Happy Birthday Tony Dee

Tony Dee Happy 80th Birthday

He is an amazing man who has led an amazing life. That man is Anthony De Riggi, better known as Tony Dee. Tony came from a modest family in Farmingdale, New York. With no formal education, he started giving haircuts for 75 cents. He then decided to go to barber college in the Bowery, Manhattan, […]


Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Fest: Film Profiles

The Way He Looks (Friday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd.) Leonardo is a sixteen-year-old who has lived a very structured life. Blind since birth, his experiences have been narrowly confined by his parents and his well-meaning yet stifling best friend Giovana. When a new student enrolls […]

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month Profiles

October is LGBT History Month. Each week throughout the month, Hotspots will be profiling two of the people named to Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month icon list, to showcase the great things LGBT people have done, and are doing. Margaret Cho Margaret Cho was born in San Francisco, California on December 5, 1968. Her parents, […]

SAVE Dade Halloween Ball

SAVE’s Halloween Ball Turns 20

SAVE’s annual Halloween Ball has become one of the must-attend events on the gay South Florida social calendar, and this year the foundation turns things up a notch for the 20th annual event. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Midnight Scary” and the party will happen on Saturday, October 25 starting at 10 p.m. […]

Three Prides in Central Florida

Three Prides in Central Florida

October is becoming a big month for gay pride celebrations across the state of Florida, nearly rivaling June. First, Jacksonville celebrated pride earlier this month, then Orlando. Now three more cities are having gay pride celebrations for their communities, and two of those are scheduled for the same day. Sarasota Pride celebrates their 25th anniversary […]