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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 5. FLIX: RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT
In Flix, Alyn Darnay reviews the film Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It.
12. COVER STORY: FASHION & STYLE: KBAYO SWIMWEAR
Enjoy our fashion & style KBAYO Swimwear cover story featuring four sexy models photographed in South Beach by Photo Studio Miami.
17. HEALTH & WELLNESS: IMPROVING
COLORECTAL HEALTH AND REDUCING THE RISK OF COLON CANCER Colorectal cancer can be prevented with regular checkups and testing.
18. DINING DELICIOUS: TIME OUT MARKET MIAMI Time Out Market Miami in South Beach features an array of delicious food establishments and well-stocked bars in an indoor one-stop shop.
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RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT
DIRECTED BY: MARIEM PÉREZ RIERA BASED ON: THE LIFE OF RITA MORENO JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT Rating: 4.5 Stars (out of 5) Rated: PG-13 (mature thematic content, suggestive material and some strong language including a sexual reference) Running Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Rosa Alverío was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico in 1931. She moved with her divorced mother to New York City in 1936 and began her career at the tender age of six as a Spanish dancer in Greenwich Village nightclubs. She’s had a long and exciting life filled with ups and downs, and at 89 years of age is still a strong and vibrant performer.
frank look back into the life, romances and work of this remarkable artist. It’s also a tale of Hollywood and its crushing stereotyping of ethnic minorities that failed to recognize their copious talent and the struggles she and other Latinos faced to overcome it.
Unlike most documentaries of this kind, if there is one, Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It is We know her better as Rita absorbingly pleasurable to Moreno, the actress, dancer and watch and filled with fun film singer whose amazing career clips and interesting spans 70 years. She was conversation. As you might awarded the Kennedy Center know, Ms. Moreno has Honor for lifetime artistic appeared in such films as achievement in 2015, and is Singing in the Rain, The King one of the few performers who and I and West Side Story (for have ever earned an EGOT which she became the first (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), Latino to win an Oscar), as well the ‘Holy Grail’ for anyone in as a six-year stint on the the entertainment business. children's television series The Electric Company, a six year stint She has beaten the odds of a as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo humble upbringing, relentless on the HBO series Oz, and on racism, intolerable sexism, stage as Googie Gomez in The abuse and personal struggles to Ritz. All of these fine open the doors of success for performances are represented. herself and dozens of other Latin performers. Rita has become a As to the little known romance true national treasure. stories, she doesn’t shy away from any of them, not even her This wholly fascinating and seven year, toxic relationship entertaining documentary is her with Marlon Brando. Her whole story, told through her and by life is here, perfectly represented her with humor, pathos, and by herself. It’s like everything with her great verve storytelling else she’s done, presented with ability. It’s an in-depth glimpse all the love and talent she has to into her life with few punches give, all the way, always. held back. My take: See this one, you’ll The story is as advertised, a enjoy it thoroughly. winsome, sometimes sobering,
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PUBLISHER’S CORNER SUPPORTING OUR LGBTQ BUSINESSES It is of the utmost importance that all of us support gay owned businesses, given the fact that discrimination against LGBTQ people is still a problem in many parts of the world. This week, we bring you a cover story about KBAYO Luxury Mens Beachwear by OUTfair. OUTfair is the first and only marketplace in the world dedicated exclusively to distributing products made by LGBTQowned businesses. Andres Vasquez, president of OUTfair, explained to me that they search for the best emerging LGBTQ designers and work with them to improve branding and production, if needed. Then they buy the products and help them to reach the world market through outfair.com. Right now they distribute brands from Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States, and have plans to add three more brands this year. They also own two swimwear brands, KBAYO Luxury Mens Beachwear and LAVISH NY. Andres and his husband are the co-founders and presidents of the Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and they have always worked to better the economic empowerment of LGBTQ people. They feel this is the best way they can help our community exercise and further our rights and liberties. In 2014, with the NGLCC (US National LGBT Chamber of Commerce), the SBA and USAID, they created the International Diversity Supplier Program to support the economic empowerment of the LGBTQ community around the world. With the policy and the program ready, they created outfair.com as the perfect channel to distribute the products of all those LGBTQ entrepreneurs worldwide. As for their two brands, this was the result of the difficult times with COVID-19. Many of their entrepreneurs stopped production and they had to start their own brand, KBAYO, and discovered a new passion. LAVISH followed shortly thereafter, and they believe more will be on the way. With OUTfair they are planning to add 10 more LGBTQ-owned businesses by 2022 and open pop-up stores at all of the 11 Axel Hotels. They are also working to improve their shipping process to reduce it from five days delivery to two days. KBAYO swimwear, fresh off the runway at Miami Swim Week, is planning on presenting new collections in swim weeks in California, Las Vegas and New York. Enjoy the sexy models wearing KBAYO in our cover story. In this issue, we also bring you a Dining Delicious about Time Out Market Miami, a Health & Wellness regarding reducing the risk of colon cancer by getting screened, and a Flix film review of Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It. Stay tuned for next month’s special issue about the upcoming Miami Beach Pride celebration, and the 2021 Miami Spice Dining Program, which returns August 1 to September 30. Cheers,
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Summer is in full swing, so what better way to enjoy it than sporting some super sexy swimwear. Wire Magazine sat down with Andres Vasquez, president of KBAYO swimwear from OUTfair, to learn more about the brand and their products.
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Rafa Carvajal: Where can people interested in your products purchase them in person and online? Andres Vasquez: The main sales channel for our company is outfair.com, where we have all the brands in stock and we offer free shipping on all orders. But if you want to see and touch the products first, you can visit our pop-up store at the new LGBTI focus hotel in Miami Beach, AxelBeach Hotel. Axel Hotels has partnered with OUTfair, and soon we will have a store in all the 11 Axel Hotels around the world. RC: What do you enjoy the most about your business? AV: There is nothing better for OUTfair than seeing all these small businesses grow and succeed. One of the brands in the program was created by a kid that was expelled by his family after coming out, and was living in a shelter in Bogotá, Colombia. His only possessions were his creativity and a sewing machine. We discovered him selling some swimsuits at weekend street markets. After three years working together, he is now living in his own place, exporting his collections around the world, has employees and is economically independent. RC: What are the top three business challenges you had to overcome? AV: 1) Legality: Many small LGBTQowned businesses in developing countries do not have the financial resources and legal advisory to have accounting, registrations and taxes done. That has been a big challenge as every country is different, and the needs of every business also vary. 2) Money: To keep supporting the brands, have new collections, improve the products and reach new markets, money is always an issue. We have to help find the resources for every new brand. 3) Reliable suppliers: One of the most difficult challenges is to find the right suppliers, responsible, consistent and able to honor deadlines.
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RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? AV: All our customers on outfair.com may not know it, but you have changed the lives of dozens of LGBTQ entrepreneurs around the world. These people were expelled from their homes after coming out, fired from their jobs, or lost bids just because of who and how they love. As a community, we have to understand the terrible situation the LGBTQ community around the world also lives in and help them to succeed economically, as it is proved that an economic independent LGBTQ person is less vulnerable to discrimination. If you know an LGBTQ entrepreneur who wants to be featured in our marketplace, tell them to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow OUTfair on Instagram @outfairshop, Facebook @outfair and Twitter @outfairshop.
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HEALTH & WELLNESS By Jonathan Welsh
IMPROVING COLORECTAL HEALTH AND REDUCING THE RISK OF COLON CANCER
If you have got a colon, then you are at-risk for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a disease that starts in the lower portion of your digestive system. According to the American Cancer Society, about one in 23 men and one in 25 women will develop this cancer at some point in their lives. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths. Most people who get colon cancer are over 50. However, in the last decade the rate of colon cancer has increased in younger adults. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you might benefit from earlier screenings. It can strike anyone, even otherwise healthy people with no family history of the disease. Until August 31, 2021, Care Resource is offering a NOCOST fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for uninsured patients, plus a $20 gift card for all patients who receive a colon cancer screening or proof of colonoscopy. There are several methods used to detect colon cancer today. The first is a colonoscopy. This is an endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera. The second method is the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) that tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer. FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines. Lastly, there is Cologuard®, a stoolDNA screening test for detecting colon cancer that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Cologuard® looks for changes in your DNA that could indicate the presence of colon cancer or precancerous polyps that might be present in your colon. Speak with a Care Resource medical provider today at 305-576-1234 to see if and when you should get screened for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is common and preventable. Not all cancers can be prevented – but colon cancer can be!
DINING DELICIOUS By Rafa Carvajal
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If our sweltering summer days and nights are too hot for you to dine al fresco, Time Out Market Miami in South Beach can be a great option featuring an array of delicious food establishments and well-stocked bars in a one-stop-shop with air conditioning. The concept team at Time Out Portugal, created in 2014, and launched inside Lisbon’s historic market Mercado da Ribeira, with 24 restaurants, eight bars, a dozen shops and a high-end music venue, led the introduction of the new Time Out Market in the heart of South Beach. I recently attended Time Out Market Miami’s “Summer in the City” celebration to enjoy some delectable food and refreshing libations, and preview the premiere of their new and returning vendors. I love pizza and fried chicken, so I was thrilled to sample scrumptious dishes from the Market’s two new additions. At Square Pie City, chef Jeremiah Bullfrog uses only the best ingredients for his Detroit-style pizza: Italian flour for the double-fermented, 72-hour dough; red sauce made from scratch; and a special cheese that he stuffs into the sides of each pan before baking it to render a crispy, bubbly crust better than any I had ever tasted before. Celebrity chef to the stars Amaris Jones is now serving up her Chick’n Jones chefdriven modern fried chicken, available in sandwich form,
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