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 […]

Miami International Auto Show

44th Annual Miami International Auto Show

Miami Beach Convention Center November 7-16 Tens of thousands of people are anxiously awaiting the 44th annual edition of the Miami International Auto Show. Over 40 different manufacturers from all over the world will bring their latest models to the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach) so the public can take […]

Fiesta Caliente

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble and Lesbian Gay Band Association Present “Fiesta Caliente”

Au-Rene Theatre, Broward Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, November 8 From November 6 through November 9, over 250 musicians will gather in Fort Lauderdale from around the world as part of the Lesbian Gay Band Association’s annual national conference. After three days of rehearsal, they will perform on the Au-Rene stage at the Broward Center […]

Leather and Pride

Florida Leather -n- Fetish Pride Weekend

Flamingo Resort, St. Petersburg November 7-9 Last year’s inaugural Florida Leather -n- Fetish Pride Weekend was a big success, and this year’s weekend promises to be even bigger and better. The Flamingo Resort (4601 34th St. S., St. Petersburg) is the host venue once again, and will welcome crowds starting on Friday, November 7, with […]

NLGBTQ Task Force

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Becomes National LGBTQ Task Force

Today the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, America’s oldest national LGBT advocacy organization, is changing its name and upping its game to deliver full LGBTQ freedom, justice and equality. The organization’s new name is the National LGBTQ Task Force. Its tagline is “Be you,” and its vision is a society that values and respects […]

Natalie Cole

The Unforgettable Natalie Cole Comes to South Florida

Performing at Hard Rock Live Hollywood Wednesday, November 5 Unforgettable, that’s what she is. Natalie Cole has been delighting music lovers for nearly 40 years, and South Florida gets a chance to see her live very soon! She will be performing at Hard Rock Live Hollywood (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood) on Wednesday, November 5 at […]