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Sean Sasser, Zamora’s Couple in MTV, Dies

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Their relationship changed popular perception of the gay community

Sean Sasser, the man who, along with partner Pedro Zamora, changed the perception of gay people and humanized those HIV-positive, has died. He was 44. According to the New York Times, Sasser died on Aug. 8 of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. Back in 1994, Sasser took part in MTV’s reality

show “The Real World: San Francisco” as he was struggling to open a restaurant in the city and also wanted to publicize issues about AIDS. It was there that he met Pedro Zamora, who was also HIV-positive and gay. One day after the final episode of the show aired, Zamora died of AIDS-related complications.

More recently, Sasser had concentrated on baking. He was the pastry chef at Ris, a restaurant in Washington and was married to his husband, Michael Kaplan, the Times reports. “I feel a connection or a closeness to Pedro,” Mr. Sasser said in his vows. “I know one thing for sure: I don’t want that to go away.

Diagnosis: Chronic Homosexual Behavior

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Moore told NBC4. “At first, I kind of laughed, I thought, ‘here’s another way that gay people are lessened and made to feel less-than,’ and then as I thought about it and as I dealt with it, it angered me.” Homosexuality was removed from the list of mental illnesses in 1973. Moore filed a complaint

with the Torrance Health Association, which runs the doctor’s office he visited. The company returned him his $30 co-pay and a letter apologizing. “We would like to unequivocally state that the Torrance Memorial Physician Network does not view homosexuality as a disease or a chronic condition,” part of the letter read.

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or personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, national origin.” The new wording does not include protections based on gender identity. The protest comes as a result of Russia implementing a “homosexual propaganda law” dictating that anyone under the age of 18 cannot be

exposed to anything relating to homosexuality. On July 25, company CEO Val Mendeleev wrote an open letter to the LGBT community saying Stoli “firmly opposes such attitude and actions” committed by the Russian government. “We fully support and endorse your objectives to fight against prejudice in Russia,” wrote Val Mendeleev, the CEO of SPI.

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According to AMERICAblog, the Stolichnaya’s parent company, SPI Group, added a new paragraph to the “employee welfare” portion of its website’s About page including workplace protections based on sexual orientation. Part of the amendment reads: “SPI Group is an equal opportunity employer. SPI Group does not and will not discriminate in employment

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The doctor brought up a medical code removed 40 years ago

When Matthew Moore got checked with a new doctor to see what issues were affecting his health, the doctor slammed him with an odd diagnosis: chronic homosexual behavior. NBC4 reports that last July, Moore went to see a doctor in Manhattan Beach, California for a routine physical exam. “My jaw was on the floor,”

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Transgender Protections Move Forward in Pinellas County The Central Florida county commission approved the human rights ordinance. Compound in Soybeans Could Help Treat HIV Patients Researchers found soybeans could create a less harmful HIV treatment.

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‘Bisexual’ Removed from Apple’s Warning List Sergio N. Candido

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The makers of a recently launched app that provides snippets of LGBT history directly on smartphones successfully petitioned get Apple to change its setting to allow app creators to include the word “bisexual.” Quist owner Sarah Prager told BuzzFeed that when she tried to update the app’s description in the Apple store it did not let her include the term. “The following is not recommended for use in this field: bisexual. Your app may be rejected if you use this term,” a message popped up on her screen. “I immediately got suggestions to start a petition so I did,” Prager said. “I don’t have any way of getting their attention besides this.” Quist launched about two weeks ago. It provides daily updates that summarize major landmarks and milestones for the LGBT community in a “this day in LGBTQ history” framework. It has already been downloaded 10,000 times in over 50 countries. The online petition, launched on Aug. 12,

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has 1,107 as of publication time. It only took minutes for Apple to reach out to Prager after she submitted the petition to them. The representative told her the word “bisexual” is no longer a flagged keyword in the App Store. “I’m very pleased Apple responded positively and quickly,” Prager said in a prepared statement. “It is important that we all stand up for every letter in LGBTQ and not treat the bisexual community as a spam word.”

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+Skyfall’s James Whishaw is Gay & Married British actor Ben Whishaw, known for his roles in “Cloud Atlas” and James Bond’s “Skyfall,” is gay and has been married to his partner for a year, his spokesperson said. In a statement obtained by the Daily Mail on Aug. 4, his representative said Whishaw entered into a civil partnership in Sydney in August 2012 with his boyfriend, Australian composer Mark Bradshaw. “Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and

Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy,” the spokesman said. “Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work.” The British newspaper said the couple met in 2009 while filming the movie “Bright Star,” about English poet John Keats’ affair with his neighbor. Back in 2011, when Out Magazine interviewed the actor

about his sexuality, Whishaw tried to avoid talk about it. “[A]s an actor you have total rights to privacy and mystery, whatever your sexuality, whatever you do,” Whishaw, who at the time was juggling roles in two homoerotic plays, told Out. “I don’t see why that has to be something you discuss openly because you do something in the public eye.” The British star is set to reprise the role of “Q” in 007’s upcoming film “Bond 24.”

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LGBT homeless teen won’t be discriminated against by federally funded homeless shelters, if a recently introduced House bill is signed into law later this year. Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan, one of the few gay members of the U.S. House of Representatives, introduced the legislation, named the “Runaway & Homeless Youth Act.” If passed, the bill would amend 2008’s “Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act,” which is up for reauthorization this year, to include a number of LGBT-friendly provisions. Besides mandating that shelters take in gay teens, the bill would require them to “have the cultural competency to serve these youth,” according to the Washington Blade. It would also ask the Family and Youth Service Bureau at the Department of Health to compile data on the pervasiveness on LGBT youth homelessness to help solve the problem. “Homelessness is one of the most pressing matters affecting LGBT youth,” Pocan said in a statement. “Young people in the LGBT community are disproportionately at-risk for homelessness, often as a result of the rejection, discrimination, or violence they face simply for being themselves.” A 2012 report made by The True Colors Fund and the Williams Institute asserted that 94 percent of U.S. youth service providers serve LGBT youth, which comprises up to 40 percent of the homeless population. Congress will discuss the bill when it comes back from its summer recess.

Wheelchair-Bound MN + Man Arrested 4 Times for Vandalizing Pro-Gay Church

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Police was able to do a canvas sweep of the neighborhood led them to the man’s home. Any church that recognizes gays can be married in the eyes of God is not a church but a cult,” Roseland is quoted by CBS as saying.

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vandalizing a pro-gay church with markers, crayons and eggs. CBS Minneapolis reported on Aug. 6 that 45-year-old Lonny Lloyd Roseland was arrested and hit with the misdemeanors after police tracked him down and the man confessed. It started around June 2, when the Pilgrims United Church was egged and the building’s entrance was vandalized with the words “Church of Sodom” and “Church of Gomorrah Lev 18:2 with a black marker. More anti-gay slurs were written on the soflagaynews //

church’s walls on June 8 and on June 30, this time it read: “Gay Pride? No! Shameful Sodomites! Jude 7. Love cult! Matt 7:21-23,” which was scrawled in black crayon. Again, the church was egged and handcuffs locked the entry way door. The church finally decided to install a camera. When the establishment was vandalized again on July 28 -- same modus operandi as before -- the surveillance footage showed a man on a wheelchair committing the crimes.

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Despite still not being able to serve openly in the military, transgender Americans are twice as likely to join the armed forces that their non-trans (cisgender) peers, according to a new study. On Aug. 1, the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles’ School of Law released one of the most comprehensive studies on the lives of trans veterans to date. They found that out of 6,500 trans and gender non-conforming people surveyed for the study, about 20 percent have served in the military, compared with 10 percent of cisgender people surveyed. “Despite the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ this study highlights the ongoing discrimination faced by transgender people who serve in the military,” said lead researcher Jody L. Herman in a statement. When DADT was repealed in 2011, gay and lesbian troops became able to serve openly in the military, but the removal of the law had no effect on trans service members, who are still unable to serve openly because military regulations dictate any type of condition labeled as gender dysphoria to be disqualifying. The study also found that as many as 30 percent of trans women say they’ve served in the military, and that nine percent of all trans veterans were discharged for reasons related to their gender identity.


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DNA Talks and a Killer is Found Two years after Sam Del Brocco’s brutally beaten body was discovered in his exclusive Pompano Beach condominium, friends of the millionaire communications executive from Virginia did not give up hope his killer would be caught. They offered rewards of $25,000 and took out full-page ads here in the South Florida Gay News. But it was technology that eventually caught up with the beast who took this gentle man’s life. When John Snavely was only 23 years old, he was dancing at Dude’s on A1A and stripping at the Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale. He was also supporting himself as a model for a local porn group, Bailee Entertainment, and doing straight and gay videos under the names of Johnny Champ and Josh Logan. Muscular, strong and virile,

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he was a hot model. But it turned out he was also a cold-blooded killer. When homicide detectives arrived on the scene of Del Brocco’s condo in September of 2010, they found a plethora of physical evidence, from partial fingerprints to tangible DNA samples. Thoroughly, they ran samples through the national system that matches these kinds of things, but came up short. There were no hits. On June 13 of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a hotly contested 5-4 decision that the U.S. Constitution does not prohibit states from building large DNA databases by collecting samples from everyone arrested for serious crimes. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy called the taking of a cheek swab from arrestees “a legitimate police booking

procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.” His opinion argued that the testing could be justified as a means of confirming the identification of suspects. Normally a conservative on law enforcement issues, Justice Antonin Scalia bitterly dissented. But it was that practice which enabled law enforcement to find and arrest Snavely, who had been living in Miami.   It seems that Snavely and some girl he hooked up with ran into a problem up in St. Lucie County, Florida, and it led to his arrest in early 2013. Cops caught him with some meth, Valium and cannabis.  Police booking him into the jail in Stuart took samples of his DNA, which had never

before been in a national database. The samples got run through the national system and came back with a hit to the murder scene in Pompano from 2010, when Snavely was working the streets and bars of Broward County. Once also on probation in San Antonio, Texas, back in 2010, apparently that criminal history also preceded DNA testing.   Finding the killer’s identity was also complicated by the victim’s secretive lifestyle. Del Brocco’s male encounters were all closeted and secret, and his night time rendezvous in gay clubs, like his trips to South Florida, were routinely paid for in cash. He did not want to be discovered. He had just finished a dinner eating alone at

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Two of John Snavely’s mugshots. Between 2010 and 2012, he had been arrested in both Texas and Florida. His booking photo from St. Lucie jail last week. (above, right)

Kelley’s Landing in Fort Lauderdale, leading police to conclude early on he may have picked up a hitchhiker, one he invited back into his home – a fatal mistake. Detectives investigating Del Brocco’s past found out that he kept many of these possible homosexual alliances private, leading an entirely different life in Alexandria, Virginia, where his known associations featured a long-time female social companion, Jan Shaffer, his wife of 30 years. They shared a 6,000 square foot home with a section cordoned off just for Del Brocco. Despite that, the bulk of Del Brocco’s estate, it turns out, was left in trust for Justin DeVinney, a younger, male business associate at his company, PCI Communications. DeVinney, who himself was once a nude male model doing porn, was purported to be Del Brocco’s secret lover. But he considered Del Brocco his mentor. Del Brocco lived on Windsor Avenue in Alexandria for many years, where he was very popular with his neighbors. Prior to his death, he had just bought a home in the Fort Hunt neighborhood of Fairfax County and moved there. One neighbor, Brian Davis, recalled Del Brocco as a “well-liked person” who was always polite, a man “who would bring cookies at Christmas and always had a kind word.” During his life, he recorded three record albums; made dozens of national television appearances,

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and performed live with his eightpiece band in hotels and resorts from Miami’s Fontainebleau to Caesar’s in Atlantic City.  He co-founded PCI Communications in 1986 with his then-musical director/keyboard player Bob Sprague. It grew into a successful seven-figure enterprise. The 60-year-old businessman began his professional career as a school psychologist, developing crisis management and training programs for school administrators and teachers during the tumultuous years of public school desegregation in Maryland. After two years, the investigation into his death stalled. No leads at all, and it led neighbors to call SFGN and the local media to complain that the Broward Sheriff’s Office was not doing enough. At the time, one of Del Brocco’s pals, Jackson Bain complained “Many of us who have known Sam a long time have concerns about the case and what the detectives may be overlooking.” The homicide was featured on WSVN in 2011, and TV correspondent Ted Scouten of WFOR published a second update in 2012. BSO then turned the case over to a second set of homicide investigators. It was BSO Detective John Curcio who made the arrest last week. “Technology caught up to him,” the detective said. “We always had the physical evidence. We just needed to find a match.” The 26 year old is charged with

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second-degree murder. It suggests that it was not a premeditated act, but may have occurred after an argument over money or sex, and was spontaneous. It suggests that he may have confessed to law enforcement about how the murder went down. Ironically, on October 6, 2010, less than a month after the murder, Snavely was reamed for having violent tendencies by a porn blogger at the site thedirty.com. It read: ‘here is John Snavely aka Champ aka Josh Logan, famous forgy pornstar who also does straight porn to try and cover his forgy tracks. He is a felon who actually lives in San Antonio and is on probation but flies into miami to film his porn on a weekly. He would be in jail in a heartbeat if they knew this. Also he is a woman harasser and beater…this guy thinks he is god’s gift to women and treats them like sh*t when he gets dissed by them, he acts like a complete psycho.’  Today, if you are booked on a simple felony, police take your DNA. They will store and stack it forever, and while it has proven successful in releasing over a hundred inmates from death row who were wrongly convicted, that same technology may now rightly arrest and justly convict those who have wrongly escaped justice for too long. Meet Mr. Snavely, AKA, Josh Logan, a killer caught by life in the 21st century, where your picture is taken at every corner and there is no longer any place to hide.


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AHF Offers PEP to People Without Insurance Sean McShee

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) now offers subsidized Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to people without health insurance. AHF can afford to do this because of the Patient Assistance Programs funded by Gilead and Abbot, makers of Truvada and Kaletra respectively. Truvada also provides a once per lifetime voucher to cover the copay. Given PEP’s hefty price tag, which Jason King of AHF estimated to be about $2,000 per month, people without health insurance have faced serious economic barriers to obtaining PEP. In PEP, doctors administer the same antiretroviral meds to prevent HIV infection that they administer to treat HIV infection. PEP was originally developed to prevent HIV infection in health care workers at risk from accidental needle-stick injuries. Gradually, the process was improved and standardized. In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control

recommended PEP for non-occupational exposure, based on three criteria: 1) the risk level of the activity; 2) the length of time since the risk incident, and 3) the antibody status of the source of the potential infection. This CDC recommendation makes it difficult for insurance companies to refuse to pay for PEP. PEP is not a simple “morning after pill.” It is a 28-day regimen of two medications, Truvada and Kaletra. One of these meds, Kaletra, has the debilitating and embarrassing side effect of diarrhea. As PEP is not 100 percent effective in preventing HIV infection, the patient still has the continued anxiety of possible infection. People have to be tested for HIV three and six months after PEP. No evidence exists that being on PEP gives people a false sense of security. In two studies only about 17 percent of PEP participants requested a second PEP course

treatment within a year. While most people reduced their risk, some people still engaged in high risk behavior but they did not increase it. If PEP gave people a false sense of security, then there would be many more people requesting PEP twice within a year, with some people requesting PEP even more often. People are willing to use PEP. King estimates that AHF has provided PEP to hundreds of patients since late 2008. In San Francisco, 400 people used PEP within two and a half years. Given that HIV infection rates have been rising among gay/bi and other men who have sex with men for years, we need new prevention tools. AHF’s PEP program offers one. For more information on any of AHF’s PEP program call 954-522- 3132. For more information on PEP, you can read the CDC statement at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/ preview/mmwrhtml/rr5402a1.htm.

How to access AHF’s PEP Program

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, do not put off getting PEP: you only have 72 hours to prevent HIV infection with Post Exposure Prophylaxis and your chances of preventing infection are greater the sooner you begin treatment within these 72 hours. Call AHF’s Wellness Hotline (1-877259-8727) as soon as possible after possible exposure in order to find the nearest, open participating clinic and go to that clinic as soon as it opens. Once there, people from AHF will assist you with all necessary paperwork to access the Patient Assistance Program. You will be tested for HIV and other STDs. The doctor will then discuss with you the possible exposure incident and assess its infection potential. If this discussion leads to a conclusion of a significant risk of infection, you will be put on PEP. If you have insurance, call 954-5223132 to find out if AHF accepts it.

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ACT UP Pickets Mt Sinai On July 17, 2013 ACT UP NY picketed Mt Sinai Emergency Room (ER) for its failure to provide PEP, or even acknowledge that PEP existed, to a gay man who went to the ER to get PEP after a possible exposure to HIV on July 5. The man contacted ACT UP who intervened and was able to get PEP within the 72hour window. ACT UP charges that other NYC ERs also fail to provide PEP and that the NYC Department of Health fails to educate the public about PEP.

AHF Wellness Hotline On Sunday, August 4, this writer called the AHF Wellness Hotline to learn how it would work accessing PEP. Unfortunately, there were some serious but very fixable problems. The voice message on the AHF Wellness Hotline failed to specifically mention PEP or its 72 hour window of opportunity. I was able to figure out that the option about STD/HIV testing would be the correct option but I was not a panic-stricken, possibly hung-over guy, worried about his wild night. This hotline also lacked a Spanish language option. Given that someone needing PEP would likely be under very high levels of anxiety, these problems seem like they could be serious barriers. Fortunately, the solutions to these problems are cheap and technically simple.


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Demand elimination of anti-gay laws Associated Press Gay rights activists confronted Russia’s U.N. ambassador Thursday and tried to hand over a petition with more than 340,000 signatures urging world leaders to help eliminate anti-gay laws in Russia ahead of next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin arrived at his residence on New York’s Upper East Side in the late afternoon to find 10 activists from the international gay rights group All Out outside the wrought iron gates holding red placards saying: “340,457 worldwide say stop Russia’s anti-gay crackdown.” Minutes earlier, when they got no answer ringing the bell, they had slipped a CD with the signatures under the gate. Churkin picked up the CD and Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told the activists they should go Photo courtesy of T he Presidential Press and Information Office through proper channels and already low birth rates and say they should deliver the petition to Russia’s U.N. Mission. But he stopped for about 10 minutes be barred from government jobs, undergo to engage All Out’s co-founder and executive forced medical treatment or be exiled. The activists had hoped to give the petition director Andre Banks and insist: “We don’t have anti-gay laws. We have laws banning to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who dined with U.N. Secretary-General homosexual propaganda among minors.” Banks countered that the word Ban Ki-moon Thursday night at Churkin’s “propaganda” hasn’t been defined and gay residence, but they arrived too early. Banks called Ban “a great ally” for human people in Russia have been killed and arrested. rights and people of all sexual orientations “That’s not true,” Churkin retorted. “No gay people have been killed or harmed because and gender identities and urged the U.N. they’re gay,” and if that were proven it would chief to speak out against the Russian law. He violate Russia’s constitution which guarantees urged Lavrov “to take a message back to his country that before these Olympics in Sochi, equality to everybody “no matter what.” Banks countered that Russian law is being we have to see a repeal of these laws.” Earlier Thursday, Russia’s Sports Minister used “in a negative way,” citing videos from Russia showing “hate crimes” and “people Vitaly Mutko urged anti-gay critics to “calm down,” saying the rights of all athletes torturing and bullying kids who are gay.” Russia’s new law, recently signed by competing at the Olympics will be respected. President Vladimir Putin, imposes fines and But he insisted they would “have to respect up to 15 days in prison for people accused the laws of the country.” The petition, which All Out ended up of spreading “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” to minors and hefty fines mailing, calls on the Russian government “to stop the crackdown against lesbian, gay, for holding gay pride rallies. A widespread hostility to homosexuality bisexual and transgender people that is is shared by much of Russia’s political fueling anti-gay violence.” “We urge leaders around the world and and religious elite, and the law has raised growing concern about gay participation in within Russia to work to eliminate all antithe Feb. 7-23 Olympic games in the Black Sea gay laws and protect all citizens from violence resort in southern Russia. Some lawmakers and discrimination in Russia,” it said. From the Associated Press have accused gays of decreasing Russia’s

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It’s Back, and It’s Amazing Broward House gives you its Amazing Race South Florida Jacob Long

Teams and volunteers from the Amazing Race in 2012. Photo courtesy of Broward House

At 8 a.m. the morning of August 17, 18 teams of two will be meeting all over Wilton Manors, rubbing sleep from their eyes and getting ready to race each other — but not in a straight line. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Terry DeCarlo, Broward House’s director of marketing. “By the end of the day, wherever we have the finish line, there’s a party — we make sure every team stays until the last one comes. Everyone gets so excited. That’s why people keep coming back.” Like the television show from CBS, contestants will team up to solve riddles and make their way across targets in the city. The event comes to you from Broward House, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization. DeCarlo said that three other states are doing the race now as a fundraising event, following on the heels of Wilton Manors. The event is DeCarlo’s brainchild. He tried to get on the show three times with his partner, and has even met with producers — he’s expecting to be on the show shortly. Like other Broward House events, this one will raise funds for the HIV/AIDS community. DeCarlo remembers that in last year’s race, a team of girls had accidentally skipped a clue and had to go back and redo it. “They stopped and regrouped and eventually won the race,” DeCarlo said. “When you get your clue, walk away, open it up, read it, think about it, read it again. Be clear on it.”

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During the first race in 2011, one team raised more than $10,000.

Here’s how it works:

•You meet at a secret location with your teammate. •You get your t-shirt and your backpack. •You get your first clue. •Without a car or a cellphone, you make your way to the destination per the clue you got. Need help, ask someone — the kindness of others is the only help you’ll get. •At the destination, you get a challenge. •Complete the challenge and get a new clue. •Repeat steps three through six 19 more times to get to the finish line. If you’re first, you win big, getting a cruise for two from Holland-America Line. The prize in 2012 was a ride in the Goodyear Blimp, which couldn’t be purchased otherwise (does that make it priceless?). But to get in on the action, you have to pay. On top of throwing down $25 per team to participate, each team agrees to raise funds ($1,000) for Broward House in the days leading up to the run. “The race is so haphazard and hard to put together that we limit it to 20 teams,” DeCarlo said. “They’re still at it raising their funds.” About 60 percent of teams come back to try again, he said. To register, go to http://conta.cc/14CtVE5. For more information on the Amazing Race South Florida, go to http://conta. cc/12OmuGg.


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‘Why Isn’t Asexual Included?’ Woman says her kind faces discrimination, shares harassing text history Jacob Long

The asexual pride flag, found on AsexualityArchive.com

An asexual Reddit user shared her text history with a courtesan in a post titled “Why isn’t asexual included in the GLBT community? They face discrimination too...” on August 8. The title of the post linked to a slew of images showing the exchange between the two, which got racy quite quickly. After making it clear to Reddit user ScribbleScribe that he was interested in her, she texted him to remind that she’s asexual and not interested back. That’s when things went sour. (note: The text exchange does not explicitly identify Reddit user ScribbleScribe as the female in the exchange, but that user posted the link to the screen grabs). “LOL your way too hot to be asexual haha :) let’s go to the fair on thursday, i’ll show you something nice [sic],” the text read. The reply was dry: “I’m asexual.” The man persisted: “i meant my dick, silly :)” Still, she replied: “I know what you meant, I’m asexual.” And on and on it went, the man quickly describing in detail how a potential, sexual rendezvous would proceed with items like oral sex. Reddit is an online community where people come together to share information and discuss anything from political news to the latest trend in cat pictures. One of Reddit’s mainstays is its commenting system, governed by a democracy of its users,

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“upvoting” comments which in turn sends them further up the chain of comments. Here are some of the comments users made to the text exchange.. Top commenter on the thread and user Orillious said: “I think that shifts from discrimination to sexual harassment...” User oddmanout responded to u/Orillious: “Yea, that guy would be doing that to her regardless of her sexuality. Had she been heterosexual and not interested, I’m sure he’d still do the same thing. He’s not doing it because she’s asexual, he’s doing it because he’s basically a sexual predator.” If you didn’t know, according to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN): ”‘An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Unlike celibacy, which people choose, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are. Asexuality does not make our lives any worse or any better, we just face a different set of challenges than most sexual people. There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently. Asexuality is just beginning to be the subject of scientific research. “ To find out more about asexuality, start with AVEN’s FAQs at http://bit.ly/dfPlsg. Share your thoughts on this topic online at SFGN.com


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Members of Women in Network, a South Florida community organization dedicated to the development, leadership, and empowerment of LBT women, their friends and supporters. Photo courtesy of Denise Spivak

It’s really very simple. You buy a $5 pass online from Macy’s and save big during your Macy’s shopping spree — those $5 then go to charity. It’s part of Macy’s 8th annual Shop for a Cause event on August 24. The proud department store allows charities of all kinds to buy into the program, which lets nonprofits sell special discount shopping passes. The passes give benefits to the customers, and the customers put money straight into the non-profits pockets. To be clear, 100 percent of the money paid to buy passes goes to the non-profits. “What’s cool about it is that it’s low-risk. You can buy a bunch of cookies and try to sell them,” said Denise Spivak, spokesperson for WIN. “Here, it’s totally passive income — if we sell the coupons, WIN gets the funds. If we don’t sell them, we’re not out of pocket.” WIN is a South Florida community organization dedicated to the development, leadership, and empowerment of LBT women, their friends and supporters. One of WIN’s big programs is a couponing program that benefits people at Poverello — for food and other personal care items, Spivak told SFGN, so Macy’s program was a no-brainer. “Using coupons is something we’ve done

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and people seem to support,” she said. The program has had sizeable effect in the past near-decade of its existence. “Over the past eight years, Macy’s annual ‘Shop For A Cause’ has raised more than $46 million for local and national charities, providing our associates and customers an opportunity to give back to those organizations that touch their hearts each and every day,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer, in a statement. “Giving back is a key component of Macy’s culture.” And what exactly do you get for a pass? According to the Macy’s site you get “25 percent off on regular, sale and clearance merchandise, including designer brands you love, throughout the store, as well as 10 percent off electronics, furniture, mattresses and area rugs. And, they will be eligible to win a $500 gift card, no purchase necessary.” Don’t forget the fine print: “Exclusions and restrictions apply. See shopping pass for details.” If you’re wondering, the closest Macy’s to Wilton Manors is at 2314 E. Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 To find the pass online, just visit wepay.com/ stores/win-macy-s-shop-for-a-cause and buy in. For more information, go to WIN’s website at WomenInNetwork.com.


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One More Reason to go AHF The AIDS Healthcare Foundation opens new location just outside Wilton Manors Jacob Long

The pharmacy team for the new AHF Oakland Park Healthcare Center Pharmacy. Photo courtesy of Mark Martin

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The international advocacy and HIV prevention group AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened its newest Florida location in Oakland Park on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The new location comes after a group of physicians contacted AHF and asked to open the healthcare center close to their own client base. These are career HIV specialists Dr. Robert Helgar, Dr. Michael Cuenca and Dr. Maureen Greenwood. Also on staff is Dr. Helgar, who specializes in the treatment of transgender patients. “He has a client base of transgender patients, and he specializes in any type of hormonal treatments or medications that would be appropriate for the transgender population,” said Lydia Greshem, Deputy Bureau Chief of AHF’s Southern Bureau. As for opening the location, Greshem said that “there was an underserved need. We had some providers who wanted to be part of the organization.” And so they did. The center is located at 1164 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33334 (on the third floor). For its Aug. 9 open house, almost 200 people showed up, but they were there more for support than to ask questions — though several people wanted to know when the center would start providing services, which was Monday, Aug. 12. “Most of them came in pretty well informed,” Greshem told SFGN, adding that the event went “extremely well.” Other people asked whether the center would get its own pharmacy, which Greshem said it sure will, “within the next couple of weeks.” Why in Oakland Park? The physicians’ client base being primarily concentrated close to the Oakland Park location and easily reached with public transportation, it was a no-brainer. “We firmly believe in patient choice. For

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My HIV Diary Finding Your Support

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

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 49

(Aug. 2 – Aug. 8) Friendship is the backbone of my life. Since the falling out I had with my family nearly four years ago I’ve had to make a support system out of some of the most amazing people in the world. I consider myself lucky to have people in my life that are willing to help me shoulder the burdens in my life, especially the burdens of living with HIV. When I was first told I would be living the rest of life with something I grew up being told was a killer, I felt so alone. Even though I was dating someone at the time, I never felt like he had my back. I had a case worker and got to know a few people from the HIV organization, but their caring felt disingenuous. To me, it felt like it was their job to care. I’m a social

butterfly that has no problem making friends, but when it came to finding someone to tell me things would be okay and actually mean it I couldn’t find them. Coming back to Florida in 2010 was the best decision of my life. I had been dealing with my HIV diagnosis by myself for two years and I started to feel like there was no other door or light at the end of the tunnel for me. I had never disclosed to a person I wasn’t planning on being sexually involved with until I moved back. I randomly walked up to a guy at Sidelines and asked him if I could tell him a secret. I then disclosed to him and was shocked at his reaction. He gave me the biggest hug I have ever been given. It was right then that I realized I was in control of my life and my HIV. If I could say one thing to people out there who are just finding out that they’re HIV positive it would be this: I have your back. And not just me there are people who care out there. Whether it’s the friends you already have or a complete stranger at a bar, you’re not and never will be alone. I know HIV can feel like a black cloud above your head, but you have the power to make that sun shine right on through. All it takes is a little faith and the knowledge that no matter what ... hey, at least you’ve got me.

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What is STRIBILD? STRIBILD is a prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV-1 medicines before. It combines 4 medicines into 1 pill to be taken once a day with food. STRIBILD is a complete single-tablet regimen and should not be used with other HIV-1 medicines. STRIBILD does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS. To control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses you must keep taking STRIBILD. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 to others. Always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids. Never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them.

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• Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If you also have HBV and stop taking STRIBILD, your hepatitis may suddenly get worse. Do not stop taking STRIBILD without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health. STRIBILD is not approved for the treatment of HBV. Who should not take STRIBILD? Do not take STRIBILD if you: • Take a medicine that contains: alfuzosin, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, methylergonovine, cisapride, lovastatin, simvastatin, pimozide, sildenafil when used for lung problems (Revatio®), triazolam, oral midazolam, rifampin or the herb St. John’s wort. • For a list of brand names for these medicines, please see the Brief Summary on the following pages. • Take any other medicines to treat HIV-1 infection, or the medicine adefovir (Hepsera®). What are the other possible side effects of STRIBILD? Serious side effects of STRIBILD may also include: • New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure. Your healthcare provider should do regular blood and urine tests to check your kidneys before and during treatment with STRIBILD. If you develop kidney problems, your healthcare provider may tell you to stop taking STRIBILD. • Bone problems, including bone pain or bones getting soft or thin, which may lead to fractures. Your healthcare provider may do tests to check your bones. • Changes in body fat can happen in people taking HIV-1 medicines. • Changes in your immune system. Your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight infections. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new symptoms after you start taking STRIBILD. The most common side effects of STRIBILD include nausea and diarrhea. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or don’t go away.

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What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking STRIBILD? • All your health problems. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have or had any kidney, bone, or liver problems, including hepatitis virus infection. • All the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. STRIBILD may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how STRIBILD works. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist. Do not start any new medicines while taking STRIBILD without first talking with your healthcare provider. • If you take hormone-based birth control (pills, patches, rings, shots, etc). • If you take antacids. Take antacids at least 2 hours before or after you take STRIBILD. • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if STRIBILD can harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking STRIBILD. • If you are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in breast milk. Also, some medicines in STRIBILD can pass into breast milk, and it is not known if this can harm the baby. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/ medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please see Brief Summary of full Prescribing Information with important warnings on the following pages.


STRIBILD is a prescription medicine used as a complete single-tablet regimen to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV-1 medicines before. STRIBILD does not cure HIV-1 or AIDS.

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Patient Information STRIBILDTM (STRY-bild) (elvitegravir 150 mg/cobicistat 150 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg) tablets Brief summary of full Prescribing Information. For more information, please see the full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information. What is STRIBILD? • STRIBILD is a prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV-1 medicines before. STRIBILD is a complete regimen and should not be used with other HIV-1 medicines. • STRIBILD does not cure HIV-1 or AIDS. You must stay on continuous HIV-1 therapy to control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses. • Ask your healthcare provider about how to prevent passing HIV-1 to others. Do not share or reuse needles, injection equipment, or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them. Do not have sex without protection. Always practice safer sex by using a latex or polyurethane condom to lower the chance of sexual contact with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood. What is the most important information I should know about STRIBILD? STRIBILD can cause serious side effects, including: 1. Build-up of lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis). Lactic acidosis can happen in some people who take STRIBILD or similar (nucleoside analogs) medicines. Lactic acidosis is a serious medical emergency that can lead to death. Lactic acidosis can be hard to identify early, because the symptoms could seem like symptoms of other health problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms which could be signs of lactic acidosis: • feel very weak or tired • have unusual (not normal) muscle pain • have trouble breathing • have stomach pain with nausea or vomiting • feel cold, especially in your arms and legs • feel dizzy or lightheaded • have a fast or irregular heartbeat 2. Severe liver problems. Severe liver problems can happen in people who take STRIBILD. In some cases, these liver problems can lead to death. Your liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and you may develop fat in your liver (steatosis). Call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms of liver problems: • your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice) • dark “tea-colored” urine • light-colored bowel movements (stools) • loss of appetite for several days or longer • nausea • stomach pain You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or severe liver problems if you are female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking STRIBILD for a long time. 3. Worsening of Hepatitis B infection. If you have hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and take STRIBILD, your HBV may get worse (flare-up) if you stop taking STRIBILD. A “flare-up” is when your HBV infection suddenly returns in a worse way than before. • Do not run out of STRIBILD. Refill your prescription or talk to your healthcare provider before your STRIBILD is all gone

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Local Gay Cantor Makes History Mark Goldman elected president of American Conference of Cantors Christiana Lilly

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For 19 years, the congregants of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El have heard the tenor of their cantor’s voice carry over the sanctuary, singing Hebrew blessings and ushering in Shabbat after a week of work. Mark Goldman, the cantor of the reform Jewish temple in Plantation, not only has

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lead services week after week, but now will play a role on the national level as the president of the American Conference of Cantors -- and its first openly gay one at that. “I certainly feel very, very proud to be openly gay and for the organization to have elected me, and for that never to have been

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an issue or anything that was even spoken about,” he said. Cantors play an important role in the Jewish faith. As ordained Jewish clergy members, they’re known for leading the service’s music but also are involved in other facets, such as counseling, preparing children for their bar/bat mitzvah, teaching, spiritual guidance, planning programming, events, fundraisers, and more. Many LGBT people find difficulty maintaining their faith, many of which don’t condone homosexuality, while staying true to their sexual identity. Goldman experienced the same struggle growing up in London, England as a part of the Orthodox Jewish community, one of the strictest sects of the faith. Coming from a long line of cantors, Goldman remembers going to the synagogue every Saturday morning with his father and being enamored by the music at the services. The cantor took him under his wing and involved him in the music and the services, and Goldman knew it was something he wanted to do when he grew up. He took vocal lessons in high school and later went on to the London School of Jewish Studies for a degree in Jewish Studies and a cantorial diploma. However, it was at the age of 11 or 12 that he experienced confusion with his identity and religion. “I attended an Orthodox Jewish school and I clearly remember hearing from the rabbis, when somehow the subject of homosexuality came up, that this was something that was strictly against Judaism and was abhorrent to Judaism, and I clearly remember thinking, oh my goodness, am I the person that they’re talking about?” he said. “I can certainly say that my adolescent years and even as far into my early 20s were very difficult years for me.” In fact, he didn’t come out to his parents until he was 27 years old. After attending school in London, he moved to the United States and attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY when he accepted a calling to serve as cantor at a conservative synagogue -- a more liberal sect of the Jewish faith than Orthodox. When his rabbi at the orthodox temple in London found out he was going to be at a conservative temple, he

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refused to attend Goldman’s last service. When Goldman confided in some cantors about being gay, they were supportive but encouraged him to move into a more liberal community to practice Judaism. “I never confided in any member of the Orthodox Jewish community about my sexual identity because by that time I’d already left the Orthodox Jewish community and I never really felt it would be safe to tell anybody because I knew as soon as I told anybody, I would immediately be ostracized,” he said. In 1995, he joined the congregation of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation, a reform Jewish synagogue. Two years later, he met his life partner Aaron Taber, an interior designer. There, it was a completely different experience as staff and congregants were nonchalant about his sexual orientation. Rather, they’ve only been impressed and proud of his talents and achievements. Taber is never left out of any bios on Goldman in temple fliers, programs and handouts. “I’ve only ever received support and encouragement in everything that I’ve done and certainly my sexuality has never been questioned. It’s never been an issue from any perspective. Both myself and my partner have always been welcomed into the congregation and he’s treated as my spouse,” Goldman said. He was a part of a group of North American cantors to perform at the Vatican in 2010, possibly the first time Jewish songs were performed there. He has also been active with the American Conference of Cantors, the largest agency of its kind in the world, and became president this summer. A press release (http://accantors.org/acc/node/1074) went out announcing that the conference had installed its first openly gay president. Goldman encourages others who are religious and LGBT to seek out family and friends who support them, and that it’s possible to find an accepting denomination. “I feel that I was able to deal with a situation that initially seemed like it was impossible to deal with because of the conflict of being gay but also wanting to be a cantor, which at the time and place that I grew up would have been completely impossible,” Goldman said. “I was able to find a direction that worked and was able to combine the parts of who I.”


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Pride Business Alliance Mixer The Pride Business Alliance, Palm Beach County’s LGBT chamber of commerce, held their monthly networking mixer at H.G. Roosters in West Palm Beach last month. Compass, the GLCC of the Palm Beaches, formed the chamber in 2006. Visit CompassGLCC.com/ pba.html or call 561-533-9699 or email events@compassglcc.com for more information. Visit SFGN’s Facebook page at /SouthFloridaGayNews or directly at http://on.fb.me/1bflqhl to see more photos.

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Founding Grandparents LGBT grandparents group forms in Wilton Manors Jesse Monteagudo

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Members of the newly formed LGBT Grandparents Group in Wilton Manors Photo courtesy of Sharron Demarest

On a typically rainy, South Florida summer morning two dozen women and men gathered in a condo clubhouse in Wilton Manors to talk about their grandchildren. What made these people different from other grandparents in other clubhouses is the fact that they are also LGBT. Most of them go back to pre-Stonewall days, to a time when most gay men and women stayed in their closets and entered into oppositesex marriages. Though they eventually came out of their closets (some with a vengeance) and formed same‑sex relationships, most of them maintained close ties with their children and, later, their grandchildren. South Florida’s LGBT Grandparents Group was formed to serve the needs of LGBT grandparents. The first of its kind, the South Florida group has many parents. Gay grandad Peter Robinson is one of them: “We started the planning committee back in January. One of the members of the Therapist Collective of SunServe got in contact with several of us who are gay grandparents and wanted to know if we

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would be willing to form a group of LGBT grandparents - as a support group and a social group - and we said that was a great idea. So, six of us got together and we planned our first meeting.” “What is really phenomenal about this group along with the people that founded it is the cooperation among the agencies that put it together: Women In Network, SunServe, PFLAG, the Pride Center and Women with Pride,” Denise Spivak said. “It has been a cooperative effort and I am thrilled that four agencies could come together to provide something that is needed and successful.” According to Robinson, 16 grandparents attended the first meeting in March. A second meeting was held in May and a third one in July. According to co‑founder Paul Smith, the reception from other grandparents has been “incredible. We have been getting groups of 20 to 25 people at each meeting, which I think is really great. There is a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of interest in this group.” Word quickly spread by word of mouth and soon other grandparents joined in. soflagaynews //

“Paul Smith came to some of the groups at the Pride Center and was very vocal about starting this group,” Allen Churchman said. “So I decided to come to the first meeting and see what it was all about. I brought pictures of my grandkids. I am having issues right now with my grandchildren and I hope to get some insight from the group in terms of what direction to take to resolve those issues.” “I saw it advertised. They were looking for grandparents,” Inez Pasher said. They had their first meeting here and we all came in and it was quite a revelation, finding out that there are so many of us. You don’t feel isolated.” Unlike other LGBT groups, the Grandparents Group has virtual parity between men and women. “This is very unusual,” notes Robinson. “Everybody gets along beautifully. This is one of the first gay organizations that I have been part of where an even number of men and women come together and we all get along.” Pasher added: “This is the only group that I have ever been to where

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there is an homogeneous community of men and women. It is almost 50/50. This is because we have a shared experience [of being grandparents].” The LGBT Grandparents Group does not have a formal structure; and the participants like it that way. It does not have corporate papers, by‑laws or a board of directors. “We are a very informal group,” Robinson said. “There is no corporation. It is just a support group. There is no reason to raise funds.” Thus unstructured, the Group offers grandparents “ideas and ways to interact with their grandchildren, if they have not thought it yet. How to handle long‑distance relationships. How to handle spousal relationships with their grandchildren. What happens when a grandparent has a divorce from their spouse. Does the spouse maintain a relationship with the grandchildren or should they? What happens when the grandchildren miss the spouse that is missing now. All kinds of topics.” Most of the grandparents in the Group - and their partners, if they have one - are


out to their families. Kris Drumm, who co‑founded the group and moderated the July meeting, has three grandchildren, and “my relationship with them is wonderful,” she laughs. Other participants - Gerald Hirschtritt, Pasher, Robinson, Smith - also enjoy great relationships with their children (some of whom are also gay) and their grandchildren. “I have five grandsons, ranging from the age of 9 and a half all the way down to 2,” Smith said with pride. “They know I am gay. In fact, they have two grandpas: me and my partner. My partner and I have been together for 34 years and they have only known us together as their grandfathers. They accept my partner, absolutely.” At the meeting participants talked about their grandchildren, as any proud grandparent would, and discussed ways to deal with often long-distant relationships. They also talked about the rights of “nonbiological grandparents,” their same-sex

spouses or partners. In most cases, being queer was not an issue. Most of those present at the meeting would agree with Churchman, who says that the Group “is a good idea because there are a lot of retired seniors here that have grandchildren and this is a good way to relate to others who may be having problems or issues with being a grandparent.” Drumm added: “I love this group. It is our favorite thing to talk about. And I think that a lot of us who live far away from our grandchildren find it is very hard to maintain a relationship. And then if there is homophobia in the family that makes it really hard. And here we have a place to talk about it.” The LGBT Grandparents Group is open to both biological and non-biological grandparents. Interested parties may reach the group by sending an email to co-founder Chris Maclellan, of SunServe, at cmaclellan@ sunserve.org.

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One of our favorite cars is going through The Change. Well, a change in name, anyway. What entered our lives (and many of our garages) as the 3-Series coupe will be known henceforth as the “4-Series.” Learn it now, because it won’t answer to “3-Series” once it arrives later this summer. The change in name was made to sync up with BMW’s corporate naming strategy that uses odd numbers (as in, 1-, 3-, 5-, and 7-series) for sedans, wagons, and “Gran Turismos” (ie: hatchbacks), and even numbers for its 2- and 4-door coupes, such as the 6-Series. What about the car itself? Well, it looks fantastic, far more elegant and sportier in posture than the more upright 3-series on which it is based. Innovations include “air breathers” behind the front wheel arches that supposedly reduce drag, available all-LED headlamps, a beautiful stand-up navigation system/iDrive interface, and a handwriting-recognizing touchpad on

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lifestyle people LGBT Radio Show “Qiew” Launches in Fort Lauderdale Andrea Dulanto

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In 2011, Orlando radio host Paul Karle started an LGBT show called The Qiew. “My background is radio and TV and I wanted to use my talent, my voice… for good within our community,” said Karle in an email interview with SFGN. The Qiew and Karle have now found a new home in South Florida. Since May 2013, The Qiew has been broadcasting from Fort Lauderdale, and it can be heard on Saturdays at 6 p.m. on AM radio at 1470AM WWNN, live at the station’s website or by downloading the iHeart Radio App for WNN. Listeners can also connect to previous broadcasts by visiting The Qiew website. “I think this city…was ripe for this new show,” Karle said. Since moving to Fort Lauderdale, The Qiew has added two new co-hosts: Malcolm Neitzey and Nathalie Cauvin who is known as Tali. “Of course, starting over with a new listening audience and new co-hosts…was scary,” Karle said. “[But] the three of us jell perfectly and we genuinely care about each other.” By revisiting a couple of the past shows on The Qiew website, there is a clear sense of camaraderie between the hosts as each of them contributes their own sense of humor and insights. Although there is the light banter of any radio show, the talk sometimes turns serious. The Qiew recently interviewed local musician Paul Bellantoni who shared his experience of songwriting as a way to process depression. On the same episode, rapper Cazwell commented on his frustration with gay celebrities who are closeted, and comedian Erin Foley disclosed how she came out to her family and later came out in her work (albeit, Foley imbued her story with wry humor).

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During Karle’s years of hosting The Qiew, he has interviewed many memorable guests including Larry Kramer (“father of the LGBT movement…funny and cranky and passionate”), Hal Sparks who played Michael on Queer as Folk, Harvey Milk’s nephew Stuart Milk and Bruce Vilanch. Women have also been represented as guests on the show. During an email interview with SFGN, co-host Tali affirmed that she is dedicated to giving a voice to “fierce, talented, mission-making women.” “I tend to surround myself with those involved in the arts, music, hospitality, entertainment,” Tali said. Some of the women who have appeared on The Qiew include Karina Iglesias from NBC’s The Voice, MTV’s Dani Campbell, singer/ songwriter “A girl named Chuck,” Carol Moran of New Moon Bar and 13 Even, President of 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida Amy Joy Roman and LGBT advocate Kim Cohane. There are also guests such as “Marcia” who appeared on The Qiew to discuss her experience of being closeted. “These women are making a difference in people’s lives and in the world in their own way,” said Tali. Karle confirmed that “the future is bright for our show.” “We just signed a deal for another full hour of The Qiew starting in September. I would also like to add some additional programming and we are talking about a TV/Video version of our show. The next few months are going to be great!” For more information and to listen to The Qiew: Saturdays at 6 p.m. 1470AM WWNN http://wwnnradio.com http://theqiew.net


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Dinner theater takes on a whole new dimension when Actors with a Clue are throwing the soiree! Join Chef Jacques Schlock le Bloch and his cohorts for elegant cocktails, delicious plated dinner service and a show at Balans Restaurant at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park, 1951 NW 7th Ave. in Miami, tonight, Aug. 16. Murder ensues and it’s up to the summoned detective and you, the guests, to figure out who wants to stomp out the culinary competition—permanently! Tickets are $75 per person and include cocktails, three-course plated dinner and show. For more information, go to ActorsWithAClue.com.

SAT 8/17 Museum

Well, if hogs get you all hot and bothered— and we’re talking the two-wheeled kind— then head to Miami Beach’s World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), 1205 Washington Ave., tonight for the first annual Miami Bike Week art exhibition. The party starts at 8 p.m. and runs to midnight and will feature original artwork themed on such varied objects as motorcycles, helmets, gauntlets, boots, jackets, shirts and all things pertaining to bikes, showcased in one of South Beach’s most distinctive destinations. Admission is $25 and includes food and beverages. No one under 18 will be admitted. For more information, go to WEAM.com.

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Erin Joy Schmidt and Noah Levine star in the premiere of Blow Me, a biographical play about the late British fashion eccentric Isabella Blow. Photo courtesy of Mitchell Zachs

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Miami’s irreverent Mad Cat Theatre presents the South Florida premier of Jessica Farr’s new play, Blow Me, a surrealistic adventure through the last days of fashion eccentric Isabella Blow’s life before finally—and successfully—committing suicide. Blow, a high profile British fashion magazine editor, “discovered” designer Alexander McQueen and was often photographed in the most outlandish milinery creations of Philip Treacy. Erin Joy Schmidt stars as Blow, supported by an all-star cast. Catch the show Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Sandbox, 9816 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami Shores. Tickets are available at MadCatTheatre.org. soflagaynews //

Music

Mini Kiss, the “hottest little band in the world,” will give a free rockin’ performance at the center fountain at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood at 5:30 p.m. to kick off the 8 p.m. KISS concert at Hard Rock Live. Formed in 1996 by Joey Fatale, the band, made up of “little people,” has become a worldwide sensation, featured in a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial with KISS. Soon after, the band hit the road for its first U.S. tour. The band has also appeared on A&E’s reality show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and Lopez Tonight on TBS. For more information, go to SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com.

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You’ll laugh, you might even cry at the performance of Shorts Gone Wild, an LGBT-themed shorts festival sponsored by Island City Stage and City Theatre at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale. The show features seven 10-minute short plays by a number of local playwrights and performances by an incredibly flexible cast of six talented actors. Highlights include The Happy Ones by Kim Ehly, Mr. & Mr. Smith by Tony Finstrom and A Lyrical Fable by Michael Leeds. You can see it Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 at IslandCityStage.org.


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Arts Garage Plays Celebrate Golden Age of Radio

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was never originally conceived as a radio play, but at the time, companies would adapt popular movies for radio and then hire the movie stars, including Judy Garland, to step in for the broadcast. Tyrrell and Watts planned the show to coincide with Arts Garage’s wildly successful recent production, Beyond the Rainbow, based on Garland’s iconic Carnegie Hall concert. “We started with the idea to do one play,” recalled Watts, “but Lou said, ‘Nope, you’ve got to do a series’.”

What

A Star is Born

When

Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where

Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St., Delray Beach

How Much More Info.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door ArtsGarage.org

Audiences will relive the golden era of the radio play in a unique new series debuting on Thursday at Delray Beach’s Arts Garage. Photo courtesy of Pasquantonio

Decades before HDTV—or even plain old television, as a matter of fact—millions of Americans huddled around the radio every evening. This nightly ritual took listeners along for the ride with the Lone Ranger and the crime fighter Green Hornet, elicited laughs at the antics of Edgar Bergen and his ventriloquist dummy, Charlie McCarthy, and drew sobs at every melodramatic turn in many popular soap operas. Arts Garage will celebrate the golden era of radio with a series of one-night-only radio plays beginning Thursday, Aug. 15 with the Judy Garland classic, A Star is Born. “From Orson Welles and the thrilling Mercury Theatre broadcasts of the 1930’s to Guy Noir and the hilarity of A Prairie Home Companion, the radio play has been one of America’s most beloved art forms,” said Arts Garage Artistic Director Lou Tyrrell. “These shows provide a nostalgic trip to the past with a modern twist.” The series, which will also include It’s a Wonderful Life, Casablanca and Sunset Boulevard later in the year, is produced by John Watts of Arts Radio Network, a website devoted to the Palm Beach County arts scene, and a former on-air personality with WXEL radio. Watts became interested in the old radio plays after listening to recordings that belonged to his father: “As I did research, it was exciting to learn that these radio plays were being made right there in the studio. All the sound effects, all the music, every play had

to be written that week (for the broadcast).” He and his wife, Caroline Breder-Watts, a familiar WETA radio personality, originally produced Orson Welles’ legendary War of the Worlds as a pledge drive break for WXEL in 2002 and would later produce other shows for the Kravis Center starting in 2007. “We start off with the historic scripts. A lot of the scripts are still in existence. Orson Welles donated his whole collection of CBS scripts….and a lot are available online,” explained Watts. Noting that each production includes three elements, dialogue, music and the all-important sound effects, Watts also consulted three encyclopedic books on sound effects from the 1940s. “That’s about all there is, as much information today as there was then,” he said, noting he had assembled a number of car and house doors, bed springs, bells, telephone ringers and special effects to mimic the sounds of a car engine running and even screeching to a stop. All are painted bright colors so the audience will recognize when they are in use. Just as was done decades ago, Watts and his cast and crew must put together the show in just days, a task made easier by the lack of scenery and staging, and of course, the ability of the actors to read their lines from a script. But, he points out, the biggest challenge remains timing as the actors often must portray multiple characters and navigate the myriad sound effects. This week’s production, A Star is Born, soflagaynews //

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It’s Hot in August & Hotter in Key West

Tropical Heat Festival kicks off down South Jacob Long For four days, Key West is going to turn into a gay hub of parties, celebrations, fundraisers, nudity and dancing. The whole event comes to you from the Key West Business Guild. From Bourbon Street Pub’s “Night with Chi Chi LaRue” to the infamous “Big O Party,”

the parties are sure to catch your eyes, no matter your specific taste and preference. Daily yoga will keep you agile (if you want to be) and Blue Q — now in its 18th year — will keep you refreshed and barely clothed (again, if you want to be).

VIP passes give you free admission into most events and are going for $120 ($185 value according to the events’ organizers). Also according to them, each VIP pass holder gets a free Tropical Heat Key West T-shirt (while supplies last).

And Key West Express is giving out $30 discounts on a full-fare round-trip ticket, only $117. Call 239-463-5733 to get this deal. Mention “Biz Guild — Tropical Heat” when reserving. For more information, go to TropicalHeatKW.com.

Here’s the full schedule of events: EVERY DAY Gay Key West Visitor Center

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Key West Business Guild, 513 Truman Ave. About (from the site): “Make this your first stop when you hit the island. Tropical Heat Event Guides, One Human Family bracelets, sponsor info, Gay Key West map, and more!”

Blue Q Water Adventures

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Blu Q Water Adventures, 200 William St. About (from the site): “Experience paradise in the water: Sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, and more. Special Tropical Heat discount with the purchase of VIP pass at bluqkeywest. com (RSVP online, save $6).”

renowned porn-star Chad Brock and Victor Cody! Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks included. Book online and save at www.bluqkeywest. com or call Capt. Steve at 305.923.7245.”

801 Girls “Tropical Heat” Show

When: 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Where: 801 Duval St. About (from the site): “Enjoy a wonderful hot drag show upstairs in the Cabaret (admission not included with the VIP Pass).

What: Foreplay

When: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Where: Saloon One, 801 Duval St. About (from the site): “Cum edge into the hot steamy erotic weekend of Tropical Heat Key West 2013. Get your vodka on or off your rocks.”

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Tropical Heat 2013 Welcome Party with Island House & Manhunt Style

Yoga at the Island

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. About (from the site): “The Island House Resort and manhunt.net welcome you to sizzling Key West with this fabulous men only open-bar bash! Porn star Adam Wirthmore will be poolside in the buff, ready to mingle with you and your friends Island House style. All well cocktails, domestic beer, house wine and bubbly are complimentary, along with gourmet appetizers served by some of the hottest boys on the island.”

CUM Sail Away!

When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Blu Q Water Adventures, 200 William St. About (from the site): “Studio Cody invites you to soak it up on a sunset cruise with

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Tropical Heat Key West 2012 Photo courtesy of Pete Arnow

When: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. About (from the site): “Start your day off with naked stretching and get yourself balanced for the day of fun ahead (Free admission with a VIP pass or with an Island House Day Pass).”

About (from the site): “When the Tropical Heat starts to get to you, take your clothes off and enjoy the pool party at the Island House. Poolside cafe and loungers, tanning deck with misting system, two hot tubs, steam room, sauna, and gym. Towels and clothes check provided (VIP Pass gives you free Admission).”

Water Aerobics at the Island House with Fantasyfest King Marky

Toga in the Tropics

When: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. About (from the site): “A morning workout in the pool is a great way to help you work off those calories (Free admission with a VIP pass or with an Island House Day Pass).”

Skinny Dip at the Island House When: Noon to 5 p.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. soflagaynews //

When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Equator, 818 Fleming St. About (from the site): “Grab your toga (no stained bed sheets!) and cum on down to the Equator for Tropical Heat’s hottest party with the men of Studio Cody! Super Pornstar Chad Brock will get things off to a sizzlin’ start with live performances. Studio Cody will present prizes for Most Revealing Toga, Most Creative Toga, and Mister Tropical Heat Toga 2013! This is always the

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most talked-about party of Tropical Heat each year and it’s going to sell out again (VIP Pass gives you free Admission).”

Hotter Than Hell Dungeon & Festish Party

When: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Where: Saloon One, 504 Petronia St. About (from the site): “It’s hotter than hell at this very adult Dungeon Fetish party. Watch or be watched at the party of the weekend (clothing optional). Fetish attire encouraged. Located behind 801 (VIP Pass gives you free Admission).”

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Yoga at the Island

When: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. About (from the site): “Start your day off with naked stretching and get yourself


balanced for the day of fun ahead (Free admission with a VIP pass or with an Island House Day Pass).”

Water Aerobics at the Island House with Fantasyfest King Marky

When: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. About (from the site): “A morning workout in the pool is a great way to help you work off those calories (Free admission with a VIP pass or with an Island House Day Pass).”

SPLASH! Men Only Pool Party

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Where: Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St. About (from the site): “Fun in the sun just got hotter at this clothing-optional pool party just for men. It’s an afternoon of fun and games with the Men of Bourbon. VJ/ DJ Neil and VJ/DJ Gary Nolan keeps things hopping with the hottest dance tunes (VIP Pass gives you free Admission).”

Alexander’s Guest House ‘NAME OUR COCK!’ Happy Hour

When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Alexander’s Guesthouse, 1118 Fleming St. About (from the site): “Name Our Cock!” Happy Hour is your chance to give back to Gay Key West. This event is a fundraiser for the Key West Wildlife Center. Studio Cody Porn Star Cameron Kincade knows cock and will be lending a helpful hand with our cock! The fun and fantastic pool party happy hour will feature a contest to name one of Key West’s cocks (rooster). DJ Marky Pierson keeping it hopping while he spins the tunes (VIP Pass gives you free Admission).

Gay Key West Trolley Tour

When: 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Where: HTA Angela St. Depot, 700 Duval St. About (from the site): “Enjoy a fabulous tour of Key West, with a (gay) twist! 75-minute trolley tour that includes mainstream points of interest as well as an insider’s look at the colorful and rich history of Gay Key West. Buy tickets here (VIP Pass gives you free Admission).

Silver Key Lingerie Fashion Show

When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Silver Key Lingerie, 1108 White St. About (from the site): “Your chance to check out the best of the newest male lingerie Silver Key has to offer and purchase the item right off the model. This event is a fundraiser for Project Lighthouse, Key West’s drop-in center for runaway teens.”

The Big O at Bourbon with Chi Chi LaRue

When: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Where: Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St. About (from the site): “Night of exhibitionism & fantasies. Special Guest: Chi Chi Larue and friends. Come enjoy the

Foam Party, Play Areas, Hot Exotic Dancers, Pool with Waterfall, 15-Man Hot Tub, Dance Floors (free clothes check; VIP Pass gives you free admission).”

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 Yoga at the Island

When: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. About (from the site): “Start your day off with naked stretching and get yourself balanced for the day of fun ahead (Free admission with a VIP pass or with an Island House Day Pass).”

Blu-Q’s Sandbar Sunday Play Day

When: 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Blu Q Water Adventures, 200 William St. About (from the site): “Enjoy swimming, kayaking, playing or just floating in the tropical shallow waters of a remote sandbar (clothing optional). Lunch, beer, wine, soft drinks included. Special Tropical Heat discount with the purchase of VIP pass at bluqkeywest.com (RSVP online, save $6).”

Manhunt’s ‘Hot Naked Sundays’

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Where: Island House, 1129 Fleming St. About (from the site): “Manhunt presents this after Church and before tea - the Island’s only Pre-Tea Pool Party for Men. Poolside Cafe and loungers, tanning deck with misting system, two hot tubs, steam room, sauna, and gym. Towels and clothes check provided. Naked boys (including Manhunt’s some unannounced porn stars). Drink specials and prizes (VIP Pass gives you free admission).”

Gay Bingo

When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: 801 Duval St. About (from the site): “Quintessential Gay Key West. This ain’t your grandmother’s bingo, that’s for sure! Adult themed and benefits a local charity. Pizza included.”

Tropical Heat - HOT TEA!

When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Bourbon Street Pub, 724 Duval St. About (from the site): “Kick it up a notch at this high energy dance bar with strippers and fun locals. Garden Bar, Male-Only, Clothing Optional — complete with the swimming pool and hot tub. Free Admission.”

AFTERGLOW

When: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Where: Saloon One, 801 Duval St. About (from the site): “As the hot steamy erotic Tropical Heat weekend cums to a close, make sure you got that SATISFACTION. Cum bask in the afterglow of the fun as we close another climatic Tropical Heat in Key West. This party will go until the wee hours of the morning. Free Admission.” soflagaynews //

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Gays: The Series

Web Comedy/Drama to Debut in the Fall

David-Elijah Nahmod

Fall 2013 will see the debut of Peter William Dunn’s Gays: the Series. Set in New York City, Dunn describes his creation as a “dramedy” a combination of comedy and drama. Gays will follow the lives and loves of four twenty-something gay men navigating the often intense terrain of life in the Big Apple. The guys are best friends, and represent a diverse cross section of gay male humanity. There’s a drag queen who’s in love with classic Hollywood, a waiter, a self-entitled horny rich kid, and an introvert who works for a gay non-profit. There has been an explosion in recent years of exclusive series, and even an occasional film, produced by maverick writers, producers, directors and actors, who present their work on the Internet. Free from the constraints of network television censors and studio bosses, they’re able to tell their stories with total creative freedom. Quite a bit of web content plays to a specific, niche

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demographic, such as the LGBT community, who might otherwise not be properly represented in the mainstream media. Some web producers fund raise through Kickstarter or Indie-go go campaigns, which allows viewers to keep their favorite shows on their computer screens by donating to the budgets. A lucky few are able to sell ads and make a little money. Web produced content has become so prevalent in current culture, SAG, the Screen Actor’s Guild, has added New Media contracts for it’s member actors to sign, which enables them to work on these series for a reduced scale rate: new media budgets are often quite low. Yet final products are often impressively slick, well written, offbeat, and creatively more original than what the major networks offer. Dunn spoke to SFGN about his own efforts and experiences working in this cutting edge but growing new medium.

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From left going right: Peter Giessl, Marina Pulido, Jay William Thomas, Peter William Dunn, Markus Kelleman, Thomas Gibbons, Justin Garascia. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Bloomfield

Please tell us about yourself, your coming out story, and what drew you to acting and film making? I am a 27-year-old artist living in the New York City, where I was born. I went to college in Boston, then lived throughout Europe to explore more of the world. Came back a few years ago. I’ve made my living, working freelance in reality TV production and bartending at gay bars and restaurants. I don’t really have a coming out story. I always new I liked boys and always admitted that I did. Growing up a child actor in the theater scene I was lucky enough to meet amazing gay men who were great people and whom I admired, so I never thought it was wrong. What inspired the creation of Gays: the Series? Gays actually came about from a New Years Resolution. I’d gotten so caught up in making other people’s dreams come true in reality television, mixed with insane night hours as a bartender that I’d pretty much abandoned my own personal dreams. I wasn’t reading nearly as much as I wanted or needed too. At the same time I read an article about the best gay web series of 2012. In one weekend I watched all of them and wasn’t impressed. Then I thought: ‘if you can do something better, then do it and prove you can. Stop being all talk.’ So I said no more bartending, no more freelance jobs, give yourself six months, see what you can do with it, and if you fail, at least you can say you tried. The story of the show itself came from one character, one scene, and it just branched out from there. It pretty much poured out of me as if it had been stewing there for years.

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I think that a majority of the gay media in both film, TV and web series has a lot of potential but ends up disappointing in some variable, whether it’s the acting, the writing, or the production values. I wanted to create something for our community that didn’t do any of those things, and would be an incredible piece of stand alone work. I wrote the pilot in one sitting in a couple of hours, sent it to my best friend Eden, and she said: “You’re on to something here.” Three months later I’d written out the entire first season and said, “well, let’s do this thing.” How was the production financed? I had been saving money to move overseas again, but to dream you have to take risks, so I poured every penny of that savings into Gays. We also have a couple of independent private investors who believe in the potential of the show. And we’ll be launching an indie go-go within the next week or two to raise the rest of the money we need to complete the show. The cast and crew are all unpaid, which has just been so monumentally moving to meet so many people who believe in this thing, care about it, and want to make it a reality to share with everyone. How long do you hope it will run? I can honestly see Gays running for quite some time. Once I created these characters, they took me in all sorts of different directions, and I feel the show has a life of it’s own now and I was just throwing words out there. I’ve already written treatments for a second and third season, and have come up with a way to keep things fresh and new for a fourth. To read the rest of this interview visit SFGN.com/GayTheSeries


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Brazilian Film Fest Heats up Miami

Several LGBT themed movies premiere in festival Gary M. Kramer garyk@att.net

The 17th annual Brazilian Film Festival unspools in Miami August 17-24 with 21 features and 7 shorts showcasing Brazilian life. The various comedies, dramas, romances, and documentaries reflect images queer life as well. The closing night film, Reaching for the Moon, by famed Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barreto, is a lovely romantic drama that depicts the lengthy relationship between poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) and Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires), the architect who designed Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro. Pires will be a guest at the festival. Viviane Spinelli, the openly gay director of the festival, expressed her enthusiasm about the Florida premiere of Reaching for the Moon, “Reaching for the Moon is a very dramatic love story. Nobody gave Lota de Macedo Soares credit for Flamengo Park. She disappeared from Brazilian history.” She continued, “Gay subjects--gay marriage and gay rights--are very popular now,” noting that while “Brazilians may be naked in Carnival, they are very traditional regarding than gay rights and marriage.” The diversity of South America’s largest country is mirrored in the assorted films on display at the festival. Spinelli observes, “We want diversity to present the whole universe of Brazilian society and culture, and people and how we think about life and aspects of Brazilian life. There are new directors--a new generation of filmmakers is growing-and they are finding different ways to show our culture.” The festival does this by presenting popular films with Brazilian stars, such as Heleno, a luminous black-and-white biopic of the soccer superstar, Heleno de Freitas, played by the incredibly sexy Rodrigo Santoro (Queer moviegoers may recognize the actor as the flamboyant Xerxes in 300). Heleno flashes back and forth in time to tell the story of the character, a man who was hotheaded on the pitch as he was off. Santoro’s mesmerizing performance showcases de Freitas as a selfdestructive man who was as hardheaded as he was hard-bodied. Another highlight is the documentary We Are So Young, a drama about Renato Russo, a popular gay punk musician who died of AIDS. While the film was not available for preview, the focus, Spinelli suggests, is less

on the character’s sexuality and more on his music and career. “He was a popular singer beloved in Brazil, and his music has survived for generations.” She recalls, “There is poetry in the lyrics. One of his albums was a tribute to Stonewall.” There are two notable films at the festival that present LGBT themes and characters. AE-Auto Exposure is a nifty thriller that unpeels layers throughout the film--one even after the closing credits (so don’t leave early). Henrique (Gustavo Machado) is a photographer who has completed an assignment in a gay bar. In his truck on the way home with Guto (João Pedro Zappa), he is robbed by bikers who pull a gun on him. However, a stranger in a truck behind him steps on the gas and kills one biker and maims the other. When Henrique returns to the scene of the crime to recover a memory card for his camera, he is arrested as a suspect, despite protestations that he was the victim. While AE--Auto Exposure plays out Henrique’s interrogation by Inspector Freire (Caco Ciocler), other characters’ storylines are revealed, including the hit and run driver, the accident victims, Guto, Henrique’s girlfriend, various couples introduced in the story, and, most significantly, a friend of Henrique’s whose flirtation at the gay bar leads to a night of consequence. This prismatic view of life in Brazil is engaging as each mini-narrative reflects the idea of predator and prey that is introduced by a nature documentary one character is watching. AE--Auto Exposure is enjoyable as the characters try to escape and/ or survive their circumstances, which range from comic to tragic, dramatic to romantic. My Mom is a Character is a comedy written by and starring Paulo Gustavo (and based on a character he created) who plays Dona Hermínia, the “mother” of the title in drag. The film is a loud, broad, and energetic comedy, filled with both warmth and heavy doses of crude humor. The sit-comic plot has Hermínia overhearing her kids Juliano (Rodrigo Pandolfo) and Marcelina (Mariana Xavier) disrespecting her and calling her a “drama queen.” So she leaves them to fend for themselves. The narrative flashes back and forth between mother and children, highlighting various shameful and embarrassing moments, from Hermínia trying to ignore the truth that Juliano is gay,

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to various jibes at Marcelina’s overeating and hygiene (or lack thereof). Gustavo’s canny performance is the film’s highlight as he captures the distress and joys of motherhood, shifting from vulnerability to protective “Mamma Bear” mode sometimes within a single scene. My Mom is a Character may seem as shrill as Tyler Perry’s Madea movie, and it could have cut back on all the shit and fat jokes, but it has some amusing moments, mostly courtesy of Gustavo who plays Hermínia with gusto. Actress Ingrid Guimarães has a supporting role in My Mom is a Character, but she plays the lead in Head over Heels 2, a farce about Alice (Guimarães), the workaholic co-owner of SexDelicía, an erotic boutique. After landing face first

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into the crotch of a female cake during a store celebration, Alice is told she needs to relax. De-stressing at a spa, this expert on dildos discovers the “octopussy” a sensational new vibrator. Hoping to open a New York store and promote this new invention, Alice fools her husband João (Bruno Garcia) that they are on vacation, and tries to conduct business with the hunky Ricardo (Eriberto Leão) on the sly. Of course, Head over Heels 2 has Alice frantically trying to keep her work meeting secret, as when lunch with Joâo conflicts with a business appointment with Ricardo on two different floors of the same restaurant. Head over Heels 2 is more forced than funny, but the film provides a few smiles.

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DateBook Theater

By Christiana Lilly, Calendar@SFGN.com

* Denotes new listing

Erin Joy Schmidt and Noah Levine star in the premiere of Blow Me, a biographical play about the late British fashion eccentric Isabella Blow. Photo courtesy of Mitchell Zachs

Broward County

* A World of Wonderful Tales

Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Theater, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. A leprechaun and woodland fairy travel through the folktales of Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, China and Hawaii. Tickets $6. Call 954-747-4646.

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver performs hits from the hit albums “Core” and “Purple.” Tickets $29.30 to $32. Call 800-745-3000 or visit JoinTheRevolution.net.

Palm Beach County * The Sounds of Simon

Aug. 16 to 25 at Studio Theater at Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. A musical celebrating Paul Simon has been held over. Call 561-600-0495 for tickets.

Company

Through Aug. 18 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Perpetual bachelor Bobby interacts with all his married friends, seeing his difficulties committing to just one person. Tickets $35. Call 561-514-4042 or visit PalmBeachDramaworks.org.

* Jazz Project: Amandah Jantzen Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach. A stellar performance mixing jazz, cabaret and classic American pop. Tickets $30 to $40. Call 561-450-6357.

* Jazz Project: Linda Witsell

Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach. A night of the contemporary jazz flutist. Tickets $25 to $190. Call 561-450-6357.

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Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere

Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 12551 Glades Road in Boca Raton. A night of funky tunes from alternative rockers Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere and Tribal Seeds. Tickets $45.25. Visit Ticketmaster.com

Miami-Dade Blow Me

Aug. 15 to Sept. 1 at SandBox at the Miami Theatre Center, 9816 NE Second Ave. in Miami Shores. Isabella Blow was a phenom in the fashion world, but suffering from bulimia, she succeeds in killing herself on the seventh try. The audience travels with her as she recants the story of her life. Call 305-751-9550.

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 GableStage.org.

Slava’s Snowshow

Through Aug. 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 ArshtCenter.org.

The Big Show

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 JustTheFunny.com.

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Broward County * Sage Works

Aug. 15 and 29 at the Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. LGBT who are 40 and older and looked for employment are invited to learn about and use AARP’s Worksearch program. Register with Bruce Williams, 954-463-9005, ext. 190.

* Citywide Market

Aug. 17 and 18 at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Two days of shopping for vintage and antiques, collectables, midcentury furniture, locally made products and edibles, and more. Call 954-785-7475.

* SOMM

Aug. 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd. View a comedic film about the world of the Court of Master Sommeliers, followed by a discussion led by certified sommelier Stephanie Miskew. Free. Register to Gail Vilone at 954-262-0249.

* Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida Auditions

Aug. 24 and 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW Ninth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Audition to be a part of the growing chorus performing at multiple venues and for an opportunity to meet new people. Register at GMCSF.org on the “sing with us” tab.

* Art United Opening Reception

Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pride Center Gallery, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Usher in the new pieces promoting a positive message to the gay and lesbian communities. Call 954-463-9005.

Women4Women Support

Wednesdays at 6 to 7:30 p.m. at SunServe, 2312 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. An open meeting and discussion group of all topics brought up by participants. Call 954-764-5150.

PFLAG

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

Survivor Support

community announcement

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

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida to Hold Auditions Aug. 24 and 26

The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will hold auditions for new singers Saturday, August 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m., and Monday, August 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th * Sketchbook Tuesdays Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. * Valyn Calhoun: Retrospective Prospective singers can register and learn Aug. 22 to Sept. 27 at ActivistArtistA Gallery, 422 W. more about the audition process by clicking Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. Photographer Valyn Calhoun presents his portraits of homoerotisim, fetishi, the “Sing With Us” tab on the chorus’ fashiuon and nightlife. Free. Call 786-521-1199. website, www.gmcsf.org.    Within a few days, they will be contacted by Gregg Saffell, Boynton Beach Art Walk the group’s membership director, who will Fourth Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Boynton schedule the auditions and respond to any Beach Art District, 404-422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. Art studios will be open for the questions they may have. public to view, as well as food, music, dancers and live “It’s incredible to think that we’ve grown performances. Call 786-521-1199. to nearly 150 members in just three short years,” Saffell said.  “Moreover, even though Art Cinema at the Crest we continue to grow in size, we’ve also Wednesdays through August 28 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton continued to grow closer and have a great Ave. in Delray Beach. Catch a film every Wednesday, time together.” including host Caroline Breder-Watts of 91.3 WLRN at He noted that the group’s annual retreat— each 8:30 p.m. screening. Call 561-234-7922, ext. 1. in October at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Resort in Naples—is one of many opportunities designed for chorus members * Brazilian Film Festival of Miami to get to know each other better.

for Suicide Prevention at 954-384-0344 or visit FISPOnline.org.

Palm Beach County

Miami-Dade County

“From the very beginning, our goal has been to become a great chorus, not just a great gay chorus,” Gordon Roberts, the chorus’ artistic director, pointed out. “I think we are beginning to be recognized as such, as evidenced by the highly successful joint concert series we performed last spring with the Symphony of the Americas and the fact that we will perform one of our holiday concerts this year at the  Gusman Concert Hall in Miami (a first for a gay chorus to be invited to perform in that prestigious mainstream venue).”

Aug. 17 to 24 at various theaters throughout Miami Beach. Indulge in Brazilian cinema with outdoor movement tights, screenings and awards ceremonies. Call 305-600-33467 or visit BrazilianFilmFestival.com.

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 GoGayMiami.com.

Miami Spice

Through Sept. 30 at participating restaurants. The Miami culinary world is on fire with more than 170 restaurants opening its doors for two months of delicious dishes, coinciding with many cities’ restaurant weeks. Meals $19 to $39. Visit iLoveMiamiSpice.com.

Key West * Tropical Heat

Aug. 15 to 18 in Key West. Four days of all-male parties. Visit TropicalHeatKW.org or call 305-2944603.

Gay Key West Trolley Tours

Saturdays at 4 p.m. meeting at 628 Duval St. See the gay side of Key West on this trolley tour. Tickets $25. Call 800-535-7797 or visit GayKeyWestFL.com.

Hot Naked Sundays

Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at Island House, 1129 Fleming St. in Key West. A pre-tea pool party. Call 305294-6284 or visit IslandHouseKeyWest.com. early evening dance in the Key West tradition. Call 305-296-6706 or visit LaTeDa.com.

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By Christiana Lilly, Calendar@SFGN.com

Broward County Angel’s Cafe

oldest gay club, with hot male dancer, free BBQ and karaoke. Cal 561-832-9119.

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.

The Mad Hatter

Alibi

Vita Ultra Lounge Saturdays

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

Dude’s Bar

3270 NE 33rd St. in Fort Lauderdale. Men dancing daily from 9:30 p.m., karaoke on Sundays, Monday drink specials $1 well drinks. Call 954-568-7777 or visit Facebook.com/Dudes.Bar.

Georgie’s Alibi

2266 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Best and longest happy hour; Wednesdays $2 domestics and $1 Schnapps after 9 p.m. Call 954-565-2526 or visit GeorgiesAlibi.com.

Johnny’s

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.

Mona’s

502 Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. An eclectic bar with décor that will keep you entertained for hours. Thursdays College Boys Night drinks 2-for-1. Call 954525-6662 or visit MonasBar.com.

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.

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 SidelinesSports.com.

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.

Palm Beach County

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

1225 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. LGBT Saturdays with the best drag queens around. Call 561835-8482 or visit VitaUltraLounge.com.

Miami-Dade County Azucar

2301 SW 32nd Ave. in Miami. Jock night Wednesdays, drag Thursdays, girls night Fridays and more. Call 305443-7657 or visit AzucarMiami.com

Club Space

34 NE 11th St. in Miami. Come out for a night at the infamous nightclub known for crazy all-nighters to the best live electronic dance music. Call 305-3501956 or visit ClubSpace.com.

Discotekka

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

Eros Lounge

8201 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Bingo Tuesdays and Born to be a Drag Fridays. Call 305-754-3444 or visit ErosLoungeMiami.com.

Score

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

Twist

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

Key West

801 Girls Cabaret

801 Duval St. in Key West. The island’s only daytime drag show. Call 305-923-9296 or visit 801Girls.com

The Cottage

Club Aqua

Fort Dix

La Te Da

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

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

711 Duval St. in Key West. Dueling bartenders on Mondays as they sing, shake and stir their way to victory. Call 305-294-0555 or visit AquaKeyWest.com‎.

1125 Duval St. in Key West. Happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for $4 premium well drinks. Plus, the original tea dance SUndays at 4 p.m. Call 305-296-6706 or visit LaTeDa.com

823 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. The city’s

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PERFECT VACATION RENTALS! Spring & Summer specials from $69/night and $395/week.Award Winning Gay Hotel. Beautiful Studio, 1 & 2 BR Self Catering Apts. with Full Kitchen.Clothing optional heated pool, laundry, private parking. Central to Wilton Manors &HauloverBeach.Incl.Wi-Fi utilities, cable, tel. Gay Owned & Operated. Pets Welcome. Celebrating 15 YearsCall Joe or Jack at (954) 927-0090 or visit www.LibertySuites.com *Four Week+ Relocation Discounts Offered* LOOKING FOR LODGIING NEAR SUNLIFE STADIUM? Completely furnished luxury 1/ BD/1BA Condo. Easy access to public transportation and major express ways. Shopping and dining are in walking distance. Gated Community and private parking. Reasonably priced @$375 a week or $1,500 a month plus $400 processing and move in fees. Call 305-793-8650.

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attorneys

antiques/collectables

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

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employment MEDICAL ASSISTANT –FULL TIME Natura Dermatology and Cosmetics is seeking a personable, and well educated medical Assistant. Experience is preferred yet not required. Email resumes to bobby@ NaturaDermatology.com SALES POSITIONS Sales position open at high end antiques gallery in WPB. Knowledge of antiques, sales experience required. Reply: HillcrestAntiquesWPB@gmail.com 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 Angelscafewiltonmanors@aol.com

cleaning services

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seeking employment PERSONAL ASSISTANT & MALE COMPANION SEEKING a part-time job as a personal assistant & male companion in Broward County. Will take you to doctors appointments. Help you w/ your grocery shopping. Refill or pick up medications. Will drive you to do all your errands & assist w/ daily household chores. Great driving record, honest, professional, reliable, trustworthy, & always willing to help and assist. If you have any further questions please call 954-548-1798 or email Ltn69@yahoo.com Thank you.

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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 ruthmace7@gmail.com 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. Jobin@stonewallnationalmuseum.org HANDYMAN NEEDED!! Part time handyman needed to with building projects. Painting, Tile work, Electrical, Construction. Wages based on experience. Call 954-892-0494. GENERAL MANAGER FOR MICHELE’S RESTAURANT Must have knowledge of both FOH and BOH, Food Costing , service standards, wine and alcohol laws.etc. Looking for someone with FULL RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE. Please submit resume to lou@ lmc123.com immediate opening. BROWARD HOUSE Case Manager for MEGA program working with 18 – 30 year old MSM (men who have sex with men) at risk for substance abuse and HIV. Candidate with have a Bachelors degree and provide testing and case management services addressing health care, social supports, and other life areas. Individual must also have the ability to facilitate groups specific to target population. Forward resumes to AThornberry@Browardhouse.org THE NEW SIDELINES SPORTS BAR IS HIRING for all bar/nightclub positions. Please send your resume to AL@SidelinesSports. com no later than midnight Monday, August 5th, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled the following week with all selected applicants. Please no phone calls or walk-ins!!

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human resources

pets

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insurance

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

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landscaping garage sales GARAGE SALE!!! August 3rd, 8am to 2pm. The address is 2408 NE 11th Ave, Wilton Manors. Garage behind the house and Funeral Home. House goods , Exercise equipment and some really good stuff!!!!

handyman DEREK’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Cabinet shop for all your Custom Made Cabinetry, Countertops and Cabinet Re-facing. MUST SEE OUR WORK! JUST ASK OUR CLIENTS! ALL Electrical to code, any/all plumbing work, drywall finish work/repair, crown/baseboard pro-install, int./ ext. painting, demo work. Pressure washing, DÉCOR TILE Install, complete home up-dates. Also, PGT Windows (Wholesale) and Frameless Shower Enclosures. For large jobs, 4 man crew available. WE HANDLE IT ALL!!! Instant call back direct service response. No job is ever too small. Excellent references. Derek 954-825-5589 or email: DerekGallaway@att.net HUSBAND FOR RENT! Is he procrastinating home repairs? He says he will do it tomorrow?? After the football game?? We fit right in - In the house or the yard, small or big jobs: Tiles, Dry walls, paint, Plumbing, Roof leaks, broken furniture, Irrigation, Fences & more. It doesn’t cost to hassle us to see the work- so why wait? Neat, clean work for reasonable price Haim, 954-275-0952, Sidnalll@ yahoo.com

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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 MAGIC 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 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: info@massagebyjim.com or visit my website for testimonials, rates and more. GREAT OPENING SPECIAL NOW AVAILABLE! www.massagebyjim.com Licensed and Certified MM22293 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. alantherapy4u.com 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 www.WiltonManorsMassage.com 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 REIKI MASSAGE BY JONATHAN Relieves stress and all other negative energy. You will feel great! One visit will convince you. For more information or to schedule and appt. Call Jonathan 954-549-8243

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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

DAYTONA BEACH Gay rental complex for sale 2br home + 5 detached rental units beach side. Owner financing real estate, trade or cash down. $420k DaytonaGayComplex.com

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

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 www.LibertySuites.com PERFECT RELOCATION RENTALS!! From 325/week & 1200/month. Gay Owned & Operated Apartment Hotel. Beautiful Studio, 1 & 2 BR Apts.With Full Kitchens.Turn-key, fully furnished & equipped, clothing optional pool, laundry, parking. Central to Wilton Manors & Haulover Beach. Incl. Wi-Fi, utilities, cable, tel. Pets Welcome. Call Joe or Jack at(954) 9270090 or visit www.LibertySuites.com

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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

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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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 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 ROOMMATE NEEDED Gay, mature man and 3 cats looking for a roommate to share a 3 BR AFFORDABLE-READY TO MOVE IN NEWLY duplex with myself and another roommate. REMODELED, Wilton Manors, ready to move-in Private room with shared bath. You will have 1BD/1BA for $695.00, in newly renovated. Our largest unit. Walk in closet, renovated kitchen and full use of house and all utilities are included. bath, new appl., new tile floors, off-street parking. Clean and friendly atmosphere. W/D on premise. Smoke free. No pets. $695.00. Call 754-366-7563 NO SMOKERS or party animals, otherwise all welcome. Located on the north side of Wilton Manors, minutes from Wilton Drive. Room is AFFORDABLE-READY TO MOVE IN NEWLY furnished but can be unfurnished. $475 per REMODELED, Wilton Manors, ready to move-in month ( deposit required but can be done in 1BD/1BA for $695.00, in newly renovated.Our installments.) Avail Sept 1st. Call Richard at 954largest unit. Walk in closet, renovated kitchen and 296-5633 or email at sedlaki1@comcast.net 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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