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Linda Eder Comes To Miami

I was so excited to find out a few months ago that my buddies Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray had created the South Beach Broadway Series and will be bringing well-known Broadway stars to the intimate Colony Theatre right here in Miami Beach. The first of the three concerts this year will star the incomparable […]

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Florida Realtors Share Their Expertise!

The housing market is booming again in the Sunshine State, and out of all the realtors I had a chance to talk to for this feature, every single one of them said it is a great time to look for a new home. Whether you want a house, a condominium, a townhome, or an apartment, […]

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Five Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Home

This is a buyer’s market nowadays, and people can afford to spend some time looking at multiple properties before they commit. This is very important because this is going to be where you’re going to be living for the foreseeable future — and for some, it will be the place they call home for the […]

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The Best Real Estate Markets in Florida

Profiles on Ten Hot Cities Everyone agrees that this is the perfect time to buy a new home. Interest rates are low and the construction industry, which fizzled during the recession, is now stronger than ever here in Florida. There are ten cities in particular where median prices for homes are robust, due in part […]

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Bianca Del Rio’s “Rolodex of Hate Tour” Stops in South Florida

Bianca Del Rio’s drag career over the past twenty years has been busy and eventful, but nothing could compare to this past year. She was crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, she earned even more fans across the country and around the world, and she’s visited countries and venues she could only dream of. Now […]

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The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

One of the largest antique shows in the world is returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Original Miami Beach Antique Show celebrates its 54th year this year and organizers have brought in tens of thousands of unique pieces of art, jewelry, furniture, and other items for the home from all over the world. […]

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3rd Annual Tequila Express Presented by Tequila Herradura

ALL ABOARD! The 3rd Annual Tequila Express Presented by Tequila Herradura has arrived and this year, over 100 local tastemakers, trendsetters, and media will get the chance of a lifetime to explore, discover, and engage with one of the most complex and unique spirits on the market – TEQUILA. Beginning at 6 p.m. and going […]

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Winter Party Festival Calls for Participants for “ArtScape”

Get your brushes, molding clay and cameras ready as Winter Party Festival is calling all talented artists to submit works of visual art for the popular exhibition and silent auction, ArtScape, one of the many and varied events to take place during the six-day LGBTQ celebration. ArtScape will be held on Thursday, March 5, from […]

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The Pride Center is Hard at Work in 2015

Hotspots Exclusive Interview with Robert Boo The Pride Center at Equality Park has served the needs of the Broward County LGBT community for over 20 years, and in that time tens of thousands of people have been directly impacted by the center’s services, resources and events. This past year was one of the best ever, […]

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MBA Orlando Looks to the Future

Hotspots Exclusive Interview with Nayte Carrick Photos by Chris Stephenson MBA Orlando, the LGBT chamber of commerce in Central Florida, has gone through a number of changes over the last couple of months. They have appointed a new president, moved their offices into a new location (11 N. Summerlin Avenue, Suite 210, Orlando), and taken […]

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Six Gay Cruises Leaving Florida This Winter

Florida already feels like paradise in the wintertime, so the only way you can add on to perfection during these beautiful months is to take a cruise and visit the Caribbean! Many cruise ships will have gay tour groups sailing the seas this winter. Here’s a rundown of the ships leaving the ports of Miami, […]

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Angel Rock is Conquering the World

The annual Mr. Florida Hookies takes place on Friday, January 30 at 11pm once again at the world famous Boardwalk. Mr. Florida is a preliminary to the International Mr. Hookies escort of the year. This year there are 6 contestants: Ryan Rose, Mario Costa, Marko For All, Johnny Vortec, Andy and Sean Duran all competing […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Marriage Equality Case Filed by Michigan Nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2015  The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a federal appeals court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. By granting the petition filed by Michigan couple April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the Court will be considering Michigan’s ban on marriage as well as those in the other states […]

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Newly Married Florida Same-Sex Couple to Attend State Of The Union Address in D.C.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has invited newlyweds Todd and Jeff Delmay to accompany her to Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20. Residents of Hollywood, Florida, Todd and Jeff were the second couple in Florida to marry on January 5th when Judge Sarah Zabel lifted her stay […]

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10 Great Places to Get Married in Florida!

Where Will Your Dream Wedding Be? For the longest time, Florida couples always talked about running away to California, New York, Canada, or another place to get married. Now we can have our marriage licenses signed and our wedding officiated legally right here in the state in which we live. Florida’s “commitment ceremony” business was […]