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If you’re interested in LGBT rights/issues and you’d like to expand your writing portfolio, we have an internship opportunity available for you at Hotspots. We prefer that each candidate has strong writing skills. Journalism, mass communications and English majors are preferred. We also want someone who is skilled in social media (particularly Instagram, Twitter, and […]

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South and Central Florida Barbers and Stylists Share Their Expertise

There are few people who are more skilled in making you look your best than barbers and hairstylists. Throughout the Sunshine State, these men and women have honed their craft and are ready to give you a haircut or style that not only expresses who you are, but what the hair care professionals have learned […]

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Hand and Foot Care for Men

Most everyone loves a tall, rugged, masculine man. But just because you’re masculine doesn’t mean you have to look like Grizzly Adams. There’s nothing more sexy and, indeed, masculine, than showing others that you’re presentable for every occasion. Having healthy feet and hands underscores your presentability and overall attractiveness. Here are some tips I’ve learned […]

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How to Treat Adult Acne in Men

Acne is something that nearly all of us have experienced at one time or another, and there’s a big misconception about acne, namely that it only impacts teenagers and young adults. Sadly, adult acne is on the rise, and the reasons why it manifests itself varies from person to person. Genetics plays a huge role. […]

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Hotspots Picks Our Favorite Colognes!

It always feels good to know that you look good and smell nice. There are so many different colognes out there that all smell great, but some pairings work with some people better than others. To give you a good cross-section of scents, I polled the staff at Hotspots and asked them what their favorite […]

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What to Look For (and What to Avoid) When Buying a Moisturizer

Everyone wants to have a soft, youthful-looking, kissable face, so many of us moisturize on a daily basis. But does your moisturizer give you what you need, and more importantly, are you using a moisturizer that doesn’t have harmful skin irritants? It can be difficult to figure out what’s good for your skin and what […]

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How to Shave Your Face Properly

Nearly all of us shave on a regular basis, and finding the absolute cleanest shave not only will make your face feel better, it will make you feel better and more confident about yourself. Below, I’ve outlined some tips that will give you the best shaving experience possible, from start to finish. First, make sure […]

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Waxing Dos and Don’ts

Waxing is popular with men who have a lot of hair to remove and not enough time to get it all off themselves. It’s understandable; men can grow quite a bit of hair in areas that are hard to reach. It eliminates stubble, removes hair from the root, and lasts for a good amount of […]

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Two Gay Cruises Set Sail from South Florida in August

If you thought the winter was the only time gays left South Florida to take a trip to Central America and the Caribbean, think again. A few issues back, we profiled a number of gay cruises that were leaving Florida ports this summer. Two more cruises have been announced in the meantime, both leaving from […]

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Adrienne Arsht Center Announces Its 2015-16 Live at Knight Series

In celebration of its 10th season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce seven new shows for its 2015-2016 Live at Knight series. The Live at Knight series opens with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club’s (October 22, 2015) “Adiós Tour” (farewell) featuring new music from their latest […]

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X Factor Alumni Fifth Harmony Tour Florida

The girl group Fifth Harmony is considered to be one of the most successful music acts to have been “discovered” by the Fox reality competition The X Factor. They have sold over four million singles since forming in 2012. Now, after they’ve released their debut album Reflection, they are going on a promotional summer tour. […]

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In History and On Film, Gay Pioneers Carve Their Own Narrative

Equality Forum, in partnership with WHYY, the PBS member station in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, produced a 30-minute documentary highlighting one of the turning points in the LGBT civil rights movement. In Gay Pioneers, we are given an idea of what life was like for openly gay people in the 1960s and how a […]

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Discover Gay Florida – Orlando

The city of Orlando was founded in 1857, and originally it was slow to grow. By the last decade of the 19th century, however, it became the de facto hub of Florida’s citrus industry. Then, in the 1920s, the Florida Land Boom turned the city into a winter home paradise for rich Northerners. In the […]

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Caitlyn Jenner Accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS on Wednesday night. In an incredibly touching speech she urged acceptance for others who are transgender. Looking glamorous in Versace she states: “If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead. The reality is, I can take it.” Jenner’s […]

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Idina Menzel’s World Tour Makes Three Stops in Florida

New York City-based singer and actress Idina Menzel is one of the world’s most talented performers. She rose to prominence in the mid-1990s when she played the role of Maureen Johnson in the musical Rent. She won a Tony Award in 2004 for her performance as Elphaba in the musical Wicked. Her most recent Broadway […]