Welcome to SFGN’s second OUT50 list. When we decided last year to come up with this list we thought it would be difficult putting together enough names. It turned out the difficult part was narrowing it down to only 50 individuals.

This year we again we found ourselves having to narrow the list down, for there are just too many LGBT people in South Florida that are making a difference.

SFGN is proud to tell these folks’ stories and honor them in this year’s OUT50 list. Stories of business leaders like Steve Haas, owner of City Hall the Restaurant in Miami, and Nicole Waters, Director of Marketing for Bill Ussery Motor’s Group; trans activists like Sabrine Johnston and Heather Wright; lawyers like Lea Krauss and Jason Gibson; and other leaders like Jason King, an HIV activist, and Carla Silva, an LGBT youth advocate.

These folks aren’t important because they are LGBT, they’re important because of their accomplishments and the work they do. But because they are LGBT they serve as role models for our community — and for future generations. These individuals prove that we are no longer a sideshow, but nowadays, the main show.

Editing these stories once again inspired me and I hope their stories will inspire you as well.

So welcome to the SFGN 2015 South Florida OUT50, a list of activists, business leaders, movers and shakers, spiritual leaders, and other out and proud members of the local LGBT community.

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SFGN's Out50 2014

Out50 Nominations 2016 Form

Steve Adkins
 Jessica Aguilar Roya Amirniroumand  Dan Bassett  Nick Berry

Vanessa Brito

Brice Brittenum

Mark Budwig

Kerensa Butler-Gile

Marsharee Chronicle

Peter Clark

Enbar Cohen

Andrew Eddy


Stephen Fallon

Luigi Ferrer

Justin Flippen

Debbie Frazier  

Jorge Gardela  

Jason Gibson

Robert Griffin

Ron Gunzburger

Steve Haas

Sabrine Johnston

Brett Karlin

Andrew Kato

Jason King  

Nate Klarfeld

Lea Krauss

Aryah Lester

AL Magdaleno

Carol Moran

Michael Murphy  

Penny Johnson and Julie Seaver  

Gary Richmond

Gordon Roberts

Luiz Rodrigues

Rick Rose  

Lee Rubin 

Ted Scouten

Victoria Sigler

Carla Silva

Theo Smith  

Will Spencer

Melissa St. John  

Karen Stephens

Nicole Waters

Bruce Williams

LJ Woolston

Heather Wright