They say that rain on your wedding day means good luck.
We are seated by the pool of Island House Key West Resort during their weekly “Naked Sunday” afternoon when Edmund White tells me that he is and always was smitten by male beauty.
On March 29, every chair was taken at the World AIDS Museum & Educational Center, 1201 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL, for a presentation by Dr. Patrick Kenney of Midland Medical, titled “HIV & AGING (Including info about PrEP).”
In the old days, gay voters could easily be Democrats or Republicans because both parties were anti-gay with neither offering a refuge from hate.
LGBT activists go to war on social media
Three years have passed since SFGN published Gay Truckers: The Men, The Myth, The Medical Reality from March of 2012, about the life and work of Timothy Anderson, a gay trucker with a degree in creative writing and a desire to improve the health and healthcare of his fellow truckers.
Five years have passed since SFGN first profiled Fort Lauderdale’s Ray Boltz, who sacrificed his huge career as a Christian music star (4.5 million albums sold) when he came out of the closet to his loving and accepting wife and children, and to a music industry that promptly shunned him.
For the last fifty years, Roman Catholic politicians have been talking “ChristianLite” when invoking God. That changed in the last Republican presidential debate before the Iowa caucus, when Marco Rubio boldly worshipped his “Jesus Christ, who came down to earth and died for our sins.”
As a gay married ex-priest who spent four years in Rome and had sex in the Vatican, I can speak with some authority about the literally incredible Pope Francis who gave hope to gay Catholics while remaining steadfast in his refusal to share the love of Jesus Christ with those who remain excluded from his sacraments.
Steve Stagon invited me, in 2011, to attend and report on a presentation by medical professionals about EGRIFTA, a new drug to decrease the accumulation of interstitial (organ) fat that besets some HIV positive men.
Someone hated and persecuted Florida 16th Circuit Chief Judge David Audlin, but in an odd twist of fate, his resignation over a Manhunt profile did more for marriage equality in Florida than he could have accomplished if he had heard the case himself.
Relaxing At the Lush Royale in Fort Lauderdale with legendary Don Shewey, I asked him how many men he’s had his hands on in the course of his life. (He is 61 years old.)
“An Italian businessman and a Jewish lawyer walk into a restaurant…” sounds like the start of a joke, but in 2009 that is exactly what happened when Piero Guidugli and Norm Kent agreed over dinner at Café Vico to start a gay newspaper.
We are entering a “post-gay” era in which we can finally shed that very restrictive and inaccurate label “gay.” It never fit any of us correctly. It served cultural and political purposes that have now faded, and I am glad finally to come out as post-gay. You should too.
In Naples, Italy, handsome young Francesco Mangiacapra is a self-identified “marchettaro,” a male prostitute servicing gay men. The Cardinal Archbishop of Naples is 74 year-old Crescenzio Sepe, who was made a Cardinal by Pope Saint John Paul II, and had a terrific Vatican career before his star crashed when he was farmed out to Naples by Pope Benedict XVI under a cloud of financial corruption.
If you call yourself gay, but spend your days working, fretting, fussing and setting an alarm clock, you should get your ass to Burning Man in 2016.
Cooper Hipp was inside the gate watering his garden when I arrived. Was this a domestic tableau framed for my benefit? Wouldn’t be the first time I’d arrived to conduct an interview at the subject’s home to be greeted graciously but with premeditated expression. No problem. That’s what I’d do if I were under the scope.
Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones stopped by Island House Gay Hotel and Resort to talk about how their lives have changed since April when they became one of the first couples to step up to the plate and take a swing at Florida’s unjust marriage ban.
The Catholic Church needed Rev. John J. McNeill much more than he needed that Church, but throughout his life – he died at the age of 90 on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - he never stopped loving a Church that did not love him back.
I always wonder what and who is behind the food I enjoy on my first visit to a new restaurant. I did not have to wait long for the answers on my first visit to Sea & Olive, a recent addition to the fine dining options on the Drive in Wilton Manors.