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
The first of a four-part series.
The Florida Agenda used to publish news. Now it just makes news.
When I write my columns for SFGN, sometimes I must remember all my readers were not 18 years old in 1968, that some of you may not remember Vietnam, Watergate or Woodstock. Some of you may not even know George Carlin.
“An Italian businessman and a Jewish lawyer walk into a restaurant…” sounds like the start of a joke, but in 2009 that is exactly what happened when Piero Guidugli and Norm Kent agreed over dinner at Café Vico to start a gay newspaper.
In the cosmos that we live in, with universal access to the Internet, a lie can be halfway around the world before the truth catches up with it.
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.
There is a side of this tragedy no one has been covering, and it’s a wound no band-aid can patch.
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.
South Florida has become the heartbeat and soul of a proud queer community.
The opening line of the 1966 Rolling Stones song “Mother’s Little Helper” is “What a drag it is getting old.” So it goes. I am getting old, and a respiratory infection grounded me last weekend.
How do you write again about a massacre and mass murder?
No community is better capable of withstanding hard times and bad press than ours. We have dealt with adversity and accusations for years. We will rise above it now as we have in the past.
“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.
This year, SFGN names as its Person of the year an individual whose career and credentials have been marked and modeled by accumulating a resume of accomplishments.
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.”
In the past two weeks, SFGN has made it clear our award winners for 2017 celebrate individuals who have achieved success over the test of time.
“My name is Harvey Milk, and I am here to recruit you.”
-Harvey’s most famous words