Miami

  • Gay Tennis Players Compete in Miami Art Deco Open

    More than 250 participants are expected to take part in this weekend’s Miami Art Deco Open. A signature event for the Miami Mavericks Tennis Club, the Miami Art Deco Open is a tennis tournament sanctioned by the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Association (GLTA) and this weekend marks the tournament’s 20th anniversary.

  • Gay8 Festival in Miami Delivers Diversity in Big Numbers

    If there was one standout moment for Miami-based filmmaker, writer and Gay8 festival co-organizer Joe Cardona, it was "looking into a sea of people as far as the eye could see. It was a beautiful snapshot of Miami. People of all races, ages, ethnicities and orientations. It punctuated the event."

  • Gay8 This Weekend in Miami: Gay Latin art, music and food festival is back

    The Gay8 Festival is back for another year! Gay8 is a free Latin LGBT art, music and food street festival in Miami.  The second annual one-day festival will take place on Jan. 15 where “Calle Ocho” (8th Street) in Miami’s “Little Havana” district is transformed into a grand street party where people from all backgrounds are welcome to participate with opportunities for connection.

  • Hotel Gaythering Offers Low Rates to Those Without Power

    Hurricane Irma's visit to South Florida left many people without power across the state. The City of Miami Beach offered some relief to its residents burdened by the temporary loss of electricity and running air conditioning by releasing a list of hotels with special rates and discounts in the wake of the storm.

  • Huckabee: Obama More Interested In Appeasing Gays Than Strengthening Military

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Mike Huckabee said Saturday that President Barack Obama's decision to nominate a gay man to lead the Army was made so he could appease "America's homosexuals."

  • Hurricane Irma Shuts Down Miami LGBT Businesses for Days

    While Hurricane Irma uprooted trees, flooded Brickell and left millions of South Floridians without power, cabin fever started to sink in for members of the Miami LGBT community. Gay establishments on South Beach -- including Twist, Score, Hotel Gaythering and Molto -- were closed for days, leaving their loyal patrons jonesing for a drink and a good time.

  • 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.

  • Kickoff Event for Gay8 Festival Draws Supporters, Donations

    Think of the Gay8 Festival on Miami's Calle Ocho as a "Pride [celebration] on steroids." That's how organizer Damian Pardo describes the event, "which is really about bringing all parts of the community together for one day of fun in Little Havana," he said.

  • 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 Beach Voters Elect Openly Gay Michael Góngora to City Commission

    Openly gay politician Michael Góngora won reelection in Miami Beach, representing the city for a third time as Commissioner.

  • 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 Fights Back Against Trump’s Trans Ban

    Following a controversial tweet by President Donald Trump advocating for banning transgender individuals from serving in the military, dozens of community activists and local human rights organizations such as SAVE, Pridelines, Unity Coalition, Women’s March and Miami-Dade Young Republicans stood in solidarity Thursday, July 27, to defend transgender individuals’ rights to serve.

  • 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.