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NOVEMBER 2016 | Vol 5 | Issue 6 2520 N. Dixie Highway | Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Phone: 954.530.4970 Fax: 954.530.7943

Publisher NORM KENT Chief Executive Officer PIER ANGELO GUIDUGLI Associate Publisher/ JASON PARSLEY Executive Editor


Senior Features Reporter CHRISTIANA LILLY A&E Editor / Design J.W. ARNOLD Webmaster BRITTANY FERRENDI

SALES & MARKETING Director of Sales MIKE TROTTIER & Marketing Sales Manager JUSTIN WYSE Advertising Sales Assoc. EDWIN NEIMANN

T able of  contents News Features Hot Wheels – A Car Collection  8 ‘Six Words’ – LGBT Rights in Jacksonville  12 The Boys of Bangladesh  18

Advertising Sales Assoc. TIM HIGGINS Distribution Services Rocky Bowell TIM HIGGINS Printing THE PRINTER’S PRINTER National Advertising RIVENDELL MEDIA 212-242-6863 Accounting Services CG BOOKKEEPING

Upstairs Lounge – The Forgotten Tragedy  22 Raising Trans Children  28 A New Way of Healing  30

FOOD Where to Eat on the Drive?  14

SPECIAL SECTION Datebook  34 DIY – A Lego Christmas  36 Destination – Indianapolis  40 Quotable – Edison Farrow  44


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