SNL Shows How to Avoid an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner

Pretty much every single one of us can relate to an awkward dinner conversation when our racist family member spews hate and we have to just grin and bear it or risk causing a scene at the table. Well, the folks at SNL, which was hosted this past week by Matthew McConaughey, gave the world […]


31st Annual White Party Week: A Calendar of Events

November 25-30, 2015 In 1985, the first-ever White Party was held in Miami Beach, raising $16,000 for HIV/AIDS service organizations. The original group, headed by Frank Wager, wanted to channel their grief into a task that was proactive. They dressed in white, symbolizing purity and elegance, and raised money for the Health Crisis Network. Care […]


Grand Slam Party Latino: First-Ever Concert in Marlins Park History!

Saturday, December 5 Marlins Park in Miami will be making history by hosting their first-ever concert — a blowout event which will feature nearly two dozen of the hottest Latin music acts on the radio today. A number of LGBT allies will be part of the concert, such as Fifth Harmony and Paulina Rubio, and […]


21st Annual Hurricane Showdown

November 27-29, 2015 Quite a few people in the LGBT community love softball — after all, it’s been played for decades in the Sunshine State and around the country. After a very successful 20th anniversary run, the South Florida Amateur Athletic Association (SFAAA) is ready to welcome back hundreds of players from around the nation […]


Dress to Impress in Miami Beach!

Profiles on Hot Selections from Selected Retailers Are you prepared for the White Party? Even if you are, you may not be prepared for winter beach season (isn’t it great that there is such a thing in our beautiful state?) or the upcoming Caribbean cruises. There are many retailers that have ties to Miami Beach […]


14th Annual Art Basel Miami Beach

December 3-6, 2015 Artists and art lovers from across the country and around the world are less than a week away from arriving in Miami Beach for one of the biggest events Miami Beach celebrates each year: Art Basel Miami Beach. Over 75,000 people will be in the Miami area for the annual event, starting […]


Kinky Boots Comes to Tampa and Miami

The Tony Award-Winning Musical Plays South Florida For the First Time Hotspots Exclusive Interview with Juan Torres-Falcon by Mike Halterman Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award winner for Best […]


10th Annual AIDS Walk Sarasota/Manatee

A Two-Mile Walk Over the Ringling Bridge December 5, 2015 Trinity Charities (7225 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota) presents the tenth annual AIDS Walk Sarasota/Manatee on Saturday, December 5. Funds raised during this walk will help Trinity Charities continue its work helping people affected by HIV/AIDS on the Florida Suncoast. A breakfast is offered at registration […]


Small Business Spotlight: Mojoman Swimwear and Clothing

Ever since it opened a little over two and a half years ago, Mojoman Swimwear has offered what most other stores in Central Florida don’t: a one-stop shop for gay men that consists of hundreds of different styles of underwear and swimwear, including some of the hottest styles from Andrew Christian, Nasty Pig, PUMP!, BCNU, […]


Emeril Lagasse Comes to the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando

First in the Publix “Chefs” Series Tuesday, December 1 Well-known regional supermarket chain Publix — where shopping is a pleasure — has sponsored a special “Chefs” season at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, so people can learn about healthy cooking and “the power and joy of food” in a hands-on […]

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Events Around Florida

December 1 is the day World AIDS Day is observed around the world. Right here in Florida, there are many events going on which raise awareness for this global killer. On this day, we reflect on the friends and family we’ve lost to AIDS, and we look forward to the day we find a cure. […]


amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Asks America to “Sing for AIDS”

Here’s How You Can Participate! Grammy-nominated actor, singer, and songwriter, Cheyenne Jackson, who can currently be seen on FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel is the first of many celebrities to participate in amfAR’s #SingForAIDS social campaign. Please check out his rendition of “That’s What Friends Are For” on Twitter at twitter.com/amfar. In honor of the […]


Colombian Singer Juanes Makes Two Special Stops in Orlando and Miami

Hard Rock Live Orlando and AmericanAirlines Arena When people think of popular Colombian singers, two naturally spring to mind. Ask a Colombian who is most celebrated back home and the answer won’t be Shakira, it will be Juanes, who has sold over 15 million albums around the world since going solo fifteen years ago. The […]


Elvis Duran: Grand Marshal For Miami Beach Gay Pride 2016

Radio show host of the most-listened-to Top 40 morning show in the U.S., Elvis Duran, will preside over the 2016 Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival as Grand Marshal, announced Mark Fernandes, chair of the Pride Board of Directors. As Grand Marshal, Duran will lead the enthusiastic and colorful parade that is expected to […]


Author Jake Biondi Releases ‘BOYSTOWN: Season Four’

“The wait is over,” author Jake Biondi told fans of his ‘BOYSTOWN’ book series.  “Due to the amazing success of the first three books in the series, fans from all over the world have been asking me when the fourth book would be released.  They want to know what’s coming next for their favorite characters […]