not rule on the constitutionality of Section II of DOMA which allows states to ignore same-sex marriages performed in other states and which will now create even more confusion for a while about what is protected where. SFGN caught up with three local attorneys who specialize in helping gay (and straight) couples take legal steps to protect themselves and each other in a state that doesn’t recognize their existence. Gregory Kabel, Shawn Newman and Jeffrey Selzer found time in their busy schedules to share their thoughts on what has changed and what remains the same. “Basically,” said Selzer. “Not a lot has changed in Florida and other states where same-sex marriages are not recognized. You still need a domestic partnership agreement to visit a partner in the hospital. Then there’s the living will, health care power of attorney,

Local attorneys Gregory Kabel (left) and Jeffrey Selzer (right) Submitted Photos

financial power of attorney, and a specific last will and testament so you can direct your assets where you want them to go.” “If you’re a heterosexual couple in Florida you practically don’t need a will,” Kabel added. “Your assets are transferred 100 percent to surviving spouse unless you have minor children. Then 50 percent goes to them and the other 50 percent to the spouse.” “You know those thousand plus benefits we talk about,” asked Newman? “Well, they are not a neat package and they are administered by various agencies in the federal government as well as the state governments. Some of the connections are legislated, some were created administratively, and some just happened that way.” The other attorneys concurred with this and Kabel noted that the IRS and Social Security “Both look to the state of residence to see if you’re married so even if you’re married in Massachusetts, for example, if you live in Florida you’re single for these two federal agencies, too.” “President Obama can make some changes by executive order although he seems reluctant to do so,” Newman said. “Other changes will require the legislature. “ Newman shared that one couple with whom he has worked have sold their property in Florida, quit their jobs and are moving to California where they will be legally recognized by both state and federal laws. “It


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sounds drastic,” said Newman. “But there’s no other way to guarantee protections.” “We’re a mobile society,” Kabel added. “But these laws will tend to change mobility and may change the dynamic of business and industry.” “You have to consider all aspects,” Newman said. “Living in Florida has certain tax benefits including no income tax and a homestead exemption that can have major impact on a decision to move.” “Then there’s divorce,” Selzer noted. “Unless the couple moves to a state that recognizes same-sex marriage and establishes residency, most commonly 6 months to a year, they cannot get divorced legally. California, Vermont and Washington DC have no residency requirement as of now.” “The lack of clarity around divorce and the residency requirements should cause people to pause before dashing off to one of the thirteen states to get married,” Newman said. “You may not be able to afford to relocate for six or more months at a later date.” All three attorneys agreed that these issues will probably be back in front of the SCOTUS within three to five years. They also agreed that this is not the time to sit back and do nothing waiting for the next round of court cases. If anything, it is more important than ever to review joint and single finances, future hopes and plans, and the steps needed to get there.

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Q&A: Financial Considerations in light of the DOMA ruling Joanna Mora, Financial Advisor and First Vice President – Investment Officer, of Mora Financial Consulting, Wells Fargo Advisors

to physicians or a living will to designate an agent (e.g. your partner) to make medical decisions on your behalf and to outline your specific wishes with regard to critical endof-life decisions. •Execute a Will: be specific in making your wishes known. Lacking a will, the identity of your heirs is determined by the law, not by you. A will and/or trust specifying your intentions can help transfer your assets to your partner if that is your choice. •Create Investment and Estate Plans Together: you and your partner should discuss financial values, priorities and goals. A plan can help with long-term financial goals, determining how to save for major purchases, and laying out your paths to retirement. •Consider a Durable Power of Attorney: a power of attorney provides one person the financial authority to act and sign on behalf of another, and therefore can be used to authorize your partner to make financial or business decisions for you if you become incapacitated.

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What does the June 26 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) ruling mean for gay couples? On June 26, the Supreme Court repealed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA essentially said that even gay couples who were legally married at the state level, weren’t recognized as such at the federal level (and weren’t entitled to its marriage benefits). With DOMA since being repealed, gay couples now have additional financial rights. Which issues does this ruling affect in particular? The ruling affects a multitude of issues. •Filing Status for Federal Income Tax •Federal Income Tax Status & Estate Tax Laws •Joint / Single, Entitlement Programs •Social Security Benefits •Medicare/Medicaid •Employer Health Benefit Plans •IRA and Retirement Plans Still, at present, we are left with more questions than answers. What we do know is there is a tremendous need for guidance as these discussions evolve amidst uncertain financial and legal implications. What is paramount for

This only scratches the surface, but it remains critical for same-sex couples to think through the complexities of planning in the midst of a legal framework that could continue to change. Do your homework, understand the laws and the issues, and engage a team of professionals to help leverage your financial planning options based on current laws. Continue to educate yourselves, have important conversations with each other, and surround yourselves with professionals to help guide you through these fastchanging times. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a tax or legal advisor. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and separate nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. This material was written by Wells Fargo and Joanna Mora, Financial Advisor and First Vice President – Investment Officer, of Mora Financial Consulting, Wells Fargo Advisors, 100 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 305-529-5948.

all same-sex couples is having a team of professionals in place to help them sort through the laws as they currently are, as well as what they may look like in the future. It may be helpful to have professional relationships with various people including a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional (CFP), an Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA), an Estate Planning Attorney, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). These are people with specific experience who are well-versed in the current set of challenges, along with planning techniques available to help tackle some complexities of existing laws. Where do I begin? To help kick-start more conversations, there are some important areas to consider if you are beginning this process. This is not an exhaustive list – it is a starting point: •Find the Right Advisor: seek out advisors, attorneys and other professionals who fully understand the unique planning needs of LGBT couples. •Healthcare Decisions: consider executing a healthcare proxy and a directive

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Drive This, Not That: 2013 Cadillac ATS vs. 2013 Lincoln MKZ Steve Siler

Winner: 2014 Cadillac ATS

Cadillac and Lincoln have been archrivals for nearly a century, and never have they been more different than in the way they are courting the entry-luxury buyer. This makes it easy to pick a winner: the Cadillac ATS, a tidy, sporty, rear-wheel-drive sedan sized and equipped to take on one of the LGBT community’s longtime favorites, the BMW 3-Series. With three available engines and two transmissions (I tested the rip-snortin’ turbo 4-cylinder with the automatic), the Caddy is a serious performance car that is as fun to drive as it is to look at. The Lincoln MKZ, on the other hand, is a beautiful car on the outside, but is sized and tuned to take on the large, sleepy Lexus ES350, which I consider a better match for our parents than ourselves. Interestingly, the front-drive Lincoln I tested also featured a

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turbo 4-cylinder and an automatic—and each also had four wheels—but dynamically, that’s where the similarities ended. What’s more, dripping as it is with piano black trim and chrome, the ATS has a “Wha-BAM!” sense of occasion that is quite befitting of Cadillac (though the cabin is a touch snug) whereas the Lincoln has a muted, and frankly, rather pedestrian presentation of its many hightech, capacitive touch controls. At least the MKZ’s Bridge of Wier leather-covered seats are delectable, but they’re not enough to the interior’s feeling of unnecessary hugeness compared to the Caddy’s tailor-made feel. While it’s nice to see Lincoln finally offer a modern-feeling car after decades of Town Cars and Navigators, Cadillac has the clear advantage when it comes to building cars you actually want to drive.

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Fabulous Love Local Long-Term Couple Joins Fight for Gay Marriage Dennis Jozefowicz dennis.jozefowicz

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as the union between a man and a woman, unconstitutional. While people in states where gay marriage is legal rejoiced, the fight had just begun for those living in states where they aren’t recognized. That includes Florida. In comes Sal DeFalco and Claude Tant, a well-known local couple of 23 years, beginning their journey into the fight. Starting with a posting on Facebook by DeFalco, with the caption, “When we have the god Sal DeFalco (left) and Claude Tant. given right to be who we are, and Submitted Photo allow us to live out the rest if our lives as husbands. After 23 years Another three months went by, and his we should be able to marry. Let’s stop the emotions got the best of him. “I started madness is Florida”. telling my friends that I’m thinking of DeFalco, a bartender of “Studio 54” fame, moving to Atlanta. All of them were very (Yes, that Studio 54!) at Boom Nightclub, and negative about it, telling me if I left New Tant, a local realtor and broker with Exit York, everything I’ve done will be washed Ryan Scott Realty, met in New York City back away and forgotten. Needless to say, I moved, in 1989. Lots of personal, and public history, and it was the right choice. All of my friends was about to begin. in New York died, so if I hadn’t moved, I DeFalco explains, “He walked into the would have been all alone.” bar that I was a manager and bartender at, Fast forward to today. Still together, both tanned, wearing all white and a bubble butt men are successful in South Florida, but that caught my eye, he walked up to the that one thing is still missing. They protect bar and ordered a drink and his blue eyes themselves and their assets with legal melted my heart. A mutual friend he was documents, and they’ve lived through all with introduced us. We chatted for a bit and of life’s chapters together, and have living that was it. Three months the later he came wills all in order. But in Florida, they still back on Easter and brought me chocolate can’t get married. cover eggs. That night he went home, he “I was part if ACT UP in New York. Meals gave me his number, and in three months On Wheels. I’ve been a fighter all my life. after that, he moved in with me. Then we I’m HIV positive for 30 years and still going both built and reopened The Stonewall Inn strong. It’s time to take action,” DeFalco on Christopher Street in NYC with our friend said. “And if we, Claude and I, need to start Jimmy Pisano…” it, then let’s do it. After 23 years we should But not all was smooth sailing. In the fall have the right to be husband and husband. of ’91, Tant was over New York City life, and It’s not about the money. But it would be nice moved to Atlanta. if people could get it. Join a class action suit “I was so mad, we didn’t speak. But he against the ban on gay marriage in Florida!” went to take an Amtrak to Atlanta, I ran by They are currently participating with foot up to Penn Station to catch him before Lambda Legal nationally, ( he left with three dozen roses with tears in and Equality Florida locally, ( to join my eyes. He saw me, and we both wept and class action lawsuits. that’s when I told him ‘I’ll be with you soon.’ We will keep you up to date on DeFalco and It was like being in a movie. It’s a memory we Tant, up and coming lawsuits against Florida, both still talk about today.” as well as other states nation wide. soflagaynews //

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fter almost 50 years in the United States, Christina Wan’s family has a long history of cooking up authentic Mandarin food for the folks of South Florida. While Christina’s restaurant is in Victoria Park, the Wan family has had their restaurants throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Some dedicated guests visit weekly from Hollywood; others have been dining with the Wan’s since Christina was 13 years old. One loyal fan drove from Orlando and back in a day just for a meal at Christina’s – pleading on Foursquare for a restaurant to open up closer to home. Thankfully, Christina Wan’s Mandarin House in Fort Lauderdale is close to our home. With a warm welcome from Christina herself when you walk in the door, it feels like you’re home. She’ll seat you next to one of the large windows or in a deep booth. There’s also ample seating at the fully stocked bar, featuring imported beers, wines by the glass, and a variety of cocktails. For an appetizer, munch on the grilled pork lettuce wraps, served with peanuts, fried onions, and a spicy hoisin sauce on top of crispy iceberg lettuce ($10). Or start off with the Hong Kong-inspired shrimp dumpling soup – served with


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Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (Talk To Her, The Skin I Live In) returns to the Gables Art Cinema with the exclusive Miami first run engagement of his new comedy hit, “I’m So Excited!” (Los amantes pasajeros) in 2K Digital Cinema Projection. Starring a who’s who of Spanish-language cinema’s most well-known actors, including Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth and Paz Vega, among others, the film tells the hilarious story of a Madrid to Mexico airplane flight that is facing complete mechanical failure. Catch the film at 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m. tonight. Tickets and more information at

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The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival continues this weekend with a program of works, including Mozart’s Duo No. 1 in G major; Stravinsky’s Pastorale for violin, oboe, English horn, clarinet and bassoon; VillaLobos’ Quintette en forme du Choros; and von Dohnanyi’s Quintet No. 1 in c minor. The festival offers four weekly programs performed in three different venues each weekend: Fridays at 7 p.m. at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Saturdays at 8 p.m. at Palm Beach State College and Sundays at 8 p.m. at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. For tickets and more information, go to

Cabaret The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, which has been hailed as  “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet,” continues a summer season of sophisticated dining, dancing and cabaret in the hotel’s celebrated  Royal Room  with the return engagement of Manhattan’s hottest singing couple, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano. Although they’ve been  compared to Fred and Ginger and Lunt and Fontanne, the “golden couple” have a style all their own. Enjoy a prix fixe dinner and show for $100 per person. The duo will be performing tonight and tomorrow, as well as Aug. 2 -3 and 9-10. For information, go to


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The landmark moments in entertainer Judy Garland’s life are relived in Arts Garage’s production of Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall, playing through Aug. 11 at the popular Delray Beach venue. Photo courtesy of History Theater

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Travel back in time to 1961, the scene for iconic entertainer Judy Garland’s legendary Carnegie Hall concert in “Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall” at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Garland is quote as saying, “My history of my life is in my songs,” and this unique performance features 24 of her signature hits including “The Trolley Song,” “Get Happy,” “That’s Entertainment” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” interwoven with vignettes from the performer’s life. Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-40 at soflagaynews //


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There is an overload of big-action films out this summer, but film fans will find the best (or worst) takes on Hollywood hits at Swede Fest™ 2 Palm Beach, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Borland Center for Performing Arts in Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens. Based on the movie, “Be Kind, Rewind,” a “swede” is a no-budget, laughably bad remake of a Hollywood film, which spawned an underground sweding craze. The all-ages cult film festival was a sold-out, blockbuster hit last year, with dozens of 3-minute spoofs screened throughout the Center. For tickets and more info, go to




Andrews Living Arts and Producer Robert D. Nation aren’t afraid to tackle big shows and their latest is no exception, Frank Wildhorn’s grand musical, “Jekyll & Hyde.” The story, as originated by Robert Louis Stevenson, is as timeless as it is irresistible. A devoted man of science, Dr. Jekyll’s own father is in restraints in a Victorian hospital bed suffering from dementia. Jekyll passionately searches for a chemical breakthrough that can separate good from evil and perhaps cure his father’s ailment. Through July 28 at Andrews Living Arts, 23 NW 5th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $19.95-29.95 at

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Summer is typically a slow season for South Florida’s cultural institutions as snowbird subscribers typically enjoy their summers in cooler northern climes. However, for a month each summer, the Symphony of the Americas offers dozens of concerts for the local music lovers who remain behind. Dubbed Summerfest, for the past 22 years, the Symphony has hosted leading European chamber orchestras for a month-long series of concerts in venues across the region. This year, the I Musici Estensi orchestra from Milan is making the 2,500 mile journey to bring a little old world culture to the new world of South Florida. Founded in 2004 by Carlo Taffuri and led by music director Lorenzo Turchi Floris, I Musici Estensi has grown and performed in many of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, Africa and the United States, to the acclaim of critics and audiences alike. While in South Florida, the Europeans will perform under the baton of Symphony of the Americas Music Director Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese in programs of classics by Dvorak, Telemann, Purcell and famed Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla. These concerts will also feature the Florida premiere of an original composition, Remembering Naples, by Guido Galterio and the world premiere of Suite for String Orchestra, commissioned from Italian composer and piano soloist, Lorenzo Turchi Floris, the Summerfest Composer-in-Residence. Performances will also be featured from Symphony of the America’s principal flutist, Marilyn Maingart, and Summerfest Concertmaster Orlando Forte and violinist Svetlana Forte. “Summerfest is really a wonderful time of the year,” said Brooks-Bruzzese. “It offers our musicians the opportunity to collaborate with some of the finest performers from Europe, but most importantly, audiences get a musical experience like none other.” I Musici Estensi performs repertoire ranging from Baroque music—using original period instruments—to twentieth century music including pop, gospel and jazz. This has given life to what Brooks-Bruzzese calls, “creative contamination,” a unique juxtaposition of old and new. This year’s Summerfest takes on special significance for Brooks-Bruzzese because it caps off a yearlong 25th anniversary celebration for the Symphony of the Americas, Broward County’s resident professional orchestra, designated a major cultural institution. The celebration was marked with a special observance, 25 Days of Music, this January


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in which the Symphony offered “flash mob” orchestra performances, educational workshops and special promotions culminating in the orchestra’s gala on January 25. Following more than 20 performances, Summerfest is set to conclude with a special trip by the Italian and American musicians to Panama, the country where Brooks-Bruzzese was born. While there, they will present a week of concerts and educational masterclasses and reinforcing the Symphony’s role as a panAmerican cultural institution. Explained Brooks-Bruzzese, “We’re especially proud to be taking the masterful sounds of this great ensemble to audiences in corners of the world who have never before experienced the exhilaration of live orchestral performances of great composers.” The orchestra will present its main Summerfest concert next week at the Broward Center, in addition to performances across the region. For a complete schedule, go to


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Broward County * Starlight Musicals

July 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Holiday Park, East Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy music from the Jimmy Buffet-style band, Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways, under the stars. Free. Call 954-828-5363.

For the Love of Money

July 27 at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. A successful doctor’s simple boyfriend goes to great lengths to impress her. Tickets $25. Call 954-262-5480 or visit

* All White Linen Comedy Extravaganza

July 27 at 9 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place in Miramar. Come dressed in your white linen for a night of raucous laughter with comedians Jammin Jay Lamont, Cory Zooman Miller, Steve Brown, and Marvin Dixon. Afterward, the party moves to the banquet hall. Tickets $35 to $40. Call 954-602-4500 or visit

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

July 31 to Aug. 4 at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. Zoe is ignored by her parents, so the bored youngster goes into the imaginary world of Quidam in a performance of 52 acrobats, musicians, singers and eclectic characters. Tickets: $26 to $85. Call 954-835-7825 or visit

Summerfest Concert 2013

Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The Symphony of the Americas is joined by the Italian I Musici Entensi Chamber Orchestra to perform classical works. Tickets $25 to $60. Call 954-462-0222 or visit

Palm Beach County Vans Warped Tour

July 27 at 11 a.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury Way in West Palm Beach. Dozens of bands hit the stage in this day-long fest, including Hawthorne Heights, Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Early November, The Used and more. Tickets $30.50 to $47.50. Call 561-795-8883 or visit

Man of La Mancha

Through July 28 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Be a part of the adventures of Don Quixote in this popular musical. Tickets $35. Call 561-514-4042 or visit July 26 to 28 at the FAU University Theatre, 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Four pianos create old school tunes that will tempt you to dance in the aisles. Tickets $10. Call 800-564-9539 or visit

*Flashing Lights

July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. A couple suffers from their own individual tragedy, testing their relationship. Free. Visit

* Black Sabbath

July 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 6017 Sansbury Way in West Palm Beach. Ozzie and the gang are in town to perform the metal rock hits that sent them to stardom. Tickets $32 to $143.50. Call 561-795-8883 or visit

*Jonas Brothers

Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 6017 Sansbury Way in West Palm Beach. The trio of brothers will have fans screaming. Tickets $33 to $94.40. Call 561-795-8883 or visit


Through July 28 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Two weeks of theater in tribute to Peru. Visit for full schedule and tickets.

Summer Shorts 2013

Through July 30 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Back for another round, almost two months worth of nightly shows featuring 90 minutes of theatrical shorts from local actors. Tickets $35 per show. Call 305-949-6722 or visit

Slava’s Snowshow

July 31 to August 25 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Slava, the star clown of the original Cirque du Soleil, steals the spotlight in a performance with enough snow to cool you off for the rest of the summer. Tickets $25 to $75. Visit

Rated P for Parenthood

Through August 11 at Actors’ Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. A musical comedy reflecting on all stages of parenthood, from those sleepless first nights to prom. Tickets $39. Call 305444-9293 or visit

* Good People

Through Aug. 18 at the GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables. A tribute to the playwright’s roots in South Boston, the play examines those who break free from blue collar life and those who stay behind. Tickets $15 to $42.50. Call 305-445-1119 or visit Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. at Just the Funny Theater, 3119 Coral Way in Miami. A collection of comedy mixing the likes of improvisation and sketches. Tickets $12. Call 305-693-8669 or visit


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* How I Got My Kid

July 25 at 7 p.m. at the Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. LGBT families will share how they were able to expand their families through adoption, foster care, surrogacy or IVF. Childcare provided. Call 954-463-9005.

* Buckler Craft & Home Show

July 27 to 28 at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. Buckler is back with exhibits, demonstrations, seminars, and shopping. Tickets $6. Visit

* South Florida Bike Expo

Aug. 3 to 4 at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. The largest sale of bicycles and accessories in the region, with more than 600 brands in stock. Free. Visit

* Putting for Charity

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Aug. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., JM Lexus, 5350 West Sample Road in Margate. Put your putting skills to good use to “putt for prizes,” food, networking, and even tips from a pro golfer. All proceeds benefit the Faulk Center for Counseling. Tickets $20. Call 561-483-5300 or visit


Tuesdays in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Southwest Ranches. A support group for parents of LGBT youth 13 to 21. Free. Visit for dates and locations.

SunServe Youth Group

Tuesdays and Thursdays in Fort Lauderdale, Southwest Ranches, Coral Springs and Hollywood. A support group and night of fun for LGBT youth 13 to 21. Free. Visit for dates and times.

Gender Bender Youth Group

Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at SunServe Campus, 1480 SW Ninth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. A group for LGBT youth 13 to 21 to discuss gender, gender expression, binary systems, friendship, family and whatever else comes up! Free. Visit

Survivor Support

First and third Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital cafeteria, 6401 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Find support from counselors and peers who have lost loved ones to suicide. Call the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention at 954-384-0344 or visit

Palm Beach County Seeing RED Reception

July 25 at 7 p.m. at the ActivistArtistA Gallery, 404422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. Work from wildlife scientist and graduate student, Diane Arrieta, to benefit Call 786-521-1199.

* Boynton Beach Art Walk

Fourth Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Art District, 404-422 W. Industrial Ave. in

Boynton Beach. Art studios will be open for the public to view, as well as food, music, dancers and live performances. Call 786-521-1199.

Art Cinema at the Crest

Wednesdays through August 28 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Catch a film every Wednesday, including host Caroline Breder-Watts of 91.3 WLRN at each 8:30 p.m. screening. Call 561-234-7922, ext. 1.

BBAD Open Mic Night

Third Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the ActivistArtistA Gallery, 404-422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. With beer and wine in hand, check out some of the area’s best musical talent. $5 sign up fee. Call 786-521-1199.

Miami-Dade County * Bay of Pigs Invasion Forum

July 27 at 11 a.m. at the Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St. in Coral Gables.Learn more about the infamous Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961 and its impact on Cuban and American history.Visit

* Iron Fork

Aug. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Kicking off Miami Spice, guests can watch competitors receive a basket of food and one secret ingredient to turn into a delicious meal for a panel of local celebrity chefs. Tickets $35 to $75. Visit

* Summer Art Exhibition

Through Aug. 30. LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. The artwork of Henning Haupt, an assistant professor at FAU, and Joseph Padial, a designer and art director in publishing, will be on display through the rest of the summer. Call 305-397-8914 or visit

Taste of the Nation South Florida

July 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. Help end childhood hunger with a night out dining from more than 50 restaurants from Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Tickets $125 to $250. Visit

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Top Shelf Chef Cooking Contest

July 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bottlecap Lounge, 1128 Simonton, Key West. A dinner benefiting the the Loaves & Fish Food Pantry. Chefs will use only $15 worth of nonperishable food. Tickets are via donations. Call Stephanie at 305-294-0304.

* Bingo at Boondocks

July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Boondocks, MM 27 ½ on Ramrod Key.Bring out the whole gang fr a night of bingo, raising money for the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition and Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Founation. Tickets $15 to play all night.

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By Christiana Lilly,

Broward County Angel’s Cafe

2287 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Enjoy happy hour on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. with $3 wines and beers, free snacks, raffles, and music by DJ Sol. 2-4-1 Sunday dinner special Valet parking in rear. Call 954-900-5217.


1721 N. Andrews Ave. in Wilton Manors. Share drinks over a game of pool or check out the bar and strip club. Call 954-463-6969.


2266 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Best and longest happy hour; Wednesdays $2 domestics and$1 Schnapps after 9 p.m.


1116 W. Broward Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. Some of the hottest guys around with drink specials to make it even sweeter. Call 954-522-5931.

The Manor

2345 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Indoor and outdoor dining followed by hitting the dance floor. Live music Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 954-626-0082.


2426 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. For a chill night, hit up the bar with great prices. All 954-564-1799.

Sidelines Sports Bar

2031 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Relax with a cold beer for some friendly competition on the pool table. Call 954-563-8001 or visit

Naked Grape Wine Bar & Tapas

2163 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. A casual, hip bar to try out all sort of wines. Happy Hour all night on Thursdays. Call 954-563-5631.

New Moon

2440 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. The area’s favorite lesbian bar with Wednesdays half-priced drinks. Call 954-563-7660.

Palm Beach County The Cottage

522 Lucerne Ave. in Lake Worth. Tea Dance Sundays with great service, food and drinks. Call 561-5860080.

Fort Dix

6205 Georgia Ave. in West Palm Beach. A great place to mingle and relax with DJs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 561-533-5355.

H.G. Rooster

823 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. The city’s oldest gay club, with hot male dancer, free BBQ and karaoke. Cal 561-832-9119.

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* The Palm Lounge

131 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. Tuesday country night, Wednesday karaoke, singers or tribute artists on the weekends. Call 561-672-7561 or visit

The Mad Hatter

1532 N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth. Cheap drinks, friendly bartenders and free pool from Sunday to Thursday. Call 561-547-8860.

The Bar Lake Worth

2211 N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth. A friendly watering hole with live bands. Call 561-370-3954.

Miami-Dade County Club Space

34 NE 11th St. in Miami. Known for crazy all-nighters to electronic dance music and hip hop. Call 305-3501956.

Club Sugar

2301 SW 32nd Ave. in Miami. Drag Wars on Thursdays, $5 house drinks and $4 domestics. Call 305-443-7657.


950 NE Second Ave. in Miami. Come on Saturday nights for some of the best DJs around. Call 305- 3509084.

Eros Lounge

8201 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. NYC house music on Thursdays. Call 305-754-3444.


727 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Located in the heart of South Beach on the famous Lincoln Road strip. Call 305-561-5521.

Swinging Richards

17450 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami Beach. Fully nude men dancing to the best music in South Florida. Call 954-357-5521.


1057 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. Awesome music, muscle boy dancers and never a cover. Call 305- 538-9478.

Key West

Point5 Cocktail Club

915 Duval St. in Key West. Happy Hour every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with $5 premium cocktails and gourmet pizzas. Call 305-296-0669 or visit 915Duval. com.

The Bourbon St. Pub

724 Duval St. in Key West. Get a taste of New Orleans with the best video bar with live DJs every night. Call 305-296-1992.

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accounting/tax service RNB ASSOCIATES Income Tax/ Accounting/ Book Keeping for Individuals ,Small Business or Corporate. Very reasonable rates, fast and efficient service. 35+ years experience to help you save money! Registered with the IRS. Email info or meet. Visa/MC accepted. Call (248) 8942600 (FL based) or email info@RNBassociates. com for faster response. Mention SFGN AD for a 5% discount.



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HONEST, RELIABLE AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING SERVICES Gay owned and operated company, Eiland Air, Inc. 24 hour service. Reasonable prices. Licensed & Insured #CAC1817222 Call Mike 786-247-6022


MOVIE POSTERS WANTED Private collector buying vintage movie posters, lobby cards, film stills, photography and other old entertainment memorabilia. Call for a free appraisal to find out what your stuff is worth! All calls confidential. Ralph (800) 392-4050 email:


business opportunities

GAY APARTMENT RESORT/HOTEL FULFILL YOUR RETIREMENT DREAM With this rare opportunity to enter the lucrative Fort Lauderdale Gay Accommodations Market. Owners retiring and offering the award winning Liberty Apartment Suites in Dania Beach, with 11 beautifully furnished Apartments with full kitchens. Established 15 successful years with high repeat and referral guests. Currently operated as selfcatering, limited service, extended stay hotel phenomenal potential for growth and expansion. Turn-key business, All Inclusive. Offered at $895,000. Qualified Buyers Only - Brokers Protected - For info, contact: Joe Van Eron-(954) 383-5548 or

STATE-OF-THE-ART-DENTISTRY General & Cosmetic Dentistry Sedation Dentistry

HEAVENLY HOUSE CLEANER Upscale service that’s out of this world. Trustwort hy & reliable. 10 years exp, references, not an agency, pet friendly, call Nina 954-601-6141

CAREGIVERS NEEDED! Looking for honest, caring, reliable caregivers (male/ female). Agency in Wilton Manors. (954)226-4660. ACCOUNT MANAGERS ,BOOK KEEPERS AND SALES REPRESENTATIVES Work your own flexible schedule! Pays $1500 to $2000 monthly plus benefits. Must be computer literate, have 2-3 hours access to the internet weekly . We are looking for efficient and dedicated people who are at least 21 years of age. contact us for more details .If you are interested and need more information send your resumes to FT OFFICE MANAGER Stonewall National Museum & Archives, a non-profit organization, is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Seeking an individual who is highly organized with strong management skills, basic computer fluency (including Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word and Excel), database management system, a working knowledge of billing practices, volunteer/staff coordination, and a positive disposition. FT with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to Office Manager Search, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, or email to David.




COMPLETE COMPUTER REPAIR FREE ESTIMATES - no extra charge for in-home. FREE Computer tune-up with any service. Replacement of laptop screen & key board. Viruses, spyware, data recovery, lockouts & more. SAME DAY SERVICE - LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE Call Ernesto: 754-234-5598

ENTRY LEVEL SALES EXECUTIVE Full time Sales, Client Services, Direct Marketing, Lead Generation, Telemarketing & Email Services. Microsoft Word & Excel experience. Competitive Salary plus Commission, Medical/ Dental, 401k & Sharing . Email Resume: aleen@ HATE WINDOWS 8?We can bring back the look Profit and feel of windows. Same day service. Call 954-986-1316 MEDICAL ASSISTANT –FULL TIME Natura Dermatology and Cosmetics is PERSONAL COMPUTER TUTOR! Basic seeking a personable, and well educated computer skills* Emailing pics /docs, scanning* medical Assistant. Experience is preferred Microsoft office programs*Excel, Word, yet not required. Email resumes to bobby@ Outlook and Powerpoint* Virus Removal* PC speed optimization* Secured Wireless home network setup* Wireless printer installation* PC SALES POSITIONS Sales position open at purchasing consultant. Call (954) 980-0383 or high end antiques gallery in WPB. Knowledge email of antiques, sales experience required. Reply:


TERRY DAVIS, LCSW, LLC #SW1079 Supportive male therapist, specializes in LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS,addictions, etc. Affordable, sliding scale. Eves/weekend.* (954) 731-5505


HANDYMAN NEEDED!! Part time handyman needed to with building projects. Painting, Tile work, Electrical, Construction. Wages based on experience. Call 954-892-0494.

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CLEAN IT RIGHT The best cleaning for your buck. 1BD $50, 2BD $60, 3BD $70. Excellent rates & references. 10 years in business. Serving Broward, North Miami Dade & S. Palm Beach. Call Manny 954-560-4443

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EXPERIENCED COOKS AND SERVERS To work breakfast , lunch and dinner. To apply in person at Angels Café , 2287 Wilton drive, Wilton Manors , FL 33305 or email resume to

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home care COMPANION,HOME CARE,SENIOR SERVICES. Make life a little easier for you or your loved one. 53 yr old experienced caregiver available. Light Cleaning, cooking and laundry included. Also shopping, appointments, gardening and organizing Im friendly, engaging and compassionate. Hourly or afternoon/evening/late night shifts available. Bonded insured, college educated and references. Call for more info, Robert 954-707-0264.

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home care HEART TO HEART HOMEMAKER AND COMPANION If you or your loved one are elderly, or temporary or chronic disabled, we can help you with home chores (cooking, light-house cleaning, laundry) and bring companion for home or where you need to go. We will work with you to find the Plan that fits your needs. (954)226-4660. Right in the heart of Wilton Manors.

home improvement THINGS YOU NEED TO ACCOMPLISH? Minds at ease, A+ handyman service. Prompt, Reliable & Honest. Call Keldon Keller 954-551-3127 TOP NOTCH CONTRACTING Knows all and does all!! Many years experience and easy on the eyes! Remodeling, Trimming, Ground molding, Drywall, Painting, Landscaping, Roofing , Tile work, Electrical, Windows, Doors and more. Very reasonable rates and free estimates. Call Shawn 954-549-8243

WPB/ LAKE WORTH MASSEUR Strong, caring perceptive therapist for your body in need. Full time therapist for over 15 years! Easy and relaxed home studio for your comfort and healing. Convenient and affordable, flexible hours, in and out calls. MA64031, Alan 954-279-9935 www. WILTON MANORS MASSAGE Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports. $59 Swedish Hour. call or Text Chris Tunkus 954-258-8779 1322 NE 4th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL THE BRITISH POUND John Maroussas LMT Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point, Swedish, Salt or Sugar Scrubs. Private Studio w/ Shower. Wilton Manors Location near Bill’s Lic#MA51123 954-999-2240

painting services LEENYX HOME IMPROVEMENT Interior and Exterior Painting, Popcorn Removal, Baseboard/ Crown Molding Install. Residental and Commerical. No job is too small!! We service all of broward with great competitive prices! Visa/Mastercard accepted. Call 954-696-6840 or email,

plumber BUTLER PLUMBING, INC.Residential & Commercial, Licensed & Insured, Palm Beach 561-613-338, Broward 954 -999-3315, Miami-Dade 786-999-2152 24/7 -365 days,, www.“ Just tell your friends the BUTLER did it”

pets STEVEN JAY’S LOVING PET CARE! I care for your pet in my home. One client at a time if requested. Multiple pets and all pets welcome! I have a very clean home and low rates! Call Steven Jay , 954 -565-1996

human resources

psychic services CHRISTIAN PSYCHIC READER AND ADVISOR BY SHAWN Reunite you with loved ones or family. Will guide you for success. Tell past, present and destiny to come. For further information call Shawn at 954-549-8243

real estate for sale MIAMI WATERFRONT LOCATION, KeystoneNew Stunning Renovation. Boca Style 3274 sq ft, 2 story, Open design Cherry wood kitchen. granite counter,stainless steel appliances. 10 ft ceilings, 4br/2ba +26 ft bonus room,dining room,den large lot and 40 ft long pool. Best Buy $895K, 305-433-1775,631-433,0690

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WE GOT YOU COVERED! Advocates for student needs. Specializing in helping foster student and others transition into responsible, independent Adults. We are here to help find resources and outlets for stable and healthy adult lives. Call 786793-8650 for more information.

Dog Walking: $10.00 starting at Pet Sitting: $40.00 In House Pet Sitting: $45.00 Training: $10.00 starting per visit Pet Taxi (FTL Area): $20.00

insurance GARUNTEED ISSUED LIFE INSURANCE HIV/ Aids accepted. NO health questions. NO medical exams. Simplified Issue Life. Leave tax free money for your partner. Free end of life planning. All Health & Life lines. Affordable “A” rated insurance cos. Miller Insurance Co. 561-221-2072

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landscaping IRRIGATION SYSTEM REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE 19 years experience, excellent work, referrals upon request. Call Roberto 954383-8980


licensed massage EXP. MATURE MALE WPB MASSEUR In-calls only, private studio setting by Belvedere/SR7 in quiet area. Highly skilled, intuitive theraputic bodywork by friendly LMT. Affordable rates but cash only. Early to late, 7 days. Call (561) 2548065 for appt. or walk-in OK. RELIEVE STRESS & TENSION WITH MAGICAL HANDS PRO MASSAGE (FL: MA51008) RECESSION RELIEF $40 per 90 MIN - Out calls higher. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Specialty Back, Lower Body & Feet. Couples Discounts. Seniors Welcome. Delray Beach. 16 years experience. MA18563 Dennis (561) 502-2628 BEST MASSAGE & BODYWORK IN SOUTH FLORIDA READ MY REVIEWS AT WWW.SCHEDULENOW.INFO KEITH ANGEL, LMT (954) 816-7260 MA62951 MM27048 AFFORDABLE AWESOME MASSAGE BY JIM Offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and LomiLomi Massage for Men; in a very comfortable, relaxed and Private Massage Studio, NOW conveniently located in Wilton Manors on NE 26th Street, with plenty of free parking. Same Day appointments are welcome; please call Jim, 954-600-5843 email: or visit my website for testimonials, rates and more. GREAT OPENING SPECIAL NOW AVAILABLE! Licensed and Certified MM22293


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2 ROOMS FOR RENT 1BD/1BA new carpet, kitchenette, $1,200/Mo. will reduce to $775 for experienced handyman. Also 1BD $700/Mo. will reduce to $400 for experienced handyman. No pets allowed. Preferably young and strong male. Contact John 954-549-8243 for more info.

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LARGE 2BR/1 BA Beautiful wood floors, private yard, single family home with canvas covered parking, amazing bonus room, washer/ dryer. Quiet neighborhood walking distance to Wilton Drive/restaurants, clubs, etc. Background check/credit check required. Available NOW!!! $1,650month Please call Terri Wright with Sea Island Realty, Inc 954-401-4918

AFFORDABLE-READY TO MOVE IN NEWLY REMODELED, Wilton Manors, ready to move-in 1BD/1BA for $695.00, in newly renovated. Our largest unit. Walk in closet, renovated kitchen and bath, new appl., new tile floors, off-street parking. Smoke free. No pets. $695.00. Call 754-366-7563 AFFORDABLE-READY TO MOVE IN NEWLY REMODELED, Wilton Manors, ready to move-in 1BD/1BA for $695.00, in newly renovated.Our largest unit. Walk in closet, renovated kitchen and bath, new appl., new tile floors, off-street parking. Smoke free. No pets. Free Laundry onsite. $695.00. Call 754-366-7563

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PB COUNTY-LAKE PARK 2/1 CONDO 2nd Floor Corner - Next to Kelsey Park across from Intracoastal Great Locations. $750 per month - 1 year Lease • No Pets • No Smoking • 1st & Security Call 561-310-0615

roommates WILTON STATION LUXURY CONDO Share 2/2 with loft, private bath, parking, pool, gym and Jacuzzi. Utilities included. Looking for mature professional, background check required. $875 a month ,call 516-655-3216 LAUDERLAKES ROOMATE WANTED Share a 2/2 on lake w/ hot tub, private bath, W/D , dishwasher ,central a/c and cable. $ 400/mo includes utilities & internet. Looking for a mature professional. 1st & security deposit. Background check req. Call Gary 954-803-0885 MALE ROOMMATE WANTED Male roommate wanted for 2/1/13. Beautiful WPB 2BD/2BA apt to share $650/Mo. Water, Elect, Waste Mgt included. Deposit + 1st. mo. Required. Call 561316-7236

rent/lease furnished PERFECT RELOCATION RENTALS 3 TO 6 MONTHSFrom 325/week & 895/month. Gay owned and operated hotel resort with beautiful studio, 1 & 2BRself catering turnkey, fully furnished & apartments with full kitchens. Clothing optional pool! Central to Wilton Manors & Haulover nude beach in historic Dania Beach . Pets welcome. Includes ,utilities, parking , cable, wifi , internet/telephone . Call Joe & Jack at 954927-0090 or visit

salon GOT FREEZY HAIR?? $99 Keratin Smoothing Treatment (any length), $55 Color, Cut and Style. $10 Men’s haircuts by mentioning this ad. Call Eric 954-681-8086

rent/lease ft. lauderdale LARGE TOWNHOME WITH POOL, EAST FORT LAUDERDALE Beautiful 2BR/2BA townhome in quiet 5-plex.Large eat-in kitchen, central a/c, ceiling fans, Washer/dryer in unit, dishwasher, sparkling pool and more. All in tropical paradise within 5 minutes of the Atlantic Ocean & 1-95 & 8 minutes to Wilton Drive. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and sliding glass doors to private balcony. Great neighbors and neighborhood. Small pet ok. $1,225/mo. Check out photos & complete descriptions at or call Rick at 954-253-1929 LAKERIDGE FURN. GARDEN STUDIO Central to beach/downtown/Wilton Drive.Clean newly ren. 1 rm and bath. Lg. private fenced courtyard. private entry with parking,laundry onsite, water and electric included. $765/mo. 1st and security with lease. Avail March 1st call 941-548-7989 MIDDLE RIVER TERRACE 1/1 efficency $675/ mo. Or $165/week, 6 mos or 1 year lease. Large 3BD house $1,250, carport, office, and all tile. Pay your first month’s rent with an approved application and you’re in. Water & electric included* Call for details. 954-527-9225 HUGE 2/2 POOL DUPLEX - POMPANO BEACH Updated, Lushly Landscaped, East of Fed Hwy 1 Mile to Beach, D/R, Sep. Laundry W/D, Fab Lrg Pool, New Central AC, Tile Floors, Small Dog or Cat ok. $1390, Available 2/1/13 Call Tim: 754-235-2911 1BD APARTMENT UPSTAIRS 1142 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale $700/Mo. Yearly Call 954-764-0212 or 954-581-2573 $700 DOWNTOWN/ SAILBOAT BEND Quiet, small complex.1 BD/ 1BA. Large walk-in closet , like new carpet. Living room ,dining area, kitchen. FREE hot water, NEW A/C, LOW electric bills. Assigned parking. ** MOVE –IN SPECIAL** $ 700/Mo. 954-566-6251

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