Fort Lauderdale

  • Cannabis Conference Lands In Fort Lauderdale

    People dressed in business attire with jackets and suits. Many women wore dresses but they were of dark color fabric, projecting a serious image.

  • Charity Lip Sync at Hunters Huge Success for Poverello

    It was a battle for the ages. A Lip Sync Battle, that is. The July 28 event at Hunters Fort Lauderdale benefitted the 26th Annual Bowling to Fight Hunger held by Poverello.

  • Chorus Conductor Reflects on 30th Anniversary

    “It’s pretty emotional to think in terms of 30 years ago having started this,” reflected Dr. Gary Keatiing, founder and current artistic director of the Original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FLGMC).

  • City To Break Ground On Old Dixie Highway Project

    On Saturday, the City of Fort Lauderdale is staging a ceremonial groundbreaking for its long awaited Old Dixie Highway Complete Streets Project.

  • Clinton Visits 'Ellen,' Wins Degeneres' Vote of Approval

    NEW YORK -- Hillary Rodham Clinton paid a visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, receiving the host's blessing as a presidential hopeful while touching on issues including equal rights and email and delivering a number of clever lines.

  • CNN Correspondent Shares Coming Out Story

    On Day Two of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s International Business and Leadership Conference, CNN correspondent Richard Quest shared his coming out story.

  • Column: America, Move Forward On Transgender Rights

    (CNN) -- This past June, our family received a letter from the local public elementary school where our son was a fourth grader. The letter was addressed to the entire school community and it was about an elementary student who was transitioning over the summer and returning to school in the fall -- as a boy.

  • Compass’ White Party Raises $1,500 for Smart Ride

    This year’s White Party for Compass, held at Penny’s the Duke in Lantana, raised $1,500 for the LGBT community center’s Smart Ride team. 

    "This was my first White Party,  and I'll never forget it. The drag performances were full of energy and flair, and raising money for a good cause like the Smart Ride was an amazing feeling,” said Laura Diaz, a social work student at FAU who is interning with the Compass youth department.

    The Smart Ride is an annual two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West that raises money for HIV related charities. This year’s event takes place Nov. 15-16.

    Last year’s bike ride had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. It ended up taking place Jan. 19-20 of this year, raising $840,245. In total the organization has raised $9.3 million. 

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  • Cops: Transgender Protester Arrested For Kicking Over Tent

    Police have released the identity of the individual arrested last Friday night during a transgender rights demonstration.

  • Dean Trantalis Announces Bid for Fort Lauderdale Mayor

    Commissioner Dean Trantalis announced this week that he is a candidate in Fort Lauderdale’s mayoral race, promising “a new voice and a new direction” for the city.

  • DNCE Playing Florida AIDS Walk

    You might say this year’s Florida AIDS Walk will be a cake walk.

  • Entrepreneurs to Face Off in NGLCC’s Shark Tank

    NGLCC comes to Fort Lauderdale

  • Equality Rally Gets Heated With Converging Groups

    Different groups came together to give speeches in front of a rainbow colored “Equality” banner on a hot summer late afternoon.

  • Fact Check: GOP Candidates Veer from Truth in 1st Debate

    WASHINGTON - Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So it's no surprise that the candidates had a vested interest in puffing up their own records as governors, senators and public figures. And some of them just got the facts wrong.

  • Fashion Show at the Hard Rock Kicks-Off Pride Fort Lauderdale

    It was a night of dazzling designs that showcased South Florida’s inclusivity. The Pride Runway Fashion Show at the Hard Rock Event Center served as the official kick-off for Pride Fort Lauderdale Thursday night. 

  • Feds: Fort Lauderdale Mortician Abused Female Employees

    McWhite's funeral home in Fort Lauderdale was hit with a $85,000 fine by the federal government after it was discovered its owner was abusing employees.

  • Five Films to See on OUTshine Fort Lauderdale’s Opening Weekend

    The OUTshine Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale this month with more than 50 LGBTQ films, including 34 features and 17 shorts, panel discussions with filmmakers and talent and nightly parties throughout the eight-day festival. 

  • Five Florida Destinations Receive 2017 Gay Travel Awards

    More gay travelers may start spending their vacation time in the Sunshine State.

  • Florida AIDS Walk to Raise Funds and Awareness for 13th Year

    People who wish to improve HIV/AIDS awareness and raise money to support those affected by the disease can join the fight and take part in the 13th annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival at 9 a.m. March 18 on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

  • Florida Burlesque Festival Returns to Fort Lauderdale

    Mention the word “burlesque” and what comes to mind? The term generally conjures up images of voluptuous female dancers stripping down to pasties in smoky bars, while many LGBT people might immediately think of Gypsy Rose Lee and the iconic musical “Gypsy.”