Jared Burnett

Hotspots Exclusive Interview with Cirque Dreams Star Jared Burnett

Born and raised in Lakeland and based out of Orlando, violinist Jared Burnett made it to the Broadway stage at the age of 26 in Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. Few people make it to the Great White Way and even fewer do it at such a young age, but Burnett, who was born into a […]

Softball Tournament

20th Annual Hurricane Showdown

Softball is a very popular team sport in the LGBT community, and it has been played on an organized level for decades in Florida. This year marks a very special anniversary for the South Florida Amateur Athletic Association (SFAAA), as its yearly invitational, the Hurricane Showdown, celebrates its 20th anniversary! Dozens of softball teams from […]

Basketball Season

Basketball Season is Here!

Floridians love their basketball, and the Sunshine State has been host to NBA teams for over 25 years. November is the first full month of the NBA season, so it’s time for us to get our jerseys out and cheer on our teams. The Miami Heat has won the Eastern Conference championship the past four […]


Winter Party Festival 2015

Miami Beach’s most anticipated celebration of the year, the Winter Party Festival, has a brand new look but the same extraordinary energy. Winter Party Festival 2015, March 4th – 9th, will mesmerize South Florida with a six-day extravaganza that celebrates the unique spirit of the LGBTQ community. New events and activities will be added to […]


Swinging Richards, Interview with Matt Colunga

I have been to Atlanta quite a few times and although I am generally not a strip club patron, I always look forward to going to the world-famous Swinging Richards. I remember the first time I was there: I had fallen in love five times in one evening…LOL! So you can imagine how excited I […]

Divas Live

Kit Kat Lounge Comes to South Florida

The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach will be transformed as never before when the Divas of Chicago’s legendary Kit Kat Lounge take up a monthly residency at the venue!  The room will be decked out in glorious fashion as these delightful Divas glide their way up and down the runway and into […]

White Party

30th Annual White Party Week

The White Party Miami, one of the oldest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the world, started from humble beginnings in 1985 to celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year as the powerhouse week-long event it is today. This means a lot of money is raised and donated to Care Resource, which is a primary care provider helping the […]

Sarasota Mall

America’s Newest Mall is a Hit with Shoppers

The Mall at University Town Center (140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota) opened its doors on October 16, and in the weeks since the grand opening, tens of thousands of shoppers have flocked to its doors. Residents of the Florida Suncoast are loving the new shopping center, not just for its diverse retail offerings but […]

Toys for Tots

Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg Gets Into the Giving Spirit

Georgie’s Alibi (3100 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg) is gearing up for another holiday season, and for them this means giving back to the local community. For the past three years, Georgie’s has brightened the holiday season for many local children by donating presents at Christmastime, through the Toys for Tots program. The staff and […]

HRC Equality Index

State of LGBT Equality in 15 Florida Cities Detailed in HRC’s New Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including 15 in Florida. The 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the only nationwide rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy, […]

Dave Koz Holiday Show

Dave Koz and Friends’ Christmas Tour Sweeps Into Florida

Saxophonist Dave Koz brings his nationwide Christmas tour to Florida, and this time local crowds will be the first ones to see the show. Right after the Thanksgiving holiday, Dave and his special guests will perform everyone’s favorite holiday classics, which will get you in the Christmas spirit in no time. The performances start on […]

To Your Health

To Your Health: LifeBoost

LifeBoost (7035 Beracasa Way, Suite 102, Boca Raton) is one of the leading age management medical practices in south Florida. At this practice, the staff, headed by Dr. Bruce J. Stratt, specializes in a number of fields, with perhaps the most important being hormone replacement therapy. They are also well-versed in offering sexual health supplements, […]

Leather Masked Ball

The 9th Annual Leather Masked Ball

The Leather Masked Ball is a very popular event on the south Florida social calendar, and it is one of the largest charity events organized by the leather/BDSM community in the state of Florida. The theme this year is “Cellblock 9 – Leather Lockdown,” and the DJ for this year’s event is Brian Norwood, who […]

In Memoriam: Mark Haines

South Florida Loses a Leader and Friend

In Memoriam: Mark Haines (1960-2014) South Florida has lost not only a business and community leader, but a dear and loyal friend. The founder and CEO of Mark’s List, Mark Haines, was tragically killed Friday evening, November 14, after he was struck by multiple vehicles while crossing the street at Mile Marker 59 on U.S. […]

Pet Edition: Popular Pet Gifts!

Pet Edition: Popular Pet Gifts!

Many of us spoil our pets rotten. After all, they’re cute, and they deserve all the attention that’s given to them. But what do you buy a pet who already has everything? Here are some suggestions based on the customer favorites list compiled by thatpetplace.com. Will Christmas come early for your pet? I sure hope […]