Birdcage Sundays at CYN

111 SW 2nd Avenue is an iconic nightclub spot in Fort Lauderdale’s gay community. Many of us have partied there over the years and have lots of great memories. It is currently known as CYN Nightclub, and this Sunday, November 2, will be the grand opening of Birdcage Sundays. This 10-hour weekly party will start […]


29th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Film Profiles by Mike Halterman The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), recognized as a top destination festival, announces an impressive line-up for the 29th annual event.  Starting Friday, November 7 and running through Sunday, November 23, over 175 American independent and world cinema features, shorts and documentaries will premiere. The Sunshine Celluloid segment will […]

LGBT History

LGBT History Month Profiles: Marc Jacobs & Sylvester

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. Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs was born in New York City on April 9, 1963. He was […]

Beat Box

Beat Box: Fall’s Hottest Club Tracks

A chill may be in the air but gay clubs show no sign of cooling down.  DJs and remixers are working overtime to keep the dark confines and pulsing rhythms of their rooms hot and sweaty.  Here are the top scorchers being played on dance floors this fall. Frankie (featuring Ralphi Rosario)(Dauman Music)The third single […]

Miami Beach Gay Pride

Miami Beach Gay Pride Board Updates

Mark Fernandes, manager for Starr Restaurants’ Makoto in Bal Harbour Shops, has been named the new chairman of board for Miami Beach Gay Pride. The seventh annual installment of the popular community-wide event will take place April 9 – 12, 2015. Prior to being elected chair, Fernandes served on the volunteer board as the secretary […]