Miami

  • 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 LGBT Democrats Hold Kickoff Event

    Two openly gay candidates seeking political office in Miami-Dade County spoke to prospective voters at a kickoff event for the 2018 election season Jan. 20 at the Hotel Gaythering in Miami Beach.

  • Miami Man Robs, Rapes Gay Man and Dies in Police Shootout

    Fresh out of prison two months ago, an ex-con was killed in a police shootout after robbing and raping a man, then pulling an assault weapon on police.

  • 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."

  • Miami’s LGBTQ Center for Wellness Exceeds Expectations

    It’s a transgender patient’s big day, a surgery they’ve been waiting years to happen. But even with the excitement, nerves set in as they think about the money, the pain, and the recovery.

  • 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. 

  • Miss Trans Israel visits Miami for Transgender Awareness Month

    Talleen Abu Hanna, the reigning Miss Trans Israel and runner-up in the 2016 Miss Trans Star Internacional beauty pageant, visited Miami last week, speaking at several college campuses and other venues to bring awareness to transgender issues and honor trans victims of violence.

  • Native Miami Musician is 'Gonna Be' Busy

    Singer, songwriter, executive, music video director, producer. Michael Rodriguez has worn many hats in the music industry, specializing in house, disco and electronic music.

  • 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.

  • Out Singer DROZE 'Getting Love All Over' Miami

    Bouncing back and forth between Miami and New York City his entire childhood, DROZE, born Charlles Pedroza, was raised by the radio, specifically the soul and R&B stations of the 1980s.

  • 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.