Miami

  • Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Promises Fun and Films

    The 2014 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is expected to be the strongest in years, promises organizers.

  • Gay Comic Geek “Reverses” Convention

    It’s lonely being a gay comic geek.

  • Gay Cruise Returns to Port

    A gay cruise returned to Miami after two people required medical emergency attention. The RSVP Vacations Cruise had been out to sea for one day before reversing course and returning to port in Miami to offload two as yet unidentified men.

  • Gay Cuban Couple Among Miami Bridge Collapse Victims

    (WB) A gay couple who was originally from Cuba is among the six people who died on March 15 when a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a Miami thoroughfare.

  • Gay Miami Celebrates 25 Years of Shelley Novak

    For anything or anyone to last 25 years in today’s day and age is pretty significant. This goes double for the Miami LGBT scene, where you can be here today and gone tomorrow in the blink of an eye. One performer in the community who has beat the odds and finds herself busier than ever after 25 years in the business is comic drag queen Shelley Novak.

  • Gay Miami Steps Up For Puerto Rico

    Miami LGBT businesses, like Score, Molto and afterhours destination La Puta Nota at Heart Nightclub, stepped up for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in a big way this past weekend – each holding hurricane relief events benefiting displaced residents of the island.

  • 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 and MACHO USA Invading LGBT Venues Ahead of February Festival

    In the weeks leading up to the Gay8 Festival in Little Havana on Feb. 18, Gay8 and MACHO USA are invading LGBT and LGBT-friendly venues like Molto Bar and Restaurant, Score, Azucar, Double Stubble and Kill Your Idol.

  • 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.

  • Get Your ‘Queer’ On: Check out these monthly LGBT parties in Miami

    So many parties, so little time. Contrary to popular belief, Wilton Manors is not the be-all, end-all of the best Tea-dances, bars, clubs and pop-up events in South Florida. Miami is also a force to be reckoned with — offering drag shows, live music, performance art and even free barbecue and drinks on a monthly basis. South Florida Gay News compiled a list of some of the must-go-to parties to check out. Next week we’ll look at the weekly parties.

  • Get Your Weekly ‘Queer’ On: Check out these weekly parties catered to the Miami LGBT scene

    So many parties, so little time. Contrary to popular belief, Wilton Manors is not the be-all, end-all of the best Tea-dances, bars, clubs and pop-up events in South Florida. Miami is also a force to be reckoned with — offering drag shows, live music, performance art and even free barbecue and drinks on a weekly.

  • Growing Families Beyond its Walls at ICA Miami

    In a time where people continuously express the need to try and come together, they often do not know how to do it. The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA Miami) in its new Design District space is working on a solution through its commitment to offer open access public art to members from every community to enjoy year round. In this way art becomes the catalyst to bring people together from every walk of life.

  • History of Queer Miami Snags Top Literary Honors

    Julio Capó Jr.’s new book, “Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940” was recently named a finalist for a prestigious Lambda Literary Award.

  • 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.