Art Basel

13th Annual Art Basel Miami Beach

December 4-7, 2014 Artists and art lovers from across the country and around the world are just days away from arriving in Miami Beach for one of the biggest events on the south Florida social calendar, and that is Art Basel Miami Beach. Over 70,000 people will be in the Miami area for the annual […]

Gay Day Fort Lauderdale

Gay Days Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate With Your “Other Family” in South Florida This Thanksgiving Week! November 25-December 1 Gay Days has brought thousands upon thousands of travelers to Central Florida for nearly 25 years, and now Thanksgiving will never be the same as Gay Days presents its very first celebrations in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy the music of internationally-known DJs, […]

Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon Returns to Florida

Performances Starting December 2 After its wildly successful run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts last year, The Book of Mormon returns to South Florida for a two-week run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami from December 2 through December 14. Afterwards, the show stops in Central Florida […]

Miami Beach Gay Pride

Miami Beach Gay Pride Announces Title Sponsor for 2015

50 Major Sponsors Also Confirmed Vapor Shark has signed on as the “Title Sponsor” for Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015, announced Mark Fernandes, chair of the organization. The electronic smoking alternative, based in Miami, will be the largest cash sponsor in the event’s history, he added. The seventh annual installment of the popular community-wide event […]

White Party Events

30th Annual White Party Week: The Diamond Jubilee

November 26-December 1 Calendar of Events In 1985, the first-ever White Party was held in Miami Beach, raising $16,000 for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Last year, over $600,000 was raised between the ticket sales at the signature White Party and the eleven other parties that made up the White Party Week. Organizers are hoping to raise […]

Joe Gauthreaux

Papa Can You Hear Me?

By Sam Chafin 2014 was a banner year for Joe Gauthreaux.  He traveled the world, headlining nearly every big gay festival.  He unleashed several Billboard dance smashes.  He even launched his own music label, Prop D Recordings.  The first single, “Bye Felicia” was arguably the summer’s hottest dance floor anthem.  It featured vocals by Mitch […]


9th Annual AIDS Walk Sarasota/Manatee

Saturday, December 6 Trinity Charities (7225 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota) presents the ninth annual AIDS Walk Sarasota/Manatee on Saturday, December 6. The theme is “taking steps to support those in need,” and funds raised during this walk will help Trinity Charities continue its work helping people affected by HIV/AIDS on the Florida Suncoast. A breakfast […]

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

Stops in Tampa and Jacksonville Starting December 2 Tickets for the Tampa premiere of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage are now on sale. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play the Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Morsani Hall from December 2-7 as part of the Bank of America Best […]

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Events Around Florida

December 1 is the day World AIDS Day is observed around the world. Right here in Florida, there are many events going on which raise awareness for this global killer. On this day, we reflect on the friends and family we’ve lost to AIDS, and we look forward to the day we find a cure. […]

Rainbow Saturday

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Introduces “Rainbow Saturday”

Day After “Black Friday” Geared Toward LGBT and Allied Retailers Saturday, November 29 Have you heard of “Black Friday”? Surely most of you have: it’s one of the top shopping days of the year, where people wake up early in search of the best and hottest deals. But what about “Rainbow Saturday”? The Miami-Dade Gay […]

To Your Health: BioCare

To Your Health: Bio Care Pharmacy

Bio Care Pharmacy (1409 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors) prides itself on getting you your medicines in the fastest and easiest ways possible. You don’t have to make an appearance at the pharmacy first, and can you believe you don’t even have to call them? If you want to, you can visit their website (bio-carepharmacy.com) […]

Stella & Dot Trunk Show

Stella & Dot Trunk Show Benefiting Broward House

The retailer Stella & Dot, famous for their in-person exhibition sales called “trunk shows,” is bringing their next show to the Client Services Center at Broward House (2900 N. Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors). This trunk show is a benefit for Broward House, and it starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, and lasts until […]


Bipartisan Legislators File Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills in FL Legislature

Bipartisan Sponsorship of Florida Competitive Workforce Act: Republican Rep. Holly Raschein and Democratic Sen. Joseph Abruzzo Sponsor Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills in Florida (November 24, 2014) – Earlier today, Representative Holly Raschein (R- Key Largo) and Democratic Whip Senator Joseph Abruzzo (D- Boynton Beach) filed legislation in the Florida House and Senate respectively that would prohibit […]

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 […]