Miami

  • In Depth: Miami Judge Becomes 2nd to Overturn Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    (AP) MIAMI — A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage licenses will be issued for gay couples in either county any time soon to allow for appeals.

  • Inaugural Poet Returns to Miami In New Memoir

    MIAMI (AP) — In Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles.

  • Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Fla. Prison for Gay Hungarian Sex-Slave Ring

    One of the accused ringleaders of a gay Hungarian sex-slave ring was sentenced to 11 years in a Florida prison Tuesday for human trafficking, the Miami Herald reports.

  • Martina Navratilova Headlines LPAC Fundraiser

    She’s a tennis legend, cancer survivor, and an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights. On Friday, October 10, Martina Navratilova is among the special guests attending the LPAC ‘Cocktails & Conversation’ fundraiser in Miami.

  • Miami Archbishop to Employees: Support Gay Marriage and You Could Lose Your Job

    As marriage equality becomes the law across the Sunshine State, one Florida institution has sent a clear message to its employees: post any support of same-sex marriage on your personal social media account and you could lose your job.

  • Miami Beach Has Created a 'Safe Space' Initiative for the LGBT Community

    “We protect, we help, we call 911,” reads a new initiative from the Miami Beach. A new program in the city allows businesses to declare themselves to be a “Safe Space” for LGBT residents and visitors.

  • Miami Book Fair Spotlights LGBT Issues, Authors

    Miami Book Fair International, the nation’s largest literary event hosted annually by Miami Dade College, will again highlight issues and authors of interest to the LGBT community.

  • Miami Coalition Launches Resistance Protest on International Women’s Day

    The Miami Femme’s Coalition and supporting organizations are holding a Femme’s Day of Resistance on International Women’s Day this Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

  • Miami Film Fest to Feature LGBT Movies

    The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), unspooling March 7 to 16 at various theaters, offers moviegoers the opportunity to screen several LGBT shorts, features, and documentaries. The festival also includes a tribute to actor-director John Turturro, who will receive the festival’s Career Achievement Award after a screening of his latest film, “Fading Gigolo.”(March 9, 7 p.m., at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center).

  • Miami Film Fest’s LGBT Films Sure to Impress

    Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) takes over area screens from March 6-15, and showcases hundreds of features, shorts, and documentaries. The festival opens with the darkly hilarious comedy, “Wild Tales.” The pre-credit episode of this Argentine anthology may just be the funniest film sequence all year. The remaining five entries in “Wild Tales” are also fiendishly clever, from a woman who exacts a vicious revenge on a restaurant customer to a nasty game of one-upmanship between two drivers with road rage. The last tale, an over-the-top wedding reception featuring unspeakably bad behavior is a corker.

  • Miami Transwoman Gunned Down On Street Corner

    A transgender woman was shot and killed Friday night in Miami and her killer remains on the loose.

  • Miami Vigil for Orlando

    "The last 36 hours have been sobering. I don't know that I knew any of the victims, but am sure there will only be one degree of separation between us. I was so thankful that the City of Miami Beach was quick to act in putting together last night's beautiful vigil. Now, our community must use this moment to get the federal government to completely lift the ban on gay men donating blood. And we must sadly get ready for dozens of funerals for dozens of young people."

  • Mirror on the Town: Mina's Mediterraneo Miami

    The Garden at Mina’s Mediterraneo on Miami’s Upper Eastside has become a popular monthly destination for South Florida’s lesbian community. The event regularly draws hundreds.

  • Mirror: Hot Wheels

    The New York real estate developer was hooked after getting his first Vespa scooter as a teen. He began collecting all sorts of motorized vehicles — from scooters, motorcycles, classic automobiles and expensive sports cars to fantasy vehicles from television and the movies—more than 1000 in all. 

  • New Campaign Explores Miami's Vast Cultural Heritage Through Eyes Of Locals

    Last year Miami had a record breaking number of overnight guests with an estimated 14.2 million visitors. And the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to keep future guests in the city longer and encourage them to penetrate the city deeper.

  • New McKeever Play is Classic Hollywood Whodunnit

    Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center in Miami presents Michael McKeever’s new play, “Clark Gable Slept Here,” a dark comedy set in the superficial world of Hollywood. Credit: Justin Namon

    Real life events inspired the new “dark comedy about bright stars” from local gay playwright Michael McKeever, opening March 20 at the Carnival Theatre at Miami’s Arsht Center.

  • New Scrutiny as HIV Rates Rise for Miami’s Latinx and Hispanic Population

    After years of decline, HIV rates are climbing in Miami-Dade County. With roughly 2,500 new diagnoses in 2013 alone, the county has the highest number of new infections in the nation.

  • Odd: Man Arrested for Sniffing Feet in Library

    MIAMI -- Police say they've arrested a man days after a complaint that someone was spotted crawling under library tables and smelling a woman's feet at Florida International University.

  • Orgullo Concludes With Museum Park Carnival

    A month long celebration of Hispanic pride concludes Saturday at Museum Park in downtown Miami.

  • OUT50 Miami: Annie Segarra – The Disabilities Advocate

    Even within the LGBT community, we tend to take things for granted. Local YouTube star Annie Segarra hopes to not only show us what we’re taking for granted, but also how we can help those who are less fortunate.