Miami

  • 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 Dates Chosen for Smart Ride

    The new dates for the next Smart Ride will be January 19 and 20. The event had been originally scheduled to take place Nov. 17-18, but Hurricane Irma forced organizers to postpone the two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West.

  • 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.

  • Organizers Cancel Gay8 Festival Over Scheduling Controversy

    Organizers of the two-year-old Gay8 celebration on Miami’s Calle Ocho on Tuesday cancelled the 2018 festival after city officials granted a permit to a competing event planned for the same date in January.

    The festival, founded by a group of community volunteers led by Damian Pardo and Joe Cardona, had been held during the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in 2016 and 2017. In its first year, Gay8 attracted 17,000 people and this January drew more than 30,000 attendees to Little Havana.

  • Orgullo Concludes With Museum Park Carnival

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

  • OUT Miami Foundation Holds Third Annual Bowtie Bash

     

    More than 400 LGBT professionals gathered to network, honor community leaders and raise funds for charities at the Out Miami Foundation's third annual Bowtie Bash Saturday, Nov. 4 at the MAPS Backlot in Wynwood.

  • 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.

  • OUT50 Miami: Charo Valero – The Intersectional

    Sometimes there is too much of a good thing, but not when it comes to equality. Charo Valero still sees great ways for our community to be better, even with the strides we’ve made.

  • OUT50 Miami: David Richardson – The Legislator

    Even though he’s Florida’s first openly gay state legislator, (D) Rep. David Richardson, Miami Beach, would rather be known as a legislator first.

  • OUT50 Miami: Gabriel Garcia-Vera – The Latinx Community Organizer

    Known to friends as Gaby, this queer latinx community organizer is a force to be reckoned with on the civil rights circuit.

  • OUT50 Miami: Johnnie Mejia – The Mentor

    Growing up gay in a small conservative Texas town where gay role models were non-existent, Johnnie Mejia says having someone to look up to, to tell him that there was nothing bad about being gay, is something he wishes he had.

  • OUT50 Miami: Jonathan Welsh – The Healthcare Advocate

    For more than 10 years, Jonathan Welsh, a University of Miami alumnus, has been actively engaged internationally and locally. In addition to serving in South Africa with the United States Peace Corps, he has campaigned for various environmental and health initiatives in Portland Oregon, Washington D.C and in Tallahassee. Jonathan is in charge of Marketing and Development with Care Resource.

  • OUT50 Miami: May Sifuentes – The Women’s Health Advocate

    What is a problem for you may not be a problem for me, and May Sifuentes is hoping that one day soon, we can accept the problems of everyone no matter how different they are from our own.

  • OUT50 Miami: Parker Phillips –The Non-Conformist

    Although Parker Phillips began as a teacher, they really found their calling as a femme professional dominatrix under the name Lady P.

  • OUT50 Miami: Tremaine Jones – The HIV Prevention Specialist

    For Tremaine Jones, a supportive family meant that he didn’t need Pridelines as a lifeline. Many youth, who aren’t as lucky as Jones, find themselves in need of the organization because they’re rejected by their parents after coming out as LGBT.