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 […]


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Live at the Straz Center, Adrienne Arsht Center and the Kravis Center Florida Performances Start October 21 Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will make three stops in the state of Florida. The first stop is Tampa, where the musical […]

Enrique & Pitbull

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live in Florida

Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias and Cuban-American rapper Pitbull are currently on tour to promote Iglesias’s current studio album “Sex and Love.” Pitbull is one of the many collaborators featured on the album, which also showcases the talents of a wide range of performers, from Kylie Minogue to Flo Rida. Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are […]

Equality Florida

Attorney General Bondi Asks FL Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

On October 13, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been criticized from every corner of the state,  filed a Supplemental Response In Support Of Pass-Through Certification,  asking the Third District Court of Appeal to “pass through” jurisdiction and allow two same-sex marriage cases to be heard by the Florida Supreme Court. The two cases, […]

Politics Unusual

5 + 6 + 2 + 3 = 35

Things are changing, folks, and they are changing fast. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided not to hear any of the cases dealing with marriage equality laws, delivering a devastating loss to bigots and homophobes across the country. Just like that, five more states were added to marriage column […]


Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Fest: Film Profiles

Four Moons The drama Four Moons is making its U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s opening party at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale (1 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. This movie tells four different stories, all of gay men in […]