Broward

  • Jesse's Journal: Broward’s Gay History - Gay Social Life before Wilton Manors

    This two-part article first appeared in 1994 as part of a series about South Florida LGBT history that was published in Miami’s The Weekly News (TWN). Part one is about Broward County’s queer social life and part two is about the rise of LGBT activism in this county. Many of the people I interviewed, friends and fellow-activists, are no longer with us. This article is dedicated to their memory. Two decades later, during LGBT History Month, we look back in time to the days before we had groups like the Pride Center or communities like Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, or Palm-Aire.

  • July South Florida AIDS Network Report

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking and advisory body for the Florida-Department of Health, Ryan White Care (FL-DOH RWC) grant in Broward County.

  • Krauss Falls Short In Judicial Campaign

    Judicial candidates Andrea Ruth Gundersen and Kim Theresa Mollica spent much of Tuesday greeting voters at the Herb Skolnick Center in Pompano Beach. Both women won their respective races.

  • Legends of Vinyl Honors Multiple DJs at Hunters Nightclub

    DJ lovers, rejoice - the Legends of Vinyl, which honors disc jockeys and their work, will take place on Wednesday, August 17 at Hunters Nightclub.

  • Lesbian Lawyer Announces Candidacy for Judge

    Around 50 people attended a “meet the candidate” reception for lesbian lawyer Lea Krauss on July 23 at Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge in Fort Lauderdale. Krauss, the former President of the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network, is campaigning for Circuit Court Judge. The Long Island, New York native, who has called Broward County home for the last 17 years, says becoming a Judge unites her two passions of law and community service.

  • Local Chiropractor Launches Pet Foundation

    Dr. Donna’s Pet Foundation, a Tri-County 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was recently launched in Broward County. It focuses on animal advocacy and the prevention of needless deaths of thousands of animals in our county shelters and city streets.

  • Local Log Cabin Republican Ad Tries to Tie Hillary to Sharia Law

    A new ad by the Broward County Log Cabin Republicans attacks Hillary Clinton claiming she will do nothing for LGBT Americans.

  • Manors Double Gay Murder Case Goes to Jury

    As this edition of SFGN goes to press, the 8-year-old murder case of partners Kevin Mark Powell and Steve Adams has been turned over to a Broward County jury for final deliberations on the guilt of the accused, Peter Serge Avsenew, now 34 years old.

  • Married Lesbian Couples Challenge Indiana Birth Certificates

    Two legally married lesbian couples are suing Indiana's health commissioner and local officials, accusing them of violating their constitutional rights by not listing the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates.

  • No Sales Tax Increase in Broward

    (SS) A proposed increase in the sales tax in Broward County failed Tuesday when voters said they'd support a tax for transportation improvements but not for city infrastructure.

  • Oakland Park Candidate On The Move

    For Mitchell Stollberg-Appleyard, it’s about putting words into action.

  • OpEd: Florida Chips Away At Your Right To Know

    When it comes to government transparency, Florida is considered a national role model. But today our state's famous Sunshine Law — actually a series of laws that guarantee your access to government meetings and records — is under attack.

  • Out On The Trail: Awards, Filings, Disagreements, Oh My!

    With summer behind us, the political season is coming to life. Here’s a few juicy nuggets on the LGBT scene.

  • Out on the Trail: Benson Launches Judicial Campaign

    Betsy Benson, a longtime public defender, launched her campaign for Broward County Court Judge during a well-attended function at her offices in Coral Springs on Thursday evening, Oct. 8.

  • OUT50 Broward: Andis Tamayo - The Traveling Philanthropist

    Before Andis Tamayo and his husband, Renato Silva, started the Renand Foundation three years ago, he was looking for a way to help people in Africa.

  • OUT50 Broward: Bernadette Zizzo - The Cancer Survivor

    Openly lesbian Bernadette Zizzo kicked breast cancer in the butt and she’s been riding that energy into staying active and social.

  • OUT50 Broward: Bryan Carstensen - The Radio Personality

    Bryan Carstensen’s days start early. The radio producer and co-host for Cox Media’s ratings leader HITS 97.3 rolls out of bed at 3 a.m. and he is in the studio by 4 or 4:30 a.m. to prepare for the morning broadcast. Granted, he wraps up his “work day” by 12:30 or 1 p.m., but then he devotes much of his free time promoting the station at community events. He’s particularly passionate about organizations that help youth and combat bullying.

  • OUT50 Broward: Casey Koslowski - The Guest House Owner

    Casey Koslowski is a successful resort owner and real estate agent.

  • OUT50 Broward: Chris Caputo – The Techie

    When Chris Caputo was diagnosed with HIV five years ago, he “cried it out.” Then, he sought out the help and support he needed. “I thought the world was over,” he said. 

  • OUT50 Broward: David Dunlap & Wesley Pennington – The Concert Artists

    If you flip through the channels on your television, you’re likely to run across a performance by the thrilling keyboard duo of David Dunlap and Wesley Pennington. They can usually be found on one of the local PBS affiliates during the important membership drives with their popular program of classic and pop songs performed on piano and a custom Wersi computer organ.