You can still get a decent car wash at Cactus on North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, but you can't read SFGN there anymore.
“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.” - Harvey Milk
Today is the 7th anniversary of the debut of SFGN. We were going to do a celebratory cover. But it dawned upon me that there is nothing to celebrate this January.
As the campaign for the Presidency of the United States winds down, and when the next issue of SFGN is published one day later than usual, we will know whether or not our nation has elected its first female president.
“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gai a little security will deserve neither and lose both"
Here, on the streets of Orlando, the mood is somber. But there is also a new intersection of hope, because the city is holding hands, regardless of sex or status, color or creed.
Okay, I need to vent. Institutional politics is why Trump triumphed. He did not just destroy the Democratic party in November. He took down the Republican establishment as well.
On November 7, 2016, a former Army reservist walked into an FBI office in Anchorage, Alaska, to report, “his mind was being controlled by a U.S. intelligence agency.”
“My name is Harvey Milk, and I am here to recruit you.”
-Harvey’s most famous words
This is the beginning of gay history month.
Today I am going to come out of the closet a second time, but now as a Bi-Coastal cannabis consumer.
Twenty-five years ago, I guess when I was relevant—I was asked by Center One to deliver an address on World AIDS Day at the Esplanade in Fort Lauderdale. I delivered a talk about young people carelessly contracting HIV.
As I ended last week’s editorial, so do I begin today’s.
It's the summer.
Publisher’s Note: This unsigned SFGN editorial ran in our May 5 newspaper. I’ve decided to rerun it since Wilton Manors installed their permanent Pride flag last week. But this editorial is a reminder that pride is more than just a flag.
For decades, the LGBT community of South Florida has had a contentious relationship with the Broward County Sheriff.
‘To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, that thou cannot be false to any man.”
This week, as the Republicans carved out their presidential platform, they ‘softened’ their stand on gay marriage. They decided to leave it up to the states. How dumb can they be?
For months I have been meaning to write a column just featuring some of the stories and successes in our community.
I felt like a character from a Robert Heinlein novel. I was a stranger in a strange land.